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Researchers Reveal Model of Sun's Magnetic Field

5 June 2013

Professor Steve Tobias is co-author of an article in Nature which uncovers an important mechanism behind the generation of astrophysical magnetic fields such as that of the Sun.

The research, published in the journal Nature, explains how the cyclical nature of  large-scale magnetic fields emerges, providing a solution to the mathematical equations governing fluids and electromagnetism for a large astrophysical body.

Shear-driven dynamo waves at high magnetic Reynolds number by Professors Steve Tobias (Leeds University) and Fausto Cattaneo (University of Chicago) appears in Nature Volume 497, Number 7450 and is featured in a University of Leeds press release: Researchers Reveal Model of Sun's Magnetic Field

Image credit: NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory