7.00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 21 July
Our Solar System can be a wild and stormy place. Events such as solar wind and coronal mass ejections have effects on Earth, disrupting communications, GPS and electricity distribution. In this talk, Lucie Green will explore the science of space weather and will investigate what instrumentation could be used to improve space weather forecasts.
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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 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.
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