Ben-Gurion University

Dynamical Processes in Space Plasmas

Israel, 11-19 May 2008

Sheffield Space Systems Group

M. Balikhin (Sheffield University, UK) (Chairman)
M. Gedalin (Ben-Gurion University, Israel)

Scientific Advisory Committee:

S. Chapman (University of Warwick, UK)
D. Eichler (BGU, Israel)
M. Goldstein (NASA/GFSC, USA)
T. Gombosi (University of Michigan, USA)
M. Kuznetsova (NASA/GFSC, USA)
D. Melrose (Sydney University, Australia)
C. Russell (UCLA, USA)
L. Zelenyi (Space Research Institute, Russia)


  • Transportation:  we are going to arrange taxis (sharing possible) from and to the airport. Prices and other details after we know the arrival times of all who need assistance. A message with instructions is sent out to all participants.

  • Sightseeing tour to Jerusalem  is planned for May 15.

  • Submitted abstracts


The purpose of the meeting is to bring together scientists working in space physics, plasma physics, astrophysics, and nonlinear systems, in theory, simulations, and experiment. The object is the space plasma as a test bed for astrophysics, complex and nonlinear systems, motivations for space plasma after fusion. In the focus of the meeting will be the key issues: shocks, particle acceleration, reconnection, turbulence, complexity, dynamical system analysis, and advanced data processing methods, in view of missions Themis, Stereo, Cluster, Swift and future GLAST project.

Local Organizing Committee

Background: Dusk on the Dead sea, T. Gombosi (2004)

For contacts:
Michael Gedalin
Michael Balikhin