THOR Workshop #2:
Exploring plasma energization in space turbulence

University of Barcelona

27-29 September 2016

The second THOR workshop will take place in Barcelona (Spain) from September 27th to 29th, 2016.

The main goals of the workshop are:

  • To give an input to the ongoing phase A study of THOR in all aspects
  • To give an overview of the payload capabilities to the science community
  • To give a possibility for direct interaction among scientists and payload engineers
  • To address the current state of the art in our understanding of plasma heating and particle acceleration in turbulent plasmas
    • Theory
    • Numerical simulations
    • Spacecraft/laboratory/astrophysical observations
    • Particular focus on pristine solar wind, foreshock, shocks, magnetosheath

The THOR workshop will last three days. The first day will be devoted to the payload, and the next two days to science discussions. There will be ample room for posters and numerous rooms for collaborative work and discussions.

We hope to see you in Barcelona!



Scientific Organizing Committee

  • A. Vaivads, IRF, Sweden
  • P. Escoubet, ESA, The Netherlands
  • R. Vainio, University of Turku, Finland
  • A. Retino, LPP, France
  • J. Soucek, IAP/CAS, Czech Republic
  • Y. Khotyaintsev, IRF, Sweden
  • F. Valentini, University of Calabria, Italy
  • C. Chen, Imperial College London, UK
  • Y. Narita, IWF, Austria
  • F. Marcucci, INAF-IAOS, Italy
  • A. Fazakerley, MSSL, UK
  • B. Lavraud, IRAP, France
  • R. Wicks, UCL/MSSL, UK
  • T. Voirin, ESA, The Netherlands
  • M. Gehler, ESA, The Netherlands
  • A. Wielders, ESA, The Netherlands
  • A. Junge, ESA, The Netherlands

Local Organizing Committee

  • N. Agueda (Chair), ICC-UB, Spain
  • A. Aran, ICC-UB, Spain
  • A. Bertolin, IEEC, Spain
  • A. Frutos, ICC-UB, Spain
  • P. Montes, IEEC, Spain
  • D. Pacheco, ICC-UB, Spain
  • B. Sanahuja, ICC-UB, Spain

Important Dates

Deadline for Abstract Submission 1 June 2016
Deadline for Early Registration 30 June 2016
Final Program 30 June 2016