On September 4th, the Road of Kindness charity run, timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of HSE University, took place in Gorky Park in Moscow. Participants in the event raised more than 220,000 roubles for the Konstantin Khabensky Charity Foundation; these funds will be used to help children and young people with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. A similar event was organised by the HSE campus in Nizhny Novgorod.
An international team of astrophysicists has been studying the formation of strong electrostatic waves, ion holes, in the Earth's magnetotail and assessing their impact on space weather. They found that ion holes propagate oblique to the local magnetic field. The study's findings can contribute to a better understanding of processes in the Earth's magnetotail which affect space weather in the near-Earth plasma environment and the polar region. The paper is published in Geophysical Research Letters.