Milestones, events and news
- kick-off meeting:
Arcetri Workshop on Plasma Astrophysics, Firenze, 17-21 Oct 2011.
During the kick-off meeting the first steps of investigation to be
implemented have been defined, and the exchange scheme has been
updated. Moreover, coordination and supervision tasks have been
assigned to the Coordinators.
- first coordination meeting:
at AGU Fall Meeting, 5-9 Dec 2011, San Francisco. Representatives
from all groups were present, and the discussion focused on the
results obtained during the first secondment periods, and on the
organization of next steps.
- second coordination meeting:
EGU General Assembly, Vienna, 22-27 Apr 2012. Representatives from
all the institutions were present and discussion focused on the
results obtained, as well as on the next steps to be
taken. Deliverables were presented as talks or posters at the
conference, or reported during informal talks during the coordination
meeting. The possibility to postpone the summer school (Milestone MS4)
to the second half of the project was also discussed. Berkeley was
identified as a possible venue for the Summer School.
- Coordination Meetings: Arcetri Workshops on Plasma Astrophysics,
Firenze 5-8 Oct 2012, and AGU Fall Meeting 2012, San Francisco, 3 to
7 Dec 2012.
The deliverables (articles, talks, posters) produced during the
project exchanges were presented at the conferences, and steps to be
taken were discussed. Part of the participants (Berkeley, Calabria)
discussed the possibility of proposing a ISSI team, to work on topics
concerning dissipation of energy in solar wind turbulence. The project
was then submitted to ISSI (Bern), and is now accepted for the year
- Coordination meeting:
EGU General Assembly, Vienna, 7-12 April 2013.
- Arcetri Workshops on Plasma Astrophysics, Firenze 14-17 Oct 2013:
Application for further funding, for the extension of the
collaboration, was discussed and planed. Results were presented and
publications were discussed among the participants.
- Turboplasmas summer school, Arcetri on 27th-31th of October 2014.
The school was attended by about 15 young researchers and students. Lectures
were given by scientists from participants institutions, as well as from
external scientists (e.g. prof. Alessandro Retinò of LPP, Ecole Polythecniue,
Palaiseau, France). The training classes have focused on general solar wind
properties, plasma instabilities, turbulence and intermittency, magnetic
reconnection, advanced numerical simulations, space instrumentation for the
measurement of ion velocity distribution functions in the solar wind. The
School has been extremely interactive, with students asking questions and
rising problems to the lecturers, and with a intense, informal transfer
of knowledge extending also to off-lecture time (coffee breaks, meals).
- Coordination meeting at AGU Fall Meeting 2013, held in San Francisco
from 9 to 13 Dec 2013.
Like during previous coordination meetings, the deliverables (articles,
talks, posters) produced during the project exchanges were presented at the
conferences; application for further funding for the extension of the
collaboration was discussed and planned. The advance of the research
objective was discussed among the participants.
- Coordination meeting:
EGU General Assembly held in Vienna, 27 April - 2 May 2014.
- The final report meeting:
performed during the joint "First Solar Orbiter / Solar Probe+ Workshop",
held in Artimino (Italy) from 2nd to 4th September, 2015, immediately
after the closure date of the project. Discussion focused on the achieved
results, and a summary for the preparation of the report has been provided.
- the Turboplasmas Final Workshop will be performed in Arcetri,
following the usual format of this project, jointly with the Workshops
on Plasma Astrophysics, 9th to 13th November 2015.