IRF's group in Ume√• studies the propagation of infra-sound in the atmosphere and has developed new methods for signal processing and data analysis.
Together with the Astronomy and Space Physics Division of Uppsala University's Department of Physics and Astronomy, IRF in Uppsala is active in the research fields of space plasma and theoretical plasma physics.
IRF's group in Lund models and predicts space weather with the use of intelligent hybrid systems.
The Government has appointed the following people as members of the IRF Board (insynsrÔŅĹdet). The Director of IRF is the chairman of the board, which is entrusted with keeping the government informed about the institute's activities.
Stas Barabash (chairman, ex officio)
Anders J√∂rle, until 2022-12-31
Maria Nilsson (Metria), until 2021-12-31
Olle Norberg (Lule√• University of Technology/Lule√• tekniska universitet), until 2021-12-31
Mark Pearce (Royal Institute of Technology/KTH), until 2021-12-31
Ann Persson Grivas (LFV>, until 2022-12-31
Anja Taube (Sami Parliament/Sametinget), until 2021-12-31
From left: Stefan Karlsson (staff representative), Anneli Sj√∂gren, Mark Pearce, Anna-Karin Ukonsaari (Financial Manager), Anja Taube, Stas Barabash, Anders J√∂rle, Uwe Raffalski (staff representative), May 2016 (Photo: Rick McGregor, IRF).
Prof. Stas Barabash (Director and Head of Solar System Physics and Space Technology Research Programme, Kiruna)
Prof. Mats Andr√© (Deputy Director, Uppsala)
Dr Urban Br√§ndstr√∂m (Head of Observatory activities)
Cecilia Flemstr√∂m (Personnel Officer)
Dr Johan Kero (Head of Solar Terrestrial and Atmospheric Research Programme, Kiruna, Lund, Ume√•, Uppsala)
Assoc. Prof. Yuri Khotyaintsev (Head of Space Plasma Physics Research Programme, Uppsala)
Dr Rick McGregor (Research and Development Officer)
Assoc. Prof. Hans Nilsson (Computer Group Manager)
Anna-Karin Ukonsaari (Financial Manager)
IRF's executive in October 2018, from left: Rick McGregor, Ella Carlsson Sj√∂berg, Hans Nilsson, Anna-Karin Ukonsaari, Mats Andr√©, Urban Br√§ndstr√∂m, Cecilia Flemstr√∂m, Johan Kero, Stas Barabash. (Photo: Maria W√§stle, IRF)