Mathew Owens: Personal webpage

I am a Professor of Space Physics in the Department of Meteorology. I am currently the Programme Director for the new Environmental Physics BSc.

Links to a publication list, CV and research interests can be found in the left-hand panel.

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Research Interests:

  • The heliospheric magnetic field
  • The source of the slow solar wind
  • Empirical and numerical space-weather forecasting
  • Reconstructions of long-term solar variability
  • More information can be found here. A list of publications is available here.

Research Projects:

    • Space Weather Impact on Ground-based Systems (NERC funded)
    • Driving Space Weather forecasts with real data (NERC funded): Can determining background solar wind conditions by using data from the NASA STEREO spacecraft improve the accuracy of space weather forecast models?
    • The heliosphere and space weather under space-climate change (STFC funded)
    • Geomagnetic, sunspot and cosmogenic nuclide reconstructions of the solar magnetic field (Leverhulme funded)

Postdoctoral & graduate student supervision

  • Dr Luke Barnard Working on solar wind model initiation using heliospheric imager data and space climate reconstructions.
  • Sarah Bentley Working on solar wind driving of magnetospheric wave power and its effects on the radiation belts. Co-supervised with Dr Clare Watt.

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  • Office:
    2U03 Met
  • Email: Mathew Owens
  • Telephone:
    +44 (0) 118 378 5282

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