WISA2023@Northumbria – Call for Abstracts

The first Waves and Instabilities in the Solar Atmosphere (WISA) meeting will be held on 20-23 June 2023 at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. We now welcome abstract submissions:


The Sun’s atmosphere provides a unique laboratory to examine magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) phenomena that occur in magnetised plasmas. The WISA series meetings are the follow-up to the BUKS meetings and are dedicated to progressing our understanding of MHD wave phenomena; examining how they drive and contribute to the observed dynamics from the photosphere to the corona, and how they can be exploited to probe plasma conditions.

This meeting will focus on four key topics, namely:

– Wave generation, energy transport, dissipation and heating
– Instabilities
– Seismology of solar and stellar atmospheres
– Novel diagnostic techniques and forward modelling


– Abstract submission portal opens on 1 February 2023 and closes on 1 April 2023
– Registrations: TBD
– Travel support: TBD

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

• Mahboubeh Asgari-Targhi
• Frederic Auchere
• Niels Claes
• Cosima Breu
• Sergio Diaz-Suarez
• Tim Duckenfield
• Tobias Felipe
• Mingzhe Guo
• Christopher Harrison
• Andrew Hillier
• Dmitrii Kolotkov
• Elena Kupriyanova
• Beatrice Popescu-Braileanu
• Tanmoy Samanta
• Yuandeng Shen
• Mijie Shi
• Rahul Sharma
• Munehito Shoda
• Marco Stangalini
• Ramada Sukarmadji
• Zihao Yang
• Sihui Zhong
• Noemi Zsamberger

Local Organising Committee:

• Patrick Antolin (Chair)
• Shaun Bloomfield
• Natasha Jeffrey
• James McLaughlin
• Hemanthi Miriyala
• Richard Morton
• Seray Sahin
• Eamon Scullion
• Rahul Sharma
• Ramada Sukarmadji
• Edris Tajfirouze

Scientific Organising Committee:

• Patrick Antolin (Chair)
• Tom Van Doorsselaere (KU Leuven, Belgium)
• Inigo Arregui (Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Spain)
• Dipankar Banerjee (Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, India)
• Anne-Marie Broomhall (Warwick University, UK)
• Bo Li (Shandong University, China)
• Mihalis Mathioudakis (Queen’s University Belfast, UK)

Online policy:

An online platform will be available for online participation under exceptional circumstances. These include covid related issues, visa issues and so forth.

For questions please contact Patrick Antolin (patrick.antolin@northumbria.ac.uk)