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Prof Lucie Green
  • Professor of Physics
  • Dept of Space & Climate Physics
  • Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
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Research Summary

My research is in the study of the evolution of the Sun’s magnetic field and how it drives solar activity that then leads to space weather at the Earth. My early work used new techniques to quantify the amount of magnetic helicity ejected by the Sun during events called coronal mass ejections. The results are important for many areas of solar physics including dynamo theory and the evolution of the global solar magnetic field. More recently, I have focussed on the question of whether or not flux ropes form in the lower solar atmosphere before coronal mass ejections. I am interested in how observations can be used to quantify the magnetic flux in these ropes so that we can better understand their evolution to an unstable and eruptive configuration. This work is  important for developing the science that underpins space weather forecasting.

Academic Background
2001 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Solar Physics University College London
1998 MPhy Master of Physics (Honours) – Physics and Astrophysics University of Sussex
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