Univ.-Prof. Dr. Astrid Veronig
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Astrid Veronig is chair of „Solar and Heliospheric Physics“ at the Institute of Physics of the University of Graz and head of Kanzelhöhe Observatory for Solar and Environmental Research. Her research interests are the physics of solar flares, coronal mass ejections and their effects on the Earth's space weather as well as the magnetic structure of coronal holes and their relation to high-speed solar wind streams. She is Co-Investigator of the Spectrometer Imaging Telescope for X-rays (STIX) onboard ESA's Solar Orbiter mission, which was successfully launched on 2020 February 9 on an Atlas V 411 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Currently running research projects are H2020 SOLARNET (Integrating High Resolution Solar Physics), FFG-ASAP14, SSCME (Solar and stellar CMEs: characterization by coronal dimmings), FWF Solar Orbiter STIX, ESA Prodex STIX science software development, and the real-time flare recognition provided at Kanzelhöhe Observatory for ESA's Space Situational Awareness SSA Space Weather programme. More information on the "Solar and Heliospheric Physics“ research group and activities can be found here.