The Solar Physics and Space Plasma Research Centre (SP2RC)

The Centre's work is at the forefront of addressing theoretical and observational issues in solar and solar system physics. This includes solar magneto-seismology, dynamics of the solar atmosphere, solar wind, magnetosphere and space weather.

The Solar Physics and Space Plasma Research Centre is one of the largest and most dynamic solar and solar system physics research groups in the country and is well renowned internationally.

SP2RC is made up of two research groups:

Areas of work

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A full list of grants and awards given to members of the Centre.

The Centre's observation of the 11 November 2019 transit of Mercury across the sun.

"The scientist does not study nature because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it, and he delights in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living."

Henri Poincaré

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