CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN
Connecting SOLar and stellar Variabilities

Connecting SOLar and stellar Variabilities

Objective

The proposed project aims at answering four general questions of high scientific importance:
- How typical is the Sun as active star?
- What is the solar role in climate change?
- What are the limitations for detectability of Earth-type planets in habitable zones?
- Can the solar paradigm help us to explain variability of other stars and to better detect and characterize
exoplanets?
These exciting questions can now be addressed thanks to recent progress in solar and stellar physics. On the
observational side, the unprecedented precision of broadband stellar photometry achieved with the CNES
CoRoT and the NASA Kepler satellites initiated a new era in studying stellar photometric variabilities.
Recent surveys with ground-based automated telescopes have significantly increased the number of stars
observed over their activity cycles. On the theoretical side, solar irradiance models have matured to
reproduce solar brightness variability in great detail. The enormous progress in magnetohydrodynamic
simulations of solar and stellar atmospheres as well as the development of new computationally efficient
radiative transfer schemes makes it finally possible to extend physics-based solar irradiance models to other
stars, thus opening an entirely new horizon for solar-stellar and solar-terrestrial connection studies.
Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Host institution

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Address

Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 443 000

Beneficiaries (1)

Sort alphabetically

Sort by EU Contribution

Expand all

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 443 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 715947

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 443 000

  • EU contribution

    € 1 443 000

Hosted by:

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany