Time: 2014, September 1 - October 31
Credit points: 8 ECTS
Prerequisites: basic course on plasma physics
Responsible department: Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University
This course covers the theory of Magnetic Reconnection in plasma and it's applications. A particular focus is on the space observations and numerical simulations of magnetic reconnection. The course consists of two one week meetings, the first in Uppsala and the second in Leuven. In addition there are home exercises and the project work.
In addition to lecture notes the course will be based on the book:
Biskamp, Dieter 2000, Magnetic reconnection in plasmas, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000 xiv, 387 p. Cambridge monographs on plasma physics, vol. 3, ISBN 0521582881 Magnetic Reconnection in Plasmas.
The course has been given earlier 2012, 2008, 2003.