# Abstract

__Guillaume Attuel__: „Avalanche like dynamics in a magnetized plasma: stochastic relaxations”

Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau cedex, France

Because of strong collective interactions, a ideal plasma is commonly
treated within mean field approximation.

The basic instability which arises at this level is due to wave-particle
interaction.

It is wrongly considered to be kinetic. I will show why. Nevertheless, one
feature is the condensation of energy at the Debye length scale, therefore
questioning the validity of mean field.

Disregarding this point, the analogue is a Rayleigh instability, of which I
will give a phenomenology of the large fluctuations. There is hysteretic
behavior, reminding avalanches. The stationary distributions may be
generalizations of Gibbs distributions, once a modified fluctuation
dissipation relation is assigned.