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Paul works in the School of Mathematics 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 is currently President of the International Astronomical Union Commission on Solar Activity. 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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

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

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