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14 -18 October 2019: MHD Modelling School 2019 (Riga)

(from Andris Jakovics, Latvia)

October 14-18 2019

University of Latvia

Riga, Latvia

MHD Modelling PhD-School is a practical hands-on course on simulation of complex liquid metal magnetohydrodynamics processes. The main goal of participants will be to learn to work with open-source software, modifying code and applying it to specific systems with liquid metal flow in electromagnetic field.

The main topics are:

  • Electromagnetic mixing and pumping;
  • Electromagnetic semi-levitation and free surface dynamics;
  • Electrovortical flows;
  • Bubbly flows in magnetic field.

The course has three parts:

  • lectures covering topics from modern experimental techniques to promising MHD applications, as well as introduction to simulation tools and methods;
  • numerical modelling of MHD phenomena using both commercial (ANSYS) and open-source (OpenFOAM, ElmerFEM, getDP, EOF-Library) software;
  • laboratory experiments for demonstration and numerical model validation.

After the introductory lectures participants will be assigned small projects within the abovementioned topics and will present the results at the end of the course.


Laboratory for mathematical modelling of environmental and technological processes, University of Latvia (Dr. Andris Jakovics,

Institute of Electrotechnology, Leibniz University of Hannover (Prof. Bernard Nacke,


More info:

Participation fee: 150 EUR (till 20. July), 250 EUR (regular)

Online registration:

16-07-2019: Bifurcations and Instabilities in Fluid Dynamics 2019 (BIFD2019)

16-19 July, 2019

University of Limerick, Ireland

Scope of the conference:
  • computational, experimental, and analytical methods

  • liquid films, drops, and bubbles

  • jets, liquid curtains, and bridges

  • waves

  • turbulence

  • buoyancy-driven flows, convection

  • Marangoni effect

  • shear flows, boundary layers

  • industrial applications

  • geophysical fluid dynamics

  • magnetohydrodynamics, electrohydrodynamics

  • biological flows

  • multiphase flows, microfluidics, multiscale phenomena

  • non-Newtonian and compressible flows
  • reacting flows
  • crystal growth

Important dates

Abstract submission opens: 3 December 2018

Abstract submission closes: 3 February 2019

Notification of acceptance: 17 March 2019

Registration opens: 15 April 2019

Registration closes: 12 May 2019

Conference begins: 16 July 2019

For more details visit the conference website:

26-11-2018: MHD DAYS and GDRI Dynamo Meeting

Dear colleagues,

this is a short reminder for registration for the joint MHDDAYS and GDRI Dynamo Meeting taking place from November 26 to November 28 in Dresden, Germany.  Please, find further information at

Deadline for registration is October 15.  This deadline is fixed as the quota for accommodation is no longer available after that date.

We therefore kindly ask all interested people to register timely by

15 October at

Yours sincerely,

Frank Stefani and Andre Giesecke

(Organizing committee)

July 1 – 5, 2019: 11th Pamir International Conference on Fundamental and Applied MHD

The next PAMIR conference will be organised by SIMaP (University of Grenoble) and LISM (University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne), Reims, France, from July 1st to July 5th, 2019. The conference will take place at the Congress Center of Reims, in the heart of Reims, a city of art and history, which opens up to you with its three UNESCO World Heritage sites (Cathedral Notre-Dame / Tau Palace / Basilica Saint-Rémi), located in Champagne area, also recognised by UNESCO in 2015 for Outstanding Universal Value “Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars”.

The main topics will be Basic MHD, Thermoacoustic, Space technologies, Liquid metal technologies for coolant applications, Applied MHD for material applications, Ferrofluids and MHD energy conversion.
In parallel with the conference, a summer school will be held with the topics focused on Magnetosciences.

More detail about the both organisations of the conference and summer school could be found on the web site of the conference:

For further information please contact Conference secretary:

Printable PDF version: Pamir 2019 in Reims 040718

16-11-2017: Fifty years after Roberts’ MHD: Dynamos and planetary flows today (PHR17)


from Andrew Jackson (ETH Zurich)


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of the seminal work “An Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics” (Longman’s, 1967)
by P.H. Roberts, there will be a 2 day conference in London.

This conference will take place at the Royal Astronomical Society, Piccadilly, London on 16-17 November, 2017.

The honoured guest will be
Paul Roberts FRS






who will also speak.

It is fifty years since Paul Roberts FRS set down the fundamentals of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) in his seminal book. New results have recently emerged from numerical dynamos, theoretical analyses, planetary missions to Mercury and Jupiter and liquid metal experiments. Here we wish to bring together theoreticians, numericists and experimentalists to discuss the frontiers of dynamo theory and fluid flows in
planetary contexts.

There will be a series of invited talks.

Financial support
In order for Research Students and Early Career Postdocs to attend, there is a limited number
of registration waivers available. Please write to  A Jackson with a short case for support by 11 August.

Poster submissions are requested (limited in number due to space), on all topics concerned with fluid dynamics and MHD.
These can be submitted at the same time as registration.

More details can be found on the website

Contact for queries: ajackson(at)

The meeting is organised with the support of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Andrew Jackson (ETH Zurich)
Jonathan Aurnou (UCLA)

ETH ZürichInstitut für Geophysik

Sonneggstrasse 5

CH-8092 Zürich