Visiting Scientists

Individual scientists are invited for extended periods to work on scientific subjects at the forefront of research in areas of interest to ISSI. Their stay may include periods of joint activity with other colleagues and ISSI staff. The results of this research are published as books or in major scientific journals, with appropriate acknowledgement to ISSI.

Johannes Geiss Fellowship

The Johannes Geiss Fellowship (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.

In 2015 George Gloeckler from the University of Michigan, USA has been elected as the first JGF recipient.

In 2016 Kurt Lambeck from the Australian National University, Australia, has been elected as the second JGF recipient.

In 2017 Gary Zank from the University of Alabama, USA, has been elected the third JGF recipient.

In 2018 Karel Schrijver retired from Lockheed Martin, Palo Alto, USA has been elected the fourth JGF recipient.


Following scientists are working at ISSI in the course of the 23th business year:

Raphael Antoine, CEREMA, France, working period: 16.-21.4.2018.

Pavel Bakala, Silesian University, Opava Czech Republic, working period: 11.-17.2.2018.

Yujun Cui, ENPC, France, working period: 16.-21.4.2018.

Katerina Goluchova, Silesian University, Opava Czech Republic, working period: 11.-17.2.2018.

Bill Hartmann, Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, USA, working periods: 11.-22.9.2017 and 19.6.-10.7.2018.

Konstantin Herbst, University of Kiel, Germany, working period: 7.-18.5.2018.

Peter Hoppe, Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Mainz, Germany, working period: 28.5.-16.6.2018.

Haijun Hu, ENPC, France, working period: 16.-21.4.2018.

Natasha Jeffrey, University of Glasgow, UK, working period: 22.-24.1.2018.

Debora Lancova, Silesian University, Opava Czech Republic, working period: 11.-17.2.2018.

Ken McCracken, IPST, University of Maryland, College Park, USA, working period: 15.4.-17.6.2018.

Alexander Milovanov, Associazione EURATOM-ENEA sulla Fusione, Frascati-Rome, Italy, working period: 5.6.-14.7.2018.

Eberhard Möbius, University of New Hampshire, USA, Working period: 7.1.-2.2.2018.

Götz Paschmann, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany, working period: 28.9.-6.10.2017.

Volodymyr M. Reshetnyk, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Ukraine, working period: 26.7.-9.8.2017.

Yuri Skorov, Institute for Geophysics and Extraterrestrial Physics, University of Braunschweig, Germany, working period: 27.7.-9.8.2017.

Luigi Stella, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Rome, Italy, working period: 11.-17.2.2018.

Gary Zank, Johannes Geiss Fellow 2017, University of Alabama, USA, working periods: 8.10.-4.11.2017, 22.3.-10.4.2018 and 29.7.-17.8.2018.



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