Lorentz Center - Principles of Magnetohydrodynamics from 21 Mar 2005 through 24 Mar 2005
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    Principles of Magnetohydrodynamics
    from 21 Mar 2005 through 24 Mar 2005

Provisional Program for `Principles of MHD' workshop

Monday 21 March


09.00-10.00 Registration open


10.00-10.10 Welcome and Opening


Session I: Fundamental Issues in Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas

Chair: Rony Keppens


10.10-11.00 Eric Priest: Some Key Issues in Solar Plasmas


11.00-11.30 Coffee break


11.30-12.20 Jeffrey Freidberg: MHD for Fusion Where to Next?


12.20-13.30 Lunch break


Session II: MHD Spectroscopy

Chair: Stefaan Poedts


13.30-14.15 Hans Goedbloed: MHD spectral theory of flowing plasmas


14.15-15.00 Sasha Lipton-Lifschitz: Mathematical methods for studying hydrodynamic and magneto-hydrodynamic equilibrium configurations and their stability


15.00-15.30 Coffee break


15.30-16.00 Jan-Willem Blokland: Magnetorotational overstability in accretion disks


16.00-16.30 Jesse Andries: Coronal loop kink-mode oscillations and their role in coronal seismology


16.30-17.00 Panel discussion session on 'Magnetoseismology'

Topics of discussion: status of active region seismology, topics in coronal seismology, need for specific observations

Confirmed panel members: Valery Nakariakov, Thomas Bogdan, Leon Ofman, Hans Goedbloed


17.00 Wine & Cheese party



Tuesday 22 March


Session III: Laboratory MHD

Chair: Hans Goedbloed


09.30-10.15 Guido Huysmans: Magneto-Hydro-Dynamics in tokamak plasmas


10.15-11.00 Coffee break


11.00-11.45 Niek Lopes Cardozo: MHD in tokamaks -life on rational surfaces


11.45-12.15 Panel Discussion session on Laboratory MHD

Topics of discussion: status of tokamak simulations, current issues in tokamak experiments, ITER status

Confirmed panel members: Hugo de Blank, Dalton Schnack, Jeffrey Freidberg, Guido Huysmans


12.15-14.00 Lunch break


Session IV: Solar MHD

Chair: Rob Rutten


14.00-14.45 Alan Hood: MHD waves and instabilities in the solar corona


14.45-15.30 Zoran Mikic: MHD Modeling of the Solar Corona


15.30-16.00 Coffee break


16.00-16.30 James McLaughlin: MHD Wave Propagation in the Neighbourhood of a Null Point


16.30-17.00 Nick Young: Determination of magnetic configuration through MHD spectroscopy



Wednesday 23 March


Session V: Astrophysical MHD

Chair: Gabor Toth


09.30-10.15 Robert Rosner: Connecting astrophysical fluid dynamics and plasma physics to the Laboratory


10.15-11.00 Coffee break


11.00-11.45 Kanaris Tsinganos: Magnetohydrodynamic modeling of cosmic jets


11.45-12.15 Anders Johansen: Dust diffusion in protoplanetary discs by magnetorotational turbulence


12.15-14.00 Lunch break


Free afternoon, for interactive work sessions at the Lorentz Center, to discuss possible joint research proposals, to visit Leiden city


17.00-.... Conference Dinner, sponsored by 'Centrum voor Plasma and Stralingstechnologie' (CPS)

Boat trip with dinner on board. For info about the place of departure (in Dutch) go to http://www.partyboot.nl/pdf-bestanden/RoutebeschrijvingHaven.pdf



Thursday 24 March


Session VI: Computational MHD

Chair: Alan Hood


09.30-10.15 Gabor Toth: Space Weather Prediction: Challenges in Computational Magnetohydrodynamics


10.15-11.00 Coffee break


11.00-11.45 Henk van der Vorst: Plasmaphysics and Mathematics: mutual inspiration


11.45-12.15 Panel Discussion session on computational MHD

Topics of discussion: trends in numerical simulations, challenges for validation and verification, code developments

Confirmed panel members: Robert Rosner, Gabor Toth, Stefaan Poedts, Rony Keppens


12.15-12.20 Closure of the workshop