The Electronic Newsletter of the
Solar Physics Division
American Astronomical Society
Volume 2016 Number 19
Aimee Norton, editor
01 October 2016
- NASA Interdisciplinary Science for Eclipse 2017
- National Solar Observatory (NSO) Dunn Solar Telescope (DST) Service Mode Data Cycle 1 – 3
- Virtual Solar Observatory – Possible Issues
- CESRA Highlight on Interplanetary Solar Radio Emissions
- RHESSI Science Nugget No. 282
- Next Generation JAXA/NASA/ESA Solar Physics Mission – Call for White Papers
- HMI Science Nuggets – #60 and #61
- Employment Opportunities
- Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico – Postdoc Positions Related to Space and Solar Physics
- Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) – Postdoctoral and PhD Positions in Solar/Stellar Physics (SOLVe project)
- Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA – Research Assistant Professor in Solar/Stellar Data Analysis
- Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA – CHARA Postdoctoral Research Associate
- Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA – Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Solar Physics
- JAXA International Top Young Fellowship – ISAS/JAXA, Sagamihara, Japan
- Lockheed Martin Solar & Astrophysics Laboratory (LMSAL) – IRIS Post-doc Position
- JAXA Aerospace Project Research Associate for Solar Physics
- Northumbria University, Newcastle, United Kingdom – Two Fully Funded PhD Studentships in Solar Physics
- Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory (LMSAL) – Heliophysicist
- Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) – Max Planck Research Group Leader Positions in Solar Physics
- Meeting Announcements
- The First China–Europe Solar Physics Meeting
- 4th SOLARNET Meeting “The Physics of the Sun from the Interior to the Outer Atmosphere” Jan 16 – 20, 2017: Call for Abstracts due 16 October
- IAU Symposium 335: Space Weather of the Heliosphere: Processes and Forecasts – First Announcement
- Editor’s Notes
NASA Interdisciplinary Science for Eclipse 2017
30 September 2016
ROSES-16 Amendment 33: This amendment releases final text for Interdisciplinary Science for Eclipse 2017 as program element E.5.
On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will traverse the continental U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. It is estimated that hundreds of millions of viewers in North America will witness this natural event (eclipse2017.nasa.gov/). The purpose of this program element is to support development of new research or enhancement of existing research, applied to the 2017 eclipse. NASA is seeking proposals that would utilize the unique opportunity presented by the solar eclipse to study the Sun, Earth, Moon, astronomy, and/or space science, including the ionosphere-thermosphere-mesosphere (ITM) system. Building on existing partnerships and the use of interdisciplinary or citizen science approaches is encouraged. All proposals must demonstrate links to the 2017 solar eclipse.
NASA had previously put a placeholder for this program element in ROSES-2016 Appendix B as program element B.11. However, since this is a call for interdisciplinary work, the program element has been moved to Appendix E and is being released as program element E.5. Step-1 proposals are due October 27, 2016. Step-2 proposals are due November 30, 2016.
On or about September 28, 2016, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement “Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2016” (NNH16ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at nspires.nasaprs.com/ and will appear at: nasascience.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2016
The NASA point of contact for this program element is Madhulika Guhathakurta, who may be reached at [email protected]
National Solar Observatory (NSO) Dunn Solar Telescope (DST) Service Mode Data Cycle 1 – 3
21 Sep 2016
In 2013 and 2014, the NSO performed three, month-long Service Mode Operations (SMO) experiments at its high-resolution facility, the Dunn Solar Telescope (DST), Sunspot, New Mexico, in preparation for science operations of the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST). Specifically, the October 2014 period was dedicated to flare observations in coordination with IRIS, Hinode, and SDO/EVE. The data sets were initially made available to the Principal Investigators participating in the experiments through NSO’s NISP Data Center via an openly accessible FTP download interface. The NSO now would like to announce the availability of the data to the broader solar community.
All SMO data access is provided through nsosp.nso.edu/dst/smex following the instructions therein. Users of SMO observations should adhere to the SMO Data Policy and acknowledge usage of the data as described on the above web page.
It is important to emphasize that SMO data sets are made available in their uncalibrated form. However, the NSO provides instrument data calibration and reduction packages through nsosp.nso.edu/dst-pipelines and can make available limited support by staff members to aid users in the use of those packages.
Please contact [email protected] for questions, further details, and specifically if data reduction support is requested.
Alexandra Tritschler, Han Uitenbroek, Valentin Martinez Pillet
Virtual Solar Observatory – Possible Issues
23 Sep 2016
In 2015 June, the US Executive Office of the President directed that all US government Web connections be served via the encrypted HTTPS protocol, rather than the more familiar, unencrypted HTTP protocol. For unknown reasons, the deadline was very recently changed to 2016 September 30, at least for NASA. The VSO, which uses Web services to pass messages between its various internal components, is in the midst of the transition, and we have encountered issues. While we have resolved the more egregious problems, we can’t swear we’ve smashed every bug yet.
If you use the IDL client (vso_search and vso_get), please make certain that your SolarSoft installation is up to date, as changes were made this week to implement better defaults for communicating via HTTPS.
If you experience other issues or if updating IDL did not enable expected results when using the VSO, either through a client or the VSO Website, please contact VSO help, and tell us: what you were trying to do, your operating system, your client (IDL, SunPy, Web interface, etc.) or your Web browser (if using the Web interface), and any error messages that you got. If you didn’t get an error message, tell us what your unexpected result was.
CESRA Highlight on Interplanetary Solar Radio Emissions
25 Sep 2016
An Analysis of Interplanetary Solar Radio Emissions Associated with a Coronal Mass Ejection
by V. Krupar et al.
RHESSI Science Nugget No. 282
26 Sep 2016
“A flare in the deep solar atmosphere,” by Richard Schwartz and Hugh Hudson
RHESSI recently spotted a record-fast GOES event (SOL2016-09-19T02) and mapped it to be very compact.
See sprg.ssl.berkeley.edu/~tohban/wiki/index.php/RHESSI_Science_Nuggets listing the current series, 2008 – present, and sprg.ssl.berkeley.edu/~tohban/nuggets/ 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.
Next Generation JAXA/NASA/ESA Solar Physics Mission – Call for White Papers
28 Sep 2016
Recently JAXA, NASA, and ESA have jointly chartered the Science Objectives Team for a Next Generation Solar Physics Mission (NGSPM), to determine a set of science goals and mission concepts for a future collaborative space mission to be launched in the next 10 – 20 years. Additional information can be found at the following two sites:
1. SolarNews announcement at solarnews.nso.edu/2016/20160815.html#section_shimizu
2. NGSPM introduction at the Nagoya Solar-C meeting: hinode.nao.ac.jp/SOLAR-C/Meeting/SC_2016Nagoya/20160909_Shimizu_NGSPM-SOT_activities_1.pdf
The Science Objectives Team (SOT) is at the beginning of our discussions on a range of science topics, and invites additional input from the solar physics community to ensure a good breadth of topics. For this reason, we encourage our colleagues to submit white papers on solar physics objectives to be considered by the SOT.
The charter of the NGSPM-SOT specifies that our draft report must be prepared before April 2017, thus time is of the essence. With this in mind, please adhere to the following guidelines when preparing a white paper:
+ The length of the submission is strictly limited to 3 pages (not including references).
+ The deadline for submissions is November 15.
+ White papers should include descriptions of the science objective and related observable(s), the perceived importance of the objective to the field of solar physics, the type of instrumentation that is likely to be needed, and why the observation must be done from space.
+ The contents of all white papers will be considered by the international SOT, and may also be introduced in one or more public presentations. Therefore, please do not include ITAR or export-sensitive materials.
+ Proposers should use caution when adding competition sensitive material into their white papers, as following the completion of the NGSPM-SOT exercise, we will encourage all submitters of white papers to make their material publicly accessible via the ArXiv.
White papers should be submitted via email to the SOT
Any additional questions you might have, including questions about the White Paper process, can be directed to an SOT member near you: the full list of SOT members is included in the presentation file in (2.) above.
HMI Science Nuggets – #60 and #61
30 Sep 2016
We announce two HMI Science Nuggets for September 2016.
#60 “SDO/HMI Survey of Emerging Active Regions for Helioseismology and Other Solar Physics Applications (SDO/HEAR)” by Hannah Schunker (hmi.stanford.edu/hminuggets/?p=1704)
#61 “Effect of Foreshortening on Center-to-Limb Variations of Measured Acoustic Travel Times” by Junwei Zhao (hmi.stanford.edu/hminuggets/?p=1726)
We welcome submissions on work related to HMI scientific goals. More information can be found at hmi.stanford.edu/hminuggets/
19 Sep 2016
Outstanding candidates are invited for immediate postdoc openings, with one postdoc each in the areas of computational plasma physics, plasma astrophysics including space and solar physics, and protoplanetary disks. For the computational plasma physics and plasma astrophysics positions, background in computational fluid physics and/or plasma kinetic physics is highly desirable. For the protoplanetary disk position, background in computational planet-disk interaction studies is highly desirable. The positions are offered by the Nuclear and Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology group within the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (t2.lanl.gov/ and t2.lanl.gov/astrophysics/). The successful candidates are encouraged to collaborate with the current group members on on-going projects, and will also be able to develop his/her own research programs. The initial appointment is for two years, with a possible third-year extension.
Candidates should send their applications electronically, including a CV, publication list, and a concise research statement (within 2 pages) describing past achievements and future plans. Applicants should arrange three reference letters to be sent electronically as well. All material and further inquiries can be sent to Hui Li, Shengtai Li and/or Fan Guo at [email protected] .
Candidates may be considered for a Director’s Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Marie Curie, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Fellowships. Applicants with US citizenship will also be considered for the Metropolis Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Physics. Applications must be received before Nov. 7, 2016 for full consideration. The review of applications will be on-going until offers are accepted.
Please go to www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/jobs/all-jobs.php and search for job # IRC52416 for the full description. For general information to the Postdoc Program go to www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php
24 Sep 2016
The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) invites applications for PhD and postdoctoral positions in solar and stellar physics. The successful candidates will join the SOLVe project based on an ERC Starting Grant and led by Alexander Shapiro. SOLVe will utilize state-of-the-art MHD and radiative transfer codes to extend physics-based models of solar brightness variations from the Sun to other stars. Building on the solar paradigm the project aims at explaining rich patterns of stellar brightness variations observed by the Kepler and CoRoT missions and at improving techniques for detecting and characterizing exoplanets. Furthermore, SOLVe is expected to improve our understanding of solar brightness variability which is relevant for assessing the role of the Sun in climate change.
The project will reside in the solar department of the MPS, one of the largest groups in solar physics worldwide with ample experience in MHD simulations and radiative transfer as well as with leading participations in many major solar space missions. The institute is located in Göttingen (Germany), a lively and scenic university town, in a striking new building.
PhD Positions. PhD projects can be more theory or data oriented, depending on the candidate profile. Please apply via the International Max Planck Research School for Solar System Science online application portal (www.mps.mpg.de/phd/applynow), indicating “ERC SOLVe” as funding line in your online application. The deadline for applications is 15 November 2016.
Postdoc Positions. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in physics with focus on solar/stellar physics, astronomy, astrophysics or a closely related field. They should have an outstanding research record and experience in solar or stellar physics. Experience in MHD simulations and/or numerical radiative transfer modeling is of particular advantage. The positions are available as early as 1 February 2017 or later and are offered for initial period of two years. Salary will be according to E13 of the TVöD scale of the German public service. Applications, including a CV, a short description of past research activities (max. 3 pages), and a publication list should be sent as one pdf file to [email protected]. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference sent separately to the same address. Review of applications will begin 15 November 2016 and continue until positions are filled.
The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from women. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. For further information please contact Alexander Shapiro or Johannes Stecker.
27 Sep 2016
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University (GSU) is seeking to fill a position by Fall 2017 at the assistant research professor level. The new hire will have a proven record in analyzing large amounts of solar and/or stellar data using modern methods of data analytics, and will help build an astroinformatics cluster on “The Solar/Stellar Connection” in conjunction with the Department of Computer Science and the Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy at GSU. This position is part of a GSU Next Generation Faculty Program that will include a number of tenure track and research faculty as well as postdoctoral hires in the above departments to work closely with current faculty, including recent senior faculty hires (Dr. Rafal Angryk, Dr. Piet Martens, and Dr. Stuart Jefferies), in the areas of solar and stellar physics, space weather, and big data mining.
This position is fully supported by the university for 3 years, with an additional 2 years of university support at the 50% level possible if external funding is secured for the remaining salary. Research faculty with outstanding accomplishments may qualify for tenure-track faculty positions in the future. Applicants should have the following basic qualifications: 1) Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or closely related field, 2) postdoctoral research experience, 3) evidence of the ability to establish and maintain a successful research program, and 4) evidence of the ability to work in a large, collaborative effort.
Applications should include 1) a CV, including a publication list, 2) a statement of the candidate’s research interests and how the research fits into the above program, and 3) contact information for at least three references. All materials should be sent via email to [email protected]. Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Piet Martens at [email protected]. Applications received by December 1, 2016, will receive full consideration. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and an EEO/AA employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. It is our policy to offer equal employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.
27 Sep 2016
The Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy (CHARA) at Georgia State University (GSU) is seeking applicants for a CHARA Postdoctoral Research Associate beginning after July 2017. CHARA operates the CHARA Array, an optical/IR, long baseline interferometer located at Mount Wilson Observatory (www.chara.gsu.edu), and the ideal candidate for the CHARA Postdoctoral Research Associate will pursue scientific research that will expand the frontiers of work with the CHARA Array. CHARA scientists are working in conjunction with colleagues in the Department of Computer Science and Department of Physics and Astronomy to develop an astroinformatics cluster at GSU on “The Solar/Stellar Connection” that will foster collaborative work in the areas of solar and stellar physics and computational methods.
This position is fully supported by the university for two years, with an additional year of university support at the 50% level possible if external funding is secured for the remaining salary. The salary is $60,000 per year. The associate will probably reside the majority of the year in the Los Angeles area, spend approximately 20% of their time working in support of the CHARA Array, and spend the remainder of their time pursuing science that complements that of GSU faculty, and preferably enhances GSU’s new Solar/Stellar initiative. We are seeking candidates interested in instrumentation, software, science, or some combination of these that will focus on the CHARA Array.
Applicants should have the following basic qualifications: 1) Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or closely related field, 2) evidence of the ability to establish and maintain a successful research program, 3) evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative effort, and 4) a working knowledge of GNU/Linux and an intermediate level in C programming; knowledge of GTK would be a strong plus. Applications should include: 1) a CV, including a publication list, 2) a statement of the candidate’s research interests and how the research fits into the observational program of the CHARA Array, and 3) contact information for at least three references. All materials should be sent via email to [email protected]. Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Douglas Gies at [email protected]. Applications received by January 17, 2017, will receive full consideration. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and an EEO/AA employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. It is our policy to offer equal employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.
27 Sep 2016
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University (GSU) is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position by Fall 2017 at the assistant professor level with a focus on solar-stellar dynamo research. The new faculty member will help build an astroinformatics cluster on “The Solar/Stellar Connection” in conjunction with the Department of Computer Science and the Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy at GSU. This position is part of a GSU Next Generation Faculty Program that will include a number of tenure-track, research faculty, and postdoctoral hires in the above departments to work closely with recent senior faculty hires (Dr. Rafal Angryk, Dr. Piet Martens, and Dr. Stuart Jefferies) in an interdisciplinary program of solar physics, space weather and climate, and big data mining. Our ideal candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), a strong record of developing computational techniques for modeling solar and/or stellar dynamos, and a demonstrated expertise in analyzing and interpreting data relevant for guiding solar and stellar dynamo simulations. Strong candidates with related experience will be given consideration as well. Applicants should have the following basic qualifications: 1) Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or closely related field, 2) postdoctoral research experience, 3) evidence of the ability to establish and maintain a successful research program, 4) evidence of the ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, 5) evidence of the ability to work in a large, collaborative effort.
Applications should include 1) a CV, including a publication list, 2) a statement of the candidate’s research interests and how the research fits into the above program, 3) a statement of teaching experience and philosophy with a focus on inclusiveness, and 4) contact information for at least three references. All materials should be sent via email to [email protected]. Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Piet Martens at [email protected]. Applications received by December 1, 2016, will receive full consideration. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and an EEO/AA employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. It is our policy to offer equal employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.
28 Sep 2016
The deadline of application submission for JAXA International Top Young Fellowship is 27 November. Please check the following site for details: www.isas.jaxa.jp/e/researchers/young-fellowship/appli.shtml?platform=hootsuite
Note that Department of Solar System Sciences covers solar physics and heliophysics researches.
29 Sep 2016
Position/Title: Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) postdoctoral position
Institutions: BAER Institute, Lockheed Martin Solar & Astrophysics Laboratory
A postdoctoral position is available within the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) project. This position is initially for 2 years, but can be extended to 3 years or more.
The IRIS small explorer was launched successfully in June 2013 and is focused on studying the physics of the interface region between the photosphere and corona. The IRIS science investigation combines a high-resolution ultraviolet spectrograph with advanced numerical modeling to study which types of non-thermal energy dominate in the chromosphere and beyond, how the chromosphere regulates the mass and energy supplied to the outer solar atmosphere, and how magnetic flux rises through the solar atmosphere and powers flares and coronal mass ejections.
The postdoctoral researcher will work with researchers at Lockheed Martin’s Solar & Astrophysics Laboratory (LMSAL, which leads the IRIS mission and is also involved in Hinode, SDO and STEREO), and be part of the IRIS team (see iris.lmsal.com for details). The work will involve a combination or subset of: analysis of IRIS data especially in combination with data from Hinode or SDO (e.g., inversions from spectropolarimetry or non-LTE spectral lines), calculation of advanced numerical radiative MHD simulations and non-LTE radiative transfer of the solar atmosphere, comparison between observations and numerical simulations. The candidate is also expected to assist in planning of IRIS science operations. Candidates should have a PhD (or expect to complete a PhD in the next 3 months) in solar physics, plasma physics or a closely related field. The applicant is expected to have experience in data analysis of solar data, and/or theoretical or numerical modeling.
The initial position is for a 2 year period and will start as soon as possible after October 3, 2016. The postdoctoral researcher will be employed by the Bay Area Environmental Research Institute. The salary range is $75 to $85K. The job benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance, a 403b defined contribution plan for which employer contributes 10% of gross salary, eligibility for participation in optional 403b tax-deferred annuity plan, 10 paid holidays, and a total of 3 weeks of vacation per year through accrual of 10 hours of vacation and 8 hours of sick-time per month.
Closing date for applications is 3 October, 2016. Submit resumes, a 1 – 2 page research statement and 2 letters (not just names) of reference to: The Bay Area Environmental Research Institute at: [email protected] Attention: Dr. Bart De Pontieu, Lockheed Martin Solar & Astrophysics Lab, 3251 Hanover St., Org. A021S, Bldg. 252, Palo Alto, CA 94304, [email protected], Phone 1-650-424-3094 / Fax 1-650-424-3994
More information can be found at: www.baeri.org
30 Sep 2016
This year’s JAXA call for young researchers participation in various JAXA projects and researches, including solar physics related themes (No. 12 and 13 in the theme list) can be found at global.jaxa.jp/about/employ/index.html
The application deadline is October 28th, 2016.
30 Sep 2016
The Solar Physics group at Northumbria University (Newcastle, UK) is advertising two fully-funded PhD studentships. The two projects are:
- Numerical models for solar partially-ionised plasmas: www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=72966&LID=2712
Enquiries regarding this studentship should be made to Dr Sergiy Shelyag: [email protected].
- The nature of solar plumes and their link to the solar wind: www.findaphd.com/search/projectdetails.aspx?PJID=76066
Enquiries regarding this studentship should be made to Dr James McLaughlin: [email protected].
Full details can be found on www.findaphd.com using the hyperlinks above. The positions are open for both EU and non-EU/international applicants.
Further information about the research group can be found here: www.northumbria.ac.uk/sun
The deadline for applications is 1 November 2016.
30 Sep 2016
The Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory (LMSAL) has an immediate opening for a physicist to support data analysis of existing science missions. These missions at LMSAL include the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO/AIA and HMI), Hinode (Solar Optical Telescope) and the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS). LMSAL is a department of the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Palo Alto, CA. The candidate’s duties are to pursue solar physics research using data from these missions or models related to them as well as to provide support for mission operations such as science planning and analysis and monitoring of calibration. The candidate is also encouraged to seek external funding in order to pursue individual research.
Applicants are expected to possess a PhD in heliophysics, astrophysics or similar scientific disciplines. Applicants for this position must possess excellent scientific skills with experience in solar data analysis, and experience with scripting languages including IDL (Interactive Data Language) or Python. Applicants should possess strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills. See job #365927BR at search.lockheedmartinjobs.com for more details.
30 Sep 2016
The Max Planck Society offers junior researchers the possibility to apply for a position as a Max Planck Research Group Leader in all areas of science. Leaders of these groups are appointed at the Institute of their choice at the associate professor level (W2 equivalent), and enjoy an independent status within the Institute. The groups are provided funds for personnel, equipment and running costs for five years, with the possibility of an extension. See www.mpg.de/career/max-planck-research-groups/applications
The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) encourages excellent early-career solar physicists to apply. The successful candidates will be hosted at the MPS either in the Solar Department (Sami Solanki) or in the Solar and Stellar Interiors Department (Laurent Gizon). The MPS is a leading institution in solar physics worldwide with ample experience in data analysis and interpretation and leading participations in many major solar space missions. The institute is located in Göttingen (Germany), a lively and scenic university town, in a brand new building.
The deadline for applications is October 26, 2016. Instructions are available at s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mmgv/ff_mprg_cpt_2016_in.nsf/portal The Max Planck Society is committed to equal opportunities and to employing individuals with disabilities and explicitly encourage them to apply.
20 Sep 2016
On behalf of the SOC and LOC, it is our privilege to invite you to attend the first China–Europe solar physics meeting to be held in Kunming, China, from May 15 to May 19, 2017. The meeting will be co-sponsored by Nanjing University, Yunnan Observatory, National Natural Science Foundation of China and Chinese academy of Sciences.
Solar physics is an important branch of astrophysics and space sciences, and is tightly related to the deep-space exploration, space environment, as well as other related fields. Europe has been playing a very important role in solar physics during the past century. In recent decades, scientists in China have made remarkable progress in the studies of solar physics, and promoted solar physics to be a relatively superior discipline of astrophysics in China. Over the last three decades, solar physicists in both Europe and China have worked together on a large variety of topics, yielding fruitful achievements and success. As an example, many bilateral meetings have been successfully organized since 1999, including four China–France solar physics meetings and two China–Germany solar physics meetings. In order to broaden the collaborations and to exchange scientific results between Chinese and European solar physicists, after several rounds of communications, both sides have reached an agreement on holding the serial China–Europe solar physics meetings every 2 or 3 years in China and European alternatively. It aims to strengthen the collaboration between European and Chinese scientists, in particular among young scientists. This will not only promote the development of solar physics in China and Europe, but will greatly contribute to the development of solar physics world-wide as well.
The SOC has set broad objectives for this meeting, to allow participants to explore each of the thematic elements, from the solar photosphere to the corona, from flares, CMEs to the small scale activities, as well as solar instrumentations. We believe that the meeting will open a new era for the collaboration between solar physicists in China and Europe. Kunming is a beautiful city, which is called The Spring City of China. We hope that you feel completely at home in Kunming, as we will try our best to provide warm hospitality.
We extend the warmest welcome to you all, and hope that you’ll enjoy the first China–Europe solar physics meeting.
More information about the meeting can be find at: cespm2017.csp.escience.cn/dct/page/1
Look forward to meeting you next year in the Spring City.
Co-chair of the SOC
Chair of the LOC
28 Sep 2016
We remind that the call for abstracts for the 4th SOLARNET Meeting “The physics of the Sun from the interior to the outer atmosphere” is currently open till the deadline of the 16th of October, 2016. The meeting will take place in Arrecife, Lanzarote (Spain) on Jan 16 – 20, 2017.
The meeting is organized by SOLARNET, an EU-FP7 project coordinated by IAC with the aim of bringing together and integrating the major European research infrastructures in the field of high-resolution solar physics.
The scientific program will include the following topics:
- Solar internal structure from helioseismology
- Solar cycle: convection, rotation, dynamo, and flux emergence
- Theoretical radiative transfer and spectropolarimetry
- Photospheric dynamics and magnetism;
- Chromospheric dynamics and magnetism;
- Corona and transition region: dynamics, magnetic fields and heating mechanisms
- Energetic events, flares and CMEs and space weather
- Upcoming telescopes and instruments
- Science with the future EST/li>
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. A limited amount of financial resources is available to grant travel support. The deadline to request the support is 1st of October, 2016.
The web page of the meeting contains an important update regarding the reservation of accommodation: www.iac.es/congreso/solarnet-4meeting/
Lanzarote in January is a very requested touristic destination, so please book your accommodation as soon as possible to be able to take advantage of the discount rates.
30 Sep 2016
Space weather is increasingly recognised as an international challenge faced by several communities. The ability to understand, monitor and forecast the space weather of the Earth and the heliosphere is of paramount importance for our high-technology society and for the current rapid developments in knowledge and exploration within our Solar System.
To discuss this important area of research we invite you to the IAU Symposium 335: Space Weather of the Heliosphere: Processes and Forecasts. The symposium will be held at the University of Exeter, UK, from 17 – 21 July 2017.
Key Topics of the Scientific Program are the following:
* Solar drivers and activity levels
* Solar wind and heliosphere
* Impact on terrestrial and planetary environments
* Long-term trends and predictions for space weather
* Challenges and strategy plans for Earth and the heliosphere
* Forecasting models
* Space weather monitoring, instrumentation, data and services
You can pre-register your interest in this exciting conference today, before registration formally opens in January 2017. The deadline for the submission of abstracts and for financial support will be 27 February 2017. The deadline for early registration will be 20 April 2017.
The IAU Symposium will have dedicated Conference Proceedings. First details including the lists of provisional invited speakers and public lecturers, information about location, scientific excursions, social events, costs, and travel can be found on the symposium website.
A parallel Education Programme will also take place, and a limited number of rooms are available to use for breakout sessions. Please email the Local Organising Committee at [email protected] for information on these opportunities.
We look forward to welcoming you in Exeter next year!
On behalf of the IAU Symposium 335 Organising Committees,
The Scientific Organising Committee:
Claire Foullon (Chair), Olga Malandraki (Co-chair), Zouhair Benkhaldoun, Francesco Berrilli, Anil Bhardwaj, Allan Sacha Brun, Norma Bock Crosby, Sergio Dasso, Alina Donea, Hans Haubold, Hermann Opgenoorth, Patricia Reiff, Kazuo Shiokawa, Ilya Usoskin, Jingxiu Wang, David Webb
The Local Organising Committee:
Claire Foullon (Chair), Mitchell Berger (Co-chair), David Jackson (Co-chair), Mark Baldwin, Alice Mills, David Strange
01 May 2015
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