Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence

Workshop - Alfven Waves in Solar & Space Plasmas

Tuesday May 31, 2011 - Meridian room at ROB

During this workshop, we will review and coordinate the research developed in the STCE on the physics of Alfvén waves in space plasma, e.g. in the solar atmosphere, in the solar wind, in planetary magnetospheres and ionospheres.


09:45Welcome and scope of the workshopAndrei Zhukov
10:00Physics of Alfvén wavesYuriy Voitenko
10:30Spectroscopic diagnostics of Alfvén waves in the solar corona Laurent Dolla & Andre Zhukov
11:00Alfvén waves and plasma discontinuities: topics in solar wind and magnetospheric research Johan De Keyser
11:45Alfvén waves and Alfvénic turbulence in the solar wind - a partial overview of open questions Andrea Verdini
12:15Alfvénic turbulent spectra in space plasmas - preliminary results Marius Echim
12:45Open discussion


The workshop is consist of informal presentations. Each presentation will be followed by an extended discussion. If you would like to give a presentation, please inform us as soon as possible in order to help us to prepare the agenda.

Scientific Committee

Yuriy Voitenko
Andrei Zhukov


Date: May 31, 2011
Time: 09:30 - 13:15
Venue: Meridian Room, Royal Observatory of Belgium, Avenue Circulaire 3, B-1180 Uccle

We encourage you to present your activities in this area to make this meeting as constructive as possible. Anyone interested in attending the workshop and/or presenting its research and ideas is kindly invited to contact andrei.zhukov at
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We are looking forward to see you at this workshop!