Sarah Bentley

VC Fellow

Research interests

I currently study the effect of ultra-low frequency (ULF) magnetospheric plasma waves on the Earth’s radiation belts, creating empirical models to characterise these waves and investigating the theory determining their interaction with radiation belt electrons. My two long-term goals relate to our understanding of these waves and their effects, and also to developing mathematical techniques to address some of the data analysis difficulties specific to space
physics (correlation, causality, observation sparsity). Together, these two goals represent some the current limits to space weather forecasting.

ORCID

0000-0002-0095-1979

Organisational affiliations

Education/Academic qualification

  • PhD, University of Reading

  • Mathematics, Durham University

    MMath