The Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory (OAA), part of the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF), has a long tradition of solar physics studies. These initiated more than a century ago (and with Galileo before that), and continues with a significant number of researchers involved in solar and plasma physics issues.
Scientific expertise includes solar surface magnetism, studies of explosive phenomena, solar instrumentation, and theory of the generation and transfer of polarised radiation in the solar atmosphere and the solar corona. Some of these topics are described in more detail below.
|Solar Physics Group Members|
Corona and Solar Wind
||Space-based observations of the extended solar atmosphere|
High Resolution Solar Studies
||Observations of the solar photosphere and chromosphere at high resolutions|
||Studies of the solar chromospheric response to flares|
||Innovative interferometric instruments for bi-dimensional solar spectroscopy|
||Polarization of the radiation emitted by objects of astrophysical interest|
|Atmospheric Refraction code available here.|
Last Updated: 19 September, 2006