Name: Pallavi Bhat
Affiliation: International Centre for Theoretical Sciences
Conference ID : ASI2022_796
Title : Magnetic reconnection in astrophysical systems
Authors : Pallavi Bhat
Abstract Type: Invited
Abstract Category : Plenary
Abstract : Magnetic reconnection is a plasma phenomenon which involves rapid topological rear- rangement of the magnetic field, leading to efficient magnetic energy conversion and dis- sipation. Thus, it is a leading model for understanding various energetic astrophysical observations including solar flares, particle acceleration in jets and pulsar magnetospheres, gamma ray bursts, etc. The landscape of models for reconnection has undergone a paradigm shift due to the plasmoid instability. I will present these recent developments. Given that most astrophysical plasmas are turbulent, their interaction with magnetic reconnection forms as an important issue. I will detail the issue and present the latest studies that have investigated the role of reconnection in turbulence.