Louise Harra is a British physicist, born in Lurgan, Northern Ireland. She graduated from Queen's University, Belfast with a BSc (Hons) in Applied Maths and Physics and a PhD in Physics. She is professor of solar physics at University College London's Mullard Space Science Laboratory.
Harra's research interests include:
- Trigger for solar flares and coronal mass ejections
- Formation of the solar wind
- Sun-Earth connection
Harra has been involved in a number of space missions in her career. These include:
- The Japanese/US/UK space mission Yohkoh, Instrument Scientist based in Japan.
- The JAXA/NASA/UK/ESA mission Hinode, Prinicpal Investigator of the EUV Imaging Spectrometer.
- The ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter mission, co-Principal Investigator for the EUV Imager.
Harra has given radio and TV interviews. These include:
- 2014 Radio 4, 'In our time' interview with Melvyn Bragg
- 2014 Australian Broadcasting Cooperation Science Show with Robyn Williams
- 2016: Daiwa-Adrian prize for UK-Japan research.
- 2015: RAS group achievement award for the Hinode EIS instrument.
- 2014: The Sir Arthur Clarke Award, Space Achievement (Academic Study/Research) for her leadership in the UK and internationally of the exploitation of data from the Japanese Hinode spacecraft and her leadership of the upcoming EUI telescope on Solar Orbiter..
- 2014: The Royal Astronomical Society's Chapman Medal, for single investigations of outstanding merit in solar-terrestrial physics, including geomagnetism and aeronomy.
- "Louise Harra". ucl.ac.uk. 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
- "Iris View Profile". iris.ucl.ac.uk. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
- "In Our Time Interview on The Sun".
- "Winners of the 2014 awards".
- "Winners of the 2014 awards, medals and prizes - full details". ras.org.uk. 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
Awards, Medals and Prizes
|This article about a physicist of the United Kingdom is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|