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
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".