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.
April 20, 2023: 54th Meeting of the SPD
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.
Save the date
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! Meeting details will be forthcoming shortly.
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.
23rd January 2023 - AAS Solar Physics Division Announces 2023 Hale and Harvey Prizes
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.
2023 HALE PRIZE: GEORGE FISHER
...for his pioneering work on modeling of solar and stellar flares and important contributions to the studies of magnetic field in the solar interior.
Submissions for SolarNews should now be submitted via a new form on the NSO Website.
Details can be found on our links page.
The latest edition of SolarNews is available here.
Solar Physics Grad Programs
The SPD committee has put together a list of institutions offering Solar Physics Graduate Programs. For any additions, corrections, or additional information, please contact Georgios Chintzoglou.
To view the recordings of the latest SPD Career Fair, please see the links below:
2022 Grad Fair Showcase - YouTube Playlist
2022 Grad Fair Institutional Slides
2022 Postdoc Fair Showcase - YouTube Playlist
2022 Postdoc Fair Institutional Slides
Be aware that slide sets were not required. Some institutions that are included in the Playlists do not have PDFs in the Slideset folders.