Personal data : Prof. Dr. Rainer Schwenn, born in Berlin, 1941
Education : 1960-1967 Study of Physics at Technische Hochschule in München
Career : 1969: Dr. rer. nat. at Technische Hochschule München,
1970: Scientist at MBB, Ottobrunn,
1970-1978: Scientist at MPE, Garching,
since 1978: Scientist at MPAe (now MPS), Katlenburg-Lindau
1984/1985: Guest scientist at LANL, Los Alamos , USA
1993: Habilitation at Universität Göttingen,
1998: Professor at Universität Göttingen
Research : Plasmaphysics of the Heliosphere, large-scale structures of the solar corona and the solar wind, coronal mass ejections and interplanetary shocks, solar-terrestrial relations.
Collaborations : Lead co-investigator in space projects Helios, Giotto, SOHO-LASCO, initiator of German-Argentinian MICA (Mirror Coronagraph for Argentina), CoI of SECCHI on STEREO.
Teaching : Lectures at the Universität Göttingen, guest lectures at the universities of Kiel ( Germany ), Mendoza , San Juan , and Buenos Aires ( Argentina ), Concepcion ( Chile ), UNAM ( Mexico ), supervising Ph.D. students and postdocs
Memberships : European Geophysical Union (EGU), American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Scientific obligations :
Topical Editor of Annales Geophysicae for several years,
Member of the Solar System Working Group of ESA 1998-2000,
Organizer of several scientific meetings and symposia,
Member of the Editorial Board of Living Reviews in Solar Physics,
Member on various review panels for NASA and national agencies,
Member of Science Definition Teams for space missions SOHO , SDO, Solar Orbiter, Sentinels,
Advisor and study team member of the Chinese KuaFu Space Weather Explorer Mission.
Journal reviewer for Solar Phys., JGR, GRL, Ann. Geophys., Ap. J., Nature, and Conference Proceedings
Publications : Author and Co-author of about 200 refereed papers, editor (with E. Marsch) of the book "Physics of the Inner Heliosphere" (2 Volumes), Springer-Verlag, 1990/1991, editor (with E. Marsch) of the Proceedings "Solar Wind Seven", COSPAR Colloquia Series Vol.3, Pergamon Press, 1992.