Prof. Dr. Sami K. Solanki

Prof. Dr. Sami K. Solanki

Curriculum Vitae

Born 1958 in Karatschi/Pakistan. Diploma in Physics (1982) ETH Zurich, PhD (1987) ETH Zurich, habilitation in Astrophysics ETH Zurich (1992), Professor for Astronomy University of Oulu/Finland (1998), Minnaert Professor University of Utrecht/Netherlands (1999), Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (since 1999), Honorary Professor ETH Zurich (2001), Honorary Professor University of Braunschweig (2003), Distinguished Professor Kyung-Hee University/South Korea (2009).

Research Interests

Solar magnetic activity; solar variability and its influence on Earth’s climate; solar activity in historical and pre-historical times; structure and dynamics of the solar atmosphere; instrumentation for space-, balloon- and ground-based solar observations; observations and theory of stellar magnetism, activity and variability

Selected Awards

George Ellery Hale Prize of the American Astronomical Society (2022), Honorary Doctoral Degree of the University of Oulu/Finland (2017), Distinguished Scientist Award of the Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (2016), Julius Bartels Medal of the European Geosicences Union (2015)
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