Meeting
CMSO Workshop on Future Directions for Dynamo Research
December 19 - 21, 2012 | Madison, WI
Online Materials: Program [PDF, 36.76 KB]

To define the new frontiers in dynamo research and other flow driven MHD activity, especially with regards to how magnetic field self-generation might be different in plasmas when compared to liquid metals. Also, we want to continue developing the link between the experimental side of dynamo research, numerical modeling and simulation of dynamos, and the understanding of astrophysical dynamos. In part, this is also a chance to prioritize experiments on MPDX, the new plasma dynamo facility at UW.

Our hope is to define some specific experiments, simulations, and calculations that we could realistically propose to do during the next several years.

December 19, 2012 - Wednesday
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM Welcome
  Session 1: Astrophysical dynamos
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Mark Miesch, Solar and stellar dynamos: triumphs, tribulations, and the role of laboratory experiments [PDF, 24.43 MB]
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Ann Mao, Measuring large - scale magnetic fields in galaxies [PDF, 15.23 MB]
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM break
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Hui Li, A Quasi-static model of collimated jets and lobes [PDF, 9.76 MB]
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Session 1 discussion
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tour of Madison dynamo experiments

December 20, 2012 - Thursday
  Session 2: Dynamos in MHD and beyond
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Steve Cowley, Key questions for astrophysical dynamos [PDF, 1.72 MB]
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Bill Daughton, Fully kinetic simulations of flow driven turbulence and the potential relevance to plasma dynamos [PDF, 27.29 MB]
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM break
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Alex Schekochihin, Collisionless Plasma Dynamos [PDF, 19.65 MB]
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Session 2 discussion
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM lunch
  Session 3: Liquid metal dynamo experiments
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Stirling Colgate, New Mexico dynamo experiment
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Mark Nornberg, Dynamo suppression by turbulent resistivity and methods of mitigation [PDF, 15.42 MB]
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Dan Lathrop, Learning about magnetic field and vortex dynamics from experiments in metallic sodium and liquid helium
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM break
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Celine Guervilly, Effect of metallic walls on dynamos generated by laminar boundary-driven flows [PDF, 7.84 MB]
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Session 3 discussion
7:00 PM Dinner

December 21, 2012 - Friday
  Session 4: Plasma dynamo experiments
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Cami Collins, Stirring plasma in PCX [PDF, 17.67 MB]
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Fatima Ebrahimi, Global simulations of dynamo in flowing plasmas with applications to PCX
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM break
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Ivan Khalzov, Modeling plasma dynamos in MPDX [PDF, 5.66 MB]
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Chris Cooper, Initial results from MPDX [PDF, 10.28 MB]
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM lunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Session 4 discussion + Closing

Presentations
  1. Stirling Colgate, New Mexico dynamo experiment
  2. Cami Collins, Stirring plasma in PCX [PDF, 17.67 MB]
  3. Chris Cooper, Initial results from MPDX [PDF, 10.28 MB]
  4. Steve Cowley, Key questions for astrophysical dynamos [PDF, 1.72 MB]
  5. Bill Daughton, Fully kinetic simulations of flow driven turbulence and the potential relevance to plasma dynamos [PDF, 27.29 MB]
  6. Fatima Ebrahimi, Global simulations of dynamo in flowing plasmas with applications to PCX
  7. Celine Guervilly, Effect of metallic walls on dynamos generated by laminar boundary-driven flows [PDF, 7.84 MB]
  8. Ivan Khalzov, Modeling plasma dynamos in MPDX [PDF, 5.66 MB]
  9. Dan Lathrop, Learning about magnetic field and vortex dynamics from experiments in metallic sodium and liquid helium
  10. Hui Li, A Quasi-static model of collimated jets and lobes [PDF, 9.76 MB]
  11. Ann Mao, Measuring large - scale magnetic fields in galaxies [PDF, 15.23 MB]
  12. Mark Miesch, Solar and stellar dynamos: triumphs, tribulations, and the role of laboratory experiments [PDF, 24.43 MB]
  13. Mark Nornberg, Dynamo suppression by turbulent resistivity and methods of mitigation [PDF, 15.42 MB]
  14. Alex Schekochihin, Collisionless Plasma Dynamos [PDF, 19.65 MB]