sutherland

Research Interests

Asteroseismology and Helioseismology the study of the interiors of stars through observation of their natural, resonant modes of oscillation. Implications for: solar and stellar evolution theory; solar and stellar variability; dynamo theory, convection theory, linkages between the solar interior and atmosphere, and the Sun-Earth connection; fundamental physics and cosmology.
Up-to-date list of Publications (courtesy of ADS)

International Profile

- Chair, Kepler Asteroseismic Science Consortium (KASC) Working Group 1: Solar-Like Oscillators
- Member, Kepler Asteroseismic Science Consortium Steering Committee
- P.I. asteroFLAG asteroseismology collaboration
- P.I. solarFLAG helioseismology collaboration
- Member, Stellar Observations Network Group (SONG) Science Team Steering Committee
- Co. I. Birmingham Solar-Oscillations Network (BiSON)
- Member, STFC Solar Post Launch Support Oversight Committee

Current Teaching

- UG Y1 The Cosmic Connection (lecture module; Module Outside Main Discipline)
- UG Y1: Astro Laboratory (Astrolab) (in charge)
- UG Y3/Y4: Insights into Stellar Structure (lecture module)
- UG Y4: Final Year MSci Research Projects

Contact Details

E-mail: w.j.chaplin@bham.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 121 414 4599
G34 (in G38 suite), ground floor, Physics West

Solar and Stellar (HiROS) Research Group
College of Physical Sciences and Engineering
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT