Spatium 22: Solar Magnetism - Discovery and Investigation
Publication date: 01 Aug 2008
Copyright: Association Pro ISSIThe present issue of Spatium is devoted to solar magnetism. Baffled by the thought that a hot gaseous Sun should have a magnetic field, such ideas came up only very late. It was George Ellery Hale who suggested solar magnetism in 1908. This edition of Spatium is a written version of the fascinating public lecture that was held by Professor Eugene Parker at the University of Bern on 23 January 2008, as part of the ISSI workshop on solar magnetism.