John Evershed
(1864 - 1956)
Magnetic Coupling between the Interior and the Atmosphere of the Sun

"Centenary Commemoration of the discovery
of the Evershed Effect"

Venue & Date: Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore     December 2 - 5, 2008
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Magnetic fields of various scales in the Sun govern the dynamic phenomena that drive solar activity and variability. The Sun possesses a magnetic field of a complex geometry which extends far out into the interplanetary medium. The aim of the meeting is to focus on the critical issues pertaining to solar magnetism with particular emphasis on the various MHD processes that are at work in the solar atmosphere. The meeting will review the current status of magnetic field measurements and their implications in the light of the recent physical theories and numerical modeling that address the fundamental scales and processes in the highly magnetized turbulent plasma.

Another motivation for this meeting is the commemoration of the Centenary of the discovery of the Evershed effect at Kodaikanal, India in 1909.

The Proceedings of the meeting will be published by Springer, and space will be allotted for review talks, oral and poster contributions.



  • Magnetic field generation and transport mechanisms
  • Magnetic field measurements
  • Sunspot and active regions
  • Magnetic coupling through the atmosphere
  • Eruptive phenomena
  • Solar-stellar connections