1. Study comprehensively
2-fluid MHD effects thorough the generalized Ohmís law in the
reconnection region and determine the role of turbulence in
2. Find key relationships
between the local physics of the reconnection layer and the
dynamics of global plasma reconnection phenomena.
3. Identify key 3-D effects
on reconnection, whether intrinsic or due to boundary conditions.
4. Evaluate the role of
magnetic reconnection in dynamos, ion heating, and, more generally,
in other magnetic self-organization phenomena.