26. February 2015

Review of MEPAG Report on Planetary Protection for Mars Special Regions

The ad hoc Committee for the Review of the Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG) Report on Planetary Protection for Mars Special Regions was established jointly by the European Science Foundation and the US National Research Council to review the 2014 Mars Special Regions report issued by... [more]

3. July 2014

Forecasting the development of breakthrough technologies to enable novel space missions

A new report, Technological Breakthroughs for Scientific Progress (TECHBREAK), has been published today by the European Science Foundation.  [more]

17. April 2014

European Space Sciences Committee (ESSC): Chair Elect Prof Athena Coustenis endorsed by ESF Governing Council

The ESF Governing Council meeting in Munich on 14-15 April 2014 endorsed the nomination of Prof. Athena Coustenis (Meudon Observatory) as the upcoming Chairperson of the European Space Sciences Committee (ESSC), effective November 2014. [more]

4. April 2014

Scientists begin Mars exploration in a deep mine

This week, twenty European scientists will gather at Boulby mine in the UK to begin testing technologies for the exploration of Mars and hunting for deep subsurface life that will aid scientists in their search for extraterrestrial life. [more]

2. May 2013

From horizon to wider horizon

In this interview with Horizon2020 projects, Dr Jean-Claude Worms, of the European Space Sciences Committee, part of the European Science Foundation, outlines the key role Horizon 2020 can play in Europe’s future space research programme. [more]

6. February 2013

The European Space Sciences Committee reacts after the European Space Agency Council meeting at Ministerial level.

European Science Foundation’s ESSC comments the decisions taken (or not) at ESA’s council meeting at ministerial level. [more]

3. November 2011

Nature article by members of the ESF EuroGENESIS Eurocores Program (UPC-Barcelona), University of Pisa & Stony Brook University show that Kelvin–Helmholtz instabilities are the likely source of inhomogeneous mixing in nova explosions.

The steady vision of a starry night is challenged by the unexpected appearance of cosmic beacons, stellar explosions that shed light and matter to space. Among the rich zoo of stellar explosions, classical novae have captivated the interest of astronomers for decades.  [more]

16. June 2011

Astrochemistry; The Cradle of Life - An ESF, COST supported Exhibition

Two of the great unanswered scientific questions are: How did life begin on Earth? Is there life elsewhere in the Universe? These are questions that have fascinated humanity for centuries... [more]

29. November 2010

Bridging between Earth and space: technology breakthroughs for scientific progress

New Forward Look starts in Brussels, 29-30 November [more]

25. November 2010

European Science Foundation cancels research funding calls

The European Science Foundation (ESF) will not launch three funding calls pending more progress towards its merger with the European Heads of Research Councils (EUROHORCs). At the ESF annual assembly last week ESF member organisations decided to put certain activities on hold during the current... [more]

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