Prof Philippa Browning

Professor of Astrophysics

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Professor of Astrophysics  in Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, School of Physics and Astronomy

Research interests in theory of solar and fusion plasmas

Cambridge University: BA 1st Class in Mathematics 1979, Part III Applied Mathematics 1980

St Andrews University: PhD in Applied Mathematics 1983

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader at UMIST from 1985, University of Manchester from 2004

Professor from 2009

I was  Chair of the Institute of Physics Plasma Physics Committee 2013 - 2017 and the UK Solar Physics Counci 2013 - 2016l.  I am a member of STFC Astronomy Grants Panel, chairing the Solar System subPanel,  and was formerly Chair of the STFC Women in SET group.

Editor of JGR- Space Physics 2008-2013.

Member of Royal Astronomical Society Council 2008-2011

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Areas of expertise


  • Fusion plasma physics, Magnetic reconnection, Magnetohydrodynamics, Plasma physics, Solar corona, Solar physics theory

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