Helicity Thinkshop on Solar Physics

October 27-31, 2013 | Beijing, China

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Magnetic helicity has been intensively studied from observational, theoretical, and many other aspects of solar physics. For this meeting we would like to invite solar physicists who are interested in observational and theoretical studies of helicity, to encourage thorough discussions on the relevant hot issues. The 1st Helicity Thinkshop was successfully held in 2009, and now the 2nd one will be held on October 27-31, 2013 in Beijing, China.


Topics to be discussed:

To facilitate the discussions, the daily program will be formed according to the discussion topics into 30-minute invited talks and one 60-minute topical discussion in the morning and one in the afternoon. Contributed oral and poster presentations are encouraged.

Host Institute of the Thinkshop:
National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC).

Sponsors of the Thinkshop:
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

Scientific Organizing Committee:
A. Brandenburg (Sweden), M. Georgoulis (Greece), A. Pevtsov (USA), T. Sakurai (Japan), D. Sokoloff (Russia), Hongqi Zhang (Chair, China), Mei Zhang (China)

Local Organizing Committee:
Hongqi Zhang (Chair, NAOC), Yi Wang (NAOC), Yu Gao (NAOC), Juan Hao (NAOC), Jie Jiang (NAOC), Suo Liu (NAOC), Xuan Wang (NAOC), Haiqing Xu (NAOC), Shangbin Yang (NAOC), Xiao Yang (NAOC)

The Site of the Thinkshop:
Headquarters of National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences
20A Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China (100012)


Preliminary Schedule:

Oct 27 (Sunday)Registration
Oct 28 (Monday)Academic Talks and Discussions
Oct 29 (Tuesday)Academic Talks and Discussions
Oct 30 (Wednesday)Academic Talks and Discussions
Oct 31 (Thursday)Free Discussions

a. Registration fee for participants: $150 for the Thinkshop (including meals).
b. Room rate: about $40 for double room/day in the guest house of NAOC in Beijing; about $80 room/day in the Best Western OL Stadium Hotel Beijing (it is about 1km away from NAOC). The LOC will book the hotel after your registration has been confirmed.
c. About $15 from Beijing Airport to NAOC by taxi.

Sign up:
Participants of the helicity thinkshop are requested to send the information form by e-mail to LOC HT2013 (hsosnaoc@gmail.com) before August 31, 2013 (has been extended from May 31). We also recommend to inform the LOC about your intention as soon as possible.
TEL/FAX: +86-10-64807687/+86-10-64888716


Please return the following form:

Passport Number (* for obtaining visa) 
Date of Arrival in Beijing 
Date of Leaving Beijing 
Form of Contribution? (oral / poster) 
Title of your contribution 
Abstract of your contribution
Accommodation Choice (A. guest house of NAOC; B. Best Western hotel) 

If you have any companion(s), please fill in his (or her) information too.

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