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Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) is a member of the Russell group – a group of 24 leading UK research intensive universities and is a top university in the UK for promoting the careers of women in science and engineering. With more than 17,000 students and 3,500 staff, it is a dynamic and diverse institution and a champion for its work on gender equality as recognised by the latest round of Athena SWAN Awards.

The QUB Solar Physics group comprises of 4 faculty and is part of the Astrophysics Research Centre.  Current research activities include the study of: (1) Waves and oscillations in both active and quiet solar regions (2) Solar and stellar flares with emphasis on photospheric and chromospheric diagnostics (3) Small-scale structures including spicules, Ellerman Bombs and photospheric magnetic bright points (4) The Solar-Stellar connection (5) The calculation of atomic data for applications to astrophysics.   We utilise high-resolution observations from ground-based and space-borne facilities as well as inversion algorithms for the interpretation of the acquired datasets. We constructed and commissioned the Rapid Oscillations in the Solar Atmosphere (ROSA) multi-wavelength imaging system that is part of the Dunn Solar Telescope instrumentation suite. We have close relations with industry and have led the development of the cameras that equip 4 of the instruments of the Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST). We maintain a strong cohort of undergraduate and postgraduate students. Many of our PhD graduates hold academic posts at national and international institutes.

Queen’s University Belfast welcomes applications from researchers that wish to make use of the mobility programme and work on a topic of mutual interest.

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Mihalis Mathioudakis
Astrophysics Research Centre
Queen’s University Belfast
Belfast, BT7 1NN
Tel: 00442890971339