Energy Cascade and Dissipation in Astrophysical Turbulent Plasmas

CIAS, Observatoire de Paris
5, place Jules Janssen
92190 Meudon, France

The workshop is organized by the CIAS (Centre International d’Ateliers Scientifiques, International Centre for Scientific Workshops) of Paris Observatory during the last week of May, 25-29/05/2015. This is the second of the series of Meudon Turbulence Workshops. The first workshop was held in 2012 (

The aim of the workshop is to bring together space and plasma physicists, plasma astrophysicists, fluid turbulence specialists and computational scientists interested in problems related to turbulence and to serve as a forum for intensive discussions and exchange of state-of-the-art research results. All participants are by invitation.

Science Organizing Committee (SOC)

Olga Alexandrova (LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, France)

Petr Hellinger (Astronomical Institute, CAS, Prague, Czech Republic)

Thierry Passot (Laboratoire Lagrange, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, France)

Arakel Petrosyan (Space Research Institute IKI, Moscow, Russia)

Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

Olga Alexandrova (LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, France)

Nicole Letourneur (CIAS, Observatoire de Paris, France)

Sonny Lion (LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, France)

Milan Maksimovic (LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, France)

Arnaud Zaslavskiy (LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, France)

Scientific sessions:

Session 1: Nature of turbulence in inertial range and relations to the different possible mechanisms of dissipation

Session 2: Turbulence around plasma kinetic scales (proton and electron scales)

Session 3: Turbulence vs instabilities and presence of waves in strong turbulence

Session 4: Possible dissipation mechanisms in turbulent plasmas (effect of collisions? reconnection? Landau damping? Instabilities? ... What else?)

Satellite-workshop, Friday, 29 of May 2015: 9h30-17h30

Methods for analysing turbulence data

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