Dr. Meetu Verma

Solar Physics
Scientific Staff
Office: HH/203
Phone: +49 331 7499 450
mvermanothing@aip.de

Leibniz-Institut
für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP)
An der Sternwarte 16
14482 Potsdam

Links

Personal website:https://meetuverma.com/

Link to all publications: ADS all publications

DFG project

Title: From Flux Emergence to Decay – A High-resolution Study of Sunspots

Abstract: Understanding the ever-changing Sun is a challenge in modern astrophysics and has direct consequences for mankind of which space weather effects and influences on Earth’s climate are the most prominent ones. Sunspots are the prime objects contributing to the time-varying properties of the Sun. High-resolution observations of growth and decay of sunspots – starting from simple spots to complex active regions, which are embedded in complex photospheric plasma flows – are needed to advance our knowledge of generating and dissipating magnetic fields. This interaction of plasma and magnetic fields will be studied with a new generation of telescopes and post-focus instruments specifically tailored towards observing the fundamental magnetic structure size. Dedicated observing strategies will be employed to obtain the multi-wavelength observations of sunspots with the aim to scrutinize the associated flows and magnetic fields in various solar atmospheric layers. These high-resolution observations will be complemented with observations from space missions. The main goal of this research project is to construct a comprehensive picture of a sunspot’s growth and decay in terms of flows and magnetic field properties.

People:

  • Dr. Meetu Verma (PI)
  • Robert Kamlah (Ph.D. student - Comprehensive study of sunspots using high-resolution observations)
  • Özgün Adebali (Master student - Center to limb variation of strong chromospheric lines observed at Einstein Solar Telescope)

Publications

Publications at NASA ADS: ADS library
Publications at ArXiv: ArXiv link

Latest refereed publications, retrieved from NASA ADS:

Diercke, A., Kuckein, C., Verma, M., Denker, C., 2021
Solar Physics, 296, 2, 35; published February 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Solar Physics
Kamlah, R., Verma, M., Diercke, A., Denker, C., 2021
Solar Physics, 296, 2, 29; published February 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Solar Physics
Verma, M., Matijevič, G., Denker, C., Diercke, A., Dineva, E., Balthasar, H., Kamlah, R., Kontogiannis, I., Kuckein, C., Pal, P. S., 2021
The Astrophysical Journal, 907, 1, 54; published January 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Solar Physics
Abbasvand, V., ... Denker, C., Balthasar, H., Verma, M., Kontogiannis, I., ... Kuckein, C., 2020
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 642, A52; published October 2020
Participating AIP sections and groups: Solar Physics
Kontogiannis, I., Dineva, E., Diercke, A., Verma, M., Kuckein, C., Balthasar, H., Denker, C., 2020
The Astrophysical Journal, 898, 2, 144; published August 2020
Participating AIP sections and groups: Solar Physics
Pal, P. S., Verma, M., Rendtel, J., ... Enke, H., Denker, C., 2020
Astronomische Nachrichten, 341, 575, 575; published July 2020
Participating AIP sections and groups: Solar Physics, Supercomputing and E-Science
Verma, M., Denker, C., Diercke, A., Kuckein, C., Balthasar, H., Dineva, E., Kontogiannis, I., Pal, P. S., ..., 2020
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 639, A19; published July 2020
Participating AIP sections and groups: Solar Physics
Palacios, J., ... Kuckein, C., Denker, C., Verma, M., ... Diercke, A., Kontogiannis, I., ..., 2020
Solar Physics, 295, 5, 64; published May 2020
Participating AIP sections and groups: Solar Physics
Dineva, E., Verma, M., González Manrique, S. J., Schwartz, P., Denker, C., 2020
Astronomische Nachrichten, 341, 1, 64; published January 2020
Participating AIP sections and groups: Solar Physics
Kontogiannis, I., ... Kuckein, C., Verma, M., Denker, C., 2020
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 633, A67; published January 2020
Participating AIP sections and groups: Solar Physics