What AIDA is about

AIDA brings a transformational innovation to the analysis of heliophysics data in four steps.
First, AIDA will develop a new open source software called AIDApy written in Python (a free language) and capable of collecting, combining and correlating data from different space missions. AIDApy wants to replace mission-specific tools written for costly languages (such as IDL) that exclude many scientists, students and amateur space enthusiasts from exploring the data, with a much-needed single platform where methods are shared and continuously improved by the whole community.

Detecting and investigating magnetic reconnection in space plasma simulations

A PhD Thesis in collaboration between UNIPI and Aix-Marseille University exploiting the competencies and research interests addressed by the AIDA project.

Magnetic reconnection is a fundamental process in plasma physics. It is responsible for changes in the magnetic field topology involving the conversion of large amounts of magnetic energy into heating and particle acceleration. It occurs almost everywhere in space environment as, for instance, the solar corona, the turbulent solar wind or at the boundary of the Earth's magnetosphere.

AIDA at EGU2021!

The EGU2021 online event will start next week! Two weeks full of presentations and AIDA partners will present advancement of the project. See the official web site for the full programm.

A special session on Tuesday, 27 April: Turbulence, magnetic reconnection, shocks, and particle acceleration: nonlinear processes in space, laboratory, and astrophysical plasmas

EGU 2021

Last two days to submit application on EGU2021! Abstract submissions will be accepted until Wednesday, 20 January at 13:00 CET.

It will take place on 19-30 April 2021 fully virtual. The meeting programme will be available on 3 March 2021.

For more details, see the official website.

AIDA submitted applications to show new advancements of the project.

AIDA's newsletter n.6 / December 2020


Season's Greeting 2020

AIDA in 3 minutes!

In these two years of AIDA project many results have been obtained. In particular the two instruments AIDApy and AIDAdb are now both public. A short video to present our work.


AIDA partners showed the advancements of the project in many events online, here some of the main conferences:

Switch to Space (September 4th)

The sun in a microchip: understanding the Sun and its impact on the Earth using computer modelling (Giovanni Lapenta)


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AIDA is part of PyHC

Python in Heliophysics Community (PyHC) promotes and facilitates the use and development of Python for Heliophysics. PyHC aims to provide a variety of tutorials, resources, a list of useful packages, general discussion, and advice. The majority of people are in the US but some are in Europe. 

PostDoc on the application of ML methods to space and astrophysics

The KU Leuven Center for Mathematical Plasma Astrophysics is looking for a PostDoctoral candidate with interest in applying Machine Learning (ML) and Data Assimilation techniques to space science. The position will combine the study of simulations (massively parallel kinetic simulation with particle in cell methods, massively parallel fluid simulations of the magnetospheric system) and observations from remote sensing (e.g. SDO, solar dynamic observatory) and in situ (e.g.