Exploring The Vibrant Dynamics Of Near – Earth Space – Dr Gerhard Haerendel, Max Planck Institute For Extraterrestrial Physics

Jul 26, 2021 | earth and environment, physical sciences

About this episode

The region of space in which Earth’s magnetic field interacts with flowing charged particles is home to a rich array of physical processes – but studying them is no easy task. Through a career spanning over 50 years, Dr Gerhard Haerendel at the Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial physics has carried out world-leading research into these processes. His discoveries have now led to ground-breaking insights in the field of plasma physics – including explanations of striking arcs in the aurora, the discovery of characteristic prominences on the Sun’s surface, and analysis of artificial comets seeded directly into space.




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