Sep 6 – 10, 2021
Europe/Rome timezone


First announcement

Save the dates in your diary!

The next European Solar Physics Meeting (EPSM-16) will be organised as a fully online conference in the period 6-10 September 2021.

The meeting was originally planned to take place in the wonderful city of Turin, but as a result of the current pandemic situation, it was decided to be organised in a different way.

In order to encourage a wide participation, the meeting is going to be FREE for all registered participants.

ESPM is the most important solar physics gathering in Europe, bringing together scientists from all over the world, active in the theoretical, observational and modelling studies of the Sun and its effects in the heliosphere. The ESPM-16 sessions will be devoted to solar interior and dynamo, fundamental plasma processes in the solar atmosphere, solar eruptions, particle acceleration, solar wind and solar-terrestrial relations, including space weather and space climate. New results from the latest spaceborne solar missions and ground-based observatories studying the Sun and solar wind will be presented and discussed during the conference.

ESPM-16 is organised by the Board of the European Solar Physics Division (ESPD), a joint Division of the European Physical Society (EPS) with support from INAF-Turin Astrophysical Observatory and European Space Agency (ESA).

Second announcement

Dear ESPM-16 Participants,

Thank you for submitting an abstract to the ESPM16 meeting!

We received over 420 abstracts (from 531 registered participants) and the SOC faced a difficult task to form a balanced and manageable program. This is about two times the number of presentations we had at the last ESPM in Budapest. The number is particularly impressive since only one abstract per person is allowed. Given that the meeting will be fully virtual, we decided to adopt a rather novel approach for ESPM conferences and give the opportunity of oral presentations to all participants, including posters. 

The preliminary programme (August 2 version) of the meeting is online:

The contributions are arranged into three categories: Invited talks, Contributed Talks and Posters. Those participants who were placed into the “Poster” category will have the opportunity to present their results in a short oral presentation during the parallel “Poster Sessions” via Zoom.  Due to the oversubscription we were able to offer a limited number of plenary session talks and the majority of submissions will be presented as “Posters” with oral presentation.

Invited Talks will be delivered in plenary sessions by speakers who were requested to present topical overviews. These presentations will last 15 minutes presentation+5 minutes for discussions.

Contributed Talks will be delivered in plenary sessions and will be 12 minutes presentation+3 minutes discussion.

Poster presentations: posters will be presented in parallel sessions and they will consist of a 7 minute  oral presentation + 5 minutes for discussion +1 for change over.   

Session chairs will ensure that all presenters respect strictly the allocated presentation time limits. 

More details about sessions and guidelines for the preparation of the presentations can be found on the meeting’s website.

All participants are strongly encouraged to upload PDFs (even preliminary) of their presentations before the meeting. Uploaded presentations are very useful for participants allowing all to see your results particularly during parallel sessions. 

VERY IMPORTANT: To help the SOC, please reply to the Organisers by email in case you wish to cancel your presentation by August 10, 2021. 

Looking forward to see you all soon,
Eduard Kontar- Chair of the ESPD
On behalf of the ESPM16 Organising Committee