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Symposium in honor of Sir Ian Axford at the MPS
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Monday, June 14, 2010

Symposium in honor of Sir Ian Axford at the MPS

In March we learnt >the very sad news that Ian Axford passed away. As director (from 1974 to 2001) he basically reshaped the former MPAe, leading it successfully to the fore-front of solar system research. Today’s MPS would not have its current standing without the legacy of Sir Ian.

With a symposium at June 14th at the MPS in Katlenburg-Lindau we would like to commemorate Ian Axford and his achievements. His accomplishments in the various fields of his research activities (Heliosphere and Solar Wind, Shocks and Cosmic Rays, Ionosphere and Magnetosphere, Planets and Comets) will be acknowledged by different talks and one biographical contribution with focus on the period of his directorship at the MPAe.


14:00 - 14:10 Sami K. Solanki, MPS Welcome
14:10 - 14:50 Arne K. Richter, MPS Ian Axford at the MPAe Lindau: The Director, Manager, Host, Teacher, Editor, ...
14:50 - 15:30 Egil Leer, University of Oslo Ian Axford: His Contributions to Heliospheric Physics and his Norwegian Heritage
15:30 - 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 - 16:25 Randy Jokipii, University of Arizona The Seminal Contributions of Sir Ian Axford to our Understanding of Shocks and Cosmic Rays
16:25 - 17:05 Karl-Heinz Glaßmeier, TU Braunschweig Magnetosphere in Motion
17:05 - 17:45 Wing Ip, National Central University Taiwan Planets and Comets
17:45 - 18:00 Dedication Ceremony

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