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.
Resistive relaxation of a line-tied, initially braided, magnetic field - see Pontin et al., A&A, 525, A57 (2011)
Pontin, D. I.
Magnetohydrodynamic Reconnection,
To appear in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Physics
Candelaresi, S., Hornig, G., Podger, B., and Pontin, D. I.
Relaxation of Vortex Braids,
Submitted to Journal of Fluid Mechanics, arXiv preprint
Scott, R. B., Pontin, D. I. and Wyper, P. F.
Magnetic Structures at the Boundary of the Closed Corona: A Semi-Automated Study of S-Web Morphology,
To appear in ApJ
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,
To appear in ApJS
Russell, A. J. B., Démoulin, P., Hornig, G., Pontin, D. I. and Candelaresi, S.
Do current and magnetic helicities have the same sign?,
To appear in 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
McGavin, P. and Pontin, D. I.
Reconnection of Vortex Tubes with Axial Flow,
Phys. Rev. Fluids, 4, 024701 (2019) doi:10.1103/PhysRevFluids.4.024701 arXiv preprint
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
McGavin, P. and Pontin, D. I.
Vortex line topology during vortex tube reconnection,
Phys. Rev. Fluids, 3, 054701 (2018). arXiv preprint Journal article
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