CfA Colloquium Schedule Fall 2011
 8 September 2011

8 September 2011

Speaker: Leon Golub (CfA)

Title:A New View of the Solar Corona

Abstract: Magnetic fields and magnetized plasmas are prevalent in astrophysical contexts, but the solar corona is one of the few examples that can be observed well enough to provide meaningful tests of theories of heating, structuring and dynamics. We will provide an assessment of our current understanding of the corona and a discussion of the progress that has been made in recent years in explaining coronal dynamics. We will conclude with a discussion of how progress in understanding can be achieved in the coming years.


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