Prof. Mark Lester - Geophysics Secretary
Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Leicester
B.Sc. Ph.D., FRAS, Professor of Solar-Terrestrial Physics at the University of Leicester, RAS Council (1988 - 1991), RAS Vice-President (1991 - 1993), Member of Finance Committee (2000 - 2003), RAS Award for Services to Geophysics (2014).
Special interests: Magnetospheric and Ionospheric Physics, Ionospheric Dynamics, the Plasma Environment of Mars, Space Weather at Earth and Mars.
In addition to a broad scientific background with wide ranging scientific interests, I have a wealth of experience of organising projects, for example leading the SuperDARN project, management of people and involvement in planning as Head of Department for 6 years, and planning and co-ordinating scientific meetings. If elected, I believe my experience would be invaluable in all the roles required of the Geophysics secretary. In particular, I would endeavour to provide an attractive and stimulating science programme of G Discussion meetings for RAS members as well ensuring that all areas of the RAS remit are represented. I would also bring my experience to RAS Council in the broader range of activity required of Council members.