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Solar prominences: unraveling the ultimate condensation catastrophe

Project description

A quest to decipher solar prominences

The most spectacular solar eruptions recorded in history invariably involved the violent ejection of a prominence: a giant, cool and dense plasma cloud that formed spontaneously within the solar corona. The role of the dominant prominence mass in coronal mass ejections is poorly understood. Surprisingly, little is also known about prominence formation and disappearance. High-resolution ab initio simulations are needed to provide answers to intriguing riddles regarding prominences. Armed with state-of-the-art software, the EU-funded PROMINENT project plans to resolve prominence-related mysteries, confront historic and forthcoming observations and train a new generation of solar physicists.

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-ADG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-ADG - Advanced Grant

Host institution

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 331 250

Beneficiaries (1)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 2 331 250
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments