Our lecturer for Wednesday 16th October’s talk is space scientist and TV & radio presenter Professor Lucie Green.
Lucie is a Professor of Physics and a Royal Society University Research Fellow based at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL’s Department of Space and Climate Physics and studies activity in the atmosphere of our nearest star, the Sun. In particular, looking at immense magnetic fields in the Sun’s atmosphere which sporadically erupt into the Solar System. If these eruptions reach the Earth they can drive major space weather events. She is interested in how the magnetic configuration of the eruptions relates to geomagnetic activity and what this means for those living in the UK.
With this in mind the title of her talk will be "The Sun, space weather and Lagrange points”
For more information about Prof Lucie Green you can visit her website here;