Maire Goreman

TEDxAberystwyth 2018 speaker

Dr Maire Goreman talks about the 1859 Carrington event and the science behind how we might predict the next similar event. In 2012 the Earth missed a similar event by 9 days which had the potential to take out power and telecommunications infrastructure. Recovery would have taken 4 years and trillions of dollars.

Dr Maire Gorman is an associate Lecturer in the physics department where she specialises in teaching planetary and atmospheric physics. Her research focuses on calculating the wavelengths of light emitted by different molecules which are of interest in various astronomical settings such as exoplanets, stars, “failed” stars and the Inter-stellar Medium. Maire was born in Aberdeen and moved to Aberystwyth in January 2016.

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