Kiepenheuer Institute for Solar Physics

The Kiepenheuer Institute for Solar Physics (KIS) conducts experimental and theoretical investigations of physical processes on and within the Sun. Its headquarter is in Freiburg, Germany. The KIS operates the german solar telescopes at Teide Observatory on Tenerife (Spain) where most of the scientific observations are performed. KIS offers lectures on astronomy and astrophysics at Freiburg university and trains young scientists.

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In a recently published work, KIS researchers and colleagues from MPS Göttingen present a new spherically geometric method for modelling the effect of flows on travel times of sound waves in the solar interior. This development is necessary for advancing our understanding of large-scale flows in the deep solar interior and thereby to gain insights on the origin of solar activity.

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