Furthering research, exploration, and the peaceful use of outer spacethrough international cooperation
Marc Avila, Chair, SC G
Marc Avila (Germany), 2022 – 2026* (directorate – at – zarm.uni-bremen.de)
Vice-Chairs:Katharina Brinkert (UK), 2021 – 2024Jeff Porter (Spain), 2022 – 2026*Alvaro Romero-Calvo (USA), 2022 – 2026 (alvaro.romerocalvo – at – gatech.edu)
Intercommission/Panel/Task Group Liaisons:IDEA Initiative Task Group (IITG): Katherina Brinkert (United Kingdom), 2022 – 2026
Terms of Reference:
Fluids and materials may exhibit unusual behavior in space conditions, especially due to theabsence or reduction of gravitational forces, like in space, on the Moon, on Mars or on asteroids.Many new physical phenomena that arise can be investigated in detail in drop towers, parabolicflights, sounding rockets, and on board the International Space Station. These studies are notonly of high scientific interest, but are of paramount importance in areas of space engineeringsuch as astronaut safety (fire propagation), fluid management and life support systems. Inaddition, space conditions offer unique opportunities to generate materials of unprecedentedpurity or with new properties. The Scientific Commission G reviews experimental, theoreticaland numerical work providing new scientific insights and/or leading to innovative technologies.It also suggests promising directions for future research and fosters the exchange of ideas withinthe space research community.
* (after officer term) = second and final term in the office indicated