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1 10:09:30 AM SWIFF: Space Weather Integrated Forecasting Framework Coordinator: Giovanni Lapenta Centrum voor Plasma-Astrofysica Katholieke Universiteit Leuven BELGIUM

2 10:09:30 AM New FP7 project on space weather modelling Science Lead Participa nt short name Participant organisation name Country Coordinator: G. Lapenta KU Leuven Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium V. PierrardBISA Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy Belgium F. CalifanoUNIPIUniversità di Pisa Italy A. NordlundUCPHKøbenhavns Universitet Denmark A. BemporadOATO Astronomical Observatory Turin - Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica Italy P. TravnicekASI Astronomical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Czech Republic C. ParnellUSTANUniversity of St Andrews Scotland, UK

3 10:09:30 AM TRACE September 2005LASCO September 2002 IMAGE July 2000 magnetotail ionosphere magnetosphere polar cuspssun-to-earth sun-effect propagation interplanetary plasmas, dust... solar environment 3 FUNDAMENTAL CHALLENGE OF SPACE WEATHER MODELLING: MULTIPLE PHYISCS

4 10:09:30 AM High performance computer simulation of space weather KU Leuven Physics-based forecasting Bring space weather to the current state of weather modelling Prepare mathematical and software infrastructure Most advanced computer facilities and numerical simulation methods

5 10:09:30 AM New FP7 project on space weather modelling

6 10:09:30 AM 10 6 km 10 5 km 10 3 km 10 2 km 10 0 km km FLUID KINETIC SYSTEM scales ION scales ELECTRON scales hours 1 m 1 s s s s State of the Art Goal of Swiff SWIFF allows to bridge the micro-macro gap by using new methods to couple fluid and kinetic physics OUR APPROACH

7 10:09:30 AM 7 FUNDAMENTAL CHALLENGE OF SPACE WEATHER MODELING: MULTIPLE PHYSICS WP3: couling at the Sun (Nordlund) WP4: coupling in space (Califano) WP5: coupling at the Earth (Pierrard) WP1/6: Management and Dissemination (Lapenta) WP2: Mathematical Models (Keppens)

8 10:09:30 AM INTEL ExaScience Lab in Leuven June 8, 2010 New Lab to Develop Solar Flare Prediction as Driver for Intel’s Future Exascale Supercomputers Intel, imec and Five Flemish Universities Open Flanders ExaScience Lab Position available relative to space weather


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