Dr Maria Weber

Research Fellow


Telephone: 01392 725571

Extension: (Streatham) 5571

My research focuses on convection and magnetism in stellar interiors.  I am actively involved in studying how magnetic fields generated in stellar interiors rise to the surface to produce starspots, a process often refered to as magnetic flux emergence.  I also characterize how convective motions in various layers of the star, from the deep interior to the near surface, can shape stellar magnetism on both local and global scales.  Such studies lead us to a better understanding of the magnetism of our own Sun and other stars in systems with potentially habitable worlds.     

I am currently working with Dr. Matthew Browning on convection and magnetism in lower mass stars.  Before coming to Exeter, I completed my thesis research with Dr. Yuhong Fan and Dr. Mark Miesch at High Altitude Observatory (HAO), a division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), in Boulder, Colorado. My fascination with the Sun and solar-like stars began in the summer of 2007 while I was an undergraduate research student at the National Solar Observatory (NSO) on Sacramento Peak in Sunspot, New Mexico.  I also enjoy participating in public outreach events, teaching, travelling, and drinking lots of coffee.

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