Welcome to MR2010

Since 1940s, magnetic reconnection has attracted many researchers because it efficiently converts magnetic energy to plasma energy and accelerates particles. US-Japan Workshop on Magnetic Reconnection was first held in 2000 to discuss their fundamental physics and roles in laboratory, space and astrophysical plasmas. The workshop celebrates its 10th anniversary this year as "US-Japan Workshop on Magnetic Reconnection MR2010". The workshop will be held from 6 December through 9 December 2010 at an ancient capital of Japan, NARA. The meeting site will be the Hotel Nikko Nara.

The scientific topics include:

  • General Reconnection Physics (Theoretical and Numerical Studies)
  • Magnetic Reconnections in Solar Plasmas (Solar Flares, CMEs, Solar Wind, Coronal Hearing, Hinode Observations, etc)
  • Magnetic Reconnections in Magnetosphere (Magnetotail, Magnetopause, Bow shocks, Substorms, etc)
  • Magnetic Reconnections in Astrophysical Systems (Accretion disks, Protostarts, AGN Jets, Cluster of Galaxies, Pulser Wind, etc.)
  • Magnetic Reconnections in Laboratory Experiments (Merging, Sawtooth, Relaxation, Heating, etc)

MR2010 will be held as a joint workshop with the JSPS Core-to-Core Program "The 2010 Seminar of Center for Magnetic Self-Organization in Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas".

Important Dates

Registration & hotel reservation 10 September, 2010
Notification of hotel reservation 24 September, 2010
Abstract due 15 October, 2010
MR2010 6-9 December, 2010