Dr Sarah BadmanResearch Fellow & Lecturer
Magnetospheric and auroral dynamics in the solar system. Diagnosing the transfer of energy from the Sun to planetary environments. Use of Cassini spacecraft in situ and remote sensing data at Saturn. Interpretation and comparison of auroral emissions at ultraviolet, infrared and radio wavelengths from the outer planets.
PhD Supervision Interests
Dynamics of Jupiter’s magnetosphere: We are entering a new era of understanding of giant planet environments thanks to the Juno mission at Jupiter and concurrent Hubble Space Telescope images of Jupiter’s UV aurora. The combination of these measurements allow us to probe how the vast magnetosphere responds to changes in the external (e.g. solar wind) and internal (e.g. the volcanic moon Io) conditions. This project will exploit the available data to investigate the mechanisms and timescales of Jupiter’s magnetospheric dynamics.
Fellowship: Illuminating Solar-Planetary Interactions
01/03/2016 → 28/02/2021
Cassini Participating Scientist
01/04/2015 → 31/03/2018
Plasma environments in the solar system
01/04/2015 → 31/08/2018
National Astronomy Meeting 2019
Participation in conference
A Woman's Place?
Participation in workshop, seminar, course
Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics (Journal)
RAS 2012 Research Fellowship
Fellowship awarded competitively
- Space and Planetary Physics