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Dr Stephane Regnier


Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Stephane is a lecturer in Mathematics and has a PhD in Plasma Physics specialized in Solar Physics.

EE stephane regnierStephane graduated from the University Paris-Sud (Orsay, France) developing a mathematical model of the magnetic field in the solar corona combined with solar observations. After graduating, Stephane held post-doctoral positions at Montana State University (Bozeman, USA), ESA/ESTEC (Noordwijk, The Netherlands), St Andrews University (Scotland) and University of Central Lancashire (Preston), before joining Northumbria University in 2014.  




Campus Address

Pandon Building


PhD in Plasma Physics


Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My research interests are in understanding the nature and evolution of the solar magnetic field by combining mathematical models and observations. The mathematical model consists in solving numerically systems of coupled, non-linear partial differential equations, using solar observations as boundary conditions.

My main research themes are:

  • Stability of magnetic field structures in the solar corona
  • Magnetic configurations  triggering  solar eruptions
  • Coronal heating
  • Filaments/prominences and cavities
  • Solar sources of Space Weather

Key Publications

Regnier, S., Alexander, C. E., Walsh, R. W. et al. (2014)

Sparkling Extreme-ultraviolet Bright Dots Observed with Hi-C

Astrophysical Journal, 784, 134


Long, D. M., Williams, D. R., Regnier, S., Harra, L. K. (2013)

Measuring the Magnetic-field Strength of the Quiet Solar using EIT Waves

Solar Physics, 288, 567


Regnier, S. (2013)

Magnetic Field Extrapolations into the Corona: Success and Future Improvements (Review)

Solar Physics, 288, 481


Alexander, C. E., Walsh, R. W., Regnier, S. et al. (2013)

Anti-parallel EUV Flows Observed along Active Region Filament Threads with Hi-C

Astrophysical Journal, 775, 32


Regnier, S., Walsh, R. W., Alexander, C. E. (2011)

A new look at a polar crown cavity as observed by SDO/AIA: structure and dynamics

Astronomy and Astrophysics, 533, 1


My Northumbria Research Link page can be found here

My Google Scholar page can be found here


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