The research group "Spaceweather" is led by Prof. Dr. Lucia
Kleint and is part of the Astronomical Institute of the
University of Bern. It started in 2020 as a research group on "Understanding Solar
and Stellar Flares with Machine Learning" at the computer science
department of the University of Geneva and moved to Bern in July 2022.
Funded by a PRIMA grant from the Swiss National
Science Foundation, our goal is to develop and use modern machine
learning techniques to efficiently analyze astronomical data. In
particular, we aim to investigate the physics of flares, which are
the most powerful eruptions in our solar system.
Our main research questions are
When and where will a flare occur?
How is flare energy dissipated?
What are the origins and mechanisms of stellar “superflares”, which are thousands of times more powerful than the strongest recorded solar flares?