Meeting
Midwest Magnetic Fields Workshop
April 28 - 29, 2014 | Madison, WI
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The midwest is home to many groups studying astrophysical magnetic fields. Therefore it is advantageous to stimulate exchanges and collaboration between groups in America's Heartland.

Due to the growing size of the workshop, we have extended the meeting to one and a half days. Laboratory tours will be offered Monday evening.

Organizers: Alex Lazarian, Blakesley Burkhart, Vanessa López Barquero, Danielle Nielsen.

Sponsor: Center for Magnetic Self-Organization in Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas (CMSO).

April 28, 2014 - Monday
7:30 AM Check-in
  Session IPaolo Desati
8:00 AM Carl Heiles, An ISM Guy Looks at the Sun
8:25 AM Ann Mao, Properties of the magneto-ionic medium in the halo of M51 revealed by wide-band polarimetry
8:45 AM Dick Crutcher, Magnetic Fields and Star Formation: CARMA Observations
9:10 AM Jan Egedal, TBA
9:35 AM M.J. Pueschel, Reconnection Turbulence in Strong Guild Fields
9:55 AM Break/Posters
in Landmark Room
  Session IINikolai Pogorelov
10:15 AM Eugene Parker, Invited Talk: Field Line Topology and Rapid Magnetic Reconnection
11:15 AM Alex Lazarian, Magnetic reconnection in the presence of turbulence
11:40 AM Greg Eyink, Spontaneous Stochasticity and Turbulent Reconnection
12:05 PM Lunch
  Session IIICarl Heiles
1:00 PM John Raymond, TBA
1:20 PM Alejandro Esquivel, Magnetic field estimates from observed anisotropies in spectral lines
1:45 PM Vladimir Zhdankin, Energy Dissipation in MHD Turbulence: Coherent Structures or Nanoflares?
2:00 PM Blakesley Burkhart, The Effect of the Magnetic Field on the Statistics of Self-Gravitating Turbulent Clouds
2:15 PM Ellen Zweibel, Fluid Dynamics of Stellar Interiors
2:40 PM Dmitri Pogosyan, Statistics of synchrotron emission
3:05 PM Break/Posters
in Landmark Room
  Session IVGreg Eyink
3:30 PM Dinshaw Balsara, Observational Diagnostics of Two-Fluid Turbulence in Molecular Clouds – As Suggested by Simulations
3:55 PM Andrey Beresnyak, Asymmetric diffusion of field lines
4:15 PM Chat Hull, From clouds to cores to envelopes to disks: a multi-scale view of magnetized star formation
4:30 PM Shea Brown, Probing the Synchrotron Cosmic-Web: Magnetic Fields in Filamentary Large-Scale Structure
  Laboratory Tours

April 29, 2014 - Tuesday
7:30 AM Check-in
  Session VTBA
8:00 AM Giles Novak, Testing Grain Alignment Theory with SHARP and BLAST-Pol
8:25 AM Priscilla Frisch, The Interstellar Magnetic Field: From the Heliosphere to Loop I
8:45 AM Allison Savage, Magnetic Fields within Stellar Bubbles: A Faraday Rotation Study
9:00 AM Nicholas Chapman, Update on the SHARP Low-Mass Cores Survey
9:20 AM Reinaldo Santos de Lima, Turbulence and Small-Scale Dynamo in the Intracluster Medium of Galaxies
9:40 AM Susan Clark, Magnetically Aligned HI Fibers
9:55 AM Break/Posters
in Landmark Room
  Session VITBA
10:20 AM Kirit Makwana, Comparing MHD turbulence spectra from fluid and kinetic simulations
10:40 AM David Collins, Local support against gravity in magnetoturbulent fluids
11:05 AM Caio Correia, Measuring Free-Orientated Magnetic Fields from Anisotropy
11:20 AM Maxim Lyutikov, Magnetic fields in neutron stars: how magnetars work
11:45 AM Sebastian Heinz, The Magnetic Field Strength of Young Neutron Stars - a Case for Suppression by Near-Eddington Accretion
12:10 PM Lunch
  Session VIIEric Wilcots
1:00 PM Nikolai Pogorelov, Instabilities at the Surface of the Heliopause
1:25 PM Paolo Desati, Anisotropy of TeV Cosmic Rays and Propagation through the Heliospheric Boundary
1:45 PM Vanessa López-Barquero, TeV Cosmic Ray Anisotropy from Heliospheric Turbulent Magnetic Field
2:00 PM Siyao Xu, Damping of MHD Turbulence in Partially Ionized Plasmas
2:15 PM Tova Yoast-Hull, Constraints on Magnetic Fields from Cosmic Ray Interactions in Galaxies
2:30 PM Cary Forest, Laboratory Plasma Dynamos
2:50 PM Anna Williams, TBA

Presentations
  1. Dinshaw Balsara, Talk: Observational Diagnostics of Two-Fluid Turbulence in Molecular Clouds – As Suggested by Simulations
  2. Andrey Beresnyak, Talk: Asymmetric diffusion of field lines
  3. Shea Brown, Talk: Probing the Synchrotron Cosmic-Web: Magnetic Fields in Filamentary Large-Scale Structure
  4. Blakesley Burkhart, Talk: The Effect of the Magnetic Field on the Statistics of Self-Gravitating Turbulent Clouds
  5. Nicholas Chapman, Talk: Update on the SHARP Low-Mass Cores Survey
  6. Susan Clark, Talk: Magnetically Aligned HI Fibers
  7. David Collins, Talk: Local support against gravity in magnetoturbulent fluids
  8. Caio Correia, Talk: Measuring Free-Orientated Magnetic Fields from Anisotropy
  9. Dick Crutcher, Talk: Magnetic Fields and Star Formation: CARMA Observations
  10. Paolo Desati, Talk: Anisotropy of TeV Cosmic Rays and Propagation through the Heliospheric Boundary
  11. Jan Egedal, Talk: TBA
  12. Alejandro Esquivel, Talk: Magnetic field estimates from observed anisotropies in spectral lines
  13. Greg Eyink, Talk: Spontaneous Stochasticity and Turbulent Reconnection
  14. Cary Forest, Talk: Laboratory Plasma Dynamos
  15. Priscilla Frisch, Talk: The Interstellar Magnetic Field: From the Heliosphere to Loop I
  16. Carl Heiles, Talk: An ISM Guy Looks at the Sun
  17. Sebastian Heinz, Talk: The Magnetic Field Strength of Young Neutron Stars - a Case for Suppression by Near-Eddington Accretion
  18. Chat Hull, Talk: From clouds to cores to envelopes to disks: a multi-scale view of magnetized star formation
  19. Alex Lazarian, Talk: Magnetic reconnection in the presence of turbulence
  20. Maxim Lyutikov, Talk: Magnetic fields in neutron stars: how magnetars work
  21. Vanessa López-Barquero, Talk: TeV Cosmic Ray Anisotropy from Heliospheric Turbulent Magnetic Field
  22. Kirit Makwana, Talk: Comparing MHD turbulence spectra from fluid and kinetic simulations
  23. Ann Mao, Talk: Properties of the magneto-ionic medium in the halo of M51 revealed by wide-band polarimetry
  24. Giles Novak, Talk: Testing Grain Alignment Theory with SHARP and BLAST-Pol
  25. Eugene Parker, Invited Talk: Field Line Topology and Rapid Magnetic Reconnection
  26. Nikolai Pogorelov, Talk: Instabilities at the Surface of the Heliopause
  27. Dmitri Pogosyan, Talk: Statistics of synchrotron emission
  28. M.J. Pueschel, Talk: Reconnection Turbulence in Strong Guild Fields
  29. John Raymond, Talk: TBA
  30. Reinaldo Santos de Lima, Talk: Turbulence and Small-Scale Dynamo in the Intracluster Medium of Galaxies
  31. Allison Savage, Talk: Magnetic Fields within Stellar Bubbles: A Faraday Rotation Study
  32. Anna Williams, Talk: TBA
  33. Siyao Xu, Talk: Damping of MHD Turbulence in Partially Ionized Plasmas
  34. Tova Yoast-Hull, Talk: Constraints on Magnetic Fields from Cosmic Ray Interactions in Galaxies
  35. Vladimir Zhdankin, Talk: Energy Dissipation in MHD Turbulence: Coherent Structures or Nanoflares?
  36. Ellen Zweibel, Talk: Fluid Dynamics of Stellar Interiors