The alpha effect is a prototype of non-diffusive turbulent transport phenomena that play important roles in understanding the formation of ordered magnetic fields from turbulent and chaotic motions. Examples include the large-scale magnetic field of the Sun, its 11 year cycle, as well as similar phenomena in other stars, accretion disks, and galaxies. Other related effects are the Lambda effect for explaining mean angular momentum transport in rotating bodies, as well as the effects of mean flows and mean magnetic fields on linear momentum transport in stars.
In recent years, this subject has attracted ever growing attention through close comparisons with laboratory and numerical experiments. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss recent progress and to highlight outstanding problems, clarify controversies, and to identify future possibilities for making progress. In this spirit, there will be ample opportunity for formal and informal discussions, in addition to contributed and invited talks.
The meeting will also provide an opportunity to celebrate Karl-Heinz Rädler's 75th birthday (although the actual date was already in May 2010).
Program (please notify the organizers if there are still mistakes!)
Registration deadline: 1 February 2011 (local people can still sign up until 9 February)