Heliophysics: The Sun, the Heliosphere and the Earth

Mo, 14.05.2007 09:30  –   Fr, 18.05.2007 20:00
B. Heber, U Kiel; H. Fichtner, U Bochum; K. Scherer, U Bochum & W. Macek, Polish Academy of Sciences
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany

Bernd Heber,


Scientific Objectives

As a major event of the International Heliophysical Year (IHY) 2007 this conference brings together the expertises of scientists, who are working in different fields of Heliophysics. This new term expresses the fact that the science of the Sun, the Heliosphere and related fields has evolved to such level that further progress, particularly regarding the solar-/ interstellar-terrestrial relations, requires multidisciplinary efforts. Therefore, this conference covers all physical aspects from the solar core, via the heliosphere to the local interstellar medium. A discussion of the basic structure of the system "Sun-Heliosphere" will be followed by studies of the magnetic field as the most important link between nearly all regions of this system. The dynamics of the system due to internal and external triggers, i.e. the solar activity and the variable galactic environment, will be investigated, as well as its significance for the related fields like stellar activity and life in the heliosphere. Especially, the influence of the integrated system "Sun-Heliosphere" on the Earth's environment will be analysed.