Dynamic Sun II, Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, Cambodia

The second Dynamic Sun conference was organised by Plasma Dynamics Group (PDG) within Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE) and School of Mathematics and Statistics (SoMaS), the University of Sheffield in collaboration with Solar Physics Group, Northumbria University, UK (SPG) and Department of Physics, IIT BHU, Varanasi, India on 12 - 16 February 2018.

The Dynamic Sun II conference was supported and funded by Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Cambodia; the University of Sheffield, UK; Northumbria University, UK; Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development, (AOARD); The European Space Agency, (ESA) and Variability of the Sun and Its Terrestrial Impact, (VarSITI). 

More than 100 participants attended the conference.


Dynamic Sun II meeting followed-up the success of DS I (Varanasi, India, 2016). DS II was very successful and gathered around 100 participants from 13 countries. 

In total more than 50 contributions were presented which covered the following scientific themes:

The meeting started with an opening speech of H.E. Dr Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth, and Sport of Cambodia.

All speakers provided conference participants extensive information on the current status of research related to the forthcoming new observational facilities, ie European Solar Telescope, Sunrise III mission, The Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (SUIT) on Board Aditya-L1 Mission and DKIST. Special attention was paid to the explanation of how to prepare and submit a Critical Science Plan to be involved in the DKIST observations. 

All sessions of the Dynamic Sun II meeting were well attended by all registered participants, researchers and PhDs. During poster session every presenter had sufficient time for the discussion.

Between sessions, a public talk was provided by Dr Eamon Scullion (Northumbria University) titled, “Imagining the sun” discussing the properties of the sun and the nature of light to a cohort of 40 high school students. The students came from two local schools in the Siem Reap area.

Participants were invited to publish results reported at the DS II conference in the Annales Geophysicae special issue 'Solar magnetism from interior to corona and beyond', 1 September 2018– 1 March 2019. Guest editors: V. Fedun, S. Shelyag, E. Scullion, A. K. Srivastava, G. Verth, and M. Temmer.

View the scientific programme.

View the abstract book.