MR2012
Program with Links to Slides and Recorded Videos
WEDNESDAY, MAY
23, 2012
Astrophysical
Reconnection (E. Zweibel, U.
Wisconsin) (Recorded
Video) 

8:30am 
M.
Hoshino (U.
Tokyo): Magnetic
Reconnection and Particle Acceleration during Kinetic
MagnetoRotational Instability in an Accretion Disk 
8:55am 
R.
Matsumoto (Chiba
U.): Threedimensional,
Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations
of Disk Dynamos 
9:10am 
J.
McKinney
(Stanford): Reconnection
near Black Holes 
9:35am 
H. Takahashi (NAOJ): Radiative MHD Simulation of Relativistic Magnetic Reconnection 
10:00am 
Break 
Reconnection
in Lab (Y. Ono, U. Tokyo) (Recorded
Video) 

10:20am 
P.
Bellan
(Caltech): Dynamics
of Openfieldline MHD Configurations 
10:45am 
M.
Brown
(Swarthmore): Spectroscopic observation of
simultaneous bidirectional reconnection outflows in SSX 
11:00am 
T.
Gray (Swarthmore):
Turbulence, selective decay,
and merging in the SSX plasma wind tunnel 
11:15am 
H.
Tanabe (U. Tokyo):
Ion
and Electron Heating during Magnetic Reconnection in TS3,
TS4 and MAST Torus Plasma Merging Experiments 
11:30am 
M.
Gryaznevich
(Culham): Magnetic reconnection studies on MAST 
11:45am 
M.
Brookhart
(U. Wisconsin): Stability
of hollow and reversed current channels in a LineTied Screw
Pinch 
12:00pm 
Lunch 
Reconnection
Theory and Reconnection in Space (M. Hesse,
NASAGSFC) (Recorded
Video) 

1:30pm 
W.
Daughton
(LANL): Influence
of Magnetic Shear and Profile Asymmetry on Reconnection at
the Magnetopause 
1:55pm 
P.
Pritchett (UCLA):
ThreeDimensional Effects,
or the Lack Thereof, in Asymmetric Collisionless
Magnetic Reconnection 
2:10pm 
P.
Cassak
(West Virginia U.): Guide
Field Dependence of Xline Spreading in ThreeDimensional
Magnetic Reconnection 
2:25pm 
T.
Nakamura (LANL): Kinetic aspects of the
vortexinduced reconnection in collisonless
plasmas: 2D and 3D PIC simulations 
2:40pm 
H.
Che
(NASAGSFC): Anomalous
Momentum Transport in Fast Electron Heating Process and the
role in Magnetic Reconnection 
2:55pm 
M.
Goldstein (NASAGSFC):
Dissipation
of magnetofluid turbulence as
observed on the scale of the Larmor
radius 
3:10pm 
P.
Wyper (U.
Sheffield): SpineFan
Reconnection 
3:25pm 
Discussion
(E. Zweibel, U. Wisconsin) 
3:45am 
Break 
4:00pm 
Poster
Session (18 Posters) M.
Adran: Bursty, Broadband Electromagnetic Waves
Associated with ThreeDimensional Nulls Observed in Turbulent
Magnetosheath Reconnection
(cancelled) L.J.
Chen: Electric
fields in the electron layer and secondary plasmoids
during collisionless reconnection
with negligible guide field Y.M. Huang: Distribution of Plasmoids
in Large Scale Magnetic Reconnection A. Kuwahata:Magnetic Fluctuations with Ion Cyclotron
Range of Frequency during Fast Reconnection in Plasma Merging
Experiment J. Lin:
Impact of Density and Gas Pressure on the Rate of Magnetic
Reconnection Y.H. Liu: The tearing instability and
reconnection with forcefree Harris geometry in 3D PIC
simulations Y. Matsui:
MHD simulation of solar chromospheric
evaporation jets in the oblique coronal magnetic field C.
Myers: Solarrelevant
magnetic flux ropes in the laboratory: initial results and
experimental plans V.
Roytershteyn: Fluctuation signatures of
reconnection sites A.
Stanier: Particle Acceleration by Reconnection
at 3D Null Points T.
Tharp: Quantitative
Study of Guide Field Effects on Hall Reconnection in a
Laboratory Plasma S.
Usami: MultiHierarchy Simulation with
Domain Dynamic Conversion for Magnetic Reconnection Studies D.A.
Uzdensky: Magnetic
Reconnection with Optically Thin Radiative
Cooling D.
Wendel: Cluster observations of nonideal
behavior at threedimensional magnetic nulls in the turbulent
magnetosheath J.
Yoo: Measurement of the Hall electric
field and its effects on ion dynamics S.
Zenitani: Magnetohydrodynamic structure of a plasmoid
in fast reconnection in lowbeta plasmas T.
Zhang: Magnetic
reconnection in near venusian Magnetotail 
5:30pm 
Adjourn 
THURSDAY, MAY
24, 2012
FRIDAY,
MAY 25, 2012