Solar and Stellar Dynamos: A New Era

New Topical Collection published in Space Science Reviews (Open Access)

Large-scale and small-scale dynamos generating magnetic flux are fundamental processes in astrophysics, for which solar and stellar dynamos provide crucial paradigms. During the last two decades, a wealth of new observational results, together with a new generation of large-scale numerical simulations, gave important insights in the complex interactions of turbulent convection, rotation, and magnetic fields by self-excited dynamo action in the Sun and other stars. 

This open-access collection edited by Manfred Schüssler, Robert Cameron, Paul Charbonneau, Mausumi Dikpati, Hideyuki Hotta and Leonid Kitchatinov, presents results from the ISSI Workshop “Solar and Stellar Dynamos: a New Era”, held 13–17 June 2022, which reviewed and put into perspective the results from observations, simulations, and simplified models. It covers the whole range of topics discussed during the meeting: solar and stellar observations from space and ground, numerical simulations, turbulence theory, and dynamo models.

This collection will be also published as #90 in the Space Science Series of ISSI.