Solar and Stellar Physics


Image credit: Prof. Durgesh Tripathi.


The group is interested in unravelling the physics of the magnetic coupling and dynamics of the solar atmosphere including its role in shaping up the space weather and climate using imaging and spectroscopic observations aided with hydrodynamic, magneto-hydrodynamic simulations, and machine learning. Currently, we are building the Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (SUIT) that will fly onboard Aditya-L1 mission. SUIT, for the first time, will provide continuous full disc observations of the Sun in 200-400 nm radiation using 11 different filters. These filters would probe the photosphere and chromosphere of the solar atmosphere. These observations will further provide a wealth of information and constraints on the magnetic and thermodynamic coupling between the Sun and Earth’s climate.