Since 2010, Brian Reville has been a research assistant at the University of Oxford Physics Department. He received his B.Sc. (2004) and Ph.D. (2007) from University College Dublin before moving to the Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg, as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow. In 2013 he will join the Centre for Plasma Physics at Queen’s University Belfast. His research focus is primarily in the areas of theoretical and laboratory astrophysics.
Confirmation that interacting magnetic plasma waves can generate “daughter” waves of a higher frequency supports the current picture of how turbulence leads to heat in astrophysical plasma.