Professor Lucie Green

Lucie Green is one of the most respected solar scientists in the world. She is a Professor of Physics and a Royal Society University Research Fellow based at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory. Lucie’s research focuses primarily on the atmospheric activities of the Sun, particularly coronal mass ejections and the changes in the Sun's magnetic field which triggers them. She has published a huge volume of research papers on our sun.

Previously Lucie worked for NASA at the Goddard Space Flight Centre and was in control of the Coronal Diagnostic Spectrometer (CDS) on the spacecraft SOHO. Nowadays, apart from her current research, Lucie also runs MSSL's public engagement programme and sits on the board of the European Solar Physics Division of the European Physical Society and the advisory board of the Science Museum of London. She is heavily involved with The Solar Orbiter project at the European Space Agency which is due to launch in 2018 with a mission to better understand the origins of the Universe.

She is also an award winning science writer, television and radio presenter and science communicator. Lucie is perhaps best known for being part of the on-air team for the BBC series The Sky At Night and Stargazing Live. She has fronted a number of other science specials for Horizon and the BBC including Killer Storms and Extreme Weather and The Transit of Venus with Helen Czerski.

Lucie is also a regular guest on The Infinite Monkey Cage and a contributor for Cosmic Genome and she recently presented her own BBC Radio series Solar Max. She is a frequent guest writer for a number of newspapers and magazines as well as making numerous speaking engagements at science events and conferences the world over.

Her first book, Fifteen Million Degrees, launched to critical acclaim in 2016.

  • “There’s a vitality to Green’s writing and she’s able to convey her passion.” - Spectator
  • “What’s most notable about Dr. Lucie is her down to earth approach that made her work in science accessible even to those who don’t specialise in her field of study.” - Manchester Geeks.
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