Dr Sophie Murray
Name: Dr Sophie Murray
Title: Technical Officer
Address: School of Cosmic Physics, DIAS Dunsink Observatory, Dunsink Lane, Castleknock, Dublin 15, D15 XR2R, Ireland.
Personal Website: sophiemurray.org
Biographical sketch: Sophie’s research interests are focused on better understanding the solar source of space weather events in order to improve predictions of their impact on Earth. After completing a PhD in solar physics at Trinity College Dublin, she worked at the Met Office, the UK’s national meteorological service. Collaborating with scientists, forecasters, policy makers, and end users, she transitioned basic science to operational space weather forecasting products. Sophie has experience in a range of space weather disciplines, from solar flare forecasting, to solar wind propagation, and thermospheric modelling. Previously a Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin and now a Technical Officer at DIAS, Sophie is currently developing solar eruption warning and prediction tools using state-of-the-art techniques established by the terrestrial weather community. She leads a number of international space weather forecasting coordination activities, and is also heavily involved in public engagement and outreach.