Meeting
6th Korean Astrophysics Workshop on Fundamental Process of Astrophysical Turbulence
November 16 - 19, 2011 | Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP), Pohang, Korea
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Scientific Rationale:
- Turbulence is the most common state of astrophysical flows.
- Most astrophysical systems, e.g. accretion disks, solar/stellar winds, the interstellar medium (ISM), and the intracluster medium (ICM) are in turbulent states with embedded magnetic fields that influence almost all of their properties.
- Recently there has been a significant breakthrough on the theory of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) turbulence. We now have scaling models that are consistent with both observations and numerical simulations.
- Understanding the basic physics of MHD turbulence is essential for understanding many astrophysical phenomena in accretion disks, in solar/stellar winds, in the ISM, in the ICM, as well as in the large-scale structure of the universe.
- Understanding the basic physics of MHD turbulence is essential for cosmic ray transport, particle acceleration, interstellar chemistry, grain dynamics, etc.
- Understanding the basic physics of MHD turbulence is essential for testing theoretical predictions against observations in the ISM and ICM.
- Recent progresses in the fundamental processes of astrophysical turbulence will be discussed in the workshop.