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Storms on the Sun: what will a new solar cycle bring?
About the speaker
Lucie Green 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, where she studies activity in the atmosphere of our nearest star, the Sun. She has a particular interest in looking at immense magnetic fields in the Sun’s atmosphere which sporadically erupt into the Solar System, and how they can drive major space weather events here on Earth.
Active in public engagement with science, she sits on the Advisory Board for the Science Museum, is Chief Stargazer at the Society for Popular Astronomy, and has been a regular guest on The Sky at Night on BBC TV. Her popular science book, 15 Million Degrees: Journey to the Centre of the Sun, is published by Penguin and looks at the history and current activities in solar physics.