“Theory and Simulation of Space Plasmas” Session at EGU General Assembly, Vienna

Dear Colleagues,
We would like to invite you to submit abstracts to our upcoming session at the EGU General Assembly 2022, which will be held in Vienna, Austria, from 3-8th April 2022. The abstract submission deadline is 12th January 2022, 13:00 CET.
Session information page and abstract submission:

Theory and simulation of solar plasmas
Convener: Philippa Browning | Co-conveners: Shangbin Yang, Giovanni Lapenta, Joerg Buechner
The “Theory and simulation of solar system plasmas” session is a long-standing element of the EGU programme, covering all aspects of theoretical modelling and computer simulation of plasmas in the heliosphere, interfacing with observations, relating to the Sun and its atmosphere, the solar wind, planetary magnetospheres and interplanetary space. This provides a forum to present advances in plasma theory relevant to current and future space missions, such as MMS, Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter, as well as space exploration including space stations, the moon and Mars. Each year, a topic of special focus is chosen, and for 2022 this will be “Integration of fluid and kinetic models of solar system plasmas”. One of the major challenges facing modellers is the vast range of temporal and spatial scales that must be encompassed, from the smallest kinetic scales such as electron gyro-radii, to the largest global scales which can be treated by fluid models. Furthermore, the strong variation in parameters between different parts of the heliosphere must be accounted for in integrated models. Therefore, this year we particularly encourage presentations on approaches to tackle these challenges, including new codes and methodologies, and their application to heliospheric plasma processes such as waves, turbulence and magnetic reconnection – and interfaces with observations from current space missions, and planning of future missions.

The session is planned to be in-person. EGU2022 is however accommodating virtual attendees with the opportunity for all speakers to upload presentation materials online and we warmly encourage both virtual or in-person attendance.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question about the session. We look forward to seeing your contributions and yourselves in Vienna (If circumstances allow)!

Best wishes
The Convenors (Philippa Browning, Shangbin Yang, Giovanni Lapenta, Joerg Buechner