Toby Wood

My research concerns the dynamics of stellar interiors, and specifically the solar interior:

  • The dynamics of the solar 'tachocline' - transport of angular momentum and magnetic flux between the Sun's convective envelope and radiative interior.
  • Turbulent pumping of magnetic flux by anisotropic compressible convection.
  • Chemical transport in stellar interiors by meridional flows and double-diffusive convection.

I am also interested in

  • Anomalous, long-range transport of angular momentum by turbulence and wave breaking.
  • Instabilities in magnetized shear flows.
  • Stellar structure and evolution.

More information on my research can be found here.