Professor
Theoretical and Computational Plasma Physics
Department of Physics and Astronomy
West Virginia University
PeerReviewed Publications, 2020  2023

"Scale Filtering Analysis of Kinetic Reconnection and its Associated Turbulence"
Subash Adhikari, Yan Yang, William H. Matthaeus, Paul A. Cassak, Tulasi N. Parashar, and Michael A. Shay
Physics of Plasmas, 31, 020701 (2024) 
"HORNET  an effective power density quantifying evolution towards or away from local thermodynamic equilibrium"
M. Hasan Barbhuiya, Paul A. Cassak, Subash Adhikari, Tulasi N. Parashar, Haoming Liang, and Matthew R. Argall
Physical Review E, 109, 015205 (2024) 
"Statistics of Pressure Fluctuations in Turbulent Kinetic Plasmas"
S. Adhikari, W. H. Matthaeus, T. N. Parashar, M.A. Shay, and P. A. Cassak
Monthly Notices of the Royal Academy of Sciences, 526, 4067 (2023) 
"Using direct laboratory measurements of electron temperature anisotropy to identify the heating mechanism in electrononly guide field magnetic reconnection"
Peiyun Shi, Earl E. Scime, M. Hasan Barbhuiya, Paul A. Cassak, Subash Adhikari, M. Swisdak, and Julia E. Stawarz
Phys. Rev. Lett., 131, 155101 (2023) 
"3D GUMICS simulations of northward IMF magnetotail structure"
L. J. Fryer, R. C. Fear, I. L. Gingell, J. C. Coxon, M. Palmroth, S. Hoilijoki, P. Janhunen, A. Kullen, P. Cassak
Journal of Geophysical Research, 128, e2023JA031317 (2023)
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"Temporal, Spatial, and VelocitySpace Variations of Electron Phase Space Density Measurements at the Magnetopause"
J. R. Shuster, D. J. Gershman, B. L. Giles, N. Bessho, S. Wang, S. Sharma, L.J. Chen, H. Gurram, J. C. Dorelli, J. Ng, V. Uritsky, P. A. Cassak, S. J. Schwartz, R. E. Denton, J. Burch, J. Webster, R. Torbert, W. R. Paterson, C. Schiff, A. F. Viñas, L. A. Avanov, J. Stawarz, T. C. Li, Y.H. Liu, M. R. Argall, A. Afshari, D. S. Payne, C. J. Farrugia, J. Verniero, F. Wilder, K. Genestreti, D. E. da Silva
Journal of Geophysical Research, 128, e2022JA030949 (2023)
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"ThreeDimensional Magnetic Reconnection Spreading in Current Sheets of NonUniform Thickness"
Milton Arencibia, P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, Jiong Qiu, Steven M. Petrinec, Haoming Liang
Journal of Geophysical Research, 128, e2022JA03099 (2023)
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"Quantifying energy conversion in higher order phasespace density moments in plasmas"
P. A. Cassak, M. Hasan Barbhuiya, H. Liang, and M. R. Argall
Physical Review Letters, 130, 085201 (2023) (Editor's Suggestion)
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"PressureStrain Interaction: III. ParticleinCell Simulations of Magnetic Reconnection"
M. Hasan Barbhuiya and P. A. Cassak
Physics of Plasmas, 29, 122308 (2022) (Featured Article)
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"PressureStrain Interaction: II. Decomposition in Magnetic FieldAligned Coordinates"
P. A. Cassak, M. Hasan Barbhuiya and H. Arthur Weldon
Physics of Plasmas, 29, 122307 (2022) (Featured Article)
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"PressureStrain Interaction: I. On Compression, Deformation, and Implications For PiD"
P. A. Cassak and M. Hasan Barbhuiya
Physics of Plasmas, 29, 122306 (2022) (Featured Article)
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"The Helicity Sign of Flux Transfer Event Flux Ropes and its Relationship to the Guide Field and Hall Physics in Magnetic Reconnection at the Magnetopause"
Souhail Dahani, Rungployphan Kieokaew, Vincent Génot, Benoit Lavraud, Yuxi Chen, Bayane Michotte de Welle, Nicolas Aunai, Gábor Tóth, Paul Cassak, Naïs Fargette, Robert Fear, Aurelie Marchaudon, Daniel Gershman, Barbara Giles, Roy Torbert, Jim Burch
Journal of Geophysical Research, 127, e2022JA030686 (2022)
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"Scaling of electron heating by magnetization during reconnection and applications to dipolarization fronts and superhot solar flares"
M. Hasan Barbhuiya, P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, Vadim Roytershteyn, M. Swisdak, Amir Caspi, Andrei Runov, Haoming Liang
Journal of Geophysical Research, 127, e2022JA030610 (2022)
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"Firstprinciples theory of the rate of magnetic reconnection in magnetospheric and solar plasmas"
YiHsin Liu, Paul Cassak, Xiaocan Li, Michael Hesse, ShanChang Lin, and Kevin Genestreti
Communications Physics (Nature), 5, 97 (2022) 
"ElectronOnly Reconnection and Associated Electron Heating and Acceleration in PHASMA"
Peiyun Shi, Prabhakar Srivastav, Mahmud Barbhuiya, Paul Cassak, Earl Scime, Marc Swisdak, Cuyler Beatty, Tyler Gilbert, Regis John, Matthew Lazo, Ripudaman Singh Nirwan, Mitchell Paul, Ethan Scime, Katey Stevenson, and Thomas Steinberger
Physics of Plasmas, 29, 032101 (2022)
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"Theory, Observations and Simulations of Kinetic Entropy in a Magnetotail Electron Diffusion Region"
M. R. Argall, M. H. Barbhuiya, P. A. Cassak, S. Wang, J. Shuster, H. Liang, D. J. Gershman, R. B. Torbert, and J. L. Burch
Physics of Plasmas, 29, 022902 (2022)
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"Laboratory Observations of Electron Heating and nonMaxwellian Distributions at the Kinetic Scale During ElectronOnly Magnetic Reconnection"
Peiyun Shi, Prabhakar Srivastav, M. Hasan Barbhuiya, Paul A. Cassak, Earl E. Scime, and Marc Swisdak
Physical Review Letters, 128, 025002 (2022) (Editor's Suggestion)
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"A faster form of electron magnetic reconnection with a finite length Xline"
P. S. Pyakurel, M.A. Shay, J.F. Drake, T.D. Phan, P.A. Cassak, and J.L. Verniero
Physical Review Letters, 127, 155101 (2021)
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"Scaling Theory of ThreeDimensional Magnetic Reconnection Spreading"
M. Arencibia, P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, and E. R. Priest
Phys. Plasmas, 28, 082104 (2021)
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"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
Nature Physics, doi:10.1038/s41567021012806 (2021) 
"Dissipation measures in weaklycollisional plasmas"
O. Pezzi, H. Liang, J. L. Juno, P. A. Cassak, C. L. Vásconez, L. SorrisoValvo, D. Perrone, S. Servidio, V. Roytershteyn, J. M. TenBarge, and W. H. Matthaeus
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 505, 4857 (2021)
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"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)
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"Kinetic EntropyBased Measures of Distribution Function NonMaxwellianity: 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)
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"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)
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"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)
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"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)
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"Magnetic Reconnection in the Space Sciences: Past, Present, and Future"
M. Hesse and P. A. Cassak
J. Geophys. Res., 125, e2018JA025935 (2020)
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PeerReviewed Publications, 2004  2019

"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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"Stationarity of the Reconnection XLine 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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"MMS MultiPoint Analysis of FTE Evolution: Physical Characteristics and Dynamics"
M. AkhavanTafti, J. A. Slavin, J. P. Eastwood, P. A. Cassak, and D. J. Gershman
J. Geophys. Res., 124, 5376 (2019)
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"Decomposition of Plasma Kinetic Entropy into Position and Velocity Space and the Use of Kinetic Entropy in ParticleinCell 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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"Transition from ioncoupled to electrononly 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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"MMS Measurements of the Vlasov Equation: Probing the Electron Pressure Divergence within Thin Current Sheets"
Jason Shuster, Daniel Gershman, LiJen 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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"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. BlancoCano, A. Dimmock, E. Kilpua, R. Jarvinen, L. Juusola, Y. PfauKempf, and M. Palmroth
J. Geophys. Res., 124, 4037 (2019)
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"The Transition between AntiParallel 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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"Observational evidence of largescale 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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"The Reduction of Magnetic Reconnection Outflow Jets to SubAlfvenic 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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"Cavitons and spontaneous hot flow anomalies in a hybridVlasov global magnetospheric simulation"
Xochitl BlancoCano, 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 PfauKempf, Rami Vainio, and Minna Palmroth
Ann. Geophys., 36, 1081 (2018)
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"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)
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"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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"On the collisionless asymmetric magnetic reconnection rate"
YiHsin Liu, M. Hesse, P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, S. Wang, and L.J. Chen
Geophys. Res. Lett., 45, 3311 (2018)
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"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)
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"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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"MMS observation of asymmetric electronscale reconnection driven by 3D 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. ToledoRedondo, 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)
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"Localized Oscillatory Dissipation in Magnetopause Reconnection"
James Burch, Robert Ergun, Paul Cassak, James Webster, Roy Torbert, Barbara Giles, John Dorelli, Amy Rager, Kyoungjoo Hwang, Tai Phan, Kevin Genestreti, Robert Allen, LiJen 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, PerArne Lindqvist, Craig Pollock, Richard Denton and David Newman
Geophys. Res. Lett., 45, 1237 (2018)
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"SuperAlfvenic 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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"Spacecraft observations of oblique electron beams breaking the frozenin 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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"The effect of a guide field on local energy conversion during asymmetric magnetic reconnection: Particleincell 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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"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. AkhavanTafti, R. C. Allen, A. Varsani
J. Geophys. Res., 122, 11342 (2017)
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"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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"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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"Global threedimensional simulation of Earth's dayside reconnection using a twoway coupled magnetohydrodynamics with embedded particleincell 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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"Transition from global to local control of dayside reconnection from ionosphericsourced 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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"Structure of exhausts in magnetic reconnection with an Xline 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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"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)
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"Effects of a Guide Field on the Larmor Electric Field and Upstream Electron Temperature Anisotropy in Collisionless Asymmetric Reconnection"
S. Ekin, K. Malakit, D. Ruffolo, M. A. Shay, and P. A. Cassak
Ap. J., 845, 113 (2017)
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"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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"Largescale 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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"Kinetic simulation of asymmetric magnetic reconnection with cold ions"
J. Dargent, N. Aunai, B. Lavraud, S. ToledoRedondo, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak, and K. Malakit
J. Geophys. Res., 122, 5290 (2017)
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"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)
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"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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"Reconnection rates and Xline motion at the magnetopause: Global 2D3V hybridVlasov 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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"Elongation of Flare Ribbons"
Jiong Qiu, Dana Longcope, Paul Cassak, and Eric R. Priest
Ap. J., 836, 17 (2017)
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"Why does steadystate 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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"Local properties of magnetic reconnection in nonlinear resistive and extendedmagnetohydrodynamic 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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"Observations of Hall reconnection physics far downstream of the Xline"
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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"Spacecraft observations and analytic theory of crescentshaped 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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"Ion Larmor Radius Effects near a Reconnection Xline 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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"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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"Particleincell simulation study of the scaling of asymmetric magnetic reconnection with inplane flow shear"
C. E. Doss, P. A. Cassak, and M. Swisdak
Phys. Plasmas, 23, 082107 (2016)
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"MMS observations of electronscale filamentary currents in the reconnection exhaust and near the Xline"
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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"The Effects of Turbulence on ThreeDimensional 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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"Magnetospheric Multiscale Observations of LargeAmplitude, 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. AshourAbdalla, M. Andre
Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 5626 (2016)
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"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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"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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"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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"ElectronScale 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) 
"Ionscale secondary fluxropes 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)
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"Kinetic signatures of the region surrounding the Xline 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)
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"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. ToledoRedondo, R. Torbert, D. L. Turner, S. Wang, and S. Yokota
Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 3042 (2016)
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Article in Eos about the paper 
"Subsolar Magnetopause Observation and Kinetic Simulation of a Tripolar GuideMagnetic Field Perturbation Consistent with a Magnetic Island"
S. Eriksson, P. A. Cassak, A. Retino, and F. Mozer
Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 3035 (2016)
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"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)
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"Inside the Black Box  Magnetic Reconnection and the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission" (Featured Article)
P. A. Cassak
Space Weather, 14, 186 (2016) (Open Access)
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"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)
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"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)
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"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)
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"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. Karimabad
Phys. Plasmas, 22, 020705 (2015)
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"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)
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"Observation of a Retreating XLine 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
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Article in Eos about the paper 
"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. Malaki
Phys. Plasmas, 21, 122902 (2014)
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"On the 3D structure and dissipation of reconnectiondriven flowbursts"
J. F. Drake, M. Swisdak, P. A. Cassak, and T.D. Phan
Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 3710 (2014)
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"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)
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"On the Cause of SupraArcade 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
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"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
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"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)
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"On Phase Diagrams of Magnetic Reconnection"
P. A. Cassak and J. F. Drake
Phys. Plasmas, 20, 061207 (2013)
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"Magnetic Reconnection for Coronal Conditions: Reconnection Rates, Secondary Islands and Onset"
P. A. Cassak and M. A. Shay
Space Science Reviews, 172, 283, 2012
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"Guide Field Dependence of 3D Xline Spreading During Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection"
L. S. Shepherd and P. A. Cassak
J. Geophys. Res., 117, A10101, 2012
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"Reconnection events in twodimensional 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)
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"Model for Incomplete Reconnection in Sawtooth Crashes"
M. T. Beidler and P. A. Cassak
Phys. Rev. Lett., 107, 255002 (2011)
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"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
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"Theory and Simulations of the Scaling of Magnetic Reconnection with Symmetric Shear Flow"
P. A. Cassak
Phys. Plasmas, 18, 072106 (2011)
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"Scaling of the Magnetic Reconnection Rate with Symmetric Shear Flow"
P. A. Cassak and A. Otto
Phys. Plasmas, 18, 074501 (2011)
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"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
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"Threedimensional simulations of the orientation and structure of reconnection Xlines"
R. Schreier, M. Swisdak, J. F. Drake, and P. A. Cassak
Phys. Plasmas, 17, 110704 (2010)
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"Scaling of asymmetric magnetic reconnection: Kinetic particleincell simulations"
K. Malakit, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak, and C. Bard
J. Geophys. Res., 115, A10223, 2010
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"Magnetic Reconnection with Asymmetry in the Outflow Direction"
N. A. Murphy, C. R. Sovinec, and P. A. Cassak
J. Geophys. Res., 115, A09206, 2010
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"Comparison of secondary islands in collisional reconnection to Hall reconnection"
L. S. Shepherd and P. A. Cassak
Phys. Rev. Lett., 105, 015004 (2010)
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"A saddlenode bifurcation model of magnetic reconnection onset"
P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, and J. F. Drake
Phys. Plasmas, 17, 062105 (2010)
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"Statistics of Magnetic Reconnection in TwoDimensional Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence"
S. Servidio, W. H. Matthaeus, M. A. Shay, P. Dmitruk, P. A. Cassak, and M. Wan
Phys. Plasmas, 17, 032315 (2010)
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"Scaling of SweetParker Reconnection with Secondary Islands"
P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, and J. F. Drake
Phys. Plasmas, 16, 120702 (2009)
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"The Impact of Microscopic Magnetic Reconnection on PreFlare Energy Storage"
P. A. Cassak and J. F. Drake
Ap. J. Lett., 707, L158162, 2009 Dec 20
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"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, L1620, 2009 July 20
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"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
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"The Hall effect in magnetic reconnction: Hybrid vs. Hallless hybrid simulations"
K. Malakit, P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, and J. F. Drake
Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L07107 (2009)
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"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)
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"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)
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"Magnetic Reconnection in TwoDimensional Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence"
S. Servidio, W. H. Matthaeus, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak and P. Dmitruk
Phys. Rev. Lett., 102, 115003 (2009)
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"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)
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"The Scaling of Asymmetric Hall Reconnection"
P. A. Cassak and M. A. Shay
Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L19102, 2008
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"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, L69L72, 2008, March 20
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"Scaling of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection: General Theory and Collisional Simulations"
P. A. Cassak and M. A. Shay
Phys. Plasmas, 14, 102114 (2007)
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"Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
P. A. Cassak, J. F. Drake, M. A. Shay and B. Eckhardt
Phys. Rev. Lett., 98, 215001 (2007)
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"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)
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"A Model for Spontaneous Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
P. A. Cassak, J. F. Drake, and M. A. Shay
Ap. J., 644, L145L148, 2006 June 20
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"Catastrophe Model for Fast Magnetic Reconnection Onset"
P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, and J. F. Drake
Phys. Rev. Lett., 95, 235002 (2005)
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"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 SolarTerrestrial Physics, 66, 14691479 (2004)
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PeerReviewed Conference Proceedings

"Estimating Effective Collision Frequency and Kinetic Entropy Uncertainty in ParticleinCell 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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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Book Chapters
"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"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
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Dissertations by Students

"Energy Conversion in Plasmas out of Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium: A Kinetic Theory Perspective"
M. H. Barbhuiya
Doctoral Dissertation, West Virginia University, August 2023
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"Scaling Theory of 3D Magnetic Reconnection XLine Spreading"
M. Arencibia
Doctoral Dissertation, West Virginia University, November 2022
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"Theory and Simulations of Incomplete Reconnection During Sawteeth Due to Diamagnetic Effects"
M. T. Beidler
Doctoral Dissertation, West Virginia University, October 2015
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"The Nature of Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"
C. M. Komar
Doctoral Dissertation, West Virginia University, May 2015
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"A Study of Magnetic Reconnection: From 2D Energy Release to 3D Spreading and Localization"
L. S. Shepherd
Doctoral Dissertation, West Virginia University, August 2014
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Dissertation
"Catastrophe Model for the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection,"
P. A. Cassak
Doctoral Dissertation, University of MarylandCollege Park, December 2006
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Physical Chemistry/Nuclear Physics PeerReviewed Publications, 1997  2005
"Character Expansions for the Orthogonal and Symplectic Groups,"
A.B. Balantekin and P. Cassak,
J. Math. Phys. 43(1), 604620 (2002)
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Available on arXiv"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"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, 41054109 (1998)
PDF Version"Microwave Measurements of Rhenium Quadrupole Coupling in Cyclopentadienyl Rhenium Tricarbonyl,"
B.J. Drouin, P.A. Cassak and S.G. Kukolich
J. Chem. Phys. 108, 88788883 (1998)
PDF Version"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, 65416548 (1997)
PDF Version"Determination of Structural Parameters for the HalfSandwich 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, 37663773 (1997)
PDF Version"Measurements of Structural and Quadrupolar Coupling Parameters for 1Chloroferrocene Using Microwave Spectroscopy,"
Brian J. Drouin, Paul A. Cassak and Stephen G. Kukolich
Inorg. Chem. 36, 28682871 (1997)
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Invited Presentations

"A Kinetic Entropy Approach to Quantifying Dynamics of Plasmas out of Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium"
Vlasovia 2024, Invited Talk
Florence, Italy, January 30, 2024 
"Beyond The First Law of Thermodynamics"
American Association of Physics Teachers Appalachian Section Meeting, Keynote Talk
Morgantown, West Virginia, November 11, 2023 
"A Review of Recent Progress on Energy Conversion in Plasmas Beyond nearLTE Fluid Models"
65th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, (Plenary) Review Talk
Denver, Colorado, November 1, 2023
PDF of slides 
"Beyond Thermodynamics: Describing Plasmas Out of Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium"
Thai Space Physics 2023, Highlight Talk
Pathum Thani, Thailand (Presented remotely), August 24, 2023 
"A Kinetic Theory Generalization of the First Law of Thermodynamics Capturing NonEquilibrium Effects"
JPP Frontiers of Plasma Physics Colloquium
Online, May 18, 2023 
"Quantifying energy conversion in higher order phase space density moments in nonequilibrium statistical mechanics"
Working Across Scales in Complex Systems Workshop
Atlanta, Georgia, April 13, 2023 
"The First Law of Thermodynamics Gets A Makeover"
Science Society Clubhouse
Online, April 6, 2023 
"The First Law of Thermodynamics Gets A Makeover"
Quantum Photonics Clubhouse Fireside Chat
Online, April 5, 2023 
"New Theoretical and Numerical Developments on Energy Conversion via the PressureStrain Interaction and Applications to Magnetic Reconnection"
WVU Center for KINETIC Plasma Physics Seminar
Morgantown, West Virginia, February 24, 2023 
"The First Law of Thermodynamics Gets A Makeover"
WVU Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
Morgantown, West Virginia, February 22, 2023 
"Energy Conversion Beyond the First Law of Thermodynamics in NonEquilibrium Plasmas"
École Polytechnique Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Invited Seminar
Palaiseau, France, October 20, 2022 
"New Theoretical and Numerical Developments on Energy Conversion via the PressureStrain Interaction and Applications to Magnetic Reconnection"
École Polytechnique Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas Café Spatial, Invited Seminar
Palaiseau, France, October 14, 2022 
"Challenges and Future Directions in the Theoretical and Computational Study of Magnetic Reconnection"
Triennial Earth Sun Summit (TESS), Invited Talk
Bellevue, Washington, August 9, 2022 
"A New Generalization of Thermodynamics in Heliospheric and Astrophysical Systems – What it is and Why it is Needed"
University of Hawai’i Institute for Astrophysics Colloquium, Invited Talk
Manoa, Hawai'i, June 15, 2022 
"Using kinetic entropy to study energy conversion and dissipation in space plasmas"
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Heliophysics Seminar, Invited Talk
Online, August 2, 2021 
"Using Kinetic Entropy to Study Energy Conversion in Plasmas"
University of Colorado, Boulder, LASP Meeting Turbulence Discussion, Invited Talk
Online, June 30, 2021 
"KineticScale 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 
"Kinetic Entropy as a Diagnostic in ParticleInCell Simulations of the Vlasov Equation"
Vlasovia 2019 (International Workshop on the Theory and Applications of the Vlasov Equation)
Strasbourg, France, July 22, 2019 
"Magnetic Field Lines Breaking in Space Causes Huge Eruptions"
Gettysburg College Physics Department Colloquium
Gettysburg, PA, January 25, 2019 
"Magnetic Reconnection and NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission"
2018 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting, Tutorial talk
Washington, DC, December 11, 2018 
"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 
""The Sun is a Miasma of Incandescent Plasma""
AAPT Appalachian Section Meeting, Invited talk
Morgantown, West Virginia, October 12, 2018 
"Are Fluid Simulations of Magnetic Reconnection InABox Still Useful? (or Localized vs. Spreading of Threedimensional Magnetic Reconnection with Solar, Solar Wind, and Magnetospheric Applications)"
13th International Symposium for Space Simulations, Invited talk
Los Angeles, California, September 12, 2018 
"Terminating the Turbulent Cascade: What’s Dissipation Got To Do With It?"
SHINE Workshop, Invited Scene Setting talk
Cocoa Beach, Florida, August 2, 2018 
"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 
"Reconnecting with Magnetic Reconnection"
Triennial EarthSun Summit, Invited plenary talk
Leesburg, Virginia, May 22, 2018 
"Recent Progress in Magnetic Reconnection from Theory and Simulations"
Triennial EarthSun Summit, Invited panelist
Leesburg, Virginia, May 21, 2018 
"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 
"To Heliophysics and Beyond! NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission"
NASA Science Mission Directorate Monthly Status Review, Invited talk
Washington, DC, March 29, 2018 
"Opportunities for Kinetic Global Magnetospheric Simulations"
First International Vlasiator Science Hackathon, Invited talk
Helsinki, Finland, August 7, 2017 
"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 
"Local and Global Aspects of Dayside Reconnection"
Advancing Plasma Physics from the Sun to the Earth, Invited talk
Breckenridge, Colorado, May 22, 2017 
"Local Dayside Reconnection From A Global Perspective"
Magnetic Reconnection Workshop, Invited talk
Toulouse, France, May 9, 2017 
"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 
"... the tale of magnetic reconnection ..."
CEDAR/GEM Student Day Tutorial
Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 19, 2016
The associated poem about reconnection 
"Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"
University of Michigan, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering Seminar
Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 16, 2016 
"When Magnetic Field Lines Break"
University of WisconsinMadison, Physics Department Colloquium
Madison, Wisconsin, April 29, 2016 
"Magnetic Reconnection During the Sawtooth Crash in Tokamaks"
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Seminar
Los Alamos, New Mexico, April 11, 2016 
"Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"
SHIELDS Workshop: Shielding Society from Space Weather, Invited Talk
Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 5, 2016 
"Asymmetric Reconnection, Guide Field Reconnection, and Reconnection with Flow Shear: Recent Work and Future Horizons"
MR 2016 USJapan Meeting on Magnetic Reconnection, Invited Tutorial Talk
Napa, California, March 11, 2016
PDF of Talk (on external webpage) 
"Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Heliophysics Seminar
Greenbelt, Maryland, February 12, 2016 
"Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause and Tokamaks"
University of Maryland Plasma Physics Seminar
College Park, Maryland, February 10, 2016 
"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 
"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 
"How Magnetospheres Interact with the Solar Wind through Magnetic Reconnection"
Georgia Institute of Technology Planetary Seminar Series
Atlanta, Georgia, November 17, 2015 
"Many Facets of Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"
Chapman Conference on Magnetospheric Dynamics
Fairbanks, Alaska, September 29, 2015 
"What Can the Sun Tell Us about Dipolarization Fronts? A Look at SupraArcade Downflows"
Workshop on Magnetotail Reconnection and Dipolarization Fronts
Laurel, Maryland, September 17, 2015 
"Theory and Simulations of Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"
Institut de recherche en astrophysique et planetologie (IRAP)
Toulouse, France, August 18, 2015 
"Theory and Simulations of Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"
Magnetic Reconnection in Plasmas workshop
Stockholm, Sweden, August 12, 2015 
"Asymmetric Reconnection with a Flow Shear"
ISSI Meeting on Ion and Electron Bulk Heating by Magnetic Reconnection
Bern, Switzerland, June 2, 2015 
"Studies of Magnetic Reconnection From Solar Flares to the Dayside Magnetopause"
High Altitude Observatory (HAO) Colloquium
Boulder, Colorado, April 8, 2015 
"Theoretical Studies of Energy Conversion in Magnetic Reconnection"
2014 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting
San Francisco, California, December 18, 2014 
"MultiScale Aspects of Magnetic Reconnection for Solar Applications"
Solar Heliospheric and Interplanetary Environment (SHINE) Conference
Telluride, Colorado, June 26, 2014 
"Quantitative Predictions of Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"
Parker Reconnection Workshop
Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, March 20, 2014 
"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 
"Signatures of Finite Length Xline Reconnection"
ISSI Meeting on Ion and Electron Bulk Heating by Magnetic Reconnection
Berne, Switzerland, October 10, 2013 
"On The Cause of SupraAracde Downflows in Solar Flares"
HarvardSmithsonian Center for Astrophysics Seminar
Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 31, 2013 
"Properties of Asymmetric Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"
THEMIS/ARTEMIS Science Working Group Meeting
Fairbanks, Alaska, March 28, 2013 
"Magnetic Reconnection  What is NASA's MMS for Anyway?"
Goddard Scientific Colloquium, NASAGSFC
Greenbelt, Maryland, March 1, 2013 
"IonScale Signatures of Magnetospheric Magnetic Reconnection"
MMS Fast Plasma Investigation (FPI) Team Meeting, NASAGSFC, Invited Talk
Greenbelt, Maryland, September 10, 2012 
"Theory of Magnetic Reconnection for Magnetospheric Applications"
2012 GEM Workshop, Invited Plenary Talk
Snowmass, Colorado, June 21, 2012 
"Xline Spreading in ThreeDimensional Magnetic Reconnection"
Seminar, NASAGSFC Reconnexion Forum
Greenbelt, Maryland, May 29, 2012 
"Guide Field Dependence of Xline Spreading in ThreeDimensional Magnetic Reconnection"
2012 USJapan Workshop on Magnetic Reconnection, Invited Talk
Princeton, New Jersey, May 23, 2012 
"The Scaling of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection and Magnetospheric Applications"
Seminar, Rice Space Physics Seminar
Houston, Texas, March 29, 2010 
"Extending Hall Reconnection to Largescale Reconnection in the Corona"
Yosemite 2010 Workshop on Magnetic Reconnection, Invited Talk
Yosemite, California, February 11, 2010 
"The Onset of Fast Reconnection in the Corona"
Workshop of the International Space Science Institute, Invited Talk
Berne, Switzerland, January 27, 2010 
"Catastrophic Explosions in Space: The Physics of Magnetic Reconnection"
Physics Department Colloquium
Montana State University, December 12, 2009 
"Secondary Islands in SweetParker Reconnection: Scaling, Onset, and Coronal Energy Storage"
2009 Thin Current Sheets Workshop, Invited Talk
Yellowstone, Wyoming, September 28, 2009 
"Theory of Magnetic Reconnection for Solar Applications"
2009 SHINE Workshop, Invited Plenary Talk
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, August 6, 2009 
"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 2224, 2009 
"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 
"The Role of Magnetic Reconnection in SelfOrganization of the Corona: Theory and Observations"
2008 Fall AGU Meeting, Invited Talk
San Francisco, California, December 18, 2008 
"Scaling of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection"
50th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, Invited Talk
Dallas, Texas, November 18, 2008 
"Reconnection Onset and SelfOrganization in Solar and Stellar Coronae"
2008 General Meeting for the Center for Magnetic SelfOrganization, Invited Talk
Princeton, New Jersey, July 10, 2008 
"The Theory of Magnetic Reconnection: Past, Present, and Future"
AGU 2008 Joint Assembly, Invited Talk (SPD Parker Lecture)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 28, 2008 
"On the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
2007 USJapan Reconnection Workshop, Invited Poster
St. Michaels, Maryland, March 2629, 2007 
"Catastrophe Model for Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
University of MarylandCollege Park, March 27, 2006 
"The Transition between SweetParker and Hall Reconnection and its Impact on Onset"
Harry Petschek Symposium on Magnetic Reconnection, Invited Talk
University of Maryland  University College, March 21, 2006 
"Catastrophe Model for Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
Laboratory for Solar and Space Physics Seminar
NASAGoddard Space Flight Center, February 24, 2006 
"The Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection: A Catastrophe Model"
Reconnection and Turbulence in Fluids and Plasmas MiniConference, Invited Talk
47th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics
Denver, Colorado, October 25, 2005 
"Magnetic Reconnection Onset: A New Mechanism"
Plasma Physics Seminar
University of MarylandCollege Park, April 27, 2005
Contributed Presentations

"Theoretical Developments on Energy Conversion via the PressureStrain Interaction and Applications to Magnetic Reconnection"
SHINE Workshop, Contributed Poster
Stowe, Vermont, August 711, 2023 
"Science Kits for Rural West Virginia Elementary Schools: The Outreach Program for the WVU NSF ANSWERS Project"
WVU NSF ANSWERS Team Meeting, Contributed Talk
Morgantown, West Virginia, May 5, 2023 
"Theoretical Developments on Energy Conversion via the PressureStrain Interaction"
European Geophysical Union Meeting, Contributed Talk
Vienna, Austria, April 24, 2023 
"New Theoretical Developments on Energy Conversion via the PressureStrain Interaction"
Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Science Working Team (SWT) Meeting, Contributed Talk
Online, October 6, 2022 
"A Kinetic Generalization of the First Law of Thermodynamics"
WVU Center for KINETIC Plasma Physics workshop, Contributed Talk
Morgantown, West Virginia, July 18, 2022 
"Two Aspects of Solar Flare Physics Beyond MHD  3D Reconnection Spreading and Electron Heating"
Solar Heliospheric and Interplanetary Environment (SHINE) workshop, Contributed Poster
Honolulu, Hawaii, June 30, 2022 
"A New Theory of KineticScale Energy Conversion and Dissipation
"Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) workshop, Contributed Poster
Honolulu, Hawaii, June 21, 2022 
"A New Theory of KineticScale Energy Conversion and Dissipation"
USJapan Workshop on Magnetic Reconnection, Contributed Poster
Monterey, California, May 1620, 2022 
"A New Theory of KineticScale Energy Conversion and Dissipation"
Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Community Workshop, Contributed Talk
Daytona Beach, Florida (attended remotely), May 13, 2022 
"Spreading Of 3d Collisionless Antiparallel Magnetic Reconnection In Current Sheets Of Nonuniform Thickness And Application To Tworibbon Flares"
238th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Contributed Talk
Online, June 7, 2021 
"Dissipation measures in weaklycollisional plasmas"
2021 European Geophysical Union General Assembly Meeting, Contributed Talk (Solicited 10 minute talk)
Online, April 27, 2021 
"CrossScale Properties of Dayside Magnetic Reconnection"
2020 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting, Contributed Poster,
Online, December 117, 2020 
"Kinetic EntropyBased Measures of Distribution Function NonMaxwellianity: Theory and Simulations"
2020 Magnetospheric Multiscale Science Working Team Meeting, Contributed Talk
Online, October 7, 2020 
"Nontraditional 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 
"Dependence of Solar WindMagnetospheric Coupling on Reconnection Physics "
2019 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting, Contributed Poster, and 2019 MiniGEM Workshop, Contributed Talk
San Francisco, CA, December 10, 2019 
"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 
"Parametric study of the outofplane tripolar magnetic field component with ParticleInCell simulations"
2018 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting, Contributed Talk
Washington, DC, December 12, 2018 
"Kinetic Entropy as a Diagnostic in ParticleinCell Simulations"
2018 APS Division of Plasma Physics Meeting, Contributed Poster
Portland, Oregon, November 6, 2018 
"Kinetic Entropy as a Diagnostic in ParticleinCell Simulations"
SHINE Workshop, Contributed Poster
Cocoa Beach, Florida, July 30  August 1, 2018 
"Application of Kinetic Entropy as a Diagnostic in ParticleinCell Simulations of Magnetic Reconnection"
GEM Workshop, Contributed Poster
Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 19, 2018 
"Kinetic Entropy as a Diagnostic in ParticleinCell Simulations of Magnetic Reconnection"
MMS Community Workshop, Contributed Talk
Bergen, Norway, June 13, 2018 
"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 
"The effect of a guide field on local energy conversion during asymmetric magnetic reconnection: Particleincell simulations"
2017 Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Workshop, Contributed Poster
Portsmouth, Virginia, June 22, 2017 
"Comparisons of MMS data to 2D and 3D PIC Simulations"
2017 MMS Science Working Team Meeting, Contributed Talk
Key West, Florida, March 2, 2017 
"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 
"Simulation Study of the Spreading/Elongation of Ribbons in TwoRibbon Flares"
Solar Heliospheric and Interplanetary Environment (SHINE) Conference, Contributed Poster
Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 1115, 2016 
"Fast magnetic reconnection due to anisotropic electron pressure"
2015 APS Division of Plasma Physics Meeting
Savannah, Georgia, November 18, 2015 
"Asymmetric Reconnection with a Flow Shear"
2015 Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Science Working Team Meeting, Contributed Talk (HPCA Session)
San Antonio, Texas, November 6, 2015 
"Asymmetric Reconnection with a Flow Shear: PIC simulations and magnetopause applications"
2015 American Physical Society MidAtlantic Section Meeting, Contributed Poster
Morgantown, West Virginia, October 24, 2015 
"Asymmetric Reconnection with a Flow Shear"
2015 Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Workshop, Contributed Talk
Snowmass, Colorado, June 18, 2015 
"Asymmetric Reconnection with a Flow Shear"
Magnetospheric MultiScale (MMS) Science Working Team meeting, Contributed Talk
Cocoa Beach, Florida, March 10, 2015 
"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 
"Asymmetric Reconnection with a Shear Flow and Applications to Xline Motion at the Polar Cusps"
2014 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting, Contributed Poster (for Chris Doss)
San Francisco, California, December 15, 2014 
"ThreeDimensional 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 
"Testing Models of the Location of Magnetic Reconnection at the Magnetopause"
2013 Fall AGU Meeting, Contributed Talk
San Francisco, California, December 10, 2013 
"Properties of Asymmetric Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause"
Magnetospheric MultiScale Mission Science Working Team Meeting, Contributed Talk
Boulder, Colorado, March 21, 2013 
"Reconnection with a Shear Flow and Applications to Solar WindMagnetospheric Coupling"
AGU Chapman Conference on Fundamental Properties of Processes of Magnetotails, Contributed Poster
Reykjavik, Iceland, March 11, 2013 
"An Interpretation of SupraArcade Downflows as Reconnection Onset Bursts"
2012 Fall AGU Meeting, Contributed Poster
San Francisco, California, December 6, 2012 
"Electron KelvinHelmholtz Instability and Generation of Demagnetized Electron Rings"
54th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, Contributed Poster
Providence, Rhode Island, October 31, 2012 
"Xline Spreading in ThreeDimensional Magnetic Reconnection and Solar Applications"
2012 SHINE Workshop, Contributed Poster
Maui, Hawaii, June 28, 2012 
"Spreading of Magnetic Reconnection Xlines in Three Dimensions"
2012 APS April Meeting (with the Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference), Contributed Poster
Atlanta, Georgia, April 2, 2012 
"On the Location of Reconnection on the Dayside Magnetopause"
2011 Fall AGU Meeting, Contributed Poster
San Francisco, California, December 8, 2011 
"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 
"The Scaling of Dayside Magnetic Reconnection with a Shear Flow"
CEDAR/GEM 2011 Summer Workshop, Contributed Poster
Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 28, 2011 
"The Effect of Shear Flow on the Scaling of 2D Magnetic Reconnection"
2010 Fall AGU Meeting, Contributed Poster
San Francisco, California, December 17, 2010 
"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 
"Secondary Islands in SweetParker Reconnection: Scaling, Onset, and Coronal Energy Storage"
2009 Fall AGU Meeting, Contributed Poster
San Francisco, California, December 16, 2009 
"Secondary Islands in SweetParker Reconnection: Scaling, Onset, and Coronal Energy Storage"
2009 SHINE Workshop, Contributed Talk
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, August 3, 2009 
"The Catastrophic Onset of Magnetic Reconnection in Solar and Stellar Coronae due to TwoFluid Effects: Theory and Observations"
2008 GEM/SHINE Workshop, Contributed Talk
Midway, Utah, June 25, 2008 
"The Scaling of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection"
2008 GEM/SHINE Workshop, Contributed Talk
Midway, Utah, June 23 and 25, 2008 
"The Scaling of Collisionless Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection and Applications to the Magnetopause"
AGU 2008 Joint Assembly, Contributed Talk
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 30, 2008 
"The Importance of the Hall Effect in Magnetic Reconnection: Comparisons of Hybrid and Hallless Hybrid Simulations" (presented for Kittipat Malakit)
AGU 2008 Joint Assembly, Contributed Talk
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 27, 2008 
"From Solar and Stellar Flares to Coronal Heating: Theory and Observations of How Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection Regulates Coronal Conditions"
USJapan Workshop on Magnetic Reconnection 2008, Contributed Talk
Okinawa, Japan, March 5, 2008 
"The Scaling of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection"
USJapan Workshop on Magnetic Reconnection 2008, Contributed Poster
Okinawa, Japan, March 3, 2008 
"Observational Evidence of the Role of Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection in SelfOrganization of Solar and Stellar Coronae"
AGU 2007 Fall Meeting, Contributed Talk
San Francisco, California, December 13, 2007 
"Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection: General Theory and Collisional Simulations"
AGU 2007 Fall Meeting, Contributed Poster
San Francisco, California, December 13, 2007 
"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 
"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 
"Catastrophe Model for the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
210th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Contributed Disseration Talk
Honolulu, Hawaii, May 29, 2007 
"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 
"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 
"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 
"Hysteresis and the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
AGU 2005 Joint Assembly, Contributed Poster
New Orleans, Louisiana, May 24, 2005 
"Hysteresis and the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
2005 International Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference, Contributed Poster
Lake Tahoe, Nevada, April 11, 2005 
"Turbulent Magnetic Reconnection"
45th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, Contributed Poster
Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 28, 2003 
"Character Expansions and Their Applications"
13th Annual Midwest Nuclear Theory GetTogether, Contributed Talk
Argonne National Laboratory, September 23, 2000
Uninvited Talks
"The Closest Star: The Sun and Its Effect on Earth"
WVU Astronomy Club Seminar
West Virginia University, April 27, 2015"Catastrophic Explosions in Space: The Physics of Magnetic Reconnection in the Sun and Magnetosphere"
Physics Department Colloquium
West Virginia University, February 12, 2008"What Makes Solar Eruptions Erupt: The Catastrophic Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
Astronomy and Space Physics Seminar
University of Delaware, March 6, 2007"The Catastrophic Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
IREAP Graduate Student Seminar
University of MarylandCollege Park, October 6, 2006"Hysteresis and the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
IREAP Graduate Student Seminar
University of MarylandCollege Park, February 25, 2005"Magnetic Reconnection"
IREAP Graduate Student Seminar
University of MarylandCollege Park, February 4, 2004"Magnetic Reconnection"
High Performance Computing Summer School Presentation
NASA  Goddard Space Flight Center, July 24, 2003"Character Expansions"
Graduate Student Colloquium
University of WisconsinMadison, February 20, 2001"Determination of the Structure of Molecules Using Microwave Spectroscopy"
NASA SpaceGrant Consortium Presentation
Tempe, Arizona, April 12, 1997