KITP Program: Multiscale Phenomena in Plasma Astrophysics
(Aug 12 - Oct 18, 2019)
Coordinators: Eliot Quataert, Christopher Reynolds, Anatoly Spitkovsky, and Ellen Zweibel
Scientific Advisors: James Drake and Alexander Schekochihin

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Time Speaker Title
8/13, 1:30pm All Participants Welcome and introductions
8/14, 1:30pm Vahe Petrosian
Discussion on stochastic acceleration[Slides][Aud][Cam]
8/14, 2:30pm Dmitri Uzdensky
Discussion on stochastic acceleration[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/15, 1:30pm Cole Holcomb
Growth and Saturation of Gyroresonant Streaming Instabilities[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/16, 1:30pm All Participants Open discussion (bring a slide)
8/20, 1:30pm Giovanni Morlino
Arcetri Observatory & KITP
What theorists need to know about cosmic ray production and propagation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/21, 1:30pm Hyesung Kang
Pusan & KITP
Particle injection problem at weak ICM shocks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/22, 1:30pm Dongsu Ryu
Proton acceleration and gamma-ray emission in ICM shocks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/23, 1:30pm All Participants Bring-a-plot
8/27, 10:45am Christine Simpson
U. Chicago & KITP
Launching galactic outflows from the ISM with cosmic rays[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/29, 10:45am Mateusz Ruszkowski
U. Michigan & KITP
Feedback and chaotic cold accretion in the circumgalactic and intracluster plasmas heated by AGN cosmic rays[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/30, 1:30pm All Participants Bring-a-plot[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/03, 10:45am Andrei Beloborodov
Columbia U & KITP
Magnetar Flares and Fast Radio Bursts[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/04, 11:00am All Participants Discussion: Kinetic turbulence
9/04, 2:00pm Brian Reville
MPIK, Heidelberg & KITP
Cosmic ray confinement[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/05, 10:45am Huirong Yan
First 3D detection of an outer sub-miligauss field via atomic alignment[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/06, 1:30pm All Participants Bring-a-plot
09/09-12 Conference: Connecting Micro and Macro Scales: Acceleration, Reconnection, and Dissipation in Astrophysical Plasmas
9/17, 10:45am Thomas Berlok
AIP Potsdam & KITP
Braginskii viscosity on an unstructured, moving mesh accelerated with super-time-stepping[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/19, 10:45am Mario Riquelme
University of Chile & KITP
Particle Acceleration by Kinetic Instabilities in Weakly Collisional Accretion Flows[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
9/20, 1:30pm All Participants Bring-an-equation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
09/23 12:15pm Alex Schekochihin
Oxford & KITP
Multiscale Processes in Astrophysical Plasmas[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
9/24, 10:45am Andrey Beresnyak
Large-scale 3D Hall-MHD reconnection[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/24, 2:00pm Victor Galitski
Turbulence and dynamo effect in electronic materials
9/26, 10:45am Thomas Grismayer
IST Lisbon & KITP
Plasma in strong fields and Compton-driven plasma wakes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/01, 10:45am Jennifer Schober
Origin and evolution of cosmic magnetic fields[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/02, 2:00pm All Participants TBA
10/03, 10:45am Christopher Reynolds
(Cambridge & KITP)
Jim Drake
(UMd & KITP)
Whistler suppression of thermal conduction in high-beta plasmas[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/08, 10:45am Vladimir Zhdankin
Princeton & KITP
Radiative kinetic turbulence[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/09, 2:00pm Joonas Nattila
Nordita & KITP
Kinetic simulations of relativistic turbulent flares: physics, radiative effects, and numerics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/10, 10:45am Luca Comisso
Columbia & KITP
Particle Acceleration in High-Energy Astrophysical Plasmas: The interplay of Turbulence and Magnetic Reconnection[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/11, 1:30pm All Participants Bring-a-plot[Aud][Cam]
10/15, 10:45am Philipp Girichidis
AIP Potsdam & KITP
Cosmic rays in the interstellar medium and their dynamical impact[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/17, 10:45am Fulvia Pucci
University of Colorado, Boulder & KITP
Transition between dead and turbulent zone in protoplanetary disks: why and how it is relevant for planet formation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
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