William AbbettSenior Fellow
I am currently an associate research physicist at the Space Sciences Laboratory at UC Berkeley. I have a variety of research interests in the field of astrophysics, including the formation and evolution of magnetic fields in the convective envelope of stars like our Sun; the physics of magnetically driven eruptions in the solar corona (the principal drivers of space weatherhere at earth); the transport of radiation in solar and stellar chromospheres during strong flares; and the dynamic, magnetic, and energetic connection between the solar interior and atmosphere. Each section of this page contains brief (hopefully understandable!) descriptions of each project, along with some nice visualizations of both observed and simulated datasets. If you are interested in the details of a particular project, an abbreviated version of my Curriculum Vitae contains a list of some of my recent peer-reviewed journal articles.