Dr. Astrid Veronig
Dr. Astrid Veronig is a solar physicist 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 on the Spectrometer Imaging Telescope X-rays (STIX) for ESA's Solar Orbiter mission, to be launched in February 2020. Recently accomplished research projects are the FP7 cooperation projects COMESEP (Coronal Mass Ejections and Solar Energetic Particles), HESPE (High Energy Solar Physics Data in Europe), and the real-time flare recognition provided for ESA's Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Space Weather programme. More information on the research group and activities can be found here.