Luke Barnard - Space Weather Scientist

CV


Employment

2015 – Present: Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK

An STFC funded PDRA position investigating the evolution of coronal magnetic structure with space climate change.

2012 – 2015: Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK

A NERC funded PDRA position investigating methods of improving space weather forecasts with the use of STEREO Heliospheric Imager observations.

August 2009: Student Contract Researcher, RAL Space, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK

Here I worked on a project to analyse the effect of dust impacts on data from the Heliospheric Imager instruments aboard NASA’s twin STEREO spacecraft.


Education

2009 – 2013: Doctor of Philosophy in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK

2005 – 2009: MPhys Physics (1st Class), Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, UK


Training

Software development for scientists – The Institute for Environmental Analytics, Reading, UK, July 2016.

Software Carpentry and SunPy workshop – University of Sheffield, UK, January 2016.


Publications

H-index of 12, cited a total of 411 times, 92 times for 1st author publications (according to Google Scholar on 25/04/2017). For a full list of publications please see here. I also track my publication record with google scholar, ORCID and ResearcherID.


Awards

Recognised by the University of Reading’s Rewarding Excellence scheme for contributions to a citizen science project studying the March 2015 Solar Eclipse, May 2015.

Invited young scientist member of an ISSI team investigating “scenarios of future solar activity for climate modelling”, May 2015.

Invited young scientist member of an ISSI team addressing the “long term reconstruction of solar and solar wind parameters”, May 2012.

Runner-up prize in a student poster competition at the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) National Astronomy Meeting (NAM) 2012.

The article “Predicting space climate change” was selected as an Editors’ Choice article in the journal Space Weather Quarterly. A report of the paper on the BBC website was the most-read science story for a week.


Professional activities

Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society

Member of the European Geosciences Union

Member of MIST council, 2015-present

Reviewer for the following journals: Environmental Research Letters, Space Weather, Journal of Geophysical Research – Space, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, The Astrophysical Journal


Teaching

Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK

Supervision of MSc student research project on “Developing better understanding of high-impact space weather events through extreme value statistics” (2017).

Co-Supervision of BSc student research project on “Weather impacts on the radiation hazards of Trans-Atlantic Flights” (2017).

Supervision of MSc student research project on “Tracking solar flares and coronal mass ejections through the inner heliosphere using data from the Solar Stormwatch project” (2016).

One term as a demonstrator and marker in 1st year undergraduate meteorology laboratory classes (2012).

One term as a problems class assistant in 1st year undergraduate meteorology lecture course (2011).

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, UK

Two terms as a demonstrator and marker in the 1st year undergraduate physics laboratory classes and leading tutorial classes (class size of 10) on the laboratory experiments (2008-2009).


Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops

For details of the talks and posters I have presented please see here.

Invited seminars and talks

Improving Coronal Mass Ejection Forecasting with Heliospheric Imagers; what are we doing wrong?, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Surrey, UK, 2017.

Some Space Weather Phenomena (CMEs, SEPs, and measurements), Space Weather – Atmospheric Radiation and Effects workshop, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK, 2016.

Differences between the CME fronts identified by an expert, an automated algorithm and the Solar Stormwatch project, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Surrey, UK, 2015.

The Solar Stormwatch CME catalogue, Imperial College London, UK, 2015.

The Solar Stormwatch project: Tracking Coronal Mass Ejections with remote sensing and citizen science, University of Reading, UK, 2015

Solar Energetic Particle Events; an important component of space weather, University of Reading, UK, 2012

Attendence

Autumn MIST meeting, RAS, London, UK, 2016.

European Space Weather Week 13, Oostende, Belgium, 2016.

Space Climate 6, Levi, Finland, 2016.

European Space Weather Week 12, Oostende, Belgium, 2015.

Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) National Astronomy Meeting, Llandudno, Wales, 2015.

European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 2015.

Autumn MIST meeting, RAS, London, UK, 2014.

European Space Weather Week 11, Leige, Belgium, 2014.

European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 2014.

European Space Weather Week 10, Antwerp, Belgium, 2013.

European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 2012.

Royal Astronomical Society National Astronomy Meeting, Manchester, UK, 2012. Awarded runner up in Student poster competition.

Organisation

Member of the programme committee for European Space Weather Week 14, Belgium, 2017.

Organised the Understanding the space environment before the space age RAS specialist discussion meeting, London, UK, 2017.

Convened the Space Climate session at European Space Weather Week 13, 2016.

Co-convened the Energetic particles in the heliosphere; from the sun to planetary atmospheres session at RAS NAM, Llandudno, Wales, 2015.

Co-convened the Energetic particles in the heliosphere RAS specialist discussion meeting, London, UK, 2015.

Workshops

L5 in Tandem with L1: Future Space-Weather Missions Workshop, London, March, 2017.

Space Weather – Atmospheric Radiation and Effects, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, May, 2016.

SEREN workshop on “the evolution of the geoeffective heliospheric magnetic field”, Dec, 2015.

ISSI team meeting on “scenarios of future solar activity for climate modelling”, Sep 2015.

ISSI team meeting on “scenarios of future solar activity for climate modelling”, May 2015.

SEREN workshop on “physical pathways to space weather impacts”, Feb 2015.

ISSI team meeting on the “long term reconstruction of Solar and Solar wind parameters”, May 2013.

ISSI team meeting on the “long term reconstruction of Solar and Solar wind parameters”, May 2012.

STFC Advanced Solar-Terrestrial Physics Summer School, Sep 2009.