Formed in 1954, the Institute for Scientific Research (ISR) is the largest sponsored research center at Boston College. Our highly skilled team of scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and research associates uses its expertise for theoretical and experimental studies that include space physics, space chemistry, solar-terrestrial research, space weather, and astrophysical studies. Our current projects include heavenly explorations—for example, observing the celestial sky to interpret the changes in infrared emissions in space—and earthbound pursuits, such as defining the effects of solar storms on space-based communication and navigation systems. The ISR is currently the host site for the Secretariat Office of SCOSTEP, the Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics.
The 2023 Ionospheric Effects Symposium was held in Alexandria, VA 9-11 May 2023. More than 70 scientists from countries around the world gathered to discuss the ionosphere and space weather. More details can be found here.