Dr. Volker Bothmer

University of Göttingen
Institute of Astrophysics
Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1
37077 Göttingen

Phone:  +49 (0)551 39-5044
Email:    bothmer (at) astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de

Selected publications

Peer-reviewed publications / book publications:

  • Messerotti, M., Zuccarello, F., Guglielmino, S.L., Bothmer, V., Lilensten, J., Noci, G., Storini, M., Lundstedt, H., 2009: “SolarWeather Event Modelling and Prediction”, Space Science Reviews, DOI 10.1007/s11214-009-9574-
  • Nisticò, G., Bothmer, V., Patsourakos, S., Zimbardo, G., 2009: “Characteristics of EUV Coronal Jets Observed with STEREO/SECCHICharacteristics of EUV Coronal Jets Observed with STEREO/SECCHI”, Solar Physics 259, Issue 1, 87
  • Cremades, H., Bothmer, V., Tripathi, D., 2006: “Properties of Structured Coronal Mass Ejections in Solar Cycle 23”, Advances in Space Research 38, 3, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2005.01.095, 461-465
  • Lead editor together with Ioannis A. Daglis of the book “Space Weather – Physics and Effects”, Springer/Praxis, October 2006
  • Bothmer, V., Schwenn, R., 1998: “The Structure and Origin of Magnetic Clouds in the Solar Wind”, Annales Geophysicae, 16, 1-24

Scientific activities, awards and honors

  • 2010 - present: Advisory panel “Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate” (SWSC)
  • Instrument lead of “Implementation Design Study of Space Weather Instruments” proposed to ESA by Astrium GmbH Friedrichshafen and University Göttingen, selected by ESA for SSA SWE ITT II, 2010
  • Lead of AFFECTS project selected by EU for funding 2011-2013 within the FP7 framework. Under negotiation
  • Co-Investigator of the “Wide-field Imager for Solar PRobe (WISPR)” for NASA’s Solar Probe Plus Mission, seleceted by NASA 2010. Lead of German contribution CGAUSS (Coronagraphic German and US Solar Probe Plus Survey), 2010
  • 2006 - present: Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Space Weather: The International Journal of
    Research and Applications (AGU)
  • 1999 - present: Co-Investigator on the Sun Earth Connection and Heliospheric Investigation (SECCHI) and the In-situ Measurements of Particles and CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) Transients (IMPACT) for the NASA Stereo Mission
  • 1999 - present: Solar Physics Secretary for the European Geophysical Union (former EGS)
  • Co-Investigator on the Heliospheric Imager for the Solar Orbiter Mission (SoloHI), preselected for the payload of the ESA Solar Orbiter Mission in 2009
  • Member of NASA’s Solar Probe Science & Technology Definition Team (completed 2008)
  • 1997 Member of NASA’s Science Definition Team for the STEREO mission
  • Memberships
  • European Geophysical Union (EGU), American Geophysical Union (AGU), International Astronomical (IAU) Union
  • Awards
  • NASA “STEREO Group Achievement Award” for outstanding work in the design, development, test, and launch of the STEREO twin Observatories which image the Sun in 3-D; 08-May-2008. Annual Alan Berman Research Award, Naval Research Laboratory, Washinton, D.C., October 2008, Sun Earth Connection Coronal and Heliospheric Investigation (SECCHI)