12th Potsdam Thinkshop

The Dynamic Sun – Exploring the Many Facets of Solar Eruptive Events

Erupting prominences/filaments, surges, flares, and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) are prominent examples of the dynamic Sun. Multi-wavelength and multi-instrument observations have the potential to reveal highly energetic physical processes on the Sun reaching from the photosphere, over the chromosphere and the transition region, to the corona and beyond. Solar physicists have nowadays access to a suite of new ground-based observing facilities including, for example, the 1.5-meter GREGOR solar telescope at the Observatorio del Teide, Tenerife, Spain, the European Low Frequency Array (LOFAR), the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile, and the Coronal Multi-Channel Polarimeter for Slovakia (COMP-S) at Lomnicky Peak Observatory. A powerful fleet of space missions, for example, the Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager (RHESSI), the Japanese Hinode, and the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), adds more capabilities to investigate magnetic fields, complex plasma flows, and accelerated particle, and thermal properties of solar eruptive events. In the tradition of the series of »Potsdam Thinkshops«, we invite instrument specialists, observers, modellers, and theorists to exchange ideas, to stimulate discussion, to initiate future collaborations among participants, and to attract new users of instruments by showcasing the capabilities. The aim is to make progress towards a comprehensive description of solar eruptive events effectively aggregating their global properties as well as their highly dynamic fine structure. Thinkshop 12 takes place at the science park »Albert Einstein«, home to AIP’s Great Refractor and the Solar Observatory Einstein Tower at the Telegraphenberg.


Important Dates

2015 May 8 Registration opens
2015 September 1 Registration closes
2015 September 4 Speaker list published
2015 August 17 Hotel reservation expires
2015 October 26–29 Conference
2015 December 1 Manuscripts due