Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

CLaSP Seminar Series - Dr. Valentin Pillet

Date: November 29, 2018
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: CSRB Auditorium, room 2246

Our guest for this week's CLaSP Seminar Series will be Dr. Valentin Pillet of the National Solar Observatory. Please join us! 

Title: "A new window to the Sun: The Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope"


Abstract: With its 4m aperture and coronagraphic capabilities, the Daniel K Inouye Telescope (DKIST) will revolutionize solar physics. The 4m aperture enables unprecedented spatial resolutions and polarimetric (i.e., magnetic) sensitivities. DKIST will provide an excellent window into heretofore hardly accessible layers such as the solar chromosphere—the interface layer between the energy reservoir in the photosphere and the hot corona.  The corona itself will regularly be observed with the telescope thanks to a set of aperture and focal plane occulters that minimize the direct light from the solar disk. The telescope will routinely make in the off-limb solar coronal physical conditions including the magnetic field, velocity flows, and chemical compositions. This new view of the Sun will provide highly improved understanding of the physics behind the processes that magnetically connect the Sun and the Earth, helping us to improve our modeling and predicting capabilities. In combination with the in-situ measurements of encounter missions such as Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter, DKIST will enable a multi-messenger era for Solar Physics.


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