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Space Plasma Physics

Anders Eriksson

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Anders Eriksson, PhD, scientist

Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Box 537, SE-751 21 Uppsala, Sweden
Visiting address: Room 14142, Ångström Laboratory, Lägerhyddsvägen 1, Uppsala
tel: +46184715945, fax: +46184715905, home: +4618513043, mob. +46701713029,
Member of Space Plasma Physics research programme

Science projects

  • Cluster. Much of what I do is related to our Electric Fields and Waves instrument (EFW) on ESA's four Cluster satellites.
    • My main scientific interests on Cluster have been cold plasma and electric field measurements.
    • Every week, I plan the operations of the EFW instrument on Cluster.
    • With Chris Cully, Yuri Khotyaintsev and Per-Arne Lindqvist, I work on the EFW part of the Cluster Active Archive
    • With Reine Gill and the WEC data working group, I work on the Isdat data access system
  • Rosetta. This is ESA's comet hunter, launched in 2004 for arrival at comet Churyomov-Gerasimenko in 2014.
  • Cassini. Our Langmuir probe returns great data from Saturn and Titan.
  • Swarm.
    • We develop a Langmuir probe system for each of ESAs three Swarm spacecraft, to be launched in 2010.
    • With Reine Gill and others, I work on instrument design, performance and data analysis issues.
    • With project student Marco Chiaretta, I have worked on data interpretation improvement.
  • MMS.
    • Magnetospheric Multi-Scale Mission, a NASA mission of four spacecraft for which we and the Space Physics group at KTH provide an electric field instrument.
    • In particular, I am involved in E-field probe surface coating with LoosTec AB.
  • Freja, Viking and Astrid-2. The data from our previous instruments are still very useful.
    • Investigations of lower hybrid cavities.

Teaching at Uppsala university


  • I answer questions on "rymdforskning" (space research-- a broad topic!) on Rymdforums frågelåda (in Swedish) since 2006
  • Other recent (2008) outreach activities:
    • "Levande frågelåda" at Uppsala University for Malmaskolan's 6th grade (12 Feb 2008)

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