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Volume XXIII, Issue 37

Editor: Peter Chi
Co-Editor: Guan Le
Distribution Support: Sharon Uy, Marjorie Sowmendran, Todd King, Kevin Addison
E-mail: editor at igpp.ucla.edu


Table of Contents

1. MEETING: IAUS 328: Living around Active Stars, 17-21 October 2016, Maresias, Brazil

2. MEETING: 15th European Solar Physics Meeting - Early Announcement

3. Monday Science Telecon, July 18

4. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics: Special Issue on “Expected Evolution of Solar Activity in the Following Decades”



MEETING: IAUS 328: Living around Active Stars, 17-21 October 2016, Maresias, Brazil

From: Dibyendu Nandi (dnandi at iiserkol.ac.in)

International Astronomical Union Symposium 328

Living around Active Stars
17-21 October, 2016
Maresias, SP, Brazil

Second Announcement

The variable activity of stars such as the Sun is mediated via stellar magnetic fields, radiative and energetic particle fluxes, stellar winds and magnetic storms. This activity influences planetary atmospheres, climate and habitability. Studies of this intimate relationship between the parent star, its astrosphere (i.e., the equivalent of the heliosphere) and the planets that it hosts have reached a certain level of maturity within our own Solar System – fuelled both by advances in theoretical modelling and a host of satellites that observe the Sun-Earth system. In conjunction, the first attempts are being made to characterize the interactions between stars and planets and their coupled evolution, which have relevance for habitability and the search for habitable planets. This Symposium will bring together scientists from diverse, interdisciplinary scientific areas such as solar, stellar and planetary physics, atmospheric and climate physics and astrobiology to review the current state of our understanding of solar and stellar environments.  The Symposium is expected to fertilize exchange of ideas and identify outstanding issues – tackling which necessitates coordinated scientific efforts across disciplines. Scientific themes of the Symposium and an updated list of invited speakers are available at the conference website. 

This is the second and final call for abstract submission and registration by the deadline: 

Abstract submission deadline: 31 July 2016
Early Registration deadline: 31 July 2016
Further details, including registration, abstract submission, and accommodation information are available at the conference website:


We look forward to hosting you in Maresias, Brazil.

Scientific Organizing Committee: Dibyendu Nandi (Chair), Sarah Gibson (Co-Chair), Pascal Petit (Co-Chair), Margit Haberreiter, Emre Isik, Heidi Korhonen, Kanya Kusano, Duncan Mackay, Cristina Mandrini, Allan Sacha-Brun, Adriana Valio, Aline Vidotto, David Webb

Local Organizing Committee: Adriana Valio (Chair), Gustavo Guerrero (Co-Chair), Alisson Dal Lago, Jorge Melendez, Emilia Correia, Caius L. Selhorst

Contact: iaustars328 at gmail.com


MEETING: 15th European Solar Physics Meeting - Early Announcement

From: Istvan Ballai (i.ballai at sheffield.ac.uk)

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to announce that the 15th European Solar Physics Meeting will be held in Budapest (Hungary), during the week of 04-08 September, 2017. Some preliminary information about the meeting can be found at http://astro.elte.hu/ESPM-15/

Further announcements will be made in due course.

Best wishes
Istvan Ballai & Emese Forgacs-Dajka
(On behalf of the Local Organising Committee)


Monday Science Telecon, July 18

From: David Sibeck (david.g.sibeck at nasa.gov)

At 12:00 noon EST on Monday (July 18), we plan to hold the next in our ongoing series of science telecoms. The speaker this Monday will be Haoming Liang from UCLA. The topic will be “Entry-Related Oxygen Acceleration during Magnetotail Reconnection".

The telecom will be broadcast live via webex. If you would like to join, please
go to http://uclaigpp.webex.com/, search for the ‘Dayside Science' meeting, enter your name and contact information, and then the meeting password, which is Substorm1!

To hear the audio, do not dial the number that pops up on the webex website. Instead, please dial the following toll free (in the United States) number:
with passcode 901533

Please remember to mute your telephone if you are not speaking.

Looking forward to speaking with you.


Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics: Special Issue on “Expected Evolution of Solar Activity in the Following Decades”

From: Katya Georgieva (kgeorg at bas.bg)

VarSITI (Variability of the Sun and Its Terrestrial Impact – www.varsiti.org) is the current 5-year scientific program of the Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP). One of its four projects is SEE – Solar Evolution and Extrema. Among the main questions which the project seeks to answer, are: “Are we at the verge of a new grand minimum? If not, what is the expectation for cycle 25? For the next few decades, what can we expect in terms of extreme solar flares and storms, and also absence of activity? Another Carrington event? What is the largest solar eruption/flare possible? What is the expectation for periods with absence of activity?”

A forum on “Expected Evolution of Solar Activity in the Following Decades” was jointly organized by the VarSITI SEE project and the International Space Science Institute in Bern, Switzerland (issibern.ch) in March 2016. A special issue of the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics will include papers based on the presentations at this forum, as well as other contributions related to its topics (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-atmospheric-and-solar-terrestrial-physics/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-expected-evolution-of-solar-activity-in-the).

As for other VarSITI related JASTP special issues, “promotional access” will be provided which includes:
- no publishing fees for the authors;
- each paper will be free to download for everyone for 9 months after it has been published online;
- authors will be allowed to share a revised personal version of their paper to their institutional or personal website which would help the research to be widely available beyond the promotional access period.

Guest Editors
Vladimir Obridko (SEE project co-leader) – obridko at mail.ru, IZMIRAN, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia – managing guest editor
Katya Georgieva (VarSITI co-chair) – katyageorgieva at msn.com, Space Research and Technology Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Kristof Petrovay – K.Petrovay at astro.elte.hu, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Alexander Kosovichev – akosovichev at solar.stanford.edu, Stanford University, USA

Submission Window Open: Sep 1st, 2016
Submission Deadline: Feb 1st, 2017
Acceptance Deadline:  Aug 1st, 2017


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