Time: 2023, January - April
Credit points: 8 hp (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.
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.
Yuri Khotyaintsev, Stefano Markidis.
The course has been given earlier 2020, 2014, 2012, 2008, 2003.