Funding the future

By James Kay, on 11 June 2010

Dr Lucie Green from UCL’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory took part in a Question Time-style debate at Cheltenham with new Minister of State for Universities and Science David Willetts.

Here she reflects on what he had to say and talks about the reasons for optimism despite the difficult decisions ahead.


Dr Lucie Green on the mysteries of the Sun

By Lara Carim, on 10 June 2010

Dr Lucie Green works at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL’s Department of Space and Climate Physics.

She divides her time between research into how the Sun behaves and communicating her work to the public (for which she won an award last year).

Today at Cheltenham she is discussing how scientists monitor the Sun, and its mysterious calm over the past two years which is baffling astronomers.

In this video, Dr Green describes her experience of a total solar eclipse from the Pacific Ocean – and what scientists can learn from such a rare phenomenon.