Paul Cassak's Publications and Talks

Publications

  1. "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
    Submitted to Phys. Plasmas, May 2016

  2. "MMS observations of electron-scale filamentary currents in the reconnection exhaust and near the X-line"
    T. D. Phan et al.
    Submitted to Geophys. Res. Lett., April 2016

  3. "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
    Submitted to Geophys. Res. Lett., April 2016
    Available on arXiv

  4. "MMS observations of ion inertial-scale flux ropes associated with dipolarization events at X_GSM ~ -11 R_E"
    G. Poh et al.
    Submitted to Geophys. Res. Lett., April 2016

  5. "Magnetospheric Multiscale Observations of the Electron Diffusion Region of Large Guide Field Magnetic Reconnection"
    S. Eriksson et al.
    Submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett., April 2016

  6. "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
    Submitted to Geophys. Res. Lett., March 2016

  7. "Effects of a Guide Field on the Larmor Electric Field and Upstream Electron Temperature Anisotropy in Collisionless Asymmetric Reconnection"
    S. Ek-in, K. Malakit, D. Ruffolo, M. A. Shay, and P. A. Cassak
    Submitted to J. Geophys. Res., January 2016

  8. "Magnetospheric Multiscale Observations of Large-Amplitude, Parallel, Electrostatic Waves Associated with Magnetic Reconnection at the Magnetopause"
    R. E. Ergun et al.
    Geophys. Res. Lett., accepted May 2016

  9. "MMS Observations of Parallel Electric Fields Associated with Magnetic Reconnection"
    R. E. Ergun et al.
    Phys. Rev. Lett., accepted May 2016

  10. "The local dayside reconnection rate for oblique interplanetary magnetic fields"
    C. M. Komar and P. A. Cassak
    J. Geophys. Res. Lett., in press, 2016
    Available on arXiv

  11. "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, doi: 10.1126/science.aaf2939, 2016

  12. "Ion-scale secondary flux-ropes generated by magnetopause reconnection as resolved by MMS"
    J. P. Eastwood et al.
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 43 (2016), doi:10.1002/2016GL068747

  13. "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 (2016) doi:10.1002/2016GL069034
    Available on arXiv

  14. "MMS observation of Hall currents and associated electron scattering and bouncing near the diffusion region at Earth’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)
    PDF Version
    Article in Eos about the paper

  15. "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)
    PDF Version

  16. "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)
    PDF Version

  17. "Inside the Black Box - Magnetic Reconnection and the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission" (Featured Article)
    P. A. Cassak
    Space Weather, 14, 186 (2016) (Open Access)
    PDF Version

  18. "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)
    PDF Version

  19. "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)
    PDF Version

  20. "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)
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  21. "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)
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  22. "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)
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  23. "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
    PDF Version
    Article in Eos about the paper

  24. "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)
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  25. "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)
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  26. "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)
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  27. "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
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  28. "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
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  29. "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)
    PDF Version

  30. "On Phase Diagrams of Magnetic Reconnection"
    P. A. Cassak and J. F. Drake
    Phys. Plasmas, 20, 061207 (2013)
    PDF Version

  31. "Overview on numerical studies of reconnection and dissipation in the solar wind"
    S. Donato, S. Servidio, P. Dmitruk, F. Valentini, A. Greco, 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
    PDF Version

  32. "Magnetic Reconnection for Coronal Conditions: Reconnection Rates, Secondary Islands and Onset"
    P. A. Cassak and M. A. Shay
    Space Science Reviews, 172, 283, 2012
    PDF Version

  33. "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
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  34. "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)
    PDF Version

  35. "Model for Incomplete Reconnection in Sawtooth Crashes"
    M. T. Beidler and P. A. Cassak
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 107, 255002 (2011)
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  36. "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
    PDF Version

  37. "Theory and Simulations of the Scaling of Magnetic Reconnection with Symmetric Shear Flow"
    P. A. Cassak
    Phys. Plasmas, 18, 072106 (2011)
    PDF Version

  38. "Scaling of the Magnetic Reconnection Rate with Symmetric Shear Flow"
    P. A. Cassak and A. Otto
    Phys. Plasmas, 18, 074501 (2011)
    PDF Version

  39. "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
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  40. "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)
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  41. "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
    PDF Version

  42. "Magnetic Reconnection with Asymmetry in the Outflow Direction"
    N. A. Murphy, C. R. Sovinec, and P. A. Cassak
    J. Geophys. Res., 115, A09206, 2010
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  43. "Comparison of secondary islands in collisional reconnection to Hall reconnection"
    L. S. Shepherd and P. A. Cassak
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 105, 015004 (2010)
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  44. "A saddle-node bifurcation model of magnetic reconnection onset"
    P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, and J. F. Drake
    Phys. Plasmas, 17, 062105 (2010)
    PDF Version

  45. "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)
    PDF Version

  46. "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
    PDF Version

  47. "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
    PDF Version

  48. "Scaling of Sweet-Parker Reconnection with Secondary Islands"
    P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, and J. F. Drake
    Phys. Plasmas, 16, 120702 (2009)
    PDF Version

  49. "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
    PDF Version

  50. "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
    PDF Version

  51. "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
    PDF Version

  52. "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)
    PDF Version

  53. "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)
    PDF Version

  54. "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)
    PDF Version

  55. "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)
    PDF Version

  56. "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)
    PDF Version

  57. "The Scaling of Asymmetric Hall Reconnection"
    P. A. Cassak and M. A. Shay
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L19102, 2008
    PDF Version

  58. "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
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  59. "Scaling of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection: General Theory and Collisional Simulations"
    P. A. Cassak and M. A. Shay
    Phys. Plasmas, 14, 102114 (2007)
    PDF Version

  60. "Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
    P. A. Cassak, J. F. Drake, M. A. Shay and B. Eckhardt
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 98, 215001 (2007)
    PDF Version

  61. "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)
    PDF Version

  62. "Catastrophe Model for the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection,"
    P. A. Cassak
    Doctoral Thesis, University of Maryland-College Park, December 2006
    PDF Version

  63. "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
    PDF Version Available on arXiv

  64. "Catastrophe Model for Fast Magnetic Reconnection Onset,"
    P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, and J. F. Drake,
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 95, 235002 (2005)
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  65. "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).

  66. "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

  67. "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).

  68. "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).

  69. "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).

  70. "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).

  71. "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).

  72. "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).


Book Chapters

  1. "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


  2. "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



Talks and Posters

Invited Presentations

  1. "When Magnetic Field Lines Break"
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, Physics Department Colloquium
    Madison, Wisconsin, April 29, 2016

  2. "Magnetic Reconnection During the Sawtooth Crash in Tokamaks"
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, Seminar
    Los Alamos, New Mexico, April 11, 2016

  3. "Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"
    SHIELDS Workshop: Shielding Society from Space Weather, Invited Talk
    Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 5, 2016

  4. "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)

  5. "Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Heliophysics Seminar
    Greenbelt, Maryland, February 12, 2016

  6. "Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause and Tokamaks"
    University of Maryland Plasma Physics Seminar
    College Park, Maryland, February 10, 2016

  7. "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

  8. "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

  9. "How Magnetospheres Interact with the Solar Wind through Magnetic Reconnection"
    Georgia Institute of Technology Planetary Seminar Series
    Atlanta, Georgia, November 17, 2015

  10. "Many Facets of Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"
    Chapman Conference on Magnetospheric Dynamics
    Fairbanks, Alaska, September 29, 2015

  11. "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

  12. "Theory and Simulations of Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"
    Institut de recherche en astrophysique et planetologie (IRAP)
    Toulouse, France, August 18, 2015

  13. "Theory and Simulations of Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"
    Magnetic Reconnection in Plasmas workshop
    Stockholm, Sweden, August 12, 2015

  14. "Asymmetric Reconnection with a Flow Shear"
    ISSI Meeting on Ion and Electron Bulk Heating by Magnetic Reconnection
    Bern, Switzerland, June 2, 2015

  15. "Studies of Magnetic Reconnection From Solar Flares to the Dayside Magnetopause"
    High Altitude Observatory (HAO) Colloquium
    Boulder, Colorado, April 8, 2015

  16. "Theoretical Studies of Energy Conversion in Magnetic Reconnection"
    2014 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting
    San Francisco, California, December 18, 2014

  17. "Multi-Scale Aspects of Magnetic Reconnection for Solar Applications"
    Solar Heliospheric and Interplanetary Environment (SHINE) Conference
    Telluride, Colorado, June 26, 2014

  18. "Quantitative Predictions of Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"
    Parker Reconnection Workshop
    Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, March 20, 2014

  19. "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

  20. "Signatures of Finite Length X-line Reconnection"
    ISSI Meeting on Ion and Electron Bulk Heating by Magnetic Reconnection
    Berne, Switzerland, October 10, 2013

  21. "On The Cause of Supra-Aracde Downflows in Solar Flares"
    Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Seminar
    Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 31, 2013

  22. "Properties of Asymmetric Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"
    THEMIS/ARTEMIS Science Working Group Meeting
    Fairbanks, Alaska, March 28, 2013

  23. "Magnetic Reconnection - What is NASA's MMS for Anyway?"
    Goddard Scientific Colloquium, NASA-GSFC
    Greenbelt, Maryland, March 1, 2013
    PDF

  24. "Ion-Scale Signatures of Magnetospheric Magnetic Reconnection"
    MMS Fast Plasma Investigation (FPI) Team Meeting, NASA-GSFC, Invited Talk
    Greenbelt, Maryland, September 10, 2012

  25. "Theory of Magnetic Reconnection for Magnetospheric Applications"
    2012 GEM Workshop, Invited Plenary Talk
    Snowmass, Colorado, June 21, 2012
    PDF

  26. "X-line Spreading in Three-Dimensional Magnetic Reconnection"
    Seminar, NASA-GSFC Reconnexion Forum
    Greenbelt, Maryland, May 29, 2012

  27. "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

  28. "The Scaling of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection and Magnetospheric Applications"
    Seminar, Rice Space Physics Seminar
    Houston, Texas, March 29, 2010

  29. "Extending Hall Reconnection to Large-scale Reconnection in the Corona"
    Yosemite 2010 Workshop on Magnetic Reconnection, Invited Talk
    Yosemite, California, February 11, 2010

  30. "The Onset of Fast Reconnection in the Corona"
    Workshop of the International Space Science Institute, Invited Talk
    Berne, Switzerland, January 27, 2010

  31. "Catastrophic Explosions in Space: The Physics of Magnetic Reconnection"
    Physics Department Colloquium
    Montana State University, December 12, 2009

  32. "Secondary Islands in Sweet-Parker Reconnection: Scaling, Onset, and Coronal Energy Storage"
    2009 Thin Current Sheets Workshop, Invited Talk
    Yellowstone, Wyoming, September 28, 2009

  33. "Theory of Magnetic Reconnection for Solar Applications"
    2009 SHINE Workshop, Invited Plenary Talk
    Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, August 6, 2009
    PDF

  34. "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

  35. "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

  36. "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

  37. "Scaling of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection"
    50th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, Invited Talk
    Dallas, Texas, November 18, 2008

  38. "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

  39. "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

  40. "On the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
    2007 US-Japan Reconnection Workshop, Invited Poster
    St. Michaels, Maryland, March 26-29, 2007

  41. "Catastrophe Model for Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
    Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
    University of Maryland-College Park, March 27, 2006
    Abstract

  42. "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

  43. "Catastrophe Model for Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
    Laboratory for Solar and Space Physics Seminar
    NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center, February 24, 2006

  44. "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
  45. Abstract

  46. "Magnetic Reconnection Onset: A New Mechanism"
    Plasma Physics Seminar
    University of Maryland-College Park, April 27, 2005
    Abstract

Contributed Presentations at Conferences

  1. "Fast magnetic reconnection due to anisotropic electron pressure"
    2015 APS Division of Plasma Physics Meetings
    Savannah, Georgia, November 18, 2015

  2. "Asymmetric Reconnection with a Flow Shear"
    2015 Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Science Working Team Meeting, Contributed Talk (HPCA Session)
    San Antonio, Texas, November 6, 2015

  3. "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

  4. "Asymmetric Reconnection with a Flow Shear"
    2015 Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Workshop, Contributed Talk
    Snowmass, Colorado, June 18, 2015

  5. "Asymmetric Reconnection with a Flow Shear"
    Magnetospheric MultiScale (MMS) Science Working Team meeting, Contributed Talk
    Cocoa Beach, Florida, March 10, 2015

  6. "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

  7. "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

  8. "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

  9. "Testing Models of the Location of Magnetic Reconnection at the Magnetopause"
    2013 Fall AGU Meeting, Contributed Talk
    San Francisco, California, December 10, 2013

  10. "Properties of Asymmetric Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"
    Magnetospheric MultiScale Mission Science Working Team Meeting, Contributed Talk
    Boulder, Colorado, March 21, 2013

  11. "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

  12. "An Interpretation of Supra-Arcade Downflows as Reconnection Onset Bursts"
    2012 Fall AGU Meeting, Contributed Poster
    San Francisco, California, December 6, 2012

  13. "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

  14. "X-line Spreading in Three-Dimensional Magnetic Reconnection and Solar Applications"
    2012 SHINE Workshop, Contributed Poster
    Maui, Hawaii, June 28, 2012

  15. "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

  16. "On the Location of Reconnection on the Dayside Magnetopause"
    2011 Fall AGU Meeting, Contributed Poster
    San Francisco, California, December 8, 2011

  17. "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

  18. "The Scaling of Dayside Magnetic Reconnection with a Shear Flow"
    CEDAR/GEM 2011 Summer Workshop, Contributed Poster
    Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 28, 2011

  19. "The Effect of Shear Flow on the Scaling of 2D Magnetic Reconnection"
    2010 Fall AGU Meeting, Contributed Poster
    San Francisco, California, December 17, 2010

  20. "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

  21. "Secondary Islands in Sweet-Parker Reconnection: Scaling, Onset, and Coronal Energy Storage"
    2009 Fall AGU Meeting, Contributed Poster
    San Francisco, California, December 16, 2009

  22. "Secondary Islands in Sweet-Parker Reconnection: Scaling, Onset, and Coronal Energy Storage"
    2009 SHINE Workshop, Contributed Talk
    Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, August 3, 2009

  23. "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

  24. "The Scaling of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection"
    2008 GEM/SHINE Workshop, Contributed Talk
    Midway, Utah, June 23 and 25, 2008

  25. "The Scaling of Collisionless Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection and Applications to the Magnetopause"
    AGU 2008 Joint Assembly, Contributed Talk
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 30, 2008

  26. "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

  27. "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

  28. "The Scaling of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection"
    US-Japan Workshop on Magnetic Reconnection 2008, Contributed Poster
    Okinawa, Japan, March 3, 2008

  29. "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

  30. "Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection: General Theory and Collisional Simulations"
    AGU 2007 Fall Meeting, Contributed Poster
    San Francisco, California, December 13, 2007

  31. "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

  32. "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

  33. "Catastrophe Model for the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
    210th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Contributed Disseration Talk
    Honolulu, Hawaii, May 29, 2007

  34. "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

  35. "Spontaneous Catastrophic Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection and Solar Flares"
    AGU 2006 Joint Assembly, Contributed Talk
    Baltimore, Maryland, May 26, 2006
  36. Winner - Outstanding Student Paper Award
    Abstract

  37. "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

  38. "Hysteresis and the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
    AGU 2005 Joint Assembly, Contributed Poster
    New Orleans, Louisiana, May 24, 2005
    Abstract

  39. "Hysteresis and the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
    2005 International Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference, Contributed Poster
    Lake Tahoe, Nevada, April 11, 2005

  40. "Turbulent Magnetic Reconnection"
    45th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, Contributed Poster
    Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 28, 2003

  41. "Character Expansions and Their Applications"
    13th Annual Midwest Nuclear Theory Get-Together, Contributed Talk
    Argonne National Laboratory, September 23, 2000

Uninvited Talks

  1. "The Closest Star: The Sun and Its Effect on Earth"
    WVU Astronomy Club Seminar
    West Virginia University, April 27, 2015

  2. "Catastrophic Explosions in Space: The Physics of Magnetic Reconnection in the Sun and Magnetosphere"
    Physics Department Colloquium
    West Virginia University, February 12, 2008

  3. "What Makes Solar Eruptions Erupt: The Catastrophic Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
    Astronomy and Space Physics Seminar
    University of Delaware, March 6, 2007
    Abstract

  4. "The Catastrophic Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
    IREAP Graduate Student Seminar
    University of Maryland-College Park, October 6, 2006

  5. "Hysteresis and the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
    IREAP Graduate Student Seminar
    University of Maryland-College Park, February 25, 2005
    Abstract

  6. "Magnetic Reconnection"
    IREAP Graduate Student Seminar
    University of Maryland-College Park, February 4, 2004
    Abstract

  7. "Magnetic Reconnection"
    High Performance Computing Summer School Presentation
    NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center, July 24, 2003

  8. "Character Expansions"
    Graduate Student Colloquium
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, February 20, 2001

  9. "Determination of the Structure of Molecules Using Microwave Spectroscopy"
    NASA Space-Grant Consortium Presentation
    Tempe, Arizona, April 12, 1997


This page last updated on May 17, 2016.

Back to the main page