Duncan Mackay's Homepage

Welcome to Duncan Mackay's Homepage. Presently I am a Reader in Applied Mathematics in the Solar and Magnetospheric Theory Group at the University of St. Andrews.
Below are details of my career and research interests to date along with links to my publications.

Research Interests
  • Computational MHD and code development
  • Solar Prominences, Coronal Heating
  • Magnetic Flux Transport and Magnetofrictional Relaxation Simulations
  • Stellar Magnetic Fields
  • Sun's Open Magnetic Flux and Solar Terrestrial
Key Collaborations
  • 1994-pres.: Dr. A. van Ballegooijen (CFA, USA).
  • 1995-pres.: Dr. V. Gaizauskas (HIA, Canada).
  • 1997-pres.: Dr. K Galsgaard (Copenhagen).
  • 2001-2003 : Dr. M Lockwood (RAL, UK).
  • 2001-pres.: Dr. M Jardine, V Holtzwich (St. Andrews).
  • 2005-pres.: Dr. R Canfield (Montana State University).
  • 2005-pres.: Dr. P Martens, Dr D Nandi, (Montana State University).
  • 2009-pres.: Dr S Gunar, Dr P Heinzil (Czech Academy of Sciences).
  • 2011-pres.: Dr R DeVore, Dr S Antiochos (NASA, GSFC).
  • 2013-pres.: Dr E DeLuca and Dr A Savatacha (CFA Harvard)
PhD Students
  • Dr Anthony Yeates (awarded Jan 2009), Dr Graeme Cook (awarded April 2010), Dr A. Smyrli (awarded Dec 2010), Dr K Meyer (awarded May 2012).
  • Current: Mr Gordon Gibb : Solar and Stellar Magnetic Fields.

Further Links (Solar Group Web Page)
  • 2009-pres. : Reader in Applied Mathematics, University of St. Andrews.
  • 2005-2009 : Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, University of St. Andrews.
  • 2004-2009 : PPARC Advanced Fellow, University of St. Andrews
  • 2000-2004 : PPARC PDRA, University of St. Andrews
  • 1997-2000 : PPARC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of St. Andrews.
  • 1994-1997 : PhD, University of St. Andrews
  • 1990-1994 : BSc, University of St. Andrews (1st Class)
Key Administrative Roles (2008-2014)
  • Department : Joint Director of Teaching, Academic Misconduct Officer, Health and Safty Committee, Undergraduate Teaching Committee.
  • Faculty : Advisor of Studies (2005-), Science Rep. on 4 Working Group/Committees.
  • External :UK Solar Physics Secretary, Member of UK Solar Physics Council, Co-I Solar Orbiter, Applied Maths External Examiner at Herriot-Watt Uni. AE for JGR:Space Physics.
Research Grants (2008-2014)
  • MT3508 : Electromagnetism (24 Lectures+ 24 tutorials)
  • MT2003 : Applied mathematics (18 Lectures + 24 tutorials)
  • MT1008: Mathematical Information Technology (27 lectures+ 9 tutorials, Module Coordinator)
  • MT4551: Financial Mathematics (24 lectures+ 24 tutorials)
  • Supervision of summer students.
  • MMATH/BSc Honours project supervision.

Contact Address
School of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of St. Andrews,
North Haugh,
St. Andrews,
KY16 9SS.

Room 324
Phone: +44 (0)1334 463760
Fax: +44 (0)1334 463728
  • Wildlife Photography.
  • Badminton, Golf, Circuit Training.
  • Hiking.
  • Cinema.
  • Reading.
  • DIY.