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MRT Seminar List

for period 2 to 27 August 2004

Tuesday 03 August
09:30-10:30 Priest, E (St Andrews)
  Problems in MHD Reconnection ?? Sem 1
11:30-12:30 Drake, J (Maryland)
  Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection Sem 1
14:00-15:00 Forbes, T (New Hampshire)
  Flares/CMEs Sem 1
16:00-17:00 Birn, J (Los Alamos)
  Magnetosphere Sem 1
Wednesday 04 August
10:00-11:00 Hornig, G (St Andrews)
  Three tutorial lectures on the basic concepts of reconnection (flux, reconnection versus dissipation, 3D reconnection) Sem 1
11:30-12:30 Hesse, M (NASA)
  Three tutorial lectures on collisionless reconnection Diffusion region physics Sem 1
Thursday 05 August
10:00-11:00 Hornig, G (St Andrews)
  Three tutorial lectures on the basic concepts of reconnection (flux, reconnection versus dissipation, 3D reconnection) Sem 1
11:30-12:30 Pritchett, P (UCLA)
  Three tutorial lectures on the basic concepts of reconnection Onset of magnetic reconnection Sem 1
Friday 06 August
10:00-11:00 Hornig, G (St Andrews)
  Three tutorial lectures on the basic concepts of reconnection (flux, reconnection versus dissipation, 3D reconnection) Sem 1
Monday 09 August
09:00-09:30 Hornig, G (Bochum)
  The topology of three-dimensional reconnection Sem 1
09:30-10:00 Gibbon, JD (Imperial College)
  Singularities in 3D-Euler \& MHD Sem 1
10:00-10:15 Pontin, D (St Andrews)
  Kinematic 3D reconnection at nulls Sem 1
10:15-10:30 McLaughlin, J (St Andrews)
  MHD wave propagation in the neighbourhood of 2D null point Sem 1
10:30-10:45 Abel, G (British Antarctic Survey)
  Fractal reconnection at the Earth's magnetopause \& associated ionospheric convection Sem 1
11:30-12:00 Pritchett, PL (UCLA)
  Overview of collisionless reconnection theory Sem 1
12:00-12:30 Hesse, M (NASA, Goddard)
  The physics of the reconnection diffusion region Sem 1
12:45-13:00 Huba, J (Washington)
  Hall magnetic reconnection in 2D \& 3D Sem 1
14:30-15:00 Pegoraro, F (Pisa)
  The role of the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability in magnetic reconnection Sem 1
15:00-15:30 Shimavoggi, BK (Central Florida)
  Critical exponents and universality in fully developed turbulence Sem 1
16:00-16:15 Watt, C (Alberta)
  Parameter study of ion acoustic resistivity in collisionless plasmas Sem 1
16:15-16:30 Petkaki, P (British Antarctic Survey)
  Nonlinear evolution of the ion-acoustic instability Sem 1
16:30-17:00 Bhattacharjee, A (New Hampshire)
  Impulsive reconnection dynamics Sem 1
Tuesday 10 August
09:00-09:30 Culhane, L (MSSL)
  Observational evidence for magnetic reconnection in the solar corona Sem 1
09:30-10:00 Parnell, C (St Andrews)
  Reconnection \& coronal heating Sem 1
10:00-10:15 Higgins, S (Lancashire)
  Space- and time-dependent heating of solar coronal loops Sem 1
10:15-10:30 Coleman, I (British Antarctic Survey)
  A critical test of reconnection theories on the magnetopause Sem 1
10:30-10:45 Kuznetsova, M (Washington)
  Anti-parallel merging \& component reconnection: role in magnetospheric dynamics Sem 1
11:30-12:00 Kliem, B (Potsdam)
  Some open problems for magnetic reconnection in solar flares Sem 1
12:00-12:30 Hudson, H (Berkeley)
  Active-region magnetic structures \& their perturbations by flares Sem 1
12:30-12:45 Maclean, R (St Andrews)
  Topology of magnetic breakout Sem 1
14:30-15:00 Alexander, D (Rice)
  Exploring the nature of magnetic reconnection in solar transients Sem 1
15:00-15:30 Trattner, K (Lockheed Martin)
  Anti-parallel versus component reconnection at the Earth's magnetopause Sem 1
16:00-16:30 Dorelli, J (New Hampshire)
  Magnetic reconnection at the Dayside Terrestrial Magnetopause Sem 1
16:30-17:00 Baumjohann, W (Graz)
  Bifurcated \& thin current sheets: CLUSTER results Sem 1
17:00-17:15 Eriksson, S (Boulder)
  Walen & slow-mode shock analyses applied to high-speed flows of the near-Earth magnetotail Sem 1
17:15-17:30 Moretto, T (Washington)
  Plasma depletion at the high latitude dayside magnetopause: Cluster observations Sem 1
Wednesday 11 August
10:00-11:00 Daughton, B (Los Alamos)
  Role of the lower-hybrid drift instability in the onset of magnetic reconnection Sem 1
11:30-12:30 Schindler, K (Bochum)
  MHD stability of magnetotail equilibria Sem 1
Thursday 12 August
10:00-11:00 Scholer, M (MPI Garching)
  Kinetic structure of the reconnection layer- are there slow mode shocks? Sem 1
11:30-12:30 Kusano, K (Hiroshima)
  A new trigger mechanism for solar flares Sem 1
Friday 13 August
10:00-11:00 Huba, J (Washington)
  Hall MHD reconnection Sem 1
11:30-12:30 Hoshino, M (Tokyo)
  Nonthermal particle acceleration Sem 1
Monday 16 August
10:00-11:00 Longcope, D (Bozemann)
  Observations of coronal loops formed by separator reconnection to an emerging active region Sem 1
11:30-12:30 Linton, M (Washington)
  Three-dimensional MHD reconnection of magnetic flux tubes Sem 1
Tuesday 17 August
10:00-10:45 Pontin, D (St Andrews)
  Analytical and numerical models of field line behaviour in 3D reconnection Sem 1
10:45-11:30 Freeman, M (British Antarctic Survey)
  Remote sensing of reconnection rates in the Magnetosphere Sem 1
Wednesday 18 August
10:00-10:45 Titov, S (San Diego)
  Structure, equilibrium and pinching of coronal magnetic fields Sem 1
10:45-11:30 Fletcher, L (Glasgow)
  Fast particles in solar flares: the view from RHESSI Sem 1
Thursday 19 August
10:00-10:45 Bhattacharjee, A (New Hampshire)
  Reconnection: Geometry \& dynamics Sem 1
10:45-11:30 Shay, M (Maryland)
  Three species collisionless reconnection: Effect of O+ on magnetotail reconnection Sem 1
Friday 20 August
10:00-10:45 Buchner, J (Max Plank Institute)
  Consequences of LHDI for three-dimensional collisionless reconnection through thin current sheets Sem 1
11:30-12:30 Galsgaard, K (St Andrews)
  Reconnection in flux emergence Sem 1
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