Motivation and Scope
The field of space weather has been centered on eruptive energy release processes of various spatial-temporal scales on our Sun. With these solar phenomena reasonably well observed, it has also been a common practice to project what is known for the Sun to other magnetically active stars. As an example, recent Kepler observations have shown that solar-like stars can produce superflares that are orders-of-magnitude more powerful than even the most violent solar fare that has been measured. Should superflares occur on our Sun, tremendous loss to our modern economy and society may occur. This reasoning has led to the establishment in 2017 of an international team on “Superflares on stars and the Sun” supported by the BRICS STI Framework Programme under the auspices of funding agencies in China, India, and Russia. Specifically, this BRICS team is intended to adopt a synergistic approach by combining data analysis with theoretical, numerical, and forward-modeling studies to better constrain the physical parameters of stellar active regions that may produce superflares, to examine whether mechanisms for producing solar flares are also responsible for producing stellar flares, and to investigate how dynamo processes help accumulate the magnetic free energy necessary for producing solar/stellar flares.
The purpose of this workshop is twofold. One, it will discuss in-depth the recent progress from the groups involved in the BRICS project. Second, it is intended to provide a forum for exchanging ideas both within and beyond the BRICS team, thereby exploring further possibilities for future collaborative research on the broad topic of energy release processes on stars and the Sun. In other words, this workshop is not a closed-door meeting of the BRICS team but open to all scientists interested. We invite presentations on any aspect of solar/stellar eruptive energy release processes, ranging from their causes to their consequences. Tentative themes include but are not restricted to: multi-wavelength observations; imaging, spectroscopic, and seismological diagnosis; physical processes involved in the triggering, evolution, and aftermath of eruptive processes.
This workshop is jointly organized by
l the Institute of Space Sciences, Shandong University, China
l the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, India
l the Department of Radioastrophysics, Institute of Solar Terrestrial Physics SAB RAS, Russia.
This workshop is to be held from 8 Aug 2019 to 10 Aug 2019, with ice-breaking reception on 7 Aug 2019. The conference venue will be the Wentian Building, Shandong University Weihai. There will be no registration fee.
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Dates: 7-10 August, 2019
Venue: the Wentian building (Institute of Space Sciences), Shandong University, Weihai
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Bo Li 李波
Mijie Shi 石米杰
Hui Yu 于惠