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Volume XXVI, Issue 2


Table of Contents

1. JGR-Space Physics Editor Blog Monthly Highlights

2. MEETING: 14th International Conference on Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows (ASTRONUM-2019), July 1-5, 2019, Paris, France

3. MEETING: FReSWeD 2019: Towards Future Research on Space Weather Drivers (July 2–7, 2019; San Juan, Argentina) – Reminder and Deadline Extension

4. Space Weather Research in the Digital Age and Across the Full Data Lifecycle

5. JOB OPENING: Solar Physics Postdoctoral Fellow – ID# 19025

6. JOB OPENING: Postdoctoral Fellow in Space Physics, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's, NL, Canada

7. Announcing RHESSI Nuggets


Announcement Submission Website: http://goo.gl/forms/qjcm4dDr4g


JGR-Space Physics Editor Blog Monthly Highlights

From: Mike Liemohn (liemohn at umich.edu)

Here are my end-of-year posts summarizing some of the recent quantitative highlights of the journal.  I am now in my sixth and final year as Editor in Chief.

Three posts on statistics about the journal: 

Main Website:   http://liemohnjgrspace.wordpress.com/


MEETING: 14th International Conference on Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows (ASTRONUM-2019), July 1-5, 2019, Paris, France

From: Nikolai Pogorelov (nikolai.pogorelov at uah.edu)

The Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research at The University of Alabama in Huntsville and Maison de la Simulation (CEA/CNRS/UPS/UVSQ), France will organize ASTRONUM-2019 – the 14th International Conference on Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows in Paris, France, on 1 – 5  July, 2019. 

The conference will cover the following topics: (1) Advanced numerical methods for space and astrophysical flows; (2) Large-scale fluid-based, kinetic, and hybrid simulations; (3) Turbulence and cosmic ray transport; (4) Magneto-hydrodynamics; (5) Software packages for modeling and analyzing plasma flows/visualization with the application to (1) Physics of the Sun-Heliosphere-Magnetosphere; (2) Interstellar medium and star formation; (3) Cosmology and galaxy formation; (4) Dynamo effect; (5) Stellar Physics. 

The conference will be structured around invited, 40-minute keynote and 25-minute regular talks, and a limited number of contributed talks, with the attempt to have no parallel sessions. The conference web site is http://irfu.cea.fr/ASTRONUM2019/. Please, check it frequently for the useful information about the conference venue, registration, and means of transportation, etc. E-mail inquiries about the meeting should be directed to Nikolai.Pogorelov at uah.edu and Edouard.Audit at cea.fr.


MEETING: FReSWeD 2019: Towards Future Research on Space Weather Drivers (July 2–7, 2019; San Juan, Argentina) – Reminder and Deadline Extension

From: Hebe Cremades (hebe.cremades at frm.utn.edu.ar)

We would like to remind you that the deadline for requesting partial financial support is set for 18 January 2019 and approaching fast. In addition, we would like to announce that the deadline for early bird-registration has been extended to 31 January. Please note that if you plan to participate in the eclipse excursion, it is required that you register during the early-bird dates and pay the registration fees to secure your place and those of your accompanying persons for transportation to observe the eclipse.

Abstract submission deadline is 22 March 2019.

Early-bird registration and abstract submission can be found at:

Partial financial support can be requested at:

Please verify your registration status at http://www.iafe.uba.ar/freswed2019/participants.html
You can check important dates at: http://www.iafe.uba.ar/freswed2019/dates.html
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at freswed2019 at iafe.uba.ar

Cristina Mandrini, Hebe Cremades, and  Carlos Francile,
On behalf of FReSWeD SOC and LOC


Space Weather Research in the Digital Age and Across the Full Data Lifecycle

From: Ryan McGranaghan, Enrico Camporeale, Anastasios Anastasiadis, Manolis Georgoulis (ryan.mcgranaghan at gmail.com)

Please consider submitted your fantastic work to help define the next generation of Space Weather research, being highlighted in an exciting journal topical issue: "Space Weather research in the Digital Age and across the full data lifecycle "!

The topical issue will appear in The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (JSWSC) in 2019 and submission is now open. For a full description of the topical issue, relevant information, and manuscript submission link please visit https://bit.ly/2CerJWZ. 

We are eager to highlight your cutting-edge research, so please get in touch with your questions, thoughts, and manuscripts. 

Topical Editor-in-Chief (T-EiC):
- Ryan McGranaghan, Atmospheric and Space Technology Research Associates (ASTRA), Boulder CO; rmcgranaghan at astraspace.net

Topical Editors:
- Enrico Camporeale, Center for Mathematics and Computer Science, Amsterdam; e.camporeale at cwi.nl
- Anastasios Anastasiadis, Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications & Remote Sensing, National Observatory of Athens, Greece; anastasi at noa.gr
- Manolis Georgoulis, Academy of Athens, Greece; manolis.georgoulis at academyofathens.gr

For questions regarding this topical issue, please contact the T-EiC.
For questions concerning the submission process the Editorial Office (jswsc at edpsciences.org) should be contacted.


JOB OPENING: Solar Physics Postdoctoral Fellow – ID# 19025

From: Taylor Chang (www.rcuh_recruitment at rcuh.com)

Institute for Astronomy.  Non-Regular, Full-Time, Limited Term (Up to two (2) years in duration with possibility of extension for an additional year), RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Institute for Astronomy (IfA), located in Pukalani, Maui, Hawai‘i.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.  

DUTIES:  Participates in several NASA-grant research projects that study the solar active region magnetic fields and their relation to solar eruptive events. Performs extrapolation modeling to understand the magnetic field evolution and the structure of magnetic flux ropes. Assists with the development of a new data-driven model of the coronal magnetic field. Pursues collaborative and independent research in solar physics. Publishes articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presents results at conferences.  

REQUIRES:  PhD from an accredited college or university in Physics, Astronomy, or related field. (PhD candidates may apply but must submit evidence of PhD completion upon hire).  One to three (1-3) years of research experience in solar physics or related field, with at least one (1) first-authored, peer-reviewed article in credited scientific journals.  Scientific background in solar physics.  Proficiency in scientific programming with Interactive Data Language (IDL) and/or Python, and C and/or Fortran. Demonstrated ability to analyze solar data. Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research and collaborate with colleagues. 

INQUIRIES:  Dr. Xudong Sun 573-9513 (Maui).  
CLOSING DATE: February 15, 2019 or until filled. Applications received after this deadline may be considered only if the position is not filled or up to the date a selection has been approved by the RCUH (whichever comes first).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s), 5) Statement of research interest, 6) List of publications. In addition, candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to RCUH via email to rcuh_employment at rcuh.com by the closing date. All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to rcuh_employment at rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872.   

Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.


JOB OPENING: Postdoctoral Fellow in Space Physics, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's, NL, Canada

From: Danny Summers (dsummers at mun.ca)

A position of Postdoctoral Fellow in Space Physics is available in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's, Canada. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in space physics, plasma physics, or related field. Experience is required in one or more of the following: radiation belt physics, Earth's magnetosphere, solar wind, planetary magnetospheres, kinetic theory, MHD, computer simulations. Initial appointment is for one year, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and budget. Please send letter of application, statement of research interests and CV, and have at least three letters of reference sent, to Professor Danny Summers, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's, NL, Canada A1C 5S7.


Announcing RHESSI Nuggets

From: Hugh Hudson (hhudson at ssl.berkeley.edu)

No. 342, the first of 2019: “The Interesting RHESSI/SAS Archive”, by Hugh Hudson and Martin Fivian. The full mission database shows RHESSI to have been very stable geometrically.

Three Nuggets in December 2018:

No. 341, “Homologous White Light Solar Flares”, by Paolo Roman and Abouazza Elmhamdi. Homologous white-light flares, in rapid succession, and coronal null points.

No. 340, “The Flight of FOXSI-3”, by Lindsay Glesener and Noriyuki Narukage. Single-photon counting and direct focusing across hard and soft X-ray energies.

No. 339, “Stellar Flares and Starspots”, by Lauren Doyle. Stellar flares don’t spatially match their starspots.

In 2018 we had 28 Nuggets, ranging over a wide variety of HXR-themed solar research matters, and welcome more for 2019. See 

http://sprg.ssl.berkeley.edu/~tohban/wiki/index.php/RHESSI_Science_Nuggets, listing the current series, 2008-present, and

http://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.


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