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Meeting abstract:

     On the 28th of April 2021, for the first time in the history of human space exploration, a
satellite has entered the magnetically-dominated solar atmosphere, the solar corona. Since then,
direct in-situ measurements of the turbulent magnetic and velocity fluctuations are available around
the critical Alfvén point, at which the flow of the solar wind becomes super-Alfvénic. One of the leading
explanations to the 80-year-old mystery of how the solar corona is heated to multi-million degrees K
is the turbulence of the coronal plasma, cascading wave energy to the smallest scales where it can be
efficiently thermalized. Several theoretical and numerical works aim to address the dynamical details
of how turbulence evolves in the coronal plasma, leading to different predictions on the nature of
turbulence, for example on what happens at or around the critical Alfvén point. Within this research
project, predictions of available theoretical models on what turbulence should look like at the outer
edge of the solar corona will be compared to the latest measurements by Parker Solar Probe, by a
team including leading observational, theoretical, and numerical experts in the field.


Header images generated using a Text-To-Image Diffusion AI Art program called Disco Diffusion, with text prompt “Parker Solar Probe flying through the turbulent solar corona“.