Obserwatorium Astronomiczne Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Astronomical Observatory of the Jagiellonian University


Reconnection in Turbulent Fluid and its Implications


Kraków, Oct 10th-11th 2008

The Organizing Commitee

The organizers are
Katarzyna Otmianowska-Mazur (Astronomical Observatory Jagiellonian University Krakow),
Alex Lazarian (University Madison-Wisconsin)
and Ethan Vishniac (McMaster University).

There is a lot of confusion what turbulence does to reconnection. Therefore, we feel that there is a necessity to have during the meeting the talks which cover the history of the field, introduce the stochastic reconnection idea and simulations of the stochastic reconnection. We would like to bring to our boat also observers, and experimentalists. Also, it is good to have some relation to people doing collisionless plasma reconnection. This is our motivation to the meeting.

Contact: Hubert Siejkowski

The Workshop place is the Jagiellonian University Conference Centre situated in the Institute of Polish Diaspora and Ethnic Studies in Przegorzały, Kraków (more info...).

  1. Alex Lazarian PDF
    Opening remarks. History of ideas on turbulent reconnection: From tearing modes to hyperresistivity
  2. Alex Lazarian PDF
    Theory of turbulent 3D reconnection and implications
  3. John Raymond PPT
    Evidence of thick reconnection layers in Solar flares
  4. Grzegorz Kowal PDF anims
    Numerical testing of 3D turbulent reconnection
  5. Seiji Zenitani PDF anims
    The role of the Weibel instability at the reconnection jet front in relativistic pair plasma reconnection
  6. James Drake PDF
    Bistability of collisionles reconnection and spontaneous initiation of reconnection
  7. Ken-Ichi Nishikawa PDF
    Magnetic Reconnection by a Self-Retreating X-Line
  8. Giovanni Lapenta PPT
    Self-Feeding Turbulent Magnetic Reconnection on Macroscopic Scales: A 3D MHD study
  9. Katarzyna Otmianowska-Mazur PPT
    Effects of resistivity on 3D and 2D turbulent reconnection
  10. Vladimir Mirnov PPT
    Violent Reconnection in Lab Plasmas
  11. Daniele Galli PDF
    Necessity of anomalous resistivity for removing magnetic flux during star formation
  12. Michał Hanasz PDF anims
    Cosmic-ray driven dynamo in galactic disks
  13. Ethan Vishniac PPT
    Reconnection in turbulent partially ionized gas