WE-Heraeus Physikschule: Global Gravity Field Modeling from Satellite-to-Satellite Tracking Data

Global Gravity Field Modeling from Satellite-to-Satellite Tracking Data

Su, 04.10.2015 16:00  –   Sa, 10.10.2015 09:30
Jakob Flury and Majid Naeimi, Universität Hannover
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany

Event partner:
Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Foundation
Contact person:
Petra Heldt-Bertrand,


Wilhelm und Else Heraeus Autumn School

Wilhelm und Else Heraeus Autumn School:
Global Gravity Field Modeling from Satellite-to-Satellite Tracking Data

Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany

October 4 - 9, 2015

This international autumn school is generously funded by the Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Stiftung.
It offers the opportunity for PhD students and young researchers to enhance their knowledge in the field of satellite gravimetry. The school will teach different approaches for recovering the Earth’s gravity field from satellite-to-satellite tracking data. The topic is particularly relevant because of the success of GRACE and the upcoming GRACE Follow-On mission. The 5-day program includes morning theory lectures on core topics taught by international experts on the field, as well as intensive afternoon computer exercises in groups on gravity field determination. Evening talks will highlight the latest progress in space geodesy and sensor systems as well as relativistic geodesy.

The working language of the Autumn School will be English.

The application deadline was on July 31, 2015.

Scientific organization: Prof. Dr. Jakob Flury and Dr. Majid Naeimi, Collaborative Research Center SFB 1128 “Relativistic geodesy and gravimetry with quantum sensors” (geo-Q), Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany


Jürgen Kusche, Institut für Geodäsie und Geoinformation, Universität Bonn

Adrian Jäggi, Astronomical Institute, Universität Bern

Srinivas Bettadpur, Center for Space Research, University of Texas at Austin

Matthias Weigelt, Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication, University of Luxembourg

Christopher Jekeli, School of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University


Reiner Rummel, Institute for Astronomical and Physical Geodesy, TU München

Jakob Flury, Institut für Erdmessung, Leibniz Universität Hannover

Gerhard Heinzel, Albert-Einstein-Institut, Hannover

Torsten Mayer-Gürr, Institute of Theoretical and Satellite Geodesy, TU Graz

Claus Lämmerzahl, ZARM Bremen

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