Solar Physics Division (SPD)
The purpose of the Solar Physics Division (SPD) is the advancement of the study of the Sun and the coordination of such research with other branches of science. The SPD holds annual scientific meetings, awards several different prizes, and supports students in various ways.
The 54th Meeting of the SPD will be a standalone conference hosted by the University of Minnesota, 13-18 August at the University of Minnesota. The meeting is open to all, not only SPD members. Registration will be required.
Abstract submission is now open, through 17-May-2023.
The 55th meeting of the SPD will be joint with the American Geophysical Union’s Space Physics and Aeronomy section, at the Triennial Earth-Sun Summit, April 8-12 2024, in Dallas, Texas — in the path of the April 8 solar eclipse! AGU is hosting the meeting website.
24th January 2023 - 2023 Thomas Metcalf SPD Travel Awards – Call for Applications from Meeting Organizers
The Solar Physics Division (SPD) hereby announces the Thomas Metcalf SPD Travel Award Program for 2023. The Thomas Metcalf Travel Fund was established in 2007 with generous contributions from his family and many others to help early-career scientists attend meetings relevant to solar physics. For this year, two or three meetings will be selected by the Metcalf Travel Award Committee (MTAC) on the basis of brief applications from Meeting Organizers. The total amount available this year is expected to be about $10,000.
The Solar Physics Division (SPD) of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) is proud to announce the 2023 winners of its two most prestigious annual scientific prizes. Dr. George H. Fisher of the University of California Berkeley’s Space Sciences Lab (SSL) in Berkeley, CA is awarded the George Ellery Hale Prize for his pioneering work on modeling of solar and stellar flares and important contributions to the studies of magnetic field in the solar interior. Dr. Bin Chen of New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ is awarded the Karen Harvey Prize for his innovative research of physics of solar flares.