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Programme for Week

9 August to 13 August 2004

Magnetic Reconnection Theory

9 - 10 August

The Workshop reviews and contributed talks


11 - 13 August

Seminars at 10:00 and at 11:30


11 August

    10:00 - 11:00 Bill Daughton, Los Alamos
    Role of the lower-hybrid drift instability in the onset of magnetic reconnection
    11:00 - 11:30 Coffee
    11:30 - 12:30 Karl Schindler, Bochum
    MHD stability of magnetotail equilibria

12 August

    10:00 - 11:00 Manfred Scholer, MPI- Garching
    Kinetic structure of the reconnection layer - are there slow mode shocks?
    11:00 - 11:30 Coffee
    11:30 - 12:30 Kanya Kusano, Hiroshima
    A new trigger mechanism for solar flares

13 August

    10:00 Joe Huba, Washington
    Hall MHD reconnection
    11:00 - 11:30 Coffee
    11:30 - 12:30 Masahiro Hoshino
    Nonthermal particle acceleration

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