Seminar: CPS Seminar
Date: 2019 Jul 17 (Wed) 16:30-
Room: CPS Conference Room

Speaker: ZENITANI Seiji (Associate Professor, Research Center for Urban Safety and Security, Kobe University)
Title: Magnetic reconnection in space
Abstract: Phenomena like solar flares and auroras are direct/indirect consequences of magnetic reconnection in space. These "magnetic reconnection" events abruptly release the magnetic energy, as they change the topology of the magnetic field lines. The physics of magnetic reconnection has long been studied by theories, simulations, and spacecraft observations, however, full kinetic-physics signatures in reconnection have been verified only recently. In this talk, I will overview recent observations of magnetic reconnection in the Earth magnetosphere by NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission, and then I will introduce our results with particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations to support MMS observations.
Keywords: Magnetic reconnection, space plasma, PIC simulations, Magnetospheric Multiscale

Organizer: SAITOH Takayuki