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International Space Science Institute (ISSI)Hallerstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Switzerland

Phone +41 31 684 48 96
Email issi@issibern.ch

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International Space Science Institute

Science is
our Focus

ISSI is a scientifically independent and neutral Space- and Earth Science institute that advances science by facilitating open multi-disciplinary discourse in a stimulating environment, reaching out towards new scientific horizons.

Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Webb ERO Production Team
ISSI

Newly selected International Teams in Space and Earth Sciences 2024

Selected Teams in 2024

byMark Sargent, Science Program Manager

Published: 13 June 2024

Artist's impression of ESA's Solar Orbiter spacecraft (Credit: ESA/ATG medialab)

Eruptive Events on the Sun – from Small to Large Scale

Webinar with Louise Harra
(PMOD/WRC, Davos & ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Thursday, 20th June 2024
(17h CEST | 11h EDT)

Published: 02 June 2024

Current ISSI Events

The programme of ISSI covers a wide spectrum of disciplines including the physics of the solar system and planetary sciences to astrophysics and cosmology, and from Earth sciences to astrobiology.

When checking the ISSI Calendar for potential meeting dates, please note that ISSI is usually at full capacity with either 3 teams or working groups, or 1 workshop, plus 1 team or working group.

Mon – Fri Jun 10 – Jun 14
International Team of N. Attree

Understanding the Activity of Comets Through 67P's Dynamics

Mon – Fri Jun 10 – Jun 14
Working Group

Disentangling pulse profiles of (mostly) accreting neutron stars

Mon – Fri Jun 17 – Jun 21
Working Group

Why Do We Still Have a "Coronal Heating Problem" 8 Decades After Edlen's 1943 Article?

Mon – Fri Jun 17 – Jun 21
WORKSHOP

Accretion Disks : The First 50 Years

Thu Jun 20

Eruptive Events on the Sun – from Small to Large scale

Reaching out towards new scientific horizons

Our Fields of Research

Heliophysics

Astrophysics
Cosmology

Planets
Small Bodies

Earth
Science

ISSI is located in Bern, Switzerland.

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Bern can be reached easily from the airports: Zurich (ZHR), Geneva (GVA), and Basel Euroairport (BSL). Bern is also connected to many European cities by fast intercity trains. Timetable information of trains within and around Switzerland can be found at www.rail.ch.

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ISSI

Newly selected International Teams in Space and Earth Sciences 2024

Selected Teams in 2024

byMark Sargent, Science Program Manager

Published: 13 June 2024

ISSI in
Numbers 🧮

Numbers don’t say it all, but some are quite telling…

Scientists visit ISSI each year to do research together

~1100

Countries worldwide are represented in the ISSI visitor data base

60+

Journal papers published by the active ISSI International Teams

~300/yr

Coffees produced by the ISSI coffee machine

>255k

A Mechanism for Knowledge Generation

ISSI Base

750 Square Meters
6 Meeting Rooms
3 Floors
1 Coffee Machine
3 Data Servers
20 Staff Members

Spaces

4 Science Areas
4 Publication Avenues
7 Funding Instruments

People

7280 Visitors
60 Countries
598 Teams
103 Workshops
28 Working Groups
30 Forums

Results

1100 Staff Publications
more than 4900 Visitor Papers
88 SSSI Volumes
17 Sci. Rep. Volumes
53 Spatium Issues

A Spiral Amongst Thousands
Credit: ESA/Webb, NASA & CSA, A. Martel