Helicity Thinkshop 3: 19–23 November 2017 (SEIKEN SYMPOSIUM), Tokyo, Japan – First Announcement

June 1, 2017, from Kirill Kuzanyan

The registration for Helicity Thinkshop 3 (SEIKEN SYMPOSIUM) is now open at http://science-media.org/conferencePage.php?v=23 .
Helicities (kinetic, magnetic, current, cross, etc.), as well as energies, are fundamental quantities of hydrodynamics and magnetohydrodynamics. The dynamic and magnetic activities of the Sun and stars are intimately related to turbulent helicities. In the past, two Helicity Thinkshops, mainly on solar physics, were held in 2009 and 2013 at the National Astronomical Observatory of China (NAOC) at Beijing, China (Chair: Hongqi Zhang). They originated from a Chapman Conference on Magnetic Helicity in Space and Laboratory Plasmas held at Boulder, USA, in 1998 (Chair: Alexei Pevtsov). This time we organize a Helicity Thinkshop 3 in Tokyo, Japan.

Topics to be discussed at the meeting are:
– insights on and estimates of helicity in the Sun and solar wind, helical structures on Earth and other astrophysical bodies;
– role of helicities in solar and stellar flares and in coronal mass ejections with an emphasis on space weather phenomena and their coupling with the Earth environment;
– role of helicities in dynamo theories and numerical modelling;
– sources of helicities in astro/geophysical context;
– future directions in helicity studies.
In order to enhance interdisciplinary communication, all speakers in Helicity Thinkshop 3 are expected to present their talks in plain, generic physics language.
Organizing institutions:
Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), University of Tokyo
National Astronomical Observatory (NAOJ)
Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), Nagoya University

Scientific Organizing Committee:
Axel Brandenburg (Sweden/USA), Manolis Georgoulis (Greece), Kirill Kuzanyan (Russia), Raffaele Marino (France), Alexei Pevtsov (USA/Finland), Takashi Sakurai (Japan), Dmitry Sokoloff (Russia), Nobumitsu Yokoi (Chair, Japan), Hongqi Zhang (China)
Important dates:
18 May 2017: Start of on-line registration
19 October 2017: Deadline of abstract submission
31 October 2017: Program announcement
19 November 2017: Registration and reception
20-23 November 2017: Scientific talks and discussions
Conference venue:
Institute of Industrial Science, Univ. of Tokyo: Komaba, Tokyo
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan: Mitaka, Tokyo
We have some limited funds for the travel support. In particular, for students, early career scientists and scientists from less developed countries.
Registration fee is 10,000 yen (approx. 80 Euro or 90 USD) excluding the conference dinner. Registration fee should be paid on-site at the conference reception with Japanese yen
For more information, please visit the website: http://science-media.org/conferencePage.php?v=23
Contact: Nobumitsu Yokoi nobyokoi (at) iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp and Kirill Kuzanyan kuzanyan (at) gmail.com