Through this letter, we solicit input from the community as to which data exist that you feel merit consideration for preservation, the current state of those data (e.g. digitized or not) or of any associated metadata, and their current location.
You can provide your input via this web form: goo.gl/forms/lphoIfquXRtvSfrm2
Co-Chair, IAU Inter-Division B-E WG on Coordination of Synoptic Observations of the Sun
On behalf of the informal working group on historical astronomy data, which includes Elizabeth Griffin, Joan Burkepile, Valentín M. Pillet, Sarah Gibson, David Webb, Frédéric Clette, Jim Hesser, Andres Muñoz-Jaramillo, Peter Stetson, Frank Hill, Rick Bogart, and Dana Longcope.
For this application period, a junior scientist is defined as someone who has completed her or his PhD studies between 2013 and 2018 in some branch of astronomy, is in the initial phase of the career of a professional researcher, and has the prospect of becoming a professional researcher in astronomy. Junior members may remain in that category for a period not exceeding six years.
If the applicant resides in the U.S., the application can be found at www.iau.org/submissions/juniormembershipapplication/3btzvf8qa6do/
Otherwise, the applicant should contact their national representative for information on how to apply (www.iau.org/administration/membership/national/).
If the applicant resides in a country which is not a National Member of the IAU they may request to be nominated by one of the IAU Division Presidents. If the applicant wishes to follow this route for Division E, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re looking for a volunteer to work with AGU to manage the SPA section website. AGU is happy to provide training and guidance on accessing/editing our AGU-hosted webpage and the SPA leadership will be grateful for an improved and updated website.
This database will contain all data from all instruments for the 4 synoptic programs running daily at the telescope. All data are open to the community. Some inverted (level 2) data may also be made available for select observations.
Please provide any feedback on data types, or suggestions of modifications to the synoptic program, to email@example.com
Dr. Nicole Vilmer (Observatoire Paris—Meudon): Solar Electron acceleration and propagation as revealed by X-ray and radio diagnostics; Wed, 2018 Nov. 28 at 14:00 UT.
THE FOLLOWING TALK
To be announced.
HOW TO CONNECT
The Webinar uses the Cisco Webex service available at NJIT (link to connect: njit.webex.com/njit/j.php?MTID=mcb6f3cb75b5e6b62bbbcbba16d36e963; meeting # 924 797 400) and is coordinated by Dr. Gregory Fleishman.
For details, see the SPW-GR web page www.ioffe.ru/LEA/SF_AR/webinar_about.html
Subject to change; visit the SPW-GR web page www.ioffe.ru/LEA/SF_AR/webinar.html
For those who are interested in this position, please contact ISEE researchers related to your topic. The list of the ISEE staff is available at www.isee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/en/members.html
Application deadline: 5:00 PM JST on Thursday, December 20, 2018
We study space plasma physics, solar/stellar physics, and space weather. New PhD projects will focus on one of several areas:
This is a two-year position with the possibility of an extension to a third year. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in Space Physics, Physics, Astronomy, or appropriate similar fields obtained within the last five years, or soon to be completed. They should have demonstrated ability to pursue independent research and work as a member of a team, as well as a strong record of publication and presentation.
The FINESST solicitation replaces the 2019 call for new NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowships. No currently funded NESSF awards will be impacted by the transition to the new solicitation and universities should continue to request funding on behalf of existing NESSF grants via the NESSF19R solicitation.
The FINESST solicitation and awards will have the following properties, consistent with normal grants under 2 CFR 200:
In the future, rather than continue FINESST as a separate funding announcement, SMD expects to add this graduate opportunity as a cross-divisional appendix to SMD's omnibus research solicitation, "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science (ROSES)". It is anticipated that this change will start with ROSES-2020.
FINESST proposals are due 11:59PM Eastern on February 1, 2019
NESSF19R proposals are due 11:59PM Eastern on March 15, 2019
Send questions by email to: HQ-FINESST@mail.nasa.gov
FINESST questions and responses, with identifying information removed, will be posted on the NSPIRES page for FINESST-2019.
Any NESSF19R questions and responses, with identifying information removed, will be posted on the NSPIRES page for NESSF19R.
The selected candidate will develop her/his PhD thesis at the IAC having Prof. Javier Trujillo Bueno and
Dr. Tanausú del Pino Alemán as thesis advisors.
Title: Ultraviolet Spectropolarimetry: Opening a New Diagnostic Window in Solar and Stellar Physics
The duration of the contract will be for a period of 4 years.
The deadline for receiving applications is 2018 November 18.
For information on the PhD research project and instructions on how to apply, please visit www.iac.es/info.php?op1=26&id=766&lang=en
For additional information on the PhD research project, please contact Javier Trujillo Bueno (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The department has particular strengths in Solar Physics and Space Weather, but we will also consider high-quality applications in any relevant area. For more information about the Group, visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/academic-departments/mathematics-physics-and-electrical-engineering/research/solar-physics/ For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Professor James McLaughlin, Director of Research, on email@example.com
The deadline for applications is 9th December 2018.
The job advert can be found at:
The aim of the project is to combine competences and expertise in the fields of the generation and transfer of polarized radiation in magnetized plasmas, atomic physics, spectropolarimetry, computational sciences and high-performance computing (HPC). The goal is to develop novel accurate and robust parallel solution methods for the radiative transfer (RT) problem for polarized radiation in realistic three-dimensional (3D) models of the solar atmosphere, taking into account the effects of correlations between the incoming and outgoing photons in the scattering events (PRD effects, from partial frequency redistribution).
Starting from the radiative transfer code PORTA (Stepan & Trujillo Bueno 2013; A&A, 557, 143), the IAC post-doc will mainly focus on the development and application of a novel 3D radiative transfer code for modeling, by means of massively parallel supercomputers, the spectral line polarization produced by the joint action of anisotropic radiation pumping and the Hanle and Zeeman effects in the solar atmosphere, taking PRD effects into account. The selected candidate will closely interact with the scientists and post-docs working in all the institutes involved in the project. Moreover, she/he will also benefit from scientific collaborations with the POLMAG group of the IAC (see www.iac.es/proyecto/polmag/ ).
The contract is expected to start in 2019 (exact starting date to be negotiated) and it will end at the conclusion of the Sinergia project (30.09.2022). Subsequently, it may be further extended for a total duration of four years.
Deadline for receiving applications is 2019 January 7.
For scientific enquiries please contact Javier Trujillo Bueno.
The announcement, with the information on how to apply, can be found at www.iac.es/info.php?op1=26&id=769
The aim of the project is to combine competences and expertise in the fields of theoretical and numerical spectropolarimetry, computational sciences, and high-performance computing, in order to develop novel accurate and robust parallel solution methods for the radiative transfer problem for polarized radiation in three-dimensional models of the solar atmosphere, taking partial frequency redistribution effects into account.
The IRSOL post-doc will mainly focus on the theoretical aspects of the problem, and on the application of the newly developed methods and techniques on specific problems of interest. The selected candidate will closely interact with the scientists and post-docs working in all the institutes involved in the project.
The contract is expected to begin in early 2019 (exact date to be negotiated) and it will end at the conclusion of the Sinergia project (30.09.2022). Subsequently, it can be further extended up to a total duration of four years. The activity of the candidate will be subject to annual revisions.
The announcement, with the information on how to apply, can be found at www.irsol.ch/jobs/
Deadline for receiving applications is January 7, 2019.
To be eligible for the fellowship, the student must be enrolled full-time in a university graduate program having common interest with HAO research goals. HAO Newkirk Fellowships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, scientific potential, and compatibility of student interest in current HAO research pursuits.
The application deadline for fellowships starting in 2019 is January 18, 2019.
Please see www2.hao.ucar.edu/partnerships/visitor-program/newkirk-fellowship for details on eligibility, financial support, and the application process. Contact Caitlyn Quinn Erdesz (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Matthias Rempel (email@example.com) for further information.
We have the great pleasure to invite you to Space Climate 7
to be held at Auberge Estrimont, Canton Orford, in the mountains east of Montreal, in Quebec, Canada, on July 8 – 11, 2019, just before the IAGA meeting (during early IUGG) in Montreal.
Details on venue, registration, scientific program and accommodation is available at the meeting website craq-astro.ca/spaceclimate7/
For questions related to the meeting, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the number of attendees will be limited to 120 because of the meeting venue.
Welcome to Space Climate 7 in Orford !
Paul Charbonneau (LOC chair)
Cassandra Bolduc (LOC vice-chair)
Kalevi Mursula (SOC chair)
Ilya Usoskin (SOC vice-chair)
To commemorate the 60th birthday of Professor Axel Brandenburg we are pleased to invite you to our symposium: “Turbulence & magnetic fields – from the early universe to late-type stars”
April 1st to April 5th 2019.
The venue is the magnificent lakeside hotel Gustavelund, Lake Tuusula, southern Finland.
The preliminary programme shall include:
We anticipate registration between 300€ and 400€, subject to numbers and financial subsidies. We hope also to be able to include subsidies for individuals in financial need, so please register and contact email@example.com enquiring about possible financial assistance.
Registration shall cover meeting costs, daily meeting coffee breaks and lunch, Symposium Dinner, social sauna and excursions. Accommodation shall be at the venue, 105€ per single room per night (125€ twin sharing).
... just south of Järvenpää, where Axel and his wife Sirkka lived, while doing his PhD in Helsinki 1986 and 1990. Nearby attractions include Ainola, 8 km north of Gustavelund.
Recent groundbreaking developments in the world of artificial intelligence and data mining techniques provide a unique opportunity for improving our understanding of the heliospheric environment.
The goal of this first ML-Helio conference is to leverage the advancements happening in disciplines such as machine learning, deep learning, statistical analysis, system identification, and information theory, in order to address long-standing questions and enable a higher scientific return on the wealth of available heliospheric data.
We aim at bringing together a cross-disciplinary research community: physicists in solar, heliospheric, magnetospheric, and aeronomy fields as well as computer and data scientists. ML-Helio will focus on the development of data science techniques needed to tackle fundamental problems in space weather forecasting, inverse estimation of physical parameters, automatic event identification, feature detection and tracking, times series analysis of dynamical systems, combination of physics-based model with machine learning techniques, surrogate models and uncertainty quantification.
The conference will consists of classic-style lectures, complemented by hands-on tutorials on Python tools and data resources available to the heliophysics machine learning community.
In order to help us organize a conference better tailored towards the needs of the communities, we encourage you to register your interest and submit suggestions on goo.gl/forms/MEbDKQ4NrduMl32H2
On behalf of the SOC,
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