EGU Outstanding Student Poster Award 2013 to PhD student at IRF

The European Geosciences Union, EGU, has awarded a 2013 Outstanding Student Poster Award in Planetary and Solar System Sciences to Oleg Shebanits, a PhD student at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) and Uppsala University, for a poster entitled "Negative ion densities in the deep ionosphere of Titan".

The winning poster presented the results of Oleg Shebanits' research on the production of pre-biotic molecules in the ionospheres of Saturn’s moon Titan and the early Earth. The ionosphere of Titan hosts complex organic chemistry where ions are playing a key role. Heavy negative ions in particular are participating in the formation of aerosols (tholins) in Titan’s haze layer.

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The Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) is a governmental research institute which conducts research and postgraduate education in atmospheric physics, space physics and space technology. Measurements are made in the atmosphere, ionosphere, magnetosphere and around other planets with the help of ground-based equipment (including radar), stratospheric balloons and satellites. IRF was established (as Kiruna Geophysical Observatory) in 1957 and its first satellite instrument was launched in 1968. The head office is in Kiruna (geographic coordinates 67.84° N, 20.41° E) and IRF also has offices in Umeå, Uppsala and Lund.