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Sabatino Sofia

Professor of Astronomy
Yale University

Contact Information
Addresses: Department of Astronomy, P.O Box 208101, New Haven, CT 06520-8101; street address: 256 JWG, 260 Whitney Ave. Phone: (203) 432-3011. Fax: (203) 432-5048. e-mail: sofia@astro.yale.edu

Papers since 1964

My main area of research is stellar structure and evolution including rotation, magnetic fields and advanced models of convection. Specifically, I apply these models to understand solar variability which may have terrestrial consequences. These studies are primarily theoretical, but I also work on a related experiment called the Solar Disk Sextant (SDS) whose purpose is to measure the shape and size of the Sun, and their variations, as diagnostics of internal processes. Some details can in found in the above link

I teach Astronomy 130 (Life in the Universe) each Fall semester, and on alternate (odd) years, a graduate course in Solar Physics. You can read more about the courses here.

Astronomy Department           Yale University