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.

SCOSTEP IES2023 Doherty Memorial

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The 2022 Beacon Satellite Symposium was held at Boston College on August 1 through 5, 2022 in honor of our late Director, Patricia Doherty.  More details on the Symposium available here.

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