In an area that has attracted considerable controversy and debate over many years, theoretical ideas are beginning to show signs of convergence, while an unparalleled array of observational assets in space, e.g. SOHO, Hinode, Stereo and more recently NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), is allowing increasingly stringent testing of the available models. Key questions centre on:
The study of solar eruptions is assuming a growing importance given the increased concern about the disruptive role of e.g. Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs), in the near-earth environment. The meeting will seek to confront the leading theoretical ideas with the now substantial and expanding body of observational material that relates to the magnetic fields and plasmas that are studied both at the Sun's surface and in its high atmosphere.
Confirmed invited speakers:
Last changed: 6/1/2012 B. Kliem
|Observations||Active region-scale processes||Global-scale effects|
Filaments and prominences; sigmoids
Loss-of-equilibrium, catastrophe, and instability
Helicity loading of the corona
Abstract submission is now closed.
- Entry is free for members of the RAS
- Entry is £15 for non-members, £5 for full-time students
Note that students can join the RAS for only £1
The general timetable of the day will be close to the standard one:
|10:00 - 10:25||Registration & Coffee|
|10:25 - 12:55||Morning Session|
|12:55 - 13:55||Lunch Break & Posters|
|13:55 - 15:30||Afternoon Session|
|15:30 - 16:00||Tea at the Geological Society & Posters|
|16:00 - 18:00||RAS Monthly A&G (Ordinary) Meeting|
|18:00 - 19:00||Drinks Reception (in the RAS' Burlington House Apartments)|
All participants of the Discussion Meeting are encouraged to also attend
the RAS Monthly A&G (Ordinary) Meeting.