Dr Guy Davies MSci, PhD

 

Helioseismology Research Fellow

School of Physics and Astronomy

Dr Guy Rhys Davies

Contact details

University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

Guy R. Davies is a research fellow in helioseismology and asteroseismology. He uses the sounds of the Sun and stars in an attempt to understand the world around us.

Guy is an active member of the Birmingham Solar Oscillations Network (BiSON), the Kepler (NASA) Asteroseismic Science Consortium, and the COROT (CNES) team.

He is an enthusiastic teacher and communicator on all aspects of astrophysics and is regularly involved in organized public outreach events.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Astrophysics, University of Birmingham, 2011
  • MSci in Physics and Astrophysics, University of Birmingham, 2007

Biography

Guy R. Davies qualified with a first class MSci (Hons) in Physics and Astrophysics from the University of Birmingham in 2007. He continued his studies at Birmingham undertaking a PhD with the High Resolution Optical Spectroscopy group studying the instrumentation and data analysis of the Birmingham Solar Oscillations Network. Following the completion of his PhD in 2011, Guy moved to the Commissariat à l'énergie atomique in Saclay, France to work with the Global Oscillations at Low Frequency instrument on the SoHO spacecraft.

Guy’s research interests are focused around helio and asteroseismology. Ranging from radial-velocity instrumentation through to the modeling of oscillation power spectra and applying the fruits of extended observation to describe the structure and dynamics of the Sun and the stars. He is particularly interested in the rotation of the Sun and stars and its connection to the well known Solar activity cycle.

Research

Research themes

  • Scientific programming on the GPU
  • Stellar rotation
  • Solar and stellar activity cycles
  • Kepler and COROT Asteroseismology
  • Solar and stellar gravity modes
  • Stellar modes of mixed character
  • Low-frequency solar oscillations
  • Ground based telescope networks (BiSON)
  • Resonant scattering spectrometers.

Publications

  • Deheuvels, S.; Garcia, R. A.; Chaplin, W. J.; Basu, S.; Antia, H. M.; Appourchaux, T.; Benomar, O.; Davies, G. R.; Elsworth, Y.; Gizon, L.; and 17 coauthors (2012), Seismic evidence for a rapidly rotating core in a lower-giant-branch star observed with Kepler, arXiv:1206.3312.
  • Appourchaux, T.; Chaplin, W. J.; Garcia, R. A.; Gruberbauer, M.; Verner, G. A.; Antia, H. M.; Benomar, O.; Campante, T. L.; Davies, G. R.; Deheuvels, S.; and 18 coauthors (2012), Oscillation mode frequencies of 61 main sequence and subgiant stars observed by Kepler, arXiv:1204.3147.
  • Metcalfe, T. S.; Chaplin, W. J.; Appourchaux, T.; García, R. A.; Basu, S.; Brandão, I.; Creevey, O. L.; Deheuvels, S.; Doǧan, G.; Eggenberger, P.; and 27 coauthors (2012), Asteroseismology of the Solar Analogs 16 Cyg A and B from Kepler Observations, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 748, Issue 1, article id. L10 (2012). 
  • Appourchaux, T.; Benomar, O.; Gruberbauer, M.; Chaplin, W. J.; García, R. A.; Handberg, R.; Verner, G. A.; Antia, H. M.; Campante, T. L.; Davies, G. R.; and 13 coauthors (2012), Oscillation mode linewidths of main-sequence and subgiant stars observed by Kepler, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 537, id.A134
  • Davies, G. R.; García, R. A. (2011), Calibrating 15 years of GOLF data, SF2A-2011: Proceedings of the Annual meeting of the French Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Eds.: G. Alecian, K. Belkacem, R. Samadi and D. Valls-Gabaud.
  • Ceillier, T.; Ballot, J.; Garcia, R. A.; Davies, G. R.; Mathur, S.; Metcalfe, T. S.; Salabert, D. (2011), HD 49933: A laboratory for magnetic activity cycles, SF2A-2011: Proceedings of the Annual meeting of the French Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Eds.: G. Alecian, K. Belkacem, R. Samadi and D. Valls-Gabaud.
  • García, R. A.; Ceillier, T.; Campante, T.; Davies, G. R.; Mathur, S.; Suarez, J. C; Ballot, J.; Benomar, O.; Bonanno, A.; Brun, A. S.; and 20 coauthors (2011), Fast Rotating solar-like stars using asteroseismic datasets, SF2A-2011: Proceedings of the Annual meeting of the French Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Eds.: G. Alecian, K. Belkacem, R. Samadi and D. Valls-Gabaud.
  • Allison, J.; Barnes, I.; Broomhall, A.-M.; Chaplin, W.; Davies, G.; Elsworth, Y.; Hale, S.; Jackson, B.; Miller, B.; New, R.; and 1 coauthors (2009), BiSON Update,
  • Solar-Stellar Dynamos as Revealed by Helio- and Asteroseismology: GONG 2008/SOHO 21 ASP Conference Series, Vol. 416, proceedings of a conference held 11-15 August 2008 at the High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, Colorado, USA. Edited by Mausumi Dikpati, Torben Arentoft, Irene González Hernández, Charles Lindsey, and Frank Hill. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2009., p.227 
  • Broomhall, A.-M.; Chaplin, W. J.; Davies, G. R.; Elsworth, Y.; Fletcher, S. T.; Hale, S. J.; Miller, B.; New, R. (2009), Definitive Sun-as-a-star p-mode frequencies: 23 years of BiSON observations, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, Volume 396, Issue 1, pp. L100-L104.

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