Welcome to the web pages of the European Solar Physics Division (ESPD). The ESPD is a division of the European Physical Society that represents and provides a forum for scientists interested in the physics of the Sun.
The objective of the ESPD is the advancement of the study of the Sun, the dissemination of key results of solar physics research to the general public, and the promotion and coordination of such research with other areas and branches of the physical sciences.
More specifically, the ESPD aims to form an umbrella organization for coordination Solar and Space Environment research and to
The new ESPD de facto restructures the solar and space environments research community. It `joins' forces of JOSO, CESRA, EAST, SWWT (ESA), etc. and provides the wanted coherent umbrella structure. The ESPD facilitates coordination of collaborative projects. These will be further organized by JOSO, CESRA, EAST and the SWWT and the ESPD will try to provide extra organizational and financial support.
The ESPD envisions involvement in the major solar physics conferences in Europe and in the world and would like to start organizing a series of yearly intensive topical workshops and schools. The new European Solar Physics Division will establish committees to better conduct its tasks and affairs. These committees shall include, but are not limited to, the following: a Nominations Committee, an ESPD Prize Committee, a Popular Writing Award Committee, a Summer School Committee, an Education and Public Outreach Committee, and an ESPD Student Committee.
Manolis Georgoulis (President)
Lucie Green (Vice-President)
Etienne Pariat (Treasurer)
Ineke De Moortel (Secretary)
Tom Van Doorsselaere (Press Officer)
Eduard Kontar (also president of CESRA)
Stefaan Poedts (co-opted: SWWT)
Valery Nakariakov (co-opted: former president)
Mats Carlsson (co-opted: EAST)
A Surprising Planet with Three SunsPosted in News From Europe, 08 July 2016A team of astronomers have used the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope to image the first planet ever found in a wide orbit ... more »
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