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William Beckwith-Chandler



I am a first year PhD student in Mathematics, under the Centre for Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, supervised by Dr Claire Foullon. My second supervisor is Dr Jacqueline Christmas. My main research interests are in the study of Solar Prominences, with a longer-term view to incorporate machine learning into my work.

My PhD studentship is EPSRC-funded, running through to September 2025. 

I graduated from the University of Exeter MMath program in the summer of 2021 with a First-Class Honours, with a focus on applied topics such as fluid dynamics, differential equations and space weather. However, despite this, my master's project was of a more pure mathematics and real analysis theme, and was titled 'Topological Entropy', under the supervision of Prof Ana Rodrigues.



I am currently working as a postgraduate teaching assistant for the following Mathematics undergraduate modules:

- MTH1001 (Mathematical Structures)

- MTH1002 (Mathematical Methods)


Other Commitments:

I am due to be inducted as a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in December 2021, shortly after the next RAS elections. I am also a member of UK Solar Physics and part of the Met Office Space Weather Science Collaboration Team.


Additional Information:

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