Special Lecture

During the past World Immune Regulation Meetings, it became a tradition to invite lecturers from other areas of science to give us a special lecture on exciting developments.

Getting close to the Sun

Prof Dr. Louise Harra

Director PMOD/WRC, affiliated Prof. at ETH, Zurich
Physicist, international luminary in solar physics



In February 2020, a European Space Agency spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral to carry the Solar Orbiter. Its goal is to get in close to the Sun (one third the way from the Sun-Earth distance), and slowly move out of the ecliptic plane to observe down at the poles for the very first time. This talk will summarise why we want to get close to the Sun, the importance of the Sun to us all, and what we have seen already and what we hope to find.



Previous special guests:

WIRM 2020:
Dr. Martin Oeggerli
"Visualization of the Invisible"

WIRM 2019:
Ernst Bromeis
"Every drop counts"

WIRM 2018:
Professor Dr. Ben Moore
"Life out there amongst the stars"

WIRM 2017:
Professor Dr. Jeffrey M. Drazen
"Data Sharing in the Context of Medical Publishing"

WIRM 2016:
Wim Hof and Dr. Matthijs Kox
"The Iceman - a medical mystery unraveled"

WIRM 2015:
Professor Dr. Jürg Kesselring, Professor of Clinical Neurology and Neurorehabilitation
"The Art of Learning - lessons from neurorehabilitation"

WIRM 2014:
Professor Dr. med. Oswald Oelz, Internist, Climber and Author
"The summits of the world and life"

WIRM 2013:
Prof. John Ellis, Physics Department, Kings College London European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN, Geneva
"The Quest for the Higgs Boson"

WIRM 2012:
Prof. Dr. sc. nat. Werner Schmutz, Director World Radiation Center, Davos
"Climate change in the past: The solar influence"

WIRM 2011:
Prof. Fergus Shanahan, University College Cork, Ireland
"Death of a celebrity scientist"

WIRM 2010:
Boris Grundl, Management Expert
"The magic of change. Resilience: How to turn defeats into victories"

WIRM 2009:
Dr. Evans Lyn, CERN Geneva
"The large hadron collider"

WIRM 2008:
Dr. Ulrike Lohmann, ETH Zurich
"Global warming and climate change"