REU Student - Summer 2014
Montana State University
Contact : email@example.com
Office : EPS 230
Advisors : Professor Longcope and Professor Qiu
Simulating Shocks in Solar Flares
I am currently a third year undergraduate studying Mathematics at the University of St Andrews. This summer I am working in Bozeman on simulating shocks during solar flares under the supervision of Professor Dana Longcope. I will study how magnetic reconnection releases energy to heat solar plasma to excesses of 10MK and how the inital configuration of magnetic field lines influences the density and temperature of the shocked fluid.