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.

Sunspots observed with SST

The Institute for Solar Physics


Axel Brandenburg
Dan Kiselman
Mats Löfdahl
Göran Scharmer
Peter Sütterlin

Research engineers:
Guus Sliepen

Research students:
Vasco Henriques
Hiva Pazira

For contact information, please visit the List of staff.