Palmaerts, B.; Roussos, E.; Krupp, N.; Kurth, W. S.; Dougherty, M. K.: Statistical analysis of the quasi-periodic relativistic electron injections in the Saturn's magnetosphere. Cassini PSG meeting #65, Rome, Italy (2015)
Palmaerts, B.; Roussos, E.; Krupp, N.; Kurth, W. S.; Mitchell, D. G.; Dougherty, M. K.: Statistical analysis and multi-instrument overview of the quasi-periodic 1-hour pulsations in the Saturn's outer magnetosphere. Magnetospheres of the Outer Planets, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (2015)
Regoli, L. H.; Roussos, E.; Feyerabend, M.; Jones, G. H.; Krupp, N.; Coates, A. J.; Simon, S.; Motschmann, U.; Dougherty, M. K.: Access of energetic particles to Titan's exobase: a study of Cassini's T9 flyby. Magnetospheres of the Outer Planets , Atlanta, Georgia, USA (2015)
Krupp, N.; Roussos, E.; Fränz, M.; Palmaerts, B.; Bagenal, F.; Wilson, R.; Paranicas, C.: Global Flow Patterns in the Jovian Magnetosphere: Galileo/EPD and Galileo/PLS measurements. European Planetary Science Congress EPSC, Cascais, Portugal (2014)
Krupp, N.; Roussos, E.; Paranicas, C.; Sicard, A.; Hospodarsky, G.; Shprits, Y.: Measurements and modelling of the Jovian and Saturnian radiation belts (solicited). European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014, Vienna, Austria (2014)
Roussos, E.; Krupp, N.; Mitchell, D. G.; Paranicas, C.; Palmaerts, B.; Paranicas, C.; Krimigis, S. M.; Andriopoulou, M.; Kurth, W. S.; Badman, S.et al.; Masters, A.; Dougherty, M. K.: Quasi-Periodic injections of relativistic electrons in Saturn's magnetosphere. European Planetary Science Congress EPSC, Cascais, Portugal (2014)
Dialynas, K.; Roussos, E.; Regoli, L.; Paranicas, C.P.; Krimigis, S.M.; Kane, M.; Mitchell, D.G.; Hamilton, D.C.; Krupp, N.; Carbary, J.F.: Studying the seed population of Saturn’s <1 MeV radiation belts using Cassini/MIMI measurements: Energetic Ion moments and polytropic index in Saturn’s magnetosphere. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA (2019)
Roussos, E.: Solar Energetic Protons (SEP) as tracers of enhanced solar wind conditions upstream of Saturn’s magnetosphere: event list and applications. Magnetospheres of the Outer Planets, Uppsala, Sweden (2018)
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.
Recently new, very sensitive observations of the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) and its instruments NOMAD (Nadir and Occultation for MArs Discovery) an ACS (Atmospheric Chemistry Suite) became available and initiated a number of interesting scientific questions. Some of them are open PhD projects using the MPS General Circulation Model (MPS-GCM).
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.
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).
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.