Programme for Week

2 August to 6 August 2004

Magnetic Reconnection Theory

2 August

    09:00 - 11:30
    Arrival and induction
    14:00 - 17:00
    A plenary session with 5 minutes for each participant to introduce themselves and describe what kinds of questions they would like to try and answer
    17:00 - 18:00
    Welcome Wine and Beer Reception

3 August (Overviews of the key outstanding problems/questions in reconnection)

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    09:30 - 10:30 Eric Priest
    MHD/coronal heating
    11:00 - 11:30 Coffee
    11:30 - 12:30 Jim Drake
    Collisionless
    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
    14:00 - 15:00 Terry Forbes
    Flares/CMEs
    15:30 - 16:00 Tea
    16:00 - 17:00 Joachim Birn
    Magnetosphere

4 - 6 August

    10:00 - 11:00 (each day) Gunnar Hornig
    Three tutorial lectures on the basic concepts of reconnection (flux, reconnection versus dissipation, 3D reconnection
    1st tutorial lecture
    2nd tutorial lecture
    11:00 - 11:30 Coffee
    11:30 - 12:30 (each day)
    Three tutorial lectures on collisionless reconnection
    (Diffusion region physics - Michael Hesse)
    (Onset of magnetic reconnection - Phil Pritchett)
    (Open questions - Jim Drake,Michael Hesse and Phil Pritchett)
    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

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