Miho Janvier


Miho Janvier

Solar/space physicist. Also behind Solar Storm - Virtual Reality

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I study the Sun and its effects in the Solar System

My research

Hi there! I am Miho Janvier, a solar/space physicist at the Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France). I have been recruited as an associate astronomer and currently work in the Solar and Stellar Physics Team. You can find on this personal website a description of my research, some outreach and miscellaneous links (you can also download my resume) Enjoy!

Although fascinated by every aspects of astrophysics, my main interests are the Sun and its influence on the surrounding planets (also known as space weather). I am also involved in the space mission Solar Orbiter, I teach, and I am half the brain behind Solar Storm VR . In 2016, I was honoured to be named a WIRED Innovation Fellow.

Recent Activities

What I have been up to recently

Research interests and projects

Solar Physics

Mechanisms of eruptive flares - Flare topology and active region dynamics - 3D reconnection (slipping reconnection) - Coronal heating - Helicity in the corona

Solar Physics -
Space physics

Structure of interplanetary coronal mass ejections (ICMEs) - Evolution of ICMEs, from the Sun to the Earth - Populations of flux ropes in the solar wind

Space physics -
Plasma Physics

Tearing instability and formation of plasmoids

Plasma Physics -
Solar Storm VR

Outreach is a passion. I am working with TreeHouse Digital Ltd to bring top quality virtual reality experiences to science. We want to inspire and enthuse the general public about space. Our first mission into the heart of a solar storm is available here.

Solar Storm VR -

Where to find me

You can find me at: IAS-Bat 121, Université Paris-Sud, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France (+33 (0) 1 6985 8695)
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