Max Planck Research Group Leader

Käpylä, Maarit
Maarit Käpylä
Leader Max Planck Research Group
Phone: +49 551 384 979-402

Contact

Dominitzki, Ines
Ines Dominitzki
Team assistant
Phone: +49 551 384 979-325

Members of the Max Planck Research Group

Wissenschaftler:
Maarit Käpylä
Petri Käpylä

Postdocs:
Jyri Lehtinen
Nishant Singh
Jörn Warnecke

Doktoranden:
Mariangela Viviani

From left to right: Jörn Warnecke, Petri Käpylä, Maarit Käpylä, Jyri Lehtinen & Mariangela Viviani
From left to right: Jörn Warnecke, Petri Käpylä, Maarit Käpylä, Jyri Lehtinen & Mariangela Viviani

Max Planck Research Group: Solar and stellar magnetic activity

SOLSTAR - Solar and stellar magnetic activity: observations and modelling

All activity phenomena in the Sun and stars originate from their magnetic fields, which arise due to a hydromagnetic dynamo that converts kinetic energy into magnetic form. Even the solar dynamo remains enigmatic due to the extreme complexity of phenomena related to it. Observations of other stars provide important constraints on the stellar dynamo mechanism(s). The work of the group aims at combining these observations with theory and models to gain better understanding of the solar dynamo.

Press release

A study of the Sun’s long-term variation over a millennium by means of super computer modelling showed that during the Sun's grand minimum, the magnetic field may hide deep underneath the surface.

The Sun’s hidden magnetic field during grand minimum

May 20, 2016

A study of the Sun’s long-term variation over a millennium by means of super computer modelling showed that during the Sun's grand minimum, the magnetic field may hide deep underneath the surface.

 
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