Youra Taroyan




Office: Office: 302, Physical Sciences Building, Penglais Campus
Phone: 01970 622 218
Fax: 01970 622 826

Teaching Areas


Outreach & Seminars

The Sun




I am primarily interested in the physics of space plasmas. The study of processes occurring in such systems is important for understanding the fundamental properties of plasma, the unexplained heating of the solar/stellar atmospheres, acceleration of the solar wind. The main areas of my research are



Recent Publications

•Williams, T., Taroyan Y., Formation of a Dense Flux Rope by a Siphon Flow, The Astrophysical Journal, 852, 77, 2018


•Morgan H., & Taroyan Y.  Global conditions in the solar corona from 2010 to 2017, Science Advances, 3, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1602056, 2017


•Taroyan, Y., Williams, T. Magnetic field twisting by intergranular downdrafts, The Astrophysical Journal, 829, 107, 2016


•Williams, T., Taroyan, Y., Fedun, V. The Non-linear Evolution of a Twist in a Magnetic Shocktube, The Astrophysical Journal, 817, 92, 2016


Taroyan, Y., Alfven instability of steady state flux tubes II: Upflows in Stratified Atmospheres, Astronomy & Astrophysics 575, 104, 2015


•Price, D. J., Taroyan, Y., Physics of outflows near solar active regions, Annales Geophysicae 33, 25, 2015


Price, D. J., Taroyan, Y, Innes, D. E., Bradshaw, S. J., Forward Modelling of a Brightening Observed by AIA, Solar Physics, DOI: 10.1007/s11207-015-0722-z, 2015


Taroyan, Y., Bradshaw, S. J., Forward Modelling of Doppler Shifts in EUV Spectral Lines, Solar Physics 289, 1959, 2014


Taroyan, Y., Burrows, K., Spectral Signatures of Transient Heating in the Solar Corona, Journal of Physics Conference Series, 440, 1, 2013


Taroyan, Y., Alfven instability of steady state flux tubes. Isothermal flow, Astronomy & Astrophysics 533, 68, 2011


Taroyan, Y., Ruderman, M. S., MHD waves and Instabilities in Space Plasma Flows, Invited review article for Space Science Reviews, 158, 505, 2011


Taroyan, Y., Erdélyi, R., Bradshaw, S. J., Observational Signatures of Impulsively Heated Coronal Loops: Power-Law Distribution of Energies, Solar Physics, 269, 295, 2011


Robertson, D., Ruderman, M. S., Taroyan, Y., The effect of density stratification on the transverse oscillations of two parallel coronal loops, Astronomy & Astrophysics 515, 33, 2010


•Taroyan Y., Erdélyi R., Heating diagnostics with MHD waves, Invited Review, Space Science Reviews 149, 229, 2009


•Taroyan Y., Alfven instability in coronal loops with siphon flows, Astrophys. J., 694, 69, 2009,


•Taroyan Y., Alfven instability in a compressible flow, Physical Review Letters, 101, 5001, 2008,


Erdélyi R. and Taroyan Y., Hinode EUV spectroscopic observations of coronal oscillations, Astron. & Astrophys. Lett. 489, L49, 2008


Taroyan Y. and Erdélyi R., Global acoustic resonance in a stratified solar atmosphere, Solar Physics, 251, 523, 2008


Taroyan Y. and Bradshaw, S., Coronal loop oscillations and diagnostics with Hinode/EIS,  Astron. & Astrophys., 481, 247, 2008