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 regularly taken him to the high arctic to carry out experiments. As a passionate science communicator, he’s established himself as a popular speaker for public audiences and he also regularly contributes to print and broadcast media.
Dot Talks, Mission Control Friday 2017