Dr Karen Meyer

Lecturer

School School of Design and Informatics

Department Division of Computing and Maths

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8531

Biography

Research Interests

I am an Applied Mathematician working in the field of Solar Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics. My interests include the observation and simulation of solar photospheric and coronal magnetic fields.

Education and Employment

2014 - present: Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, Abertay University
2012 - 2014: Leverhulme Postdoctoral Researcher in Solar Physics, University of St Andrews

2008 - 2012: PhD in Solar Physics, University of St Andrews
2004 - 2008: BSc in Mathematics, University of Edinburgh

Lecturer in Applied Mathematics for Computer Games Technology BSc Programme

I am an Applied Mathematician working in the field of Solar Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics. My interests include the observation and simulation of solar photospheric and coronal magnetic fields.

2017

Donald, I., Meyer, K. A., Brengman, J., Gillespie, S. H. and Bowness, R., 2017, Journal of Computing in Higher Education (invited Special Issue: Virtual Worlds and Games for Serious Applications) “Project Sanitarium: Playing Tuberculosis to Its End Game

2016

Meyer, K. A. and Mackay, D. H.: 2016,  The Astrophysical Journal, 830, 160
The Sun’s Magnetic Field During a Grand Minimum of Activity I: Photospheric Magnetic Field

Raouafi, N. E., Patsourakos, S., Pariat, E., Young, P. R., Sterling, A. C.,Savcheva, A., Shimojo, M., Moreno-Insertis, F., DeVore, C. R., Archontis, V., Török, T., Mason, H., Curdt, W., Meyer, K., Dalmasse, K. and Matsui, Y.: 2016, Space Science Reviews, 201, 1
Solar Coronal Jets: Observations, Theory, and Modeling

2015

Donald, I., Meyer, K., Brengman, J., Gillespie, S. and Bowness, R., 2015,  Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications (VS-Games), 52-59 "Project Sanitarium: Gaming TB - A serious game for a serious problem"

2014

Gibb, G. P. S., Mackay, D. H., Green, L. M. and Meyer, K. A., 2014, ApJ, 782, 71 "Simulating the Formation of a Sigmoidal Flux Rope in AR10977 from SOHO/MDI Magnetograms"

2013

Meyer, K. A., Sabol, J., Mackay, D. H. and van Ballegooijen, A. A., 2013, ApJL, 770 "The Storage and Dissipation of Magnetic Energy in the Quiet Sun Corona Determined from SDO/HMI Magnetograms"

Meyer, K. A., Mackay, D. H., van Ballegooijen, A. A. and Parnell, C. E., 2013, Solar Phys., 286, 357 "Solar Magnetic Carpet III: Coronal Modelling of Synthetic Magnetograms"

2012

Meyer, K. A., Mackay, D. H. and van Ballegooijen, A. A., 2012, Solar Phys., 278, 149 "Solar Magnetic Carpet II: Coronal Interactions of Small-Scale Magnetic Fields"

2011

Meyer, K. A., Mackay, D. H., van Ballegooijen, A. A. and Parnell, C. E., 2011, Solar Phys., 272, 29 "Solar Magnetic Carpet I: Simulation of Synthetic Magnetograms"

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UKSP Nugget: "A New Model for the Solar Magnetic Carpet"

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Funding

Feb 2017 Carnegie Research Incentive Grant: “Simulating the effect of small-scale processes on the evolution and decay of solar active regions” (£6143)

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