Valentin Skoutnev

Advisor: A. Bhattacharjee

My thesis is on the role of the magneto-shear-current effect in the solar tachocline. The goal is to understand how large scale magnetic field generation in the solar interior could arise from meso and small scale physics, a connection whose rigor is sorely lacking in the field. I am also interested in kinetic plasma physics and collisionless systems. Ask me about new projects ideas or the SNOOPY, Dedalus, or Gkeyll codes!