Our Sun like any star is ever changing. Unlike
all other stars it is within easy reach from a research point of
view. Peter Gallager has
had a life long interest in the sun and its composition. He
has studied all aspects of the make-up of the sun including the
spectacular coronal mass ejections and solar flares.
This lecture will delve deep into the secrets of our
nearest star, what we have already learned and the ongoing research into
"Our Dynamic Sun".
Peter holds a BSc(HONS) in mathematics and
experimental physics from University College Dublin, together with an
MSc in optoelectronics and a PhD in solar astrophysics from Queen's
University Belfast. After graduating, he continued his research in solar
physics at Owens Valley Solar Array and Big Bear Solar Observatory in
California. Peter then joined the SOHO and RHESSI teams at Goddard Space
Flight Center in 2001. http://hesperia.gsfc.nasa.gov/~ptg/gallagher.html
Peter gained a PhD in Astrophysics, Queen's University
Belfast and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in 1991.
He has an MSc in Optoelectronics and Optical Information
Processing from Queen's University Belfast and the Instituto de
Astrofisica de Canarias .
He has a BSc (HONS) in Mathematics and Experimental
Physics, University College Dublin (1995).
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