Green talking at Bright Club in London, November 2011
|Born||Lucie M. Green
Bedfordshire, England, UK
|Education||Dame Alice Harpur School|
|Alma mater||University of Sussex
University College London
|Employer||Mullard Space Science Laboratory|
|Television||Presenter, The Sky at Night|
Board member of
|European Solar Physics Division
European Physical Society
|Awards||Kohn Award (2009)|
|Personal website @ MSSL|
Lucie Green (born circa 1975) is an English solar researcher, based at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) of University College London (UCL). She is also an award winning science writer, and television and radio presenter.
Early life and education
Educated at the all-girls Dame Alice Harpur School in Bedfordshire, where she studied art and physics to A-Level. She then gained her Masters in Astrophysics at the University of Sussex, where encouraged by visits to the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory, decided to study the sun and gained her doctorate at the MSSL in 2002.
Green is presently the Leverhulme Research Fellow (previously the Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow), at MSSL. Her current work focuses on the pattern of magnetic fields in the Sun's atmosphere, which sporadically erupt to form a coronal mass ejections; how these relate to geomagnetic activity and what this means for those living on the Earth. Green regularly works with the major space agencies, including ESA, NASA and the Japanese Space Agency, JAXA, with whom she was Chief Observer on the Hinode mission.
She has appeared on many television programmes, including Xchange, The One Show, Material World, The Sky at Night and Stargazing Live. She also co-presented the Open University/BBC Two Stardate programme in 2004 and 2005, including Stardate: Mission To Titan with Adam Hart-Davis and Stardate:Deep Impact with Brian Cox. Since February 2013 she has been co-presenter of The Sky at Night.
In 2009 she was awarded the Royal Society's Kohn Award for Excellence in Engaging the Public with Science. In 2010 aged 35, she was named one the UK top 10 best scientific minds under 40 in The Times October science supplement, Eureka.
- Hazel Slade (17 October 2010). "Lucie's love for astrophysics makes her one of the best". Bedfordshire News. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
- Lucie Green. "Welcome". UCL/MSSL. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
- "News". Dame Alice Harpur School Alumni. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
- Sophie Scott (9 February 2013). "The sky's the limit for Dame Alice's Dr Lucie". Bedfordshire News. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
- "Lucie Green". Sun Trek. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
- "Dr Lucie Green". Lab News. May 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
- "Dr. Lucie Green". Mullard Space Science Laboratory. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
- "http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2003-11/cu-tp112803.php". Eureka Alert. 28 Nov 2003. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
- "Close approach of asteroid Toutatis". Faulkes Telescope Project. 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
- "Lucie Green". Janklow & Nesbit. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
- Stardate: Mission to Titan at OpenLearn
- Lucie Green's Media work at UCL/MSSL
- Stardate: Deep Impact at OpenLearn
- Kohn Award announcement at the Royal Society