The “Physics at the Magnetospheric Boundary” conference is aimed at bringing together specialists working theoretically, numerically and observationally on processes occurring at the limit of the magnetically dominated region around accreting objects such as neutron stars, white dwarfs, and T Tauri stars, where the surrounding hot plasma is finally captured.
Different manifestations of similar physical processes occur in this wide variety of celestial sources and have been investigated since the 1960’s by different scientific communities.
The conference represents a precious opportunity of exchange between research groups working on the topic of accretion, across different wavelengths and source types. It poses the basis for the next steps forward in our understanding of the physics at the magnetospheric boundary.
Planned sessions for this conference include:
  • Theory of accretion onto magnetized stars
  • Numerical modelling of plasma-field interaction: accretion and jets production
  • Observational clues to the physics at the magnetosphere
  • Future perspectives in theory and observations

Invited Speakers:
S. Alencar (UFMG, Brazil), J. Bouvier (IPAG, France), C. Hellier (Keele Univ., United Kingdom), D. Lai (Cornell University, United States), R. Pudritz (McMaster University, Canada), M. Romanova (Cornell University, United States), N. Shakura (SAI, Russia), L. Stella (Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Italy), D. Wickramasinghe (ANU, Australia), J. Wilms (ECAP, Germany), C. Zanni (Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino, Italy)
Scientific Organizing Committee:
chairs: E. Bozzo (ISDC, Switzerland), P. Kretschmar (ESA/ESAC, Spain); M. Audard (ISDC, Switzerland), J. Bouvier (IPAG, France), N. Calvet (University of Michigan, United States), C. Ferrigno (ISDC, Switzerland), M. Falanga (ISSI Bern, Switzerland) , J. Ferreira (IPAG, France), P. Ghosh (TIFR Mumbay, India), L. Hartmann (University of Michigan, United States), C. Hellier (Keele University, United Kingdom), D. Klochkov (University of Tübingen, Germany), I. Kreykenbohm (Dr. Karl Remeis Sternwarte & ECAP, Bamberg, Germany), K. Postnov (Sternberg Astronomical Institute Moscow University, Russia), R. Rothschild (UCSD, United States), M. Romanova (Cornell University, United States), P. Reig (IESL, Greece), A. Santangelo (University of Tübingen, Germany), R. Staubert (University of Tübingen, Germany), L. Stella (INAF-OAR, Italy), M. Vietri (Scuola Normale superior di Pisa, Italy), J. Wilms (Dr. Karl Remeis Sternwarte & ECAP, Bamberg, Germany)
Local Organizing Committee:
chair: E. Bozzo (ISDC, Switzerland); M. Falanga (ISSI Bern, Switzerland); C. Ferrigno (ISDC, Switzerland), M. Audard (ISDC, Switzerland), M. Logossou (ISDC, Switzerland)