BIS/NASA ‘Fireside Chat’ with Dr. Nicola Fox

Date: 10 May 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: BIS HQ London and Online
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BIS/NASA ‘Fireside Chat’ with Dr. Nicola Fox

Speaker: Dr. Nicola Fox – Associate Administrator (AA), NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD)

Date/Time: Friday 10 May 2024, 13:00-14:00 BST

Venue:  BIS Headquarters, 27/29 South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 1SZ and Online on Zoom

Dr. Nicola Fox will be visiting the BIS to further our long-term relationship with NASA, built up over many years of Space exploration. She has agreed to join our Members, Fellows and guests for a ‘Fireside Chat’ at 13:00 when those registered, both in-person and online, will be able to put their questions.

A light lunch is provided for any in-person attendees if you wish to stay on.



Dr. Nicola “Nicky” Fox

As the Associate Administrator (AA) for the Science Mission Directorate, Dr. Nicola Fox directs ~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 is responsible for fostering an inclusive, welcoming atmosphere and supporting a diverse team of space scientists and engineers around the country. As the AA, Dr. Fox creates a balanced portfolio of carefully chosen missions and research goals to enable a deep scientific understanding of Earth, other planets, the Sun, and the universe. These efforts lay the intellectual foundation for the robotic and human expeditions of the future, while meeting today’s needs for scientific information to address national concerns. Dr. Fox graduated from The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London with a B.S. in Physics. She received an M.S. in Telematics and Satellite Communications from the University of Surrey. She then returned to Imperial College to complete a Ph.D. in Space and Atmospheric Physics. Dr. Fox joined NASA in 2018 as SMD’s Director of the Heliophysics Division, where she led a world-class team in understanding Earth’s most important and life-sustaining star. She oversaw NASA’s work to study key space phenomena and improve situational awareness of the very space our astronauts, satellites, and robotic missions travel through as they explore the solar system and beyond. Prior to August 2018, Dr. Fox worked at the Applied Physics Lab at the 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. Read her full biography HERE.