Submission to the session at NAM17 ‘Conversion of magnetic field energy and energetic particles in the Sun and heliosphere’

March 1, 2017, from Valentina Zharkova

We invite submission to the session at NAM17 ‘Conversion of magnetic field energy and energetic particles in the Sun and heliosphere’

Conveners: Zharkova V., Browning P., Kontar E., Matthews S. and Parnell C.

Summary:
Magnetic field energy conversion and energetic particles in the Sun and heliosphere.
The session would be dedicated to exploring the evidence – both observational and theoretical – concerning how magnetic field energy is converted into both thermal and non-thermal particle energy in various events in the solar atmosphere and heliosphere. Understanding these physical process is essential to solar activity and its effects through “space weather”.

Topics covered will include various types of magnetic reconnection scenarios, their detection from observational topologies, and conversion of magnetic energy into energetic particles via various types of acceleration mechanisms. Observational studies of energetic particles, both near the Sun and in situ space measurements, will be welcome, as well as theoretical and computational models of energy release and particle acceleration and transport.

The NAM 2017 will be hosted at the University of Hull (UK) during the 2nd-6th July 2017. We note that this is shortly before the IAU Symposium on Space Weather of the Heliosphere in Exeter (UK), and that this perhaps provides an opportunity for colleagues from further afield to combine two meetings.

Please note that the deadline for abstract submission is April 14, 2017.
For more information, please visit the conference website: https://nam2017.org/


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