UKMHD 2020

UPDATE 16/3/2020: This meeting has been cancelled as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 situation. We are hoping to host this meeting in Newcastle next year and will consult other groups about this over the next few weeks. In the meantime, please contact the organisers if you have any queries.


UKMHD brings together UK researchers working on magneto-hydrodynamics (MHD) processes with applications to astrophysics (exoplanets, solar atmosphere and interior, stars and galaxies), geophysics (deep interior of Earth and other planets), plasma physics (solar wind, tokamaks) and industry (casting, liquid metal batteries, etc).

The meeting will be held on May 21-22 2020 at Newcastle University in the Herschel building (Lecture Theatre 2 on the ground floor). 

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Julien Aubert (IPG Paris)
Caroline Nore (LIMSI, University Paris-Sud)

Registration and Abstract Submission

  • Registration opens: Feb 2020
  • Abstract submission deadline: April 22 2020
  • Registration deadline: April 29 2020

Presentations by PhD students and postdocs are particularly encouraged.

Conference Fees

  • Standard fee (including dinner): £60
  • Fee for PhD students (including dinner): £30

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will be at the Botanist in Newcastle city centre from 6pm on May 21.

Financial support

The meeting is supported by Newcastle University, the Royal Astronomical Society and the journal GAFD. We have financial support for those returning to academia following a career break, please contact us for more details (see contact details below). 

Organising Committee

Paul Bushby (Newcastle)
Céline Guervilly (Newcastle)
Graeme Sarson (Newcastle)

For further information or any queries, contact or