Peer-Reviewed Publications, 2019 - 2021

  1. "Structures in the terms of the Vlasov equation observed at Earth's magnetopause"
    J. R. Shuster, D. J. Gershman, B. L. Giles, S. Wang, N. Bessho, L.-J. Chen, J. C. Dorelli, V. Uritsky, W. R. Paterson, P. A. Cassak, S. J. Schwartz, R. E. Denton, C. Schiff, A. F. Viñas, J. Ng, L. A. Avanov, D. E. da Silva, and R. B. Torbert
    Accepted to Nature Physics, May 2021

  2. "Dissipation measures in weakly-collisional plasmas"
    O. Pezzi, H. Liang, J. L. Juno, P. A. Cassak, C. L. Vásconez, L. Sorriso-Valvo, D. Perrone, S. Servidio, V. Roytershteyn, J. M. TenBarge, and W. H. Matthaeus
    Accepted to MNRAS, May 2021
    Available on arXiv

  3. "A faster form of electron magnetic reconnection with a finite length X-line"
    P. S. Pyakurel, M.A. Shay, J.F. Drake, T.D. Phan, P.A. Cassak, and J.L. Verniero
    Submitted to Physical Review Letters, March 2021

  4. "Scaling Theory of Three-Dimensional Magnetic Reconnection Spreading"
    M. Arencibia, P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, and E. R. Priest
    Submitted to Physics of Plasmas, March 2021

  5. "Energy flux densities near the electron dissipation region in asymmetric magnetopause reconnection"
    J. P. Eastwood, M. V. Goldman, T. D. Phan, J. E. Stawarz, D. Newman, B. Lavraud, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak, J. F. Drake, R. E. Ergun, J. L. Burch, D. J. Gershman, B. L. Giles, P. A. Lindqvist, R. B. Torbert, R. J. Strangeway and C. T. Russell
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 125, 265102 (2020)

  6. "Kinetic Entropy-Based Measures of Distribution Function Non-Maxwellianity: Theory and Simulations"
    Haoming Liang, M. Hasan Barbhuiya, P. A. Cassak, O. Pezzi, S. Servidio, F. Valentini, G. P. Zank
    Journal of Plasma Physics, 86, 825860502 (2020)

    Available on arXiv

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  7. "Nascent Flux Rope Observations at Earth’s Dayside Magnetopause"
    S. Eriksson, V. M. Souza, P. A. Cassak, and S. Hoilijoki
    J. Geophys. Res., 125, e2020JA027919 (2020)

  8. Electron Inflow Velocities and Reconnection Rates at Earth’s Magnetopause and Magnetosheath"
    J. L. Burch, J. M. Webster, M. Hesse, K. J. Genestreti, R. E. Denton, T. D. Phan, H. Hasegawa, P. A. Cassak, R. B. Torbert, B. L. Giles, D. J. Gershman, R. E. Ergun, C. T. Russell, R. J. Strangeway, O. Le Contel, K. R. Pritchard, A. T. Marshall, K.-J. Hwang, K. Dokgo, S. A. Fuselier, L.-J. Chen, S. Wang, M. Swisdak, J. F. Drake, M. R. Argall, K. J. Trattner, M. Yamada, and G. Paschmann
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 47, e2020GL089082 (2020)

  9. "Particle Acceleration in Strong Turbulence in the Earth’s Magnetotail"
    R. E. Ergun, N. Ahmadi, L. Kromyda, S. J. Schwartz, A. Chasapis, S. Hoilijoki, F. D. Wilder, P. A. Cassak, J. E. Stawarz, K. A. Goodrich, D. L. Turner, F. Pucci, A. Pouquet, W. H. Matthaeus, J. F. Drake, M. Hesse, M. A. Shay, R. B. Torbert, and J. L. Burch
    Ap. J., 898, 153 (2020)

  10. "Magnetic Reconnection in the Space Sciences: Past, Present, and Future"
    M. Hesse and P. A. Cassak
    J. Geophys. Res., 125, e2018JA025935 (2020)
    PDF Version
    Part of the "Grand Challenges in the Earth and Space Sciences" Special Issue

  11. "Magnetic Reconnection in Three Dimensions: Modeling and Analysis of Electromagnetic Drift Waves in the Adjacent Current Sheet"
    R. E. Ergun, S. Hoilijoki, N. Ahmadi, S. J Schwartz, F. D. Wilder, J. F. Drake, M. Hesse, M. A. Shay, H. Ji, M. Yamada, D. B. Graham, P. A. Cassak, J. L. Burch, R. B. Torbert, J. C. Holmes, J. E. Stawarz, K. A. Goodrich, S. Eriksson, R. J. Strangeway, O. Le Contel
    J. Geophys. Res., 124, 10085 (2019)
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  12. "Stationarity of the Reconnection X-Line at Earth’s Magnetopause for Southward IMF"
    S. A. Fuselier, K. J. Trattner, S. M. Petrinec, K. R. Pritchard, J. L. Burch, P. A. Cassak, B. L. Giles, B. Lavraud, and R. J. Strangeway
    J. Geophys. Res., 124, 8524 (2019)
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  13. "MMS Multi-Point Analysis of FTE Evolution: Physical Characteristics and Dynamics"
    M. Akhavan-Tafti, J. A. Slavin, J. P. Eastwood, P. A. Cassak, and D. J. Gershman
    J. Geophys. Res., 124, 5376 (2019)
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  14. "Decomposition of Plasma Kinetic Entropy into Position and Velocity Space and the Use of Kinetic Entropy in Particle-in-Cell Simulations"
    Haoming Liang, Paul A. Cassak, Sergio Servidio, Michael A. Shay, James F. Drake, Marc Swisdak, Matthew R. Argall, John C. Dorelli, Earl E. Scime, William H. Matthaeus, Vadim Roytershteyn, and Gian Luca Delzanno
    Phys. Plasmas, 26, 082903 (2019)
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    Available on arXiv

  15. "Transition from ion-coupled to electron-only reconnection: Basic physics and implications for plasma turbulence"
    Prayash Sharma Pyakurel, Michael Shay, Tai Phan, William Matthaeus, James Drake, Jason TenBarge, Colby Haggerty, Kristopher Klein, Paul Cassak, Tulasi Parashar, Marc Swisdak, and Alexandros Chasapis
    Phys. Plasmas, 26, 082307 (2019)
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  16. "MMS Measurements of the Vlasov Equation: Probing the Electron Pressure Divergence within Thin Current Sheets"
    Jason Shuster, Daniel Gershman, Li-Jen Chen, Shan Wang, Naoki Bessho, John Dorelli, Daniel da Silva, Barbara Giles, William Paterson, Richard Denton, Steven Schwartz, Cecilia Norgren, Frederick Wilder, Paul Cassak, Marc Swisdak, Vadim Uritsky, Conrad Schiff, Amy Rager, Suzanne Smith, Levon Avanov, Vinas Adolfo
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 46, 7862 (2019)
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  17. "Properties of magnetic reconnection and FTEs on the dayside magnetopause with and without positive IMF Bx component during southward IMF"
    S. Hoilijoki, U. Ganse, D. Sibeck, P. Cassak, L. Turc, M. Battarbee, R. Fear, X. Blanco-Cano, A. Dimmock, E. Kilpua, R. Jarvinen, L. Juusola, Y. Pfau-Kempf, and M. Palmroth
    J. Geophys. Res., 124, 4037 (2019)
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    A figure was used on the cover of the issue of JGR

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications, 2016 - 2018

  1. "The Transition between Anti-Parallel and Component Magnetic Reconnection at Earth's Dayside Magnetopause"
    K. J. Trattner, J. L. Burch, P. A. Cassak, R. E. Ergun, S. Eriksson, S. A. Fuselier, B. L. Giles, R. G. Gomez, E. Grimes, S. M. Petrinec, J. Webster, F. Wilder
    J. Geophys. Res., 123, 10,177 (2018)
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  2. "Observational evidence of large-scale multiple reconnection at the Earth’s dayside magnetopause"
    S. A. Fuselier, S. M. Petrinec, K. J. Trattner, J. Broll, J. L. Burch, B. L. Giles, R. M. Strangeway, C. T. Russell, B. Lavraud, M. Øieroset, R. B. Torbert, C. J. Farrugia, S. K. Vines, R. G. Gomez, J. Mukherjee, and P. A. Cassak
    J. Geophys. Res., 123, 8407 (2018)
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  3. "The Reduction of Magnetic Reconnection Outflow Jets to Sub-Alfvenic Speeds"
    C. C. Haggerty, M. A. Shay, A. Chasapis, T. D. Phan, J. F. Drake, K. Malakit, P. A. Cassak, and R. Kieokaew
    Phys. Plasmas, 25, 102120 (2018)
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    Supplementary Material
    Available on arXiv

  4. "Cavitons and spontaneous hot flow anomalies in a hybrid-Vlasov global magnetospheric simulation"
    Xochitl Blanco-Cano, Markus Battarbee, Lucile Turc, Andrew P. Dimmock, Emilia K. J. Kilpua, Sanni Hoilijoki, Urs Ganse, David G. Sibeck, Paul A. Cassak, Robert C. Fear, Riku Jarvinen, Liisa Juusola, Yann Pfau-Kempf, Rami Vainio, and Minna Palmroth
    Ann. Geophys., 36, 1081 (2018)
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  5. "Localized and intense energy conversion in the diffusion region of asymmetric magnetic reconnection"
    M. Swisdak, J. F. Drake, L. Price, J. L. Burch, P. A. Cassak, and T. D. Phan
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 45, 5260 (2018)
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  6. "Magnetic Reconnection, Turbulence, and Particle Acceleration: Observations in the Earth's Magnetotail"
    R. E. Ergun, K. A. Goodrich, F. D. Wilder, N. Ahmadi, J. C. Holmes, S. Eriksson, J. E. Stawarz, R. Nakamura, K. J. Genestreti, M. Hesse, J. L. Burch, R. B. Torbert, T. D. Phan, S. J Schwartz, J. P. Eastwood, R. J. Strangeway, O. Le Contel, C. T. Russell, M. Argall, P.-A. Lindqvist, L. J. Chen, P. A. Cassak, B. L. Giles, J. C. Dorelli, D. Gershman, T. W. Leonard, B. Lavraud, A. Retino, W. Matthaeus, and A. Vaivads
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 45, 3338 (2018)
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  7. "On the collisionless asymmetric magnetic reconnection rate"
    Yi-Hsin Liu, M. Hesse, P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, S. Wang, and L.-J. Chen
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 45, 3311 (2018)
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  8. "Electron Magnetic Reconnection Without Ion Coupling in Earth's Turbulent Magnetosheath"
    T. D. Phan, J. P. Eastwood, M. A. Shay, J. F. Drake, B. U. O. Sonnerup, M. Fujimoto, P. A. Cassak, M. Oieroset, J. L. Burch, R. B. Torbert, A. C. Rager, J. C. Dorelli, D. J. Gershman, C. Pollock, P. S. Pyakurel, C. Haggerty, Y. Khotyaintsev, B. Lavraud, M. Oka, R. E. Ergun, A. Retino, O. Le Contel, M. R. Argall, B. L. Giles, T. E. Moore, F. D. Wilder, R. J. Strangeway, C. T. Russell, and P. A. Lindqvist
    Nature, 557, 202 (2018)
    Feature by NASA about the paper

  9. "Assessing time dependence of reconnection with Poynting's theorem in MMS observations"
    K. J. Genestreti, P. A. Cassak, A. Varsani, J. L. Burch, R. Nakamura, and S. Wang
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 45, 2886 (2018)
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  10. "MMS observation of asymmetric electron-scale reconnection driven by 3-D electron pressure divergence"
    K. J. Genestreti, A. Varsani, J. L. Burch, P. A. Cassak, R. B. Torbert, R. Nakamura, R. E. Ergun, T. D. Phan, S. Toledo-Redondo, M. Hesse, S. Wang, B. L. Giles, C. T. Russell, Z. Voros, K.-J. Hwang, J. P. Eastwood, B. Lavraud, C. P. Escoubet, R. C. Fear, Y. Khotyaintsev, T. K. M. Nakamura, J. M. Webster, and W. Baumjohann
    J. Geophys. Res., 123, 1806 (2018)
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  11. "Localized Oscillatory Dissipation in Magnetopause Reconnection"
    James Burch, Robert Ergun, Paul Cassak, James Webster, Roy Torbert, Barbara Giles, John Dorelli, Amy Rager, Kyoung-joo Hwang, Tai Phan, Kevin Genestreti, Robert Allen, Li-Jen Chen, Shan Wang, Daniel Gershman, Olivier Le Contel, Christopher Russell, Robert Strangeway, Frederick Wilder, Daniel Graham, Michael Hesse, James Drake, Marc Swisdak, Lora Price, Michael Shay, Per-Arne Lindqvist, Craig Pollock, Richard Denton and David Newman
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 45, 1237 (2018)
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  12. "Super-Alfvenic Propagation and Damping of Reconnection Onset Signatures"
    P. Sharma Pyakurel, M. A. Shay, C. C. Haggerty, T. N. Parashar, J. F. Drake, P. A. Cassak, S. P. Gary
    J. Geophys. Res., 123, 341 (2018)
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  13. "Spacecraft observations of oblique electron beams breaking the frozen-in law during asymmetric reconnection"
    J. Egedal, A. Le, W. Daughton, B. Wetherton, P. A. Cassak, J. L. Burch, B. Lavraud, J. Dorelli, D. J. Gershman, and L. A. Avanov
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 120, 055101 (2018)
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  14. "The effect of a guide field on local energy conversion during asymmetric magnetic reconnection: Particle-in-cell simulations"
    P. A. Cassak, K. J. Genestreti, J. L. Burch, T.-D. Phan, M. A. Shay, M. Swisdak, J. F. Drake, L. Price, S. Eriksson, R. E. Ergun, B. J. Anderson, V. G. Merkin and C. M. Komar
    J. Geophys. Res., 122, 11523 (2017)
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  15. "The effect of a guide field on local energy conversion during asymmetric magnetic reconnection: MMS observations"
    K. J. Genestreti, J. L. Burch, P. A. Cassak, R. B. Torbert, R. E. Ergun, T. D. Phan, B. L. Giles, C. T. Russell, S. Wang, M. Akhavan-Tafti, R. C. Allen, A. Varsani
    J. Geophys. Res., 122, 11342 (2017)
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  16. "Turbulence Associated with Magnetopause Reconnection"
    L. Price, M. Swisdak, J. F. Drake, J. L. Burch, P. A. Cassak, and R. E. Ergun
    J. Geophys. Res., 122, 11086 (2017)
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    Available on arXiv

  17. "Scaling the ion inertial length and its implications for modeling reconnection in global simulations"
    G. Toth, Y. Chen, T. I. Gombosi, P. A. Cassak, S. Markidis, and I. Peng
    J. Geophys. Res., 122, 10336 (2017)
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  18. "Global three-dimensional simulation of Earth's dayside reconnection using a two-way coupled magnetohydrodynamics with embedded particle-in-cell model: initial results"
    Y. Chen, G. Toth, P. A. Cassak , X. Jia, T. I. Gombosi, J. Slavin, S. Markidis, I. B. Peng, V. K. Jordanova, and M. G. Henderson
    J. Geophys. Res., 122, 10318 (2017)
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    Available on arXiv

  19. "Transition from global to local control of dayside reconnection from ionospheric-sourced mass loading"
    B. Zhang, O. Brambles, P. A. Cassak, J. Ouellette, M. Wiltberger, W. Lotko, and J. Lyon
    J. Geophys. Res., 122, 9474 (2017)
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  20. "Structure of exhausts in magnetic reconnection with an X-line of finite extent"
    L. S. Shepherd, P. A. Cassak, J. F. Drake, J. T. Gosling, T.-D. Phan, and M. A. Shay
    Ap. J., 848, 90 (2017)
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  21. "A Review of the 0.1 Reconnection Rate Problem"
    P. A. Cassak, Y.-H. Liu, and M. A. Shay
    J. Plasma Phys., 83, 715930501 (2017)
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  22. "Effects of a Guide Field on the Larmor Electric Field and Upstream Electron Temperature Anisotropy in Collisionless Asymmetric Reconnection"
    S. Ek-in, K. Malakit, D. Ruffolo, M. A. Shay, and P. A. Cassak
    Ap. J., 845, 113 (2017)
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  23. "Reconstruction of the electron diffusion region observed by the Magnetospheric Multiscale spacecraft: First results"
    H. Hasegawa, B. U. O. Sonnerup, R. E. Denton, T.-D. Phan, T. K. M. Nakamura, B. L. Giles, D. J. Gershman, J. C. Dorelli, J. L. Burch, R. B. Torbert, C. T. Russell, R. J. Strangeway, P.-A. Lindqvist, Y. V. Khotyaintsev, R. E. Ergun, P. A. Cassak, N. Kitamura, and Y. Saito
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 4566 (2017)
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  24. "Large-scale characteristics of reconnection diffusion regions and associated magnetopause crossings observed by MMS"
    S. A. Fuselier, S. K. Vines, J. L. Burch, S. M. Petrinec, K. J. Trattner, P. A. Cassak, L.-J. Chen, R. E. Ergun, S. Eriksson, B. L. Giles, D. B. Graham, Yu. V. Khotyaintsev, B. Lavraud, W. S. Lewis, J. Mukherjee, C. Norgren, T.-D. Phan, C. T. Russell, R. J. Strangeway, R. B. Torbert, and J. M. Webster
    J. Geophys. Res., 122, 5466 (2017)
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  25. "Kinetic simulation of asymmetric magnetic reconnection with cold ions"
    J. Dargent, N. Aunai, B. Lavraud, S. Toledo-Redondo, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak, and K. Malakit
    J. Geophys. Res., 122, 5290 (2017)
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  26. "Space Physics and Policy for Contemporary Society"
    P. A. Cassak, A. G. Emslie, A. J. Halford, D. N. Baker, H. E. Spence, S. K. Avery, L. A. Fisk
    J. Geophys. Res., 122, 4430 (2017) (Open Access)
    PDF Version
    Article in Eos about the paper

  27. "Drift Waves, Intense Parallel Electric Fields, and Turbulence Associated with Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection at the Magnetopause"
    R. E. Ergun, L. J. Chen, F. D. Wilder, N. Ahmadi, S. Eriksson, M. E. Usanova, K. A. Goodrich, J. C. Holmes, A. P. Sturner, D. M. Malaspina, D. L. Newman, R. B. Torbert, M. Argall, P.-A. Lindqvist, J. L. Burch, J. M. Webster, J. F. Drake, L. M. Price, P. A. Cassak, M. Swisdak, M. A. Shay, D. B. Graham, R. J. Strangeway, C. T. Russell, B. L. Giles, J. C. Dorelli, D. Gershman, L. Avanov, M. Hesse, B. Lavraud, O. Le Contel, A. Retino, T. D. Phan, M.V. Goldman, J. E Stawarz, S. J Schwartz, J. P. Eastwood, K.-J. Hwang, R. Nakamura, and S. Wang
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 2978 (2017)
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  28. "Reconnection rates and X-line motion at the magnetopause: Global 2D-3V hybrid-Vlasov simulation results"
    S. Hoilijoki, U. Ganse, P. A. Cassak, B. Walsh, H. Hietala, S. von Alfthan, and M. Palmroth
    J. Geophys. Res., 122, 2877 (2017)
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  29. "Elongation of Flare Ribbons"
    Jiong Qiu, Dana Longcope, Paul Cassak, and Eric R. Priest
    Ap. J., 836, 17 (2017)
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    Available on arXiv

  30. "Why does steady-state magnetic reconnection have a maximum local rate of order 0.1?"
    Y.-H. Liu, M. Hesse, F. Guo, W. Daughton, H. Li, P. A. Cassak, and M. A. Shay
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 118, 085101 (2017)
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  31. "Local properties of magnetic reconnection in nonlinear resistive- and extended-magnetohydrodynamic toroidal simulations of the sawtooth crash"
    M. T. Beidler, P. A. Cassak, S. Jardin, and N. Ferraro
    Plasma Phys. Control Fusion, 59, 025007 (2017)
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  32. "Observations of Hall reconnection physics far downstream of the X-line"
    R. Mistry, J. P. Eastwood, C. C. Haggerty, M. A. Shay, T. D. Phan, H. Hietala, and P. A. Cassak
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 117, 185102 (2016)
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  33. "Spacecraft observations and analytic theory of crescent-shaped electron distributions in asymmetric magnetic reconnection"
    J. Egedal, A. Le, W. Daughton, B. Wetherton, P. A. Cassak, L.-J Chen, B. Lavraud, R. B. Torbert, J. Dorelli, D. J. Gershman, and L. A. Avanov
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 117, 185101 (2016)
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    Available on arXiv

  34. "Ion Larmor Radius Effects near a Reconnection X-line at the Magnetopause: THEMIS Observations and Simulation Comparison"
    T. D. Phan, M. A. Shay, C. C. Haggerty, J. T. Gosling, J. P. Eastwood, M. Fujimoto, K. Malakit, F. S. Mozer, P. A. Cassak, M. Oieroset and V. Angelopoulos
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 8844 (2016)
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  35. "Stable Reconnection at the Dusk Flank Magnetopause"
    R. G. Gomez, S. K. Vines, S. A. Fuselier, P. A. Cassak, R. J. Strangeway, S. M. Petrinec, J. L. Burch, K. J. Trattner, C. T. Russell, R. B. Torbert, C. Pollock, D. T. Young, and W. S. Lewis
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 9374 (2016)
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  36. "Particle-in-cell simulation study of the scaling of asymmetric magnetic reconnection with in-plane flow shear"
    C. E. Doss, P. A. Cassak, and M. Swisdak
    Phys. Plasmas, 23, 082107 (2016)
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    Available on arXiv

  37. "MMS observations of electron-scale filamentary currents in the reconnection exhaust and near the X-line"
    T. D. Phan, J. P. Eastwood, P. A. Cassak, M. Oieroset, J. T. Gosling, D. J. Gershman, F. S. Mozer, M. A. Shay, M. Fujimoto, W. Daughton, J. F. Drake, J. L. Burch, R. B. Torbert, R. E. Ergun, L. J. Chen, S. Wang, C. Pollock, J. C. Dorelli, B. Lavraud, B. L. Giles, T. E. Moore, Y. Saito, L. A. Avanov, W. Paterson, R. J. Strangeway, C. T. Russell, Y. Khotyaintsev, P. A. Lindqvist, M. Oka, and F. D. Wilder
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 6060 (2016)
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  38. "The Effects of Turbulence on Three-Dimensional Magnetic Reconnection at the Magnetopause"
    L. Price, M. Swisdak, J. F. Drake, P. A. Cassak, J. T. Dahlin, and R. E. Ergun
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 6020 (2016)
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    Available on arXiv

  39. "Magnetospheric Multiscale Observations of Large-Amplitude, Parallel, Electrostatic Waves Associated with Magnetic Reconnection at the Magnetopause"
    R. E. Ergun, J. C. Holmes, K. A. Goodrich, F. D. Wilder, J. E Stawarz, S. Eriksson, D. L. Newman, S. J. Schwartz, M. V. Goldman, A. P. Sturner, D. M. Malaspina, M. E. Usanova, R. B. Torbert, M. Argall, P.-A. Lindqvist, Y. Khotyaintsev, J. L. Burch, R. J. Strangeway, C. T. Russell, C. J. Pollock, B. L. Giles, J. J. C. Dorelli, L. Avanov, M. Hesse, L. J. Chen, B. Lavraud, O. Le Contel, A. Retino, T. D. Phan, J. P. Eastwood, M. Oieroset, J. Drake, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak, R. Nakamura, M. Zhou, M. Ashour-Abdalla, M. Andre
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 5626 (2016)
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  40. "MMS Observations of Parallel Electric Fields Associated with Magnetic Reconnection"
    R. E. Ergun, K. A. Goodrich, F. D. Wilder, J. C. Holmes, J. E. Stawarz, S. Eriksson, A. P. Sturner, D. M. Malaspina, M. E. Usanova, R. B. Torbert, P.-A. Lindqvist, Y. Khotyaintsev, J. L. Burch, R. J. Strangeway, C. T. Russell, C. J. Pollock, B. L. Giles, M. Hesse, L. J. Chen, G. Lapenta, M. V. Goldman, D. L. Newman, S. J. Schwartz, J. P. Eastwood, T. D. Phan, F. S. Mozer, J. Drake, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak, R. Nakamura, and G. Marklund
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 116, 235102 (2016)
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  41. "Magnetospheric Multiscale Observations of the Electron Diffusion Region of Large Guide Field Magnetic Reconnection"
    S. Eriksson, F. D. Wilder, R. E. Ergun, S. J. Schwartz, P. A. Cassak, J. L. Burch, L.-J. Chen, R. B. Torbert, T. D. Phan, B. Lavraud, K. A. Goodrich, J. C. Holmes, J. E. Stawarz, A. P. Sturner, D. M. Malaspina, M. E. Usanova, K. J. Trattner, R. J. Strangeway, C. T. Russell, C. J. Pollock, B. L. Giles, M. Hesse, P.-A. Lindqvist, J. F. Drake, M. A. Shay, R. Nakamura, and G. T. Marklund
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 117, 015001 (2016)
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  42. "The local dayside reconnection rate for oblique interplanetary magnetic fields"
    C. M. Komar and P. A. Cassak
    J. Geophys. Res., 121, 5105, 2016
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    Available on arXiv

  43. "Electron-Scale Measurements of Magnetic Reconnection in Space"
    J. L. Burch, R. B. Torbert, T. D. Phan, L.-J. Chen, T. E. Moore, R. E. Ergun, J. P. Eastwood, D. J. Gershman, P. A. Cassak, M. R. Argall, S. Wang, M. Hesse, C. J. Pollock, B. L. Giles, R. Nakamura, B. H. Mauk, S. A. Fuselier, C. T. Russell, R. J. Strangeway, J. F. Drake, M. A. Shay, Yu. V. Khotyaintsev, P.-A. Lindqvist, G. Marklund, F. D. Wilder, D. T. Young, K. Torkar, J. Goldstein, J. C. Dorelli, L. A. Avanov, M. Oka, D. N. Baker, A. N. Jaynes, K. A. Goodrich, I. J. Cohen, D. L. Turner, J. F. Fennell, J. B. Blake, J. Clemmons, M. Goldman, D. Newman, S. M. Petrinec, K. J. Trattner, B. Lavraud, P. H. Reiff, W. Baumjohann, W. Magnes, M. Steller, W. Lewis, Y. Saito, V. Coffey and M. Chandler
    Science, 352, 6290 (2016)

  44. "Ion-scale secondary flux-ropes generated by magnetopause reconnection as resolved by MMS"
    J. P. Eastwood, T. D. Phan, P. A. Cassak, D. J. Gershman, C. Haggerty, K. Malakit, M. A. Shay, R. Mistry, M. Oieroset, C. T. Russell, J. A. Slavin, M. R. Argall, L. A. Avanov, J. L. Burch, L. J. Chen, J. C. Dorelli, R. E. Ergun, B. L. Giles, Y. Khotyaintsev, B. Lavraud, P. A. Lindqvist, T. E. Moore, R. Nakamura, W. Paterson, C. Pollock, R. J. Strangeway, R. B. Torbert, and S. Wang
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 4716 (2016)
    PDF Version

  45. "Kinetic signatures of the region surrounding the X-line in asymmetric (magnetopause) reconnection"
    M. A. Shay, T. D. Phan, C. C. Haggerty, M. Fujimoto, J. F. Drake, K. Malakit, P. A. Cassak, and M. Swisdak
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 4145 (2016)
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  46. "MMS observation of Hall currents and associated electron scattering and bouncing near the diffusion region at Earth’s magnetopause"
    B. Lavraud, Y. C. Zhang, Y. Vernisse, D. J. Gershman, J. Dorelli, P. A. Cassak, J. Dargent, C. Pollock, B. Giles, N. Aunai, M. Argall, L. Avanov, A. Barrie, J. Burch, M. Chandler, L.-J. Chen, G. Clark, I. Cohen, V. Coffey, J. P. Eastwood, J. Egedal, S. Eriksson, R. Ergun, C. J. Farrugia, S. A. Fuselier, V. Genot, D. Graham, E. Grigorenko, H. Hasegawa, C. Jacquey, I. Kacem, Y. Khotyaintsev, E. MacDonald, W. Magnes, A. Marchaudon, B. Mauk, T. E. Moore, T. Mukai, R. Nakamura, W. Paterson, E. Penou, T. D. Phan, A. Rager, A. Retino, Z. J. Rong, C. T. Russell, Y. Saito, J.-A. Sauvaud, S. J. Schwartz, C. Shen, S. Smith, R. Strangeway, S. Toledo-Redondo, R. Torbert, D. L. Turner, S. Wang, and S. Yokota
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 3042 (2016)
    PDF Version
    Article in Eos about the paper

  47. "Subsolar Magnetopause Observation and Kinetic Simulation of a Tripolar Guide-Magnetic Field Perturbation Consistent with a Magnetic Island"
    S. Eriksson, P. A. Cassak, A. Retino, and F. Mozer
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 3035 (2016)
    PDF Version

  48. "Theory and Modeling for the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission"
    M. Hesse, N. Aunai, J. Birn, P. Cassak, R. E. Denton, J. F. Drake, T. Gombosi, M. Hoshino, W. Matthaeus, D. Sibeck, and S. Zenitani
    Space Science Reviews, 199, 577 (2016)
    PDF Version

  49. "Inside the Black Box - Magnetic Reconnection and the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission" (Featured Article)
    P. A. Cassak
    Space Weather, 14, 186 (2016) (Open Access)
    PDF Version

  50. "Magnetospheric ion influence on magnetic reconnection at the duskside magnetopause"
    S. A. Fuselier, J. L. Burch, P. A. Cassak, J. Goldstein, R. G. Gomez, K. Goodrich, W. S. Lewis, D. Malaspina, J. Mukherjee, R. Nakamura, S. M. Petrinec, C. T. Russell, R. J. Strangeway, R. B. Torbert, K. J. Trattner, P. Valek
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 1435 (2016)
    PDF Version

  51. "Separator Reconnection at the Magnetopause for Predominantly Northward and Southward IMF: techniques and results"
    A. Glocer, J. Dorelli, G. Toth, C. M. Komar, and P. A. Cassak
    J. Geophys. Res., 120, 140 (2016)
    PDF Version

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications, 2004 - 2015

  1. "Asymmetric magnetic reconnection with a flow shear and applications to the magnetopause"
    C. E. Doss, C. M. Komar, P. A. Cassak, F. D. Wilder, S. Eriksson, and J. F. Drake
    J. Geophys. Res., 120, 7748 (2015)
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  2. "Fast Magnetic Reconnection Due to Anisotropic Electron Pressure"
    P. A. Cassak, R. N. Baylor, R. L. Fermo, M. T. Beidler, M. A. Shay, M. Swisdak, J. F. Drake, and H. Karimabadi
    Phys. Plasmas, 22, 020705 (2015)
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  3. "Comparative analysis of dayside magnetic reconnection models in global magnetosphere simulations"
    C. M. Komar, R. L. Fermo, and P. A. Cassak
    J. Geophys. Res., 120, 276 (2015)
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  4. "Observation of a Retreating X-Line and Magnetic Islands Poleward of the Cusp During Northward Interplanetary Magnetic Field Conditions"
    F. D. Wilder, S. Eriksson, K. J. Trattner, P. A. Cassak, S. A. Fuselier and B. Lybekk
    J. Geophys. Res., 119, 9643, 2014
    PDF Version
    Article in Eos about the paper

  5. "Electron Heating During Magnetic Reconnection: A Simulation Scaling Study"
    M. A. Shay, C. C. Haggerty, T. D. Phan, J. F. Drake, P. A. Cassak, P. Wu, M. Oieroset, M. Swisdak, and K. Malakit
    Phys. Plasmas, 21, 122902 (2014)
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  6. "On the 3-D structure and dissipation of reconnection-driven flow-bursts"
    J. F. Drake, M. Swisdak, P. A. Cassak, and T.-D. Phan
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 3710 (2014)
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  7. "A New Electric Field in Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection"
    K. Malakit, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak, and D. Ruffolo
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 111, 135001 (2013)
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  8. "On the Cause of Supra-Arcade Downflows in Solar Flares"
    P. A. Cassak, J. F. Drake, J. T. Gosling, T.-D. Phan, M. A. Shay and L. S. Shepherd
    Ap. J. Lett., 775, L14, 2013 September 20
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  9. "Tracing magnetic separators and their dependence on IMF clock angle in global magnetospheric simulations"
    C. M. Komar, P. A. Cassak, J. C. Dorelli, A. Glocer, and M. M. Kuznetsova
    J. Geophys. Res., 118, 4998, 2013
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  10. "Spontaneous Ion Beam Formation in the Laboratory, Space, and Simulation"
    J. Carr Jr., P. A. Cassak, M. Galante, A. M. Keesee, G. Lusk, R. M. Magee, D. McCarren, E. E. Scime, S. Sears, R. Vandervort, N. Gulbrandsen, M. Goldman, D. Newman, J. P. Eastwood
    Phys. Plasmas, 20, 072118 (2013)
    PDF Version

  11. "On Phase Diagrams of Magnetic Reconnection"
    P. A. Cassak and J. F. Drake
    Phys. Plasmas, 20, 061207 (2013)
    PDF Version

  12. "Magnetic Reconnection for Coronal Conditions: Reconnection Rates, Secondary Islands and Onset"
    P. A. Cassak and M. A. Shay
    Space Science Reviews, 172, 283, 2012
    PDF Version

  13. "Guide Field Dependence of 3D X-line Spreading During Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection"
    L. S. Shepherd and P. A. Cassak
    J. Geophys. Res., 117, A10101, 2012
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  14. "Reconnection events in two-dimensional Hall magnetohydrodynamic turbulence"
    S. Donato, S. Servidio, P. Dmitruk, V. Carbone, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak, and W. H. Matthaeus
    Phys. Plasmas, 19, 092307 (2012)
    PDF Version

  15. "Model for Incomplete Reconnection in Sawtooth Crashes"
    M. T. Beidler and P. A. Cassak
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 107, 255002 (2011)
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  16. "Magnetic reconnection as an element of turbulence"
    S. Servidio, P. Dmitruk, A. Greco, M. Wan, S. Donato, P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, V. Carbone, and W. H. Matthaeus
    Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 18, 675, 2011
    PDF Version

  17. "Theory and Simulations of the Scaling of Magnetic Reconnection with Symmetric Shear Flow"
    P. A. Cassak
    Phys. Plasmas, 18, 072106 (2011)
    PDF Version

  18. "Scaling of the Magnetic Reconnection Rate with Symmetric Shear Flow"
    P. A. Cassak and A. Otto
    Phys. Plasmas, 18, 074501 (2011)
    PDF Version

  19. "Estimates of Densities and Filling Factors from a Cooling Time Analysis of Solar Microflares Observed with RHESSI"
    R. N. Baylor, P. A. Cassak, S. Christe, I. G. Hannah, Sam Krucker, D. J. Mullan, M. A. Shay, H. S. Hudson, and R. P. Lin
    Ap. J., 736, 75, 2011 July 20
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  20. "Three-dimensional simulations of the orientation and structure of reconnection X-lines"
    R. Schreier, M. Swisdak, J. F. Drake, and P. A. Cassak
    Phys. Plasmas, 17, 110704 (2010)
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  21. "Scaling of asymmetric magnetic reconnection: Kinetic particle-in-cell simulations"
    K. Malakit, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak, and C. Bard
    J. Geophys. Res., 115, A10223, 2010
    PDF Version

  22. "Magnetic Reconnection with Asymmetry in the Outflow Direction"
    N. A. Murphy, C. R. Sovinec, and P. A. Cassak
    J. Geophys. Res., 115, A09206, 2010
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  23. "Comparison of secondary islands in collisional reconnection to Hall reconnection"
    L. S. Shepherd and P. A. Cassak
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 105, 015004 (2010)
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  24. "A saddle-node bifurcation model of magnetic reconnection onset"
    P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, and J. F. Drake
    Phys. Plasmas, 17, 062105 (2010)
    PDF Version

  25. "Statistics of Magnetic Reconnection in Two-Dimensional Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence"
    S. Servidio, W. H. Matthaeus, M. A. Shay, P. Dmitruk, P. A. Cassak, and M. Wan
    Phys. Plasmas, 17, 032315 (2010)
    PDF Version

  26. "Scaling of Sweet-Parker Reconnection with Secondary Islands"
    P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, and J. F. Drake
    Phys. Plasmas, 16, 120702 (2009)
    PDF Version

  27. "The Impact of Microscopic Magnetic Reconnection on Pre-Flare Energy Storage"
    P. A. Cassak and J. F. Drake
    Ap. J. Lett., 707, L158-162, 2009 Dec 20
    PDF Version

  28. "A magnetic reconnection mechanism for ion acceleration and abundance enhancements in impulsive flares"
    J. F. Drake, P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, M. Swisdak, and E. Quataert
    Ap. J. Lett., 700, L16-20, 2009 July 20
    PDF Version

  29. "Ion Heating Resulting from Pickup in Magnetic Reconnection Exhausts"
    J. F. Drake, M. Swisdak, T. D. Phan, P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, S. Lepri, R. P. Lin, E. Quataert, and T. H. Zurbuchen
    J. Geophys. Res., 114, A05111, 2009
    PDF Version

  30. "The Hall effect in magnetic reconnction: Hybrid vs. Hall-less hybrid simulations"
    K. Malakit, P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, and J. F. Drake
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L07107 (2009)
    PDF Version

  31. "Kinetic dissipation and anisotropic heating in a turbulent collisionless plasma"
    T. N. Parashar, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak, and W. H. Matthaeus
    Phys. Plasmas, 16, 032310 (2009)
    PDF Version

  32. "Structure of the Dissipation Region in Fluid Simulations of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection"
    P. A. Cassak and M. A. Shay
    Invited DPP Paper
    Phys. Plasmas, 16, 055704 (2009)
    PDF Version

  33. "Magnetic Reconnection in Two-Dimensional Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence"
    S. Servidio, W. H. Matthaeus, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak and P. Dmitruk
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 102, 115003 (2009)
    PDF Version

  34. "Response to "Comment on `Scaling of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection: General Theory and Collisional Simulations' " [Phys. Plasmas 16, 034701 (2009)]
    P. A. Cassak and M. A. Shay
    Phys. Plasmas, 16, 034702 (2009)
    PDF Version

  35. "The Scaling of Asymmetric Hall Reconnection"
    P. A. Cassak and M. A. Shay
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L19102, 2008
    PDF Version

  36. "From Solar and Stellar Flares to Coronal Heating: Theory and Observations of How Magnetic Reconnection Regulates Coronal Conditions"
    P. A. Cassak, D. J. Mullan and M. A. Shay
    Ap. J. Lett., 676, L69-L72, 2008, March 20
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  37. "Scaling of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection: General Theory and Collisional Simulations"
    P. A. Cassak and M. A. Shay
    Phys. Plasmas, 14, 102114 (2007)
    PDF Version

  38. "Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
    P. A. Cassak, J. F. Drake, M. A. Shay and B. Eckhardt
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 98, 215001 (2007)
    PDF Version

  39. "Catastrophic Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection with a Guide Field,"
    P. A. Cassak, J. F. Drake, and M. A. Shay
    Phys. Plasmas, 14, 054502 (2007)
    PDF Version

  40. "A Model for Spontaneous Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection,"
    P. A. Cassak, J. F. Drake, and M. A. Shay,
    Ap. J., 644, L145-L148, 2006 June 20
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  41. "Catastrophe Model for Fast Magnetic Reconnection Onset,"
    P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, and J. F. Drake,
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 95, 235002 (2005)
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  42. "The CISM Code Coupling Strategy,"
    C. C. Goodrich, A. L. Sussman, J. G. Lyon, M. A. Shay, and P. A. Cassak,
    Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 66, 1469-1479 (2004)
    PDF Version

 

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

  1. "Estimating Effective Collision Frequency and Kinetic Entropy Uncertainty in Particle-in-Cell Simulations"
    Haoming Liang, P. A. Cassak, M. Swisdak, Sergio Servidio
    Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1620, 012009 (2020) - Proceedings for the 19th Annual International Astrophysics Conference

  2. "Overview on numerical studies of reconnection and dissipation in the solar wind"
    S. Donato, S. Servidio, P. Dmitruk, F. Valentini, A. Greco, P. Veltri, M. Wan, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak, and W. H. Matthaeus
    AIP Conf. Proc., 1539, 99 (2013) - Proceedings of the Solar Wind 13 Conference
    PDF Version

  3. "Properties of magnetic reconnection in MHD turbulence"
    S. Servidio, M. A. Shay, W. H. Matthaeus, P. Dmitruk, P. A. Cassak, and M. Wan
    AIP Conf. Proc., 1216, 198 (2010) - Proceedings of the Solar Wind 12 Conference
    PDF Version

  4. "Orszag Tang vortex - Kinetic study of a turbulent plasma"
    T. N. Parashar, S. Servidio, M. A. Shay, W. H. Matthaeus, and P. A. Cassak
    AIP Conf. Proc., 1216, 304 (2010) - Proceedings of the Solar Wind 12 Conference
    PDF Version

 

Book Chapters

  1. "Reconnection at Earth's Dayside Magnetopause" (Chapter 6)
    P. A. Cassak and S. A. Fuselier
    in Magnetic Reconnection: Concepts and Applications, eds. W. D. Gonzalez and E. N. Parker
    Astrophysics and Space Science Library 427, Springer, 2016
    Online version

  2. "Fundamental Concepts Associated with Magnetic Reconnection" (Chapter 1)
    W. D. Gonzalez, E. N. Parker, F. S. Mozer, V. M. Vasyliunas, P. L. Pritchett, H. Karimabadi, P. A. Cassak, J. D. Scudder, M. Yamada, R. M. Kulsrud, and D. Koga
    in Magnetic Reconnection: Concepts and Applications, eds. W. Gonzalez and E. Parker
    Astrophysics and Space Science Library 427, Springer, 2016
    Online version

 

Dissertations by Students

  1. "Theory and Simulations of Incomplete Reconnection During Sawteeth Due to Diamagnetic Effects,"
    M. T. Beidler
    Doctoral Dissertation, West Virginia University, October 2015
    PDF Version

  2. "The Nature of Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause,"
    C. M. Komar
    Doctoral Dissertation, West Virginia University, May 2015
    PDF Version

  3. "A Study of Magnetic Reconnection: From 2D Energy Release to 3D Spreading and Localization,"
    L. S. Shepherd
    Doctoral Dissertation, West Virginia University, August 2014
    PDF Version

 

Dissertation

  1. "Catastrophe Model for the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection,"
    P. A. Cassak
    Doctoral Dissertation, University of Maryland-College Park, December 2006
    PDF Version

 

Physical Chemistry/Nuclear Physics Peer-Reviewed Publications, 1997 - 2005

  1. "Character Expansions for the Orthogonal and Symplectic Groups,"
    A.B. Balantekin and P. Cassak,
    J. Math. Phys. 43(1), 604-620 (2002)
    PDF Version
    Available on arXiv

  2. "Determination of structural parameters for ferrocenecarboxaldehyde using Fourier transform microwave spectroscopy,"
    Ranga Subramanian, Chandana Karunatilaka, Riley O. Schock, Brian J. Drouin, Paul A. Cassak, and Stephen G. Kukolich,
    J. Chem. Phys. 123, 054317 (2005)
    PDF Version

  3. "Microwave Measurements and Calculations on Cyclopentadienyl Rhodium Dicarbonyl, A V10 Hindered Rotor,"
    S.G. Kukolich, B.J. Drouin, P. Cassak and J.L. Hubbard,
    Organometallics 17, 4105-4109 (1998)
    PDF Version

  4. "Microwave Measurements of Rhenium Quadrupole Coupling in Cyclopentadienyl Rhenium Tricarbonyl,"
    B.J. Drouin, P.A. Cassak and S.G. Kukolich
    J. Chem. Phys. 108, 8878-8883 (1998)
    PDF Version

  5. "Measurements of Structural and Quadrupole Coupling Parameters for Bromoferrocene Using Microwave Spectroscopy,"
    Brian J. Drouin, T. Greg Lavaty, Paul A. Cassak and Stephen G. Kukolich
    J. Chem. Phys. 107, 6541-6548 (1997)
    PDF Version

  6. "Determination of Structural Parameters for the Half-Sandwich Compounds Cyclopentadienyl Thallium and Cyclopentadienyl Indium and Indium Quadrupole Coupling for Cyclopentadienyl Indium Using Microwave Spectroscopy,"
    B.J. Drouin, P.A. Cassak, P.M. Briggs and S.G. Kukolich
    J. Chem. Phys. 107, 3766-3773 (1997)
    PDF Version

  7. "Measurements of Structural and Quadrupolar Coupling Parameters for 1-Chloroferrocene Using Microwave Spectroscopy,"
    Brian J. Drouin, Paul A. Cassak and Stephen G. Kukolich
    Inorg. Chem. 36, 2868-2871 (1997)
    PDF Version

 

Invited Presentations

  1. "Kinetic-Scale Physics of Magnetic Reconnection in the MMS Era: Accomplishments and Future Challenges for Theoretical Research"
    2020 APS Division of Plasma Physics Meeting, Invited Talk
    Online, November 10, 2020
    PDF of the talk

  2. "Kinetic Entropy as a Diagnostic in Particle-In-Cell Simulations of the Vlasov Equation"
    Vlasovia 2019 (International Workshop on the Theory and Applications of the Vlasov Equation)
    Strasbourg, France, July 22, 2019

  3. "Magnetic Field Lines Breaking in Space Causes Huge Eruptions"
    Gettysburg College Physics Department Colloquium
    Gettysburg, PA, January 25, 2019

  4. "Magnetic Reconnection and NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission"
    2018 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting, Tutorial talk
    Washington, DC, December 11, 2018

  5. "The Explosive Sun: A Cosmic Jekyll and Hyde and its Impacts on Earth"
    2018 Benedum Distinguished Scholar Lecture, Invited talk
    Morgantown, West Virginia, October 18, 2018

  6. ""The Sun is a Miasma of Incandescent Plasma""
    AAPT Appalachian Section Meeting, Invited talk
    Morgantown, West Virginia, October 12, 2018

  7. "Are Fluid Simulations of Magnetic Reconnection In-A-Box Still Useful? 
(or Localized vs. Spreading of Three-dimensional Magnetic Reconnection with Solar, Solar Wind, and Magnetospheric Applications)"
    13th International Symposium for Space Simulations, Invited talk
    Los Angeles, California, September 12, 2018

  8. "Terminating the Turbulent Cascade: What’s Dissipation Got To Do With It?"
    SHINE Workshop, Invited Scene Setting talk
    Cocoa Beach, Florida, August 2, 2018

  9. "Solar and Helio Research Enabled by DKIST at the WVU Department of Physics and Astronomy"
    DKIST Critical Science Plan Workshop 8, Invited talk
    Bozeman, Montana, July 19, 2018

  10. "Reconnecting with Magnetic Reconnection"
    Triennial Earth-Sun Summit, Invited plenary talk
    Leesburg, Virginia, May 22, 2018

  11. "Recent Progress in Magnetic Reconnection from Theory and Simulations"
    Triennial Earth-Sun Summit, Invited panelist
    Leesburg, Virginia, May 21, 2018

  12. "Magnetic Reconnection with Asymmetries and Guide Fields"
    Max Planck/Princeton Center for Plasma Physics Workshop 2018, Invited tutorial talk
    Princeton, New Jersey, April 23, 2018

  13. "To Heliophysics and Beyond! 
 NASA’s Magnetospheric
 Multiscale (MMS) Mission"
    NASA Science Mission Directorate Monthly Status Review, Invited talk
    Washington, DC, March 29, 2018

  14. "Opportunities for Kinetic Global Magnetospheric Simulations"
    First International Vlasiator Science Hackathon, Invited talk
    Helsinki, Finland, August 7, 2017

  15. "A Review of the 0.1 Reconnection Rate Problem"
    1st Journal of Plasma Physics Frontiers in Plasma Physics Conference, Invited talk
    Spineto, Italy, May 24, 2017

  16. "Local and Global Aspects of Dayside Reconnection"
    Advancing Plasma Physics from the Sun to the Earth, Invited talk
    Breckenridge, Colorado, May 22, 2017

  17. "Local Dayside Reconnection From A Global Perspective"
    Magnetic Reconnection Workshop, Invited talk
    Toulouse, France, May 9, 2017

  18. "A Summary of Results from Year 1 of the Magnetospheric (MMS) Mission"
    CEDAR/GEM Science Highlight Plenary Talk
    Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 23, 2016

  19. "... the tale of magnetic reconnection ..."
    CEDAR/GEM Student Day Tutorial
    Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 19, 2016
    The associated poem about reconnection

  20. "Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"
    University of Michigan, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering Seminar
    Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 16, 2016

  21. "When Magnetic Field Lines Break"
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, Physics Department Colloquium
    Madison, Wisconsin, April 29, 2016

  22. "Magnetic Reconnection During the Sawtooth Crash in Tokamaks"
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, Seminar
    Los Alamos, New Mexico, April 11, 2016

  23. "Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"
    SHIELDS Workshop: Shielding Society from Space Weather, Invited Talk
    Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 5, 2016

  24. "Asymmetric Reconnection, Guide Field Reconnection, and Reconnection with Flow Shear: Recent Work and Future Horizons"
    MR 2016 US-Japan Meeting on Magnetic Reconnection, Invited Tutorial Talk
    Napa, California, March 11, 2016
    PDF of Talk (on external webpage)

  25. "Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Heliophysics Seminar
    Greenbelt, Maryland, February 12, 2016

  26. "Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause and Tokamaks"
    University of Maryland Plasma Physics Seminar
    College Park, Maryland, February 10, 2016

  27. "Predictions of space physics are difficult, especially when they are about the future"
    2015 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting (Macelwane Medal talk)
    San Francisco, California, December 16, 2015

  28. "Quantifying the tailward motion of reconnecting flux ropes at magnetopauses of Earth and other planets"
    2015 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting
    San Francisco, California, December 14, 2015

  29. "How Magnetospheres Interact with the Solar Wind through Magnetic Reconnection"
    Georgia Institute of Technology Planetary Seminar Series
    Atlanta, Georgia, November 17, 2015

  30. "Many Facets of Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"
    Chapman Conference on Magnetospheric Dynamics
    Fairbanks, Alaska, September 29, 2015

  31. "What Can the Sun Tell Us about Dipolarization Fronts? A Look at Supra-Arcade Downflows"
    Workshop on Magnetotail Reconnection and Dipolarization Fronts
    Laurel, Maryland, September 17, 2015

  32. "Theory and Simulations of Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"
    Institut de recherche en astrophysique et planetologie (IRAP)
    Toulouse, France, August 18, 2015

  33. "Theory and Simulations of Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"
    Magnetic Reconnection in Plasmas workshop
    Stockholm, Sweden, August 12, 2015

  34. "Asymmetric Reconnection with a Flow Shear"
    ISSI Meeting on Ion and Electron Bulk Heating by Magnetic Reconnection
    Bern, Switzerland, June 2, 2015

  35. "Studies of Magnetic Reconnection From Solar Flares to the Dayside Magnetopause"
    High Altitude Observatory (HAO) Colloquium
    Boulder, Colorado, April 8, 2015

  36. "Theoretical Studies of Energy Conversion in Magnetic Reconnection"
    2014 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting
    San Francisco, California, December 18, 2014

  37. "Multi-Scale Aspects of Magnetic Reconnection for Solar Applications"
    Solar Heliospheric and Interplanetary Environment (SHINE) Conference
    Telluride, Colorado, June 26, 2014

  38. "Quantitative Predictions of Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"
    Parker Reconnection Workshop
    Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, March 20, 2014

  39. "Ideas on How and When Reconnection Occurs in the Corona and Inner Heliosphere"
    Solar Probe Plus Science Working Group Meeting
    San Antonio, Texas, February 26, 2014

  40. "Signatures of Finite Length X-line Reconnection"
    ISSI Meeting on Ion and Electron Bulk Heating by Magnetic Reconnection
    Berne, Switzerland, October 10, 2013

  41. "On The Cause of Supra-Aracde Downflows in Solar Flares"
    Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Seminar
    Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 31, 2013

  42. "Properties of Asymmetric Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"
    THEMIS/ARTEMIS Science Working Group Meeting
    Fairbanks, Alaska, March 28, 2013

  43. "Magnetic Reconnection - What is NASA's MMS for Anyway?"
    Goddard Scientific Colloquium, NASA-GSFC
    Greenbelt, Maryland, March 1, 2013

  44. "Ion-Scale Signatures of Magnetospheric Magnetic Reconnection"
    MMS Fast Plasma Investigation (FPI) Team Meeting, NASA-GSFC, Invited Talk
    Greenbelt, Maryland, September 10, 2012

  45. "Theory of Magnetic Reconnection for Magnetospheric Applications"
    2012 GEM Workshop, Invited Plenary Talk
    Snowmass, Colorado, June 21, 2012

  46. "X-line Spreading in Three-Dimensional Magnetic Reconnection"
    Seminar, NASA-GSFC Reconnexion Forum
    Greenbelt, Maryland, May 29, 2012

  47. "Guide Field Dependence of X-line Spreading in Three-Dimensional Magnetic Reconnection"
    2012 US-Japan Workshop on Magnetic Reconnection, Invited Talk
    Princeton, New Jersey, May 23, 2012

  48. "The Scaling of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection and Magnetospheric Applications"
    Seminar, Rice Space Physics Seminar
    Houston, Texas, March 29, 2010

  49. "Extending Hall Reconnection to Large-scale Reconnection in the Corona"
    Yosemite 2010 Workshop on Magnetic Reconnection, Invited Talk
    Yosemite, California, February 11, 2010

  50. "The Onset of Fast Reconnection in the Corona"
    Workshop of the International Space Science Institute, Invited Talk
    Berne, Switzerland, January 27, 2010

  51. "Catastrophic Explosions in Space: The Physics of Magnetic Reconnection"
    Physics Department Colloquium
    Montana State University, December 12, 2009

  52. "Secondary Islands in Sweet-Parker Reconnection: Scaling, Onset, and Coronal Energy Storage"
    2009 Thin Current Sheets Workshop, Invited Talk
    Yellowstone, Wyoming, September 28, 2009

  53. "Theory of Magnetic Reconnection for Solar Applications"
    2009 SHINE Workshop, Invited Plenary Talk
    Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, August 6, 2009

  54. "The Scaling of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection"
    "The Structure of the Dissipation Region in Asymmetric Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection"
    2009 Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Summer Workshop, Invited Talks
    Snowmass, Colorado, June 22-24, 2009

  55. "The Nonlinear Dynamics of Magnetic Reconnection and Applications to Solar Eruptions"
    Fred L. Scarf Award Lecture
    2008 Fall AGU Meeting, Invited Talk
    San Francisco, California, December 16, 2008

  56. "The Role of Magnetic Reconnection in Self-Organization of the Corona: Theory and Observations"
    2008 Fall AGU Meeting, Invited Talk
    San Francisco, California, December 18, 2008

  57. "Scaling of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection"
    50th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, Invited Talk
    Dallas, Texas, November 18, 2008

  58. "Reconnection Onset and Self-Organization in Solar and Stellar Coronae"
    2008 General Meeting for the Center for Magnetic Self-Organization, Invited Talk
    Princeton, New Jersey, July 10, 2008

  59. "The Theory of Magnetic Reconnection: Past, Present, and Future"
    AGU 2008 Joint Assembly, Invited Talk (SPD Parker Lecture)
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 28, 2008

  60. "On the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
    2007 US-Japan Reconnection Workshop, Invited Poster
    St. Michaels, Maryland, March 26-29, 2007

  61. "Catastrophe Model for Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
    Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
    University of Maryland-College Park, March 27, 2006

  62. "The Transition between Sweet-Parker and Hall Reconnection and its Impact on Onset"
    Harry Petschek Symposium on Magnetic Reconnection, Invited Talk
    University of Maryland - University College, March 21, 2006

  63. "Catastrophe Model for Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
    Laboratory for Solar and Space Physics Seminar
    NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center, February 24, 2006

  64. "The Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection: A Catastrophe Model"
    Reconnection and Turbulence in Fluids and Plasmas Mini-Conference, Invited Talk
    47th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics
    Denver, Colorado, October 25, 2005

  65. "Magnetic Reconnection Onset: A New Mechanism"
    Plasma Physics Seminar
    University of Maryland-College Park, April 27, 2005

 

Contributed Presentations

  1. "Spreading Of 3d Collisionless Anti-parallel Magnetic Reconnection In Current Sheets Of Non-uniform Thickness And Application To Two-ribbon Flares"
    238th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Contributed Talk
    Online, June 7, 2021

  2. "Dissipation measures in weakly-collisional plasmas"
    2021 European Geophysical Union General Assembly Meeting, Contributed Talk (Solicited 10 minute talk)
    Online, April 27, 2021

  3. "Cross-Scale Properties of Dayside Magnetic Reconnection"
    2020 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting, Contributed Poster,
    Online, December 1-17, 2020


  4. "Kinetic Entropy-Based Measures of Distribution Function Non-Maxwellianity: Theory and Simulations"
    2020 Magnetospheric Multiscale Science Working Team Meeting, Contributed Talk
    Online, October 7, 2020


  5. "Non-traditional Instructional Approaches and Assessment of Graduate Plasma Physics Courses at West Virginia University"
    2019 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting, Contributed Talk
    San Francisco, CA, December 12, 2019


  6. "Dependence of Solar Wind-Magnetospheric Coupling on Reconnection Physics "
    2019 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting, Contributed Poster, and 2019 Mini-GEM Workshop, Contributed Talk
    San Francisco, CA, December 10, 2019


  7. "Simulations of Nascent Flux Rope Observations at the Earth’s Dayside Magnetopause"
    2019 Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Workshop, Contributed Poster
    Santa Fe, NM, June 25, 2019


  8. "Parametric study of the out-of-plane tripolar magnetic field component with Particle-In-Cell simulations"
    2018 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting, Contributed Talk
    Washington, DC, December 12, 2018


  9. "Kinetic Entropy as a Diagnostic in Particle-in-Cell Simulations"
    2018 APS Division of Plasma Physics Meeting, Contributed Poster
    Portland, Oregon, November 6, 2018


  10. "Kinetic Entropy as a Diagnostic in Particle-in-Cell Simulations"
    SHINE Workshop, Contributed Poster
    Cocoa Beach, Florida, July 30 - August 1, 2018


  11. "Application of Kinetic Entropy as a Diagnostic in Particle-in-Cell Simulations of Magnetic Reconnection"
    GEM Workshop, Contributed Poster
    Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 19, 2018


  12. "Kinetic Entropy as a Diagnostic in Particle-in-Cell Simulations of Magnetic Reconnection"
    MMS Community Workshop, Contributed Talk
    Bergen, Norway, June 13, 2018


  13. "Tripolar Hall Magnetic Field Signatures in Magnetic Reconnection in the Solar Wind and Magnetopause"
    2017 Solar Heliospheric and Interplanetary Environment (SHINE) Conference, Contributed Poster
    Saint Sauveur, Quebec, Canada, July 24, 2017


  14. "The effect of a guide field on local energy conversion during asymmetric magnetic reconnection: Particle-in-cell simulations"
    2017 Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Workshop, Contributed Poster
    Portsmouth, Virginia, June 22, 2017

  15. "Comparisons of MMS data to 2D and 3D PIC Simulations"
    2017 MMS Science Working Team Meeting, Contributed Talk
    Key West, Florida, March 2, 2017

  16. "PIC Simulation Study of Dissipation in Three MMS Reconnection Events with Different Guide Fields"
    2016 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting, Contributed Poster
    San Francisco, California, December 13, 2016

  17. "Simulation Study of the Spreading/Elongation of Ribbons in Two-Ribbon Flares"
    Solar Heliospheric and Interplanetary Environment (SHINE) Conference, Contributed Poster
    Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 11-15, 2016

  18. "Fast magnetic reconnection due to anisotropic electron pressure"
    2015 APS Division of Plasma Physics Meeting
    Savannah, Georgia, November 18, 2015

  19. "Asymmetric Reconnection with a Flow Shear"
    2015 Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Science Working Team Meeting, Contributed Talk (HPCA Session)
    San Antonio, Texas, November 6, 2015

  20. "Asymmetric Reconnection with a Flow Shear: PIC simulations and magnetopause applications"
    2015 American Physical Society Mid-Atlantic Section Meeting, Contributed Poster
    Morgantown, West Virginia, October 24, 2015

  21. "Asymmetric Reconnection with a Flow Shear"
    2015 Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Workshop, Contributed Talk
    Snowmass, Colorado, June 18, 2015

  22. "Asymmetric Reconnection with a Flow Shear"
    Magnetospheric MultiScale (MMS) Science Working Team meeting, Contributed Talk
    Cocoa Beach, Florida, March 10, 2015

  23. "The "Space Weather" Exhibit at the Children's Discovery Museum of West Virginia"
    2014 Fall AGU Meeting, Contributed Poster
    San Francisco, California, December 18, 2014

  24. "Asymmetric Reconnection with a Shear Flow and Applications to X-line Motion at the Polar Cusps"
    2014 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting, Contributed Poster (for Chris Doss)
    San Francisco, California, December 15, 2014

  25. "Three-Dimensional Spreading of Magnetic Reconnection in Solar Flares and the Solar Wind"
    Solar Heliospheric and Interplanetary Environment (SHINE) Conference, Contributed Poster
    Telluride, Colorado, June 26, 2014

  26. "Testing Models of the Location of Magnetic Reconnection at the Magnetopause"
    2013 Fall AGU Meeting, Contributed Talk
    San Francisco, California, December 10, 2013

  27. "Properties of Asymmetric Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"
    Magnetospheric MultiScale Mission Science Working Team Meeting, Contributed Talk
    Boulder, Colorado, March 21, 2013

  28. "Reconnection with a Shear Flow and Applications to Solar Wind-Magnetospheric Coupling"
    AGU Chapman Conference on Fundamental Properties of Processes of Magnetotails, Contributed Poster
    Reykjavik, Iceland, March 11, 2013

  29. "An Interpretation of Supra-Arcade Downflows as Reconnection Onset Bursts"
    2012 Fall AGU Meeting, Contributed Poster
    San Francisco, California, December 6, 2012

  30. "Electron Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability and Generation of Demagnetized Electron Rings"
    54th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, Contributed Poster
    Providence, Rhode Island, October 31, 2012

  31. "X-line Spreading in Three-Dimensional Magnetic Reconnection and Solar Applications"
    2012 SHINE Workshop, Contributed Poster
    Maui, Hawaii, June 28, 2012

  32. "Spreading of Magnetic Reconnection X-lines in Three Dimensions"
    2012 APS April Meeting (with the Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference), Contributed Poster
    Atlanta, Georgia, April 2, 2012

  33. "On the Location of Reconnection on the Dayside Magnetopause"
    2011 Fall AGU Meeting, Contributed Poster
    San Francisco, California, December 8, 2011

  34. "Incomplete Reconnection in Sawteeth due to Diamagnetic Effects"
    53rd Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, Contributed Poster
    Salt Lake City, Utah, November 16, 2011

  35. "The Scaling of Dayside Magnetic Reconnection with a Shear Flow"
    CEDAR/GEM 2011 Summer Workshop, Contributed Poster
    Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 28, 2011

  36. "The Effect of Shear Flow on the Scaling of 2D Magnetic Reconnection"
    2010 Fall AGU Meeting, Contributed Poster
    San Francisco, California, December 17, 2010

  37. "The Effect of Shear Flow on the Scaling of 2D Magnetic Reconnection"
    52nd Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, Contributed Poster
    Chicago, Illinois, November 8, 2010

  38. "Secondary Islands in Sweet-Parker Reconnection: Scaling, Onset, and Coronal Energy Storage"
    2009 Fall AGU Meeting, Contributed Poster
    San Francisco, California, December 16, 2009

  39. "Secondary Islands in Sweet-Parker Reconnection: Scaling, Onset, and Coronal Energy Storage"
    2009 SHINE Workshop, Contributed Talk
    Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, August 3, 2009

  40. "The Catastrophic Onset of Magnetic Reconnection in Solar and Stellar Coronae due to Two-Fluid Effects: Theory and Observations"
    2008 GEM/SHINE Workshop, Contributed Talk
    Midway, Utah, June 25, 2008

  41. "The Scaling of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection"
    2008 GEM/SHINE Workshop, Contributed Talk
    Midway, Utah, June 23 and 25, 2008

  42. "The Scaling of Collisionless Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection and Applications to the Magnetopause"
    AGU 2008 Joint Assembly, Contributed Talk
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 30, 2008

  43. "The Importance of the Hall Effect in Magnetic Reconnection: Comparisons of Hybrid and Hall-less Hybrid Simulations" (presented for Kittipat Malakit)
    AGU 2008 Joint Assembly, Contributed Talk
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 27, 2008

  44. "From Solar and Stellar Flares to Coronal Heating: Theory and Observations of How Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection Regulates Coronal Conditions"
    US-Japan Workshop on Magnetic Reconnection 2008, Contributed Talk
    Okinawa, Japan, March 5, 2008

  45. "The Scaling of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection"
    US-Japan Workshop on Magnetic Reconnection 2008, Contributed Poster
    Okinawa, Japan, March 3, 2008

  46. "Observational Evidence of the Role of Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection in Self-Organization of Solar and Stellar Coronae"
    AGU 2007 Fall Meeting, Contributed Talk
    San Francisco, California, December 13, 2007

  47. "Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection: General Theory and Collisional Simulations"
    AGU 2007 Fall Meeting, Contributed Poster
    San Francisco, California, December 13, 2007

  48. "The Scaling of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection"
    "The Catastrophic Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
    "Nonlinear Dynamics of Magnetic Reconnection and the Localization of Onset"
    2007 Cambridge Workshop on Magnetic Reconnection, Contributed Talks
    St. Michaels, Maryland, September 10 - 14, 2007

  49. "The Catastrophic Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection and its Implications for CMEs"
    SHINE 2007 Workshop, Contributed Poster
    Whistler, British Columbia, July 30 - August 3, 2007

  50. "Catastrophe Model for the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
    210th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Contributed Disseration Talk
    Honolulu, Hawaii, May 29, 2007

  51. "Bistability of Magnetic Reconnection With A Guide Field and its Impact on Onset"
    AGU 2006 Fall Meeting, Contributed Talk
    San Francisco, California, December 13, 2006

  52. "Spontaneous Catastrophic Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection and Solar Flares"
    AGU 2006 Joint Assembly, Contributed Talk
    Baltimore, Maryland, May 26, 2006
    Winner - Outstanding Student Paper Award

  53. "Bifurcation Model for the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
    2006 International Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference
    in conjunction with APS April Meeting, Contributed Poster
    Dallas, Texas, April 22, 2006

  54. "Hysteresis and the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
    AGU 2005 Joint Assembly, Contributed Poster
    New Orleans, Louisiana, May 24, 2005

  55. "Hysteresis and the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
    2005 International Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference, Contributed Poster
    Lake Tahoe, Nevada, April 11, 2005

  56. "Turbulent Magnetic Reconnection"
    45th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, Contributed Poster
    Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 28, 2003

  57. "Character Expansions and Their Applications"
    13th Annual Midwest Nuclear Theory Get-Together, Contributed Talk
    Argonne National Laboratory, September 23, 2000

 

Uninvited Talks

  1. "The Closest Star: The Sun and Its Effect on Earth"
    WVU Astronomy Club Seminar
    West Virginia University, April 27, 2015

  2. "Catastrophic Explosions in Space: The Physics of Magnetic Reconnection in the Sun and Magnetosphere"
    Physics Department Colloquium
    West Virginia University, February 12, 2008

  3. "What Makes Solar Eruptions Erupt: The Catastrophic Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
    Astronomy and Space Physics Seminar
    University of Delaware, March 6, 2007

  4. "The Catastrophic Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
    IREAP Graduate Student Seminar
    University of Maryland-College Park, October 6, 2006

  5. "Hysteresis and the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
    IREAP Graduate Student Seminar
    University of Maryland-College Park, February 25, 2005

  6. "Magnetic Reconnection"
    IREAP Graduate Student Seminar
    University of Maryland-College Park, February 4, 2004

  7. "Magnetic Reconnection"
    High Performance Computing Summer School Presentation
    NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center, July 24, 2003

  8. "Character Expansions"
    Graduate Student Colloquium
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, February 20, 2001

  9. "Determination of the Structure of Molecules Using Microwave Spectroscopy"
    NASA Space-Grant Consortium Presentation
    Tempe, Arizona, April 12, 1997