Peter J. Levens

PhD student

I'm currently a PhD student at the University of Glasgow, funded by an STFC Research Studentship. Been doing this for the last 3 years or so, and I'm curreNTLY WRITING A THESIS OH SWEET JE$%£"!!. (help)

My work during this PhD has been focussed on solar astronomy, specifically solar prominences. I mostly use spectroscopic techniques to study ultraviolet/extreme-ultraviolet observations of these structures, however recently I've been using radiative transfer codes to model certain parameters of prominences.

I spent four months of my PhD in Paris working at the Observatoire de Paris in Meudon. During that time I worked on analysing IRIS observations of tornado-like prominences. The great thing about doing a PhD is getting to travel all over the place. It's pretty awesome.

I've also had a fair amount of experience in making observations using both satellites and ground-based telescopes.

I am on ResearchGate.

You can email me at p.levens.1(at)


This is my publication list.

Curriculum Vitae

You can see my CV here, as well as a one page academic version here.