Thor, R.; Kallenbach, R.; Gläser, P.; Christensen, U. R.; Oberst, J.; Stark, A.; Steinbrügge, G.: Simultaneous retrieval of the h2 tidal Love number and the global shape of the Moon from laser altimetry. Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) 15th Annual Meeting , Honolulu, Hawaii (2018)
Thor, R. N.; Kallenbach, R.; Christensen, U. R.; Oberst, J.; Stark, A.; Steinbrügge, G.: Improved algorithms for the retrieval of the h2 Love number of Mercury from laser altimetry data. European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria (2017)
Christensen, U. R.: Magnetic fields a window into the deep interiors of planets. Workshop on Structure and Dynamics of the interior of rocky planets. Structure and Dynamics of Earth-like Planets, Paris, France (2014)
Thor, R.; Kallenbach, R.; Christensen, U. R.; Gläser, P.; Stark, A.; Steinbrügge, G.; Oberst, J.: Simultaneous retrieval of the lunar solid body tide and topography from laser altimetry. AGU Fall Meeting , online (2020)
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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).
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.
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.