Meeting Program
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Monday, June 15, 2009
1. Introduction
8:30-9:10 E. Priest Nonlinear plasma physics of the solar corona (review)
9:10-9:50 D. Baker Perspectives on geospace plasma coupling (review)
9:50-10:30 R. Dendy Some issues at the interface of strongly nonlinear space and fusion plasma physics (review)
10:30-11:00 am Coffee break - discussion
2. The building blocks of nonlinear plasmas (Chairman: H. Isliker)
11:00-11:15 am J. Albert Analytical estimates of nonlinear wave-particle dynamics (in the radiation belts)
11:15-11:45 A. Ram Kinetic formulation of transport of charged particles interacting with electromagnetic waves in magnetized plasmas
11:45-12:15 pm M. Scholer Progress in plasma physics by numerical simulation: Collisionless shocks
12:15-12:45 G. Parks Upstream density holes and the bow shock
12:45-1:00 I. Kourakis Electrostatic solitary waves in superthermal plasmas: nonlinearity off the Maxwellian frontier
1:00-3:00 pm Lunch break
3. The building blocks of nonlinear plasmas (Chairman: K. Hizanidis)
3:00-3:30 pm J. Pickett Electrostatic solitary waves observed in space and laboratory experiments
3:30-3:45 J. Samson High-beta disruptions in the Earth?s magnetosphere
3:45-4:00 A.T.Y. Lui The cross-field current instability for substorm expansion onset
4:00-4:30 Discussion
4:30-5:00 pm Coffee break - discussion
4. Statistical approaches (Chairman: T. Pulkkinen)
5:00-5:15 pm I. Roth Statistical/evolutionary models of power-laws in plasmas
5:15-5:45 S. Chapman Fractal, multifractal, and generalized scaling in the turbulent solar wind
5:45-6:15 S. Sharma Multiscale phenomena of the magnetosphere
6:15-6:30 I.A. Daglis Investigating the dynamics of the magnetosphere using various complexity measures

Tuesday, June 16, 2009
5. Structures and stability: magnetic reconnection (Chairman: C. Googrich)
8:30-8:45 am H. Karimabadi Magnetic reconnection: an ultimate problem in nonlinear plasma physics
8:45-9:00 J. Huba 2D and 3D Hall magnetic reconnection
9:00-9:30 W. Gekelman Experiments which observe magnetic-field reconnection within structures in a magnetoplasma
9:30-10:00 J. Drake Ion acceleration during magnetic reconnection
10:00-10:30 V. Angelopoulos Bursty flows and non-linear plasma structures in Earth?s magnetotail as revealed from THEMIS
10:30-11:00 am Coffee break - discussion
6. The building blocks of nonlinear plasmas: waves (Chairman: L. Vlahos)
11:00-11:30 am M. Balikhin Nonlinear dynamics of mirror waves: THEMIS observations vs. theories
11:30-12:00 pm Y. Omura Theory and simulations of nonlinear whistler-mode chorus waves in the magnetosphere
12:00-12:30 C. Cully Nonlinear whistler waves in Earth?s radiation belts: THEMIS observations
12:30-1:00 P. Bernhard Electrostatic waves excited during active experiments in the ionosphere
1:00-3:00 pm Lunch break
7. Turbulence: development and effects (Chairman: S. Fung)
3:00-3:30 pm G. Ganguli Evolution of whistler turbulence in the magnetosphere
3:30-3:45 S. Ghosh Co-existence of turbulence and discrete modes in the solar wind
3:45-4:15 F. Sahraoui Small-scale solar wind turbulence: recent observations and theoretical modeling
4:15-4:45 T. Pulkkinen Nonlinear solar wind-magnetosphere coupling using MHD models
4:45-5:00 pm Coffee break - discussion
8. Poster session A (Chairman: D. Vassiliadis)
5:00-6:30 pm Poster presentations

Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Excursion day

Thursday, June 18, 2009
9. Phase-space structures and their stability (Chairman: M. Wiltberger)
8:30-9:00 am S. Vladimirov The turbulent bremsstrahlung (nonlinear plasma-maser) effect
9:00-9:30 M. Lampe Whistler triggering associated with singular electron velocity distribution
9:30-10:00 G. Milikh HAARP-induced ionospheric ducts
10:00-10:30 E. Mishin Nonlinear plasma effects in natural and man-made aurora
10:30-11:00 am Coffee break - discussion
10. Structures and stability in space and solar plasmas (Chairman: S. Sharma)
11:00-11:30 am A. Streltsov Nonlinear coupling between density structures and feedback-unstable ULF waves in the ionosphere
11:30-12:00 pm J. Chen CME dynamics and physical connection between CMEs and flares
12:00-12:30 M. Velli The solar wind throughout the solar activity cycle
12:30-1:00 B. Tsurutani MDs in interplanetary space and mirror-modes in planetary magnetosheaths and the heliosheath
1:00-3:00 pm Lunch break
11. Reveiling plasma structures via active experiments (Chairman: M. Lampe)
3:00-3:30 pm A. Zigler Control of high intensity laser propagation in the atmosphere
3:30-4:00 C.-L. Chang Tethered satellite system
4:00-4:15 H. Gunell Simulations of a plasmoid penetrating a magnetic barrier
4:15-4:30 C. Gontikakis Particle acceleration and radiation processes through solar reconnecting current sheets
4:30-4:45 B. Eliasson Injection of ELF magnetic fields and currents into the equatorial E-region ionosphere
4:45-5:00 pm Coffee break - discussion
12. Poster session B (Chairman: X. Shao)
5:00-6:30 pm Poster presentations

Friday, June 19, 2009
13. Dynamic and interactive space plasmas (Chairman: S. Ghosh)
8:30-8:45 am A. Mikhailov A non-linear reaction of the ionosphere and thermosphere to solar-cycle EUV variations
8:45-9:15 W. Horton Nonlinear ionospheric turbulence and magnetic substorms driven by the solar wind
9:15-9:45 M. Abdalla The study of non-linear acceleration of particles during substorms using multi-scale simulations
9:45-10:00 M. Wiltberger Modeling the magnetosphere with the multi-fluid Lyon-Fedder-Mobarry magnetosphere model
10:00-10:15 D. Baker MESSENGER at Mercury: old questions and new insights
10:15-10:30 N. Sergis Particle pressure radial profile in the dayside magnetosphere of Saturn during near-radial parts of Cassini?s trajectory
10:30-11:00 am Coffee break - discussion
14. Dynamic and interactive plasmas in space and lab (Chairman: X. Shao)
11:00-11:30 am S. Krimigis Dynamic planetary magnetospheres: Gas-plasma interactions at their best
11:30-12:00 pm S. Bulanov Fundamental physics and relativistic astrophysics with super powerful lasers
12:00-12:30 C.S. Liu Laser acceleration of monoenergetic protons via a double layer emerging from an ultra-thin film
12:30-1:00 A. Ting Second harmonic and off-axis electron generation in a high-intensity laser-produced plasma cavitation
1:00-3:00 pm Lunch break
15. Dynamic and interactive lab plasmas (Chairman: A. Anastasiadis)
3:00-3:15 pm K. Akimoto Validity of plasma resonance and pulse-particle interaction
3:15-3:30 G. Livadiotis On the theoretical basis of kappa distributions
3:30-3:45 R. Chin Self-organization in thermally unstable plasmas
3:45-4:00 I. Sandberg Universal extreme statistical properties (of plasma edge transport)
4:00-4:15 H. Isliker A self-organized criticality model for the magnetic field in toroidal confinement devices
4:15-5:00 pm Coffee break - discussion
16. Closing remarks (Chairman: J. Huba)
5:00-5:20 pm S. Krimigis Summary on geospace plasmas
5:20-5:40 M. Velli Summary on solar and interplanetary plasmas
5:40-6:00 A. Ram Summary on lab plasmas
6:00-6:15 D. Papadopoulos The last word