Magnetic fields in the galactic center

G. Novak*

*Corresponding author for this work

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2 Scopus citations


Within the central few hundred parsecs of the Galaxy we find a magnetic field with a rich and complex filamentary structure. In some ways this structure is reminiscent of what we see in the Solar magnetosphere, but the size scale is a million times larger. Advances in the technology for far-infrared/ submillimeter polarimetry are enabling us to acquire new data on interstellar magnetic fields in the Galactic center. We will review recent results in this area and attempt a synthesis with information obtained from non-thermal radio filament morphology, radio Faraday rotation, and Zeeman splitting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMAGNETIC FIELDS IN THE UNIVERSE
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Laboratory and Stars to Primordial Structures
Number of pages14
StatePublished - Sep 28 2005
EventMAGNETIC FIELDS IN THE UNIVERSE: From Laboratory and Stars to Primordial Structures - Angra dos Reis, Brazil
Duration: Nov 28 2004Dec 3 2004

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


OtherMAGNETIC FIELDS IN THE UNIVERSE: From Laboratory and Stars to Primordial Structures
CityAngra dos Reis


  • Galactic center
  • Interstellar magnetic fields

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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