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Science consortium

The UVMag science consortium has been created in the fall 2010. It includes scientists from various countries who are willing to discuss, design and promote space UV and optical spectropolarimetry to study stellar physics (formation and evolution) and in particular stellar environments (magnetospheres, winds, chromospheres, circumstellar material,…). This will be done in the form of a medium-size space mission dedicated to stellar physics, to be proposed to ESA.

The team is also studying the possibility of installing the designed UV+optical spectropolarimeter on a larger UV space observatory (LUVO, larger mirror, in synergy with other scientific topics).

The range of scientific expertises in the UVMag science consortium has been widened since a UV+optical spectropolarimeter can serve many topics besides stellar physics, in particular it is possible to study exoplanets and the interstellar medium.