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M. Sc. Artem Smirnov

PhD Student
M. Sc. Artem Smirnov
Building A 42, Room 207 (Büro)
Albert-Einstein-Straße 42-46
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

PhD student with Prof. Yuri Shprits and Dr. Geoffrey Reeves, working on satellite data analysis and data-driven modeling of the near-Earth space environment

Research Interests:

Machine learning modeling of the plasma populations in geospace


  •  since October 2019 - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Section 2.7 Space Physics and Space Weather - PhD student
  •  January 2018 - July 2019 - Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Department Planets and Comets - Guest graduate assistant
  •  September 2016 - June 2017 - Geophysical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Laboratory of Geoinformatics and Geomagnetic Studies - Junior researcher
  •  July 2016 - September 2016 -Geophysical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Laboratory of Geoinformatics and Geomagnetic Studies - Intern


  •  2017 - 2019 - Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich (LMU) and Technical University of Munich (TUM), M.Sc. in Geophysics with specialization in Geomagnetism
  •  2013 - 2017 - Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), B.Sc. in Geophysics

Research Boards and Committees:

Helmholtz Junior (02/2021- 07/2022) - the representative of doctoral researchers in the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres

ISSI team member: "Imaging the Invisible: Unveiling the Global Structure of the Earth's Dynamic Magnetosphere" (2021-2022)

Reviewer: Geophysical Research Letters (AGU), Space Weather (AGU) - frequent reviewer, JGR Space Physics (AGU), Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences, Advances in Space Research (COSPAR)


  • JGR's top downloaded paper (1st author) - Intercalibration of the plasma density measurements in Earth's topside ionosphere (2021)
  • JGR's top downloaded paper (co-author) - Preliminary statistical comparisons of spin-averaged electron data from Arase and Van Allen Probes missions (2021)
  • JGR's top downloaded paper (co-author) - Energetic charged particles in the terrestrial magnetosphere: Cluster/RAPID results (2021)
  • JGR's top 10% most downloaded papers (1st author) - Adiabatic invariants Calculations for Cluster Mission: A Long-term Product for Radiation Belts Studies (2020)

During M.Sc. studies at the University of Munich:

  • Final grade for the M.Sc. thesis project - 1.0 (A+)

During B.Sc. studies at Lomonosov Moscow State University:

  • Best bachelor's thesis in Geophysics - award from Russian Academy of Sciences' Council on Physics of the Solid Earth (2017)
  • Merit-based faculty scholarship recipient (2017)
  • Industry scholarship - Mikhail Rudyak's scholarship (2017)
  • Dean's award at the Lomonosov-2017 conference
  • Dean's award at the "Day of Science" conference (2016)

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