• 193 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
20062020

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Personal profile

Simulating the dusty atmospheres of brown dwarfs and exoplanets; the energetic magnetospheres of pulsars; and the solar corona: these are some of my research interests as an Applied Mathematician working within the field of astrophysics; and, plasma physics theory and modelling.

After gaining a first-class MSc in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow I went on to do a PhD in Plasma Astrophysics.

Prior becoming a lecturer at Abertay, I was a Research Fellow within the Astronomy Group at the University of St Andrews and formerly the Solar and Magnetospheric Group.

Career History

Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, Abertay University, present.

Research Fellow, Astronomy Group, University of St Andrews, 01/03/12 to 31/07/15.

Research Fellow, Solar and Magnetospheric Group, University of St Andrews, 01/07/08 to 29/02/12.

Research Consultant, The Open University, 01/01/08 to 30/04/08.

Ph.D. in Plasma Astrophysics, University of Glasgow, 01/10/04 to 01/07/08.
TITLE:      Plasma Processes in Pulsar Environments    Supervisor: Dr Declan A. Diver.

1st CLASS M.Sci. Hons, PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY, University of Glasgow, 10/2000 to 10/2004.

Teaching

MAT102 - Computer Game Applications Development 1 (Lecturer, Module Leader)

MAT202 - Computer Game Applications Development 2 (Lecturer, Module Leader)

MAT201 - Applied Mathematics 2: Dynamics (Lecturer)

MAT401 - Applied Mathematics 4 (Lecturer, Module Leader)

Research interests

I am an Applied Mathematician working broadly within the field of theoretical plasma physics and the modelling of plasma phenomena in a variety of contexts.  My research interests include modelling and simulating the dusty atmopsheres of brown dwarfs and exoplanets; the energetic magnetospheres of pulsars; and the solar corona.

Funding

Royal Society Research Grant, "The evolution of dust clouds in the electrified and magnetized atmospheres of brown dwarfs and exoplanets", £7275, Apr. 2017 for 12 months.

Esteem

Royal Society Research Grant, "The evolution of dust clouds in the electrified and magnetized atmospheres of brown dwarfs and exoplanets", £7275, Apr. 2017 for 12 months.

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Research Output

  • 193 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 21 Article

The effect of internal gravity waves on cloud evolution in sub-stellar atmospheres

Parent, A., Falconer, R. E., Lee, G. K. H., Meyer, K. A. & Stark, C. R., 30 Mar 2020, In : Astronomy and Astrophysics. 635, 9 p., A159.

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    Critical velocity ionisation in substellar atmospheres

    Wilson, A. D., Dobbs-Dixon, I., Diver, D. A. & Stark, C. R., 17 Dec 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal. 887, 2, 8 p., 138.

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    Dust cloud evolution in sub-stellar atmospheres via plasma deposition and plasma sputtering

    Stark, C. R. & Diver, D. A., 2018, In : Astronomy and Astrophysics. 611, 8 p., A91.

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    A LOFAR mini-survey for low-frequency radio emission from the nearest brown dwarfs

    Burningham, B., Hardcastle, M., Nichols, J. D., Casewell, S. L., Littlefair, S. P., Stark, C. R., Burleigh, M. R., Metchev, S., Tannock, M. E., van Weeren, R. J., Williams, W. L. & Wynn, G. A., 1 Dec 2016, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 463, 2, p. 2202–2209 8 p.

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
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    Ionisation and discharge in cloud-forming atmospheres of brown dwarfs and extrasolar planets

    Helling, C., Rimmer, P. B., Rodriguez-Barrerea, I. M., Wood, K., Robertson, G. B. & Stark, C. R., 31 May 2016, In : Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 58, 7, 074003.

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  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
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