Dr Guram Kervalishvili

Guram Kervalishvili is a senior scientist at GFZ since 2011. He received his Doctorate in Physics and Mathematics from the Division of Plasma Physics, Department of Physics, Tbilisi State University (TSU), Georgia, in 2003, with a focus on nonlinear phenomena in the gas-discharge nonneutral electron plasmas. The main topics of his research are space weather and climate, physics of the ionosphere, magnetosphere and thermosphere. He works with CHAMP, GRACE, GOCE, Swarm, and other satellite data. He is managing several projects related to the Swarm satellite mission and ESA’s Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Space Weather (SWE) program including the Kp/ap indices. He is also involved in the new Hp indices (the Kp-like index with higher cadence) development within the H2020 project. From 2000 to 2011, he worked at the Division of Plasma Physics at the Department of Physics (Georgia), Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (Germany), Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (Germany), and BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (Germany). Co-authored more than 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals.