Jim Wild is the Professor of Space Physics at Lancaster University where he studies the space environment and the links between the Sun, the Earth and other planets. This includes the physics behind the aurora borealis, the impact of space weather on human technology and the interaction between the Martian atmosphere and the interplanetary environment. As well as exploiting an international flotilla of satellites, this research has taken him to the high arctic to carry out experiments.
Jim completed a doctorate in solar-terrestrial physics at the University of Leicester. As a passionate science communicator, he’s established himself as a popular speaker for public audiences and regularly contributes to print and broadcast media. He has previously held a Science in Society Fellowship supported by the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council and was recently awarded the Royal Astronomical Society’s 2018 James Dungey Lecture prize.
He is also an enthusiastic fell and ultra-distance runner and enjoys curry in all its forms.
Talk: Now Here is the Space Weather: From Solar Winds to Magnetic Fields