Center for Space Science

Established in 2015, the Center for Space Science is primarily focused on the study of the internal structure of the Sun and stars through stellar seismology and modeling. A particularly important scientific question the Center seeks to address is the role of rotating convection and large-scale flows in the generation and maintenance of magnetic fields in the Sun and stars.

The Center relies heavily on space observations of solar and stellar oscillations from the NASA spacecrafts Solar Dynamics Observatory and Kepler and is involved in preparations for the future European Space Agency missions Solar Orbiter and PLATO. The Center is an international collaborative effort between experts in these areas.

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The Center for Space Science at NYU Abu Dhabi is helping position the UAE as a world center for scientific discovery and innovation. The quality and vitality of the NYUAD research environment act as powerful magnets for regional and world academic talent and set global benchmarks for educational and intellectual excellence.