I graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a BA in Physics and Astrophysics in 2012 and right after that in September 2012 I became part of the Astrophysics Research Group in Trinity. I am currently doing a PhD studying radio and X-ray emission from the Sun which makes me a solar physicist.
Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) are large eruptions of plasma from the Sun that drive space weather in the inter-plannetary space. My research consists of imaging Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) at radio wavelengths using LOFAR and tying in this research with other aspects concerning the onsets of CMEs and solar flares. Currently I am exploring image processing techniques using the RHESSI satellite at X-ray wavelengths that will later be applied to LOFAR radio data and correlated with images at other wavelengths. I have also set-up the Sudden Ionospheric Disturbance Monitor (SID) at Rosse Observatory in Birr, Co. Offaly.