Lucie Green

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Lucie Green
Lucie Green.jpg
Green talking at Bright Club in London, November 2011
Born Lucie M. Green
Circa 1975[1]
Bedfordshire, England, UK
Residence Guildford, Surrey
Education Dame Alice Harpur School
Alma mater University of Sussex
University College London
Occupation Physicist, Astronomer
Employer Mullard Space Science Laboratory
Television Presenter, The Sky at Night
Board member of
European Solar Physics Division
European Physical Society
Science Museum
Awards Kohn Award (2009)
Personal website @ MSSL

Lucie Green (born circa 1975)[1] is an English solar researcher, based at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) of University College London (UCL).[2] She is also an award winning science writer, and television and radio presenter.

Early life and education[edit]

Educated at the all-girls Dame Alice Harpur School in Bedfordshire,[3][4] where she studied art and physics to A-Level.[5] She then gained her Masters in Astrophysics at the University of Sussex, where encouraged by visits to the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory,[6] decided to study the sun and gained her doctorate at the MSSL in 2002.[7]


After gaining her PhD, she moved to Cardiff University's School of Physics and Astronomy,[8] the UK base of the Faulkes Telescope Project.[5][9]

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.[2] 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.[10]

Green sits on the board of the European Solar Physics Division (ESPD), the European Physical Society and the advisory board of the Science Museum.[2]


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[11] with Adam Hart-Davis[12] and Stardate:Deep Impact with Brian Cox.[13] 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.[14] In 2010 aged 35, she was named one the UK top 10 best scientific minds under 40 in The Times October science supplement, Eureka.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Hazel Slade (17 October 2010). "Lucie's love for astrophysics makes her one of the best". Bedfordshire News. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Lucie Green. "Welcome". UCL/MSSL. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "News". Dame Alice Harpur School Alumni. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Sophie Scott (9 February 2013). "The sky's the limit for Dame Alice's Dr Lucie". Bedfordshire News. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Lucie Green". Sun Trek. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Dr Lucie Green". Lab News. May 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Dr. Lucie Green". Mullard Space Science Laboratory. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "". Eureka Alert. 28 November 2003. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Close approach of asteroid Toutatis". Faulkes Telescope Project. 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Lucie Green". Janklow & Nesbit. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  11. ^ Stardate: Mission to Titan at OpenLearn
  12. ^ Lucie Green's Media work at UCL/MSSL
  13. ^ Stardate: Deep Impact at OpenLearn
  14. ^ Kohn Award announcement at the Royal Society

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