Planetary

Mar0071344  Doctor (Leicester University website says Professor - please check) Emma Bunce in the Physics and Astronomy department at the University of Leicester. She was instrumental in the success of the Jupiter Juno Projects.

EGU Medal for Professor Emma Bunce

Enormous congratulations to Professor Emma Bunce for being awarded the David Bates Medal of the European Geophysical Union (EGU). The European Geosciences Union (EGU) has named the 50 recipients of next year’s Union Medals and Awards, Division Medals, and Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Awards. These individuals are honoured for their important contributions to the […]

Juno Mission unveils the depth and structure of planet’s shrinking red spot and colourful bands

Juno Mission unveils the depth and structure of planet’s shrinking red spot and colourful bands

Dr. Leigh Fletcher, Participating Scientist for the NASA’s Juno mission, reports on latest discoveries revealing the 3D structure of Jupiter’s deep atmosphere, in an article recently published on TheConversation. Further information can be found in press releases from JPL and from Leicester. Nasa’s Juno mission, the solar-powered robotic explorer of Jupiter, has completed its five-year prime mission to […]

Major step in UK contribution to space mission to study solar wind

Major step in UK contribution to space mission to study solar wind

Space scientists from the University of Leicester have delivered a key component for a new mission to study the impact of the solar wind on Earth’s magnetic field. Engineers from the University’s Space Research Centre have completed the structural and thermal model for the UK’s latest X-ray telescope, the Soft X-ray Imager (SXI), destined for […]

Leicester to lead Royal Astronomical Society livestream of Uranus

Leicester to lead Royal Astronomical Society livestream of Uranus

Astronomers and planetary scientists from the University of Leicester are to lead dedicated livestream observations of Uranus in partnership with the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) to bring live imagery of the planet to the public in the UK and around the world. Members of the public are invited to view live footage of the ‘ice […]

Doctoral Inaugural Lecture by Dr. Sam Turnpenney

On Wednesday starting at 5pm, Sam Turnpenney, an alumni of Physics, is one of two recent graduates presenting their Doctoral Inaugural Lecture. Sam’s talk is on “Modelling magnetospheric radio emission from exoplanets”. To book and further details, see the Eventbrite page. This is for members with a University of Leicester email address and access will […]

Leicester Planetary Scientist Shortlisted for the Women of the Future Awards

Leicester Planetary Scientist Shortlisted for the Women of the Future Awards

Enormous congratulations to Dr Beatriz Sánchez-Cano, who is on the shortlist for the 2021 Women of the Future Awards! Beatriz is an Ernest Rutherford Fellow within our Planetary Science Group, and is one of six candidates shortlisted in the Science category. The Women of the Future Awards, founded by Pinky Lilani CBE DL in 2006, […]

Congratulations to Dr Jennifer Carter for being awarded a Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr Jennifer Carter for being awarded a Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship

Dr Jennifer Carter was one of five academics appointed as a Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow for 2021. The Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin fellowship scheme offers a recognised first step in an independent research career for outstanding post-doctoral scientists who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances such as parenting and caring responsibilities or health-related […]

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