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Dr Guram Kervalishvili new EGU Space Weather Officer

The head of the space weather activities of the Geomagnetism Section has taken over the office for the Solar-Terrestrial Sciences Division of the European Geosciences Union (EGU).

Dr Guram Kervalishvili, head of the space weather activities of the Geomagnetism Section at GFZ was appointed as Space Weather Science Officer to the Solar-Terrestrial Sciences division of the European Geoscience Union (EGU).

The European Geoscience Union (EGU) comprises committees, a council, and twenty-two scientific divisions. The science officers are collectively responsible for managing and administering each division. The Solar-Terrestrial Sciences (ST) division oversees all aspects of solar and heliospheric physics, with a particular focus on the solar-terrestrial connection. The division consists of four sub-divisions, namely the Sun and heliosphere, magnetosphere, ionosphere and thermosphere, and space weather and space climate.

Two new space weather science officers were appointed and approved during the 2024 EGU ST division meeting in Vienna. They are Guram Kervalishvili (GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences) and Emilia Kilpua (University of Helsinki).

About the person

Guram Kervalishvili joined the GFZ in 2011 as a postdoctoral researcher in Section 2.3 ‘Geomagnetism’. He is currently the section’s leader for the ESA Swarm mission and space weather activities and manages projects for the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Union (EU).

He received his doctorate in physics and mathematics from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University in Georgia, where he also studied, in 2003. This was followed by positions at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald and the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) in Berlin, among others, before he came to the GFZ.

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