The 2018 Midwest Magnetic Fields Meeting, Madison

30–31 May, 2018


The Midwest Magnetic Fields (MMF) series of meetings initially started as local Midwest event that has grown to become a national/international one. The event usually hosts 50-70 participants from the USA and abroad. It features invited and contributed talks as well as posters. Discussions are an important part of the meetings.

The MMF workshop topics include:

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

You can find the links to the previous 3 meetings here: 2017, 2016 and 2015


Confirmed Speakers.
  • B-G, Andersson (SOFIA Science Center)
  • Dinshaw Balsara (University of Notre Dame)
  • Andrey Beresnyak (Naval Research Laboratory)
  • Richard Crutcher (University of Illinois)
  • Alejandro Esquivel (UNAM, Mexico)
  • Greg Eyink (Johns Hopkins University )
  • Laura Fissel (NRAO)
  • Cary Forest (Univerisity of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Priscilla Frisch (University of Chicago)
  • Sebastian Heinz (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Martin Houde (Western University, Canada)
  • Alexey Kritsuk (University of California-San Diego)
  • Terry Jones (University of Minnesota)
  • Alex Lazarian (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Hui Li (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
  • Maxim Markevitch (NASA / GSFC)
  • Norm Murray (CITA, Canada)
  • Giles Novak (Northwestern University)
  • Nikolai Pogorelov (The University of Alabama in Huntsville)
  • Siyao Xu (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
  • John Raymond (CfA - Harvard University)
  • Mateusz Ruszkowski (University of Michigan)
  • Johannes Staguhn (Goddard Space Flight Center - NASA)
  • Alexander Tchekhovskoy (Northwestern University)
  • Thomas Troland (University of Kentucky)
  • Ethan Vishniac (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Farhad Yusef-Zadeh (Northwestern University)
  • The full list of attendees will be announced after the end o the registration.


    The registration deadlines are:

    • May 4 last day to register to present talk, poster or both
    • May 24 last day to register to attend the conference

    Registration for the workshop is $65.
    Lunch, morning coffee, and beverages and snacks during breaks are included in the registration fee for the duration of the meeting.

    Midwest Magnetic Fields venue

    The workshop will be held at the Pyle Center room 313 located on the third floor.

    Pyle Center. 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706

    Photo: University of Wisconsin Extension


    We have reserved a block of rooms at DoubleTree by Hilton. To reserve a room, please call and mention code "MMF conference" to receive the University rate. The rate will be hold until 5/2/2018. The hotel offeres free parking at a free shuttle from airport.

    • Phone: (608)-251-5511.
    • Room cost: $149

    A wide variety of hotels with a wide range of prices from $70 to $250 per night are available in the Madison area. You are welcome to make your own reservation, in such case please visit your favorite provider (e.g. Kayak, Expedia, Google, ...) to find the hotel you want, provided that you institution does not limit your freedom of using internet reservations. Do not wait long as the availability may be limited closer to the dates of the conference.

    Getting around

    If you want to drive to the venue please visit the UW-Madison Trasportation site to purchase a daily parking permit (cheaper option), please note that you need to allwo two weeks for precessing. You may also park on a near by parking garage or find free street parking. To learn about the parking options visit the UW-Madison parking map or the City of Madison Parking Garages sites. The closest parking from the venue is at 415 N Lake St. about 5 min walking. For free parking you may need to walk 15 min and finding such parking may take time.

    The city bus system is also an option to get around the city and to other hotels for $2.00 per ride. Here is the map of the Metro Weekday service to plan your routes or you can plan them using Google Maps.


    To download the program in pdf version use this LINK. The shedule can chage base on last minute changes.