The X-Ray Telescope on Solar-B and Coronal MHD Models and their Observations
High Energy Astrophysics Division, Center for Astrophysics
March 1, 2006, 4:00pm, Manning Hall 201
Refreshments served at 3:30pm, Manning Hall 222
A brief overview detailing the capabilities if the XRT will be presented. This telescope
will produce images of the solar coronal plasma at temperatures between 0.5 and 20
MK every 10 seconds.
Characterization of the temperature of the solar atmosphere is essential to proper
development of magnetohydrodynamical models to represent the physics of the magnetically
dominated corona. Recent models of the Unresolved Active Region Corona and emerging
active region reconnection will be addressed in this context.
Dr. Cirtain is an alumni of the University of Memphis, Department of Physics.