An Isaac Newton Institute Workshop

Spitalfields Day

Magnetic Fields in Plasmas, Stars and Galaxies

Monday 6 December 2004

Organisers: David Hughes (Leeds), Robert Rosner (Chicago), and Nigel Weiss (CAmbridge)

London Mathematical Society

in association with the Newton Institute programme entitled Magnetohydrodynamics of Stellar Interiors

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The London Mathematical Society Spitalfields Days are an opportunity for recent developments in specialist topics to be made known to the general mathematical community. This Spitalfields Day is concerned with modelling the complex behaviour of magnetic fields in ionized gases (or plasmas), whether in laboratory experiments, or in the interior and at the surface of stars like the Sun, or in galaxies like our own Milky Way.

10:30 11:00
11:00 11:45
S.C. Cowley (University of California, Los Angeles) Plasmas in the laboratory and in astrophysics
12:00 12:45
D.O. Gough (IoA, University of Cambridge) Helioseismology, rotation and magnetic fields in the Sun
13:00 14:00
14:30 15:15
J.H. Thomas (University of Rochester, NY) The strange properties of sunspots
15:30 16:15
P.S. Cally (Monash University, Melbourne) Magneto-shear instabilities in stars
16:15 16:45
16:45 17:30
A. Shukurov (University of Newcastle)Magnetic fields in galaxies
17:30 18:30
Wine and Beer Reception

These lectures are linked to the Isaac Newton Institute programme on Magnetohydrodynamics of Stellar Interiors (6 September - 17 December 2004). Anyone interested is welcome to attend; talks will be aimed at a general mathematical audience. Please let Tracey Andrew at the Institute know by 19 November 2004 if you intend to come, to help us plan for lunch: telephone (01223) 335984; fax: (01223) 330508; e-mail:

There are limited funds available to assist research students to attend, please apply by 19 November 2004 to Tracey Andrew by email or post at the Newton Institute, 20 Clarkson Road, Cambridge, CB3 0EH.

Scientific enquiries may be addressed to Nigel Weiss

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