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)

Professor in Applied Mathematics

MCS 2037, 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.


  • I was awarded the 2021 Kees de Jager Prize by Springer Nature for the best article in the journal Solar Physics.
  • I was awarded the 2019 Karen Harvey Prize by the American Astronomical Society and gave my prize lecture at St Louis in June.
  • Check out our research group on twitter: @SolarDurham.