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I am a Reader of Mathematics at the University of Dundee.

The main focus of my research is magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) modelling of three-dimensional magnetic fields, with applications to astrophysical plasmas. I am particularly interested in the theory of magnetic reconnection in three dimensions. I am part of the MHD research group - click here to visit the MHD Group Homepage.

In 2011 I was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize.

Contact details

Room: G1E, Fulton Building
Phone: +44 1382 38 4466
email: dpontin 'at' maths.dundee.ac.uk
Address: Division of Mathematics, University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4HN, United Kingdom

Resistive relaxation of a line-tied, initially braided, magnetic field - see Pontin et al., A&A, 525, A57 (2011)

Recent publications

For a complete list of publications, see here

List of presentations

Teaching (2015/16)


Misc animations


'If we knew what is was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?' -- Albert Einstein.

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