Ryan Campbell - Student Profile
Current research project
Small-scale transverse magnetic fields in the quiet internetwork solar photosphere
My Ph.D research project revolves around spectropolarimetry; understanding how Stokes profiles and subsequent use of inversion techniques can be used to provide insight on the physical conditions in the solar atmosphere. My main project involves working with data obtained from the largest solar telescope in Europe, GREGOR, which was designed to observe the temporal evolution of the small-scale magnetic field in the solar inter-network photosphere, with particular interest in measuring the linear polarisation signals. I am also working on an additional project involving the development of an open-source Python software package (the AVOCADO project), designed for the visualisation and alignment of ground and space-based solar as part of SOLARNET's Towards a European Solar Data Centre Work Package (WP5).
Having studied as an undergraduate at QUB since 2014, I am lucky to continue my studies here at ARC during my PhD. However, the best part of my PhD so far has been that I have been able to travel extensively, to places including Colorado, New Mexico, Switzerland and Tenerife, to name but a few!
- Photospheric magnetic fields