I am a student in Montana
State University's Solar Physics REU program and for the summer of
2010 I will be working with Prof. Jiong Qiu and Prof. Richard Canfield.
researching some problems involving solar flares, in particular
the study of 'Magnetic Reconnection in Solar Eruptive Events.' My
project is to look into the 15th Jan 2005 Solar Flare, which is a
two-ribbon flare. I will be performing some UV analysis, and comparing
the properties of magnetic reconnection learn to the HXR results.
Also, I will be looking at the decay of UV sources as a cause for the
presence of ribbons. Over the
coming weeks I'll be updating this weblog with the results of my
research, and I will also have my final presentation and report