This international team will take advantage of the new understanding of solar flares from Hinode and SDO, alongside the statistics and spectral detail available from XMM-Newton, SWIFT, Kepler and Chandra. The idea for this team was developed from the ISSI forum on the state of solar activity and the potential for future development of the subject held in November 2012. The overarching theme for the team is to understand the chain of energy transformations from magnetic energy to particle acceleration and kinetic energy, and finally to heat and radiation in solar and stellar flares. Scientists covering both solar and stellar flare spectroscopy areas alongside modelling expertise will be brought together to address the four science goals.    


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