CfA Colloquium Schedule Spring 2006
 26 January 2006

26 January 2006

Speaker: Leon Golub (CfA)

Title: Observing The X-ray Sun

Abstract: Magnetized plasmas are ubiquitous throughout all of astrophysics and are responsible for much of the observed dynamics. But only the terrestrial magnetosphere and the solar atmosphere are observable in enough detail to allow stringent tests of theories designed to understand the variability of these sources. We will provide an overview of the major coronal physics problems and discuss the present status of coronal studies using X-ray imaging. We conclude with a description of two space flight programs being carried out at the CfA, Solar-B and the Solar Dynamics Observatory.

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