WISAP 2011 – Scientific Program

Eilat, 19-24 June, 2011


SUNDAY, June 19th


19.00-20.30 : Ice breaking and registration


MONDAY, June 20th


8.45-9.00 : Late Registration


9.00-9.05 : Welcome


9.05-9.15 : Opening by Prof. Miri Amit,  Dean of the Eilat campus of Ben-Gurion University


Morning session : 9 :15 – 12 :40

09.15-10.05 : Tony Bell, University of Oxford, UK                                                                                                                  

Particle acceleration and magnetic field generation at shocks


10.05-10.35 : Martin Lemoine, Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, France

Electromagnetic instabilities at relativistic shock waves and relativistic Fermi acceleration


10.35-11.00 : coffee-break


11.00-11.50 : Bertrand Lembège, LATMOS-IPSL-CNRS-UVSQ, 78280 Guyancourt, France

Macro- and micro-scales mechanisms responsible for the nonstationarity of  collisionless shocks front


11.50-12.40 : Christian Mazelle, Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (UPS/CNRS), Toulouse, France

Non stationary character of quasi-perpendicular shocks and associated micro-turbulence.


12.40-14.00 : lunch break


Afternoon session : 14 :00 – 18 :00

14.00-14.50 : Ehud Behar, Department of Physics, Technion, Haifa, Israel

Instabilities in Photo-ionized Outflows of Active Galactic Nuclei


14.50-15.20 : Lev Pustil’nik, Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Tel Aviv Univ., Israel

Energy release in Solar flarescritical analysis of the current approach


15.20-15.50 : David Eichler,  Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

Magnetic field amplification in shock precursors, and the maximum attainable shock potential


15.50-16.10 : coffee break


16.10-16.40 : Mario Riquelme, Astronomy Department, University of California Berkeley, USA

Electron Injection by Whistler Waves in Non-relativistic Shocks


16.40-17.30 : Igor Rogachevski : Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

Astrophysical turbulent dynamos : open issues and perspectives


17.30-18.00 : Martin Pohl, Institut für Physik und Astronomie, Universität Potsdam, Germany

Magnetic-field amplification in astrophysical sources


TUESDAY, June 21st


Morning session : 9 :00 – 12 :50

9.00-9.50 : Laurence Rezeau, LPP, CNRS/UPMC/Ecole Polytechnique, France                                                                            

Solar wind turbulence: analysis at different scales : Olga Alexandrova, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, France                                                                    

Solar wind turbulent spectrum from MHD to electron scales


10.40-11.10 : coffee break


11.10-12.00 : Reinhart Schlickeiser, Institut für Theoretische Physik, Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany

General properties of small-amplitude fluctuations in space plasmas


12.00-12.50 : Lorenzo. Matteini, Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, University of Florence, Italy

Ion kinetics in the solar wind: observations and simulations


12.50-14.00 : lunch break


Afternoon session : 14 :00 – 17 :30

14.00-14.50 : André Mangeney, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, France

Intermittency and dissipation in solar wind MHD turbulence


14.50-15.40 : Petr Hellinger, Astronomical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague.

Proton electromagnetic instabilities in the expanding solar wind


15.40-16.10 : coffee break


16.10-16.40 : Pierre-Louis Sulem, UNS, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Nice, France

Fluid modeling of waves and turbulence in plasmas with temperature anisotropy.


16.40-17.30 : Thierry Passot, UNS, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Nice, France

Fluid modeling of anisotropic heating and micro-instabilities in space plasmas.



Workshop dinner : 19 :30



WEDNESDAY, June 22nd


Morning session : 9 :00 – 12 :50

9.00-9.50 : Vladimir Krasnoselskikh, LPC2E/CNRS-University of Orleans, France

Generation of electric currents in the solar chromosphere by means of neutral-ion drag


9.50-10.20: Michael Gedalin, Physics Dept. Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

Heliospheric and astrophysical shocks : Common features and differences


10.20-10.50 : Itzhak Goldman,  Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Shock generated turbulence in clouds near the Galaxy center


10.50-11.20 : coffee break


11.20-11.50 : Günter Rüdiger, Astrophysikalisches Institut,  Potsdam, Germany

Helicity formation by Tayler instability


11.20-11.50 : Rainer Arlt, Astrophysikalisches Institut,  Potsdam, Germany

The Tayler instability in spherical domains


11.50 : 12.20: Todor Kondić, Astrophysikalisches Institut,  Potsdam, Germany

Shear-Hall instability in spherical geometry


12.20 : 12.50: Ludovic Petitdemange, Max-Planck Institut für Astronomie,  Heidelberg, Germany

MagnetoRotational instability and dynamo action




An excursion to the Timna Valley (Copper mines of Timna and the King Solomon pillars) is scheduled.



THURSDAY, June 23rd


Morning session : 9 :00 – 9 :30

9.00-9.30 : Evgeny Griv, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

Plasma-like instabilities in astrophysical discs


9.30-10.00 : Michael Mond, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

Non-exponential hydrodynamical growth in stratified thin Keplerian discs


10.00-10.50 : Edward Liverts, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

Magnetorotational instability in thin Keplerian discs


10.50-11.20 : coffee break


11.20-12.10 : Orkan Umurhan, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of California Merced, USA, and Astronomy Department, City College of San Francisco, USA

Baroclinic instabilities of accretion disks


12.10-12.40 : Yuri Lyubarsky, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

Magnetic dissipation in Poynting dominated outflows


12.40-14.00 : lunch break


Afternoon session : 14 :00 – 18 :15

14.00-14.50 : Fabrice Mottez, LUTH, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon,  France

The role Alfvén waves in the generation of Earth polar auroras


14.50-15.20 : Semion Sukoriansky,  Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

Nonlinear waves in zonostrophic turbulence



15.20-15.50: Michal Michno, Institut für Theoretische Physik, Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany

The dissipation of the kinetic energy of cosmic outflows


15.50-16.15 : coffee break


16.15-16.45 : Yosuke Mizuno, CSPAR/UA Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA

The Current-Driven Kink Instability in Magnetically Dominated Relativistic Jet


16.45-17.15 : Yu. V. Khotyaintsev, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala, Sweden

Observations of Wave-Particle Interactions Related to Magnetic Reconnection in the Earth's Magnetotail


17 :15 – 17 :45 :  N. Ikhsanov, Pulkovo Observatory, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Stability of the Magnetospheric Boundary of Accreting X-ray Pulsars


17.45-18.15 : V. Ghorela, Govt. P.G. College, Neemuch, India

A Study of Dust-induced Gravitational Instability of Self-gravitating Magneto-rotating Space Plasma


18.15: Closing remarks