Building a three-dimensional kinematic dynamo model Studying braided magnetic fields with a topological flux function Simulating the hemispheric chirality pattern of solar filaments Magneto-frictional modelling of the coronal magnetic field (click for UKSP nugget)

Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics

CM 308, Department of Mathematical Sciences,
Durham University, Science Laboratories, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE

+44(0)191 334 3075 | anthony.yeates [at]

Research Interests

My main interest is magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), particularly the structure and evolution of the Sun's magnetic field. I focus on problems which are nonlinear, three-dimensional, time-dependent, or all three. I apply a mixture of numerical and analytical modelling.

If you are interested in studying for a PhD in MHD, see my list of possible topics.


  • With Mitchell Berger and Chris Prior, I am co-editing a special issue of J. Plasma Physics on Topological Methods in MHD, Fluids, and Plasmas. We are happy to receive both research papers and reviews, and papers should be submitted by the end of the summer (link). Contact any of us if you have any queries.
  • In June 2018 I gave a series of lectures on MHD relaxation theory at the CISM Summer School on Advanced Topics in MHD in Udine, Italy. (See the flyer or website).
  • Our group hosted the UKMHD 2017 meeting in Durham, on 20th-21st April.
  • Check out our research group on twitter: @SolarDurham.