European Solar Physics Meeting highlights group research

First IR flare observed at 8 microns, showing two IR sources near a sunspot.

First IR flare observed at 8 microns, showing two IR sources near a sunspot.

Research led by Dr. Paulo Simoes has been featured as a research highlight in a ¬†press release from the 15th European Solar Physics meeting, held recently in Hungary. Paulo’s work uses numerical simulations to¬†predict the behaviour of chromospheric flare emission in the infrared continuum, and understand how it can be used to track the evolution of chromospheric ionisation. Armed with this new knowledge, new observations with the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope will be proposed.