Solar Physics

  • Time: Mittwochs, 14-16
  • Location: Seminarraum KIS, Schöneckstraße 6
  • Start: 18.10.2017
  • Format: 2h Vorlesung, 1h Übungen pro Woche
  • Credits: 5 ECTS (Studienleistung)
  • Dozent: Prof. Dr. Oskar von der Lühe


  • The Sun in the astrophysical context
  • Internal structure of the Sun
  • Solar rotation, convection and magnetism
  • The solar atmosphere, chromosphere, corona and the solar wind
  • Sun – Earth interaction and space weather
  • The Why’s and How’s of solar observations


  • Experimental Physics I – IV.
  • Completion of an introductory course on astro-physics (e. g. bachelor course) is highly recommended.


  • M. Stix, The Sun – An Introduction (2nd Ed.), Springer
  • P. Foukal, Solar Astrophysics (3rd Ed.), Wiley
  • Lecture Script (through ILIAS)