Dr Claire Foullon, Centre for Fusion, Space & Astrophysics, Department of Physics, has won a 5-year STFC Advanced Fellowship.
The fellowship will fund Dr Foullon's research into "Flow-Driven Instabilities of the Sun-Earth System". One good example of this phenomenon is observed in images of clouds of material exploding from the sun.
As part of the fellowship, she will lay out some ground works in preparation for Solar Orbiter, due to be launched in 2017 if approved.
Dr Foullon is the first researcher at Warwick to be offered an STFC Advanced Fellowship. Of those applying this year in the UK, only 6.3% were successful.