Andrea Opitz

Post-doctoral fellow (2012-2015)


Main Research Fields

My main scientific interest is solar wind and its interaction with planets. I study the temporal and spatial evolution of solar wind structures using multi-spacecraft data (STEREO, Venus Express, Mars Express, etc). Their effects on the planetary plasma environments is my key focus now.


  • Terrestrial magnetotail in STEREO view
  • Spatial and temporal evolution of the solar wind by STEREO
  • Solar wind structures affecting the terrestrial planets
  • Solar input at Venus and Mars
  • Solar cycle dependence of the planetary upper atmospheres



ESA Research supervisor

Olivier Witasse