Topics in Magnetohydrodynamic Topology, Reconnection and Stability Theory

New book based on lectures of 2018 CISM summer school “Advanced Topics in MHD” held in Udine, Italy, available now

© SpringerEditors: MacTaggart, David and Hillier, Andrew 
Series: CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Vol. 591 
© CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences 2020
ISBN: 978-3-030-16342-6 (Print) 978-3-030-16343-3 (Online) 
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-16343-3

About this book:

The book presents an advanced but accessible overview of some of the most important sub-branches of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD): stability theory, magnetic topology, relaxation theory and magnetic reconnection. Although each of these subjects is often treated separately, in practical MHD applications they are normally inseparable. MHD is a highly active field of research. The book is written for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers working on MHD-related research in plasma physics and fluid dynamics. 

Based on a series of lectures given at the summer school “Advanced Topics in MHD”, hosted by the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences (CISM) in Udine, Italy. The purpose of this school, and of this book, was to collect together several topics of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) that are fundamental to modern research in this area. Each chapter of the book, authored by a different lecturer from the school, can be treated as a stand-alone essay. However, links between the chapters are made obvious.