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March 20, 2018
The 41st Annual Seminar “Physics of Auroral Phenomena”

The 41st Annual Seminar “Physics of Auroral Phenomena”

Polar Geophysical Institute, March 12-16, 2018

From March 12 to 16, 2018, the 41st Annual Apatity Seminar “Physics of Auroral Phenomena” was held at the Polar Geophysical Institute hosted.

More than 80 people took part in the seminar (including 42 from other Russian cities, of whom about half are young scientists) from 22 research institutes and universities. Among the participants there were three representatives of foreign research institutes (from China and Bulgaria). 56 oral and 73 poster presentations were presented. The seminar is devoted to the discussion of the latest results obtained by Russian and foreign scientists in the research field of geophysical processes that are most intensively manifested at the auroral and subaural latitudes.

The seminar was held in the following areas:

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

Within the cultural program of the 41st Apatity Seminar “Physics of Auroral Phenomena”, a concert was held.

Also there were excursions to the Museum of Kirovsk and to the Snow Village.