Nick Myers from the Daily Californian has written an article describing the FIELDS experiment that has been selected for the Solar Probe Plus spacecraft.
A selected quote:
UC Berkeley astrophysics professor Stuart Bale, director at the lab and principal investigator for the fields experiment, said the basic science behind the lab’s contribution will help understand what heats and energizes the solar atmosphere.
“Our experiment is going to measure the magnetic fields directly,” he said. “We’re measuring the turbulent processes that heat the plasma in the solar atmosphere.”