Sophie Musset

ESA/ESTEC Research Fellow


Main Research Fields

High energy solar physics: observational diagnostics of energetic particles accelerated during solar flares, including X-ray imaging and spectroscopy of solar flares and radio diagnostics of energetic electrons in the solar corona and heliosphere.

Multi-wavelength observation of solar flares.

Particle acceleration during flares, energetic particle transport in the solar corona and particle access to the interplanetary medium.

Solar X-ray instrumentation: STIX spectroscopic imager on Solar Orbiter (ESA), FOXSI sounding rocket (NASA)

Solar Orbiter

Citizen science


Ongoing collaborations

Spectrometer/Telescope for Imaging X-rays (STIX) on board Solar Orbiter

Focusing Optics X-ray Solar Imager (FOXSI) sounding rocket

Radio and Plasma Waves (RPW) consortium (Solar Orbiter)

"Solar jets-associated energetic electrons escaping the Sun" (NASA ROSES)

"Energetics of solar eruptions from the chromosphere to the inner heliosphere" (NASA ROSES)

LESIA, Observatoire de Paris

University of Minnesota

University of Glasgow


The updated list is available on my orcid profile

Project/mission at ESA

Solar Orbiter