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KITP Conference: Nonlinear Processes in Astrophysical Plasmas: Particle Acceleration, Magnetic Field Amplification, and Radiation Signatures (September 28 - October 2, 2009)
Coordinators: Don Ellison, Stefan Funk, Anatoly Spitkovsky
Scientific Advisors: Matthew Baring, Pasquale Blasi, Andrei Bykov

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Supernova Remnants I

Morning Session Chair: Steve Reynolds (NCSU)
[40 min slots are 30 min Talk + 10 min Discussion/30 min slots are 20 min Talk + 10 min Discussion]

8:50am Lars Bildsten
(KITP)
Welcome [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Jacco Vink
(Univ. Utrecht)
Observations of Particle Acceleration in SNRs [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:40am Stefan Funk
(Stanford)
Fermi Results on SNRs [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am MORNING BREAK
11:00am Emma de Oña Wilhelmi
(MPIK)
TeV Observations of Galactic Sources [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Aya Bamba
(ISAS)
Observations of SNRs and TeV Unidentified Sources with Suzaku [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Martin Laming
(Naval Research Lab)
On the X-ray Continuum Variability of Cassiopeia A [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:15pm David Lomiashvili
(Purdue Univ.)
Nonthermal Filaments in Cas A: Testing Plasma Turbulence [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Acceleration in Nonrelativistic Shocks

Afternoon Session Chair: Don Ellison (NCSU)
[Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

2:00pm Pasquale Blasi
(INAF)
Progress and Problems with Supernovae as Sources of Cosmic Rays and Implications for UHECRs [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Andrey Bykov
(Ioffe Tech.)
Relativistic Particles, Magnetic Fluctuations and their Observational Appearance in Astrophysical Shocks [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Masahiro Hoshino
(Univ. Tokyo)
Particle Acceleration and Injection in Magnetosonic Shocks [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00pm Joe Giacalone
(Univ. Arizona)
Particle Acceleration at Shocks: The Role of Turbulence, Magnetic Field and Shock Morphology [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Heinrich Völk
(MPIK)
Theory and Field Amplification of SN 1006 [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm Mikhail Malkov
(UCSD)
Mechanisms of Instability Saturation in Astrophysical Shock Precursors [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Supernova Remnants II

Morning Session Chair: John Raymond (Harvard, CfA)
[All Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

9:00am Stephen Reynolds
(NCSU)
Synchrotron X-rays from Shell Supernova Remnants: Spatial Structure [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Dan Patnaude
(Harvard, CfA)
The Effects of Diffusive Shock Acceleration on the Emitted Thermal X-ray Spectra in SNR Shocks [Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Parviz Ghavamian
(STScI)
Temperature Equilibration in Collisionless Shocks: Constraints from Optical and UV Observations[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK

Nonrelativistic Shocks
[Talks are 30 min + 10 min Discussion]

11:00am Ed Stone
(Caltech)
Termination Shock with Voyager [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:40am Gary Zank
(CSPAR)
Heliospheric Shocks [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:20pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: David Eichler (Ben Gurion Univ.)
[Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

Gamma Ray Bursts

2:00pm Neil Gehrels
(NASA/GSFC)
Gamma-Ray Burst Discoveries with Swift [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Daniel Kocevski
(SLAC)
Fermi Results on GRB [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Bing Zhang
(UNLV)
Acceleration of Particles in GRB Shocks [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm AFTERNOON BREAK

Acceleration in Relativistic Shocks

4:00pm John Kirk
(MPIK)
Radiative Signatures of Relativistic Shocks [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Lorenzo Sironi
(Princeton)
PIC Simulations of Acceleration in Relativistic Shocks [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm Matthew Baring
(Rice Univ.)
Diffusive Particle Acceleration in Relativistic Shocks [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm RECEPTION POSTER VIEWING
6:00pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER KITP Courtyard
8:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Where Do Magnetic Fields Come From? Part I

Morning Session Chair: Luke Drury (DIAS)
[All Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

9:00am Tony Bell
(Univ. Oxford)
Cosmic Ray Acceleration and Magnetic Field Amplification [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Andrey Vladimirov
(NCSU)
Theoretical Models of Magnetic Field Amplification in Nonlinear Shock Simulations [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Mario Riquelme
(Princeton)
Magnetic Field Amplification by Cosmic Rays Near Non-Relativistic Shocks [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00am Martin Pohl
(ISU)
Galactic Sources of High-Energy Positrons [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Roger Blandford
(Stanford)
Cosmic Rays and Magnetic Fields [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Asaf Pe'er
(STScI)
Photospheric Emission in GRBs [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK
2:00pm FREE AFTERNOON Shuttle available to BWSCI

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Relativistic Jets

Morning Session Chair: Jon Arons (UC Berkeley)
[Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

9:00am Greg Madejski
(SLAC)
Extragalactic Results from Fermi [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Aneta Siemiginowska
(Harvard, CfA)
Observational Studies of Large Scale X-ray Jets [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Lukasz Stawarz
(SLAC)
Particle Acceleration in Relativistic Jets [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK

Pulsars and their Winds

11:00am Roger Romani
(Stanford)
Fermi Results on Pulsars [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:40am Kyle Watters
(Stanford)
Magnetosphere Modeling and Pulsar Light Curves [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Andrey Timokhin
(UC Berkeley)
Pulsar Accelerators [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: John Kirk (MPI-K)
[Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

2:00pm Patrick Slane
(Harvard, CfA)
Observations of Pulsar Wind Nebulae [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Elena Amato
(Arcetri Obs.)
Modeling of Pulsar Wind Nebulae [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Vladimir Zirakashvili
(IZMIRAN)
Detailed Comparison of Hadronic and Electronic Models of Gamma-Ray Origin in Supernova Remnant RX J1713.7-3946 [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm AFTERNOON BREAK

Shock Physics and Instabilities I

4:00pm Mikhail Medvedev
(Univ. Kansas)
Physics and Observational Signatures of Sub-Larmor Scale Fields [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Guy Pelletier
(LAOG)
Critical Transition to Fermi Acceleration in Relativistic Superluminal Shocks [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm Antoine Bret
(UCLM)
Plasma Instabilities in Relativistic Shocks [Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm RECEPTION POSTER VIEWING
6:00pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER KITP Courtyard
8:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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Friday, October 02, 2009

Clusters of Galaxies

Morning Session Chair: Tony Bell (Univ. of Oxford)
[Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

9:00am Maxim Markevitch
(Harvard, CfA)
Observations of Plasma Physics of Galaxy Clusters [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Christoph Pfrommer
(CITA, Univ. Toronto)
Particle Acceleration and Radiation from Galaxy Clusters [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Henric Krawczynski
(WUSTL)
TeV Observations of Extragalactic Sources [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK

Where Do Magnetic Fields Come From? Part II

11:00am Ellen Zweibel
(Univ. Wisconsin)
Amplication of Magnetic Fields by the Bell Instability in a Hot Plasma [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Brian Reville
(MPIK)
Magnetic Field Amplification and Particle Transport in Collisionless Shocks [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Andrew MacFadyen
(NYU)
Magnetic Field Amplification by Macroscopic Turbulence [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Shock Physics and Instabilities II

Afternoon Session Chair: Anatoly Spitkovsky (Princeton)
[Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

2:00pm Tsunehiko Kato
(Osaka Univ.)
Non-Relativistic Collisionless Shocks in Unmagnetized and Weakly Magnetized Electron-Ion Plasma [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Åke Nordlund
(Niels Bohr Inst.)
The Transition Structure of Relativistic Collisionless Electron-Ion Shocks [Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Ken Nishikawa
(NASA, NSSTC)
Simulation of Relativistic Shocks and Associated Radiation from Turbulent Magnetic Fields [Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm Luke Drury
(DIAS)
Where do we go from here? [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:45pm CONFERENCE END Shuttle Available to BWSCI. *Also available to SB Airport and SB Airbus (See Jocelyn to sign up.)

ABSTRACTS/POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Thomas Burkart
(Univ. Wuerzburg)
The Influence of the Mass Ratio on the Filamentation Instability[Poster]
Gilles Ferrand
(CEA/Irfu/SAp)
3D Simulations of Supernova Remnants Evolution with Particle Acceleration[Poster]
V.L. Galinsky and V.I. Shevchenko
(UCSD)
Heavy Ion Acceleration at Quasi-Parallel Shocks [Poster]
Luis Gargaté
(Princeton)
Hybrid Simulations of the Saturation Phase of the Non-Resonant Bell Instability[Poster]
Alex Ivascenko
(Univ. Wuerzburg)
Semi-Analytical Model of Cosmic Ray Electron Transport[Poster]
Sanjay Kumar
(Indian Inst. of Tech.)
Nonlinear Effects Associated with the Dispersive Alfvén Waves in Space Plasmas
Joana Martins
(IST)
Radiation in Weibel/Current Filamentation Turbulence
Samuel Martins
(IST)
Astrophysics with PIC Simulations: State-of-the-Art Tools and (some) Applications
Jaehong Park
(Univ. Rochester)
Energy Transfer via Ion-Beam Driven Instabilities in Two-Temperature Electron-Ion Plasmas
Anders Pinzke
(Stockholm Univ.)
Gamma-Ray Emission from Clusters of Galaxies - Cosmic Rays versus Dark Matter
Ilan Roth
(UC Berkeley)
Relativistic Solar Electrons -- Where and How Are They Formed?[Poster]
Klara Schure
(Utrecht Univ.)
Particle Acceleration in Supernova Remnants
Felix Spanier
(Univ. Wuerzburg)
Weak Turbulence Evolution in Jets
Thomas Stroman
(Iowa State Univ.)
Kinetic Simulations of Turbulent Magnetic-Field Growth by Streaming Cosmic Rays[Poster]
Paul M. Sutter
(Univ. Illinois-Urbana)
Galaxy Cluster Magnetic Fields from Active Galactic Nuclei[Poster]
Alexander Tchekhovskoy
(Harvard Univ.)
Relativistic Magnetized Jets: Beyond the Progenitor Star[Poster]
Matthias Weidinger
(Univ. Wuerzburg)
Particle Acceleration in a SSC Model[Poster]

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