Yuri Litvinenko's minimal home page

(always hopelessly out-of-date)

There is no intellectual exercise that is not ultimately pointless (Borges)

Teaching

Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent (Keynes)

MHD intro

Research

A theorem a day means promotion and pay
The secret to success in mathematics

Talks

Nothing but a delusion of intellectual adequacy (Tom Nichols)

Diffusive photospheric flux cancellation

Evolution of the axial magnetic field in solar filament channels

Magnetic annihilation in a curved current sheet

Sunspot decay by turbulent erosion

Solar flares, current sheets, and other things (also in Gangnam style)

Approximations in cosmic-ray transport

Nonlinear acoustic waves in the solar chromosphere

Power-law spectra of energetic electrons in solar flares: maximum entropy and dimensional arguments