3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Magnetic reconnection converts magnetic energy rapidly into plasma kinetic energy, and the production of energetic electrons is also one of the most important signatures during magnetic reconnection. In this talk, I will report the recent progress from our research group on electron acceleration during magnetic reconnection. First, I will introduce how electrons are accelerated in the vicinity of the X line, the jet front, the separatrix region, and the magnetic island, which is based on particle-in-cell simulations. Then, based on satellite observations in the earth’s magnetotail, I will give evidence of the reported mechanisms of electron acceleration during magnetic reconnection.