Solar Physics

Solar Physics

Sunspots observed with SST

The Sun is the nearest star to us, and compared to other stars, can be studied in great detail. Solar research in Stockholm is carried out by persons associated with the Institute for Solar Physics, based at the Department of Astronomy. The research is a mix of theory and observations. For the observations, extensive use is made of the Swedish Solar Telescope on La Palma. The studies focus on the structure of sun spots, small-scale magnetic fields, spectral line formation and the chromosphere. For further information, visit the web site of the institute.


The Institute for Solar Physics


Peter Lundqvist
Phone: 08-5537 8518

Director of graduate studies
Jesper Sollerman
Phone: 08‑55378554