Dr Helen Mason will be giving a talk on NASA’s Parker Solar Probe and ESA’s Solar Orbiter. Talk details to follow.
Dr Helen Mason is a Reader in Solar Physics at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge where she has been based for over 35 years. She obtained a BSc (First Class Honours) and PhD at the University of London. She has taught at Cambridge University, London University and for the Open University.
Helen’s field of research is solar physics, in particular the ultraviolet and X-ray spectrum of the Sun. She has worked on many joint UK, NASA, ESA and Japanese space projects including Skylab, the Solar Maximum Mission, Yohkoh, SoHO (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory), Hinode and SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory). In 2010, the CHIANTI team, of which Helen is a founder member, was awarded the Royal Astronomical Society’s Group Achievers’ Award for Geophysics.
In 2014, Helen was awarded an OBE for her services to Higher Education and to Women in Science, Engineering and Technology.