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Gizon, L.; Fournier, D.; Albekioni, M.: Effect of latitudinal differential rotation on solar Rossby waves: Critical layers, eigenfunctions, and momentum fluxes in the equatorial β plane. Astronomy and Astrophysics 642, A178 (2020)
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Yu , J.; Bedding, T. R.; Stello, D.; Huber, D.; Compton, D. L.; Gizon, L.; Hekker, S.: Asteroseismology of luminous red giants with Kepler I: long-period variables with radial and non-radial modes. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 493 (1), pp. 1388 - 1403 (2020)
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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.
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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.