Valentina Zharkova


Research interests

I have a wide range of research interests in solar and solar-terrestrial plasma physics, solar/medical imaging and pattern recognition/ classification. In general, I am interested in:

Solutions of non-linear partial differential equations (PDEs):
 - particle motion in 3D magnetic field topology
- Fokker-Planck equations for particle precipitation
 - radiative transfer PDEs for multi-level atoms

Solutions of systems of non-linear PDEs:
- two fluid hydrodynamics,
 - multi-elements radiative transfer,
 - Particle-in-Cell (PIC) (joint solutions motion PDE with Maxwell equations)

- Magnetic Topology during magnetic reconnection
 - Impact Excitation/Ionisation by thermal and non-thermal electrons/protons
 - Automated pattern recognition on full disk solar images
 - Artificial Intelligence Methods
 - Solar activity patterns derived from long series (>36 years) of full disk magnetograms
 - Classification of solar activity patterns with Artificial Intelligence methods (ANN, MCMC etc.)
- Interpretation of solar activity patterns with Parker’s two layer solar dynamo model
 - Pattern recognition and classification in EGSO (EU funded project) - Solar Feature Catalogues

More information on the research carried by Prof. Zharkova can be found here.



Organisational affiliations

  • Maths Physics and Electrical Engineering

Education/Academic qualification

  • PhD, Astrophysics

    1 Sep 1978 - 31 Dec 2099

Professional Qualifications

  • Information not provided, American Geophysical Union (AGU)

    1 Sep 2013 -
  • Information not provided, London Mathematical Society

    1 Sep 2013 -
  • Information not provided, Royal Astronomical Society (RAS)

    1 Sep 2013 -