Abstract: Spectropolarimetry is a well-established technique to infer magnetic fields in observative astrophysics. In particular, Full Stokes spectropolarimetry is the only way to obtain full information on magnetic field geometries by means of polarised light in spectra. In this optics, a new method for modelling full Stokes parameters with Zeeman-Stark effect is in development and aims to reproduce line profiles in plasma conditions similar to those found in stellar atmospheres. This may also have direct applications to Magnetic White Dwarfs (MWDs), whose spectra until now have been taken only in Stokes I and Stokes V (few cases). Future observations may be combined with simulations to retrieve magnetic geometries from H Balmer lines.
Bio: Bsc and Msc Degrees in Physics with Astrophysics curriculum at University of Catania. Master Thesis with title « Zeeman non-Doppler imaging of HD24712 » on application of Spectropolarimetry to magnetic field measurements in Chemically peculiar (CP) Ap stars.Currently PhD student in Physics XXXVI cycle at University of Catania working on typical observative astrophysical techniques applied to plasma physics and line shape calculations of plasmas of astrophysical interest.
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