Workshop “Tangled Magnetic Fields in Astro- and Plasma Physics”

The above meeting will be held in autumn in the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS) in Scotland as a satellite workshop of a six-month program on


16 July – 21 December 2012

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK


The Workshop in Edinburgh will focus on the research exploiting topological and geometrical concepts in the study of morphology and evolution of magnetic fields in astrophysics and plasma physics. The topics will include:

  • Dynamo action associated with chiral turbulence, in planetary and solar contexts;
  • Eruption of solar/stellar fields through chromospheres and coronae;
  • Braiding of the coronal field due to footpoint motion;
  • Spontaneous field discontinuities (current sheets) and coronal heating;
  • Magneto-rotational instability (MRI) in accretion discs, and associated transport of angular momentum;
  • Magnetostatic equilibria in toroidal fusion plasmas; their stability and containment characteristics.

For more information, including the list of invited lectures, please visit

If you would like to participate and be considered for a contributed talk or poster, please complete the  on-line application form.  The  deadline for applications is

31 August 2012

We encourage early applications. Registration may have to be closed before the deadline as the number of Participants is limited by the size of the lecture hall.

Konrad Bajer Steve Cowley
Mitchell Berger Gunnar Hornig
Andrew Gilbert Clare Parnell

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