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Solar Extreme Events 2007


Fundamental Science and Applied Aspects


International Symposium

Athens, Greece, 24-27 September 2007



Aims and Scope


The Solar Extreme Events 2007 (SEE 2007) International Symposium will be focused on a series of comprehensive discussions on solar, heliospheric and magnetospheric aspects related to the solar extreme events of 2005 and 2006. The SEE 2007 will bring together scientists from different fields covering disciplines of the Sun, Earth and  Heliopsheric Sciences as well as Cosmic Ray Physics and Space Weather. Analysis  of satellite and ground-based data will be presented, discussed and interpreted both from experimental and theoretical point of view. Moreover, a special session on the International Heliospheric Year (IHY) will be organized.

All solar, cosmic ray and geo-scientists are invited to participate in the assembly, submitting contributions to the topical sessions and share their research with colleagues and friends. The SEE 2007 Organizing Committee is looking forward to cordially welcome you in Greece!




Scientific Rationale


 During the declining phase of the 23rd cycle of solar activity, the solar atmosphere and the solar magnetic field experienced numerous extremely strong energy releases manifested by the events of July 2005, August-September 2005 and most recently December 2006, highlighted by powerful solar flares and magnificent coronal mass ejections.

As a result of this unexpected intense solar activity, the heliospheric plasma, the electromagnetic fields and energetic particle populations as well as cosmic rays were strongly influenced. The magnetosphere responded to these perturbations with strong magnetic storms, broad aurora, radiation belt, and ionosphere variations. As a consequence significant upper atmosphere and ground disturbances were recorded.

The extreme solar-terrestrial events of 2005 and 2006 were recorded by many space-borne and ground-based instruments. In particular the Athens Neutron Monitor Data Processing Center (ANMODAP Center) indicated various aspects regarding these extreme events.

The importance of these disturbances lies both at their impact on technological systems, as well as at the framework of the scientific investigations of the near-Earth environment. The aim of this International Symposium is to provide a world forum for the discussion of recent interesting events in the coupled solar-terrestrial system, which attracted the attention of scientists, engineers and the public, as they are important for our better understanding of the World we are living in and the knowledge of the impacts on technological and biological systems. Special attention will be paid to recent well documented phenomena in the 23-rd solar cycle as well as archives. SEE 2007 Symposium aims to create opportunities for new scientific contacts and collaborations.

For the first time, in the series of Solar Extreme Events (SEE) Symposiums, with the occasion of the completion of 50 years of Space exploration, an additional topic regarding the International Heliospheric Year (IHY) will be included to Athens SEE 2007 Symposium.


General Information


Phone:    + 30 210 727 6890 / +30 210 727 6901

Fax :        + 30 210 727 6987

Address: National & Kapodistrian University of Athens

      Physics Department,  Nuclear & Particle Physics Section

      Zografos, 15771Athens,GREECE





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