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Report from the ISSI Team working on "Understanding the Origins of Problem Geomagnetic Storms"

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Pro ISSI Talk "Faltering Steps into the Galaxy" with Gary Zank

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Job Posting: The International Space Science Institute-Beijing, China Invites Applications for the Position of its Executive Director

The International Space Science Institute-Beijing (ISSI-BJ) is an organization of advanced studies carrying out its work by attracting scientists from all over the world to its meetings in multi- and interdisciplinary research. ISSI-BJ was jointly established by the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland, and the National Space Science Center (NSSC, CAS) in Beijing, China, in July 2013. 

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Comment in Nature Magazine: Maximize the Impacts of Space Science

Put research goals first when prioritizing and managing national and international projects, urge Ji Wu and Roger Bonnet.

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Dawn-Dusk Asymmetries in Planetary Plasma Environments

edited by Stein Haaland, Andrei Runov, Colin Forsyth

The volume is the outcome of a project initiated by a core group aiming to identify and quantify fundamental processes responsible for dawn-dusk asymmetries in planetary plasma environments. The work started out with a series of science sessions at the AGU fall meetings and an international team under the auspices of the International Space Science Institute (http://www.issibern.ch/teams/solwindmag/).

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Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure launches New Era of Planetary Collaboration in Europe

ISSI is pleased to announce that it has been selected to be a part of a €9.95 million project to integrate and support planetary science activities across Europe. The Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure (RI) has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 654208 and will run for four years until August 2019. The project is led by the Open University, UK, and has 34 beneficiary institutions from 19 European countries. ISSI is presently the only Swiss institute participating in this project and its funding comes directly from the Swiss Government. Europlanet 2020 RI is addressing key scientific and technological challenges facing modern planetary science by providing open access to state-of-the-art research data, models and facilities across the European Research Area.

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First Determination of Saturn’s Deformation by Tides

Using several thousand images of Saturn’s moons recorded by the Cassini orbiter (NASA/ESA), an ISSI team led by an astronomer of the Institute of Celestial Mechanics and Calculation of Ephemerides within the Paris Observatory (Obs. de Paris/CNRS/UPMC/Université Lille 1) has detected small fluctuations in the gravitational field of Saturn. Available online in the journal Icarus, these results follow from a series of extremely detailed investigations undertaken by this team that focus on deepening our understanding of the Saturn ecosystem. This new vision of Saturn’s evolution is also described in the form of an 8-minute movie animation.

Saturn, an ecosysteme par observatoiredeparis

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New Agreement of Cooperation between NSSC and ISSI to Continue ISSI-Beijing

Professor Ji WU, director-general of National Space Science Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences (NSSC) and chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Space Science Institute-Beijing (ISSI-BJ), and Professor Rosine Lallement, representative and vice chair of the Board of Trustees of International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland, signed a new agreement in October 2015, which confirmed the cooperation of two sides on continuation of ISSI-BJ for at least three more years.

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Prof. Ji Wu (NSSC) and Prof. Rosine Lallement (ISSI) signing the agreement of cooperation


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