Maneva, Y. G.; Araneda, J. A.; Marsch, E.: Regulation of Ion Drifts and Anisotropies by Parametrically Unstable Finite-Amplitude Alfven-Cyclotron Waves in the Fast Solar Wind. Astrophysical Journal 783 (2), 139 (2014)
Perrone, D.; Bourouaine, S.; Valentini, F.; Marsch, E.; Veltri, P.: Generation of temperature anisotropy for alpha particle velocity distributions in solar wind at 0.3 AU: Vlasov simulations and Helios observations. Journal Geophysical Research 119 (4), pp. 2400 - 2410 (2014)
Bourouaine, S.; Alexandrova, O.; Marsch, E.; Maksimovic, M.: On spectral breaks in the power spectra of magnetic fluctuations in fast solar wind between 0.3 and 0.9 AU. Astrophysical Journal 749, pp. 102 - 109 (2012)
He, J.; Tu, C.; Marsch, E.; Yao, S.: Do oblique Alfven/ion-cyclotron or fast-mode/whistler waves dominate the dissipation of solar wind turbulence near the proton inertial length? Astrophysical Journal 745, L8 (2012)
He, J.; Tu, C.; Marsch, E.; Yao, S.: Reproduction of the Observed Two-Component Magnetic Helicity in Solar Wind Turbulence by a Superposition of Parallel and Oblique Alfven Waves. Astrophysical Journal 749 (1), 86 (2012)
Bourouaine, S.; Marsch, E.; Neubauer Fritz, M.: On the Relative Speed and Temperature Ratio of Solar Wind Alpha Particles and Protons: Collisions Versus Wave Effects. Astrophysical Journal 728, pp. L3 - L7 (2011)
de Lucas, A.; Schwenn, R.; dal Lago, A.; Marsch, E.; Clúa de Gonzalez, A. L.: Interplanetary shock wave extent in the inner heliosphere as observed by multiple spacecraft. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 73, pp. 1281 - 1292 (2011)
He, J.-S.; Marsch, E.; Tu, C.-Y.; Zong, Q.-G.; Yao, S.; Tian, H.: Two-dimensional correlation functions for density and magnetic field fluctuations in magnetosheath turbulence measured by the Cluster spacecraft. Journal Geophysical Research 116, A06207 (2011)
Hellinger, P.; Matteini, L.; Štverák, Š.; Trávníček, P. M.; Marsch, E.: Heating and cooling of protons in the fast solar wind between 0.3 and 1 AU: Helios revisited. Journal Geophysical Research 116, A09105 (2011)
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.
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.
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.
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.