Thursday, November 1, 2012
4:00 pm
East Bridge 201

Physics Research Conference

New Views of the Physics of Solar Flares (and Subcosmic Rays)
Hugh Hudson, University of Glasgow
The last decade has seen a remarkable growth in our knowledge of solarflares. This includes the discovery of "sunquake" seismic waves in the solar interior, perhaps launched by Lorentz forces originating in the coronal field; it also extends to GeV gamma-ray emission and the detection of energetic neutral atoms. I review some of the novelties and argue that the chromosphere - the transition layer between the corona and the photosphere - hosts the essential physics.
Contact Sheri Stoll sstoll@caltech.edu at 395-6608
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