Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline:
    1 June 2015
  • Hotel reservation deadline:
    22 June 2015
  • Early registration deadline:
    29 July 2015
  • Registration deadline:
    10 August 2015
  • Paper submission deadline:
    31 October 2015


Friday 28 August 2015

Chair: Yasushi Ono, University of Tokyo, Japan           

09:00 - 09:40                

Recent studies of local and global aspects of magnetic reconnection in laboratory plasmas and their interrelationships with space observations; review
Masaaki Yamada, PPPL, Princeton University, USA

09:40 - 10:05

Physics of the diffusion region in collisionless magnetic reconnection
Li-Jen Chen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; University of Maryland at College Park, USA

10:05 - 10:30 

Frontiers of magnetic reconnection research and the new FLARE (Facility for Laboratory Reconnection Experiments) device
Hantao Ji, Princeton University, USA

10:30 - 15:50

Experimental studies on the 3D macro- and microphysics of magnetic reconnection
Jonathan Jara-Almonte, PPPL, USA

10:50 - 11:05

Coffee break

11:05 - 11:25

Current concentrations in magnetic field relaxation
Simon Candelaresi, University of Dundee, UK

11:25 - 11:45 

Magnetic relaxation using field line helicity
Alexander Russell, University of Dundee, UK

11:45 - 12:05   

Particle energization during magnetic reconnection in laboratory plasma
Jongsoo Yoo - Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, USA

12:05 - 12:25 

Reliability of two-point measurements of correlation length for ion-scale turbulence and its application
Jaewook Kim, KAIST, South Korea

12:25 - 12:45  

Future beam experiments in space with plasma contactors: how do we get the charge off the spacecraft?
Gian Luca Delzanno, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA


Lunch and depart