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The 2012 BUKS meeting was held at Fodele Beach in Crete from 4-7 July 2012.

About BUKS

The Sun is the most important astronomical object for humankind with solar activity having a direct impact on Earth. From a fundamental point of view the Sun offers an exceptional physics laboratory where the interactions of the astrophysical plasma and the magnetic field can be studied in detail.

The BUKS workshops on MHD waves and oscillations of the solar atmosphere are organised by the following research groups from Belgium, Spain and the UK.

  • The Centre for Plasma Astrophysics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • The Solar Physics & Space Plasma Research Centre, University of Sheffield, UK
  • The Solar & Magnetospheric Theory Group, University of St Andrews, UK
  • The Centre for Fusion, Space & Astrophysics, University of Warwick, UK
  • The Solar Physics Group, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
  • The Astrophysics Research Centre, Queen's University Belfast, UK

BUKS2012 also honoured the contributions of Prof Marcel Goossens to the field of MHD waves and offered an opportunity to celebrate his 65th birthday.


Courtesy Stefaan Poedts



  • Jose-Luis Ballester, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
  • Ineke De Moortel, University of St Andrews, UK
  • Robertus Erdelyi, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Jesse Andries, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Mihalis Mathioudakis, Queen's University Belfast, UK
  • Valery Nakariakov, University of Warwick, UK

Invited reviews

  • Marcel Goossens, KU Leuven - Keynote speech
  • Stephen Bradshaw, Rice University - Heating alternatives
  • Elena Khomenko, IAC - Sunspot waves and oscillations
  • James McAteer, New Mexico State University - Wave detection techniques
  • Gary Verth, University of Northumbria - A year in review: Theory and Observation
  • Bojan Vrsnak, Hvar Observatory - Coronal shock waves


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