Newsletter Nr. 13

February 2016

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Call for Proposals 2016 Johannes Geiss Fellowship
The JGF is established to attract to ISSI - for limited duration visits - international scientists of stature, who can make demonstrable contributions to the ISSI mission and increase ISSI’s stature by their presence and by doing so will honour Johannes Geiss for his founding of ISSI and his contributions to ISSI, and for his many contributions to a broad range of space science disciplines. Deadline for submission to ISSI: March 2, 2016.

Call for Proposals 2016 Johannes Geiss Fellowship

Call for Team Proposals 2016

Teams are one of the ISSI and ISSI-BJ tools, through which small groups of scientists can work together in an efficient and flexible format of several subsequent meetings, during which data are analyzed and compared with theories and models. This call is open to scientists of any nationality, and active in research in Space Sciences and Earth Sciences using space data. These proposals are evaluated and selected by the ISSI Science Committee in late May 2016.

This Call is jointly made by ISSI and ISSI-BJ. Successful applicants for International Teams can organize all or part of their team meetings either in Bern or in Beijing, but the applicants are required to show the “added value” of ISSI or ISSI-BJ in the applications. The applicants are, therefore, required to indicate clearly if they are applying for ISSI and/or for ISSI-BJ.

ISSI/ISSI-BJ Joint Call for Proposals 2016 for International Teams in Space and Earth Sciences

Collaboration between ISSI and JAXA

The Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) integrated in the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and the International Space Science Institute in Bern (ISSI) have agreed to restart their collaboration which had become dormant in 2006. This has been formally expressed in a Letter of Intent (LoI) signed by the ISAS Director General, Prof. Saku Tsuneta, and by the Executive Director of ISSI, Prof. Rafael Rodrigo. According to the LoI, ISAS will use a reasonable effort to provide ISSI with financial support and to participate in academic discussions hosted by ISSI and to contribute to international networking effort led by ISSI. It has been also agreed that Prof. Masaki Fujimoto, Director for International Coordination for Strategy and Coordination, will be the formal point of contact from ISAS.

New Publications

Space Science Series of ISSI


Volume 51: Multi-scale Structure Formation and Dynamics in Cosmic Plasmas

edited by A. Balogh, A. Bykov, J. Eastwood, J. Kaastra

Reprinted from Reviews in Space Science Volume 188, 1-4, 2015

The book is also available as eBook.

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Volume 52: Plasma Sources of Solar System Magnetosphere

edited by A.F. Nagy, M. Blanc, C. Chappell, N. Krupp

Reprinted from Reviews in Space Science Volume 192, 1-4, 2015

The book is also available as eBook.

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Volume 54: The Strongest Magnetic Fields in the Universe

edited by V.S. Beskin, A. Balogh,
M. Falanga, M. Lyutikov, S. Mereghetti,
T. Piran, R.A. Treumann

Reprinted from Reviews in Space Science Volume 191, 1-4, 2015

The book is also available as eBook.

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SPATIUM Magazine No. 35


Origin and Evolution of Planetary Atmospheres

by Helmut Lammer

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Our Space Environment


Opportunities, Stakes, and Dangers

edited by Claude Nicollier and Volker Gass

incl. contributions by R.M. Bonnet,
D. Neuenschwander et al.

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Alpbach Summer School 2016

The Summer School Alpbach enjoys 40 years of tradition in providing in-depth teaching on different topics of space science and technology, featuring lectures and concentrated working sessions on mission studies in self-organized working groups. 60 young highly qualified European science and engineering students converge annually for stimulating 10 days of work in Alpbach/Tyrol in the Austrian Alps. The 2016 Summer School Alpbach will focus on "Satellite Observations of the Global Water Cycle" and will be held from 12 to 21 July 2016.

Detailed Information and Registration

Pro ISSI Talk "Exploring our Solar System Perimeter from within and afar"
with George Gloeckler on March 2, 2016

Der Verein Pro ISSI organisiert regelmässig Referate mit führenden Persönlichkeiten aus der Wissenschaft. Der nächste Vortrag findet am 2. März 2016, 18.15 Uhr, am ISSI statt. George Gloeckler (Johannes Geiss Fellow, ISSI) wird zum Thema "Exploring our Solar System Perimeter from within and afar" referieren. Der Vortrag ist in englischer Sprache.

The Association Pro ISSI hosts regular events for its members inviting leading personalities of the science community to present scope and results of their activities. Next Lecture will take place on 2 March 2016, 18h15 at ISSI. George Gleockler (Johannes Geiss Fellow, ISSI) will give a public talk on "Exploring our Solar System Perimeter from within and afar". The presentation is in English.

More Information about the Pro ISSI Association

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