Category Archives: Newsletter-4-2014

December 2-3, 2014 — 15th MHD Days 2014, Potsdam, Germany

(from Rainer Arlt, Germany)

15th MHD Days 2014Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam December 2-3, 2014 ——————————————– 

Scope and Goals

The meeting intends to bring together astrophysical problems with magnetic fields, general issues of magnetohydrodynamics, plasma physics and liquid-metal developments. The conference focus is on theoretical studies including simulations but is open to observational and experimental results from the fields mentioned. This year the MHD Days will take place at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam.

It’s the 15th in a series of meetings which will be specially held in honour of Prof. Guenther Ruediger who initiated the MHD Days and whose 70th birthday will take place in late 2014.


A registration form including a suggestion for your talk title is available at the website


We plan to start in the morning of Tuesday, December 2, with a few key note talks on dynamos, instabilities and differential rotation and continue in the afternoon with contributed talks. We will continue with contributed talks on Wednesday, Dec 3, to exchange as many news as possible.

With best regards,

Rainer Arlt

April 15-17, 2015 — 3rd International Workshop on measuring Techniques for Liquid Metal Flows (MTLM2015), Dresden, Germany

(from Sven Eckert, Germany)

Dear ladies and gentlemen,

we would like to announce the third international workshop on measuring techniques for liquid metal flows (MTLM2015) in Dresden, April 15-17, 2015. 

The goal of the workshop is to assess the state-of-the-art in the field of measuring techniques for liquid metal flows, to identify the demand and requirements arising from various applications, to share knowledge with students and engineers recently involved in the respective fields, to stimulate the discussion between the involved teams, and to trigger new innovative developments or co-operations. We want to bring together developers of different kinds of flow diagnostics and potential users from industry, research institutes and universities.

Important dates:

  • Submission of abstracts: December 20, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: January 20, 2015
  • Preliminary programme: February 01, 2015
  • Registration opens: February 01, 2015


Sven Eckert, Thomas Wondrak

HZDR, Dresden, Germany

PhD Position at University of Greenwich, UK

PhD Studentship: 2014-2016

(PGRO Ref. VCS-ACH-12-14_2)

University of Greenwich, UK


Title: ‘Contactless acoustic wave generation in a melt by electromagnetic induction’



A new electromagnetic induction technique is being developed to produce ultrasonic vibration in liquid metal for grain refinement and nano-particle dispersion in metal matrix composites. The PhD student will assist in the development, testing and validation of the software to simulate the electromagnetic, induced sound and velocity fields. The student will have the opportunity to examine the feasibility of these concepts, supported by experiments performed by partners on the large scale EU project EXOMET (FP7-NMP3-LA-2012-280421). Knowledge in fluid dynamics, electrodynamics and programming skills (FORTRAN, Matlab) are required.


For further information please contact the supervisors: Prof Koulis Pericleous,, or Dr Valdis Bojarevics,

 For additional information about the studentship and links to the application form please go to: 

 The application form should be completed and returned to: and include: a comprehensive CV and a one page covering letter explaining your interest in the project and how it relates to past experience and present motivations. Attachments should be in PDF format. 

The closing date for applications is Noon 31st October 2014


Please see the original advert document here:  PhD advert Grenwich

October 12-16, 2015 — EPM 2015 Conference in Cannes, France


We are please to announce that the next EPM conference will be held

from 12 October  to  16 October 2015.
The conference will be hosted by Hotel Majestic Barriere, one of the most famous hotels of the French Riviera.

Further questions can be asked at :

Looking forward to see you in Cannes.

The EPM2015 organizing committee

see website

On Friday a sightseeing tour will be organized.

The website of the conference is under work.

for the organizing committee

Jacqueline ETAY