Miho Janvier | Vlogger, Solar & Space Physicist
Dr. Miho Janvier is a space physicist at the Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, France. Her work focuses on the understanding of when solar flares occur, how solar storms travel in space and how they impact planetary environments in the solar system. In a nutshell, she works towards a better prediction of “space weather,” with a goal of better understanding the influence of the Sun’s activity on human societies. She uses data from space missions from NASA, ESA and JAXA as well as developing 3D computer models of solar eruptions. Miho is also involved as the deputy project scientist on the instrument SPICE as well as a scientific co-Investigator on the instrument EUI on board Solar Orbiter, the European Space Agency mission currently on its way to explore the Sun and its close neighborhood.
Her passion for astrophysics and science communication has led her to develop several science communication projects: she developed several Augmented and Virtual reality experiences, with a current ongoing project to showcase the Solar Orbiter mission in Virtual Reality. Miho was named WIRED UK 2016 Innovation fellow, and is a TED Fellow.