Magnetic reconnection is a fundamental process in space, astrophysics and laboratory plasmas, by which magnetic energy was converted into plasma energy in an explosive manner. It plays a key role for many explosive events in space, the coupling between the solar wind and the terrestrial as well as other planets’ magnetospheres, and the interaction between the solar wind and the atmosphere/ionosphere of the planets without global magnetic field. Thanks to recent spacecraft missions, e.g, Cluster, THEMIS, MMS, Maven, Cassini, MESSENGER, etc, and the development of the computing simulations, fruitful new findings have been achieved in the last several years. Furthermore, many major issues on reconnection remain. For example, How the reconnection is triggered in space, how the energy is distributed, microphysics in the electron diffusion region and the separatrix region, and so on. This session invites presentations on all of the aspects associated with magnetic reconnection from the spacecraft measurements, the simulations, laboratory experiments and the theoretical analysis.

Convener: Rongsheng Wang | Co-conveners: Rumi Nakamura, Yuri Khotyaintsev, Christopher Russell
| Fri, 12 Apr, 14:00–15:45, 16:15–18:00
Room L3
| Attendance Wed, 10 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Hall X4

Friday, 12 April 2019 | Room L3

Chairperson: Yuri Khotyaintsev and Christopher Russell
14:00–14:15 |
| solicited
Michael Hesse, Paul Tenfjord, Cecilia Norgren, Yi-Hsin Liu, Li-Jen Chen, Naoki Bessho, Shan Wang, and James Burch
14:15–14:30 |
Yi Qi, Robert Strangeway, Christopher Russell, Cong Zhao, Roy Torbert, William Paterson, Barbara Giles, and Jim Burch
14:30–14:45 |
Stephen Fuselier, Karlheinz Trattner, Steven Petrinec, Kristina Pritchard, James Burch, Paul Cassak, Barbara Giles, and Robert Strangeway
14:45–15:00 |
Frederick Wilder, Robert Ergun, Stefan Eriksson, Matthew Argall, Narges Ahmadi, Karlheinz Trattner, Sanni Hoilijoki, James Webster, James Burch, Roy Torbert, Barbara Giles, Olivier Le Contel, and Robert Strangeway
15:00–15:15 |
Joseph W. B. Eggington, Jonathan P. Eastwood, Lars Mejnertsen, Ravindra T. Desai, and Jeremy P. Chittenden
15:30–15:45 |
Andrey Divin, Yuri Khotyaintsev, Andris Vaivads, Mats André, Vyacheslav Olshevsky, and Stefano Markidis
Coffee break
Chairperson: Rongsheng Wang and Rumi Nakamura
16:15–16:30 |
| solicited
Kevin Genestreti, Roy Torbert, Jim Burch, Takuma Nakamura, and Ali Varsani
16:30–16:45 |
Kyoung-Joo Hwang, Eunjin Choi, kyunghwan Dokgo, James Burch, David Sibeck, Barbara Giles, Craig Pollock, Philippe Escoubet, Andrei Runov, Rumi Nakamura, Huishan Fu, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Quanqi Shi, Melvyn Goldstein, Daniel Gershman, Yuri Khotyaintsev, Cecilia Norgren, Daniel Graham, Robert Ergun, and Roy Torbert and the MMS FPI and Fields teams
16:45–17:00 |
Justin Holmes, Rumi Nakamura, Robert Ergun, and David Newman
17:00–17:15 |
Kyunghwan Dokgo, Kyoung-Joo Hwang, James L. Burch, Eunjin Choi, Peter H. Yoon, and David G. Sibeck
17:15–17:30 |
Mojtaba Akhavan-Tafti, Minna Palmroth, James Slavin, Markus Battarbee, Urs Ganse, Yann Kempf, Maxime Grandin, Guan Le, and Daniel Gershman
17:30–17:45 |
Evgeny V. Panov, Wolfgang Baumjohann, Rumi Nakamura, James M. Weygand, Barbara L. Giles, Christopher T. Russel, Geoff Reeves, and Marina V. Kubyshkina
17:45–18:00 |
Victor A. Sergeev, Rumi Nakamura, Wolfgang Baumjohann, Yuri Khotyaintsev, Kirsti Kauristie, Jim Burch, Robert Ergun, Per-Arne Lindqvist, Roy Torbert, Christopher Russell, and Barbara Giles