• 187 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
20062018
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Personal profile

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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dwarf planets Physics & Astronomy
atmospheres Physics & Astronomy
extrasolar planets Physics & Astronomy
ionization Physics & Astronomy
atmosphere Earth & Environmental Sciences
plasma Earth & Environmental Sciences
dust Physics & Astronomy
pulsars Physics & Astronomy

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Research Output 2006 2018

  • 187 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 19 Article
22 Downloads (Pure)

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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stellar atmospheres
dust
sputtering
plasma
atmosphere
2 Citations (Scopus)
15 Downloads (Pure)

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., 19 Aug 2016, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 463, p. 2202–2209 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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LOFAR
Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer
radio emission
radio
low frequencies
7 Citations (Scopus)
22 Downloads (Pure)

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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dwarf planets
Extrasolar planets
extrasolar planets
Ionization
atmospheres
10 Citations (Scopus)
20 Downloads (Pure)

Particle-in-cell simulations of collisionless magnetic reconnection with a non-uniform guide field

Wilson, F., Neukirch, T., Hesse, M., Harrison, M. G. & Stark, C. R., 2 Mar 2016, In : Physics of Plasma. 23, 3, 11 p., 032302.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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cells
plasma pressure
simulation
magnetic fields
plasma density
6 Citations (Scopus)
16 Downloads (Pure)

Inhomogeneous cloud coverage through the Coulomb explosion of dust in substellar atmospheres

Stark, C. R., Helling, C. & Diver, D. A., Jul 2015, In : Astronomy and Astrophysics. 579, 13 p., A41.

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explosions
explosion
dust
atmospheres
atmosphere