Markiewicz, W. J.; Petrova, E.; Shalygina, O.: Aerosol properties in the upper clouds of Venus from glory observations by the Venus Monitoring Camera (Venus Express mission). Icarus 299, pp. 272 - 293 (2018)
Khatuntsev, I. V.; Patsaeva, M. V.; Titov, D. V.; Ignatiev, N. I.; Turin, A. V.; Fedorova, A. A.; Markiewicz, W. J.: Winds in the Middle Cloud Deck From the Near-IR Imaging by the Venus Monitoring Camera Onboard Venus Express. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 122 (11), pp. 2312 - 2327 (2017)
Bertaux, J.-L.; Khatuntsev, I. V.; Hauchecorne, A.; Markiewicz, W. J.; Marcq, E.; Lebonnois, S.; Patsaeva, M.; Turin, A.; Fedorova, A.: Influence of Venus topography on the zonal wind and UV albedo at cloud top level: The role of stationary gravity waves. Journal Geophysical Research 121 (6), pp. 1087 - 1101 (2016)
Limaye, S. S.; Markiewicz, W. J.; Krauss, R.; Ignatiev, N.; Roatsch, T.; Matz, K. D.: Focal lengths of Venus Monitoring Camera from limb locations. Planetary and Space Science 113, pp. 169 - 183 (2015)
Patsaeva, M. V.; Khatuntsev, I. V.; Patsaev, D. V.; Titov, D. V.; Ignatiev, N. I.; Markiewicz, W. J.; Rodin, A. V.: The relationship between mesoscale circulation and cloud morphology at the upper cloud level of Venus from VMC/Venus Express. Planetary and Space Science 113, pp. 100 - 108 (2015)
Petrova, E. V.; Shalygina, O. S.; Markiewicz, W. J.: The VMC/VEx photometry at small phase angles: Glory and the physical properties of particles in the upper cloud layer of Venus. Planetary and Space Science 113, pp. 120 - 134 (2015)
Markiewicz, W. J.; Petrova, E.; Shalygina, O.; Almeida, M.; Titov, D. V.; Limaye, S. S.; Ignatiev, N.; Roatsch, T.; Matz, K.-D.: Glory on Venus cloud tops and the unknown UV absorber. Icarus 234, pp. 200 - 203 (2014)
Piccialli, A.; Titov, D. V.; Sanchez-Lavega, A.; Peralta, J.; Shalygina, O.; Markiewicz, W. J.; Svedhem, H.: High latitude gravity waves at the Venus cloud tops as observed by the Venus Monitoring Camera on board Venus Express. Icarus 227, pp. 94 - 111 (2014)
Khatuntsev, I. V.; Patsaeva, M. V.; Titov, D. V.; Ignatieva, N. I.; Turina, A. V.; Limaye, S. S.; Markiewicz, W. J.; Almeida, M.; Roatsch, T.; Moissl, R.: Cloud level winds from the Venus Express Monitoring Camera imaging. Icarus 226, pp. 140 - 158 (2013)
Muñoz, A. G.; Hueso, R.; SáNchez-Lavega, A.; Markiewicz, W. J.; Titov, D. V.; Witasse, O.; Opitz, A.: Limb imaging of the Venus O2 visible nightglow with the Venus Monitoring Camera. Geophysical Research Letters 40, pp. 2539 - 2543 (2013)
Cottini, V.; Ignatiev, N. I.; Piccioni, G.; Drossart, P.; Grassi, D.; Markiewicz, W. J.: Water vapor near the cloud tops of Venus from Venus Express/VIRTIS dayside data. Icarus 217, pp. 561 - 569 (2012)
El Maarry, M. R.; Dohm, J. M.; Marzo, G. A.; Fergason, R.; Goetz, W.; Heggy, E.; Pack, A.; Markiewicz, W. J.: Searching for evidence of hydrothermal activity at Apollinaris Mons, Mars. Icarus 217, pp. 297 - 314 (2012)
Turbulence plays a very important role in many applications, ranging from geophysics and astrophysics to engineering. In our solar system, turbulence is often driving by thermal effect, rotation, and magnetic field. In this project you will use high-fidelity simulation tools, including direct numerical simulations, data assimilation, and machine learning, to study the physics of turbulence, focusing on convection and dynamos.
The Planetary Plasma Environments group (PPE) has a strong heritage in the exploration of planetary magnetospheres and space plasma interactions throughout the solar system. It has contributed instruments to several past missions that flew-by or orbited Jupiter (Galileo, Cassini, Ulysses). The PPE participates in the JUICE mission by contributing hardware and scientific expertise to the Particle Environment Package (PEP).
In the "Solar and Stellar Interiors" department, Laurent Gizon, Jesper Schou, Aaron Birch, Robert Cameron and others offer PhD projects in solar physics and astrophysics. Helioseismology and asteroseismology are used as important tools to study the oscillating Sun and stars.
The MPS is one of the leading institutes worldwide in building instruments for solar research, both for ground based observatories as well as for balloon and space-borne missions. Scientists and engineers of MPS conceive new observing methods and develop novel instruments of highest technological complexity. These instruments are built in house, tested, calibrated, and used at the best solar observatories in the world, or delivered to NASA and ESA to be launched to space.
Inversion codes are used to aid the detailed interpretation of solar spectro-polarimetric data. This computer code attempts to find the atmospheric structure that produced an observed spectrum by minimizing the difference between the observed spectrum and a Stokes spectrum.
The Solar Lower Atmosphere and Magnetism (SLAM) group covers many exciting subjects in solar physics, focussing on the development and testing of highly novel solar instrumentation, reduction and analysis of highest quality solar observations, or improving and developing advanced techniques for the analysis of solar observations.