The University of Leicester team

The University of Leicester has the UK's only formal co-investigator of this NASA-led mission and our science team comprises of members of the Department of Physics and Astronomy's Radio and Space Plasma Physics Group (RSPP).
L-R: Ms Rosie Johnson, Dr Jonathan (Jonny) Nichols, Professor Emma Bunce, Dr Thomas (Tom) Stallard, Dr Leigh Fletcher, Dr Henrik Melin, Dr Gabrielle (Gabby) Provan, Professor Stanley (Stan) Cowley.

L-R: Ms Rosie Johnson, Dr Jonathan (Jonny) Nichols, Professor Emma Bunce, Dr Thomas (Tom) Stallard, Dr Leigh Fletcher, Dr Henrik Melin, Dr Gabrielle (Gabby) Provan, Professor Stanley (Stan) Cowley.

Professor Stan Cowley, Emeritus Professor of Solar-Planetary Physics

Professor Cowley's is a Co-Investigator on the Juno mission. His role is data analysis, modelling and theory relevant to magnetosphereionosphere coupling in Jupiter’s plasma environment, and origins of Jovian auroral emissions.

Professor Emma Bunce, Professor of Planetary Plasma Physics

Dr Gabrielle (Gabby) Provan, STFC Research Fellow

Professor Emma Bunce and Dr Gabrielle Provan will use magnetic field data and theoretical modelling to explore the plasma environment of the Jovian magnetosphere and its coupling to the ionosphere.

Dr Jonathan (Jonny) Nichols, Reader in Planetary Auroras

Dr Thomas (Tom) Stallard, Reader in Planetary Astronomy

Ms Rosie Johnson, PhD Research Student (supervised by Dr Tom Stallard)

Dr Jonathan Nichols, Dr Tom Stallard and Rosie Johnson use Earth- and space-based facilities (including the Hubble Space Telescope) to explore Jupiter’s beautiful auroras and their interaction with the upper atmosphere.

Dr Leigh Fletcher, Senior Lecturer in Planetary Science

Dr Henrik Melin, STFC Research Fellow

Dr Leigh Fletcher and Dr Henrik Melin exploit infrared and ultraviolet observations to explore the variability of Jupiter’s climate, and the origin and formation of the giant planet.

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