NASA’s Vision for Powerful Science

presented by NASA Science Chief Nicola “Nicky” Fox

Thursday, April 18, 2024
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Mitchell Hall: University of Delaware – Newark Campus

Attend in person or by livestream

Join us for an inspiring presentation by Dr. Nicola “Nicky” Fox, the head of NASA’s Science Directorate and a prominent figure in heliophysics — the science of the sun and how it affects Earth, space weather and our solar system. She will share fresh insights on the journey of discovery NASA is leading and how you can be part of it.

SPONSORED BY:
Delaware Space Grant and the UD Department of Physics and Astronomy with support from the Research Office and the Office of Communications and Marketing

Nicky Fox

Nicky Fox

NASA Associate Administrator and Chief of the Science Directorate

Meet NASA’s Science Chief

Dr. Fox, who was born in England, directs more than 100 NASA missions to explore the secrets of the universe — missions that use the view from space to assess questions as practical as hurricane formation, as enticing as the prospect of lunar resources, as amazing as behavior in weightlessness, and as profound as the origin of the universe. She joined NASA in 2018 as director of the Heliophysics Division, where she led a world-class team in understanding Earth’s most important and life-sustaining star. Her portfolio also included NASA’s research to help the U.S. government better predict space weather, which can interfere with radio communications, affect GPS accuracy, and even affect electrical grids on the ground. Previously, she worked at the Applied Physics Lab at Johns Hopkins University, where she was the chief scientist for heliophysics, as well as the project scientist for NASA’s Parker Solar Probe — humanity’s first mission to a star. In December 2024, the Parker Solar Probe will come within 4 million miles of the sun’s surface, the closest approach ever by a human-made instrument. Dr. Fox graduated from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London with a B.S. in physics and a Ph.D. in space and atmospheric physics. She received an M.S. in telematics and satellite communications from the University of Surrey. Images courtesy of NASA
Nicola "Nicky" Fox

Nicola "Nicky" Fox

NASA Associate Administrator and Chief of the Science Directorate

Registration Details:

  • This event is open to the public.
  • It will be held in person and also be livestreamed.
  • Reserve your spot now by completing the registration below.
  • Registration deadline: April 17
  • Get ready to explore the wonders of space.

For inquiries or assistance with registration, please email the UD Research Office.

Getting Here:

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Livestream Details:

You must be registered for this event to gain access to the livestream on April 18. An email will be sent 48 hours in advance to those who have registered with the link to view Dr. Fox’s presentation. If you have questions, please contact the UD Research Office.

We look forward to welcoming you to this extraordinary event at the University of Delaware. Don’t miss the chance to connect with a leading figure in space science and explore the secrets of the universe!

 NASA’s Vision for Powerful Science

presented by NASA Science Chief Nicola “Nicky” Fox
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Thursday, April 18, 2024
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Mitchell Hall: University of Delaware – Newark Campus

Registration is required. Registration Deadline is April 17. This is an in-person event and also will be livestreamed.
2024 Nicky Fox Lecture, NASA Science Chief
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