Dr Tadhg Garton
Name: Dr Tadhg Garton
Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Address: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, School of Cosmic Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics Section, 31 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2, D02 XF86, Ireland
Biography: Tadhg’s research interests are focused on the space weather link between the Sun and other planets in the solar system. After finishing an undergraduate degree in Physics and Astrophysics, Tadhg began work for his PhD on a solar coronal hole segmentation algorithm named ‘CHIMERA’, which identifies and extracts coronal hole boundaries and properties. This algorithm is run real-time on the solarmonitor.org/chimera website. Tadhg then focused his work on linking the properties of these coronal holes with the properties of the solar wind to build a predictive model for recurring space weather storms. He now works as part of Prof Jackman’s new planetary magnetospheres group at DIAS.