Meeting
Young CMSO 2014
March 9, 2014 | Santa Fe, New Mexico
Online Materials: Program [PDF, 62.71 KB]

Just prior to the General CMSO meeting, LANL will host a a day-long ''Young CMSO'' meeting exclusively for students and post-docs. The goal of this meeting is to focus on the research being done by students & post-docs, to better connect astrophysical research to plasma research for students, and to offer an environment especially open to questions and ideas from new researchers. The meeting will consist review talks and a series of contributed talks from ''Young CMSO'' members.

Agenda

March 9, 2014 - Sunday
8:30 AM Welcome
  Session 1. AstrophysicsChair: Andrey Beresnyak
8:35 AM J.Partrick Harding, Los Alamos National Lab, ''The High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Observatory''
9:00 AM Nicholas Nelson, Los Alamos National Lab, ''Generating Buoyant Magnetic Loops in Solar-like Dynamos''
9:25 AM Wei Deng, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, ''Cosmological Implications of Fast Radio Burst/Gamma Ray Burst Associations''
9:50 AM Coffee Break/Poster Viewing
  Session 2. Plasma ExperimentsChair: Chris Cooper
10:20 AM Xiang Zhai, California Institute of Technology, ''Space Plasma in Laboratory – a Review of Caltech Plasma Group Experiments''
10:45 AM David Weisberg, University of Wisconsin-Madison, ''How to make a steady-state plasma source: a LaB6 story''
11:10 AM Jiahe Si, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, ''An Experiment to Demonstrate an alpha-omega Dynamo in the Accretion Disk leading to Galaxy and MBH formation''
11:35 AM Robert Siller, University of Wisconsin-Madison, ''Theoretical basis of MHD spectroscopy in the Madison Plasma Dynamo Experiment''
12:00 PM Lunch Break/Poster Viewing
  Session 3. Theory & Simulation IChair: Fan Guo
2:00 PM Joshua Sauppe, University of Wisconsin-Madison, ''Helicity Conservation and Two-Fluid Relaxation Modeling for Reversed-Field Pinches''
2:25 PM Andrey Beresnyak, Los Alamos National Lab, ''Field Line Diffusion''
2:50 PM Vladimir Zhdankin, University of Wisconsin-Madison, ''Statistical Analysis of Structures and Flares in Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence''
3:15 PM Yi Hsin Liu, Los Alamos National Lab, ''Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection with Strong Guide Fields''
3:40 PM Coffee Break/Poster Viewing
  Session 4. Theory & Simulation IIChair: Yi Hsin Liu
4:10 PM Fan Guo, Los Alamos National Lab, ''Kinetic Simulations of Relativistic Magnetic Reconnection and Its Associated Particle Acceleration''
4:35 PM Jonathan Jara-Almonte, Princeton Univesity/PPPL, ''Electrostatic Turbulence within the Electron Diffusion Layer during Magnetic Reconnection''
5:00 PM Adam Stanier, Los Alamos National Lab, ''Fluid Theory and Simulations of Low-beta Reconnection''
5:25 PM Yajie Yuan, Stanford University, ''Untangling magnetic flux tubes as particle accelerators''
5:50 PM Hui Li, Los Alamos National Lab, ''Plasma Astrophysics as a Career''
6:30 PM Dinner at Cowgirl

Presentations
  1. Andrey Beresnyak, Los Alamos National Lab, ''Field Line Diffusion''
  2. Wei Deng, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, ''Cosmological Implications of Fast Radio Burst/Gamma Ray Burst Associations''
  3. Fan Guo, Los Alamos National Lab, ''Kinetic Simulations of Relativistic Magnetic Reconnection and Its Associated Particle Acceleration''
  4. J.Partrick Harding, Los Alamos National Lab, ''The High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Observatory''
  5. Yi Hsin Liu, Los Alamos National Lab, ''Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection with Strong Guide Fields''
  6. Jonathan Jara-Almonte, Princeton Univesity/PPPL, ''Electrostatic Turbulence within the Electron Diffusion Layer during Magnetic Reconnection''
  7. Hui Li, Los Alamos National Lab, ''Plasma Astrophysics as a Career''
  8. Nicholas Nelson, Los Alamos National Lab, ''Generating Buoyant Magnetic Loops in Solar-like Dynamos''
  9. Joshua Sauppe, University of Wisconsin-Madison, ''Helicity Conservation and Two-Fluid Relaxation Modeling for Reversed-Field Pinches''
  10. Jiahe Si, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, ''An Experiment to Demonstrate an alpha-omega Dynamo in the Accretion Disk leading to Galaxy and MBH formation''
  11. Robert Siller, University of Wisconsin-Madison, ''Theoretical basis of MHD spectroscopy in the Madison Plasma Dynamo Experiment''
  12. Adam Stanier, Los Alamos National Lab, ''Fluid Theory and Simulations of Low-beta Reconnection''
  13. David Weisberg, University of Wisconsin-Madison, ''How to make a steady-state plasma source: a LaB6 story''
  14. Yajie Yuan, Stanford University, ''Untangling magnetic flux tubes as particle accelerators''
  15. Xiang Zhai, California Institute of Technology, ''Space Plasma in Laboratory – a Review of Caltech Plasma Group Experiments''
  16. Vladimir Zhdankin, University of Wisconsin-Madison, ''Statistical Analysis of Structures and Flares in Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence''