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


My research is in magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) and its application to solar phenomena. In particular I am interested in:

  • MHD wave theory,
  • Solar atmospheric heating,
  • Solar magneto-seismology.
For more information about my research, click here.


At the Univerisity of Sheffield I am or have been involved with teaching for the following courses:

  • MAS115 Mathematical Investigational Skills (Python, R, Latex, and html),
  • MAS153/159 Mathematics for Chemistry (sets, calculus, limits, and differential equations).
For more information, click here.


I write regularly about what I do (solar physics research) and what I think about (mainly about trying to make the world a better place):

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