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Biography

Paul works in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Monash University as a Professor.

Paul's research areas of interest are:

  • magnetohydrodynamics waves and instabilities
  • MHD mode mixing and resonant absorption
  • solar physics
  • solar tachocline
  • helioseismology
  • applications of applied mathematics to solar and astrophysical modelling

Paul is Professor of Solar Physics in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Monash. He obtained his PhD in Applied Mathematics from Monash in 1980, and held postdoctoral positions in the UK before returning to Monash as a lecturer in 1984. He has been an Affiliate Scientist at the High Altitude Observatory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, USA since 1998. Paul's research mainly concerns waves and instabilities in the solar plasma. He is a foremost expert on magnetohydrodynamics mode conversion and applications to solar activity.

Research area keywords

  • Magnetohydrodynamics Waves
  • MHD Mode Mixing
  • Solar Physics
  • Helioseismology

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Projects 2000 2018

Research Output 1980 2019

Fast-to-Alfvén Mode Conversion and Ambipolar Heating in Structured Media. I. Simplified Cold Plasma Model

Cally, P. S. & Khomenko, E., 1 Nov 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal. 885, 1, p. 1-17 17 p., 58.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Fast-to-Alfvén Mode Conversion and Ambipolar Heating in Structured Media. II. Numerical Simulation

Khomenko, E. & Cally, P. S., 1 Jan 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal. 883, 2, p. 1-20 20 p., 179.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Fast-to-Alfvén Mode Conversion Mediated by Hall Current. II. Application to the Solar Atmosphere

González-Morales, P. A., Khomenko, E. & Cally, P. S., 10 Jan 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal. 870, 2, 12 p., 94.

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Hall-coupling of Slow and Alfvén Waves at Low Frequencies in the Lower Solar Atmosphere

Raboonik, A. & Cally, P. S., 1 Oct 2019, In : Solar Physics. 294, 10, 21 p., 147.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Smoothing of MHD Shocks in Mode Conversion

Pennicott, J. D. & Cally, P. S., 10 Aug 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal Letters. 881, 1, p. 1-6 6 p., L21.

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