MHD Days and GdRI Dynamo Meeting

November 26 - 28, 2018, Dresden, Germany

Group picture

Group Picture MHDDAYS 2018 ©Copyright: Dr. Stefani, Frank

Group Picture MHDDAYS 2018

Foto: Frank Stefani


Scope and Goals

This year the annual meetings of the German MHD community and the GDRI Dynamo network will be jointly held in Dresden, the capital of Saxony, well known for its cultural and historical highlights. The conference is organized by the MHD group of the Institute of Fluid Dynamics at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and will take place from Monday, November 26 to Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Following the tradition of former MHD Days and GdRI Dynamo meetings, the conference will focus on geo- and astrophysical MHD as well as on industrial applications of MHD. In this context, we would like to present our MHD laboratory and the DRESDYN project.

We also have the honour to celebrate the 60th birthday of Gunter Gerbeth, the head of the Institute of Fluid Dynamics and founder of the MHD group at HZDR.


The meeting will take place at HZDR, which is located 15 kilometres from the city centre of Dresden. A bus transport between the Hotel Schloss Eckberg and HZDR will be organised during the three days of the conference.


We strongly recommend to reserve a room at the Hotel Schloss Eckberg for the reduced prize of 79 € per night since we organise the bus transport from this hotel to HZDR on the three days of the conference. The welcome reception on Monday November 26 and the conference dinner on Tuesday, November 27 will also take place at the Hotel Schloss Eckberg. Room reservation is possible during the online registration process. Since the bus shuttle to HZDR starts in the morning of Nov 26 it might be recommendable for people coming from abroad to arrive on Sunday.

Workshop fee

The workshop fee is 150 € and includes lunches, coffee, a welcome reception on Monday,  and the dinner on Tuesday. The fee must be paid during the online registration by credit card or by bank transfer.

Important Dates

  • June 15:
Online registration and abstract submission opens
  • October 15:
Deadline for registration including hotel booking and abstract submission
  • November 26-28:
The meeting will start on Monday morning and will end at Wednesday afternoon.


Registration is no longer possible.

Abstract submission

Abstract submission is closed. If you have to make changes on your previous submission, please contact us directly via email (


Following this link you will find the list of registered participants that submitted an abstract.


The conference programm is available here (as of Nov 15).

The book of abstracts can be downloaded here.  

Travel & Transport

Dresden can be reached by plane and train. The local traffic within the city is very well developed ( Following this link you find an explanation how to reach the hotel by car or public transport. The HZDR can be reached as follows.


Any questions related to the meeting should be addressed to:

Local Organizing committee:

F. Stefani and A. Giesecke