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Modern Observations, Theory, and Techniques for Solar and Stellar Physics

18-20 July 2016

Physical Sciences PS1.28

Organisers: David J. Pascoe, Giuseppe Nisticò, Anne-Marie Broomhall, Valery M. Nakariakov

The Sun exhibits waves, oscillations, and instabilities on a wide range of timescales. Modern observations from space and ground-based instruments reveal these phenomena with unprecedented spatial, spectral, and temporal resolutions. Such observations have also driven rapid advancements in the theoretical modelling of key physical processes. These models are also increasingly being used to explain observations of oscillations or quasi-periodic pulsations associated with other stars. We aim to bring together experts in the solar and stellar communities, review recent advances in the field, and discuss ways to further advance our understanding of astrophysical plasma dynamics.

Invited speakers
Louise Harra (UCL MSSL)
Hugh Hudson (Berkeley)
Elena Kupriyanova (KU Leuven)
Sean Matt (University of Exeter)
Richard Morton (Northumbria University)
John Pye (University of Leicester)
Eamon Scullion (Northumbria University)
Antonio Vecchio (Observatoire de Paris)
Ding Yuan (UCLan)

Supported by Physics Days at Warwick & Institute of Advanced Study

Programme

Monday    
11:00-11:30 coffee  
11:30-12:10 Richard Morton Investigating Alfvenic waves in coronal open field regions
12:10-12:30 Sergey Anfinogentov Low amplitude decayless kink oscillations of coronal loops
12:30-14:00 lunch  
14:00-14:40 Ding Yuan Abnormal oscillations induced by inhomogeneities in sunspots
14:40-15:00 Chris Goddard Kink oscillations: a statistical study and targeted follow up
15:00-15:20 David Pascoe Coronal loop seismology using standing kink oscillations
15:20-16:00 coffee  
16:00-16:20 Anne-Marie Broomhall Solar and stellar activity cycles
16:20-16:40 Petra Kohutova Dynamics of coronal rain in gravitationally stratified coronal loops
16:40-17:10 discussion  
Tuesday    
09:00-09:40 Eamon Scullion Solar flares at the highest resolution
09:40-10:00 Guiseppe Nisticò Observations of fast magnetoacoustic wave trains in the solar corona
10:00-10:20 Valery Nakariakov Slow magnetoacoustic oscillations of coronal loops
10:20-11:00 coffee  
11:00-11:40 Louise Harra Properties of large solar flares and how we can apply this to stellar flares
11:40-12:00 Chloe Pugh Observations of Quasi-periodic pulsations in solar and stellar flares
12:00-12:20 Peter Wheatley X-ray irradiation of the earth sized exoplanets in trappist-1b
12:20-14:00 lunch  
14:00-14:40 John Pye X-ray flares from stellar coronae: observational aspects
14:40-15:20 Elena Kupriyanova Search for quasi-periodic pulsations in soft X-rays from red dwarf stars
15:20-16:00 coffee  
16:00-16:20 Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay CO5BOLD radiation-hydrodynamics model atmospheres across the HR diagram
16:20-17:00 discussion  
Wednesday    
09:00-09:40 Hugh Hudson Sun-as-a-star and maybe stellar CME signatures
09:40-10:20 Sean Matt Rotation, Magnetic Activity, and Mass Loss of Sun-Like Stars
10:20-10:40 Giorgios Pantolmos Magnetic Braking of Cool Stars: Dependence on Coronal Temperature
10:40-11:20 coffee  
11:20-12:00 Antonio Vecchio Solar variability and effects on interplaneatry space
12:00-12:20 Liz Tindale Solar cycle variation of the statistical distribution of energy in the solar wind
12:20-12:40 discussion  
12:40-14:00 lunch  

Travel

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