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The objective of the School is to provide training for PhD students
working in magnetohydrodynamics in general, and in astrophysical
dynamos, the geodynamo, and laboratory dynamos in particular.
A proper understanding of dynamos has become mandatory in many fields
of research. Solar activity with its 11 year cycle is just one example
where we are still lacking a theoretically consistent model in spite of
the urgent need to predict the intensity of the next cycle. The latter
is particularly critical is estimating the life time of artificial
satellites in Earth orbit and hence the need for costly service missions.
In the last 10 years major theoretical advances have led to a much
deeper understanding of dynamos at large magnetic Reynolds numbers.
In addition, three different laboratory experiments have now been
successful in displaying dynamo action, broadening the range of
phenomena that need to be understood theoretically.
The students are expected to have basic training in theoretical physics
including electrodynamics and vector calculus.
Piyali Chatterjee (Nordita): Solar dynamo cycle predictions
Cary Forest (Wisconsin): The Wisconsin dynamo experiments and simulations
Chris Jones (Leeds): Challenges in simulating the geodynamo
Maarit Korpi (Helsinki): Simulations of dynamos in compressible flows
Jean-François Pinton (Lyon): The Cadarache dynamo experiment
Karl-Heinz Rädler (Potsdam): Mean-field dynamo theory
Anvar Shukurov (Newcastle): Dynamos on galactic scales
Kandaswamy Subramanian (Pune): Magnetic helicity evolution in dynamos
Agris Gailitis (Riga): Liquid sodium experiments
Nordita and the
ERC-supported AstroDyn project.
Preliminary time table:
There will be three 90 min regular lectures each day.
On Friday Agris Gailitis will deliver a special lecture
on the Riga liquid sodium dynamo experiment and future
prospects. At the end of each day there will be an
opportunity for a seminar or two short talks, for example
by some of the students or by guests and other scientists
in the AstroDyn project. Also, have scheduled 3 informal group
sessions (Grp1-3), where groups of ~5 students talk with each
teacher in turn for about 1/2 hour.
The official list of lectures is on the
List of Lectures in temporal order