Polarization in the Sun, the Solar System and Beyond

Granada, 24-28 May 2015


Monday 25th of May:

  • 09:00-09:15: Welcome address - IAA Director

Keynote Lecture

  • 09:15-10:00: Polarization in astrophysics - a personal selection (Keynote lecture)
    • Sami K. Solanki.

Session 1: Instrumentation (ground, space, laboratory)

  • 10:00-10:35: Solar polarimetry from space (Invited review)
    • ​​Ted Tarbell
  • 10:35-10:55: The Large Aperture Solar Optical Telescope (SUVIT) for the Solar-C mission
    • Kiyoshi Ichimoto, Solar-C Working Group
  • 10:55-11:30: Coffee break
  • 11:30-12:05: Solar polarimetry from the ground (Invited review)
    • Manuel Collados
  • 12:05-12:25: Polarimeter for Multi Application Solar Telescope (MAST) at Udaipur Solar                                  Observatory                              
    • ​​Alok Ranjan Tiwary, Shibu K. Mathew
  • 12:25-12:45: Review of the preliminary design of the Brazilian Solar Vector Magnetograph
    • Luis Eduardo Antunes Vieira et al
  • 12:45-13:05: Error analysis and optimization of polarization calibration optics in solar telescope
    • Junfeng Hou, Dongguang Wang, Yuanyong Deng
  • 13:05-15:00: Lunch
  • 15:00-15:35: Instruments for Night-Time Polarimetry  (Invited review)               
    • Christoph Keller
  • 15:35-15:55: High-accuracy spectropolarimetry with spectral polarization modulation
    • Frans Snik et al.
  • 15:55-16:30: Laboratory studies of light scattered by macroscopic dust particles at visible                       wavelengths (Invited review)
    • Olga Muñoz
  • 16:30-17:00: Coffee break

Session 2: Diagnostics and Interpretation

  • 17:00-17:35: Multiple scattering in particulate media (Invited review)                 
    • K. Muinonen, et al.
  • 17:35-18:10 Polarized radiative transfer in solar MHD simulations (Invited review)
    • H. Uitenbroek


Tuesday 26th of May:

Session 2: Diagnostics and Interpretation

  • 09:00-09:35: Solar inversion codes (Invited review)                                            
    • J.C. del Toro Iniesta
  • 09:35-10:10: Hanle effect diagnostics of the solar atmosphere (Invited review)
    • Jiří Štěpán
  • 10:10-10:30: A Possible Resolution of the Paradox of the Enigmatic D1 Line Polarization  
    • Javier Trujillo Bueno, Luca Belluzzi
  • 10:30-11:05: Stellar inversion codes (Invited review)                              
    • Thorsten A. Carroll
  • 11:05-11:35: Coffee break

Session 4: Solar Chromosphere, Transition Region and Corona

  • 11:35-12:10: Spectropolarimetry of the solar chromosphere (Invited review)
    • Andreas Lagg, GREGOR GRIS Team
  • 12:10-12:45: Magnetic Fields in Solar Prominences (Invited review)                  
    • Arturo López Ariste
  • 12:45-13:05: Non-LTE chromospheric diagnostics and inversions in flux-emerging regions
    • Jaime de la Cruz Rodriguez, Viggo Hansteen, Luis Bellot Rubio, Ada Ortiz
  • 13:05-15:00: Lunch
  • 15:00-15:20: Design and Status Updates of a Polarimeter for Chromospheric Measurements              with SOLIS/VSM                    
    • Sanjay Gosain, Jack Harvey
  • 15:20-15:40: Polarimetry of the X1 flare on March 29, 2014                                
    • Lucia Kleint, Phil Judge
  • 15:40-16:00: Chromospheric Dichroism in Oxygen Photospheric Lines                        
    • Tanausú del Pino Alemán, Javier Trujillo Bueno, Rafael Manso Sainz
  • 16:00-16:20:  Spectra of Helium D3 observed with SST/TRIPPEL                                              
    • Tine Libbrecht, Dan Kiselman, Jaime de la Cruz Rodriguez
  • 16:20-17:00: Coffee break

Session 5: Polarization in the Solar System and Exoplanetary Systems

  • 17:00-17:35: Polarization of the jovian planets (Invited review)                           
    • Robert West
  • 17:35-17:55: Optical linear polarimetric observations of Jupiter and Saturn using a Wedged                                     Double Wollaston.  
    • Ricardo Hueso et al.
  • 17:55-18:15: Towards measuring the magnetic field of Mercury with spectropolarimetry
    • Arturo López Ariste
  • 21:00: Buses depart for visit to Alhambra


Wednesday 27th of May:

Session 5: Polarization in the Solar System and Exoplanetary Systems

  • 09:00-09:35: Polarization of the small bodies of the solar system (Invited review)         
    • S. Bagnulo, Alberto Cellino, Ludmilla Kolokolova, Gian Paolo Tozzi
  • 09:35-09:55: Some interesting features of light scattering from grains to regolith
    • Gorden Videen, Karri Muinonen, Evgenij Zubko, Yuriy Shkuratov
  • 09:55-10:15: Experimental scattering matrices of lunar dust simulant at 488 nm and 520 nm
    • Jesús Escobar et al.
  • 10:15-10:50: Characterizing exoplanets through polarimetry (Invited review)    
    • D. Stam
  • 10:50-11:10: Polarization in exoplanetary systems caused by transit, grazing transit and                         starspot         
    • Nadiia M. Kostogryz, Taras M. Yakobchuk, Svetlana V. Berdyugina
  • 11:10-11:40: Coffee break


Session 3: Solar Photosphere

  • 11:40-12:15: Polar Fields of the Sun (Invited review)                              
    • Gordon Petrie
  • 12:15-12:50: Quiet Sun Magnetic Fields (Invited review)
    • ​David Orozco Suárez
  • 12:50-13:10: Flux appearance and disappearance in the solar internetwork                  
    • Milan Gošić, Luis Bellot Rubio
  • 13:10-15:00: Lunch
  • 15:00-15:20: The evolution of individual and groups of flux tubes as seen by IMaX/Sunrise
    • Iker S. Requerey et al.
  • 15:20-15:40: Small-scale intergranular upflows as seen by Sunrise/IMaX: work in progress
    • Dominik Utz, Jose Carlos del Toro Iniesta, Luis Bellot Rubio, Stefan Thonhofer
  • 15:40-16:00: Multi-wavelength observations of magnetic upflows in the solar atmosphere
    • Shahin Jafarzadeh, Luc Rouppe van der Voort, Jaime de la Cruz Rodriguez
  • 16:00-16:20: Photospheric Flow Field Related to the Evolution of the Sun`s Polar Magnetic. Patches Observed by Hinode SOT                                                           
    • Anjali John Kaithakkal et al.
  • 16:20-17:00: Coffee break
  • 17:00-18:30: Poster session
  • 20:30: Buses depart for conference dinner


Thursday 28th of May

Session 6: Stellar Magnetic Fields

  • 09:00-09:35: Stellar surface magnetic fields across the HR diagram (Invited review)
    • Oleg Kochukhov
  • 09:35-10:10: Magnetic fields of massive stars (Invited review)                                      
    • Gregg Wade
  • 10:10-10:45: New insights into the origin and strength of magnetic fields in OB-type stars (Invited review)
    • Swetlana Hubrig et al.
  • 10:45-11:05: The origin and role of magnetic fields in Herbig Ae/Be stars – a key to understand intermediate-mass star formation.                               
    • Markus Schoeller
  • 11:05-11:35: Coffee break

Session 3: Solar photosphere

  • 11:35-11:55: The distinct magnetic property of the penumbra                                        
    • Rolf Schlichenmaier
  • 11:55-12:15: Penumbral return flux measured by spectral lines in the visible and infrared
    • Morten Franz et al.
  • 12:15-12:35: Supersonic Evershed downflows                                                               
    • Sara Esteban Pozuelo, Luis Bellot Rubio
  • 12:35-12:55: Formation of a solar Halpha filament from penumbra-like structures         
    • David Buehler, Andreas Lagg, Michiel van Noort, Sami K. Solanki
  • 12:55-15:00: Lunch
  • 15:00-15:20: A new vision of the line ratio method                                               
    • Marianne Faurobert, Gilbert Ricort
  • 15:20-15:40:  Improved magnetogram calibration of Solar Magnetic Field Telescope and its comparison with the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager                           
    • Xianyong Bai et al.
  • 15:40-16:00: Vector magnetic field changes during flares using SDO/HMI data                        
    • Sebastián Castellanos-Durán, Lucia Kleint, Benjamín Calvo-Mozo
  • 16:00-16:20: Can Flux Cancellation Build-Up Magnetic Flux Ropes?                            
    • Stephanie Yardley, Lucie Green, David Williams, Lidia van Driel-Gesztelyi
  • 16:20-16:40: GUI for LCT analysis
    • Jose Iván Campos Rozo, Santiago Vargas Domínguez

End of Meeting



May 25


May 26


May 27


May 28


Welcome + Keynote

Session 2 Session 5 Session 6
11:00-11:30 Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
11:30-13:00 Session 1 Session 4 Session 3 Session 3
13:00-15:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
15:00-16:30 Session 1 Session 4 Session 3 Session 3
16:30-17:00 Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break  
17:00-18:30 Session 2 Session 5 Poster session  
20:30     Conference dinner  
21:00   Visit to Alhambra     


  • Session 1:        Instrumentation (ground, space, laboratory)
  • Session 2:        Diagnostics and interpretation
  • Session 3:        Solar Photosphere
  • Session 4:        Solar Chromosphere, Transition Region, and Corona
  • Session 5:        Polarization in the Solar System and Exoplanetary Systems
  • Session 6:        Stellar magnetic fields


The following review talks are already confirmed:

Keynote talk

Sami K. Solanki (MPS): Polarimetry in astrophysics - a personal selection

Session 1

M. Collados (IAC): Solar polarimetry from the ground

T. Tarbell (LMSAL): Solar polarimetry from space

O. Muñoz (IAA-CSIC): Laboratory studies of scattering polarization by macroscopic particles

C. Keller (Leiden University): Instruments for stellar polarimetry

Session 2

J.C. del Toro Iniesta (IAA-CSIC): Solar inversion codes

H. Uitenbroek (NSO): Polarized radiative transfer in solar MHD simulations

J. Stepan (Astronomical Institute ASCR): Hanle effect diagnostics of the solar atmosphere

K. Muinonen (U. Helsinki): Multiple scattering in particulate media

T.A. Carroll (AIP): Stellar inversion codes

Session 3

G. Petrie (NSO): Polar magnetic fields 

D. Orozco Suarez (IAC): Quiet sun magnetic fields

Session 4

A. Lagg (MPS): Spectropolarimetry of the solar chromosphere

A. Lopez Ariste (IRAP CNRS): Magnetic fields in solar prominences

S. Tomczyk (HAO): Characterizing solar coronal fields

Session 5

S. Bagnulo (Armagh Observatory): Polarization of comets, asteroids, and TNOs

R. West (JPL): Polarization of jovian planets

D. Stam (Delft University): Characterizing exoplanets through polarimetry

Sessions 6

O. Kochukhov (Uppsala University): Stellar magnetic fields across the HR diagram

G. Wade (RMC): Magnetic fields of massive stars