Magnetic Reconnection 2005

US-Japan Workshop on Magnetic Reconnection,
Plasma Merging, and Magnetic Jets
"Astrophysical Reconnection and Particle Acceleration"

Awaji-shima island, Hyogo prefecture, Japan
8-10 March 2005

Hosted by:
21st century COE "Center for Diversity and Universality in Physics" at Kyoto University
Kwasan & Hida Observatories, Kyoto University

  • 15 Nov 2004: Meeting webpage is open.
  • 15 Feb 2005: Detailed Program
  • 3 Mar 2005: Final (4th) circular upload
  • Important Dates
  • 30 Nov 2004: 2nd circular
  • 30 Nov 2004: start of registration
  • 31 Dec 2004: deadline of abstract
  • 31 Jan 2005: deadline of registration
  • 25 Feb 2005: 3rd circular (including program)
  • 28 Feb 2005: final circular
  • 8-10 Mar 2005: meeting
  • Objective of the meeting
    The recent development of astrophysical observations has revealed that the universe and astrophysical objects are much more dynamic than had been thought. They often show flares, bursts, jets, and high energy particles, and most of them are more or less related to magnetic reconnection. Hence it is timely to have a workshop to discuss "Astrophysical Reconnection and Particle Acceleration", which is the sub-title of this meeting. Basic reconnection research and related subjects are also to be discussed as basis of astrophysical applications.

    Organizing Committee
    K. Shibata (Kyoto Univ.; chair), T. Terasawa, M. Hoshino, Y. Ono (Univ. Tokyo), M. Yamada (Princeton Plasma Physics Lab), T. Forbes (Univ. New Hampshire), S. Prager (Univ, Wisconsin)
    K. Shibata (chair), T. Miyagoshi, S. Tanuma, H. Isobe, D. Shiota (Kyoto Univ), T. Yokoyama (Univ. Tokyo)
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