Tree rings offer insight into devastating radiation storms

26 Oct 2022
Sun and tree
A composite image of a tree ring and flames - the UQ researchers analysed data from tree rings to measure historical cosmic events.

A University of Queensland study has shed new light on a mysterious, unpredictable and potentially devastating kind of astrophysical event.

A team led by Dr Benjamin Pope from UQ’s School of Mathematics and Physics applied cutting edge statistics to data from millennia-old trees, to find out more about radiation ‘storms’.

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