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Albert, K.; Hizberger, J.; Woch, J.; Michalik, H.: On-board calibration of the PHI instrument on-board the Solar Orbiter: Autonomous flat fielding of the HRT. Ground and space-based instruments for future research in Solar Terrestrial physics, L'Aquila, Italy (2016)
Dubinin, E.; Fraenz, M.; Zhang, T.-L.; Woch, J.; Wei, Y.; Barabash, S.: Asymmetrical response of the ionospheric magnetization and the plasma sheet formation on the IMF orientation. 6th Alfven Conference: Plasma Interactions with Solar System Objects anticipating Rosetta, MAVEN and Mars Orbiter Mission, London, UK (2014)
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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).
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.
Karen Harvey solar physics prize 2020 for Prof. Dr. Tian who studies dynamic phenomena in the Sun’s atmosphere; his research group is a partner group of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research.
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.