MagIcS is an international project aimed at studying the magnetic fields of various classes of stars
throughout the HR diagram. The main goal is to produce up-to-date models of magnetic stars, by (i)
investigating the origin of such fields and identifying the physical processes producing them,
and (ii) documenting the impact of magnetic fields on the physical processes at work within and
around stars and thereby on the long-term evolution of stars. MagIcS also supports various space projects
and includes a general-access LEGACY database of all collected spectropolarimetric data.
MagIcS involves stellar astrophysicists - both observers and theoreticians - from all over the world
and in particular from France and Canada, whose long standing partnership in this field of research
has led to the construction of new instruments and to a rich harvest of new discoveries.
MagIcS was initiated to strengthen and amplify this research effort, to organise it in the most efficient
way and to extend it to astrophysicists worldwide interested in joining the team.
Meetings and workshops are regularly organised on the various scientific topics alternatively.
MagIcS is structured in several main research topics or threads, each of them supervised
and animated by a coordinator. While all threads are research fields of their own, they
also share deep relations with the other threads of MagIcS; only a global approach can
lead to a global and accurate understanding of the role of magnetic fields in the life
of stars. The main threads of MagIcS are: