Dal Lago, A.; Vieira, L. E. A.; Echer, E.; Gonzalez, W. D.; De Gonzalez, A. L. C.; Guarnieri, F. L.; Schuch, N. J.; Schwenn, R.: Comparison between halo CME expansion speeds observed on the Sun, the related shock transit speeds to earth and corresponding ejecta speeds at 1 AU. Solar Physics 222 (2), pp. 323 - 328 (2004)
Grynko, Y.; Jockers, K.; Schwenn, R.: The phase curve of cometary dust: Observations of comet 96P/Machholz 1 at large phase angle with the SOHO LASCO C3 coronagraph. Astronomy and Astrophysics 427 (2), pp. 755 - 761 (2004)
Balmaceda, L.; Dal Lago, A.; Stenborg, G.; Francile, C.; Gonzalez, W. D.; Schwenn, R.: Continuous tracking of CMEs using MICA, and LASCO C2 and C3 coronagraphs. Advances in Space Research 32 (12), pp. 2625 - 2630 (2003)
Dal Lago, A.; Schwenn, R.; Stenborg, G.; Gonzalez, W. D.: Coronal mass ejection speeds measured in the solar corona using LASCO C2 and C3 images. Advances in Space Research 32 (12), pp. 2619 - 2624 (2003)
Kaufmann, P.; de Castro, C. G. G.; Makhmuto, V. S.; Raulin, J.-P.; Schwenn, R.; Levato, H.; Rovira, M.: Launch of solar coronal mass ejections and submillimeter pulse bursts. Journal Geophysical Research 108 (A7), 1280 (2003)
Vilmer, N.; Pick, M.; Schwenn, R.; Ballatore, P.; Villain, J. P.: On the solar origin of interplanetary disturbances observed in the vicinity of the Earth. Annales Geophysicae 21 (4), pp. 847 - 862 (2003)
Gonzalez, W. D.; Tsurutani, B. T.; Lepping, R. P.; Schwenn, R.: Interplanetary phenomena associated with very intense geomagnetic storms. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 64 (2), pp. 173 - 181 (2002)
Marsch, E.; Antonucci, E.; Bochsler, P.; Bougeret, J.-L.; Fleck, B.; Harrison, R.; Langevin, Y.; Marsden, R.; Pace, O.; Schwenn, R.et al.; Vial, J.-C.: Solar Orbiter, a high-resolution mission to the Sun and inner heliosphere. Advances in Space Research 29, pp. 2027 - 2040 (2002)
Plunkett, S. P.; Michels, D. J.; Howard, R. A.; Brueckner, G. E.; Cyr, O. C. S.; Thompson, B. J.; Simnett, G. M.; Schwenn, R.; Lamy, P.: New insights on the onsets of coronal mass ejections from SOHO. Advances in Space Research 29 (10), pp. 1473 - 1488 (2002)
Henke, T.; Woch, J.; Schwenn, R.; Mall, U.; Gloeckler, G.; von Steiger, R.; Forsyth, R. J.; Balogh, A.: Ionization state and magnetic topology of coronal mass ejections. Journal Geophysical Research 106 (A6), pp. 10597 - 10613 (2001)
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.