We have the pleasure of announcing the next instalment of the UK-SOSS which will take place at 10:00 (UK time) on the 13th of January.
Speaker: Prof James McLaughlin (Northumbria University)
Title: Oscillatory Reconnection: wave-generation, quasi-periodic pulsations, time-dependent reconnection and seismological tool
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/95338171418
Meeting ID 953 3817 1418
Oscillatory Reconnection – a relaxation mechanism with periodic changes in connectivity – has been proposed as a potential physical mechanism underpinning several periodic phenomena in the solar atmosphere, including quasi-periodic pulsations (QPPs). At its heart, Oscillatory Reconnection is a time-dependent reconnection process and the dynamic release of stored magnetic energy is central to multiple fields of study (including solar physics, astrophysics, fusion, laboratory-based plasma, computational MHD and space weather). This talk will review the state-of-the-art in this area, and we reveal a relationship between the equilibrium magnetic field strength, decay rate and period, which opens the tantalising possibility of utilising Oscillatory Reconnection as a seismological tool.
Reference: McLaughlin et al. (2018, Space Science Reviews, 214, 45) + Zimovets, McLaughlin, et al. (2021, Space Science Reviews, 217, 66) + Karampelas, McLaughlin, et al. (2022, Astrophysical Journal, accepted)
We look forward to welcoming you all to the talk at that time.
With warmest regards,
Marianna Korsos, on behalf of Chris Nelson and Jiajia Liu
For the previous talk, please visit the UK-SOSS website: https://solarphysics.aber.ac.uk/uk-soss.php
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