DynaSun Network workshop: Waves, Reconnection and Particle Acceleration in Solar Flares (2nd – 6th September 2024, Northumbria University)

DynaSun Network workshop: Waves, Reconnection and Particle Acceleration in Solar Flares
Monday 2nd September – Friday 6th September 2024
Northumbria University (Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST, UK)

The solar atmosphere is a dynamic system with phenomena including solar flares, coronal mass ejections, magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) waves, plasma oscillations and time-dependent heating. In Solar Physics, we are now living in the era of data intensive observations and so, with the right techniques and understanding, we can start to address fundamental questions around the physical scenarios of energy releases and plasma heating.

The European Commission has recognised this challenge (and scientific opportunity) and so has created the DynaSun Network: “Dynamics of the solar corona in the era of data intensive observations”. This international network will discuss key challenges in solar physics, including understanding of mechanisms for plasma heating, and energetics and physical scenarios of energy releases such as flares and coronal mass ejections. The first DynaSun Network workshop will be held on 2nd-6th September 2024 at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

This first workshop will focus on waves, oscillations, particle acceleration and reconnection associated with solar flares, and the workshop will consist of contributed and invited talks covering these topics. The workshop will also include tutorials on advanced techniques associated with data intensive observations. The presentations and tutorials will cover the latest research in these areas, including new and exciting observations from the STIX and EUI instruments on-board Solar Orbiter. We also welcome presentations around other relevant research topics. There will be a Welcome Reception, Conference Dinner and Excursion. More details, including invited speakers, can be found on the webpage.

Abstract submission and Registration are now open at https://sites.google.com/view/dynasun2024/

Deadline for abstract submission is 5th August 2024.