Professor Sean Oughton

Sean Oughton

Professor (Mathematics)

Qualifications: BSc(Hons) Well PhD Del

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Research Supervised

Allen Lin: PhD. 2017--
Liam McMahon: PhD. Second supervisor, 2014--

Allen Lin: Generalized Invariants in 2D Ideal Magnetohydrodynamic Fluids, BSc(Hons) 2016
David Kaufononga: Interdependence between large and small scales in turbulence, MSc 2015
Nina Lopez: A Spectral Method for Compressible 2D Navier-Stokes turbulence, BSc(Hons) 2012
Joseph Ross: A review of the Dynamics and Oscillations of the Atmosphere, MSc 2011
Ben O'Neill: The Solar Wind, BSc(Hons), 2011
Andrew Armstrong: Statistical Mechanics of 2D Ideal Fluids and Magnetofluids, MSc 2010

Research Interests

Turbulence and waves in electrically conducting fluids.  This is similar to the turbulence/waves you see at the beach, etc, but because the fluids can carry electric currents, electric and magnetic fields are also important.   Space physics, including the "how and why" of the sun's atmosphere and the solar wind.

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Recent Publications

  • Oughton, S., & Engelbrecht, N. E. (2021). Solar wind turbulence: Connections with energetic particles. New Astronomy, 83. doi:10.1016/j.newast.2020.101507

  • Fichtner, H., Kleimann, J., Yoon, P. H., Scherer, K., Oughton, S., & Engelbrecht, N. E. (2020). On the generation of compressible mirror-mode fluctuations in the inner heliosheath. Astrophysical Journal, 901(1), 76 pages. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/abaf52

  • Oughton, S., & Matthaeus, W. H. (2020). Critical balance and the physics of magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence. The Astrophysical Journal, 897(1), 37. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab8f2a

  • Chhiber, R., Matthaeus, W. H., Oughton, S., & Parashar, T. N. (2020). A detailed examination of anisotropy and timescales in three-dimensional incompressible magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. Physics of Plasmas, 27(6), 062308. doi:10.1063/5.0005109

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Astrophysics; Fluid Mechanics; Mathematics; Physics

Space physics

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Oughton, Prof Sean 8326 seano G.3.07 Mathematics

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