The University of Roma Tor Vergata is a public institution, aimed at scientific researches and cultural formation, organized in 27 departments. The Department of Physics organizes and coordinates didactic and research activities in physics. The staff of the Department is made by a total of 81 researchers. The Department hosts a section of the National Nuclear Physics Institute-INFN. The UNITOV Solar and Space Physics team has a long practice in space missions and projects (Pioneer probes 6, 7 & 8, Helios, GEOS 1 & 2, Giotto, HEOS-1 & 2, ISEE-2, ADAHELI), design and construction of CCD and CMOS based acquisition systems for ground-based interferometers (IPM-THEMIS & IBIS-DST/NSO), and analysis of space and ground-based solar spectral data. The Group has also a wide laboratory experience with visible and IR thermally controlled interferometric filters, mechanics, and radiation rejection systems. In the framework of ADAHELI project a laboratory of optics and spectroscopy was realized in the Department to design, realize and test ground-based and space prototypes of capacitance stabilized Fabry-Perot etalons. UNITOV team includes researchers of other universities and INAF, and several PhD students and PostDocs. Researches on solar photosphere: structure, convection, dynamics and magnetic fields, and solar irradiance variability, space weather have been addressed by ground based data, space data, balloon experiments, and numerical simulations.

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Prof. D. Francesco Berrilli
Associate Professor of Sun and Space Climate, Numerical Methods and Computer Science
Physics Dept., University of Rome Tor Vergata
Via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133, Roma, Italy
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