IPELS 2017 agenda and posters


Below are the presentation and poster titles for IPELS 2017. Click here to read abstracts of any presentation.

Please note: the projection screen ratio is 16:9 and the screen is size 8’ x 14’ widescreen.

Sunday June 18

5-7pm Reception at the North Lawn

Monday June 19

Breakfast: 7:15am-8:15am Aragon Lawn
8:20: Opening remarks (Troy Carter, UCLA)
Session: Energetic Particles
8:30-9:15: (I) Radiation belt waves observations on the Van Allen probes and opportunities for lab experiments (Craig Kletzing, University of Iowa)
9:15-9:45 (I) The excitation of whistler-mode chorus waves in a laboratory plasma (Xin An, UCLA)
9:45-10:15 (I) Interactions between energetic ions and Alfvénic instabilities in Tokamaks (Bill Heidbrink, UC Irvine)
10:15-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:15 (I) Furno “Energetic particle interactions with turbulence in the laboratory (Ivo Furno, EPFL)
11:15-11:45 (I) Measurement of electron acceleration by inertial Alfven waves in the LAPD (Jim Schroeder, University of Iowa)
11:45-12:05 (O) Laboratory evidence of spontaneous electrostatic and electromagnetic transition of low frequency Kelvin-Helmholtz waves (Yu Liu, University of Science and Technology of China)

Lunch: 12:30pm-1:30pm Aragon Lawn

Session: Turbulence and Waves
2:30-3:15 (I) Recent progress in solar wind turbulence (Chris Chen, Imperial College)
3:15-3:45 (I) Shear-Alfvén waves and the interesting influence of microinstabilities in weakly collisional high-beta plasmas (Jonathan Squire, Caltech)
3:45-4:15 (I) Using velocity-space structure of field-particle correlations to characterize energy transfer in space and lab plasmas (Kris Klein, University of Michigan)

4:15-4:45 Coffee Break

4:45-5:15 (I) Method for determining k(w) from a single-point measurement (Paul Bellan, Caltech)
5:15-5:35 (O) Gyrokinetic dynamic fidelity refinement (GK-DFR) (Bill Dorland, University of Maryland)
5:35-5:55 (O) Interactions between magentic flux ropes and shear Alfvén waves (Steve Vincena, UCLA)
5:55-6:15 (O) The fluid-like behavior of compressive fluctuations in the collisionless solar wind (Daniel Verscharen, University of New Hampshire)

Dinner Reception: 6:30-7:00pm Santiago Courtyard
Dinner: 7:00pm-8:30pm Santiago Courtyard

Tuesday June 20

Breakfast: 7:15am-8:15am Aragon Lawn
Session: Plasmoids/Reconnection I
8:30-9:15 (I) Plasmoid instability - bridging theory and experiments (Nuno Loureiro, MIT)
9:15-9:45 (I) Magnetic reconnection experiments with pulsed power driven colliding plasma flows (Sergey Lebedev, Imperial College)
9:45-10:15 (I) High Lundquist number collionless reconnection on the Terrestrial Reconnection Experiment (Joseph Olson, University of Wisconsin - Madison)

Coffee Break 10:15-10:45

10:45-11:15 (I) Experimental detection of plasmoids during two-fluid, resistive reconnection (Jonathan Jara-Almonte, PPPL)
11:15-11:45 (I) Three-dimensional coherent plasmoids in current-carrying plasma (Fatima Ebrahimi, PPPL)
11:45-12:30 (I) Scaling study of reconnection heating in Torus plasma merging experiments (Yasushi Ono, University of Tokyo)

Lunch: 12:30pm-1:30pm Aragon Lawn

Session: Solar Physics, Transport
2:30-3:00 (I) Alfven waves and instabilities in a laboratory arched magnetized plasma (Shreekrishna Tripathi, UCLA)
3:00-3:20 (O) Solar magnetic self-organization: A case for a shallow thin solar magnetic structure (T.R. Jarboe, University of Washington)
3:20-3:40 (O) Nonlinear convective heat transport in the presence of multiple interacting magnetized electron temperature filaments (Richard Sydora, University of Alberta, Canada)

Poster Session

Dinner Reception: 6:30pm-7:00pm Bernardo Patio
Banquet: 7:00pm-8:30pm Bernardo Patio

Wednesday June 21

Breakfast: 7:15am-8:15am Aragon Lawn
Session: New Missions and Experiments
8:30-9:00 (I) Plasma physics of the inner heliosphere: waves, turbulence, reconnection and Parker Solar Probe (Marco Velli (UCLA)
9:00-9:30 (I) Plasma kinetics in the inner heliosphere and the NASA Parker Solar Probe mission (Stuart Bale, UC Berkeley)
9:30-10:00 (I) THOR – Turbulence Heating ObserveR (Alessandro Retino, Laboratory of Plasma Physics, University of Paris)

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-11:00 (I) Energy transformation in the Big Red Ball (Cary Forest, University of Wisconsin - Madison)
11:00-11:30 (I) FLARE: a new user facility for studies of multiple-scale physics of magnetic reconnection and related through in-situ measurements (Hantao Ji, PPPL)
11:30-12:00 (I) Overview of the design of 3D magnetic reconnection and dipole experiments at Harbin Institute of Technology (Yang Ren, PPPL)
12:00-12:20 (O) MHD turbulence in the Laboratory: exploring turbulence analysis techniques of space in a terrestrial experiment (David Schaffner, Bryn Mawr College)
12:20-12:40 (O) Recent developments on Space Plasma Environment Research Facility (SPERF) (Qingmei Xiao, Harbin Institute of Technology)

Lunch: 1:00pm-2:00pm Aragon Lawn

Free Afternoon/Evening

Thursday June 22

Breakfast: 7:15am-8:15am Aragon Lawn
Session: Reconnection II
8:30-9:00 (I) Understanding the dynamics of magnetic reconnection (Masaaki Yamada, PPPL)
9:00-9:30 (I) New challenges in asymmetric reconnection (Li-Jen Chen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
9:30-10:00 (I) Anisotropic electron tail generation during tearing mode magnetic reconnection (Ami DuBois, Tri Alpha Energy, Inc.)

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-11:00 (I) The collision of magnetic flux ropes, non-local Ohm’s law and time domain structures (Walter Gekelman, UCLA)
11:00-11:30 (I) Pulsed magnetic reconnection, drift waves, and turbulence (Robert Ergun, University of Colorado)
11:30-12:00 (I) PIC simulation studies of merging processes of spheromak-like and spherical-tokamak-like plasmoids (Ritoku Horiuchi, National Institute of Fusion Science)
12:00-12:20 (O) Magnetic flux ropes in heliophysics: An approach through the Grad-Shafranov equation (Qiang Hu, University of Alabama - Huntsville)
12:20-12:40 (O) Onset of explosive magnetic reconnection and transition to turbulence in astrophysical and laboratory plasmas (Anna Tenerani, UCLA)

Lunch: 1:00pm-2:00pm Aragon Lawn

Session: Reconnection II, Waves
2:30-3:00 (I) Plasma electron hole oscillatory velocity instability (Chuteng Zhou, MIT)
3:00-3:20 (O) Formation of high-speed electron jets during magnetic reconnection in laser-produced plasma (Quanming Lu, University of Science and Technology of China)
3:20-3:40 (O) Exploring the effect of conducting endcaps on Shercliff layer instability in the Princeton MRI Experiment (Kyle Caspary, PPPL)
3:40-4:00 (O) The dynamics of turbulence and shear flow that drive a confinement bifurcation in a Tokamak plama (Zheng Yan, University of Wisconsin - Madison)
4:00-4:20 (O) Magnetothermodynamics: Measuring the equation of state of a MHD plasma (Manjit Kaur, Swarthmore College)

Coffee Break


Dinner Reception: 6:30pm-7:00pm North Lawn
Dinner: 7:00pm-8:30pm Bernardo Patio

Friday June 23

Breakfast: 7:45am-8:45am Aragon Lawn
Session: Shocks
9:00-9:30 (I) Laboratory astrophysics studies using large-scale laser systems: Weibel-instability mediated collisionless shock experiment (Youichi Sakawa, Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University)
9:30-10:00 (I) Laboratory observation of high-mach number, laser-driven magnetized collisionless shocks (Derek Schaeffer, Princeton)
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:00 (I) Plasma instabilities for parallel collisionless shock formation at LAPD (Martin Weidl, UCLA)
11:00-11:20 (O) Collisionless interaction of a magnetized ambient plasma and a field-parallel laser produced plasma (Peter Heuer, UCLA)

Lunch: 11:20pm-12:20pm Aragon Lawn
Discussion, meeting close, lunch

Poster presentations

1. Paul Bellan, Caltech: Integrated mechanism that both removes accretion disk angular momentum and drives astrophysical jets

2. Robert Erlandson, The John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory: The North Star Plasma Jet Experiment

3. David Hamilton, UCLA: Production of daughter Alfvén waves through nonlinear interactions of counterpropagating Alfvén waves

4. Magnus Haw, Caltech: Caltech Solar Loop: simulation and verification

5. Scott Karbashewski, University of Alberta, Canada: Thermal resonator experiments using a magnetized electron temperature filament

6. Ryan Marshall, Caltech: Hard x-ray bursts observed in association with magnetic reconnection in a solar-relevant lab experiment

7. Hiroshi Tanabe, University of Tokyo: Development of a new 96 channel high resolution ion doppler tomography dedicated for fine structure measurement of reconnection heating in TS-U

8. Bart Van Compernolle, UCLA: Laboratory study of avalanches in a magnetized plasma

9. Pakorn Wongwaitayakornkul, Caltech: The Caltech Solar Experiment

10. Young Dae Yoon, Caltech: A generalized two-fluid picture of non-driven collisonless reconnection and its relation to whistler waves

11. Tom Benedett, University of Washington: Solar magnetic self-organization: A case for a shallow thin solar magnetic structure