This is to notify all potential proposers of a change in due dates for the ROSES15 Heliophysics Supporting Research program. Delays going back to H-SR of ROSES14 resulted in delayed notifications affecting a subset of PIs. In response it was decided to postpone the H-SR due date of Step-1 proposals in ROSES15. This would give all prospective PIs sufficient time to factor in peer review feedback in their new submissions. Step-1 proposals are now due by May 29, 2015. Step-2 proposals are still due on September 11, 2015.
We solicit manuscripts on this general subject for inclusion in a Topical Issue (TI) of Solar Physics. The deadline for submission of statements of interest (SOI) with a tentative title, author list, and three suggestions for referees is 15 June 2015, and the deadline for manuscript submission is 31 October 2015.
This Topical Issue is an outgrowth of the Sunspot Number Workshop Series (ssnworkshop.wikia.com/wiki/Home). Workshops were held at the National Solar Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico (September, 2011), the Royal Observatory of Belgium in Brussels (May, 2012), the National Solar Observatory in Tucson, Arizona (January, 2013), and Specola Solare Ticinese in Locarno, Switzerland (May 2014). This Topical Issue is not a conference proceedings, and it is not limited to research presented at the workshop. Nor is it limited to scientists who participated in any of the workshops. All submissions must be completed original papers that meet the regular quality of the Journal. The Topical Issue will begin with several invited reviews to summarize the subject and frame the work in the research papers which follow. Please consult Solar Physics 290, 2015 (link.springer.com/journal/11207/290/1/page/1) for a recent Topical Issue. Topics to be considered for the TI include:
In order to respect the other contributors, we will be strict with deadlines for submission, refereeing, and proofing. Articles that are late, either because of delays in submission or protracted refereeing, will appear individually in later issues of the Journal.
John Leibacher (Solar Physics editor), Frédéric Clette (guest editor), Edward Cliver (guest editor), Laure Lefèvre (guest editor), Leif Svalgaard (guest editor), José Vaquero (guest editor)
EOVSA Coverage of a Recent Gamma-ray Flare,” by Dale Gary and Gregory Fleishman. Imaging spectroscopy in the microwave range from the new Owens Valley instrument.
listing the current series, 2008-present, and
for the original series, 2005-2008.
We publish these at roughly two-week intervals and welcome contributions,
which should be related, at least loosely, to RHESSI science.
The SPD Studentship Committee would like to congratulate the winner of the 2015 SPD Student Poster Contest, Juan Camilo Buitrago-Casas, from the University of California at Berkeley, for his poster “FOXSI: Properties of optics and detectors for hard-X rays.” The winning poster can be viewed online. The Studentship Committee would also like to thank all the poster contest judges for their valuable input, and Sean McKillop and Trish Jibben for helping with the contest logistics.
SPD Studentship Committee (Gordon Emslie, Kathy Reeves, Matthias Rempel)
St Andrews - Research Assistants (2) in Solar Physics (Ref SB1655)
The Solar and Magnetospheric Theory Group has an opening for two Postdoctoral Research Assistants to work in the field of solar physics. The project will be led by Prof I De Moortel and applications are sought to work in the areas of coronal heating and/or MHD wave processes. Experience with running and analysing large-scale numerical simulations on parallel computers and/or analysing observational data is highly desirable. You should have completed or expect to obtain shortly a PhD in solar physics or a closely related subject.
The posts are initially for a term of 2 years with further extensions possible up to 5 years. The start date will be 1 October 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Salary: £25,513 - £27,864 per annum* (*Applications will be considered from candidates with more post-doctoral experience and/or knowledge of the area for appointment on Grade 6, salary range £31,342-£32,277 per annum, with the duties to be agreed and altered accordingly.)
Closing Date: 8 June 2015 - www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/
Please quote ref: SB1655
Informal enquiries to Prof Ineke De Moortel, Tel: 01334 463757 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for proposals for the 15th Solar Wind conference
On behalf of the SOC of the 14th International Solar Wind Conference, we would like to invite proposals to host the 15th Solar Wind Conference. If you are interested in hosting the conference, please submit a one-page proposal including the proposed date and location, the venue, accommodation and travel options, the publication of proceedings.
Please submit your proposal to Linghua Wang (email@example.com) by May 31, 2015. The decision will be made by voting by the solar wind community during the 14th Solar Wind conference or shortly thereafter.
This workshop will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii in October 18-24, 2015. The workshop aims to bring together experts in the field of cosmic rays and solar energetic particles with an additional focus on their propagation inside the heliosphere and their interaction with the magnetosphere. The talks will present the most recent results related to solar energetic particles, solar modulation, space radiation and related phenomena.
This workshop will focus on: Solar Energetic Particles Theory; Solar Energetic Particles Experiments; Solar Observations; Solar Flares and Coronal Mass Ejections; Solar Modulation of Galactic Cosmic Rays; Propagation of Cosmic Rays inside the Heliosphere; Propagation of particles in the Earth’s magnetosphere; Geomagnetic cutoff Space Radiation Environment.
More information about the workshop at: www.phys.hawaii.edu/ams02/pages/workshop.php
We would like to encourage contributions to the session on “Frontiers in modeling magnetic flux emergence and the development of solar eruptive activities” at this year’s SHINE conference 2015 to be held at Stowe VT, July 6-10, 2015 (shinecon.org/CurrentMeeting.php).
Significant advances have been made in recent years in modeling magnetic flux emergence on multiple scales and the consequent development of eruptive activities such as jets, flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs). This session focuses on new results and insights obtained from the MHD models and comparisons with new observations from Hinode, SDO, and IRIS, and discusses challenges and approaches for future model development. We will explore the following 3 major questions/topics:
(1) How are flare and CME productive active regions (such as delta-sunspot regions) formed, what are their subsurface origin and coronal structure/evolution?
(2) What are the underlying magnetic field structure and evolution for the development of homologous flares/CMES, and homologous, helical jets?
(3) Can model coupling be effectively used in numerical simulations of solar eruptive activities driven by magnetic flux emergence from the interior?
Scene setting talks by: Mark Cheung (LMSAL) and James Leake (NRL)
Session organizers: Mark Linton (NRL), Yuhong Fan (HAO/NCAR)
Early Bird Registration Deadline: May 31st, 2015
Deadline for abstract submission: June 15th, 2015
A reminder - the next RHESSI Workshop (number XIV in the series) will be held in Newark, NJ, USA, from August 11-15, 2015. As is customary, this workshop will consist of a blend of plenary sessions and group sessions, with ample opportunity for discussion and interaction. Topics to be addressed in the groups include radio and hard X-ray flares, the flare thermal response, electron acceleration/thick-target modeling, ion acceleration and Fermi LAT events, and magnetic evolution, and there will be a topical session on new instrumentation. There will also be an opportunity to present “electronic posters” on 42-inch plasma screens – just bring your favorite pdf, free-running power-point slide show, or whatever.
The meeting website is now open at ovsa.njit.edu/rhessi14, and the registration page at ovsa.njit.edu/rhessi14/register.html is now open. A block of hotel rooms at the Best Western Plus Robert Treat Hotel has been made, at a cost of $109/night + tax.
The abstract submission and registration deadlines are both June 1. No registration fee is due at this time; registration fees will be collected on-site. However, we’d still like folks to register as soon as they can so we can best prepare for the scientific sessions and other events.
So, please register, submit an abstract/group preference if you have not already done so, and I look forward to seeing you in New Jersey in a few months !
RHESSI Workshop Convenor
Abstract submission deadline: June 15th, 2015.
We invite abstracts for Session 15 on Challenges in understanding 3D magnetic reconnection in observations and simulations, during the Solar Heliospheric and Interplanetary Environment Workshop (shinecon.org/CurrentMeeting.php), to be held from July 6 – 10, 2015, in Stowe, VT.
The format for this session consists of two “scene-setting” talks aimed to be open; discussion is expected and indeed hoped for throughout. Poster presentations from the session are on display for the whole week. Those who wish to make (or refute) a particular point may bring one (at most two) slides that can be quickly put up on the main projector. We encourage your participation and hope that you will share this announcement with colleagues.
Magnetic reconnection is believed to be responsible for rapid restructuring of magnetic field in the Sun’s atmosphere and the Earth’s magnetosphere, involving processes at multiple scales with accompanying dynamics in three dimensions. Global dynamics advect flux and set the conditions for reconnection to take place on small scales. During this change in magnetic topology, energy is released into plasma heating, particle acceleration, radiation, and bulk flows, which in turn feed back on the global dynamics. Recent highquality observations in the solar corona, magnetopause, and magnetotail as well as laboratory experiments and stateoftheart simulations at kinetic and MHD scales, are paving the way toward understanding reconnection in true threedimensional terms. Although we have a relatively complete understanding of reconnection in two dimensions, there are still many unanswered questions when considering three-dimensional systems. This session follows on from last year’s session “Magnetic reconnection and flux redistribution: multiscale and 3D dynamics”, by discussing recent progress and new challenges of understanding 3D reconnection in various contexts. The following questions aim to structure the discussion:
Conveners: Peter Wyper and Silvina Guidoni
Looking forward to seeing you in Stowe, VT!
The LOC of the CSPM-2015 would like to remind you that the deadline for regular abstract submission and for Thomas Metcalf Travel Award applications is 31 May 2015. Eventual late abstract submissions can be accepted only as poster presentations. For further information please visit www.mat.uc.pt/~cspm2015
Dates: October 26 – 29, 2015
Venue: Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, India
The IRIS-5 workshop will be conducted at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, India from October 26-29, 2015. This workshop is mainly aimed at the participants who could not attend IRIS-4, which is being held at Boulder, USA. Therefore, set up of the IRIS-5 workshop would be essentially be very similar to that of IRIS-4.
The main aim of the workshop is to introduce the Interface Region Imaging Spectrometer (IRIS) to students and young post docs. This would be done through tutorials on IRIS data analysis, physics of optically thick radiative transfer, MHD simulations of the solar atmosphere related to IRIS and hydrodynamic simulations of flares. There will be lectures as well as hands-on sessions.
Total number of participants are limited to 40. Students will be given preference.
Details on registration, abstract submission, accommodation and scientific program will follow.
Organizers: Bart De Pontieu, Durgesh Tripathi, and Girjesh Gupta
Solarnet III / HELAS VII Conference / SpaceInn: The Sun, the stars, and solar-stellar relations
Freiburg, August 31 – September 4, 2015
A limited amount of financial resources are available to support travel, reduce or waive the registration fee, mainly for young researchers who would like to participate in this conference. Graduate students and early-career postdocs are particularly invited to participate in the conference to present their research work and to meet and discuss with their more senior colleagues.
-the funding requested
-the contribution from other sources
-the status in scientific career
-and the nature of your participation (contributed talk or poster, with abstract)
should be sent to mroth(at)kis.uni-freiburg.de no later than May 15, 2015.
Further information on the conference is available at: www.iac.es/congreso/solarnet-3meeting/
The 3rd Solarnet / 7th HELAS international conference “The Sun, the stars, and Solar-stellar relations” will take place in Freiburg (Germany) between 31 August – 4 September 2015, organized by the Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (KIS). SOLARNET (High-resolution solar Physics Network) is an international project promoted by the European Association for Solar Telescopes and funded by the European Commission (see www.solarnet-east.eu). HELAS is the European Helio- and Asteroseismology Network which aims at coordinating the activities of the research groups active in helio-and asteroseismology.
The purpose of this conference is to discuss the latest questions and results in solar and stellar physics. Solar and stellar seismology will be one particular focus but contributions on all aspects of solar-stellar relations will be welcome. We aim to establish links and synergies between the day- and night-time fields of astrophysics.
In detail, the following topics will be addressed in individual sessions:
I.) Solar and stellar observations
- Atmospheric Structures
II.) Solar and stellar modelling
- Structure Models
- Atmospheric Models
- Rotation, Flows, Convection
- Solar and stellar dynamos
- (Magneto-)hydrodynamical simulations
III.) Solar and stellar seismology
- Seismic inferences of solar and stellar structure
- Solar-stellar rotation
- Probing of large-scale flows in the sun & stars
- Seismology of activity
V.) Solar and stellar activity
- Starspots / Sunspots
- Solar Flares
- Stellar Flares
- Magnetic Cycles
Splinter sessions can be organized on Monday morning (9:00 – 12:30) and Friday afternoon (14:00 – 18:00). In case you would like to organize a splinter session please contact Markus Roth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Invited Speakers: Thomas Ayres, Sarbani Basu, Svetlana Berdyugina, Maria Bergemann, Matt Browning - to be confirmed, Guy Davis, Sebastien Deheuvels - to be confirmed, Louise Harra, Gaitee Hussain, Laurene Jouve, Lucia Kleint, Zarzalt Magic, Maurizio Salaris, Ariane Schad.
Furthermore new and upcoming projects and missions shall be presented.
Detailed information is available through the conference website: www.iac.es/congreso/solarnet-3meeting/
Scientific Organisation Committee: Conny Aerts (KU Leuven), William Chaplin (Univ. Birmingham), Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard (Univ.Aarhus), Yvonne Elsworth (Univ. Birmingham), Laurent Gizon (MPS), Frank Hill (NSO), Rekha Jain (Univ. Sheffield), Markus Roth (Chair, KIS), Michael Thompson (NCAR).
Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik
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