Dr. Viktor Fedun


Plasma Dynamics Group
Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
The University of Sheffield
Mappin Street
Sheffield, S1 3JD
United Kingdom
Room: C09
Phone: +44 (0)114 2225197
Skype: viktorfedun
E-mail: v.fedun at sheffield.ac.uk
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My research is primarily concerned with the mathematical modelling of physics of

  • solar/space plasmas;
  • sun-solar wind;
  • solar-terrestrial systems.

  • The study of processes occurring in such systems is crucially important for understanding the Sun, predicting Space Weather and understanding the dynamics of space and laboratory plasmas. This includes mathematical modelling of solar magnetic flux tubes and processes that heat and maintain the coronal plasma at multi-million degree temperatures; studying fundamental plasma processes such as waves and instabilities in inhomogeneous media; determining the physical parameters of solar magnetic structures.


    González-Avilés, J. J., Guzmán, F. S., Fedun, V. G. Verth, Sharma, R., S. Shelyag, S. Regnier
    Analysis of 3D plasma motions in a chromospheric jet formed due to magnetic reconnection
    arxiv.org, 2018, MNRAS, 2019
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    Onishchenko, O., Fedun, V., Horton, W., Pokhotelov, O., and Verth, G.
    Dust devils: structural features, dynamics and climate impact
    Climate MDPI, 2019
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    Cheremnykh, O. K., Fedun, V., Ladikov-Roev, Yu., Verth, G.
    On the Stability of Incompressible MHD Modes in Magnetic Cylinder with Twisted Magnetic Field and Flow
    The Astrophysical Journal, 866, 2018
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    Shelyag, S., Litvinenko, Fedun, V., Verth, G., González-Avilés, J. J. and Guzmán, F. S.
    Flows and magnetic field structures in reconnection regions of simulations of the solar atmosphere: do flux pile-up models work?
    arxiv.org, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2018
    PDF | ADS | arxiv

    Leonard, A. J., Mumford, S. J., Fedun, V., and Erdélyi, R.
    Varying Driver Velocity Fields in Photospheric MHD Wave Simulations
    MNRAS, 2018

    Upcoming meetings
    ST15 MHD Waves and Instabilities in the Solar Atmosphere: Identification and Modelling
    "AOGS 2019, 16th Annual Meeting"
    Singapore, 28 Jul - 02 August 2019
    Dr Viktor Fedun, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Dr Wernher Brevis, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile
    Dr Sergiy Shelyag, Deakin University, Australia
    Dr Marco Stangalini, INAF-OAR National Institute for Astrophysics, Italy
    Dr Gary Verth, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
    "Fifth UK-Ukraine-Spain Meeting on Solar Physics and Space Science"

    26 - 30 August 2019, Kiev, Ukraine

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    Past meetings
    "Dynamic Sun II: Solar Magnetism from Interior to the Corona"

    12 - 16 February 2018, Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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