November 6 - 9, 2017
SESSION I: SETTING THE STAGE: OVERVIEW OF OBSERVATIONS
- Angela Olinto (The University of Chicago): "Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays"
- Julie McEnergy (NASA/GSFC): "High Energy Gamma-ray Observations with the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope"
- John Pretz (Penn State University): "Gamma-ray Sky at Extreme High Energy with HAWC"
- Ali Kheirandish (University of Wisconsin-Madison) "IceCube Searches for the Galactic Sources of High-Energy Cosmic Neutrinos"
SESSION II: SETTING THE STAGE: ACCELERATION MECHANISMS I
- Damiano Caprioli (The University of Chicago): "Kinetic Simulations of Ion Acceleration at Collisionless Shocks"
- Lorenzo Sironi (Columbia University): "Reconnection in Magnetically-dominated Plasmas"
- Alex Lazarian (University of Wisconsin-Madison): "Turbulence and Energetic Particles"
SESSION III: SETTING THE STAGE: ACCELERATION MECHANISMS II
- Joe Dahlin (NASA/GSFC): "Particle Acceleration Mechanisms During Magnetic Reconnection"
- Fan Guo (Los Alamos National Laboratory): "Reconnection Acceleration in the Magnetically-dominated Regime: The Primary Acceleration Mechanism and Formation of Power-law Energy Distributions"
SESSION IV: COSMIC RAYS
- Elena Amato (INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri): "On the Origin of Galactic Cosmic Rays"
- Miguel Mostafa (Penn State University): "Recent Results from the HAWC Observatory"
- Melanie Heil (Massachusetts Institute of Technology):"Latest Results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on the Space Station"
- Ke Fang (University of Maryland): "Black Hole Jets in Clusters of Galaxies as Common Origins of High-energy Cosmic Particles"
- Edivaldo Moura Santos (University of San Paulo): "Large-scale Anisotropy in the Arrival Directions of Cosmic Rays Measured by the Pierre Auger Observatory"
- Tonia Venters (NASA/GSFC): "Probing Cosmic-ray Physics in Starburst Galaxies through Multiwavelength Observations"
- Karen Yang (University of Maryland): "Understanding the Origin of the Fermi Bubbles -- the Giant, Nearby Cosmic Accelerator in the Galaxy"
SESSION V: BLACK HOLES, AGN, JETS, AND GRBs I
- Greg Madejski (SLAC / Stanford / KIPAC): "X-ray and Gamma-ray Observations of Active Galaxies"
- Bindhu Rani (NASA/GSFC): "Probing High-energy Dissipation Sites in Blazars Using Polarization Imaging"
- Tiffany Lewis (George Mason University): "Modeling Blazar Spectra by Solving an Electron Transport Equation"
- Maria Petropoulou (Princeton University): "A New Look at the Statistics of the Plasmoid Chain in Magnetic Reconnection"
- Judy Racusin (NASA/GSFC): "Particle Acceleration in Gamma-ray Bursts"
- Bing Zhang (University of Nevada, Las Vegas): "Theory of Gamma-ray Bursts"
- Siyao Xu (University of Wisconsin-Madision): "On the Origin of the Typical GRB Band Spectrum"
- Nachiketa Chakraborty (MPI fur Kernphysik): "Statistical Observables Probing Particle Accelerators"
SESSION VI: BLACK HOLES, AGN, JETS, AND GRBs II
- Dimitrios Giannios (Purdue University): "The Long Journey of Jets from Birth to Glory"
- Ken Nishikawa (UAH): "Reconnection and Associated Flares in Global Relativistic Jets Containing Helical Magnetic Fields with PIC Simulations"
- Mario Riquelme (University of Chile): "Stochastic Electron Acceleration by the Whistler Instability in a Growing Magnetic Field"
- Haocheng Zhang (Purdue University): "Constrain the Blazar Jet Magnetization and Flaring Mechanism Using Integrated MHD Polarization Radiation Transfer"
- Brian Metzger (Columbia University): "Jetted Tidal Disruption Events"
- Megan Marshall (University of Maryland): "Accretion Mechanisms in Thin Disks"
- Hui Li (Lost Alamos National Lab): "Particle Energization in Low-Beta Turbulent Plasmas with Applications to Accretion Disk Coronae"
- Jonathan Zrake (Columbia University): "Charge Particle Acceleration by Macroscopic Current-driven Instabilities"
SESSION VII: THE HELIOSPHERE
- Sam Krucker (University of California, Berkeley): "Solar Hard X-ray and Gamma-ray Observations from RHESSI/FOXSI"
- Joe Giacalone (University of Arizona):"Particle Acceleration at Astrophysical Shocks: Lessons from the Heliosphere"
- Gerald Share (University of Maryland): "Measurements of Flare- and CME-Accelerated Particles at the Sun"
- Lynn Wilson (NASA/GSFC): "Electron Acceleration by Whistler Waves at Collisionless Shocks"
- Michael Shay (University of Delaware): "Partition of Heating Due to Magnetic Energy During Magnetic Reconnection"
- Mike Brown (Swarthmore College): "Energetic Particles from Reconnection Events and MHD Turbulence in the SSX MHD Wind Tunnel Experiment"
SESSION VIII: PULSARS, PULSAR WINDS, PULSAR WIND NEBULAE I
- David Smith (CENBG Bordeaux): "Gamma-ray Observations of Pulsars"
- Oleg Kargaltsev (George Washington University):"X-ray Observations of Pulsars and Pulsar Wind Nebulae"
SESSION IX: PULSARS, PULSAR WINDS, PULSAR WIND NEBULAE II
- Tim Linden (Ohio State University): "The Rise of the Leptons: Pulsar Emission Dominates the TeV Sky"
- Fiona Harrison (Caltech): "Ultraluminous Pulsars: Extremes of Accretion"
- Dmitri Uzdensky (University of Colorado-Boulder): "Nonthermal Particle Acceleration in Magnetic Reconnection and Turbulance in Relativistic Plasmas"
- Sasha Philippov (University of California, Berkeley): "Acceleration in Pulsar Magnetospheres"
- Maxim Lyutikov (Purdue University): "Explosive Reconnection and Particle Acceleration in Relativistic Plasma"
- Constantinos Kalapotharakos (UMD & NASA/GSFC): "Understanding the Pulsar High Energy Emission: Macroscopic and Kinetic Models"
- Yuran Chen (Princeton University): "Modelling Magnetars from First Principles"
- Jeremy Hare (The George Washington University): Chandra Monitoring of High-velocity Ejecta from High-mass Gamma-ray Binary LS2883/PSR B1269-63"
SESSION X: GALAXY CLUSTERS I
- Dongsu Ryu (UNIST): "Cosmic Rays in Galaxy Cluster"
SESSION XI: SUPERNOVA REMNANTS I
- Yasunobu Uchiyama (Rikkyo University): "Nonthermal X-ray and Gamma-ray Emissions from Supernova Remnants"
SESSION XII: GALAXY CLUSTERS II
- Reinout van Weeren (Leiden University): "Observations of Particle Acceleration at Radio Relics"
- Simona Giacintucci (Naval Research Laboratory): "Observations of Diffuse Radio Emission in Galaxy Clusters"
- Gianfranco Brunetti (IRA-INAF): "Acceleration and Dynamics of Relativistic Particles in Turbulent Galaxy Clusters"
- Mateusz Ruszkowski (University of Michigan): "Cosmic Ray Feedback Heating of the Intracluster Medium"
SESSION XIII: SUPERNOVA REMNANTS II
- Mikhail Malkov (UCSD): "Acceleration of CRs in SNR Shocks: Acid Test"
- Brian Humensky (Columbia University): "Understanding Galactic Cosmic Ray Accelerators: An IACT's View"
- Vladimir Ptuskin (University of Maryland): "Acceleration of Cosmic Rays and Non-thermal Radiation in Old Supernova Remnants"
- Naomi Tsuji (Rikkyo University): "Chandra and NuSTAR Observations of SNR RX J1713.7-3946"
- Haihong Che (NASA/GSFC & University of Maryland): "How Electron Beams Drive Cyclic Langmuir Collapse and Coherent Radio Emission"
- Adrian Hanusch (Universitat Rostock):"Anamolies in Cosmic Ray Composition: Explanation Based on Mass-to-Charge Ratio"
- Tess Jaffe (NASA/GSFC & University of Maryland) for the IMAGINE Consortium: "IMAGINE: the Interstellar MAGnetic field Inference Engine"
- M. A. Malkov (University of California-San Diego): "From Scatter-Free to Diffusive Propagation of Energetic Particles: Exact Solution of Fokker-Planck Equation"
- Gareth Roberg-Clark (University of Maryland): "Suppression of Electron Thermal Conduction in the Intracluster Medium and Scattering by Whistlers"
- Michael Rowan (Harvard University): "Electron and Proton Heating in Transrelativistic Magnetic Reconnection"