Relativistic MHD and kinetic theory of jets and numerical simulations

Location: Salle de réunion LR6 C 023, Centre Blaise Pascal, ENS-Lyon, France
October 18, 2010


  • Prof. Dr. Ken-Ichi Nishikawa, Center for space plasma and aeronomic research, University of Alabama in Huntsville and NSSTC - National Space Science and Technology Center, USA


One day workshop will provide brief plasma physics to understand relativistic MHD (RMHD) and particle-in-cell (RPIC) simulations. The differences between two methods are discussed and some linear analysis for jet stability (Kelvin-Helmholtz, current-driven kink instability) and some recent RMHD simulation results are presented. Some fundamental numerical techniques RPIC are discussed with some recent simulations with the Weibel instability excited by relativistic jets. We will discuss on recent developments of calculating radiation based on simulations in a self-consistent way. Some examples comparing with gamma-ray burst spectra observed by Fermi. Lectures are given in an interactive way to facilitate understanding in a short time.


8.45- 9.30: Brief plasma physics with the differences between RMHD and RPIC
9.30-10.15: Relativistic MHD and stability of jets with some simulation results
10.15-10.45: Discussion

14.15-15.30: RPIC techniques and simulations (in particular also the Weibel instability)
15.45-16.30: Radiative emission
16.30-17.00: Discussion

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