Professor Lucie Green

Lucie Green is a Professor of Physics and a Royal Society University Research Fellow based at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL’s Department of Space and Climate Physics. Lucie studies activity in the atmosphere of our nearest star, the Sun, looking in particular at immense magnetic fields in the Sun’s atmosphere which sporadically erupt into the Solar System.

Lucie is very active in public engagement with science and delivers fascinating talks to schools, corporations and festivals on astronomy, space weather, climate change and the Sun.

Her presenting credits include Stargazing Live, Sky at Night, Horizon: Transit of Venus, Timeshift: The History of Extreme Weather and Inside Science. Lucie is also a regular guest on the One Show and is a popular contributor to various radio programmes including Infinite Monkey Cage and Slooh Radio.

Her first popular science book is called 15 Million Degrees: A  Journey to the Centre of the Sun, which discusses the history and current activities in solar physics.

For book enquires, please contact Janklow and Nesbit.


15 Million Degrees

Professor Lucie Green

110 times wider than Earth; 15 million degrees at its core; an atmosphere so huge that Earth is actually within it: come and meet the star of our solar system

Light takes eight minutes to reach Earth from the surface of the Sun. But its journey within the Sun takes hundreds of thousands of years. What is going on in there? What are light and heat? How does the Sun produce them and how on earth did scientists discover this?

In this astonishing and enlightening adventure, you’ll travel millions of miles from inside the Sun to its surface and to Earth, where the light at the end of its journey is allowing you to read right now. You’ll discover how the Sun works (including what it sounds like), the latest research in solar physics and how a solar storm could threaten everything we know. And you’ll meet the groundbreaking scientists, including the author, who pieced this extraordinary story together.