Future vision

We envision realistic, 3D models of prominences, simulated far into the turbulent regime and plan to make direct contact with modern turbulence studies. We are working on coronal rain simulations at extreme resolutions, and are investigating the intricacies of linear waves in plasmas and how these connect to prominence dynamics.

State-of-the-art tools

Our grid-adaptive, massively parallel software MPI-AMRVAC allows us to identify and predict detailed solar prominence and coronal rain aspects at extreme resolutions. These are supplemented with MHD linear eigenspectrum studies using Legolas, our new, modern linear MHD solver.

Team effort

A dedicated team effort embedded within the Centre for mathematical Plasma-Astrophysics at KU Leuven and led by prof. Rony Keppens sets forth to guide, interpret and confront solar prominence activity.

Unraveling prominence secrets

How, where and why does the million degree solar corona spontaneously form these gigantic structures? What causes finestructure throughout the prominence body? How do they relate to coronal rain? What is the role of solar tornadoes often found at their feet?

Latest updates on the PROMINENT front

Postdoc position (2+1 yrs)

Postdoc in numerical solar physics research.

2.5D Prominence formation

MPI-AMRVAC is successfully deployed to study the formation and evolution of a prominence in a 2.5D translationally-invariant setup.

Launching Legolas

Read up on the launch of the new Legolas code, a novel tool for MHD spectroscopy.