127 Physics and Astrophysics
452 Lomita Mall
What is the structure and dynamics of the interior of the sun, and how do they affect solar activity?
Professor Scherrer does research on the nature and evolution of solar activity and its effects on terrestrial systems. His group’s primary emphasis is on the structure and dynamics of the solar interior using techniques of helioseismology and on the source of space weather using solar magnetic field observations. The primary observations from space have been with the Michelson Doppler Imager instrument on the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory mission (since 1995) and the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager instrument on the Solar Dynamics Observatory (since 2010). His group also studies solar magnetic fields from the ground using the Wilcox Solar Observatory at Stanford, which has been operating since 1975.
Administrative support staff includes Romeo Durscher and Haruko Makitani
Research group includes 11 academic staff, 9 regular staff, and 5 visitors.
Most located in Cypress C and Cedar B buildings.
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