SSP: Solar Physics

Our Sun is an excellent laboratory for studying the everyday phenomena of a typical star. SSP scientists are experts in analyzing observations and developing theoretical models of the solar atmosphere, which produces the light we see and where powerful magnetic fields produce hot plasma and accelerate high energy particles that interact with the atmospheres of the Earth and other planets.


Project Links

Kurucz Database & Model Atmospheres
Pandora Non-LTE Model Atmosphere Programs
Solar Physics REU Program
Ultraviolet Coronagraph Spectrometer (UVCS)



Mahboubeh Asgari-Targhi, Eugene H. Avrett, Nancy S. Brickhouse, Steven R. Cranmer, Wolfgang Kalkofen, Yuan-Kuen Ko, John L. Kohl, Robert L. Kurucz, Mari Paz Miralles, Alexander V. Pansyuk, John C. Raymond, Willie Soon, Leonard Strachan, Raid M. Suleiman, Adriaan van Ballegooijen.


UVCS records light from ions of oxygen in the solar corona.   Learn more ...


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