School of modern astrophysics-2014

Quasi-periodic pulsations in solar and stellar flares: Observations and theories

V.Nakariakov (University of Warwick)

 

Lecture plan


Lecture 1. Solar and stellar flares
Morphology and phenomenology. Statistics. Flares in different bands (radio, optical, EUV, soft and hard X-rays, gamma-rays). The standard model of the solar flare and its shortcomings. (pdf)

Lecture 2. Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD)
Magnetostatics. Alfven theorem. Magnetic reconnection. (pdf)

Lecture 3. MHD waves
Interaction of MHD waves with plasma inhomogeneities. MHD seismology. (pdf)

Lecture 4. Quasi-periodic pulsations in solar and stellar flares
Observations and theoretical models. (pdf)