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Solar spectropolarimetry: A personal view

Jose Carlos del Toro Iniesta
Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, IAA-CSIC, Spain

Spectropolarimetry is the most comprehensive way of measuring the properties of electromagnetic radiation. As such, it offers the astronomer the widest diagnostics capabilities. Through physical mechanisms like absorption, emission, scattering, Zeeman effect, Doppler effect, Hanle effect, and others, matter leaves its fingerprints on the light emitted by the Sun. Therefore, measuring (-metry) the polarization state (-polari-) of the spectrum (spectro-) of light, one can infer the physical properties of solar material. In this talk I’ll give a personally-biased view of spectropolarimetry by showing some examples of instruments developed or being developed by the Spanish Space Solar Physics Consortium (S3PC) led by the Solar Physics Group (SPG) of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC).

2023 January 11, 13:30

Observatório Geofísico e Astronómico (Meetings room)
R. Observatório s/n, 3040-004 Coimbra

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia