Online Advanced Study Program on Helicities in Astrophysics and Beyond: Final sessions of 2020 and plans for 2021

December 1, 2020, from Kirill Kuzanyan

We have organized the Online Advanced Study Program on Helicities in Astrophysics and Beyond, see earlier announcement . The aim of the Program for is not just an online replacement of traditional off-line meetings such as Helicity Thinkshops but more flexible communication involving rather broader community, by scientific interests, age, geographic coverage and experience in science, which would never physically gather for a traditional off-line focus event.

The initial schedule of the Program is for approximately 8 weeks and we already had five session completed between September through November 2020. Now we are going to arrange three more sessions in December. Each session is usually formed by one 60 minute talk, and one shorter 30 minute talk which includes questions and complementary discussion. The timing of each session is arranged by convenience of the speaker and the community with account of their time zones. Afterwards, the lecture materials, such as podcasts, presentations slides (at least brief) are published fully or partly online. The information about the Program, downloads and updates are available on, see also the announcement on

If you are interested please register at The information about the forthcoming events and access details are available there and they are sent around to registered participants.

The next two sessions are as follows:
Session 6 on Thursday, December 3:
13:00-13:30 UTC Shin Toriumi (JAXA/ISAS, Tokyo, Japan) “Convective Flux Emergence Simulations of the Generation of Flare-prolific Active Regions”
13:30-14:30 UTC Olga Khabarova (IZMIRAN, Moscow, Russia) “Polar magnetic tornadoes – the structures that connect the Sun and the heliosphere”
Session 7 on Friday, December 11:
1300-1330 Sung-Hong Park (ISEE Nagoya, Japan) “Magnetic Helicity Flux across Solar Active Region Photospheres: Hemispheric Sign Preference in Solar Cycle 24”
1330-1430 Avishek Ranjan (IIT Bombay, India) “On the generation and segregation of kinetic helicity in geodynamo simulations”
Session 8 is tentatively planned for the following week before December 18. The Program supported by Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) grant 20-02-22008 will be over in December this year but we consider extending it and volunteering for further session after the New Year 2021. If you would like to give a talk at the future sessions, please use the submission function in your account on Have you further questions, please contact the Scientific Program Committee (SPC) by email and