Dr. Colin ForsythMullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL)

Dr. Colin Forsyth is a NERC Independent Research Fellow at MSSL. He uses observations of particles, electromagnetic fields and EM radiation to understand how the Sun interacts with the space environment around the Earth.


The physical processes in this environment lead to phenomena like the aurora and can impact on technology through space weather.

UCL's Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) is a world-leading research organisation and is the UK's largest university-based space research group. MSSL delivers a broad, cutting-edge science programme, underpinned by a strong capability in space science instrumentation, space-domain engineering, space medicine, systems engineering and project management.

Our scientific research ranges from cosmology and the study of extra-galactic objects, to studies of the Sun, the planets and their moons, the Earth, and humans working and living in space. We also research and develop the next generation of space instrumentation. Since officially opening in 1967, MSSL has been involved in over 300 rocket and satellite launches and currently has hardware throughout the solar system