Helicity Thinkshop on Solar Physics

October 12-17, Beijing, China

Magnetic helicity has been intensively studied concerning the observation, dynamo theory and many other relevant academic areas. This meeting would like to invite solar physicists who are active in the observational and theoretical researches on the helicity, to make deep discussions on some relevant “hot” issues.


Topics to be discussed:

To facilitate the discussion, the daily program will be formatted, according to the discussion topics, into 30-minutes invited talks and one 60-minutes topical discussion in the morning and one in the afternoon. Contributed poster papers are encouraged. Each day, about 60 minutes will be allotted for poster viewing.

Organizing 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 Organizers:
Takashi Sakurai (Japan), Dmitry Sokoloff (Russia), Hongqi Zhang (Chair, NAOC), Mei Zhang (NAOC)

Local Organizers:
Guoxuan Dong (NSFC), Yu Gao (NAOC) , Yi Wang (NAOC), Yan Wu (CAS), Haiqing Xu (NAOC), Hongqi Zhang (Chair, NAOC) , Mingyu Zhao (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 12 (Monday)Register
Oct 13 (Tuesday)Academic Talks and Discussions
Oct 14 (Wednesday)Academic Talks and Discussions
Oct 15 (Thursday)Academic Talks and Discussions
Oct 16 (Friday)Tour in Cheng De City. Board Buses at NAOC at 7:00 am.
Oct 17 (Saturday)Tour in Cheng De City. Return at NAOC at about 7:00 pm.

a. Registration fee for participants: $150 for the Thinkshop (including meals).
b. Room rate: $35 for double room/day and $60 for special double room/day in the guest house of NAOC in Beijing; $75 room/day in the Best Western OL Stadium Hotel, It is about 1km away from NAOC.
c. Tour: About $150 for the tour in Cheng De City (Summer Palace City of ancient Qing dynasty, 400km away from Beijing. We will leave Beijing for Cheng De City in the morning of Oct. 16 and return to Beijing in the afternoon of Oct. 17. The charge of ont night room and meals are included).

Sign up:
Participants of the helicity thinkshop send the information form back by e-mail to Mr. Yu Gao (gy@bao.ac.cn) or Ms. Yi Wang (yw@bao.ac.cn) before April 30, 2009.
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
Tour to Cheng De?Yes      No

If you have any companion(s), please fill in his (or her) information too.
Please fill out the form and send it by e-mail to Mr. Yu Gao (gy@bao.ac.cn) or Ms. Yi Wang (yw@bao.ac.cn) before April 30, 2009.

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