President: Olga Malandraki (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Deputy President: Margit Haberreiter
The ST Division considers all aspects of solar and heliospheric physics,
specifically the solar-terrestrial connection. It covers the physical
processes occurring on the Sun, in the solar wind, as well as in Earth's
magnetosphere and ionosphere. Solar activity (e.g. coronal mass
ejections, solar flares, solar energetic particle events) and the
response of the near-Earth space environment to these solar phenomena
are studied on a wide-range of temporal and spatial scales. Data
analysis and interpretation of space-borne and ground-based data, as
well as theoretical studies and different modeling techniques are used
to better our understanding of how our local star defines the
neighborhood that we live in.
The 2020 Hannes Alfvén Medal is awarded to
Qiugang Zong for his outstanding contributions to the identification of the particle acceleration mechanisms in the magnetosphere and to the development of space plasma physics instrumentation.
- Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award
The 2020 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to
Lauri Holappa for outstanding research in the field of space climate and space weather.
Latest posts from the ST blog
One of the major motivations behind research into solar-terrestrial physics is the potential consequences of space weather on our technologically dependent society. Given this risk, recognised by many governments around the world, it is a little concerning that a sizable fraction of the public have never even heard of the term “space weather” – for example a recent public dialogue in the UK showed 48% of the adult population reported this. It is therefore important that we reach out to …
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