Three years of IBEX observations: What was learned about our cosmic environment?

Do, 29.03.2012 08:30  –   Sa, 31.03.2012 14:00
Hans Fahr, Universität Bonn
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany

Verena Kubiak,


28 - 31 March 2012, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany
Three years after the successful launch of the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) and, thus, after three years of measurements of Energetic Neutral Atoms (ENAs), it is time to critically assess what new insights into the physics of the outer heliosphere and its boundaries have been gained from this mission. Such assessment will be valuable because the science of IBEX is related to several central topics of present heliophysical research, namely

(i) the plasma and magnetic field structure of the outer heliosphere and the local interstellar medium,

(ii) the details of the interaction between the solar and the so-called interstellar wind,

(iii) the global properties of the termination shock and the heliopause, and

(iv) the transport of suprathermal particles.

Due to the expertise of the IBEX team participants and the invited international scientists, that ranges from theory and numerical modelling to `remote' observations and in-situ measurements, the workshop will cover all aspects of these research topics.

The participation in the workshop is by invitation only.