Magnetic Fields on Galactic and Extra-Galactic Scales.

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An RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting organised by *Anna Scaife(Manchester), Patrick Leahy (Manchester), Andrew Fletcher (Newcastle)*Contact: Anna Scaife All astronomers are welcome at the RAS specialist meeting on "Magnetic Fields on Galactic Extra-galactic Scales", on Friday 13th of November 2015 at Burlington
House, from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm.
Magnetic fields are ubiquitous in astrophysics; however, the empirical constraints
on their morphology, magnitude and even existence on the largest astronomical
scales have historically been hampered by the limitations of available
instrumentation. This meeting will summarise and discuss the state-of-the-art
science cases and methodologies being developed and implemented for the next
generation of radio telescopes, which are expected to address many of the open
questions surrounding the evolution and origin of large-scale magnetic fields. Contributed talks are invited. Talks can be either 15 or 30 minutes long.To submit an abstract for a talk or poster, please email your abstract to anna.scaife (at) with the subject header RAS-MAG. 10:30 Welcome10:35 Marijke Haverkorn (RU Nijmegen)
Galactic Magnetic Fields11:05 Vibor Jelic (ASTRON)
Filamentary structures in LOFAR observations of the interstellar medium11:20 Tess Jaffe (Toulouse)
The Challenges of Multi-wavelength Modeling of Large-Scale Galactic Magnetic Fields11:35 Indy Leclercq (University of Manchester)
GALFACTS Polarisation power spectrum12.00 Lunch13:00 David Mulcahy (University of Manchester)
LOFAR observations of nearby spiral galaxies: First results on the Whirlpool Galaxy13:15 Anvar Shukarov (Newcastle University)
Magnetic fields in the context of hierarchical galaxy formation models13:30 Jamie Farnes (RU Nijmegen)
Testing Alpha-Omega dynamo theory with the Square Kilometre Array, and its pathfinders and precursors13:45 Alex Clarke (University of Manchester)
LOFAR observations of Abell 1682: An Ultra Steep Stectrum Radio Halo14:00 Marcus Brueggen (University of Hamburg)
Validation of cosmological MHD Simulations14:15 Emanuela Orru (ASTRON)
Double-double radio galaxies with LOFAR14:30 Daniela Paoletti (INAF)
Primordial Magnetic Fields with Planck15:00 Jennifer Chan (UCL)
Cosmological polarised radiative transfer and diagnostics of large-scale magnetic fields15:15 Valentina Vacca (MPA)
Large-scale magnetic fields from Faraday rotation observations15:30 Tea will be available in the Lower Library