Skoltech is an international graduate research-focused university that was founded by the group of world-renowned scientists in 2011. Skoltech's curriculum focuses on technology and innovation, offering Master's programs in 11 technological disciplines. Students receive rigorous theoretical and practical training, design their own research projects, participate in internships and gain entrepreneurial skills in English. The faculty is comprised of current researchers with international accreditation and achievements.

Is a solar weather forecast a dream or a necessity?

According to Skoltech Assistant Professor, Tatiana Podladchikova, we will soon have to check both local and space weather forecasts before going out.

A distant star that supports all of Earth’s life, the Sun has plenty of unpleasant surprises in store, such as disabling ground and space systems and disrupting space launch schedules. A powerful solar flare can instantly ruin IoT devices and self-driving cars crammed full of electronics, causing major disasters and even casualties.


Although man knows quite a lot about the Sun’s manners and is good at predicting its mood swings, significant research is being undertaken to gain a better insight into the processes occurring in the Sun’s deep interior. This is essential both for fundamental science and interplanetary travel and colonization in the Solar System, which require profound knowledge of the Sun’s behavior.

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