This morning the IV SOLARNET meeting "The Sun from its interior to its outer atmosphere" organized by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) began, in Arrecife (Lanzarote). The conference was inaugurated by the IAC researchers Elena Khomenko and Marian Martínez, respectively the chair and co-chair of the Scientific Committe, who are experts in Solar Physics, and welcomed the participants. They were followed by Manuel collados, coordinator of the European SOLARNET programme, which provides the framework for the meeting. In his talk this IAC researcher explained the guidelines of the project.
From today and until January 20th, astrophysicists from all over the world will present, in short talks, divided into eight sessions, subjects related to the phenomena and the processes which take place in the Sun. There will also be time devoted to debates on the challenges facing this field of astrophysics, and to promote collaboration between research programmes. During the first day, helioseismology- the study of the solar interior using its oscillations- and the solar magnetic cycle have been the main topics of the talks, as well as a special session dedicated to posters about the work packages within SOLARNET.
More information at the IV SOLARNET meeting web: http://www.iac.es/congreso/solarnet-4meeting/