CESRA, the Community of European Solar Radio
Astronomers, will hold a workshop on "Solar Radio Physics and the Flare-CME
Relationship" on June 12-16,
2007, at Ioannina, Greece.
Flares and Coronal Mass Ejections
(CMEs) are the most violent transient phenomena that occur in the solar
atmosphere and their study is considered as one of the most important topics
in solar physics. They involve explosive energy conversion and large-scale
instabilities that may affect not only the entire solar atmosphere but also
the interplanetary medium.
With radio observations one can probe much
of the solar atmosphere and the interplanetary medium up to 1 AU. The
sensitivity of radio emissions to coronal magnetic field and the properties
of non-thermal particle populations make them a unique tool for the
understanding of processes associated with flares and CMEs. Synergies
between radio diagnostics and information provided by optical, (E)UV, soft-,
and hard X-ray data provide unprecedented opportunities for the development
of a unified, global view of solar flares and CMEs.
the last solar cycle observations from space-borne and ground-based instruments
as well as advances in theory have
brought new insights into the physics of flares and CMEs. The new
instruments onboard the "Hinode" and "STEREO" spacecraft promise to reveal
exciting new results. These are good enough reasons for solar physicists
(not only solar radio astronomers) involved in observations, theory, and
instrumentation to meet and discuss recent results and
foster collaborations joining radio and space-borne diagnostics.