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DR. MIHO JANVIER
SOLAR / SPACE PHYSICIST

 

BIOGRAPHY

Miho Janvier is a space physicist at the Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, France. While her doctorate degree is in plasma physics and applications to nuclear fusion science, her current work focuses on the understanding of when solar flares occur, how solar storms travel in space and how they impact planetary environments in the solar system. 

In a nutshell, she works towards a better prediction of "space weather," with a goal of better understanding the influence of the Sun's activity on human societies. She uses data from space missions from NASA, ESA and JAXA as well as analyse and develop with her team  3D computer models of solar eruptions.

Miho is also the deputy project scientist on the instrument SPICE as well as a scientific co-Investigator on the instrument EUI on board Solar Orbiter, the European Space Agency mission to explore the Sun and its close neighbourhood. The mission was launched in February 2020 from Cape Canaveral, (FL, USA) and is currently on its way to get closer to the Sun. 

Miho  also works within the JAXA/ESA Bepi-Colombo Cruise Science Study Group to investigate potential scientific study cases the planetary mission on its way to Mercury could bring. 

 

Her passion for astrophysics and science communication has led her to develop several science communication projects, and has set up a non-profit organisation called SpaceTravelVR (www.spacetravelvr.com). She partnered with the movie production company TreeHouse Digital Ltd to develop a 360 degrees experience of a solar storm using science data and VFX, and is currently working with the French  national space agency CNES to develop a project showcasing the Solar Orbiter mission in Virtual Reality. She is also a public speaker, as well as a keen communicator and is involved in several NPOs dedicated to engage the public in difficult situations (e.g. hospitals and prisons).

Miho was named WIRED UK Innovation fellow in 2016 and is a TED Fellow since 2017

Interests

SOLAR PHYSICS  -  SPACE PHYSICS  -  PLASMA PHYSICS 

SCIENCE COMMUNICATION - VIRTUAL/AUGMENTED TECHNOLOGIES

 

 45. COMPARING THE PROPERTIES OF ICME-INDUCED FORBUSH DECREASES AT EARTH AND MARS

J. L. Freiherr von Forstner, J. Guo, R. F. Wimmer-Schweingruber et al. (including M. Janvier)

Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, Volume 125, Issue 3, (2020) 

 

44. ELECTRIC CURRENT EVOLUTION AT THE FOOTPOINTS OF SOLAR ERUPTIONS

​K. Barczynski, G. Aulanier, M. ​Janvier, et al. (2020) 
 

43. MAGNETIC TWIST PROFILE INSIDE MAGNETIC CLOUDS DERIVED WITH A SUPERPOSED EPOCH ANALYSIS

V. Lanabere, S. Dasso, P. Démoulin, M. Janvier, et al. 

Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 635, id.A85, 13 pp. (2020) 

42. RE-ANALYSIS OF LEPPING'S FITTING METHOD FOR MAGNETIC CLOUDS: LUNDQUIST FIT RELOADED

​P. Démoulin, S. Dasso,  M. Janvier, ​V. Lanabere​

Solar Physics, Volume 294, Issue 12, id.172 (2019) 

41. GENERIC PROFILES OF INTERPLANETARY CORONAL MASS EJECTIONS AT MERCURY, VENUS AND EARTH FROM SUPERPOSED EPOCH ANALYSES

M. Janvier, R. Winslow, S. Good, E. Bonhomme, T. Amerstorfer et al.
Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, 124, 812 (2019) 

 
 

July 2020

PODCAST/YouTube

June 2020  - Broadcast 1 October 2020

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Dr. Janvier's outreach programs bring science to a general audience in a fun and interactive way.

 

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