The first Waves and Instabilities in the Solar Atmosphere (WISA) meeting will be held in July 2020 from 27th to 30th at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.

The Sun's atmosphere provides a unique laboratory to examine many Magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) phenomenon that occur in magnetised plasmas. The WISA meetings are dedicated to progressing our understanding of MHD wave phenomenon; examining how they drive and contribute to the observed dynamics from the photosphere to corona, and how they can be exploited to probe plasma conditions.

This meeting will focus on four key topics, namely:

  • Wave generation, energy transport, dissipation and heating
  • Instabilities
  • Seismology of solar and stellar atmospheres
  • Novel diagnostic techniques and forward modelling

Invited Speakers:

  • Elena Kupriyanova (Central Astronomical Observatory at Pulkovo)
  • Tanmoy Samanta (Peking University)
  • Mahboubeh Asgari-Targhi (Center for Astrophysics, Harvard & Smithsonian)
  • Andrew Hillier (Exeter University)
  • Dmitrii Kolotkov (Warwick University)
  • Tobias Felipe (IAC)

Further details related to submission of scientific abstracts, registration and accommodation, will be released in early 2020. For questions please contact Richard Morton.

Note, this site is a placeholder until the official site for the 2020 meeting is up and running.

Local Organising Committee:

  • Richard Morton
  • Patrick Antolin
  • Shaun Bloomfield
  • Natasha Jeffery
  • James McLaughlin
  • Eamon Scullion
  • Ajay Tiwari

Scientific Organising Committee

  • Tom Van Doorsselaere (KU Leuven, Belgium)
  • Inigo Arregui (Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Spain)
  • Dipanker Banerjee (Indian Institute of Astrophysics, India)
  • Anne- Marie Broomhall (Warwick University, UK)
  • Bo Li (Shandong University, China)
  • Mihalis Mathioudakis (Queen's University Belfast, UK)