Caitlin Gilchrist-Millar - Student Profile
Current research project
The Atmospheric Response to Oscillations Within Solar Magnetic Pores
I am currently using Stokes inversion techniques to constrain atmospheric variables within a set of solar pores so that I can evaluate the energetics of upwardly propagating waves and their potential as chromospheric heating conduits.
As part of that, I have been developing techniques to remove systematic noise from polarimetric observations. Such techniques are directly applicable to the ongoing work of the Randox Engineering Centre of Excellence for Biomedical applications, including the post-processing of diagnostic biochip images.
In 2018, I graduated with an MSci in Physics with Astrophysics, first class honours. During my degree, I also completed an internship at the University of Oslo on the SolarALMA project. This sparked my interest in Solar Physics and led to me applying for my current PhD position. I then began my PhD in September 2018.
Solar magnetic activity