UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE|
Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
Who I am ?
My field of research is solar physics, in particular the ultraviolet
and X-ray spectrum of the Sun. I have worked on many space projects
including Skylab's Apollo Telescope Mount, the Solar Maximum Mission
satellite and Spacelab2. More recently I have been working with a
satellite called SOHO, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, an ESA
and NASA space project, which was launched in December 1995. The
observations from SOHO have completely changed our view of the Sun.
I am keen to convey my interest and excitement in
solar physics to the general public and to school children.
I have written articles and participated in radio
and TV programmes. I am collaborating with some colleagues
to produce a CD-ROM for teenagers (13-16 year old)
called Sun Block '99: Young Scientists Investigate
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