Yang, B.; Zong, Q.-G.; Fu, S. Y.; Li, X.; Korth, A.; Fu, H. S.; Yue, C.; Rème, H.: The role of ULF waves interacting with oxygen ions at the outer ring current during storm times. Journal Geophysical Research 116, A01203 (2011)
Mouikis, C. G.; Kistler, L. M.; Liu, Y. H.; Klecker, B.; Korth, A.; Dandouras, I.: H+ and O+ content of the plasma sheet at 1519 Re as a function of geomagnetic and solar activity. Journal Geophysical Research 115, A00J16 (2010)
Yang, B.; Zong, Q.-G.; Wang, Y. F.; Fu, S. Y.; Song, P.; Fu, H. S.; Korth, A.; Tian, T.; Rème, H.: Cluster observations of simultaneous resonant interactions of ULF waves with energetic electrons and thermal ion species in the inner magnetosphere. Journal Geophysical Research 115, A02214 (2010)
Bučík, R.; Mall, U.; Gómez-Herrero, R.; Korth, A.; Mason, G. M.: STEREO observations of energetic ions in corotating interaction regions during the May 2007 solar events. Solar Physics 259 (1-2), pp. 361 - 380 (2009)
Bučík, R.; Mall, U.; Korth, A.; Mason, G. M.: On acceleration of <1 MeV/n He ions in the corotating compression regions near 1 AU: STEREO observations. Annales Geophysicae 27 (9), pp. 3677 - 3690 (2009)
Giang, T. T.; Hamrin, M.; Yamauchi, M.; Lundin, R.; Nilsson, H.; Ebihara, Y.; Rème, H.; Dandouras, I.; Vallat, C.; Bavassano-Cattaneo, M. B.et al.; Klecker, B.; Korth, A.; Kistler, L. M.; McCarthy, M.: Outflowing protons and heavy ions as a source for the sub-keV ring current. Annales Geophysicae 27, pp. 839 - 849 (2009)
Mason, G. M.; Desai, M. I.; Mall, U.; Korth, A.; Bučík, R.; von Rosenvinge, T. T.; Simunac, K. D.: In situ observations of CIRs on STEREO, Wind, and ACE during 2007-2008. Solar Physics 256 (1-2), pp. 393 - 408 (2009)
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Desai, M. I.; Mason, G. M.; Müller-Mellin, R.; Korth, A.; Mall, U.; Dwyer, J. R.; von Rosenvinge, T. T.: The spatial distribution of upstream ion events from the Earth's bow shock measured by ACE, Wind, and STEREO. Journal Geophysical Research 113, A08103 (2008)
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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.
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.