Curriculum Vitæ

Milan Maksimovic

CNRS & LESIA, Paris observatory, France

Current Position

“Directeur de Recherches” (Senior Research Fellow) with CNRS

Research Area

My main scientific interests lie in solar and heliospheric physics and in particular in :

  • Models of Solar Wind formation and acceleration
  • In-situ measurements in the Solar Wind
  • Study and modelling of the radio emissions associated with the Coronal Mass Ejections (Type IIs) and Heliospheric energetic particles (Type IIIs)

I have held visiting appointments at the Goddard Space Flight Center, University of Maryland at College Park and Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California Berkeley


  • 1990-1995 : M.A. and Ph.D. in Physics, Univ. Paris VII–Denis Diderot
  • 1995-1997 : CNES Post-doctoral fellowship at the Space Research Department (DESPA) of Paris Observatory
  • 1997-1999 : Post-doctoral fellowship at the Space Science Department of ESA/ESTEC (Noordwijk, The Netherlands)

Experience in Space instrumentation

  • 03/2007-currently : PI of the Radio & Plasma Waves instrument on ESA’s Solar Orbiter, Co-I on the EPD, SWA and MAG instruments on this mission
  • 09/2010-currently : Lead CoI for the FIELDS instrument on Parker Solar Probe
  • 10/2006-currently : co-PI of the SWAVES instrument on STEREO