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Philae found!
ESA's Rossetta Blog entry "Philae found"!.

Animation of landung

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26. Schmucker-Weidelt Kolloquium für elektromagnetische Tiefenforschung
The program und the 2nd newsletter are available now.
NDR-Info reports about research groupe "Trümmerscheiben" with IGeP contribution
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft granted a research group about the cosmic debris disc under the leadership of the University Jena (Prof. Alexander Krivov). The contribution of the TU Braunschweig (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Blum) to this research group is meant to be laboratory experiments to collisions between icy agglomerates. The derived collision models are meant to help other participating scientists to search for invisible planetary bodies in the debris discs. NDR-Info gave a report about the research group and IGeP's contribution to it via radio.

Article and audio stream can be found here.
Rosetta: Discovery of a comet's diamagnetic cavity
Read ESA's Rosetta blog here.
TU-Night - IGeP winns competition
Saturday the 27th of June another Tu-Night-Event took place. A Jury judged the displayed experiments and exhibits to find the best expermient oft the TU-Night 2015. IGeP's exibition stand "Kom(m) E.T. - Ein Besuch bei Chury" which was dedicated to the Rosetta-Misson achieved the firs place! Read more here.
Press briefing - Rosetta-Mission: "Churys" core is nonmagnetic
The geophysicists from Braunschweig present their newest results in the journal “Science” as well as at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU) on April 14th, 2015 in Vienna. Read the official press report.
announcement of conference
The 26th Schmucker-Weidelt-Kolloquium for electromagnetic deep sounding takes plase from 21th to 25th of September 2015 in CVJM-Haus Solling in Dassel, Germany, and will be hostet by the working group of Prof. Andreas Hördt from the Institute for Geophysics and extraterrestrial Physics in Braunschweig. Information about the 1. circular can be found here.
Günter-Bock-Award for Matthias Bücker
The German Geophysical Society awards the Günter-Bock- Award to young Geophysicists for outstanding scientifical publications. Matthias Bücker has recieved the award for his publication "Long and short narrow pore models for membrane polarization" which was published in 2013 in the journal Geophysics with Andreas Hördt as co-author. The publication has arisen from his master theses "Die Membranpolarisation als Ursache des IP-Effektes in porösen Medien" from 2011.
Matthias Bücker

The Award was presendet on 23th of March 2015 during the annual conference of the German Geophysical Societey in Hannover. Wie congratulate Matthias and wish him all the best!
MASCOT on its way to asteroid
Hayabusa-II, an asteroid explorer developed under Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), has been successfully launched from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan on the 3rd of December, 2014 at 5:22:04 CET. Hayabusa-II (HY-II) will be set for a a four years long cruise to an asteroid 1999 JU3. Within HY-II a small lander called MASCOT is accommodated. The lander system has been developed under cooperation between German national aeronautics and space research centre (DLR) and French space research centre (CNES). MASCOT shall land on the asteroid and perform about 8 hours of scientific measurements. One of the four scientific payloads on-board is a magnetometer developed by IGeP. MASCOT magnetometer (MasMag) shall acquire first direct magnetic field measurements from an asteroid surface and therefore provide us with one more piece to the puzzle of planetary origins and formation. Following the Philae experience, magnetometer data might also help us to reconstruct the lander orientation during decent and landing. More details about MasMag can be found here and for the information on HY-II please visit Hayabusa II project page.
Philae's adventure seen by ROMAP
Member of the institute and co-principal investigator of the ROMAP-instrument Uli Auster witnessed Philae's separation, descent and touchdowns in November at first hand. In the meantime analysis of the collected magnetometer data gives further insight into Philae's adventures on the comet. For instance, some significant structures in the time lines suggest that Philae might have grazed surface structures of the comet during the first bounce. You can read more on this topic on ESA's ROSETTA-blog entry from November 28.
Magnetic field data confirms Philae's seperation
PRC-Mag bestätigt Seperation
On Wednesday afternoon we recieved first data from the RPC-Mag on board the Rosetta orbiter. The measured jump in the magnetic field confirms the successful seperation of the lander Philae, which is now on its way down to the surface of the comet. More evaluations of first measurements by the orbiter and lander magnetometer at the comet can be found on this site.
Rosetta: Philae lands on the comet - TU is participating!
On the 12th of November it's going to be exciting! The orbiter unit of the space mission Rosetta will deliver the lander to fulfil the first landing on a comet ever. Once on the surface of the comet the miniature laboratory will anchor to the ground and start its measurements. Two of the instruments on board the lander were designed under essential contribution of different institutes of the University in Brunswick

Simultaneously to the landig on Wednesday afternoon an event of the university will take place. From 16:45 on the landing will be broadcasted via ESA livestream and can be watched in an auditorium. The event will be narrated by professors of the university.

The detailed scedule can be found here.
Interview on NDR-Info about the IODP Expedition 351
On 3rd of October 2014 the broadcast transmitter NDR-Info presented an interview with Prof. Andreas Hördt and Martin Neuhaus during the radio broadcast LOGO - das Wissenschaftsmagazin. The topic was Martin Neuhaus' expedition on board the drillship JOIDES Resolution to the Pacific Ocean. There he investigated the past of plate tectonic processes of the Philippine Plate. The recording can be found on the NDR webside.
Drill tower on board the Joides Resolution
Interview on NDR-Info about the IODP Expedition 351
On 3rd of October 2014 at 9:05 pm the broadcast transmitter NDR-Info will present an interview with Prof. Andreas Hördt and Martin Neuhaus during the radio broadcast LOGO - das Wissenschaftsmagazin. The topic will be Martin Neuhaus' expedition on board the drillship JOIDES Resolution to the Pacific Ocean. There he investigated the past of plate tectonic processes of the Philippine Plate. The rerun will be broadcastet on Sunday 3:00 pm.
Drill tower on board the Joides Resolution
Announcement: Talk about the Landing Site of Rosetta
On 16th of September Philip Heinisch will give a talk about "The Rosetta Landing Site Selection Prcoess". Mendelssohnstraße 3, Room MS 3.415, 10:15 a.m.
Paul Pellas-Graham Ryder Award for Dr. Eike Beitz
Dr. Eike Beitz recieves the Paul Pellas-Graham Ryder Award, spent by the Meteoritical Society and the Geological Society of America, for his work on "Experiments on the consolidation of chondrites and the formation of dense rims around chondrules" which was published 2013 in Icarus.
Science trip to the Pacific Ocean
The Joides Resolution
As part of the International Ocean Discovery Program IGeP member Martin Neuhaus will stay for about two months onboard the Joides Resolution.
IAA Basic Sciences Award for Karl-Heinz Glaßmeier
The International Academy of Astronautics honors Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Glaßmeier with the 2014 Basic Sciences Award for his outstanding achievements in basic research. The price will be awarded to Prof. Glaßmeier on September 28, 2014 in Toronto.
IGeP courses for the summer term 2014
The summer term 2014 begins on April 14th. You can find the IGeP courses for this term here.
Karl-Zoeppritz-Preis for Dr. Daniel Heyner
Dr. Daniel Heyner from the Institute for Geophysics and extraterrestrial Physics receives the Karl-Zoeppritz-Preis for his work about the feedback dynamo at Mercury. The prize will be awarded on 10.03.2014 at Karlsruhe. More information...
5th Magnetometer Workshop 2014
On 16.3.-21.3.2014 the 5th Magentometer Workshop will take place in Jizerka, Czech Republic. It is a small conference for around 40 participants who deal with magnetic field measurements taken by satellites. Subjects of the meeting will be the status of ongoing and planed missions, further development of magnetometers and discussion about calibration options and magnetic cleanliness of satellites. The IGEP is the organizer. Further information can be found here.
Announcements: Two talks at the "Physikalisches Kolloquium"
On 28 January Prof. Dr. Jochen Litterst, Institut für Physik der Kondensierten Materie, TU Braunschweig, will give a Talk on "Higgs und LHC, Anmerkungen zum Nobelpreis Physik 2013".

One week later on 04 February Prof. Dr. Heinrich Stoffel from the LMU München, Fakultät der Geowissenschaften, will be guest and give a talk on "Von Descartes über Leibniz bis Gauss - Beiträge von Mathematikern zur Erforschung des Edmagnetfeldes".

The talks will be held at 16:45 in room MS 3.1 at the physics centre on Mendelssohnstraße 2/3.
"Wake Up! Contest" on Facebook
The Physics Department participates at the "Wake Up! Contest" on Facebook and sent in a video showing their "Rosetta-Mob". To watch the viedo and vote for the best one please follow this link.
Announcement: Wake Up Rosetta event at the Haus der Wissenschaft
On the occasion of Rossetta's Wake-Up on 20 January an event at the Haus der Wissenschaft ("House of Science") in Braunschweig will take place. Experts from the Technische Universität Braunschweig and the DLR (German Aerospace Center) will follow the event live. Beginning is at 17:30 in the foyer, free admission. More information can be found here.
"The year 2014 is characterised by Rosetta"
TU-president Jürgen Hesselbach said to the Braunschweiger Zeitung. The Rosetta probe started it's flight to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko March 2004. Since 08 June 2011 it is in deep space hybernation condition. The end of this phase is scheduled for 20 January 2014 when the "wake up command" will be sent to the probe. If everthing works as planned and Rosetta has survived the hypernation the probe will encounter the comet in spring. More information on the contrbution of the IGEP to the mission can be found here.
International Induction workshop 2014
In Weimar the 22n EM Induction Workshop will take place 24 - 30 August 2014. Over 300 scientists from all over the world are expected. The IGEP is one of the hostnd. Further informations

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