WaLSA Team meeting #1

The first meeting of the WaLSA Team took place at the University of Oslo (Oslo, Norway), between 7-11 January 2019, as a "Rosseland International Team".

The WaLSA team has received support for the meeting from the Research Council of Norway through its Centres of Excellence scheme, project number 262622 (the Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics).

The entirely interactive meeting was aimed at improving scientific knowledge and stumulating new research objectives under the proposed "umbrella topics" in the field of MHD waves in the lower solar atmosphere. From the challenges raised during the meeting, several new (original) science projects were created.

See below (the accordion menu) for more information about the meeting.

Excitation and dissipation mechanisms (Monday, 7 January 2019)

09:15–09:30 Welcome message and introduction

09:30–10:00 Challenges in the sub-surface excitation and propagation of MHD waves (Robert Cameron)

10:00–10:30 Challenges in the theory of wave excitation and dissipation mechanisms (Gary Verth)

10:30–11:00 Coffee/tea break

11:00–11:30 Challenges in the observation of wave excitation and dissipation (Nazaret Bello González)

11:30–12:30 Group discussion

12:30–13:30 Lunch break

13:30–14:50 Group discussion

14:50–15:10 Coffee/tea break

15:10–16:30 Group discussion


Spectropolarimetric characterisation and non-linear techniques (Tuesday, 8 January 2019)

09:30–10:00 Challenges in the spectropolarimetric characterisation of MHD wave modes (Marco Stangalini)

10:00–10:30 Challenges in the inversion of spectropolarimetric observations linked to MHD wave modes (Andrés Asensio Ramos)

10:30–11:00 Group discussion

11:00–11:20 Coffee/tea break

11:20–11:50 Challenges in the inversion of spectropolarimetric observations linked to MHD wave modes (Vasco Henriques)

11:50–12:30 Group discussion

12:30–13:30 Lunch break

13:30–14:50 Group discussion

14:50–15:10 Coffee/tea break

15:10–15:40 Challenges in the use of non-linear and non-stationary analysis techniques (David Jess)

15:40–17:00 Group discussion


Wave propagation in realistic complex structures (Wednesday, 9 January 2019)

09:30–10:00 Challenges in the simulations of wave propagation in realistic solar atmospheres (Bernhard Fleck)

10:00–10:30 Challenges in the observations of waves along complex solar structures (Richard Morton)

10:30–11:00 Group discussion

11:00–11:20 Coffee/tea break

11:20–12:30 Group discussion

12:30–13:30 Lunch break

13:30–14:50 Group discussion

14:50–15:10 Coffee/tea break

15:10–16:30 Group discussion

19:00- Meeting Dinner


Origin, identification, and tracing of mixed-mode waves (Thursday, 10 January 2019)

09:30–10:00 Challenges in the origin, identification and tracing of mixed-mode waves (Oskar Steiner)

10:00–11:00 Group discussion

11:00–11:20 Coffee/tea break

11:20–12:30 Group discussion

12:30–13:30 Lunch break

13:30–14:00 The capabilities of Bifrost for studies of MHD wave phenomena in the solar atmosphere (Boris Gudiksen)

14:00–14:50 Group discussionCoffee/tea break

14:50–15:10 Coffee/tea break

15:10–16:30 Group discussion


Next generation instrumentations for focused wave observing/modelling (Friday, 11 January 2019)

09:30–10:00 Challenges related to the design of new instrumentation for wave observations (Shahin Jafarzadeh)

10:00–10:30 Solutions to challenges with upcoming DKIST & EST observations (Peter Keys)

10:30–11:00 Coffee/tea break

11:00–12:30 Group discussion

12:30–13:30 Lunch break

13:30–16:00 Group discussion


Tags: WaLSA, Solar Physics, Seminar
Published July 19, 2019 4:29 PM - Last modified Oct. 17, 2019 12:31 PM