I am currently examining steady and oscillatory localised states, refered to as 'convectons', in magnetoconvection. These states bare some resemblance to umbral dots in the the centre of sunspots. Umbral dots are currently at the limit of resolution of observations with the Hinode solar telescope meaning that there are some inconsistencies in their observations. An understanding of the qualitative properties of convectons could help to better understand the stucture of umbral dots.
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29th August 2012: Presenting. Double Diffusive Systems, University of Sheffield: Oscillatory Localised States in Magnetoconvection.