• Solar Magnetic Fields

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      Sun; magnetic fields; polarimetry; history of science.

    • Abstract

       

      Since the structuring and variability of the Sun and other stars are governed by magnetic fields, much of present-day stellar physics centers around the measurement and understanding of the magnetic fields and their interactions. The Sun, being a prototypical star, plays a unique role in astrophysics, since its proximity allows the fundamental processes to be explored in detail. The PRL anniversary gives us an opportunity to look back at past milestones and try to identify the main unsolved issues that will be addressed in the future.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      J. O. Stenflo1

      1. Institute of Astronomy, ETH Zurich, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland.
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