2020 Magnetic Reconnection Workshop
August 24-25, 2020
Magnetic reconnection is the process by which magnetic field lines of opposite polarity reconfigure to a lower-energy state, with the release of magnetic energy to the surroundings plasma. It is one of the most important processes in astrophysical, space and laboratory plasmas. Scientists want to know exactly what conditions and what tipping points of triggering magnetic reconnection from observations, theoretical studies, computer models, and laboratory experiments and open the door to true understanding about the physics of magnetic reconnection on various spatial and temporal scales.
We are convening an international workshop to address this fundamental process. The main goal for the "Magnetic Reconnection Workshop" is to promote the conversation, cooperation and development of research on magnetic reconnection. This Workshop will include some invited reports and contributed reports on theories, observations, simulations and experiments related to magnetic reconnection.
We invite presentations that demonstrate new achievements in understanding the magnetic reconnection, including but not limited to collisionless magnetic reconnection, MHD structures in 3D reconnection, energy conversion processes, fast reconnection mediated by plasmoids, rapid reconnection and magnetic field topology.
This workshop will be held online during August 24-25, 2020, jointly organized by University of Science and Technology of China, Nanchang University, Peking University, Wuhan University, Beihang University, National Space Science Center, Shandong University et al, and hosted by Shandong University. Shandong University (Weihai) has vigorous space science research programs in the Center for Space Weather Sciences covering a variety of space science aspects in solar, magnetospheric and ionospheric physics areas. More information about the Center may be found here.
Prof. Qinghe Zhang and Prof. Chaoling Tang and Associate Prof. Zanyang Xing will be serving as the local organizers, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send your suggestions and comments to them.