New Paradigms for the Heliosphere

Mo, 29.06.2015 08:00  –   Fr, 03.07.2015 14:00
Horst Fichtner & Klaus Scherer, Universität Bochum
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany

Event partner:
Research Department
Contact person:
Horst Fichtner,


"New Paradigms for the Heliosphere"

29. June - 3. July 2015, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany
After almost 40 years of continued operation the Voyager 1 spacecraft has crossed the outermost boundary of the heliosphere, i.e. the so-called heliopause that separates the solar from the interstellar plasma. Rather than concluding an impressive journey through the solar system this event marks the beginning of a new phase of exploration, namely the in situ exploration of the interstellar medium -- Voyager 1 is the first true `astrophysical' spacecraft: the most distant object that mankind has sent away from Earth to the outermost frontier of in situ exploration. In view of the recent in situ measurements by Voyager 1 and 2 as well as the remote observations made with the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) established heliospheric paradigms are under revision. The proposed international workshop will bring together the leading experts on observations, models, and theory of the outer heliosphere and of the local interstellar medium to critically review the standard scnearios and, if necessary, to define new paradigms.

List of Speakers

Vladimir Baranov
Fabian Bos
Maciej Bzowski
Igor Chashei
Frederic Effenberger
Eugene Engelbrecht
Hans Fahr
Stefan Ferreira
Horst Fichtner
Vladislav Izmodenov
Padmanabhan Janardhan
Ralf Kissmann
Jens Kleimann
Karl-Ludwig Klein
Andreas Kopp
Tom Krimigis
Harald Kucharek
Jacobus Le Roux
Eberhard Möbius
Uwe Nass
Donald Ngobeni
Dieter Nickeler
Sean Oughton
Marius Potgieter
Roma Ratkiewicz
John Richardson
Michael Ruderman
Klaus Scherer
Reinhard Schlickeiser
Justyna Sokol
Du Toit Strauss
Marek Strumik
Augusts van der Schyff
Adrian Vogt
Tobias Wiengarten
Peter Wurz
Jochen Zönnchen
Ming Zhang