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Dr Hamish Reid
Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Holmbury Hill Rd, Dorking
Holmbury St Mary
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  • Lecturer in Solar Physics
  • Dept of Space & Climate Physics
  • Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
Born and Schooled in Aberdeen, Scotland

BSc (hons) in Computer Science and Physics at the University of Edinburgh
MSc (dist) in Natural Computation at the University of Birmingham
PhD in Solar Plasma Physics at the University of Glasgow

EC-funded Post-Doctoral researcher at LESIA, Observatoire de Paris from 2010 to 2012
SUPA Advanced Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow from 2013 to 2014
STFC Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Glasgow from 2015 to 2019

Appointed Lecturer in Solar Physics at University College London in 2019

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Research Summary

My research focuses on understanding the rapid acceleration and expulsion of near-relativistic electrons from the Sun and their transport towards Earth and other planets. These events are representative of many astrophysical phenomena and their proximity to the Earth provides large data volumes to help explain underlying astrophysical processes.  I develop complex high-performance numerical simulations that test and explain the physics behind Sun-Earth electron transport. Using observational data, I incorporate advanced analysis techniques to validate my theories.

Teaching Summary

I am currently or have experience lecturing in the following topics:

4th Year / MSc course in "Space Plasma Physics" (current)
4th Year / MSc course in "Space Instrumentation" (current)
MSc/PhD course in "Solar Physics" 
Honours undergraduate course in "Numerical Methods"

I have experience with the following laboratories:

Honours undergraduate laboratory head for "Numerical Methods"
Postgraduate laboratory in "Particle Transport Numerical Techniques"
Honours undegraduate "Astronomy Laboratory" 

My supervision experience includes:

5 Undergraduate/Masters projects
1 PhD project (as lead supervisior)
2 PhD projects (as co-supervisor)

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