Jack Carlyle

Research Fellow


Main Research Fields

I am fascinated by the spectacular activity occurring on the Sun, such as eruptive filaments and flares. My main research interest involves the continual development of a novel technique which utilises multi-wavelength data from many sources in order to determine hydrogen column density in cool, dense plasma, and I primarily use this to investigate the mass of eruptive filaments. In order to then learn about the associated magnetic fields of these filaments and eruptions, I perform MHD numerical experiments of plasma instabilities based on the results of my mass investigation work.
I am also currently working on radiative transfer simulations of solar flares in order to produce a publicly available set of models, as well as using these results to investigate particular formation mechanisms behind emission spectra in flares. 


  • Solar physics
  • Heliophysics
  • Solar activity
  • CMEs
  • Filaments
  • Prominences
  • Eruptions
  • Rayleigh Taylor
  • Flux ropes
  • Solar Orbiter
  • Mass diagnostics
  • EUV

Ongoing collaborations

  • Daniel Müller (ESA/ESTEC, Netherlands)
  • Daniel Müller (ESA/ESTEC, Netherlands)
  • Bernhard Fleck (NASA Goddard, USA)
  • Andrew Hillier (University of Exeter, UK)
  • David Williams (ESA/ESAC, Spain)
  • David Long (UCL/MSSL, UK)
  • Lucie Green (UCL/MSSL, UK)
  • Mats Carlsson (University of Oslo, Norway) 


See page 2 of CV.

Project/mission at ESA

Solar Orbiter