Group Members

Kristin Lund

4th year PhD student

Rose F. P. Waugh

3rd year PhD student

Rose completed her undergraduate degree in Theoretical Physics in 2017 from the University of St Andrews. Despite her degree choice, in her final year she undertook her Masters dissertation under the watchful eye of Moira, into prominence formation on rapidly rotating young-suns. Having seen the light, she applied for PhDs in astrophysics in the area of stellar magnetic fields and found herself destined for another three years in sunny St Andrews, where she is currently a PhD student. Her research is still focused on prominence formation in rapidly rotating, young-suns, and she is particularly fond of the star AB Doradus. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, whiling away time in the local bookshop and filling up her phone memory with endless photos of her pets and son.

Sarah Faller

Masters project student

I am a fifth year studying Astrophysics and became interested in Stellar magnetism in 3rd year when researching the Solar cycle and how sunspots are formed. I have since branched out into looking at magnetic activity in brown dwarfs and hope to someday gain a good understanding of dynamo processes in both fully and partially convective stars.

Rosamund Fleming

BSc project student

Anushri Kohli

BSc project student

Past Members:

Dr Lisa T. Lehmann – Tolousse

Lisa finished her Bachelor degree in Physics at the Universität Potsdam in 2013. For her Bachelor thesis she measured the magnetic field and its variations on the K2 dwarf Epsilon Eridani. This was done using intensity spectra of the robotic telescope “Stella”, under the supervision of Prof. Klaus G. Strassmeier at the Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik. During her Physics Masters degree at the Universität Potsdam, she had the possibility to visit Prof. Moira Jardine at the University of St Andrews to do a 6-months research project. This project grew up into her Masters thesis project, where Lisa examined if star spots could mimic the observed signature of azimuthal magnetic field rings found on cool stars, under the supervision of Prof. Moira Jardine and Prof. Klaus Strassmeier.
Lisa started her PhD degree in Astrophysics at University of St Andrews in November 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Moira Jardine. She explored the magnetic field morphology of cool stars at various lengths scales. In the final year of her PhD, she applied the observing technique Zeeman-Doppler-Imaging to 3D non-potential magnetic field simulations to illuminate the interpretation of cool stars magnetic field observations.
Next to working on magnetic fields, Lisa enjoys canoeing on the Scottish Lochs and exploring the remote places of Scotland.

Dr Carolina Villarreal D’Angelo – Trinity College Dublin

Dr Victor See – Exeter