8th Coronal Loops Workshop: many facets of magnetically closed corona



The conference will review past and recent achievements, as well as future challenges, in the field of solar coronal loop physics.

The main topics to be discussed:

  1. Observation, modelling and diagnostics of coronal loops: from fine structure and dynamics to global active regions.
  2. Magnetic energy conversion in loops: reconnection, waves, and alternatives
  3. Connection of loops to cool chromospheric plasma: the mass and energy cycle
  4. Challenges in the interpretation of observed loop spectra


The meeting will be hosted in Palermo, Sicily, at Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa

For further information on the scientific aspects of the meeting, please contact Fabio Reale
For the logistics, contact Laura Daricello

Scientific Organising Committee

Fabio Reale (Chairman)
Patrick Antolin – University of St. Andrews, UK
Jaroslav Dudik – Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Jim Klimchuk – NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
Helen Mason – University of Cambridge, UK
Hardi Peter – Max-Planck-Institut fuer Sonnensystemforschung, Germany
Durgesh Tripathi – Inter-University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics, India

Local Organising Committee

Chair: F. Reale – C. Argiroffi, O. Buttice’, S. Colombo, L. Daricello, V. Genna, S. La Marca, L. Leonardi, M. Miceli, S. Orlando, A. Petralia, S. Speziale, G. Vitale.

Invited Speakers

Jeff Reep – Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Paola Testa – Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, USA
Ineke De Moortel – University of St. Andrews, UK
Alan Hood – University of St. Andrews, UK
Eamon Scullion – Northumbria University, UK
Zoran Mikic – Predictive Science, Inc., USA
Giulio Del Zanna – University of Cambridge, UK
Lindsay Glesener – University of Minnesota, USA
The review talks will introduce the topics, highlighting recent progress and unresolved questions. Both observational and theoretical aspects will be covered during each session by contributed talks and discussion. Note that there are no normal poster boards – the only poster presentation form is e-poster. E-poster means that there will be 24″ monitors available in the coffee break area. This monitor can then be coupled to your laptop to show material/your talk/poster during coffee breaks.

The workshop’s main goal is to encourage discussion among the participants.
We strongly encourage young researchers to participate. A limited amount of funds will be available to support students and early post-docs.

Registration and deadlines:

All abstracts due by 15 April 2017
Financial support request deadline: 15 April 2017
Registration deadline:


Registration fee: 180 EU (200 EU late registration)


The SOC intends to limit the number of participants to ensure focused discussions.

The meeting is organised with the financial and logistic support of Universita’ degli Studi di Palermo – Dipartimento di Fisica e Chimica, Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo G.S. Vaiana and European Space Agency.