The University of Graz, founded in 1585, is Austria's second oldest university and one of the largest in the country. Many excellent scientists, amongst them six Nobel laureates, have taught and researched here. With its 31000 students and 4300 employees, it is the region’s center for higher education and research. The University of Graz hosts a recognized research group on solar and heliospheric physics, with the main research focus on solar flares, coronal mass ejections, their space weather effects, as well as on high resolution solar physics. It also runs the Kanzelhöhe Observatory for Solar and Environmental Physics, which performs high-cadence full-disk observations of the Sun in white-light, Halpha and Ca II K.
Prof. Dr. Astrid Veronig
Institute of Physics & Kanzelhöhe Observatory
University of Graz