Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies contact@dias.ie 00353 (0) 16140100

Dr Tadhg Garton

Name: Dr Tadhg Garton

Title: Postdoctoral Researcher (visiting from the University of Southampton)

E-mail: t.m.garton@soton.ac.uk

Address: DIAS Dunsink Observatory, Dunsink Lane, Castleknock, Dublin 15, D15 XR2R, Ireland.

Research Interests:

Studies of the Sun and its effects on the planets

  • Coronal hole and solar wind impact on planetary bodies
  • Magnetospheric dynamics and magnetic reconnection events
  • Computer vision and machine learning methods of identification and classification.


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.

ORCID: 0000-0002-3031-2991

Funding: Alan Turing Institute