Gregory, Scott


  • Lecturer (Teaching and Research), Physics
  • School of Science and Engineering Fulton Building University of Dundee Dundee DD1 4HN

    United Kingdom

  • 1785 Citations
  • 26 h-Index
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Personal profile


I obtained my PhD in 2007 from the University of St Andrews, where I remained as a postdoctoral researcher until 2009, working with Prof. Moira Jardine.  

In 2009 I moved to the University of Exeter after being awarded an STFC (Science and Technology Facilities Council) Postdoctoral Fellowship.

From 2010 to 2012 I was a posdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) working with Prof. Lynne Hillenbrand.

I returned to the University of St Andrews in 2012, where I was part of the inaugural cohort who were awarded an STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowship.

In 2019 I moved to the University of Dundee to help build their Astrophysics research group and degree programmes.  My role, as Lecturer in Astrophysics, is a joint appointment between the Divisions of Mathematics and Physics. 

Research interests

My research exploits the latest stellar magnetism data, and multi-wavelength observations of young star clusters, to construct theoretical models designed to tackle the big questions: How did the Sun, a star that influences life on Earth, form and evolve? How do stars and planetary systems develop?

I tackle these questions by examining the evolution of low-mass stars during the final stage of their formation, as they emerge from their natal dust clouds and complete their gravitational contraction. These pre-main sequence stars reveal the history of the Sun during the epoch of planet formation.

To date, my work has focused on the evolution of stellar magnetism; how young stars magnetically interact with circumstellar disks; the derivation of fundamental parameters for members of young clusters; the evolution of pre-main sequence stars; and X-ray emission from stellar coronae.


I currently teach the level 4 module MA41006: Mathematics of Fluids and Plasmas I: Fluid Dynamics and the  level 3 module PH32005/PH32010: Computational Physics / Computational Astrophysics.   


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of St Andrews

1 Oct 200319 Jun 2007

Master in Science, University of Glasgow

1 Oct 199915 Jul 2003

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Research Output 2002 2019

  • 1785 Citations
  • 26 h-Index
  • 45 Article
  • 1 Review article

Magnetic topologies of young suns: the weak-line T Tauri stars TWA 6 and TWA 8A

Hill, C. A., Folsom, C. P., Donati, J. -F., Herczeg, G. J., Hussain, G. A. J., Alencar, S. H. P. & Gregory, S. G., 11 Apr 2019, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 484, 4, p. 5810-5833 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

T Tauri stars
magnetic field
field strength
1 Citation (Scopus)

The magnetic propeller accretion regime of LkCa 15

Donati, J. -F., Bouvier, J., Alencar, S. H., Hill, C., Carmona, A., Folsom, C. P., Ménard, F., Gregory, S. G., Hussain, G. A., Grankin, K., Moutou, C., Malo, L., Takami, M. & Herczeg, G. J., 11 Feb 2019, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters. 483, 1, p. L1-L5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

T Tauri stars
4 Citations (Scopus)

Inner disk structure of the classical T Tauri star LkCa 15

Alencar, S. H. P., Bouvier, J., Donati, J. -F., Alecian, E., Folsom, C. P., Grankin, K., Hussain, G. A. J., Hill, C., Cody, A. -M., Carmona, A., Dougados, C., Gregory, S. G., Herczeg, G., Ménard, F., Moutou, C., Malo, L. & Takami, M., Dec 2018, In : Astronomy and Astrophysics. 620, 15 p., A195.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
T Tauri stars
24 Citations (Scopus)

A hot Jupiter around the very active weak-line T Tauri star TAP 26

MaTYSSE Collaboration, Yu, L., Donati, J-F., Hébrard, E. M., Moutou, C., Malo, L., Grankin, K., Hussain, G., Collier Cameron, A., Vidotto, A. A., Baruteau, C., Alencar, S. H. P., Bouvier, J., Petit, P., Takami, M., Herczeg, G. J., Gregory, S. G., Jardine, M., Morin, J. & Ménard, F., May 2017, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 467, 2, p. 1342-1359 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

T Tauri stars
Jupiter (planet)

Magnetic activity and radial velocity filtering of young Suns: The weak-line T Tauri stars Par 1379 and Par 2244

Hill, C. A., Carmona, A., Donati, J. -F., Hussain, G. A. J., Gregory, S. G., Alencar, S. H. P. & Bouvier, J., Aug 2017, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 472, 2, p. 1716–1735 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
T Tauri stars
radial velocity


STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowship

Scott Gregory (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

STFC Postdoctoral Fellowship

Scott Gregory (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively