Sergei Zharkov

Dr Sergei Zharkov

Lecturer in Physics

Faculty of Science and Engineering

School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences

01482 465842

Sergei gained his BA in Mathematics in 1996 from Cambridge University and his PhD on Conic Structures in Differential Geometry in 2000, from the University of Glasgow.

He started his research in solar physics by working on solar feature recognition algorithms for the European Grid of Solar Observations, moving to local helioseismology research at the University of Sheffield with Prof M J Thompson in 2005.

Sergei joined the Solar Physics group at Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL, in 2009 where he worked on the detection and physics of sun-quakes. He was appointed as a lecturer at Hull in 2013.


Research Interests

  • Solar physics

  • Helioseismology

  • Sunquakes

  • Flares


S.Zharkov, L.K.Green, S.A.Matthews, V.V.Zharkova, 'On the Seismicity of September 7, 2011 X1.8-class Flare', Journal of Physics: Conference Series (2013)

S.Zharkov, 'Geometric properties of acoustic waves generated by a point source in the solar-like interior: effects of acoustic cut off frequency', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, doi: 10.1093/mnras/stt420 (2013)

S.Zharkov, L.K.Green, S.A.Matthews, V.V.Zharkova, 'Properties of the 15 February 2011 Flare Seismic Sources', Solar Physics, doi: 10.1007/s11207-012-0169-4 (2012)

V.V.Zharkova, S.J.Shepherd, S.Zharkov, 'Principal component analysis of background and sunspot magnetic field variations during solar cycles 21-23', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 424, 2943, doi: 110.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.21436.x (2012)

S.Zharkov, L.K.Harra, T.Sekii, 'Helioseismic Investigation of Sub-Photospheric Properties of a Coronal Hole', Solar Physics, ASPC, Hinode 3 meeting proceedings (2012)

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Programmes taught on

Modules list

  • Space and Groundbased Observations, The Solar System

  • Differential Equations and Fourier Series

  • Stellar Dynamics

  • Classical and Quantum Mechanics

Research PhDs

  • Solar physics

  • Helioseismology

  • Sunquakes

  • Flares

Current PhD supervisions

  • Connor Macrae

  • Alexander Hamilton

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