Space Physics

Contact information

Professor Hannu Koskinen

Department of Physics
PO Box 64
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

Tel. +358 9 191 50675
        +358 9 1929 4639
Fax +358 9 191 50610

hannu e koskinen (at) helsinki fi


arto sandroos (at) helsinki fi


Space physics deals with physical phenomena in space of which it is possible, at least in principle, to get detailed in situ observational information. Thus its main domain of applicability is the solar system, although many of its methods are applicable throughout the universe.

The main study objects of space physics include the Sun, the solar wind, and the magnetospheres, ionospheres, and upper atmospheres of the Earth and other planets.

The most important tool of space physics is plasma physics but in practical research good skills from fundamental physics to modern observational instrument technologies are needed.

Last updated 19.3.2008 15:30:33