- "Large-scale characteristics of reconnection diffusion
regions and associated magnetopause crossings observed by
MMS"

S. A. Fuselier, S. K. Vines, J. L. Burch, S. M. Petrinec, K. J. Trattner, P. A. Cassak, L.-J. Chen, R. E. Ergun, S. Eriksson, B. L. Giles, D. B. Graham, Yu. V. Khotyaintsev, B. Lavraud, W. S. Lewis, J. Mukherjee, C. Norgren, T.-D. Phan, C. T. Russell, R. J. Strangeway, R. B. Torbert, and J. M. Webster

Submitted to J. Geophys. Res., February 2017

- "Elongation of Flare Ribbons"

Jiong Qiu, Dana Longcope, Paul Cassak, and Eric R. Priest

Submitted to Astrophysical Journal, January 2017

- "Super-Alfvenic Propagation and Damping of Reconnection
Onset Signatures"

P. Sharma Pyakurel, M. A. Shay, C. C. Haggerty, T. N. Parashar, J. F. Drake, P. A. Cassak, S. P. Gary

Submitted to J. Geophys. Res., January 2017

- "Drift Waves, Intense Parallel Electric Fields, and Turbulence
Associated with Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection at the
Magnetopause"

R. E. Ergun, L. J. Chen, F. D. Wilder, N. Ahmadi, S. Eriksson, M. E. Usanova, K. A. Goodrich, J. C. Holmes, A. P. Sturner, D. M. Malaspina, D. L. Newman, R. B. Torbert, M. Argall, P.-A. Lindqvist, J. L. Burch, J. M. Webster, J. F. Drake, L. M. Price, P. A. Cassak, M. Swisdak, M. A. Shay, D. B. Graham, R. J. Strangeway, C. T. Russell, B. L. Giles, J. C. Dorelli, D. Gershman, L. Avanov, M. Hesse, B. Lavraud, O. Le Contel, A. Retino, T. D. Phan, M.V. Goldman, J. E Stawarz, S. J Schwartz, J. P. Eastwood, K.-J. Hwang, R. Nakamura, and S. Wang

Submitted to Geophys. Res. Lett., December 2016

- "Kinetic simulation of asymmetric magnetic reconnection with
cold ions"

J. Dargent, N. Aunai, B. Lavraud, S. Toledo-Redondo, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak, and K. Malakit

Submitted to J. Geophys. Res., December 2016

- "Transition from global to local control of dayside
reconnection from ionospheric-sourced mass loading"

B. Zhang, O. Brambles, P. A. Cassak, J. Ouellette, M. Wiltberger, W. Lotko, and J. Lyon

Submitted to J. Geophys. Res., November 2016

- "Reconnection rates and X-line motion at the magnetopause:
Global 2D-3V hybrid-Vlasov simulation results"

S. Hoilijoki, U. Ganse, P. A. Cassak, B. Walsh, H. Hietala, S. von Alfthan, and M. Palmroth

Accepted to J. Geophys. Res., February 2017

- "Why does steady-state magnetic reconnection have a maximum
local rate of order 0.1?"

Y.-H. Liu, M. Hesse, F. Guo, W. Daughton, H. Li, P. A. Cassak, and M. A. Shay

Accepted to Phys. Rev. Lett., January 2017

Available on arXiv

- "Local properties of magnetic reconnection in nonlinear
resistive- and extended-magnetohydrodynamic toroidal simulations of
the sawtooth crash"

M. T. Beidler, P. A. Cassak, S. Jardin, and N. Ferraro

Plasma Phys. Control Fusion, 59, 025007 (2017)

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- "Observations of Hall reconnection physics far downstream of
the X-line"

R. Mistry, J. P. Eastwood, C. C. Haggerty, M. A. Shay, T. D. Phan, H. Hietala, and P. A. Cassak

Phys. Rev. Lett., 117, 185102 (2016)

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- "Spacecraft observations and analytic theory of crescent-shaped electron distributions in asymmetric magnetic reconnection"

J. Egedal, A. Le, W. Daughton, B. Wetherton, P. A. Cassak, L.-J Chen, B. Lavraud, R. B. Torbert, J. Dorelli, D. J. Gershman, and L. A. Avanov

Phys. Rev. Lett., 117, 185101 (2016)

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- "Ion Larmor Radius Effects near a Reconnection X-line at the
Magnetopause: THEMIS Observations and Simulation Comparison"

T. D. Phan, M. A. Shay, C. C. Haggerty, J. T. Gosling, J. P. Eastwood, M. Fujimoto, K. Malakit, F. S. Mozer, P. A. Cassak, M. Oieroset and V. Angelopoulos

Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 8844 (2016)

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- "Stable Reconnection at the Dusk Flank Magnetopause"

R. G. Gomez, S. K. Vines, S. A. Fuselier, P. A. Cassak, R. J. Strangeway, S. M. Petrinec, J. L. Burch, K. J. Trattner, C. T. Russell, R. B. Torbert, C. Pollock, D. T. Young, and W. S. Lewis

Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 9374 (2016)

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- "Particle-in-cell simulation study of the scaling of asymmetric
magnetic reconnection with in-plane flow shear"

C. E. Doss, P. A. Cassak, and M. Swisdak

Phys. Plasmas, 23, 082107 (2016)

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Available on arXiv

- "MMS observations of electron-scale filamentary currents in the
reconnection exhaust and near the X-line"

T. D. Phan, J. P. Eastwood, P. A. Cassak, M. Oieroset, J. T. Gosling, D. J. Gershman, F. S. Mozer, M. A. Shay, M. Fujimoto, W. Daughton, J. F. Drake, J. L. Burch, R. B. Torbert, R. E. Ergun, L. J. Chen, S. Wang, C. Pollock, J. C. Dorelli, B. Lavraud, B. L. Giles, T. E. Moore, Y. Saito, L. A. Avanov, W. Paterson, R. J. Strangeway, C. T. Russell, Y. Khotyaintsev, P. A. Lindqvist, M. Oka, and F. D. Wilder

Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 6060 (2016)

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- "The Effects of Turbulence on Three-Dimensional
Magnetic Reconnection at the Magnetopause"

L. Price, M. Swisdak, J. F. Drake, P. A. Cassak, J. T. Dahlin, and R. E. Ergun

Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 6020 (2016)

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Available on arXiv

- "Magnetospheric Multiscale Observations of Large-Amplitude,
Parallel, Electrostatic Waves Associated with Magnetic
Reconnection at the Magnetopause"

R. E. Ergun, J. C. Holmes, K. A. Goodrich, F. D. Wilder, J. E Stawarz, S. Eriksson, D. L. Newman, S. J. Schwartz, M. V. Goldman, A. P. Sturner, D. M. Malaspina, M. E. Usanova, R. B. Torbert, M. Argall, P.-A. Lindqvist, Y. Khotyaintsev, J. L. Burch, R. J. Strangeway, C. T. Russell, C. J. Pollock, B. L. Giles, J. J. C. Dorelli, L. Avanov, M. Hesse, L. J. Chen, B. Lavraud, O. Le Contel, A. Retino, T. D. Phan, J. P. Eastwood, M. Oieroset, J. Drake, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak, R. Nakamura, M. Zhou, M. Ashour-Abdalla, M. Andre

Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 5626 (2016)

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- "MMS Observations of Parallel Electric Fields Associated with
Magnetic Reconnection"

R. E. Ergun, K. A. Goodrich, F. D. Wilder, J. C. Holmes, J. E. Stawarz, S. Eriksson, A. P. Sturner, D. M. Malaspina, M. E. Usanova, R. B. Torbert, P.-A. Lindqvist, Y. Khotyaintsev, J. L. Burch, R. J. Strangeway, C. T. Russell, C. J. Pollock, B. L. Giles, M. Hesse, L. J. Chen, G. Lapenta, M. V. Goldman, D. L. Newman, S. J. Schwartz, J. P. Eastwood, T. D. Phan, F. S. Mozer, J. Drake, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak, R. Nakamura, and G. Marklund

Phys. Rev. Lett., 116, 235102 (2016)

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- "Magnetospheric Multiscale Observations of the Electron
Diffusion Region of Large Guide Field Magnetic Reconnection"

S. Eriksson, F. D. Wilder, R. E. Ergun, S. J. Schwartz, P. A. Cassak, J. L. Burch, L.-J. Chen, R. B. Torbert, T. D. Phan, B. Lavraud, K. A. Goodrich, J. C. Holmes, J. E. Stawarz, A. P. Sturner, D. M. Malaspina, M. E. Usanova, K. J. Trattner, R. J. Strangeway, C. T. Russell, C. J. Pollock, B. L. Giles, M. Hesse, P.-A. Lindqvist, J. F. Drake, M. A. Shay, R. Nakamura, and G. T. Marklund

Phys. Rev. Lett., 117, 015001 (2016)

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- "The local dayside reconnection rate for oblique interplanetary magnetic fields"

C. M. Komar and P. A. Cassak

J. Geophys. Res., 121, 5105, 2016

PDF Version

Available on arXiv - "Electron-Scale Measurements of Magnetic Reconnection in
Space"

J. L. Burch, R. B. Torbert, T. D. Phan, L.-J. Chen, T. E. Moore, R. E. Ergun, J. P. Eastwood, D. J. Gershman, P. A. Cassak, M. R. Argall, S. Wang, M. Hesse, C. J. Pollock, B. L. Giles, R. Nakamura, B. H. Mauk, S. A. Fuselier, C. T. Russell, R. J. Strangeway, J. F. Drake, M. A. Shay, Yu. V. Khotyaintsev, P.-A. Lindqvist, G. Marklund, F. D. Wilder, D. T. Young, K. Torkar, J. Goldstein, J. C. Dorelli, L. A. Avanov, M. Oka, D. N. Baker, A. N. Jaynes, K. A. Goodrich, I. J. Cohen, D. L. Turner, J. F. Fennell, J. B. Blake, J. Clemmons, M. Goldman, D. Newman, S. M. Petrinec, K. J. Trattner, B. Lavraud, P. H. Reiff, W. Baumjohann, W. Magnes, M. Steller, W. Lewis, Y. Saito, V. Coffey and M. Chandler

Science, 352, 6290 (2016)

- "Ion-scale secondary flux-ropes generated by magnetopause
reconnection as resolved by MMS"

J. P. Eastwood, T. D. Phan, P. A. Cassak, D. J. Gershman, C. Haggerty, K. Malakit, M. A. Shay, R. Mistry, M. Oieroset, C. T. Russell, J. A. Slavin, M. R. Argall, L. A. Avanov, J. L. Burch, L. J. Chen, J. C. Dorelli, R. E. Ergun, B. L. Giles, Y. Khotyaintsev, B. Lavraud, P. A. Lindqvist, T. E. Moore, R. Nakamura, W. Paterson, C. Pollock, R. J. Strangeway, R. B. Torbert, and S. Wang

Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 4716 (2016)

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- "Kinetic signatures of the region surrounding the X-line in asymmetric (magnetopause) reconnection"

M. A. Shay, T. D. Phan, C. C. Haggerty, M. Fujimoto, J. F. Drake, K. Malakit, P. A. Cassak, and M. Swisdak

Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 4145 (2016)

PDF Version

Available on arXiv - "MMS observation of Hall currents and associated electron
scattering and bouncing near the diffusion region at Earthâ€™s
magnetopause"

B. Lavraud, Y. C. Zhang, Y. Vernisse, D. J. Gershman, J. Dorelli, P. A. Cassak, J. Dargent, C. Pollock, B. Giles, N. Aunai, M. Argall, L. Avanov, A. Barrie, J. Burch, M. Chandler, L.-J. Chen, G. Clark, I. Cohen, V. Coffey, J. P. Eastwood, J. Egedal, S. Eriksson, R. Ergun, C. J. Farrugia, S. A. Fuselier, V. Genot, D. Graham, E. Grigorenko, H. Hasegawa, C. Jacquey, I. Kacem, Y. Khotyaintsev, E. MacDonald, W. Magnes, A. Marchaudon, B. Mauk, T. E. Moore, T. Mukai, R. Nakamura, W. Paterson, E. Penou, T. D. Phan, A. Rager, A. Retino, Z. J. Rong, C. T. Russell, Y. Saito, J.-A. Sauvaud, S. J. Schwartz, C. Shen, S. Smith, R. Strangeway, S. Toledo-Redondo, R. Torbert, D. L. Turner, S. Wang, and S. Yokota

Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 3042 (2016)

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Article in Eos about the paper

- "Subsolar Magnetopause Observation and Kinetic Simulation of a Tripolar Guide-Magnetic Field Perturbation Consistent with a Magnetic Island"

S. Eriksson, P. A. Cassak, A. Retino, and F. Mozer

Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 3035 (2016)

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- "Theory and Modeling for the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission"

M. Hesse, N. Aunai, J. Birn, P. Cassak, R. E. Denton, J. F. Drake, T. Gombosi, M. Hoshino, W. Matthaeus, D. Sibeck, and S. Zenitani

Space Science Reviews, 199, 577 (2016)

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- "Inside the Black Box - Magnetic Reconnection and the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission" (Featured Article)

P. A. Cassak

Space Weather, 14, 186 (2016) (Open Access)

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- "Magnetospheric ion influence on magnetic reconnection at the
duskside magnetopause"

S. A. Fuselier, J. L. Burch, P. A. Cassak, J. Goldstein, R. G. Gomez, K. Goodrich, W. S. Lewis, D. Malaspina, J. Mukherjee, R. Nakamura, S. M. Petrinec, C. T. Russell, R. J. Strangeway, R. B. Torbert, K. J. Trattner, P. Valek

Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 1435 (2016)

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- "Separator Reconnection at the Magnetopause for Predominantly Northward and Southward IMF: techniques and results"

A. Glocer, J. Dorelli, G. Toth, C. M. Komar, and P. A. Cassak

J. Geophys. Res., 120, 140 (2016)

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- "Asymmetric magnetic reconnection with a flow shear and applications to the magnetopause"

C. E. Doss, C. M. Komar, P. A. Cassak, F. D. Wilder, S. Eriksson, and J. F. Drake

J. Geophys. Res., 120, 7748 (2015)

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Available on arXiv

- "Fast Magnetic Reconnection Due to Anisotropic Electron Pressure"

P. A. Cassak, R. N. Baylor, R. L. Fermo, M. T. Beidler, M. A. Shay, M. Swisdak, J. F. Drake, and H. Karimabadi

Phys. Plasmas, 22, 020705 (2015)

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Available on arXiv

- "Comparative analysis of dayside magnetic reconnection models in global magnetosphere simulations"

C. M. Komar, R. L. Fermo, and P. A. Cassak

J. Geophys. Res., 120, 276 (2015)

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Available on arXiv

- "Observation of a Retreating X-Line and Magnetic Islands Poleward of the Cusp During Northward Interplanetary Magnetic Field Conditions"

F. D. Wilder, S. Eriksson, K. J. Trattner, P. A. Cassak, S. A. Fuselier and B. Lybekk

J. Geophys. Res., 119, 9643, 2014

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- "Electron Heating During Magnetic Reconnection: A Simulation
Scaling Study"

M. A. Shay, C. C. Haggerty, T. D. Phan, J. F. Drake, P. A. Cassak, P. Wu, M. Oieroset, M. Swisdak, and K. Malakit

Phys. Plasmas, 21, 122902 (2014)

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Available on arXiv

- "On the 3-D structure and dissipation of reconnection-driven flow-bursts"

J. F. Drake, M. Swisdak, P. A. Cassak, and T.-D. Phan

Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 3710 (2014)

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Available on arXiv

- "A New Electric Field in Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection"

K. Malakit, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak, and D. Ruffolo

Phys. Rev. Lett., 111, 135001 (2013)

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Available on arXiv

- "On the Cause of Supra-Arcade Downflows in Solar Flares"

P. A. Cassak, J. F. Drake, J. T. Gosling, T.-D. Phan, M. A. Shay and L. S. Shepherd

Ap. J. Lett., 775, L14, 2013 September 20

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Available on arXiv

- "Tracing magnetic separators and their dependence on IMF clock angle in global magnetospheric simulations"

C. M. Komar, P. A. Cassak, J. C. Dorelli, A. Glocer, and M. M. Kuznetsova

J. Geophys. Res., 118, 4998, 2013

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Available on arXiv

- "Spontaneous Ion Beam Formation in the Laboratory, Space, and Simulation"

J. Carr Jr., P. A. Cassak, M. Galante, A. M. Keesee, G. Lusk, R. M. Magee, D. McCarren, E. E. Scime, S. Sears, R. Vandervort, N. Gulbrandsen, M. Goldman, D. Newman, J. P. Eastwood

Phys. Plasmas, 20, 072118 (2013)

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- "On Phase Diagrams of Magnetic Reconnection"

P. A. Cassak and J. F. Drake

Phys. Plasmas, 20, 061207 (2013)

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- "Overview on numerical studies of reconnection and dissipation in the solar wind"

S. Donato, S. Servidio, P. Dmitruk, F. Valentini, A. Greco, P. Veltri, M. Wan, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak, and W. H. Matthaeus

AIP Conf. Proc., 1539, 99 (2013) - Proceedings of the Solar Wind 13 Conference

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- "Magnetic Reconnection for Coronal Conditions: Reconnection Rates,
Secondary Islands and Onset"

P. A. Cassak and M. A. Shay

Space Science Reviews, 172, 283, 2012

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- "Guide Field Dependence of 3D X-line Spreading During Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection"

L. S. Shepherd and P. A. Cassak

J. Geophys. Res., 117, A10101, 2012

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Available on arXiv

- "Reconnection events in two-dimensional Hall magnetohydrodynamic turbulence"

S. Donato, S. Servidio, P. Dmitruk, V. Carbone, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak, and W. H. Matthaeus

Phys. Plasmas, 19, 092307 (2012)

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- "Model for Incomplete Reconnection in Sawtooth Crashes"

M. T. Beidler and P. A. Cassak

Phys. Rev. Lett., 107, 255002 (2011)

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Available on arXiv

- "Magnetic reconnection as an element of turbulence"

S. Servidio, P. Dmitruk, A. Greco, M. Wan, S. Donato, P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, V. Carbone, and W. H. Matthaeus

Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 18, 675, 2011

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- "Theory and Simulations of the Scaling of Magnetic Reconnection with
Symmetric Shear Flow"

P. A. Cassak

Phys. Plasmas, 18, 072106 (2011)

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- "Scaling of the Magnetic Reconnection Rate with Symmetric Shear Flow"

P. A. Cassak and A. Otto

Phys. Plasmas, 18, 074501 (2011)

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- "Estimates of Densities and Filling Factors from a Cooling Time
Analysis of Solar Microflares Observed with RHESSI"

R. N. Baylor, P. A. Cassak, S. Christe, I. G. Hannah, Sam Krucker, D. J. Mullan, M. A. Shay, H. S. Hudson, and R. P. Lin

Ap. J., 736, 75, 2011 July 20

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Available on arXiv

- "Three-dimensional simulations of the orientation and structure of
reconnection X-lines"

R. Schreier, M. Swisdak, J. F. Drake, and P. A. Cassak

Phys. Plasmas, 17, 110704 (2010)

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Available on arXiv

- "Scaling of asymmetric magnetic reconnection: Kinetic
particle-in-cell simulations"

K. Malakit, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak, and C. Bard

J. Geophys. Res., 115, A10223, 2010

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- "Magnetic Reconnection with Asymmetry in the Outflow Direction"

N. A. Murphy, C. R. Sovinec, and P. A. Cassak

J. Geophys. Res., 115, A09206, 2010

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Available on arXiv

- "Comparison of secondary islands in collisional reconnection to Hall
reconnection"

L. S. Shepherd and P. A. Cassak

Phys. Rev. Lett., 105, 015004 (2010)

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Available on arXiv

- "A saddle-node bifurcation model of magnetic reconnection onset"

P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, and J. F. Drake

Phys. Plasmas, 17, 062105 (2010)

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- "Statistics of Magnetic Reconnection in Two-Dimensional
Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence"

S. Servidio, W. H. Matthaeus, M. A. Shay, P. Dmitruk, P. A. Cassak, and M. Wan

Phys. Plasmas, 17, 032315 (2010)

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- "Properties of magnetic reconnection in MHD turbulence"

S. Servidio, M. A. Shay, W. H. Matthaeus, P. Dmitruk, P. A. Cassak, and M. Wan

AIP Conf. Proc., 1216, 198 (2010) - Proceedings of the Solar Wind 12 Conference

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- "Orszag Tang vortex - Kinetic study of a turbulent plasma"

T. N. Parashar, S. Servidio, M. A. Shay, W. H. Matthaeus, and P. A. Cassak

AIP Conf. Proc., 1216, 304 (2010) - Proceedings of the Solar Wind 12 Conference

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- "Scaling of Sweet-Parker Reconnection with Secondary Islands"

P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, and J. F. Drake

Phys. Plasmas, 16, 120702 (2009)

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- "The Impact of Microscopic Magnetic Reconnection on Pre-Flare Energy Storage"

P. A. Cassak and J. F. Drake

Ap. J. Lett., 707, L158-162, 2009 Dec 20

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- "A magnetic reconnection mechanism for ion acceleration and
abundance enhancements in impulsive flares"

J. F. Drake, P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, M. Swisdak, and E. Quataert

Ap. J. Lett., 700, L16-20, 2009 July 20

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- "Ion Heating Resulting from Pickup in Magnetic Reconnection Exhausts"

J. F. Drake, M. Swisdak, T. D. Phan, P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, S. Lepri, R. P. Lin, E. Quataert, and T. H. Zurbuchen

J. Geophys. Res., 114, A05111, 2009

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- "The Hall effect in magnetic reconnction: Hybrid vs. Hall-less hybrid simulations"

K. Malakit, P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, and J. F. Drake

Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L07107 (2009)

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- "Kinetic dissipation and anisotropic heating in a turbulent collisionless plasma"

T. N. Parashar, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak, and W. H. Matthaeus

Phys. Plasmas, 16, 032310 (2009)

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- "Structure of the Dissipation Region in Fluid Simulations of
Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection"

P. A. Cassak and M. A. Shay

Invited DPP Paper

Phys. Plasmas, 16, 055704 (2009)

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- "Magnetic Reconnection in Two-Dimensional Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence"

S. Servidio, W. H. Matthaeus, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak and P. Dmitruk

Phys. Rev. Lett., 102, 115003 (2009)

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- "Response to "Comment on `Scaling of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection: General Theory and Collisional Simulations' " [Phys. Plasmas 16, 034701 (2009)]

P. A. Cassak and M. A. Shay

Phys. Plasmas, 16, 034702 (2009)

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- "The Scaling of Asymmetric Hall Reconnection"

P. A. Cassak and M. A. Shay

Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L19102, 2008

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- "From Solar and Stellar Flares to Coronal Heating:
Theory and Observations of How Magnetic Reconnection
Regulates Coronal Conditions"

P. A. Cassak, D. J. Mullan and M. A. Shay

Ap. J. Lett., 676, L69-L72, 2008, March 20

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Available on arXiv

- "Scaling of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection: General Theory and Collisional Simulations"

P. A. Cassak and M. A. Shay

Phys. Plasmas, 14, 102114 (2007)

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- "Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"

P. A. Cassak, J. F. Drake, M. A. Shay and B. Eckhardt

Phys. Rev. Lett., 98, 215001 (2007)

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- "Catastrophic Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection with a Guide Field,"

P. A. Cassak, J. F. Drake, and M. A. Shay

Phys. Plasmas, 14, 054502 (2007)

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- "A Model for Spontaneous Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection,"

P. A. Cassak, J. F. Drake, and M. A. Shay,

Ap. J., 644, L145-L148, 2006 June 20

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- "Catastrophe Model for Fast Magnetic Reconnection Onset,"

P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, and J. F. Drake,

Phys. Rev. Lett., 95, 235002 (2005)

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Available on arXiv

- "The CISM Code Coupling Strategy,"

C. C. Goodrich, A. L. Sussman, J. G. Lyon, M. A. Shay, and P. A. Cassak,

Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 66, 1469-1479 (2004).

- "Character Expansions for the Orthogonal and Symplectic Groups,"

A.B. Balantekin and P. Cassak,

J. Math. Phys. 43(1), 604-620 (2002).

Available on arXiv - "Determination of structural parameters for ferrocenecarboxaldehyde using
Fourier transform microwave spectroscopy,"

Ranga Subramanian, Chandana Karunatilaka, Riley O. Schock, Brian J. Drouin, Paul A. Cassak, and Stephen G. Kukolich,

J. Chem. Phys. 123, 054317 (2005). - "Microwave Measurements and Calculations on Cyclopentadienyl Rhodium
Dicarbonyl, A V10 Hindered Rotor,"

S.G. Kukolich, B.J. Drouin, P. Cassak and J.L. Hubbard,

Organometallics 17, 4105-4109 (1998). - "Microwave Measurements of Rhenium Quadrupole Coupling in Cyclopentadienyl
Rhenium Tricarbonyl,"

B.J. Drouin, P.A. Cassak and S.G. Kukolich,

J. Chem. Phys. 108, 8878-8883 (1998).

- "Measurements of Structural and Quadrupole Coupling Parameters for
Bromoferrocene Using Microwave Spectroscopy,"

Brian J. Drouin, T. Greg Lavaty, Paul A. Cassak and Stephen G. Kukolich,

J. Chem. Phys. 107, 6541-6548 (1997).

- "Determination of Structural Parameters for the Half-Sandwich Compounds
Cyclopentadienyl Thallium and Cyclopentadienyl Indium and Indium Quadrupole
Coupling for Cyclopentadienyl Indium Using Microwave Spectroscopy,"

B.J. Drouin, P.A. Cassak, P.M. Briggs and S.G. Kukolich,

J. Chem. Phys. 107, 3766-3773 (1997).

- "Measurements of Structural and Quadrupolar Coupling Parameters for
1-Chloroferrocene Using Microwave Spectroscopy,"

Brian J. Drouin, Paul A. Cassak and Stephen G. Kukolich,

Inorg. Chem. 36, 2868-2871 (1997).

- "Reconnection at Earth's Dayside Magnetopause" (Chapter 6)

P. A. Cassak and S. A. Fuselier

in Magnetic Reconnection: Concepts and Applications, eds. W. D. Gonzalez and E. N. Parker

Astrophysics and Space Science Library 427, Springer, 2016

Online version

- "Fundamental Concepts Associated with Magnetic Reconnection"
(Chapter 1)

W. D. Gonzalez, E. N. Parker, F. S. Mozer, V. M. Vasyliunas, P. L. Pritchett, H. Karimabadi, P. A. Cassak, J. D. Scudder, M. Yamada, R. M. Kulsrud, and D. Koga

in Magnetic Reconnection: Concepts and Applications, eds. W. Gonzalez and E. Parker

Astrophysics and Space Science Library 427, Springer, 2016

Online version

- "Catastrophe Model for the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection,"

P. A. Cassak

Doctoral Dissertation, University of Maryland-College Park, December 2006

PDF Version

- "Theory and Simulations of Incomplete Reconnection During
Sawteeth Due to Diamagnetic Effects,"

M. T. Beidler

Doctoral Dissertation, West Virginia University, October 2015

PDF Version - "The Nature of Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause,"

C. M. Komar

Doctoral Dissertation, West Virginia University, May 2015

PDF Version - "A Study of Magnetic Reconnection: From 2D Energy Release to
3D Spreading and Localization,"

L. S. Shepherd

Doctoral Dissertation, West Virginia University, August 2014

PDF Version

- "A Summary of Results from Year 1 of the Magnetospheric (MMS) Mission"

CEDAR/GEM Science Highlight Plenary Talk

Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 23, 2016

- "... the tale of magnetic reconnection ..."

CEDAR/GEM Student Day Tutorial

Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 19, 2016

The associated poem about reconnection

- "Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"

University of Michigan, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering Seminar

Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 16, 2016

- "When Magnetic Field Lines Break"

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Physics Department Colloquium

Madison, Wisconsin, April 29, 2016

- "Magnetic Reconnection During the Sawtooth Crash in Tokamaks"

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Seminar

Los Alamos, New Mexico, April 11, 2016

- "Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"

SHIELDS Workshop: Shielding Society from Space Weather, Invited Talk

Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 5, 2016

- "Asymmetric Reconnection, Guide Field Reconnection, and Reconnection with Flow Shear: Recent Work and Future Horizons"

MR 2016 US-Japan Meeting on Magnetic Reconnection, Invited Tutorial Talk

Napa, California, March 11, 2016

PDF of Talk (on external webpage)

- "Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Heliophysics Seminar

Greenbelt, Maryland, February 12, 2016

- "Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause and Tokamaks"

University of Maryland Plasma Physics Seminar

College Park, Maryland, February 10, 2016

- "Predictions of space physics are difficult, especially when they are about the future"

2015 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting (Macelwane Medal talk)

San Francisco, California, December 16, 2015

- "Quantifying the tailward motion of reconnecting flux ropes at magnetopauses of Earth and other planets"

2015 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting

San Francisco, California, December 14, 2015

- "How Magnetospheres Interact with the Solar Wind through Magnetic Reconnection"

Georgia Institute of Technology Planetary Seminar Series

Atlanta, Georgia, November 17, 2015

- "Many Facets of Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"

Chapman Conference on Magnetospheric Dynamics

Fairbanks, Alaska, September 29, 2015

- "What Can the Sun Tell Us about Dipolarization Fronts? A Look at
Supra-Arcade Downflows"

Workshop on Magnetotail Reconnection and Dipolarization Fronts

Laurel, Maryland, September 17, 2015

- "Theory and Simulations of Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside
Magnetopause"

Institut de recherche en astrophysique et planetologie (IRAP)

Toulouse, France, August 18, 2015

- "Theory and Simulations of Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside
Magnetopause"

Magnetic Reconnection in Plasmas workshop

Stockholm, Sweden, August 12, 2015

- "Asymmetric Reconnection with a Flow Shear"

ISSI Meeting on Ion and Electron Bulk Heating by Magnetic Reconnection

Bern, Switzerland, June 2, 2015

- "Studies of Magnetic Reconnection From Solar Flares to the
Dayside Magnetopause"

High Altitude Observatory (HAO) Colloquium

Boulder, Colorado, April 8, 2015

- "Theoretical Studies of Energy Conversion in Magnetic
Reconnection"

2014 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting

San Francisco, California, December 18, 2014

- "Multi-Scale Aspects of Magnetic Reconnection for Solar
Applications"

Solar Heliospheric and Interplanetary Environment (SHINE) Conference

Telluride, Colorado, June 26, 2014

- "Quantitative Predictions of Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"

Parker Reconnection Workshop

Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, March 20, 2014

- "Ideas on How and When Reconnection Occurs in the Corona and Inner Heliosphere"

Solar Probe Plus Science Working Group Meeting

San Antonio, Texas, February 26, 2014

- "Signatures of Finite Length X-line Reconnection"

ISSI Meeting on Ion and Electron Bulk Heating by Magnetic Reconnection

Berne, Switzerland, October 10, 2013

- "On The Cause of Supra-Aracde Downflows in Solar Flares"

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Seminar

Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 31, 2013

- "Properties of Asymmetric Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"

THEMIS/ARTEMIS Science Working Group Meeting

Fairbanks, Alaska, March 28, 2013

- "Magnetic Reconnection - What is NASA's MMS for Anyway?"

Goddard Scientific Colloquium, NASA-GSFC

Greenbelt, Maryland, March 1, 2013

PDF

- "Ion-Scale Signatures of Magnetospheric Magnetic Reconnection"

MMS Fast Plasma Investigation (FPI) Team Meeting, NASA-GSFC, Invited Talk

Greenbelt, Maryland, September 10, 2012

- "Theory of Magnetic Reconnection for Magnetospheric Applications"

2012 GEM Workshop, Invited Plenary Talk

Snowmass, Colorado, June 21, 2012

PDF

- "X-line Spreading in Three-Dimensional Magnetic Reconnection"

Seminar, NASA-GSFC Reconnexion Forum

Greenbelt, Maryland, May 29, 2012

- "Guide Field Dependence of X-line Spreading in Three-Dimensional
Magnetic Reconnection"

2012 US-Japan Workshop on Magnetic Reconnection, Invited Talk

Princeton, New Jersey, May 23, 2012

- "The Scaling of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection and
Magnetospheric Applications"

Seminar, Rice Space Physics Seminar

Houston, Texas, March 29, 2010

- "Extending Hall Reconnection to Large-scale Reconnection in the
Corona"

Yosemite 2010 Workshop on Magnetic Reconnection, Invited Talk

Yosemite, California, February 11, 2010

- "The Onset of Fast Reconnection in the Corona"

Workshop of the International Space Science Institute, Invited Talk

Berne, Switzerland, January 27, 2010

- "Catastrophic Explosions in Space: The Physics of Magnetic
Reconnection"

Physics Department Colloquium

Montana State University, December 12, 2009

- "Secondary Islands in Sweet-Parker Reconnection: Scaling,
Onset, and Coronal Energy Storage"

2009 Thin Current Sheets Workshop, Invited Talk

Yellowstone, Wyoming, September 28, 2009

- "Theory of Magnetic Reconnection for Solar Applications"

2009 SHINE Workshop, Invited Plenary Talk

Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, August 6, 2009

PDF - "The Scaling of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection"

"The Structure of the Dissipation Region in Asymmetric Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection"

2009 Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Summer Workshop, Invited Talks

Snowmass, Colorado, June 22-24, 2009

- "The Nonlinear Dynamics of Magnetic Reconnection and Applications to Solar Eruptions"

Fred L. Scarf Award Lecture

2008 Fall AGU Meeting, Invited Talk

San Francisco, California, December 16, 2008

- "The Role of Magnetic Reconnection in Self-Organization of the Corona: Theory and Observations"

2008 Fall AGU Meeting, Invited Talk

San Francisco, California, December 18, 2008

- "Scaling of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection"

50th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, Invited Talk

Dallas, Texas, November 18, 2008

- "Reconnection Onset and Self-Organization in Solar and Stellar Coronae"

2008 General Meeting for the Center for Magnetic Self-Organization, Invited Talk

Princeton, New Jersey, July 10, 2008

- "The Theory of Magnetic Reconnection: Past, Present, and Future"

AGU 2008 Joint Assembly, Invited Talk (SPD Parker Lecture)

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 28, 2008

PDF - "On the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"

2007 US-Japan Reconnection Workshop, Invited Poster

St. Michaels, Maryland, March 26-29, 2007

- "Catastrophe Model for Fast Magnetic Reconnection"

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar

University of Maryland-College Park, March 27, 2006

Abstract - "The Transition between Sweet-Parker and Hall Reconnection and its Impact on Onset"

Harry Petschek Symposium on Magnetic Reconnection, Invited Talk

University of Maryland - University College, March 21, 2006

Abstract - "Catastrophe Model for Fast Magnetic Reconnection"

Laboratory for Solar and Space Physics Seminar

NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center, February 24, 2006

- "The Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection: A Catastrophe Model"

Reconnection and Turbulence in Fluids and Plasmas Mini-Conference, Invited Talk

47th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics

Denver, Colorado, October 25, 2005

Abstract - "Magnetic Reconnection Onset: A New Mechanism"

Plasma Physics Seminar

University of Maryland-College Park, April 27, 2005

Abstract

- "PIC Simulation Study of Dissipation in Three MMS Reconnection Events with Different Guide Fields"

2016 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting, Contributed Poster

San Francisco, California, December 13, 2016

- "Simulation Study of the Spreading/Elongation of Ribbons in Two-Ribbon Flares"

Solar Heliospheric and Interplanetary Environment (SHINE) Conference, Contributed Poster

Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 11-15, 2016

- "Fast magnetic reconnection due to anisotropic electron pressure"

2015 APS Division of Plasma Physics Meetings

Savannah, Georgia, November 18, 2015

- "Asymmetric Reconnection with a Flow Shear"

2015 Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Science Working Team Meeting, Contributed Talk (HPCA Session)

San Antonio, Texas, November 6, 2015

- "Asymmetric Reconnection with a Flow Shear: PIC simulations and magnetopause applications"

2015 American Physical Society Mid-Atlantic Section Meeting, Contributed Poster

Morgantown, West Virginia, October 24, 2015

- "Asymmetric Reconnection with a Flow Shear"

2015 Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Workshop, Contributed Talk

Snowmass, Colorado, June 18, 2015

- "Asymmetric Reconnection with a Flow Shear"

Magnetospheric MultiScale (MMS) Science Working Team meeting, Contributed Talk

Cocoa Beach, Florida, March 10, 2015

- "The "Space Weather" Exhibit at the Children's Discovery Museum of West Virginia"

2014 Fall AGU Meeting, Contributed Poster

San Francisco, California, December 18, 2014

- "Asymmetric Reconnection with a Shear Flow and Applications to X-line Motion at the Polar Cusps"

2014 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting, Contributed Poster (for Chris Doss)

San Francisco, California, December 15, 2014

- "Three-Dimensional Spreading of Magnetic Reconnection in Solar Flares and the Solar Wind"

Solar Heliospheric and Interplanetary Environment (SHINE) Conference, Contributed Poster

Telluride, Colorado, June 26, 2014

- "Testing Models of the Location of Magnetic Reconnection at the Magnetopause"

2013 Fall AGU Meeting, Contributed Talk

San Francisco, California, December 10, 2013

- "Properties of Asymmetric Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"

Magnetospheric MultiScale Mission Science Working Team Meeting, Contributed Talk

Boulder, Colorado, March 21, 2013

- "Reconnection with a Shear Flow and Applications to Solar Wind-Magnetospheric Coupling"

AGU Chapman Conference on Fundamental Properties of Processes of Magnetotails, Contributed Poster

Reykjavik, Iceland, March 11, 2013

- "An Interpretation of Supra-Arcade Downflows as Reconnection Onset Bursts"

2012 Fall AGU Meeting, Contributed Poster

San Francisco, California, December 6, 2012

- "Electron Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability and Generation of Demagnetized
Electron Rings"

54th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, Contributed Poster

Providence, Rhode Island, October 31, 2012

- "X-line Spreading in Three-Dimensional Magnetic Reconnection and Solar
Applications"

2012 SHINE Workshop, Contributed Poster

Maui, Hawaii, June 28, 2012

- "Spreading of Magnetic Reconnection X-lines in Three Dimensions"

2012 APS April Meeting (with the Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference), Contributed Poster

Atlanta, Georgia, April 2, 2012

- "On the Location of Reconnection on the Dayside Magnetopause"

2011 Fall AGU Meeting, Contributed Poster

San Francisco, California, December 8, 2011

- "Incomplete Reconnection in Sawteeth due to Diamagnetic Effects"

53rd Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, Contributed Poster

Salt Lake City, Utah, November 16, 2011

- "The Scaling of Dayside Magnetic Reconnection with a Shear Flow"

CEDAR/GEM 2011 Summer Workshop, Contributed Poster

Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 28, 2011

- "The Effect of Shear Flow on the Scaling of 2D Magnetic Reconnection"

2010 Fall AGU Meeting, Contributed Poster

San Francisco, California, December 17, 2010

- "The Effect of Shear Flow on the Scaling of 2D Magnetic Reconnection"

52nd Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, Contributed Poster

Chicago, Illinois, November 8, 2010

- "Secondary Islands in Sweet-Parker Reconnection: Scaling, Onset, and Coronal Energy Storage"

2009 Fall AGU Meeting, Contributed Poster

San Francisco, California, December 16, 2009

- "Secondary Islands in Sweet-Parker Reconnection: Scaling, Onset, and Coronal Energy Storage"

2009 SHINE Workshop, Contributed Talk

Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, August 3, 2009

- "The Catastrophic Onset of Magnetic Reconnection in Solar and Stellar Coronae due to Two-Fluid Effects: Theory and Observations"

2008 GEM/SHINE Workshop, Contributed Talk

Midway, Utah, June 25, 2008

- "The Scaling of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection"

2008 GEM/SHINE Workshop, Contributed Talk

Midway, Utah, June 23 and 25, 2008

- "The Scaling of Collisionless Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection and Applications to the Magnetopause"

AGU 2008 Joint Assembly, Contributed Talk

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 30, 2008

- "The Importance of the Hall Effect in Magnetic Reconnection: Comparisons of Hybrid and Hall-less Hybrid Simulations" (presented for Kittipat Malakit)

AGU 2008 Joint Assembly, Contributed Talk

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 27, 2008

- "From Solar and Stellar Flares to Coronal Heating: Theory and Observations of How Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection Regulates Coronal Conditions"

US-Japan Workshop on Magnetic Reconnection 2008, Contributed Talk

Okinawa, Japan, March 5, 2008

- "The Scaling of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection"

US-Japan Workshop on Magnetic Reconnection 2008, Contributed Poster

Okinawa, Japan, March 3, 2008

- "Observational Evidence of the Role of Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection in Self-Organization of Solar and Stellar Coronae"

AGU 2007 Fall Meeting, Contributed Talk

San Francisco, California, December 13, 2007

- "Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection: General Theory and Collisional Simulations"

AGU 2007 Fall Meeting, Contributed Poster

San Francisco, California, December 13, 2007

- "The Scaling of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection"

"The Catastrophic Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"

"Nonlinear Dynamics of Magnetic Reconnection and the Localization of Onset"

2007 Cambridge Workshop on Magnetic Reconnection, Contributed Talks

St. Michaels, Maryland, September 10 - 14, 2007

- "The Catastrophic Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection and its Implications for CMEs"

SHINE 2007 Workshop, Contributed Poster

Whistler, British Columbia, July 30 - August 3, 2007

- "Catastrophe Model for the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"

210th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Contributed Disseration Talk

Honolulu, Hawaii, May 29, 2007

- "Bistability of Magnetic Reconnection With A Guide Field and its Impact on Onset"

AGU 2006 Fall Meeting, Contributed Talk

San Francisco, California, December 13, 2006

Abstract - "Spontaneous Catastrophic Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection and Solar Flares"

AGU 2006 Joint Assembly, Contributed Talk

Baltimore, Maryland, May 26, 2006

Winner - Outstanding Student Paper Award - "Bifurcation Model for the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"

2006 International Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference

in conjunction with APS April Meeting, Contributed Poster

Dallas, Texas, April 22, 2006

Abstract

- "Hysteresis and the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"

AGU 2005 Joint Assembly, Contributed Poster

New Orleans, Louisiana, May 24, 2005

Abstract - "Hysteresis and the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"

2005 International Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference, Contributed Poster

Lake Tahoe, Nevada, April 11, 2005

- "Turbulent Magnetic Reconnection"

45th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, Contributed Poster

Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 28, 2003 - "Character Expansions and Their Applications"

13th Annual Midwest Nuclear Theory Get-Together, Contributed Talk

Argonne National Laboratory, September 23, 2000

Abstract

- "The Closest Star: The Sun and Its Effect on Earth"

WVU Astronomy Club Seminar

West Virginia University, April 27, 2015

- "Catastrophic Explosions in Space: The Physics of Magnetic Reconnection in the Sun and Magnetosphere"

Physics Department Colloquium

West Virginia University, February 12, 2008

- "What Makes Solar Eruptions Erupt: The Catastrophic Onset of Fast
Magnetic Reconnection"

Astronomy and Space Physics Seminar

University of Delaware, March 6, 2007

Abstract - "The Catastrophic Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"

IREAP Graduate Student Seminar

University of Maryland-College Park, October 6, 2006 - "Hysteresis and the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"

IREAP Graduate Student Seminar

University of Maryland-College Park, February 25, 2005

Abstract - "Magnetic Reconnection"

IREAP Graduate Student Seminar

University of Maryland-College Park, February 4, 2004

Abstract - "Magnetic Reconnection"

High Performance Computing Summer School Presentation

NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center, July 24, 2003

- "Character Expansions"

Graduate Student Colloquium

University of Wisconsin-Madison, February 20, 2001

- "Determination of the Structure of Molecules Using Microwave
Spectroscopy"

NASA Space-Grant Consortium Presentation

Tempe, Arizona, April 12, 1997

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