Game Changers Online Seminars

How Missions Change(d) our View of the Solar System, the Universe, and the Earth

The International Space Science Institute started its first online Seminar series last summer 2020. While ISSI’s mission is to provide the international Space Science Community with a forum for meeting and discussion in an informal and productive atmosphere here in Bern and document the result in the literature, the Corona crisis has accelerated earlier plans for online tools that may supplement our core in person meeting program.  ISSI hopes that this series will help to bridge the Corona gap in scientific communication and may be continued even after the crisis will be over.  

Artist’s view of Ariane 6 and Vega-C (Image Credit: ESA – D. Ducros)

You can join all Seminars with  this Link for the “Game Changers” ISSI Zoom Sessions >>   

Meeting ID: 852 6990 9362, Password: 459004 

The talks will be recorded and made available for viewing on the ISSI website >> 

As a space science institute of advanced studies ISSI regards mission data as one of its major resources. It is therefore fitting to ask to which extent missions are “Game Changers”. After all, many missions left us fully surprised of what we had learned and not expected before!

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Save the dates for the further confirmed Game Changers Seminars “Ideas and Findings about the Solar System, the Universe and our Terrestrial Environment” starting in May 2021

6th May 2021, 17h CEST – Tipping points in the Earth’s Climate with Ricarda Winkelmann (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany)

13th May 2021 Ascension Day – Public Holiday in Switzerland

20th May 2021, 17h CEST – The Hubble Constant Controversy with Adam Riess (Johns Hopkins University, USA) 

27th May 2021 tbd

3rd June 2021, 17h CEST –  Formation of the Solar System with Alessandro Morbidelli (Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur, Nice, France)

10th June 2021, 17h CEST – The Merger History of the Milky Way – What Gaia Revealed with Eva Grebel (ZAH, Heidelberg University, Germany)

17th June 2021, 17h CEST – What is the Solar Composition? Do We Know What the Sun is Made of? The Puzzle of the Solar Composition with Sarbani Basu (Yale University, USA)

24th June 2021, 17h CEST – Weather Disasters in a Changing Climate with Stephen Belcher (MET Office, Exeter, UK)

1st July 2021, 17h CEST – Age and Formation of the Moon with Thorsten Kleine (Münster University, Germany)

8th July 2021, 17h CEST – Almost 50 years of Coronal Heating with Joan Schmelz (Universities Space Research Association (USRA), USA)

15th July 2021, 17h CEST – Testing the Massive Black Hole Paradigm with High Resolution Astronomy with Reinhard Genzel (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial, Physics, Garching, Germany)

22nd July 2021, 17h CEST – The Contemporary Global Carbon Cycle and the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on CO2 Emissions with Corinne Le Quéré  (University of East Anglia, UK)


Recorded Game Changers Seminars >>