Parallel Discussion Meetings
March 8th 2002
Scientific Societies Lecture Theatre, Savile Row, London
With HESSI now in orbit, we are pleased to announce the following:
'A' Discussion Meeting
"HIGH ENERGY SOLAR RADIATION WITH HESSI"
Summary: The problems of energy release and particle acceleration
in magnetised cosmic plasmas remain unsolved after over a century. The key
may lie in bridging the current gap between the local kinetic description
of particles and waves and the MHD description of the plasma and magnetic
field. High energy solar data from NASA's HESSI Mission (launched in Feb.
2001) placed in the context of a wealth of other ground and space spaced
observations may well help narrow this gap.
Organisers: Professor John BROWN (Glasgow) firstname.lastname@example.org,
Dr Andrew CONWAY (OU) email@example.com and
Dr Lyndsay FLETCHER (Glasgow) firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email Andrew Conway with details of poster presentations as soon as possible.
10:00 Registration and Coffee
Morning Session Chair: Professor John Brown (Glasgow)
HIGH ENERGY OBSERVATIONS
10:30 Professor Bob Lin (Berkeley):
"Overview of HESSI and first results"
11:10 Professor Gordon Emslie (Alabama, Huntsville):
"The X-ray spectrum, electron spectrum and energy loss rate"
11:30 Dr Janusz Sylwester (Polish Academy of Sciences):
"Signatures of coronal energy release seen on RESIK X-ray spectra"
Chair: Dr Lyndsay Fletcher (Glasgow)
PARTICLE ACCELERATION AND TRANSPORT
11:50 Professor Peter Cargill (Imperial College):
"Particle acceleration and the integration with large-scale magnetic field"
12:15 Dr Alec MacKinnon (Glasgow):
"Gamma-ray lines and the flare ion energy budget"
12:40 Dr Eduard Kontar (Oslo):
"Dynamics of energetic electron beams in inhomogeneous magnetic loops"
Afternoon Session Chair: Dr Andrew Conway (OU)
14:00 Dr Nicole Vilmer (Meudon):
"Multi-wavelength observations of flare accelerated particles"
14:40 Dr Lyndsay Fletcher (Glasgow):
"HESSI in the context of SoHO, YohKoh and TRACE"
15:10 Dr Hugh Hudson (Berkeley):
"Progress on white-light flares"
15:30 Tea followed by the Monthly A&G (Ordinary) Meeting
Coffee and tea will be provided at 10:00 and 15:30 respectively and a simple lunch
will be available for purchase at 13:00
A Drinks Party will be held from 18:00 to 19:00 in the Coffee Room of the Scientific
Society's Lecture Theatre - cost just Ł1.00 per head