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Shahbaz Chaudhry

Position: 2nd Year PhD student

Supervisor: Professor Sandra Chapman

Project Title: Extreme space weather analysis using complex dynamical networks


Space weather can have a severe impact on earth systems, on the ground and in space. Including damage to satellites and power blackouts in severe cases.
To further understand extreme space weather events such as storms and substorms I capture information of oscillations along whole magnetic field lines known as Pc waves, which will later be used in network analysis. The data is obtained from the SuperMAG collaboration which collates data from >100 ground-based magnetometers. Using recently released 1s high time resolution data it is possible to capture more of the Pc wave spectrum and hence more dynamical detail of the magnetosphere during storms and substorms.
I am building dynamical networks to characterise Pc wave onset, resonance, propagation to translate the full spatio-temporal pattern to a few network parameters. I aim to finally find relevant parameters and test how they correlate with wider behaviour of the system.


BSc in Physics with year abroad, King's College London, 2018, University of British Colombia, 2017

MSc by research, University of Manchester, 2019

MSc Project: "Multi-layer relaxation models for coronal heating"


Conference Date Presentation Type Content
Autumn Mist Nov. 19th - 20th, 2019 Poster Autumn Mist Poster
AGU fall meeting Dec. 1 st - 18th, 2019 Virtual poster platform -

Contact Details


Office: PS1.17

Address: Department of Physics,

University of Warwick, Coventry,