Helen Mason (physicist)

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Helen Mason

Born
Helen Elizabeth Mason
NationalityBritish
Alma materQueen Mary University of London University of London[1]
Scientific career
FieldsPhysics
InstitutionsDepartment of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
Websitewww.damtp.cam.ac.uk/people/h.e.mason/

Helen Elizabeth Mason OBE is a British theoretical physicist at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge. She holds a Personal Readership in Solar Physics.[2] Helen Mason has been involved in many solar space projects such as Skylab, Yohkoh and the Solar Maximum Mission. She has been working as a co-investigator of the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory project launched in 1995, and more recently on Hinode and the Solar Dynamics Observatory. She is a Fellow of St Edmunds College.

Educational projects[edit]

Helen Mason has contributed to a number of outreach projects in collaboration with the Millennium Mathematics Project and is currently leading the Sun|Trek project, an educational resource for teachers and students about the Sun and its effect on the Earth.[3] She has worked with school students in South Africa and India.She has given many talks to schools, astronomy societies and to the public. In 2013, she gave a Friday Evening Discourse on 'Our Dynamic Sun' at the Royal Institution.

Awards[edit]

Mason has been named as one of the "Women of Outstanding Achievement of 2010" in recognition of her work in communication within Science, Engineering and Technology (SET).[4] She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to higher education and to women in science, engineering, and technology.[5]

Publications[edit]

  • O'Dwyer, B., Del Zanna, G. and Mason, H.E., 2014, Response of Hinode XRT to quiet Sun, active region and flare plasma Astron. Astrophys. 561, 20.
  • Doschek, G. A., Mariska, J. T., Warren, H. P., Brown, C. M., Culhane, J. L., Hara, H., Watanabe, T., Young, P. R. and Mason, H. E., 2007, Nonthermal Velocities in Solar Active Regions Observed with the Extreme-Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer on Hinode Astrophys. J., 667, L109-112
  • Dzifkov, E., Kulinov, A., Chifor, C., Mason, H. E., Del Zanna, G., Sylwester, J. and Sylwester, B., 2008, Nonthermal and thermal diagnostics of a solar flare observed with RESIK and RHESSI Astron. Astrophys., 488, 311-321.
  • Janardhan, P., Tripathi, D. and Mason, H. E., 2008, The solar wind disappearance event of 11 May 1999: source region evolution Astron. Astrophys., 488, L1-4.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bueker, C. (5 April 2010). "Cambridge scientist named one of UK's outstanding women". The Varsity. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  2. ^ "DAMTP Dr Helen Mason OBE". www.damtp.cam.ac.uk.
  3. ^ "Sun|Trek". Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Dr Helen Mason named as one of the UK's outstanding women". Royal Astronomical Society. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  5. ^ "No. 60895". The London Gazette (Supplement). 14 June 2014. p. b13.