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European Helio- and Asteroseismology Network

Objective

Over the last 25 years helioseismology has tremendiously increased our knowledge about the physical properties of the Sun. Precise measurements of the oscillations on the solar surface are carried out with worldwide networks of observing stations as well as dedicated space experiments. These seismic investigations of the Sun are the only possibility to derive information about the solar interior.

Asteroseismology continues this success by investigating stellar interiors. European science has the lead in this important field of astrophysics with various active research groups. However, these groups require networking activities in order to structure and rationalise their efforts. In the next years various innovative experiments will start delivering data that allow expecting exciting scientific results about solar and stellar interiors. An unheard volume of data will be collected by new space experiments aboard the Solar Dynamics Observatory, the asteroseismic mission COROT, and high-tech ground-based observatories. European science requires the best intellectual integration to efficiently structure the investigations that make use of these data.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/stellar astronomy/asteroseismology
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/observational astronomy

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-INFRASTRUCTURES-5
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Funding Scheme

IA-CA - Integrating activities implemented as Coordination Actions

Coordinator

KIEPENHEUER-INSTITUT FÜR SONNENPHYSIK
Address
Schöneckstr. 6
Freiburg
Germany

Participants (9)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
250 Av. A. Einstein
Valbonne
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACAO EM ASTRONOMIA E ASTROFISICA DA UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
Address
Rua Das Estrelas
Porto
INSTITUTO DE ASTROFISICA DE CANARIAS
Spain
Address
C/ Via Lactea S/n
La Laguna - Tenerife
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Italy
Address
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
Roma
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
Leuven
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT Z.F.D.W. E.V. REPRESENTED BY MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FÜR SONNENSYSTEMFORSCHUNG
Germany
Address
Hofgartenstr. 8
München
UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS
Denmark
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
Aarhus C
UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Address
Firth Court, Western Bank
Sheffield
UNIWERSYTET WROCLAWSKI INSTYTUT ASTRONOMICZNY
Poland
Address
Pl. Uniwersytecki 1
Wroclaw