Dr Nathan Case

Senior Research Associate

Profile

Nathan is a space physicist who studies the interaction between the solar wind and Earth's magnetic field - known as the magnetosphere. Nathan earned his PhD in Space Physics at Lancaster University, before moving to NASA Goddard to work on the Aurorasaurus project. He returned to Lancaster to continue his research into the dynamics of Earth's magnetosphere.

Nathan is a keen science communicator, frequently undertaking outreach activities and appearing in the media on aurora and space related topics. He is also one of the team running AuroraWatch UK.

Measuring the effects of space weather: developing a new generation of magnetometer
01/07/2019 → 30/05/2020
Research

Shetland Magnetometer for AuroraWatch UK
15/05/2017 → …
Other

Dedicated auroral all-sky camera for AuroraWatch UK
01/01/2016 → 01/01/2017
Other

Plasma environments in the solar system
01/04/2015 → 31/08/2018
Research

Aurorasaurus
03/11/2014 → …
Other

AuroraWatch UK
01/04/2003 → …
Other

Light Up Lancaster
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Invited Speaker: An analysis of magnetic reconnection events and their associated auroral enhancements
Invited talk

Invited Speaker: Balancing Engagement with Other Job Aspects
Invited talk

Proms Plus Talk
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Invited Speaker: Towards a sustainable Research Staff Association
Invited talk

Lancaster University Research Staff Association (External organisation)
Membership of committee

National Astronomy Meeting 2019
Participation in conference

AGU Fall Meeting 2017
Participation in conference

Lancaster Community Day
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

AGU Fall Meeting 2016
Participation in conference

Max Planck Inst Solar Syst Res, Max Planck Society
Visiting an external academic institution

Invited Speaker: Using citizen science to study the aurora
Invited talk

Spring MIST 2016
Participation in conference

Autumn MIST
Participation in conference

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2011
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

NASA Exceptional Achievement Award for Science
Prize (including medals and awards)

NASA Heliophysics Peer Award
Prize (including medals and awards)

NASA Group Achievement Award
Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Space and Planetary Physics