Events & Meetings

15.12. 2014

American Geophysical Union’s 47. Fall Meeting

The AGU Fall Meeting is the largest worldwide conference in the geophysical sciences, attracting more than 20,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students and other leaders. Attendees will have the opportunity to present research, learn about the latest geophysical breakthroughs and connect with their colleagues. Date: 15.12.2014 - 19.12.2014

Venue: The Moscone Center, 747 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA Read more
15.09. 2014


The European Commission organised two international high-level space research events, LET’S EMBRACE SPACE, from 15th to 17th September in Rome, Italy. Date: 15.09.2014 - 17.09.2014

Venue: Holiday Inn Eur, Viale Castello Della Magliana 65, 00148 Rome, Italy Read more
23.06. 2014

41st European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics

This conference continues the series of plasma physics conferences organized by the European Physical Society (EPS) covering the wide field from nuclear fusion research to the low temperature plasmas, as well as space and astrophysical plasmas. Date: 23.06.2014 - 27.06.2014

Venue: bcc Berlin Congress Center, Alexanderstrasse 11, 10178 Berlin, Germany Read more
12.05. 2014

SHOCK Workshop on Heliospheric Plasma Kinetics: Simulation vs. Data


The first SHOCK science workshop, titled “Heliospheric Plasma Kinetics: Simulation vs. Data”, was held May 12th-14th, 2014, at the Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Florence, Arcetri, just outside Florence.
The workshop brought together about twenty scientists from the SHOCK project, together with about five guest speakers, to discuss the current status of results from the SHOCK project, and to look forward to new challenges. The relaxed atmosphere of the venue allowed time for stimulating conversations and planning of new collaborations.
A major theme of the workshop was turbulence in the solar wind. Observations show that the solar wind supports waves across a large range of length scales, from MHD (i.e. fluid) scales to kinetic scales such as the particle gyroradius. One of the major aims of the SHOCK project is to reveal the importance of these small scales, and to promote the use of simulations in analysing observations. Other themes from the project were also covered, such as novel simulation techniques for turbulence and magnetic reconnection, models of collisions in the solar wind, simulations of solar wind kinetic instabilities, and the solar wind interaction with Mercury. A major step forward for the project was the description of the recently released Virtual Mission Laboratory (VML) which is a web-based application allowing access to, and visualization of simulation data produced by the project. The VML is now available from the project home page (main website menu -> VML PORTAL).
The guest speakers included Roberto Bruno (Istituto Fisica Spazio Interplanetario, Rome) who discussed recent analysis of the frequency spectra of the solar wind magnetic field, and in particular the change in the spectra that are linked to the kinetics of protons. Luca Sorriso Valvo (LICRYL - INFM/CNR, Calabria) gave a review of the various, and varied, phenomena that can be found in solar wind turbulence, with an emphasis on the changes that are observed as one tries to look in more and more detail. That particular theme was continued by Christopher Chen (Imperial, London) who presented recent observations of solar wind density at high time resolution and at kinetic scales. Other guest speakers included Christian Mazelle (IRAP/CNRS, Toulouse) talking on Cluster observations of the Earth’s bow shock, Lorenzo Matteini (Imperial, London) who spoke on kinetic instabilities, and Stuart Bale (Berkeley, USA) and Marco Velli (JPL, USA) who spoke on the future Solar Probe Plus mission. Date: 12.05.2014 - 14.05.2014

Venue: University of Florence, Largo Enrico Fermi 2, 50125 Florence, Italy Read more
27.04. 2014

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014

The EGU General Assembly 2014 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world into one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. Especially for young scientists, it is the aim of the EGU to provide a forum where they can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geosciences.
Date: 27.04.2014 - 02.05.2014

Venue: Austria Center Vienna (ACV), Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220 Wien, Austria Read more
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