I am Matthew Allcock, a PhD student in the Solar Physics and Space Plasma Research Centre at the University of Sheffield, funded by the University Prize Scholarship.

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"A day without the Sun is, you know, night"

The atmosphere of the Sun is an explosive battleground of magnetic structures ripping eachother apart and sending waves around the Sun and into outer space.

In my research I use mathematics to understand these waves and use them to uncover properties of the solar plasma. In particular I am interested in:

  • Magneto-hydrodynamic wave theory,
  • Solar magneto-seismology,
  • Solar atmospheric heating.
For more information about my research, click here.
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"The best way to learn is to teach"

At the Univerisity of Sheffield I have been involved with teaching:

  • Scientific programming: Python, R, Latex, and html,
  • Undergraduate mathematics: set theory, calculus, analysis, and differential equations.

I enjoy the difficult task of making complex concepts understandable.

For more information about my teaching, click here.

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"Make tomorrow better than today"

I write regularly about what I do (solar physics research) and what I think about (mainly about effective altruism - trying to make the world a better place). Dive right in by clicking below:

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