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MAG1: Magnetospheres throughout the Universe

Session Organisers:

Chris Arridge (Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL, UK), Prof. Michael Kramer (Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Germany / Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester), Dr. Ben Stappers (Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester), Dr. Aline Vidotto (School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St. Andrews, UK)


Magnetospheres are ubiquitous throughout the Universe, being found in interstellar gas clouds, in the environments of black holes and degenerate objects as well as around planets and stars. Comparative studies between planets (including Earth) and moons throughout the solar system allow in situ investigations of a wide range of physical conditions, such as magnetic field configuration and composition of the plasma. Comparisons between planetary and astrophysical environments reveal interesting similarities in system-level behaviour (such as phase shifts and drifting periods in periodic planetary radio emissions and the intermittent behaviour of some pulsars) which may have common underlying physical mechanisms. The study of exoplanet magnetospheres is drawing on the significant body of understanding developed from solar system magnetospheres but also providing new lessons for solar system environments. The topic of this session is to discuss observations, theories and modelling of these structures, explore common themes and physical processes, and to encourage interaction between the diverse communities studying magnetospheres throughout the universe.


This is a complete listing of all 17 entries

Poster Session A
Numerical and laboratory studies of auroral cyclotron emission processes  Karen Gillespie
Laboratory investigation of background plasma effects on cyclotron radiation emission  Dr Sandra McConville
Conjugate observations of Saturn  Calum J Meredith

Tuesday 27th 10:00-11:15
10:00 Radio emission from giant exoplanets: Theory and observation  Jean-Mathias Griessmeier
10:20 Magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling at Jupiter-like exoplanets: configuration & detection  Jonathan Nichols
10:31 Jovimagnetic secular variation: the main field and the inner magnetosphere  Victoria Ridley
10:42 Indirect Observations of Mercury’s Magnetosphere by MESSENGER XRS  Simon Lindsay
10:53 How can the mini-magnetospheres formed by the lunar crustal magnetic anomalies be so small?  Dr Ruth Bamford
11:04 Recurring flux ropes at the southern terminator of Mars  Mat Beharrell

Tuesday 27th 11:45-13:15
11:45 Pulsar Radio Emission and Magnetospheric Currents  Axel Jessner
12:05 Mapping the Pulsar Radiation Pattern  Phrudth Jaroenjittichai
12:16 Poster presentation summaries  MAG1 Poster presenters
12:20 Cassini multi-instrument observations of Saturn  Dr Emma Bunce
12:31 Saturn’s field aligned currents and their relationship to the phases of the planetary period oscilla  Gabrielle Provan
12:42 A theory of magnetosphere-ionosphere-atmsophere coupling at Saturn  David Southwood
12:53 Investigating the influence of magnetic cycles on planets: the case of Tau Boo  Aline Vidotto
13:04 Maser radio emission from CU Virginis  David C. Speirs