Rinnert, K.; Lanzerotti, L. J.; Krider, E. P.; Uman, M. A.; Dehmel, G.; Gliem, F. O.; Axford, W. I.: Electromagnetic noise and radio wave propagation below 100 kHz in the Jovian magnetosphere, 1. The equatorial region. Journal Geophysical Research 84, pp. 5181 - 5188 (1979)
Ip, W.-H.; Fillius, W.; Mogro-Campero, A.; Gleeson, L. J.; Axford, W. I.: Quiet-time interplanetary cosmic ray anisotropies observed from Pioneer 10 and 11. Journal Geophysical Research 83, pp. 1633 - 1640 (1978)
Krimigis, S. M.; Armstrong, T. P.; Axford, W. I.; Bostrom, C. O.; Fan, C. Y.; Gloeckler, G.; Lanzerotti, L. J.: The low energy charged particle (LECP) experiment on the Voyager spacecraft. Space Science Reviews 21, pp. 329 - 354 (1977)
Messinger, H. F.; Greenstadt, E. W.; Axford, W. I.; Wetherill, G. W.: Comet exploration: Scientific objectives and mission strategy for a rendezvous with Encke. Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics 50, pp. 209 - 236 (1977)
Axford, W. I.; Suess, S. T.: The outer heliosphere. In: From the Sun: Auroras, Magnetic Storms, Solar Flares, Cosmic Rays, pp. 143 - 152 (Eds. Suess, S. T.; Tsurutani, B. T.). American Geophysical Union, Washington D. C. (1998)
Axford, W. I.; McKenzie, J. F.: Acceleration of the high speed solar wind. In: Magnetodynamic Phenomena in the Solar Atmosphere-Prototypes of Stellar Magnetic Activity, pp. 115 - 122 (Eds. Uchida, Y.; Kosugi, T.; Hudson, H. S.). Kluwer, Dordrecht (1996)
Axford, W. I.; Breus, T. K.: Scenario of solar wind interaction with Venus and Mars. In: Plasma Environments of Non-Magnetic Planets (Proc. 4th COSPAR Colloquium, Ann Arbor, U. S. A., 1992), pp. 207 - 216 (Ed. Gombosi, T. I.). Pergamon Press, Oxford (1993)
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.
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 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.
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.