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Abrar Ali


Abrar Ali holds a Master of Mathematics degree in Mathematical Science from City (2015). She commenced her PhD studies in October 2015 under the supervision of Dr. Lara Silvers and Dr. Oliver Kerr, funded by STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council).

Additionally, Abrar works as a teaching assistant for modules within the Department of Mathematics.

Research interests

Abrar's main research interests lie in the field of Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics. In particular she investigates the plasma interaction with magnetic field that occurs in the solar interior.

Teaching support

  • Functions, Vectors and Calculus (MA1618)
  • Programming and Computational Mathematics (MA1619)
  • Algebra (MA1605)
  • Mathematics for Actuarial Science (AS1051)

Key publications

Abrar, A.A. and Silvers, L. (2018). The effect of time-dependent γ-pumping on buoyant magnetic structures. Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics. doi:10.1080/03091929.2018.1537396.

Presentations (selections)


'The effect of time-dependent γ-pumping on buoyant magnetic structures' March 2018
Co-author: Silvers, L. J.
Conference: Joint  British Applied Mathematics Colloquium & UKMHD, St Andrews


'Using mathematics to understand the inside of the Sun' March 2018
Event: STEM for BRITAIN, UK Parliament

'The dynamics of buoyant magnetic structures at the base of the solar convection zone' September 2017
Co-author: Silvers, L. J.
Conference: A meeting in honour of Mike Proctor's retirement (MREP 2017), Cambridge