Barbara Bromage 1948-2022

It is with great sadness that we announce that our friend and colleague Dr Barbara Bromage passed away peacefully in her sleep, in hospital and after a long illness, with her husband Gordon at her side.

Having obtained a PhD in Infrared Spectroscopy, Barbara’s research interests spanned solar and solar-terrestrial physics. At the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory she worked for the EISCAT group and studied the aurora and solar effects on the Earth’s upper atmosphere. She later joined RAL’s solar physics group, leading some of the pre-launch calibration of the Coronal Diagnostic Spectrometer (CDS) on SOHO.

In 1994 she joined the University of Central Lancashire, where she effectively founded the solar physics group. Over the following 20 years at the University she continued her research on solar-terrestrial effects, solar active regions and coronal holes. She was a well-liked lecturer and staff member and was promoted to Reader in Solar Physics. She was active both in UKSP (of which she was secretary for some years) and in MIST. She will be missed.

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