Letters of Intent for 2015

LoI 2015-196
Solar and Stellar Flares and Their Effects on Planets

Date: 3 August 2015 to 14 August 2015
Location: Honolulu, United States
Contact: Alexander Kosovichev (sasha@bbso.njit.edu)
Coordinating division: Division E Sun and Heliosphere
Chair of SOC: ()
Chair of LOC: ()



1. Multi-wavelength observations of solar and stellar flares from radio waves to gamma rays.
2. Magnetic field topology and dynamics of flaring regions, trigger mechanisms.
3. Observations and modeling of magnetic energy release; evidence and mechanisms of magnetic reconnection.
4. Relationship between flares and CMEs.
5. High-energy emission and particle acceleration.
6. Atmospheric and coronal response to solar and stellar flares: chromospheric evaporation, coronal heating, MHD oscillations, shocks, sunquakes and starquakes.
7. Flaring stars across the HR diagram; new results from Kepler and ground-based telescopes; superflares.
8. Effects of star-planet interaction; magnetic coupling in close systems; effects of flares on planets and exoplanets.
9. Comparative analysis of solar and stellar flares.
10. New observational and modeling techniques (precision photometry, spectroscopy, spectro-polarimetry, UV, X-ray, gamma-ray and radio observations, in-situ particle diagnostics, numerical simulations, laboratory experiments), coordinated international programs, future space and ground-based observations.