Midwest Magnetic Fields Workshop

27 May, 2016


The Midwest Magnetic Fields (MMF) workshop is an annual meeting to promote discussion and collaboration between groups in the Midwest studying astrophysical magnetic fields. This year, the MMF workshop is being held in conjunction with Star formation, magnetic fields, and diffuse matter in the galaxy: a conference honoring Richard Crutcher & Carl Heiles which will be held 23–26 May, 2016.

The MMF workshop topics include:

  • Measuring magnetic fields
  • MHD turbulence
  • Magnetized processes
  • Cosmic ray accelerations
  • Dynamo and reconnection

Organizers: Alex Lazarian, Vanessa López-Barquero

Midwest Magnetic Fields venue

The workshop will be held at Union South in Varsity Hall 2 which is located on the second floor.

Please see Local info for information about accommodations and Madison, WI.

Union South. 1308 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI 53715

union south
Photo: University of Wisconsin System


Registration for the workshop is $25.
Lunch, morning coffee, and beverages and snacks during breaks are included in the registration fee.


Time Speaker Title
8:00–8:40amCarl Heiles
University of California, Berkeley
A Coronal Mass Ejection in R Aql?
8:40–9:20amRichard Crutcher
University of Illinois
Magnetic Fields and Star Formation: An Observational Perspective
9:20–9:40amAlex Lazarian
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Studying compressible and incompressible parts components of galactic turbulence with polarized synchrotron emission
9:40–10:00amBreak - Workshop Photo
10:00–10:20amAndrey Beresnyak
Naval Research Laboratory
Scalings in MHD Turbulence
10:20–10:50amChris McKee
University of California, Berkeley
The Mass-to-Flux Ratio and Its Effects on Protostellar Accretion Disks
10:50–11:10a.mSiyao Xu
Peking University
MHD turbulence in a partially ionized plasma
11:10–11:30amBurkhart, Blakesley
Harvard CfA
What Drives Turbulence in Galaxies? A Case for Gravitational Instability
11:30–11:50amTom Jones
University of Minnesota
Vorticity, Shocks, and Magnetic Fields in Driven, Subsonic, ICM-like Turbulence
1:00–1:20pmEthan Vishniac
Johns Hopkins University
Predictions from the Magnetic Helicity Driven Dynamo Model
1:20–1:40pmJohannes Staguhn
Goddard Space Flight Center
Early Results from the First Flights of the HAWC+ Far-Infrared Imaging Polarimeter on the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA
1:40–2:00pmThiem Hoang
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
A Unified Model of Grain Alignment: Radiative Alignment of Interstellar Grains With Magnetic Inclusions
2:00–2:20pmElena D'Onghia
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Puzzles on the origin of the Magellanic Stream
2:20–2:40pmVanessa Lopez-Barquero
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Cosmic Ray Anisotropy from the Magnetic Field at the Heliospheric Boundary
3:00–3:20pmAndrey Kravtsov
The University of Chicago
Non-universal star formation efficiency in cold, turbulent ISM
3:20–3:40pmJungyeon Cho
Chungnam National U / UW-Madison
Reconnection Diffusion in a Partially Ionized Medium
3:40–4:00pmNikolai Pogorelov
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Magnetic Field in the Very Local Interstellar Medium and near the Heliopause
4:00–4:20pmMartin Houde
University of Western Ontario
Dicke’s Superradiance in Astrophysics
4:20–4:40pmThomas Troland
University of Kentucky
Magnetic Fields in a PDR Associated with the Orion Nebula


Last name First name Institution
AshtonPeterNorthwestern University - CIERA
BarnesPeterUniversity of Florida
BenjaminRobertUniversity of Wisconsin-Whitewater
BeresnyakAndreyNaval Research Laboratory
BilleyZacharyUniversity of Wisconsin - Madison
BurkhartBlakesleyHarvard CfA
BustardChadUniversity of Wisconsin - Madison
CassinelliJosephUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
ChakaliEswaraiahNational Tsing Hua University
ChoJungyeonChungnam National U / UW-Madison
ClarkSusanColumbia University
Cortes Paulo NRAO/ALMA
CrutcherRichardUniversity of Illinois
D'OnghiaElenaUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison
EndrizziDouglassUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
EyinkGregoryThe Johns Hopkins University
FarrarGlennysNew York University
Fissel Laura CIERA - Northwestern University
FrischPriscillaUniversity of Chicago
GayleyKenUniversity of Iowa
Girart Josep M Institut de Ciències de l'Espai (CSIC-IEEC)
Gonzalez-CasanovaDiegoU. Wisconsin - Madison
GoodmanAlyssaHarvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
heilescarluniversity of california, berkeley
HillAlexHaverford College
HoangThiemCanadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
HoraitesKonstantinosUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
HoudeMartinUniversity of Western Ontario
Jafari AlanjaghAmirJohns Hopkins University
JonesThomasUniversity of Minnesota
JuarezCarmenInstitut de Ciencies de l'Espai (CSIC-IEEC)
Juarez Carmen Institut de Ciencies de l'Espai (CSIC-IEEC)
KravtsovAndreyThe University of Chicago
KwonWoojinKorea Astronomy and Space Science Institute
LaiShih-PingNational Tsing Hua University
LangCorneliaUniversity of Iowa
LankhaarBoyChalmers University of Technology
LazarianAlexandre University of Wisconsin-Madison
LeeHyeseungChungnam National University, Korea
LeeChang WonKorea Astronomy and Space Science Institute
Li Di National Astronomical Observatories in China
Lopez-BarqueroVanessaUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
McCammonDanUniversity of Wisconsin - Physics
McClure-GriffithsNaomiAustralian National University
McKee Christopher UC Berkeley
MoczPhilipHarvard University
MooreSadieUniversity of Iowa
Nakamura Fumitaka National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
NovakGilesNorthwestern University
PogorelovNikolaiUniversity of Alabama in Huntsville
RangaswamyDevarajInstituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Mexico
Rao Ramprasad ASIAA
RobishawTimDominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory
SantosFabioNorthwestern University
SarmaAnujDePaul University
Segura-CoxDominiqueUniversity of Illinois
ShukurovAnvarNewcastle University
SmokerJonathanESO-Very Large Telescope
SoamArchanaKorea Astronomy & Space Science Institute (KASI)
StalpesKyeFlorida State University
TrolandThomasUniversity of Kentucky
UngerMichaelNYU & KIT
Vazquez-SemadeniEnriqueInstituto de Radioastronomia y Astrofisica, UNAM
VishniacEthanJohns Hopkins University
WangJia-WeiNational Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
WilliamsAnnaUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
WuBenjaminUniversity of Florida
XuSiyaoDepartment of Astronomy, Peking University
YooHyunjuChungnam National University, Korea
YueNannanHarvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Yusef-ZadehFarhadNorthwestern University