Image Credit: MPIfR Bonn and Hubble Heritage Team
Graphics: Sterne und Weltraum
Workshop Topics
  • Measuring magnetic fields
  • MHD turbulence
  • Magnetized processes
  • Cosmic Ray acceleration
  • Dynamo and reconnection

Vanessa (lopezbarquer AT
Danielle (nielsen AT

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Thursday, May 21

Session Chair:Nikolai Pogorelov
8:00-8:20 Carl Heiles
UC Berkeley
Stereo-A--solar propagation effects
8:20-8:40 David Chuss
Villanova Univ.
Prospects for Measuring Magnetic Fields in the Galactic Center Using SOFIA/HAWC+
8:40-9:00 Dick Crutcher
CN Zeeman Observations and Star Formation
9:00-9:20 Thomas Troland
U. of Kentucky
Galactic Magnetic Fields in the Diffuse and Molecular ISM
9:20-9:35 Susan Clark
Columbia Univ.
Magnetically Aligned HI and Dust in the ISM
9:35-9:55 Alex Lazarian
UW - Madison
Theory of non-relativistic and relativistic reconnection
Session Chair:Ethan Vishniac
10:10-10:30 Mordecai-Mark Mac Low
American Museum of Natural History
Self-generated turbulence in 3D MHD reconnection
10:30-10:45 Diego Gonzalez-Casanova
UW - Madison
Magnetic Fields in Early Protostellar Disk Formation
10:45-11:05 M.J. Pueschel
UW - Madison
The gradient-driven drift coupling instability
11:05-11:25 Paul Terry
UW - Madison
The role of pressure gradients in enhancing magnetic reconnection
11:25-11:45 Ami DuBois
UW - Madison
Particle energization associated with tearing mode magnetic reconnection
11:45-12:05 John Raymond
CfA - Harvard
Asymmetric reconnection in solar flare current sheets
12:05-12:25 Carl Sovinec
UW - Madison
Numerical two-fluid studies of magnetic-field and flow relaxation in RFPs
Session Chair:Steven Spangler
1:55-2:15 Gregory Howes
Univ. of Iowa
Fluid and Kinetic Aspects of Kinetic Turbulence in Magnetized Plasmas
2:15-2:35 Andrey Beresnyak
Naval Research Laboratory
On the foundations of MHD turbulence
2:35-2:55 Farhad Yusef-Zadeh
Northwestern Univ.
Star Formation Near Sgr A*
2:55-3:15 Giles Novak
Northwestern Univ.
The SHARP Survey of B-fields near Low-Mass Protostars
3:15-3:35 Vladimir Mirnov
UW - Madison
Possibility of Fizeau interferometry in magnetized plasma
Session Chair:Martin Houde
3:50-4:10 Nikolai Pogorelov
Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville
The heliopause shaped by the interstellar magnetic field
4:10-4:25 Priscilla Frisch
U. of Chicago
Components of the Nearby Interstellar Magnetic Field
4:25-4:40 Vanessa Lopez-Barquero
UW - Madison
Cosmic Ray Anisotropy from Local Turbulent Magnetic Field Effects
4:40-4:55 Ke Fang
U. of Chicago
Extragalactic Radio Emission from Particles Accelerated By Turbulence in Galaxy Clusters
4:55-5:15 Jinho Kim
U. of Notre Dame
Linear Stability of Magnetized Jets Without Current Sheets
5:15-30 Jason Kooi
U. of Iowa
The Ionosphere: Important Considerations for Faraday Rotation Studies

FRIDAY, May 22

Session Chair: Mordecai-Mark Mac Low
8:00-8:20 Ethan Vishniac
Turbulent Dynamos
8:20-8:35 Joseph Triana
UW - Madison
The Hall Dynamo in a Reversed Field Pinch Plasma
8:35-8:50 David Weisberg
UW - Madison
Generating high Rm hydrodynamic flow in a plasma dynamo experiment
8:50-9:10 Martin Houde
U. of Western Ontario
Non-Zeeman Circular Polarization of Molecular Spectral Lines in the ISM
9:10-9:25 Allison Costa
U. of Iowa
Faraday Rotation Measurements of the Rosette Nebula Stellar Bubble to Probe Magnetic Fields
9:25-9:40 Ren Cashman
Boston Univ.
First Look at the Magnetic Century Cloud Sample
9:40-10:00 Terry Jones
U. of Minnesota
Probing the Magnetic Field Geometry Around Class 0 YSOs
Session Chair: Dick Crutcher
10:15-10:35 Jan Egedal
UW - Madison
Electron energization during magnetic reconnection
10:35-10:55 Steven Spangler
U. of Iowa
Magnetic Fields in HII Regions
10:55-11:15 Juan Diego Soler
Inst. d'Astophysique Spatiale
The magnetic field and the structure of molecular clouds as revealed by Planck
11:15-11:35 Laura Fissel
Northwestern Univ.
Constraints on Polarization Efficiency in the Vela C Molecular Cloud: First Results from BLASTPol 2012
11:35-11:50 Anna Williams
UW - Madison
Disentangling the magnetic fields in NGC 6946
11:50-12:05 Jordan Montgomery
Boston Univ.
Magnetic Fields in Milky Way Analog Galaxies: PEGS in the NIR
12:05-12:25 Sadia Hoq
Boston Univ.
The Magnetic Field of an Infrared Dark Cloud
Session Chair: John Raymond
1:55-2:15 Elena D'Onghia
UW - Madison
Wobbles in the Milky Way Disk by a satellite encounter
2:15-2:35 Ian Stephens
Boston Univ.
Spatially Resolved Magnetic Field Structure in the Disk of a T Tauri Star
2:35-2:50 Dominique Segura-Cox
U. of Illinois
The Magnetic Field in the Class 0 Protostellar Disk of L1527
2:50-3:05 Chris Brad
UW - Madison
Simulations of Centrifugal Magnetospheres in Massive Stars
3:05-3:20 Konstantinos Horaites
UW - Madison
Self-Similar Kinetic Theory and Application to the Solar Wind
3:20-3:40 Dimitrios Giannios
Purdue Univ.
Large jets from small scale magnetic fields
3:40-3:55 Tova Yoast-Hull
UW - Madison
Magnetic Field & Cosmic Ray Energy Densities in Starburst Galaxies

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