Dic. 23, 2013. A SUCCESS STORY: The European Solar Telescope (EST)

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EST - Understanding our Sun is the title of an article published as a Success Story in the section Research Infrastructures of the EC Research & Innovation site.

Research Infrastructures (RIs) –facilities, resources and related services used by the scientific community to conduct top-level research in their respective fields– play an increasingly important role in the advancement of knowledge and technology.

The European Solar Telescope (EST) will be a 4-meter class solar telescope, to be located in the Canary Islands. It will be used to optimise studies of the magnetic coupling between the deep photosphere and upper chromosphere. This will require diagnostics of the thermal, dynamic and magnetic properties of the plasma over many scale heights, by using multiple wavelength imaging, spectroscopy and spectropolarimetry. To achieve these goals, the EST will specialize in high spatial and temporal resolution using instruments that can efficiently produce two-dimensional spectral information.

SOLARNET project achievements will be of paramount relevance to contribute towards the realisation of the 4-meter European Solar Telescope (EST).

See the full article at EST - Understanding our Sun.