Profiles

Conversations With… Dr Beatriz Sanchez-Cano

Conversations With… Dr Beatriz Sanchez-Cano

Dr Beatriz Sanchez-Cano is a PostDoctoral Research Associate within the School of Physics and Astronomy and studies Mars’ Plasma. Dr Sanchez-Cano has recently been awarded an STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowship, is a Guest Investigator for the BepiColombo mission and collaborates with Prof. Mark Lester to supervise undergraduate project work. What is your official Job Role? […]

The Competition for ESA’s Next Astronauts – Naomi Rowe-Gurney

The Competition for ESA’s Next Astronauts – Naomi Rowe-Gurney

Applications for ESA’s next astronauts recently closed, and several Leicester scientists were among the 22,500 people who applied – PhD student Naomi Rowe-Gurney was featured in the Telegraph, discussing her application. Planetary Scientist Naomi Rowe-Gurney was interviewed by Lizzie Roberts of the Telegraph newspaper, as one of the ~2000 British applicants to follow in the […]

Dr. Suzie Imber on WomenInSTEM

Dr Suzie Imber of Leicester’s Planetary Science Group writes about WomenInSTEM for the “Research Hot Topics” blog. My area of research is planetary science, and in particular Space Weather, which encompasses how the planets in the solar system interact with the solar wind from the Sun. On Earth, it can cause severe disruption to satellites, communication infrastructure, […]

Dr Harjinder Sembhi on WomenInSTEM

Dr Harjinder Sembhi of Leicester’s Earth Observation Group writes about WomenInSTEM for the “Research Hot Topics” blog. I am a remote sensing scientist and I use data collected by satellites that look down at the Earth to understand changes to our climate and environment. The measurements made by these satellites are important because they help us monitor greenhouse gases and pollution, […]

Conversations With… Dr Leigh Fletcher

Conversations With… Dr Leigh Fletcher

Dr Leigh Fletcher is an Associate Professor in Planetary Science at the University of Leicester. He specialises in the research of Planetary Atmospheres and uses data from multiple sources for this purpose. In addition, Leigh is responsible for the SURE Summer programme and runs the School website and blog. What is your official Job Role? […]

Conversations with… Duncan Ross

Conversations with… Duncan Ross

Duncan is the head of the electronics workshop in the Space Research Centre at the University of Leicester, as well as being the group safety supervisor. He is responsible for the production engineering and manufacture of electronic assemblies. Duncan is also currently working on the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) as lead mechanical and electronics production […]

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021 – Part 3

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021 – Part 3

On February 11th the School of Physics and Astronomy joined in with the International Day of Women and Girls in Science celebrations, using Twitter (@PhysicsUoL) to showcase some of the valuable, innovative research currently being led by women around the School. In the final post in this series, we move beyond the planetary explorers showcased […]

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021 – Part 2

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021 – Part 2

On February 11th the School of Physics and Astronomy joined in with the International Day of Women and Girls in Science celebrations, using Twitter (@PhysicsUoL) to showcase some of the valuable, innovative research currently being led by women around the School.In this second in a series of three posts, we move beyond the planetary explorers […]

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021 – Part 1

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021 – Part 1

On February 11th the School of Physics and Astronomy joined in with the International Day of Women and Girls in Science celebrations, using Twitter (@PhysicsUoL) to showcase some of the valuable, innovative research currently being led by women around the School. In a series of three posts, we’ll share some highlights from the day, taking […]

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.

Conversations With… Prof. Emma Bunce

Professor Emma Bunce is the Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy and is the current President of the Royal Astronomical Society. What is your official job role? I am a Professor of Planetary Plasma Physics (which alliterates nicely!) and I am the Head of School. Can you briefly describe your role within the […]

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