Current overarching science questions in solar physics and challenges from the future ground-based telescopes

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference


Within the last decade, solar physics has moved into a golden era of discovery. A diverse assortment of ground- and space-based facilities has helped make rapid progress in the detection, identification, characterisation and understanding of dynamic motions near and above the solar surface, ranging from the photosphere through to the outermost extremities of the solar corona. Combined modelling efforts have resulted in a number of outstanding science questions that can only be addressed with more advanced, larger aperture telescopes. Here I will outline some of the recent landmark discoveries that have developed into overarching science questions in solar physics, before highlighting how upcoming ground-based facilities, such as DKIST and EST, will shine light on these challenging problems.
Period03 Jul 2017
Event title13th International Conference of the Hellenic Astronomical Society
Event typeConference
LocationHeraklion, Greece
Degree of RecognitionInternational