A Personal View of Coronal Heating: Progress and Rabbit Holes

Monday, 15 December 2014: 10:20 AM
Edward E DeLuca, SAO, Cambridge, MA, United States
Over the past few years we have seen great progress in our understanding of the processes that provide mass and energy into the corona. Research in atomic physics and new computational approaches, combined with an impressive set of observations, allow us to test detailed physical models against spatially, spectrally and temporally constrained observations. Our understanding of physics of low beta plasmas are increasing dramatically. In addition, we have explored some elaborate rabbit holes in great details. A personal view of how we have gotten here and where we should be going will be presented.