HAO Colloquium - Pradeep Chitta, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research

Shocks, jets, bursts and coronal loops

Coronal loops are a spectacular manifestation of magnetic connection from the solar photosphere to the hotter corona. This magnetic connectivity and its evolution from the photosphere to the upper atmosphere will play a crucial role in powering the hot coronal plasma. New high spatial resolution observations from the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph and the balloon-borne SUNRISE telescope are providing unprecedented details of coronal loops and their magnetic origin in the lower atmosphere. In this talk, I will present recent results highlighting the role of small-scale dynamic features such as shocks, jets, and bursts that channel mass and energy into the corona.

Date and time: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm