Date: Friday 13th October | Time: 2.15pm – 3.15pm
Dr Jonathan Nichols
Dr Nichols graduated with a PhD from the University of Leicester in 2004 under the supervision of Prof. S. H. W. Cowley, with a theoretical thesis regarding the nature of Jupiter’s magnetosphere and auroras. He has since held research associate posts at the University of Leicester and Boston University, Massachusetts, working with Hubble Space Telescope observations of Jupiter’s and Saturn’s ultraviolet auroras. He was awarded a 5-year Science and Technology Facilities Council Advanced Fellowship in 2011, was appointed to a lectureship in 2013 and a readership in 2016. Dr Nichols continues to work with Hubble Space Telescope data, having been awarded time to observe Jupiter, Saturn, Ganymede, and exoplanet WASP-12b, and is presently also working with Juno data as a Juno Science Team member. He has also recently expanded his theoretical studies to consider exoplanets and Brown Dwarfs.
The Juno Mission: first results