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KITP Conference: Magnetic Field Generation in Experiments, Geophysics and Astrophysics (July 14-18, 2008)
Coordinators: Chris Jones, Daniel Lathrop, Steven Tobias, Ellen Zweibel

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Disk Dynamos and Galactic Dynamos
Morning Session Chair: Gordon Ogilvie (Univ. of Cambridge)
[Talks are 35 min + 15 min Discussion; 15 min + 10 min Discussion]

9:00am David Gross
(KITP Director)
Welcome from the Director and Organizers [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:25am Jim Stone
(Princeton)
Magnetic Field Amplification in MRI-driven Turbulence [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:15am Martin Pessah
(IAS)
Viscous, Resistive Magnetorotational Modes [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:40am MORNING BREAK
11:10am Chi-kwan Chan
(CfA, Harvard)
A Multi-Scale Approach to Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence in Accretion Disks [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:35am Sergey Moiseenko
(Space Research Inst., Moscow)
Magnetorotational Supernovae and Magnetorotational Instability
12:00pm Axel Brandenburg
(Nordita)
Nonlinear Magnetic Diffusivity and Alpha Tensors [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:25pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: Stas Boldyrev (UW-Madison)
[Talks are 35 min + 15 min Discussion; 15 min + 10 min Discussion]

2:00pm Katia Ferriere
(LAOMP, Toulouse)
Galactic Dynamos [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:50pm Anvar Shukurov
(Newcastle Univ.)
Turbulence and Dynamo Action in Galaxy Clusters [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:15pm Geoffroy Lesur
(DAMTP/CMS)
Self Sustaining Cycles in Accretion Discs MHD [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:40pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:10pm Patrick Diamond
(UCSD)
Potential Vorticity Homogenization and Zonal Structures in MHD [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:35pm Bruce Buffett
(Univ. Chicago)
Subgrid-Scale Modeling for Numerical Dynamo Simulations [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm Jozef Brestensky
(Comenius Univ.)
Rotating Hydromagnetic Instabilities with Anisotropic Diffusivities at Large Prandtl Number [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:45pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Solar and Stellar Dynamos
Morning Session Chair: Chris Jones (Univ. of Leeds)
[Talks are 35 min + 15 min Discussion; 15 min + 10 min Discussion]

9:00am Sasha Brun
(CEA Saclay)
Solar and Stellar Dynamo Action [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:50am David John Galloway
(Univ. Sydney)
A Strong-Field Dynamo in the Solar Tachocline [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:15am Nic Brummell
(UCSC)
Constraints on the Solar Omega Effect from Models of Shear-Generated Magnetic Buoyancy Instabilities [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:40am MORNING BREAK
11:10am Alexander Kosovichev
(Stanford)
Helioseismic Constraints on the Solar Dynamo [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:35am Michael Thompson
(Univ. Sheffield)
Helioseismic Observations and the Solar Dynamo [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Valentina Zharkova
(Univ. Bradford)
The Observational Properties of Solar Activity Deduced from the Sunspot and Background Magnetic Fields in Cycles 21-23 [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:25pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: Dave Galloway (Univ. Sydney)
[Talks are 35 min + 15 min Discussion; 15 min + 10 min Discussion]

2:00pm Matthias Rempel
(NCAR)
Energetics of the Large Scale Solar Dynamo [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:25pm Evy Kersale
(Univ. Leeds)
Magnetic Buoyancy Instabilities and the Formation of Coherent Structures [Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
2:50pm Juri Toomre
(JILA/Univ. Colorado)
Building Global Magnetism Amidst Solar Turbulence [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:15pm Nicholas Featherstone
(JILA/Univ. Colorado)
Convective Core Dynamos of A-type Stars in the Presence of a Fossil Magnetic Field [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:40pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:10pm Steve Tobias
(Univ. Leeds)
Momentum Transport and Dynamos in Stably Stratified Domains [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:35pm DISCUSSION [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:15pm POSTER SESSION RECEPTION IN KITP COURTYARD
6:00pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Experiments (Part 1)
Morning Session Chair: Cary Forest (UW-Madison)
[Talks are 35 min + 15 min Discussion; 15 min + 10 min Discussion]

9:00am Stephan Fauve
(Given by Francios Daviaud, ENS, Paris)
Oscillations and Reversals of the Magnetic Field Generated by a Turbulent Flow of Liquid Sodium [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:50am Agris Gailitis
(Univ. Latvia)
Last Results from Riga Dynamo Experiment [Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
10:15am Henri-Claude Nataf
(LGIT, Grenoble)
Mean Flow and Fluctuations in a Quasi-Taylor State MHD Flow : Recent Results of the DTS Experiment [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:40am MORNING BREAK
11:10am Dan Lathrop
(Univ. Maryland/IREAP)
Inertial Waves in Sodium, the Velikov (magnetorotational) Instability in Sodium, and Quantum Vortices in Helium [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Stewart Prager
(Given by Cary Forest, UW-Madison)
Flux-Conversion Dynamo in a Laboratory Plasma [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:25pm Karl-Heinz Raedler
(AIP)
Mean-Field Magnetohydrodynamics: Test-Field Method for Calculating the Coefficients that Determine the Mean Electromotive Force [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:50pm BEACH PICNIC LUNCH Area D, Goleta Beach
2:30pm FREE AFTERNOON Shuttle Available to BWSCI

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Experiments (Part 2)
Morning Session Chair: Dan Lathrop (Univ. of Maryland)
[Talks are 35 min + 15 min Discussion; 15 min + 10 min Discussion]

9:00am Cary Forest
(Univ. Wisconsin)
Beyond Liquid Metal Dynamos [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:50am Aleksander Obabko
(Univ. Chicago)
Dynamo Action in MRI-Driven Turbulence in a Cylindrical Annulus [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:15am Andreas Tilgner
(Univ. Goettingen)
Dynamo Action with Waves [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:40am MORNING BREAK

Fundamental Dynamo Theory

11:10am Fausto Cattaneo
(Univ. Chicago)
Large and Small-Scale Dynamo Action [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Stanislav Boldyrev
(UW-Madison)
Kinematic Dynamo at Large and Small Magnetic Prandtl Number [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:25pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: Paul Roberts (UCLA)
[Talks are 35 min + 15 min Discussion; 15 min + 10 min Discussion]

2:00pm Eric Blackman
(Univ. Rochester)
Conceptual Progress in Helical Dynamos [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:50pm Radostin Simitev
(Univ. Glasgow)
Two Types of Dipolar Spherical Dynamos Driven by Turbulent Convection [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:15pm Berengere Dubrulle
(CEA Saclay)
Turbulence and the Dynamo [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:40pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:10pm Paul Bushby
(Newcastle Univ.)
Small-Scale Dynamo Action in Compressible Convection [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:35pm DISCUSSION [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:15pm POSTER SESSION RECEPTION IN KITP COURTYARD
6:00pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Geodynamo and Other Planetary Dynamos
Morning Session Chair: Steve Tobias (Univ. of Leeds)
[Talks are 35 min + 15 min Discussion; 15 min + 10 min Discussion]

9:00am David Stevenson
(Caltech)
What Planets tell us about Dynamos [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:50am Gary Glatzmaier
(UCSC)
Planetary Dynamos and the Effects of Density and Electrical Conductivity Stratifications [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:15am C. Wu and Paul Roberts
(UCLA)
Precessionally-driven Dynamo in a Spheroid [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:40am MORNING BREAK
11:10am Uli Christensen
(MPI, Katlenburg-Lindau)
Scaling Laws for Dynamos: From Planets to Low-mass Stars [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Philip Livermore
(UCSD)
The Construction of Exact Taylor States for the Geodynamo [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:25pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: Gary Glatzmaier (UCSC)
[Talks are 35 min + 15 min Discussion; 15 min + 10 min Discussion]

2:00pm Peter Olson
(JHU)
Saturation and Reversal Mechanisms in Numerical Dynamos [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:50pm Peter Hoyng
(SRON, Netherlands)
Computation of the Mean Reversal Rate of Numerical Geodynamo Models [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:15pm Graeme Sarson
(Newcastle Univ.)
Geomagnetic Reversals from Low Order/Turbulent Shell Models [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:40pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:10pm Binod Sreenivasan
(Univ. Leeds)
Vortex Asymmetries in Rotating, Convective Dynamos [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:35pm Dave Gubbins
(Univ. Leeds)
Influence of Inhomogeneous Thermal Boundary Conditions on the Geodynamo [Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm Chris Jones
(Univ. Leeds)
Zonal Flow and Jupiter's Dynamo [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:25pm CONFERENCE END Shuttle Available to BWSCI, SB Airport, SB Airbus *See Jocelyn to Sign Up

ABSTRACTS/POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Kyle Augustson (Univ. Colorado, Boulder) Dynamo Action and Differential Rotation in F Stars
Daniel Brito
(OMP, Toulouse)
Observation of Solar Granulation and Supergranulation
Benjamin Brown (Univ. Colorado, Boulder) Wreathes of Magnetism in Rapidly Rotating Stars
Doug Kelley
(UMD)
Integrating Numerical and Experimental Geodynamo Models
Eric King
(UCLA)
Boundary Layer Control of Rotating Convection Systems: The Transition to 3D Turbulence
Irina Kitiashvili
(Stanford)
Non-linear Dynamical Models of Solar Dynamo with Variable Magnetic Helicity
Kirill Kuzanyan
(Univ. Leeds)
Compressible Convection in the Giant Planets
Hiroaki Matsui and Bruce A. Buffett
(Univ. Chicago)
A Dynamic Model for Dynamo Simulations in a Rotating Spherical Shell
Nicholas Nelson
(Univ. Colorado)
Global Magnetic Oscillations in a Rapidly Rotating Sun
Katy Richardson
(DAMTP, Cambridge)
Effects of Fluctuations on Alpha-Omega Dynamo Models: Spatial and Temporal Variation
Jon Rotvig
(ETH Zurich)
Optimizing Extended 2.5D Models of Magnetic/Non-magnetic Thermal Convection
Roman Shcherbakov
(CfA, Harvard)
Self-consistent Modeling of Accretion with Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence
Lara Silvers
(DAMTP, Cambridge)
Long-term Nonlinear Behaviour of the Magnetorotational Instability in a Localized Model of an Accretion Disc
Jan Simkanin
(GFU)
Control Volume Methods for Hydromagnetic Dynamos in Rotating Spherical Shells

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