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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. We are also on Twitter: @Solar_EPS, and you can submit content for us to tweet!


Media of the Month: October 2020

The solar corona



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

  • to promote studies in solar physics and related topics,
  • to facilitate contacts between members,
  • to encourage collaboration in scientific research and exchange of personnel between institutions,
  • to stimulate the interest of young scientists in the field of solar physics,
  • to organize regular meetings, to maintain contacts with related groups within the EPS,
  • to communicate with similar organizations in other parts of the world.

Vision and strategy

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.

Do you have news to share?

We would love to hear any news from our community. If you have solar physics news you would like to share with our community, please use our content submission form and we will tweet them! We are also in the process of establishing a new mailing list, and in the future will also accept content longer than a tweet to distribute there.

List of board members

Eduard Kontar (President)
Etienne Pariat (Vice-President)
Istvan Ballai (Treasurer)
Tiago Pereira (Secretary)
Shaun Bloomfield
Ilaria Ermolli
Elena Khomenko
Emilia Kilpua

Jasmina Magdalenic
Ramon Oliver
Georgia Tsiropoula
Francesca Zuccarello
Stefaan Poedts (co-opted: SWWT)
Manolis Georgoulis (co-opted: former president)
Mats Carlsson (co-opted: EAST)

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