Amazo-Gomez, E.; Shapiro, A.; Solanki, S. K.; Kopp, G.; Oshagh, M.; Reinhold, T.; Reiners, A.: Inflection point in the power spectrum of stellar brightness variations: III. Facular versus spot dominance on stars with known rotation periods. Astronomy and Astrophysics 642, A225 (2020)
Chatzistergos, T.; Ermolli, I.; Krivova, N. A.; Solanki, S. K.; Banerjee, D.; Barata, T.; Belik, M.; Gafeira, R.; Garcia, A.; Hanaoka, Y.et al.; Hegde, M.; Klimeš, J.; Korokhin, V. V.; Lourenço, A.; Malherbe, J.-M.; Marchenko, G. P.; Peixinho, N.; Sakurai, T.; Tlatov, A. G.: Analysis of full-disc Ca II K spectroheliograms III. Plage area composite series covering 1892–2019. Astronomy and Astrophysics 639, A88 (2020)
Guglielmino, S. L.; Pillet, V. M.; Cobo, B. R.; Rubio, L. R. B.; Iniesta, J. C. d. T.; Solanki, S. K.; Riethmüller, T.; Zuccarello, F.: On the Magnetic Nature of an Exploding Granule as Revealed by Sunrise/IMaX. The Astrophysical Journal 896 (1), 62 (2020)
The Planetary Plasma Environments group (PPE) has a strong heritage in the exploration of planetary magnetospheres and space plasma interactions throughout the solar system. It has contributed instruments to several past missions that flew-by or orbited Jupiter (Galileo, Cassini, Ulysses). The PPE participates in the JUICE mission by contributing hardware and scientific expertise to the Particle Environment Package (PEP).
Inversion codes are used to aid the detailed interpretation of solar spectro-polarimetric data. This computer code attempts to find the atmospheric structure that produced an observed spectrum by minimizing the difference between the observed spectrum and a Stokes spectrum.
The MPS is one of the leading institutes worldwide in building instruments for solar research, both for ground based observatories as well as for balloon and space-borne missions. Scientists and engineers of MPS conceive new observing methods and develop novel instruments of highest technological complexity. These instruments are built in house, tested, calibrated, and used at the best solar observatories in the world, or delivered to NASA and ESA to be launched to space.
Karen Harvey solar physics prize 2020 for Prof. Dr. Tian who studies dynamic phenomena in the Sun’s atmosphere; his research group is a partner group of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research.
The Solar Lower Atmosphere and Magnetism (SLAM) group covers many exciting subjects in solar physics, focussing on the development and testing of highly novel solar instrumentation, reduction and analysis of highest quality solar observations, or improving and developing advanced techniques for the analysis of solar observations.
In the "Solar and Stellar Interiors" department, Laurent Gizon, Jesper Schou, Aaron Birch, Robert Cameron and others offer PhD projects in solar physics and astrophysics. Helioseismology and asteroseismology are used as important tools to study the oscillating Sun and stars.