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Professor Luke Drury

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Name: Luke Drury

Title(s): School Director/Senior Professor

Email: Luke.Drury@dias.ie

Phone: +353 1 662 1333 ext 321

Skype: Luke.Drury

Address: Astronomy & Astrophysics Section, 31 Fitzwilliam Place Dublin 2, Ireland

Research Interests

Plasma physics, particle acceleration, gas dynamics, shock waves, cosmic ray origin.

Biographical Sketch

Luke Drury graduated from TCD in pure mathematics and experimental physics in 1975 and went on to study astrophysics at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, UK obtaining his PhD in 1979 under the supervision of Dr John M. Stewart. He then worked in the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik in Heidelberg with Prof H. J. Voelk before returning to Ireland as Senior Professor in the then Cosmic Ray Section in 1986. He was President of the Royal Irish Academy from 2011 to 2014.

Selected Publications

  • On normal modes of gas sheets and discs (1980) MNRAS 193 337
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  • An introduction to the theory of diffusive shock acceleration of energetic particles in tenuous plasmas (1983) Rep. Prog. Phys. 46 973.
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  • Simple adaptive grids for 1-D initial value problems (1987) J. Comp. Phys. 69 175 (with E. Dorf)
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  • The gamma-ray visibility of supernova remnants. A test of cosmic ray origin (1994) A&A 287 959 (with F. Aharonian and H. J. Voelk)
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  • Escaping the accelerator: how, when and in what numbers do cosmic rays get out of supernova remnants? (2011) MNRAS 415 1807
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