The 2020 Midwest Magnetic Fields Meeting

Madison, Wisconsin

26–29 May, 2020


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

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we decide to postpone the MMF 2020 meeting to Fall 2020. All the registration fees will be refunded and we apologize for any inconvenience caused. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ka Ho Yuen (kyuen2 {at}

Click here to pay the conference fee: Payment

The MMF Meeting 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:and 2019 and 2018, 2017

Confirmed Invited Speakers

The tentitive list below is in alphabatical order:

  • B-G Andersson (SOFIA/USRA)
  • Dinshaw Balsara (University of Notre Dame)
  • Andrey Beresnyak (Naval Research Laboratory)
  • Stanislav Boldyrev (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Gianfranco Brunetti (National Institute of Astrophysics, Rome)
  • Blakesley Burkhart (Rudgers University)
  • Domiano Caprioli (University of Chicago)
  • Huei-Ru Vivien Chen (National Tsing Hua University)
  • Jungyeon Cho (Chungnam National University)
  • Richard Crutcher (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
  • Turlough Downes (Dublin City University)
  • Alejandro Esquivel (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
  • Laura Fissel (Queens University)
  • Priscilla Frisch (University of Chicago)
  • Raphael Flauger (University of California, San Diego)
  • Diego Antonio Falceta Gonçalves (Universidade de São Paulo)
  • Elisabete Maria de Gouveia Dal Pino (Universidade de São Paulo)
  • Michał Hanasz (Cracow University Observatory)
  • Sebastian Heinz (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Carl Heiles (University of California, Berkerly)
  • Alex Hill (University of British Columbia)
  • Ka Wai Ho (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Yue Hu (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Thiem Hoang (Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute)
  • Martin Houde (The University of Western Ontario)
  • Thomas W. Jones (University of Minnesota)
  • Chang Goo Kim (Princeton University)
  • Eric Keto (Harvard University)
  • Patrick Koch (ASIAA)
  • Grzegorz Kowal (Universidade de São Paulo)
  • Alexei Kritsuk (University of California, San Diego)
  • Giles Novak (Northwestern University)
  • Hui Li (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
  • Yuan Li (Univetsity of California, Berkeley)
  • Martin Lemoine (Institut d'astrophysique de Paris)
  • Yuri Levin (Center for Computational Astrophysics, Flatiron Institute)
  • Maxim Lyutikov (Purdue University)
  • Kate Pattle (National University of Ireland Galway)
  • Vahe Petrosian (Stanford University)
  • Nikolai Pogorelov (University of Alabama in Huntsville)
  • Dmitri Pogosyan (University of Alberta)
  • Dimitrios Giannios (Purdue University)
  • John Raymond (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
  • Mateusz Ruszkowski (University of Michigan)
  • Hsien Shang (ASIAA)
  • Takeru Suzuki (University of Tokyo)
  • Thomas Troland (University of Kentucky)
  • Ethan Vishniac (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Stefanie Walch-Gassner (University of Cologne)
  • Sebastian Wolf (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel)
  • Yuliang Xin (Nanjing University)
  • Siyao Xu (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Huirong Yan (Universität Potsdam& DESY)
  • Ka Ho Yuen (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Irina Zhuravleva (University of Chicago)
  • Gary Zank (The University of Alabama in Huntsville)
  • Ellen Zweibel (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

  • You can download last year's schedule here. The full list of attendees will be announced later.


    The Meeting will be held at the Pyle Center

    Pyle Center. 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706

    Photo: University of Wisconsin Extension


    We have reserved a block of rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton Madison , the Lowell Center and the Wisconsin Union Hotel in Union south . To reserve a room, please call and mention code "MMF conference" to receive the University rate. The rate will be hold until Apr 26,2020. The hotels are a few minutes form the venue.

      For the DoubleTree by Hilton Madison (25 reserved rooms, booking from 25th available)
    • Phone: (608) 251-7832.
    • Room cost: $149. Book here.
      For the Lowell Center (15 reserved rooms, booking from 25th available)
    • Phone: (608)-256-2621.
    • Room cost: $120
    • Group code: MMF, Book here
      For the Wisconsin Union Hotel in Union South
    • Phone: (608) 263-2600.
    • Room cost: $160
    • Group code: MMF2020, Book here

    A wide variety of hotels with a wide range of prices from $70 to $250 per night are available in the Madison area. 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.

    Starting from this year there are Electric Bikes available within the Madison city area, which would provide feasible options to explore the city and enjor the view of Madison during the summer time. There is an electric bike station right next to the Pyle center and also two of the three hotels that we reserved (Union south, Double Tree). More information can be found also here .