Dr Tadhg Garton
Name: Dr Tadhg Garton
Title: Postdoctoral Researcher (visiting from the University of Southampton)
Address: School of Cosmic Physics, DIAS Dunsink Observatory, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Dublin 15, Ireland.
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.
Funding: Alan Turing Institute