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March 22, 2022

From March 14 to March 18, 2022, the 45th Apatity Seminar “Physics of Auroral Phenomena” was held annually by the Polar Geophysical Institute (Apatity). Despite the restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the seminar was held in a mixed format (face-to-face with the possibility of online participation). About a hundred people took part in the seminar, of which 25 came to Apatity from other Russian cities. More than 50 scientists from other institutions and cities of Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Irkutsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Yakutsk) were among the participants. At least half of the participants, as usual, were young scientists. The seminar was attended by representatives of 6 Russian universities and 14 research institutes. Among the speakers were also representatives of foreign research institutes (from Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, China, USA, Finland, Japan). Foreign scientists participated in the online seminar. Information about the conference was published in the SCOSTEP Newsletter.

83 oral and 30 poster presentations were presented at the seminar. The seminar was devoted to the discussion of the latest results obtained by Russian and foreign scientists in the field of studying geophysical processes, which are most intensively manifested at the latitudes of the auroral and subauroral zones.

The seminar was held in the following sections:

1. Storms and substorms
2. Fields, currents, particles in the magnetosphere
3. Waves, wave-particle interaction
4. Sun, solar wind, cosmic rays
5. Ionosphere and upper atmosphere
6. Lower atmosphere, ozone
7. Heliobiosphere

A special session was devoted to the scientific heritage of the long-term organizer of the seminar, A. G. Yakhnin, who passed away on February 11, 2022. The meeting participants also recalled the outstanding spiritual qualities of Alexander Grigorievich.

The seminar participants accepted an appeal to the Ministry of Education and Science and the Russian Academy of Sciences on the need for systematic support for Russian scientific journals.