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.
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)
Y. Y. Liu, H. S. Fu, V. Olshevsky, D. I. Pontin, C. M. Liu, Z. Wang, G. Chen, L. Dai, A. Retino
SOTE: A nonlinear method for magnetic topology reconstruction in space plasmas,
Submitted to ApJS
Russell, A. J. B., Démoulin, P., Hornig, G., Pontin, D. I. and Candelaresi, S.
Do current and magnetic helicities have the same sign?,
Submitted to ApJ
Pallister, R., Pontin, D. I. and Wyper, P. F.
Proton Acceleration at Tearing Coronal Null-Point Current Sheets,
A&A, 622, A207 (2019). doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201834284
Scott, R. B., Pontin, D. I., Yeates, A. R., Wyper, P. F. and Higginson, A. K.
Magnetic Structures at the Boundary of the Closed Corona: Interpretation of S-web Arcs,
Astrophys. J., 869, 60 (2018). doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aaed2b   arXiv preprint
Candelaresi, S., Pontin, D. I., Yeates, A. R., Bushby, P. J. and Hornig, G.
Estimating the rate of field line braiding in the solar corona by photospheric flows,
Astrophys. J., 864, 157 (2018). doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aad8bc arXiv preprint
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