Midwest Magnetic Fields


May 6 2011, Madison, WI

The Midwest is home to many groups studying astrophysical magnetic fields. Therefore it is advantageous to stimulate exchanges and collaboration between groups in America's Heartland!

Organizers: Alex Lazarian and Blakesley Burkhart

Time: May 6: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

Location: The Lowell Center University of Wisconsin-Extension 610 Langdon Street Madison, WI 53703-1104 (Directions: show directions)

Sponsors: Center for Magnetic Self-Organization in Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas (CMSO)

Hotels: Participants who need accommodation can make reservations at a number of hotels near by the Lowell Center. Several choices are: University Inn. Days Inn, Baymont Inn and Suites. The Double Tree Hotel.


Please fill out the below registration form and send it via email both to Dale Schuette: schutte@wisc.edu and Blakesley Burkhart burkhart@astro.wisc.edu

Download the Registration Form.

Topics of the workshop

  • Measuring Magnetic Fields
  • Magnetized Processes
  • Cosmic Rays Accelerations
  • Dynamo and Reconnection

    Workshop Program!

    Presentation Slides

    Registered Participants:

    Speakers: A. Lazarian (Wisconsin), B. Burkhart (Wisconsin), D. Pogosyan (Alberta), Mirnov (Wisconsin), M. Leao (Sao Paulo), P. Frisch (U. Chicago),P. Desiati (Wisconsin), H. Lee (Wisconsin), E. Kaplan (Wisconsin), D. Den Hartog (Wisconsin), C. Meyer(Notre Dame) P. Terry (Wisconsin), D. Balsara (Notre Dame), B. Benjamin (UW Whitewater), A. Hill (Wisconsin), S. Teitier (Wisconsin), B. Morsony (Wisconsin), R. Townsend (Wisconsin), P. Jones (Wisconsin)

    Poster: T. Yoast-Hull (Wisconsin), D. Thuecks (Wisconsin), K. Rahbarnia (Wisconsin), I. Khalzov (Wisconsin)

    Participants: C. Collins (Wisconsin), M. Brookhart (Wisconsin), C. Matthews (Notre Dame), L. Nigra (Wisconsin), J. Cassinelli (Wisconsin), R. O'Shaughnessy (UW Milwaukee), P. Zhu (Wisconsin), P. Zhu (Wisconsin), S. Friedman (Wisconsin), A. Williams (Wisconsin), D. Nielsen (Wisconsin), E. Churchwell (Wisconsin), E. Wilcots (Wisconsin), N. Katz (Wisconsin), J. Sarff (Wisconsin), K. Smith (Wisconsin), S. Stanimirovic (Wisconsin)

  • Simulations of MHD turbulence (Burkhart et al. 2010, Cho et al. 2002) compared along side observations of the Crab Nebula (Hubble Heritage.)