skip to content

Dynamos in planets in stars - similarities and differences


we have been made aware of a very convincing phone scam that is focusing on our workshop participants. Participants may be contacted by phone by a firm called Business Travel Management to arrange accommodation for workshops and/or programmes.  This includes a request to enter credit card information.

Please note, INI will never contact you over the phone requesting card details. We take all payments via the University of Cambridge Online store

If you have been contacted by this company please contact us as soon as possible.

14th September 2020 to 18th September 2020
Emmanuel Dormy
Jeremy Bloxham
Ulrich Christensen
Celine Guervilly
Joanne Mason
David Stevenson

Workshop theme:

This one-week workshop will bring together theoreticians, modellers, and observers with interests in planetary and stellar magnetic fields. We invite contributions on all aspects of these fields, from applied mathematicians, stellar, solar and planetary scientists engaged in theory or observations and experts from neighbouring fields. 

The latest state of observational evidence for the spatial structure and temporal evolution of magnetic fields of different solar-system planets, possibly of exoplanets, and of different types of stars will be presented. In particular constraints for dynamo theories posed by the new magnetic observations of the Juno and Cassini missions, and the growing data base on the magnetic properties of stars, will be discussed. Similarities and differences between dynamos in planets and stars will be outlined and discussed.

This initial one-week workshop will set the stage for the first theme of the programme and aims to foster in-depth interaction between theorists and modellers on the one side and observers of magnetic fields and other relevant properties of stars and planets on the other.


Deadline for applications: 14th June 2020

DYT programme participants DO NOT need to apply, programme participants with visit dates during DYTW01 will automatically be added to the attendee list.

Please note members of Cambridge University are welcome to turn up and sign in as a non-registered attendee on the day(s) during the workshop and attend the lecture(s). Please note that we cannot provide you with any support including name badge, meals or accommodation.

In addition to visiting the INI, there are multiple ways in which you can participate remotely.

Apply now


Registration Only    
  • Registration Package: £200
  • Student Registration Package: £150

The Registration Package includes admission to all seminars, lunches and refreshments on the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday), wine reception and formal dinner, but does not include other meals or accommodation.

Registration and Accommodation
  • Accommodation Package: £646

The Accommodation Package includes a registration fee, bed and breakfast accommodation at Churchill College from the evening of Sunday to breakfast on Saturday, together with lunches and refreshments during the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday). The formal dinner is also included, but no other evening meals.

Formal Dinner Only
  • Formal Dinner: £50

Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. For all remaining participants who would like to attend, such as programme participants, the above charge will apply.


Accommodation in single study bedrooms with shared facilities and breakfast are provided at Churchill College,



Lunch timings and location will be confirmed with timetable.

Evening Meal

Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.

Formal Dinner

The Formal Dinner location and date is to be confirmed. Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event.

University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons