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Professor Valery Nakariakov

Visiting Shandong University at Weihai, July 2018

Position: Full Professor

ORCID: 0000-0001-6423-8286


  • PhD (kandidat fiziko-matematicheskih nauk), Department of Plasma Physics, Institute of Applied Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia, 1993.

Higher doctorate: DSc (Warwick, UK, 2007)

Research Interests: My research interests are in the solar physics, plasma astrophysics and nonlinear wave theory. The key word in all my work is a wave (for me, it is something which can propagate somewhere). Particularly, I deal with magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) waves, which are believed to be responsible for a number of astrophysical phenomena and are observed in the atmosphere of the Sun, solar wind and magnetosphere of the Earth (However, it seems that they can be found everywhere in the Universe, where there is a plasma penetrated by the magnetic field). Propagating through an inhomogeneous, non-stationary, nonlinear and sometimes active medium, such as the space plasma, MHD waves gain extremally interesting new properties leading to a number of amazing physical phenomena, like the existence of solitons, negative energy effects, self-organisation and many others. Recent observational discovery of the wave activity of the solar corona gave rise to a new branch of solar physics - MHD Coronal Seismology - a novel method for remote diagnostics of plasmas.

Major current projects:

  • STFC Research Project "Oscillatory processes in coronal mass ejections", PDRA: Dr Dmitri Kolotkov.
  • British Council UK-Russia Institutional Links Project "Seismology of Solar Coronal Active Regions" with the Space Research Institute of RAS.
  • My research team (November 2017):

Our research team

Current visiting and honorary positions:

Contact Details

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