Magnetic Structures in the Solar System
Prof Margaret Kivelson (UCLA/University of Michigan)
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, Lecture Theatre A
Professor Margaret G. Kivelson is a world-renowned American physicist who has worked at the forefront of space physics since the 1950s. Her primary research interests are the magnetospheres of Earth, Jupiter and Saturn. As the principal investigator on the magnetometer on-board the Galileo Orbiter at Jupiter, she discovered the magnetic field of Jupiter’s moon Ganymede and strong evidence for subsurface ocean on Europa. Earlier this year, her team reported possible geysers on Europa.
Professor Kivelson’s wealth of expertise and historical perspective is unique within the field. She completed her PhD at Harvard in 1957 in ‘Bremstrahlung of High Energy Electrons’, and later chaired UCLA’s Department of Earth and Space Science. Currently Professor Kivelson is a Distinguished Profeassor Emerita of Space Physics at UCLA and a research scientists and scholar at the University of Michigan. Professor Kivelson has written in excess of 350 papers and regularly talks at international workshops and conferences. Here at the University of Leicester she is probably best known as the author of the ‘Introduction to Space Physics’ textbook that is used in our lecture courses.
In celebration of Professor Kivelson’s significant birthday she will be joining us at the University of Leicester on the 24 October to give a public lecture. The lecture will be followed by a small celebration. Please join us for what promises to be a memorable evening. The lecture is free but please register to help us gauge the size of the cake.
Book a seat (and cake!) at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/magnetic-structures-in-the-solar-system-tickets-50902053412