BALIUNAS, SALLIE L. / Astronomie / Chercheurs

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Astronomie / BALIUNAS, SALLIE L.


Deputy director at Mount Wilson Observatory,
Astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, US.

Thèmes de recherche

visible and ultraviolet spectroscopy of stars; structure, variations, and activity in cool stars; evolution of stellar angular momentum; solar variability and global change; adaptive optics; exoplanets of Sun-like stars.

Prix et récompenses

Dr. Baliunas has received the Newton-Lacy-Pierce Prize of the American Astronomical Society, the Petr Beckmann Award for Scientific Freedom, and the Bok Prize from Harvard University.


Chromospheric variations in main-sequence stars II, Baliunas et al., Astrophysical Journal, 438, 269 (1995).

A method of determining possible brightness variations of the Sun in past centuries from observations of solar-type stars, Zhang, Q., Soon, W. H., Baliunas, S. L., Lockwood, G. W., Skiff, B. A. and Radick, R. R., Astrophysical Journal, 427, L111 (1994).

Long-term surface activity of the Sun and solar-type stars, Soon, W. H., Baliunas, S. L. and Zhang, Q., Solar Physics, 154, 385 (1994).

A technique for estimating long-term variations of solar total irradiance: Preliminary estimates based on observations of the sun and solar-type stars, Soon, W. H., Baliunas, S. L. and Zhang, Q., in The Solar Engine and Its Influence on Terrestrial Atmosphere and Climate (NATO, Advanced Research Workshop Series: Springer-Verlag), Ed. E. Nesme-Ribes (Heidelberg), 133 (1994).

The Mount Wilson Observatory metallicity index, C$_{rv}$: Comparison to other photometric systems, Soon, W. H., Zhang, Q., Baliunas, S. L. and Kurucz, R. L., Astrophysical Journal, 417, 488 (1993).

An interpretation of cycle periods of stellar chromospheric activity, Soon, W. H., Baliunas, S. L. and Zhang, Q., Astrophysical Journal, 414, L33 (1993).

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