Venue: Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, India

Dates: November 10-14, 2014

Scientific Rationale: It is now believed that the dynamics in the chromosphere, transition region and corona are governed by the magnetic fields, which are rooted in the photosphere and created at the base of the convection zone. Therefore, in order to understand the physics of the upper layers of the solar atmosphere, it is of utmost importance to study the dynamic coupling among all the relevant layers.

Over the past few years, space missions, such as the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), Hinode, the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) and recently launched the Interface Region Imaging Spectrometer (IRIS), along with various ground based observatories and balloon-borne experiments, e.g., Sunrise have provided a wealth of observational data that have revealed some of the strong dynamics displayed and caused by the solar magnetic field, which are prime candidates for coupling the different layers of the solar atmosphere. In addition, the ever increasing computational power has provided opportunities to set-up more and more realistic numerical experiments, the results of which are being compared directly with those obtained from observations.

The key goal of the conference is to further strengthen our understanding of coupling among different layers of the solar atmosphere by confronting the simulation results with observations.

List of topics which will be covered:

1) Generation and transport of magnetic field: from deep interior to the atmosphere

2) Photospheric, chromospheric and coronal magnetic field: measurements and limitations

3) Waves in the solar atmosphere

4) Active Region heating and dynamics

5) Eruptive processes in solar atmosphere: ellerman bomb, jets, spicules type II, flares and coronal mass ejections


Contact:

Local Organizing Committee
Email: solar[AT]iucaa.ernet.in
Fax: 0091-20-25604698, 25604699