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Professor Lucie Green

Professor Lucie is a Leverhulme Research Fellow working at UCL’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL). She holds a PhD in solar physics and her research focuses on the study of activity in the atmosphere of our nearest star, the Sun.

International space missions that monitor the Sun are an important aspect of Lucie’s day-to-day role and she has worked as Chief Observer on the Japanese Hinode mission and is helping define the future missions, such as the European Space Agency’s ‘Solar Orbitor’.

Lucie is a member of the Royal Society’s Education Committee, UCL’s Steering Committee for the Beacon for Public Engagement and she also runs MSSL’s public engagement programme. In 2009, Lucie was the recipient of the Royal Society’s Kohn Award for her work in the area of public engagement with science, in particular, for creating a culture of public engagement within her department.

In 2005, Lucie was a member of the team that won a Royal Television Society award for Lifelong Learning and multi-media for a television show that enabled viewers to determine the Sun-Earth distance using observations of the transit of Venus that year.

Lucie’s dedication to communicating science, including the importance of how the Sun exerts a strong influence on the Earth and how it affects our daily lives, has made her a popular public speaker. She has delivered various talks including: BFI & BAE Systems (‘In the Shadow of the Sun’), The Prince’s Trust (‘Solar Physics in the Lab and in the Classroom’), The Royal Observatory Greenwich (‘Living in the Sun’s Atmosphere’), The Royal Society (various talks), Cheltenham Science Festival (‘Solar Science’), LIFT11 (‘Researching and Studying the Sun’, Tate Liverpool (‘Sunset at 6.36’) the Economist Educational Foundation Conference, The Springs Arts & Heritage Centre (‘From Star Birth to Supernova’) and at Science Live (2013 and 2014).

Photography by Ivo Naepflin
(c) copyright 2011

Lucie writes popular science articles for magazines such as Sky at Night, The Times’ Eureka, Focus, BBC News Magazine, Astronomy Now, Astronomy and Geophysics. As a television presenter & science expert, Lucie’s credits include:

  • 2015  Stargazing Live
  • 2014 The Sky at Night (BBC Four), Stargazing Live: Back to Earth (BBC2)
  • 2013 – The Sky at Night, The One Show (BBC1), Stargazing Live: Back to Earth (BBC2)
  • 2012 – Horizon : The Transit of Venus and Stargazing Live: Back To Earth (BBC2)
  • 2012 – Stargazing Live: Back To Earth (BBC2), BBC Breakfast, Blue Peter
  • 2010 – Stargazing Live, Sky at Night, BBC Breakfast and 10 O’clock Live (C4), Teacher’s TV
  • 2004-2005 – BBC, Stardate – presenter
  • 2002 – Final Frontier - presenter

Lucie is also a regular on radio programmes including: Infinite Monkey Cage, Saturday Live and PM (BBC Radio 4), Slooh Radio (USA), 4 News hour (BBC World Service), 5Live Drive and Bacon’s Theory (BBC 5 Live), The Butcher’s Apron, Nick Ferrari (LBC) and has also been a guest on various regional programmes. Lucie’s blog, ‘Lucie in the sky’ is available on sen.com

For more information, please visit: http://www.mssl.ucl.ac.uk/~lmg/Welcome.html

Follow Lucie on Twitter @dr_lucie

Lucie is represented by Sue Rider Management 

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