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Conference program:

Sunday, 5.10.2008

19:00-22:00 Welcome Reception

Monday, 6.10.2008

Morning Session: Relativistic Collisionless Shocks I

9:00 - 9:40 Relativistic collisionless shocks - General Review (A. Spitkovsky) (abstract) (pdf)

9:40 - 10:05 Broad-band observations of AGN jet internal structures (A. Celotti) (abstract)

10:05 - 10:35 Gamma-ray bursts and collisionless shocks (E. Nakar) (abstract) (ppt)

10:35 - 11:00 Observations of microquasars (T. Maccarone) (abstract) (pdf)

Coffee Break (30 min)

Noon Session: Relativistic Collisionless Shocks II

11:30 - 11:55 Instabilities of a relativistic electron beam in a plasma (A. Bret) (abstract) (ppt)

11:55 - 12:15 Kinetic instabilities in relativistic plasmas: the Harris instability revisited (R.C. Tautz) (abstract) (pdf)

12:15 - 12:35 Particle dynamics in relativistic shocks (L. Silva) (abstract)

12:35 - 12:50 PIC simulations of relativistic transverse magnetosonic shocks (E. Amato) (abstract) (pdf)

12:50 - 13:10 The forming of a relativistic partially electromagnetic planar plasma shock (M. Dieckmann) (abstract) (pdf)

13:10 - 13:25 Relativistic Collisionless Shocks - open discussion

Lunch Break (110 min)

Afternoon Session: Nonrelativistic Collisionless Shocks I

15:15 - 15:55 Collisionless nonrelativistic shocks - General Review (M. Scholer) (abstract) (pdf)

15:55 - 16:20 Injection and acceleration of thermal plasma at perpendicular shocks (J. Giacalone) (abstract) (ppt)

16:20 - 16:40 Electron acceleration at quasi-perpendicular shocks: the effects of surface fluctuations (D. Burgess) (abstract) (pdf)

Coffee Break (30 min)

17:10 - 17:40 Particle acceleration and injection problem in relativistic and nonrelativistic shocks (M. Hoshino) (abstract) (pdf)

17:40 - 17:55 Surfing and drift acceleration at high Mach number quasi-perpendicular shocks (T. Amano) (abstract) (pdf)

17:55 - 18:10 Buneman and ion two-stream instabitities in the foot of collisionless shocks (F. Takahara) (abstract) (ppt)

18:10 - 18:25 Nonrelativistic Collisionless Shocks I - open discussion

Poster Session with Wine, Cheese and Fruits (19:00-22:00)

Tuesday, 7.10.2008

Morning Session: Pulsar Winds and Nebulae I

9:00 - 9:30 Particle-in-cell simulations of wave-like pulsar winds - General Review (A. Melatos and O. Skajaeraasen) (abstract) (pdf)

9:30 - 9:55 Observations of pulsar winds and jets (P. Slane) (abstract) (pdf)

9:55 - 10:20 Pulsar Wind Nebulae in TeV gamma-ray emission (O.C. de Jager) (abstract)

10:20 - 10:45 Relativistic MHD modeling of PWN (N. Bucciantini) (abstract) (pdf)

Coffee Break (30 min)

Noon Session: Pulsar Winds and Nebulae II

11:15 - 11:40 Magnetic reconnection at the termination shock in a striped pulsar wind (Y. Lyubarsky) (abstract) (ppt)

11:40 - 12:00 Particle simulations of the global pulsar magnetosphere (S. Shibata) (abstract) (ppt)

12:00 - 12:20 Time-dependent PIC - Monte Carlo modeling of electron-positron cascade in the polar cap of pulsar (A. Timokhin) (abstract)

12:20 - 12:35 Pulsar winds and nebulae - open discussion

Lunch Break (125 min)

Afternoon Session: Relativistic Collisionless Shocks III

14:30 - 14:55 The beginning of gamma-ray astronomy with Fermi (D. Paneque) (abstract) (pdf)

14:55 - 15:20 Radiation processes in relativistic shocks (M. Medvedev) (abstract) (pdf)

15:20 - 15:40 Split dynamics plasma simulations (J. Frederiksen) (abstract) (ppt)

15:40 - 16:00 New relativistic Particle-In-Cell simulation studies of prompt and early afterglows from GRBs (K.-I. Nishikawa) (abstract) (ppt)

Coffee Break (30 min)

16:30 - 16:45 Relativistic photon-mediated shocks (A. Levinson) (abstract) (ppt)

16:45 - 17:10 PIC simulations of relativistic magnetized plasmas (E. Liang) (abstract) (ppt)

17:10 - 17:30 GR PIC modeling of jets from accretion disks (M. Watson) (abstract)

17:30 - 17:45 Open discussion

Poster Session

Wednesday, 8.10.2008

Morning Session: Nonrelativistic Collisionless Shocks II

9:00 - 9:25 TeV and lower-energy observations of accelerated particles in shell-type SNRs (Y. Gallant) (abstract) (pdf)

9:25 - 9:45 Balmer line diagnostic of electron heating at collisionless shocks in supernova remnants (C. Rakowski) (abstract) (ppt)

9:45 - 10:15 Nonlinear particle acceleration at nonrelativistic shocks - General Review (D. Ellison) (abstract) (ppt)

10:15 - 10:35 Amplification of magnetic field near SNR shocks and cosmic-ray origin (A.R. Bell) (abstract) (ppt)

10:35 - 10:55 PIC simulations of magnetic field production by cosmic rays drifting upstream of SNR shocks (M. Pohl) (abstract) (ppt)

Coffee Break (30 min)

Noon Session: Nonrelativistic Collisionless Shocks II cont..

11:25 - 11:45 Magnetic field amplification by shocks in turbulent fluids (J.R. Jokipii) (abstract) (ppt)

11:45 - 12:00 The dynamical effects of self-generated magnetic fields in cosmic-ray-modified shocks (D. Caprioli) (abstract) (pdf) (ppt)

Noon Session: Relativistic Collisionless Shocks IV

12:00 - 12:20 Cosmic-ray current driven instability in parallel relativistic shocks (B. Reville) (abstract) (pdf)

12:20 - 12:40 Generation of magnetic field by the current-driven instability near cosmic-ray modified shocks (M. Riquelme) (abstract) (ppt) (media)

12:40 - 12:55 Open discussion

Lunch Break (125 min)

Afternoon Session: Magnetic reconnection in space and relativistic plasmas

15:00 - 15:40 Magnetic reconnection: dynamics and particle acceleration - General Review (J.F. Drake) (abstract) (pdf)

15:40 - 16:10 Relativistic current sheets in electron-positron plasmas - General Review (S. Zenitani) (abstract) (pdf)

16:10 - 16:35 Magnetic reconnection in heliosphere: impulsive dynamics and particle acceleration (A. Bhattacharjee) (abstract)

16:35 - 16:50 Magnetic reconnection at the Sun - observations and numerical simulation models (J. Buechner) (abstract)

16:50 - 17:05 Radiation-dominated relativistic current sheets (C.H. Jaroschek presented by M. Hoshino) (abstract) (pdf)

Coffee Break (30 min)

17:35 - 17:50 The role of the Weibel instability in electron-positron reconnection (M. Swisdak) (abstract) (pdf)

17:50 - 18:05 PIC simulations of particle acceleration and heating in fast collisionless reconnection in pair plasmas (N. Bessho presented by A. Bhattacharjee) (abstract)

18:25 - 18:40 Magnetic reconnection in space and relativistic plasmas - open discussion

Poster Session

Conference Dinner (20:00 - 23:00)

Thursday, 9.10.2008

Morning Session: MHD turbulence

9:00 - 9:40 Kinetic turbulence in magnetized space and astrophysical plasmas - General Review (A. Schekochihin) (abstract) (pdf)

9:40 - 10:05 Kinetic modelling of MHD turbulence and particle acceleration in nonuniform magnetic fields (R. Schlickeiser) (abstract)

10:05 - 10:30 Numerical simulations of astrophysical turbulence (A. Lazarian) (abstract) (pdf)

10:30 - 10:45 Scattering length of relativistic particles in aperiodic fluctuations (A. Stockem) (abstract) (pdf)

Coffee Break (30 min)

Noon Session: Generation of Non-Thermal Particles

11:15 - 11:45 Particle acceleration and pair production in pulsar winds (J. Kirk) (abstract) (pdf)

11:45 - 12:25 Stochastic particle acceleration - General Review (S. Liu) (abstract) (pdf) (ppt)

12:25 - 12:50 The solar system: a laboratory for the study of the physics of particle acceleration (R. Lin) (abstract) (ppt)

12:50 - 13:05 Stochastic electron acceleration in astrophysical jets (L. Stawarz) (abstract) (pdf)

13:05 - 13:20 Relativistic particle acceleration in a developing turbulence (S. Matsukiyo) (abstract) (ppt)

13:20 - 13:35 Open discussion

13:35 - 13:45 Conference summary and closure (M. Ostrowski)

Poster contributions:

Supernova blast wave particle acceleration stochastic method (P. Bobik) (abstract)

The effect of radiative cooling on the collimation of relativistic jets (O. Bromberg) (abstract)

Azimuthal variation in the properties of cosmic ray acceleration at the blast wave of SN 1006 (G. CASSAM-CHENAI) (abstract)

Exploration of the nonlinear saturation mechanisms of cosmic ray-driven magnetic field amplification with hybrid simulations (L. Gargate, J. Niemiec, R.A. Fonseca, R. Bingham, L. O. Silva) (abstract) (pdf)

An anisotropic convection driven model for CR transport (I. Gebauer) (abstract) (pdf)

Suprathermal ion acceleration in magnetic reconnection observed in the Earth's magnetosphere (M. Hirai) (abstract)

Quasilinear analysis on electron heating in a foot of a high Mach number shock (S. Matsukiyo) (abstract) (ppt)

Gamma ray emission from SNR RX J1713.7-3946 and the origin of galactic cosmic rays (G. Morlino) (abstract)

Effects of small wavenumber Alfven waves on particle acceleration (H. Ohno) (abstract) (pdf)

Derivation of 3D magnetic topology of solar active regions from 2D magnetograms using stereoscopy of rotation (A. Pasqua) (abstract)

Gamma-ray binary systems: pulsar wind and shock emission model (A. Sierpowska-Bartosik) (abstract)

Particle acceleration in relativistic magnetized collisionless pair shocks: dependence of shock acceleration on magnetic obliquity (L. Sironi) (abstract)

Kinetic simulation of turbulent magnetic field growth by streaming cosmic rays (T. Stroman) (abstract)

Reconfinement shocks in relativistic AGN jets (K. Nalewajko) (abstract)

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