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Dynamos in planets in stars - similarities and differences


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12th September 2022 to 16th September 2022
Emmanuel Dormy
Jeremy Bloxham
Ulrich Christensen
Celine Guervilly
Joanne Mason
David Stevenson

Workshop theme:

This one-week workshop will bring together theoreticians, modellers, and observers with interests in planetary and stellar magnetic fields. We invite contributions on all aspects of these fields, from applied mathematicians, stellar, solar and planetary scientists engaged in theory or observations and experts from neighbouring fields. 

The latest state of observational evidence for the spatial structure and temporal evolution of magnetic fields of different solar-system planets, possibly of exoplanets, and of different types of stars will be presented. In particular constraints for dynamo theories posed by the new magnetic observations of the Juno and Cassini missions, and the growing data base on the magnetic properties of stars, will be discussed. Similarities and differences between dynamos in planets and stars will be outlined and discussed.

This initial one-week workshop will set the stage for the first theme of the programme and aims to foster in-depth interaction between theorists and modellers on the one side and observers of magnetic fields and other relevant properties of stars and planets on the other.

Deadline for applications: 12th June 2022

DYT2 programme participants DO NOT need to apply, programme participants with visit dates during DY2W01 will automatically be added to the attendee list.

Please note members of Cambridge University are welcome to turn up and sign in as a non-registered attendee on the day(s) during the workshop and attend the lecture(s). Please note that we cannot provide you with any support including name badge, meals or accommodation.

In addition to visiting the INI, there are multiple ways in which you can participate remotely.

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Registration Only    
  • Registration Package: £TBC
  • Student Registration Package: £TBC

The Registration Package includes admission to all seminars, lunches and refreshments on the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday), wine reception and formal dinner, but does not include other meals or accommodation.

Formal Dinner Only
  • Formal Dinner: £50

Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. For all remaining participants who would like to attend, such as programme participants, the above charge will apply.


Unfortunately we do not have any accommodation to offer so all successful applicants will need to source their own accommodation.  Please see the Hotels Combined website for a list of local hotels and guesthouses.



Lunch timings and location will be confirmed with timetable.

Evening Meal

Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.

Formal Dinner

The Formal Dinner location and date is to be confirmed. Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event.

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