Newsletter Nr. 11

May 2015

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Twentieth Anniversary of ISSI
Two decades ago, after several years of preparation, a group of Swiss scientists around Johannes Geiss started a new institute of a kind that had not existed before in the field of space science: ISSI. They had been successful in finding a location with the help of the Canton and University of Bern, in securing funding from the Swiss Confederation, and in convincing ESA to match these contributions with its own funding. In January 1995 ISSI was formally established as a foundation under Swiss law, in May its operation was started with three employees in a basement office at the University of Bern, in September it could move to its current premises on Hallerstrasse, and in November the first Workshop (The Heliosphere in the Local Interstellar Medium) was held, concluded by the first ISSI dinner and inaugural address by Sir Herman Bondi.
In order to commemorate these events ISSI will issue a special edition of its annual report with a dedicated section on its genesis and development since then. The high point of this anniversary will be a symposium on 22-23 October, 2015, at which some key elements of ISSI will be highlighted by eight invited speakers. Some 100+ guests are expected at the symposium, which will be concluded by the traditional ISSI Dinner.

Heart of the Black Auroras Revealed by Cluster

The ESA Science Webpage published the results of an ISSI Team working on "Magnetosphere and Ionosphere as a Coupled System: Theory and Observations" led by Andrew Wright.

To the Results of the ISSI Team (led by A. Wright)

New Publications

Space Science Series of ISSI

The Solar Activity Cycle  

Volume 53: The Solar Activity Cycle

edited by A. Balogh, H. Hudson, K. Petrovay, R. von Steiger

Reprinted from Reviews in Space Science Volume 186, 1-4, 2015

The book is also available as eBook.

More Information

SPATIUM Magazine No. 35

Volcanism in the Solar System  

Volcanism in the Solar System

by Ralf Jaumann

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Report on Workshop "IPCC AR5: Lessons learnt for Climate Change Research and WCRP"

WCRP is one of the main contributors to climate research assessed by WGI and for certain aspects by WGII. It is therefore essential for WCRP to take stock of key scientific issues identified in the course of the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) and to review WCRP's future research plans in this context. The purpose is to learn from the relevant authors of the IPCC AR5 and find future strategies for effective and exciting climate change research. The Workshop was held from 8 to 10 September 2014 at ISSI.

The Workshop Report

Pro ISSI Talk "Philae, Landung auf dem Kometen Churyumov-Gerasimenko"
with Stephan Ulamec on May 27, 2015

Stephan Ulamec, Projektleiter des Rosetta Lander Philae, (DLR, Köln) wird zum Thema "Philae, Landung auf dem Kometen Churyumov-Gerasimenko" referieren. Der Vortrag findet am 27. Mai 2015, um 18.45 Uhr am ISSI statt und ist in deutscher Sprache.

Stephan Ulamec, Philae Lander Manager, DLR, Cologne, Germany) will talk about "Philae, Landung auf dem Kometen Churyumov-Gerasimenko". The presentation will take place on 27 May 2015, 18h45 at ISSI.

More Information about the Pro ISSI Association

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