15 January, 2019 News stories

British Antarctic Survey space weather scientist, Dr Mark Clilverd, has been awarded a prestigious award from the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) in their 2019 Awards. The award recognises Mark as a distinguished and eloquent speaker and invites him to give the annual James Dungey lecture at the Royal Astronomical Society in London on a suitable topic in geophysics.
Dr Mark Clilverd receives his long-service award from BAS Director Professor Dame Jane Francis

The RAS James Dungey Lecture was awarded to Dr Clilverd for his knowledge and contribution to the field of space weather research.

Throughout his career, Dr Clilverd has quietly amassed a world class reputation in his field. This was not only achieved as a result of authoring over 170 academic papers, but also because of his excellent record of public engagement and outstanding scientific talks on a broad range of space and upper atmospheric topics. His modest, engaging style enables him to successfully deliver talks to audiences containing both professional scientists and amateur enthusiasts.
Dr Clilverd’s specialist subject can be described as ‘Energetic particle precipitation and its effects on the upper atmosphere and climate’.
Read the RAS press release here