Russian-British seminar SW2017


Russian-British Seminar of Young Scientists “Dynamical plasma processes in the heliosphere: from the Sun to the Earth”


[edit] 18- 21 September 2017, Irkutsk, Russia

The Russian-British seminar of young scientists, chaired by Professor V.M. Nakariakov (Warwick, UK) and Professor A.T. Altyntsev (ISTP, Russia) will hold at the Irkutsk Molchanov-Sibirskii Regional Library (Lermontov str 253, Irkutsk, the 18-21st of September in Irkutsk, Russia.

The seminar is funded by the British Council (grant 2016-RLWK7-10419) and Russian Foundation for Basics Research (grant № 17-52-77005).

The main topics of the seminar are the interdisciplinary challenges of solar and space physics and geophysics, including: Magnetohydrodynamic waves. Analogies and differences between the coronal, solar wind and magnetospheric plasmas; and the ionospheric and chromospheric plasmas.

  • Magnetic reconnection and impulsive energy releases: solar flares and geomagnetic storms.
  • Charged particle acceleration and dynamics.
  • Advanced modelling techniques, high-performance computing.
  • Advanced data analysis techniques.
  • Modern instrumentation.

The participants of the seminar




Antolin Patrick University of St Andrews St Andrews/ UK
Belakhovsky Vladimir Polar Geophysical Institute KSC RAS Apatity / Russia
Chelpanov Andrei ISTP SB RAS Irkutsk/ Russia
Chuiko Daniil ISTP SB RAS Irkutsk/ Russia
Coxon John University of Southampton Southampton/ UK
Dieval Catherine University of Lancaster Lancaster/ UK
Elsden Thomas University of St Andrews St Andrews/ UK
Keys Peter Astrophysics Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast Belfast/ U.K.
Klimenko Maxim WD IZMIRAN RAS, Kant Baltic Federal University Kaliningrad /Russia
Kolotkov Dmitrii University of Warwick Coventry /UK
Korsos Marianna University of Sheffield Sheffield /UK
Kotova Daria WD IZMIRAN RAS Kaliningrad /Russia
Laryunin Oleg ISTP SB RAS Irkutsk /Russia
Ledentsov Leonid Moscow State University Moscow /Russia
Lee Harim School of Space Research, Kyung Hee University, Korea Republic of Korea (self-paid)
Matthew James University of Leicester Leicester/UK
Nelson Cristopher University of Sheffield Sheffield /UK

Ogunsua Babalola

Olasupo Isaiah

Space Physics Laboratory, Department of Physics, School of Sciences, Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo State/ Nigeria (self-paid)
Shetye Juie Armagh Observatory Armagh/ UK
Shirokov Evgenii Institute of Applied Physics RAS Nizhny Novgorod/Russia
Shore Robert British Antarctic Survey Cambridge/ UK
Thurgood Jonathan Northumbria University Newcastle upon Tyne/ UK
Ulyanov Artem Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow/ Russia
Yasyukevcih Yuri ISTP SB RAS Irkutsk /Russia
Zavershinskii Dmitrii Samara National Research University, Lebedev Physical Institute RAS Samara /Russia
Znatkova Svetlana Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow /Russia

[edit] Preliminary schedule

Day 1:

Morning: Chair D.Yu. Klimushkin

Keynote lecture “MHD waves”(V.M Nakariakov), oral presentations.

Afternoon: Chair A.T. Altyntsev

Keynote lecture “Advanced modelling techniques, high-performance computing”, tutorials. (Simultaneously a public lecture “Space Weather”) (T. Arber).

Day 2:

Morning: Chair S. Imber

Keynote lecture “Ultra-low frequency waves in the terrestrial magnetosphere: theory and observations “(D.Yu. Klimushkin), oral presentations.

Afternoon: Chair N.P. Perevalova

Networking session. Lecture on “How to form international collaborations: Intercultural skills, challenges, opportunities, best practice” ”(V.M Nakariakov). Discussion of the research base and funding opportunities in the UK and Russia (mentors- T. Arber, S Imber, N.P. Perevalova, D.Yu. Klimushkin)

Day 3:

Morning: Chair T. Arber

Keynote lecture “Modern instrumentation. Advanced data analysis techniques”(A.T. Altyntsev), oral presentations.

Afternoon: Chair V. M. Nakariakov

Networking session. Discussion of career development opportunities in the UK and Russia. (mentors- T. Arber, S Imber, N.P. Perevalova, D.Yu. Klimushkin) Workshop dinner.

Day 4:

Morning: Chair D.Yu. Klimushkin

Keynote lecture “Charged particle acceleration and dynamics in space plasmas”( S. Imber), oral presentations.

Afternoon: Chair: A.T. Altyntsev & V.M. Nakariakov

Networking session. Discussion of possible cooperation projects. Workshop briefing for media.

Day 5 (optionally):

Social activity (excursion)

[edit] Organizing committee

  • Prof. A.T. Altyntsev (ISTP SB RAS, Irkutsk, Russia) – co-chair
  • Prof. V. M. Nakariakov (The University of Warwick, UK) – co-chair
  • Prof. T.D. Arber (The University of Warwick, UK) – mentor
  • Dr. S. Imber (University of Leicester, UK) – mentor
  • Dr. D. Yu. Klimushkin ( ISTP SB RAS, Irkutsk, Russia) - mentor
  • Dr. N.P. Perevalova ( ISTP SB RAS, Irkutsk, Russia) –mentor

You don't need to book your accommodation for the days of the seminar, as the LOC has made a package booking at the hotel Academicheskaya ( near the seminar venue, for September 17-22. If you want to add some additional days to your stay in Irkutsk, you will need to pay for the extra days by yourselves. There are several good hotels in the city centre of Irkutsk, and if you need any advice you are welcome to contact Larisa Kashapova ( You may also stay longer in the hotel Academicheskaya if you like it.

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