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Paper: Summary Talk: Looking Ahead
Volume: 526, Solar Polarization Workshop 8
Page: 369
Authors: Stenflo, J. O.
Abstract: Wrapping up this highly successful and pleasant SPW8 meeting, we first look back briefly over the four decades of the eminent career of Egidio Landi Degl'Innocenti and see how the subject area of “Solar Polarization” has evolved to give rise to a vibrant scientific community. We then look ahead and identify two new directions, which have been seriously neglected in the past but are judged to have great future potential: (1) Laboratory experiments for polarized scattering, to guide the further development and understanding of the theoretical foundations, and (2) spectro-polarimetry from space below the visible spectral range, to explore the role of the magnetic fields for the physics of the outer atmosphere of the Sun.
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