Spaceweather Group


24.2.2023 Welcome Daniel Zahnd and Janis Witmer
We are happy to welcome Daniel Zahnd and Janis Witmer who started their MSc theses on machine learning applied to solar data.

1.7.2022 Move to the Unversity of Bern
With the appointment of Prof. Lucia Kleint as the vice-director of the Zimmerwald observatory, our group moved from the University of Geneva to the University of Bern.

20.5.2022 Successful Observations at SST
Images from our observations in 2022
We successfully completed 9 observing days at the Swedish Solar Telescope in La Palma. The days were awarded to PI Jonas Zbinden in a competitive selection of the SOLARNET program. Observations at ground-based solar telescopes offer unique capabilities to measure magnetic fields of flares. A lucky coincidence also allowed us to observe a lunar eclipse from the observatory.

15.5.2021 Welcome Jonas Zbinden
We are happy to welcome Jonas Zbinden who is starting his PhD thesis on solar/stellar flares and machine learning.

10.5.2021 Congratulations Dr. Panos
Congratulations to Dr. Brandon Panos for successfully defending his PhD thesis entitled "The Analysis of Solar Flares Using Machine Learning"

19.1.2021 SPD/AAS Karen Harvey prize 2021
The 2021 Karen Harvey Prize for significant contributions to the study of the Sun early in a person's professional career is awarded to Dr. Lucia Kleint. Her contributions are numerous, among them observations and modeling of turbulent magnetic fields in the quiet Sun; analysis of unprecedented high precision spectropolarimetric and spectroscopic measurements of the photosphere and chromosphere during flares; and applications of machine learning techniques to flare data. Dr. Kleint coordinated the flight software team for the Spectrometer/Telescope for Imaging X-rays (STIX), now flying on Solar Orbiter. She then led the German solar telescopes on Tenerife, where she spearheaded a major redesign and upgrade of the optical system and operations of the GREGOR telescope. She now leads a research group at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.