Internationally-renowned professor of space physics to present George Fraser Memorial Lecture

An internationally renowned professor of space physics will be presenting the second in the series of George Fraser Memorial Lectures at the University on Wednesday 14 October.

Professor Fraser, who was Director of the Space Research Centre, died suddenly on 18 March 2014. He was one of the world’s leading experts in the field of X-ray astronomy and worked on several space missions, including Beagle 2 to Mars and BepiColombo to Mercury.

The memorial lecture – ‘Planetary exploration: from Saturn to Mercury and on to Jupiter’ - will be presented by Professor Michele Dougherty (pictured) of Imperial College London on Wednesday 14 October 2015

Professor Dougherty is principal investigator for two major outer planetary space missions – the NASA Cassini spacecraft which is in orbit around Saturn and the ESA JUICE spacecraft that will go into orbit around Ganymede, Jupiter’s largest moon. For the past 15 years she has been responsible for the leadership of the Cassini magnetometer instrument team, which measures magnetic fields in space.

‘Planetary exploration: from Saturn to Mercury and on to Jupiter’ will be presented on Wednesday 14 October 2015 at 5.30pm in the Rattray Lecture Theatre. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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