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Prof. Tilman Spohn has been elected as the new Executive Director of the International Space Science Institute

The Board of Trustees of the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) has elected Professor Tilman Spohn
from Germany to head the Institute as its new Executive Director as of January 1, 2019. Tilman Spohn will
succeed Professor Rafael Rodrigo, who was called to the ministry of Science, Innovation, and
Universities after a change of the Government of Spain in June 2018.

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Pro ISSI talk on Exoplanets with J. Wambsganss (recorded on October, 31)



New Selected International Teams 2018

33 Teams have been selected for implementation from the proposals received in response to the 2018 Call for International Teams by the Science Committee.

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Announcement Johannes Geiss Fellowship 2018

ISSI has received 17 excellent applications, most of them from top-level scientists. Needless to say that we are very honored by the high number of applications. The Selection Committee, consisting of all the Directors of ISSI and the Chairman of the ISSI Science Committee, has had a hard task to evaluate all these applications and to select the candidate for the 2018 Johannes Geiss Fellowship. After thorough evaluation of all the applications, we are proud to announce that Prof. Karel Schrijver, retired from Lockheed Martin, Palo Alto, USA has been elected the fourth JGF recipient.

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We would like to thank all applicants to the Johannes Geiss Fellowship 2018 for their interest in our institute.

The next call for the JGF 2019 will be issued in due time.




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.

Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure Webpage >>

Announcement by ISSI about the Europlanet 2020 RI >>


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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last update: 5 December 2018