Advancing Plasma Physics from the Sun to the Earth
(A Workshop in Honor of Joachim Birn at 75)

Wyndham Main Street Station
Breckinridge, Colorado, USA

May 21-26, 2017

Workshop Topics

The workshop will focus on discussing recent progress and future problems in understanding plasma processes in the heliosphere.

Topics will include:

  • Magnetic Reconnection
  • Particle Acceleration
  • Plasma Dynamics
  • Magnetic Activity on the Sun
  • The Solar-Wind-Driven Magnetosphere
  • Plasma Theory
  • Comparison of Theory, Simulations, and Observations

Workshop Structure

The Workshop will have two sessions per day Monday-Friday. Audience-participation workshop discussions will be mixed in with oral presentations.

Venue and Accommodation

The workshop will be held at the Wyndham Main Street Station in Breckenridge, Colorado.
The hotel is located in downtown Breckenridge and has a fitness club and heated outdoor pool.

The nightly room rates are:

  • Studio $144
  • One-Bedroom Condo $170, $187
  • Two-Bedroom Condo $212, $229
  • Three-Bedroom Condo $246, $272
  • Four-Bedroom Condo $280, $331

Availability of the various condo styles are first come first serve. A two-bedroom condo can be shared by two attendees, a three-bedroom by three, etc., so you might coordinate with other attendees and share the room expenses. The conveners can help to coordinate this.

Please contact the Wyndham Main Street Station directly at 877-474-3748 to make your reservations or email Annie Campbell to make your reservations. Please say you are with the SSI Conference. (Also, do not confuse the Wyndham Main Street Station with the Hyatt Main Street Station which are both in Breckenridge.)

Travel to Breckenridge

Breckenridge is a 2-hr (107-mile) drive from the Denver International Airport (DEN). There is also shuttle service from the Denver airport to the Main Street Station in Breckenridge:


Joe Borovsky

Workshop Sponsors:

The workshop is being hosted by the Center for Space Plasma Physics at the Space Science Institute (Boulder). The Center for Earth and Space Science at Los Alamos National Laboratory is helping to support the workshop.

Workshop Conveners:

Joe Borovsky (Space Science Institute)
Michael Hesse (University of Bergen)
Vania Jordanova (Los Alamos National Laboratory)