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Solar Plasma Spectroscopy: Achievements and Future Challenges Celebrating the Career of Dr Helen Mason

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Created: 2010-09-11 11:20
Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics
Description: Recent spectroscopic instruments such as the Coronal Diagnostic Spectrometer (CDS) on board the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SoHO) and the Extreme-ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer (EIS) on board Hinode have revealed the importance of high quality atomic databases and plasma diagnostic techniques applicable to solar plasmas.

Dr Helen Mason has made major contributions in atomic physics for the solar corona and has been a founding member of the CHIANTI database. In addition she has played a pioneering role in the development and application of plasma diagnostic techniques to probe solar coronal plasmas, helping us understand the problem of solar coronal heating.

To honour Dr Helen Mason's scientific contributions and achievements, this conference was organised on "Solar Plasma Spectroscopy: Achievements And Future Challenges" by the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics,(DAMTP) University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

The conference reviewed past and recent achievements, as well as future challenges in the fields of atomic physics and solar spectroscopy and their application to the problem of heating of the solar atmosphere. There was enthusiastic participation of colleagues from atomic physics, spectroscopy, and solar physics.

The topics covered were:

1. Development and application of plasma diagnostic techniques to measure physical plasma parameters in solar and astrophysical plasmas
2. Observations and modelling of solar active regions and flares
3. Atomic physics calculations and data
 

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Session F (Flares and Coronal Heating ) Part 1

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1. Why We Need Spectroscopy to Solve the Coronal Heating Problem? -James Klimchuk

2. Solar Flares Particle Acceleration- A Spectroscopic Viewpoint -Lyndsay Fletcher

Collection: Solar Plasma Spectroscopy: Achievements and Future Challenges Celebrating the Career of Dr Helen Mason

Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Sat 18 Sep 2010


Session F (Flares and Coronal Heating ) PART 2

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1. The Optical and UV Continuum in the Impulsive Phase -Hugh Hudson

2. Study of a Microflare Observed with SUMER Presenting Resonant Scattering in the C IV 1548,1550 Lines ...

Collection: Solar Plasma Spectroscopy: Achievements and Future Challenges Celebrating the Career of Dr Helen Mason

Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Sat 18 Sep 2010


Session A (Introduction and Historical Perspective) PART 1

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1. Introduction and why we are here-Giulio Del Zanna

2. Official Welcome- Peter Haynes

3. High resolution X-ray and UV solar spectroscopy:Past achievements and future...

Collection: Solar Plasma Spectroscopy: Achievements and Future Challenges Celebrating the Career of Dr Helen Mason

Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Tue 14 Sep 2010


Session B (UV and X-Ray Observations) PART 1

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1. The Role of XUV and Soft X-ray Observations in Understanding the Solar Corona - Len Culhane

2. Observing the EUV Sun: How far have we Come? - Leon Golub

Collection: Solar Plasma Spectroscopy: Achievements and Future Challenges Celebrating the Career of Dr Helen Mason

Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Fri 17 Sep 2010


Session B (UV and X-Ray Observations) PART 2

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1. Plasma Diagnostics of a CME associated current sheet- Enrico Landi
2. Coronal Fuzzines modeled with pulse-heated multi-stranded loop system- Fabio Reale
3. On the nature of...

Collection: Solar Plasma Spectroscopy: Achievements and Future Challenges Celebrating the Career of Dr Helen Mason

Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Fri 17 Sep 2010


Session C (UV and X-ray Diagnostics) PART 1

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1. Atomic Spectroscopy and the solar atmosphere; a fruitful partnership-
Alan Gabriel

2. Importance of Iron in Solar Physics- Ken Philips

Collection: Solar Plasma Spectroscopy: Achievements and Future Challenges Celebrating the Career of Dr Helen Mason

Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Fri 17 Sep 2010


Session C (UV and X-ray Diagnostics) PART 2

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1. The CHIANTI atomic database- Ken Dere
2. Can kappa-distributions explain observed intensities of Si III lines in the transition region? -Elena Dzifcakova
3. The effect of...

Collection: Solar Plasma Spectroscopy: Achievements and Future Challenges Celebrating the Career of Dr Helen Mason

Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Mon 20 Sep 2010


Session D (Atomic and Laboratory Physics) PART 3

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1. Excitation of the Fe XIV Spectrum in the Sun,Stars and Seyfert Galaxies; Reconciling Theory, Observations and Experiment -Peter Storey

2. Atomic Data for Non-Thermal...

Collection: Solar Plasma Spectroscopy: Achievements and Future Challenges Celebrating the Career of Dr Helen Mason

Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Mon 20 Sep 2010


Session D (Atomic and Laboratory Physics) PART 4

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1. Some Foundations for Classification of Spectra of Highly Ionized Atoms and their Impact of Collision Physics - Brian Fawcett

2. Benchmarking Atomic Data for Astrophysical...

Collection: Solar Plasma Spectroscopy: Achievements and Future Challenges Celebrating the Career of Dr Helen Mason

Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Sat 18 Sep 2010


Session E ( Solar Atmosphere: From the Photosphere to the Corona) PART 1

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1. Flux Emergence -Alan Hood

2. Steady Heating Model of an Active Region Core -Amy Winebarger

Collection: Solar Plasma Spectroscopy: Achievements and Future Challenges Celebrating the Career of Dr Helen Mason

Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Sat 18 Sep 2010


Session E ( Solar Atmosphere: From the Photosphere to the Corona) PART 2

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1. Non-Thermal Collisional Processes in Solar Flares -Petr Heinzel

2. Magnetic Topology around a Downflow Towards AR10943: A Large Scale Flow from AR10942? -Celine...

Collection: Solar Plasma Spectroscopy: Achievements and Future Challenges Celebrating the Career of Dr Helen Mason

Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Sat 18 Sep 2010


Session G (Coronal Loops) Part 1

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1. Coronal Loops Observations -Susanna Parenti

2. Non-Equilibrium Process in the Solar Corona -Stephen Bradshaw

Collection: Solar Plasma Spectroscopy: Achievements and Future Challenges Celebrating the Career of Dr Helen Mason

Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Mon 27 Sep 2010


Session G (Coronal Loops) PART 2

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1. Multi-Thread Loops Modelling and Observed Red-Shift Downflows -Robert Walsh

2. Propagating Waves within Coronal Loops -Dipankar Banerjee

3. Physical Structure of Solar...

Collection: Solar Plasma Spectroscopy: Achievements and Future Challenges Celebrating the Career of Dr Helen Mason

Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Mon 20 Sep 2010


Session G (Coronal Loops) PART 3

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1. SDO/AIA Response to Coronal Hole, Quiet Sun, Active Region and Flare Plasma -Brendan O'Dwyer

2. Coronal Loop Analysis with Combined Hinode and SDO Observations -...

Collection: Solar Plasma Spectroscopy: Achievements and Future Challenges Celebrating the Career of Dr Helen Mason

Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Mon 20 Sep 2010


Session G (Coronal Loops) PART 4

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1. Single Filter Temperature Diagnostics of an Active Region Observed with Hinode/XRT -Sergio Terzo

2. EUV Spectal Lines Properties in Impulsively Heated Multi-Stranded...

Collection: Solar Plasma Spectroscopy: Achievements and Future Challenges Celebrating the Career of Dr Helen Mason

Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Tue 21 Sep 2010


Session H (Future Challenges) PART 1

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1. SDO : A First Look at AIA and HMI - Leon Golub

2. Solar Orbiter -Richard Harrison

Collection: Solar Plasma Spectroscopy: Achievements and Future Challenges Celebrating the Career of Dr Helen Mason

Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Mon 20 Sep 2010


Session H (Future Challenges) Part 2

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1. High Spectral Resolution, High Cadence, Imaging X-Ray Microcalorimeters for Solar Physics -Simon Bandler

2. Conference Summery & Discussion -Peter Young

3. Closing...

Collection: Solar Plasma Spectroscopy: Achievements and Future Challenges Celebrating the Career of Dr Helen Mason

Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Mon 20 Sep 2010