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16-11-2017: Fifty years after Roberts’ MHD: Dynamos and planetary flows today (PHR17)

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from Andrew Jackson (ETH Zurich)

 

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of the seminal work “An Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics” (Longman’s, 1967)
by P.H. Roberts, there will be a 2 day conference in London.

This conference will take place at the Royal Astronomical Society, Piccadilly, London on 16-17 November, 2017.

The honoured guest will be
Paul Roberts FRS

 

 

 

 

 

who will also speak.

It is fifty years since Paul Roberts FRS set down the fundamentals of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) in his seminal book. New results have recently emerged from numerical dynamos, theoretical analyses, planetary missions to Mercury and Jupiter and liquid metal experiments. Here we wish to bring together theoreticians, numericists and experimentalists to discuss the frontiers of dynamo theory and fluid flows in
planetary contexts.

There will be a series of invited talks.

Financial support
In order for Research Students and Early Career Postdocs to attend, there is a limited number
of registration waivers available. Please write to  A Jackson with a short case for support by 11 August.

Poster submissions are requested (limited in number due to space), on all topics concerned with fluid dynamics and MHD.
These can be submitted at the same time as registration.

More details can be found on the website
jupiter.ethz.ch/~ajackson/phr17/phr17.html

Contact for queries: ajackson(at)ethz.ch

The meeting is organised with the support of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Andrew Jackson (ETH Zurich)
Jonathan Aurnou (UCLA)

ETH ZürichInstitut für Geophysik

Sonneggstrasse 5

CH-8092 Zürich

Switzerland

 

 

Research Associate Position in Coventry

Research Associate – Flow Measurement and Fluid Mechanics Research Centre

Coventry University

Fixed Term for 23 months

An EPSRC-funded, postdoctoral Research Associate position is available at Coventry University working on the transition to turbulence in non-Newtonian shear flows. The successful applicant will work with Dr Chris Pringle with the aim of adapting already existing numerical tools from the Newtonian problem, and developing entirely new ones.

Experiments on shear thinning pipe flow have observed the development of asymmetry at moderate Reynolds numbers. Attempts to explain this and its role in transition have so far had limited success. This project will seek to apply fully nonlinear techniques to the problem including exact solution tracking and nonlinear optimisation methods similar to those used successfully for Newtonian flows.

The successful applicant should have: a PhD (or be about to submit one) in fluid dynamics, applied mathematics or a similar discipline; a strong background in mathematical and numerical modelling; and an ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Experience of the above nonlinear techniques is desirable. You should be able to communicate technical material to both academics and non-academics. You will be expected to integrate into the growing fluid dynamics group, within the Research Centre in Flow Measurement and Fluid Mechanics, participating in regular seminars and adding to the collegiate environment and you may be asked to help develop student research skills.

For an informal discussion on the position please contact Dr Chris Pringle directly, on chris.pringle@coventry.ac.uk.

 

23-10-2017: International Conference on Magneto-Science 2017

October 23- 27, 2017: International Conference on Magneto-Science 2017

The international Conference on Magneto-Science 2017 (ICMS 2017) will be held on October 23- 27, 2017, Reims, France. First conference on Magneto-Science was held in 2005 (Yokohama).

The success at Yokohama was followed by conferences at Hiroshima in 2007, Nijimegen in 2009, Shanghai and Xi’an in 2011, Bordeaux in 2013 and Matsumoto in 2015

ICMS 2017 will cover magnetic field effects on materials and processes in physics, chemistry, and biology, especially from the view point of “Colloids and Interface Science”. Topics and keywords are as follows.

Papers on the following topics are welcome:

  • Magnetic processing of materials ;
  • Magnetic control of structures, properties, and functions ;
  • Chemical reactions and processes under magnetic fields ;
  • Analytical aspect of magnetic fields ;
  • Magnetic separation science and technology ;
  • Interactions between water systems and magnetic fields ;
  • Colloids and interface science under magnetic fields ;
  • Magnetic levitation and microgravity ;
  • Generation and application of various magnetic fields ;
  • Others relating to magnetics and magnetic fields.

The registration fee (early registration – Full participants : 600 EURStudents : 400 EUR) includes all conference sessions, congress materials, and include welcome cocktail, banquet and excursion to Epernay and cellars.

Important date : submission of abstractsJuly 8, 2017

Supporting organization:

Université de Reims Champagne Ardenne

International Organizing Committee of ICMS 

International scientific committee:

  • Eric Beaugnon (Grenoble, France), Chairperson
  • Noriyuki Hirota (Tsukuba, Japan), Vice Chairperson
  • Andreas Bund (Dresden, Germany)
  • Peter C. M. Christianen (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  • Richard J. A. Hill (Nottingham, UK)
  • Peter J. Hore (Oxford, UK)
  • Tsunehisa Kimura (Kyoto, Japan)
  • Sumio Ozeki (Matsumoto, Japan)
  • Zhongming Ren (Shanghai, China)
  • Justin Schwartz (Tallahassee, USA)
  • Peng Shang (Xian, China)
  • Dmitri V. Stass (Novosibirsk, Russia)
  • James M. Valles, Jr. (Providence, USA)

International advisory board of ICMS:

  • Michael D. Coey (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Jan Kees Maan (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  • Yoshifumi Tanimoto (Osaka, Japan)
  • James Torbet (Grenoble, France)
  • Robert F. Tournier (Grenoble, France)
  • Hitoshi Wada (Kashiwa, Japan)
  • Masuhiro Yamaguchi (Yokohama, Japan)

Local organizing committe :

  • Jean-Paul Chopart (Reims, France), Organizer
  • Anne-Lise Daltin (Reims, France), Vice-organizer
  • Noriyuki Hirota (Tsukuba, Japan)
  • Iwao Mogi (Sendai, Japan)
  • Martine Noël (Reims, France)
  • Jean-Marc Patat (Reims, France)
  • Ophélie Riou (Reims, France)
  • Mathilde Stübner (Reims, France)

 

Further information on the following website : – www.univ-reims.fr/minisite_140/home/icms2017-in-reims,20366,35041.html

Registration : – www.univ-reims.fr/minisite_140/register/register,21053,35075.html

Any question mail to icms2017@univ-reims.fr

 

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Thanks,

Best regards,

Anne-Lise DALTIN

Issue #1, 2017

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  1. INTERNATIONAL LIMTECH YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD 2017
  2. FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT: 8th INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COLLOQUIUM “MODELLING FOR MATERIALS PROCESSING”
  3. SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS
  4. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

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  1. INTERNATIONAL LIMTECH YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD 2017
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    (from Gerd Mutschke, HZDR, Germany)

    The LIMTECH Alliance, a German research initiative devoted to the research on liquid metal technologies (https://www.hzdr.de/db/Cms?pNid=2920) that is funded by the Helmholtz association of German research centres, for the second time announces the international LIMTECH Young Scientist Award to support the research in the field of liquid metal technologies and to intensify
    international cooperation. Detailed subjects are, for instance, generic flow phenomena and flow control, magnetohydrodynamic flows, measurement techniques, applications in metal casting, crystal growth or energy conversion and storage, related model experiments and numerical simulations, etc.

    The award is granted annually and recognizes outstanding scientific contributions made by young scientists. Candidates must be less than 40 years old.

    Eligible for application are PhDs or post-docs (typically 3-4 years after completion of the thesis). Applicants must not be members of the LIMTECH alliance, and their work must not have been funded by the LIMTECH alliance.

    The award consists of a certificate and is endowed with a lump sum of 2000 €.

    Next award: 2017

    Nominations: from January 15 to March 15, 2017

    Chair of the Award Committee: Dr. Gunter Gerbeth, HZDR, on behalf of the Steering Committee of the LIMTECH alliance.

    The winner of the 2017 award will be announced at the Final Symposium of the LIMTECH alliance taking place in Dresden on Sept. 19-20, 2017, at which the winner is invited to give a lecture. LIMTECH will pay for his/her travel costs.

    Submission of award nomination: Nominations can be made by individuals, mentors of individuals or institutions. Candidates may nominate themselves. The application should contain:

    • a short application letter motivating the scientific contribution made,
    • a curriculum vitae,
    • a publication record,
    • contact information of mentors supporting the application

    All application documents must be submitted in pdf format via email to: limtech-allianz(at)hzdr.de.
    The deadline for submission is March 15, 2017.

    PDF-version of this announcement

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  1. FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT: 8th INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COLLOQUIUM “MODELLING FOR MATERIALS PROCESSING”
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    (from Andris Jakovičs, LU, Latvia)

    This scientific colloquium will take place at University of Latvia in Riga (Latvia) on 21-22 September, 2017. Colloquiums in field of modelling have long tradition since 1999 and was organised periodically in Riga and Hanover (Germany). The aim of this series of colloquiums is to encourage collaboration by scientists working in field of modelling applications for increasing of products quality and energy efficiency in different technological processes.

    Papers on the numerical and physical modelling in the following branches are welcome:

    • Processing of high quality metal alloys and non-metallic materials (oxides, glasses, powders, composites)
    • Crystal growth of semi-conductive materials
    • Production processes for new and innovative products
    • EM stirring, casting, shaping, forming and levitation
    • Combustion, evaporation and condensations processes
    • Energy efficiency and sustainability of technological equipment
    • Space technologies and applications

    The participation fee (early registration – 420 EUR, normal rate – 490 EUR, incl. 21% VAT) covers all information material of the colloquium,
    the proceedings and flash, dinner as well as coffee and refreshments during breaks.

    Important date: submission of abstracts – March 31, 2017

    International scientific committee:

        E. Baake     Leibniz University Hanover, Germany
        V. Bojarevics     University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
        F. Dughiero     University of Padua, Italy
        P. Dold     Frauenhofer CSP, Germany
        V. Fireteanu     Politechnica University of Bucharest, Romania
        A. Jakovics     University of Latvia, Latvia
        B. Nacke     Leibniz University Hanover, Germany
        A. Thess     German Aerospace Centter (DLR), Germany
        V. Timofejev     Siberian Federal University, Russian Federation
        J. Virbulis     University of Latvia, Latvia

    Local Organising committee:

      • Dr. A. Jakovics (Andris.Jakovics@lu.lv)
      • Dr. J. Virbulis (Janis.Virbulis@lu.lv)
      • Dr. M. Ščepanskis (Mihails.Scepanskis@lu.lv)

    Further information on the following website: http://www.modlab.lv/mmp2017

    Online registration on the following website: http://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mmp2017

    Attachment: Announcement and Call for Papers MMP17

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  1. SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND
    RELATED TOPICS
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  1. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER
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    will be issued in the end of April, 2017. Please send information you wish to be included into this issue to

     a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

    not later than 20 of April, 2017.

    If you have an urgent announcement, we can publish at http://hydromag.eu

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Alex Pedcenko

Coventry University
School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics, EEC
a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

tel.+44(0)2477658974

Issue #2, 2016


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  1. NEW HYDROMAG COMMITTEE
  2. HYDROMAG PRIZE
  3. MHD TEAMS
  4. PHD COMPLETIONS
  5. HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBER’s CONTRIBUTIONS
  6. SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS
  7. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

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  1. NEW HYDROMAG COMMITTEE
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    (from Alban Potherat, UK )

    During the meeting of HYDROMAG Committee members held at PAMIR 2016 conference in Cagliari (20-24 June, 2016, Italy) new HYDROMAG Committee members were elected. The present Committee comprises

    • Thomas Boeck (TU-Ilmenau, Germany, thomas.boeck(at)tu-ilmenau.de)
    • Laurent Davoust (Grenoble-INP, France, Laurent.Davoust(at)grenoble-inp.fr)
    • Gunter Gerbeth (HZDR, Germany, g.gerbeth(at)hzdr.de)
    • Alban Potherat (Coventry, UK, alban.potherat(at)coventry.ac.uk)
    • Engang Wang (NEU/Shenyang, China, egwang(at)mail.neu.edu.cn)
    • Oleg Zikanov (U. Michigan/Dearborn, USA, zikanov(at)umich.edu )

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  1. HYDROMAG PRIZE
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    (from Alban Potherat, Coventry, UK )

    The HYDROMAG association for Hydromagnetic phenomena and its applications (http://www.hydromag.eu) is pleased to announce the first Hydromag Best Poster Prize.

    The prize consists of a personal gratification of 500€, awarded for the best poster presented at the PAMIR conference (Cagliari, 20-24 June 2016). The competition was open to all researchers under 35 years of age, who are first author of a poster accepted for display during the conference. The winner was decided based on the originality, significance and rigour of the work presented. The decision was made by the members of the HYDROMAG committee present at the PAMIR conference.

    This edition of the prize was generously funded by Coventry University (UK) and was awarded to Ms Franziska Karnbach (Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Dresden, Germany) for her poster “Influence of Magnetic Fields on the Behavior of Single Hydrogen Bubbles Generated via Water Electrolysis“.

    We would like to make Hydromag Prize a tradition, presented at a key MHD-related conferences in the future.

    Congratulations Franziska!
    The HYDROMAG Committee

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  1. MHD TEAMS
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    (from Alex Pedcenko, Coventry, UK)

    Within a scope of further development of the HYDROMAG website and promoting a visibility of
    magnetohydrodynamics and its applications we would like to introduce a new section to our website dedicated to the research teams across the globe, which deal with MHD-related subjects.

    We would like to invite the subscribers of Hydromag Newsletter to send us (a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk, subj: MHD-Teams) brief profiles of their teams.
    Published profiles will be grouped by the following hierarchy: Country/Institution/Department/Group. Please include the following
    information (not more than 1 page, TXT,DOC,RTF,HTML,e-mail [not PDF] format):

    • Country/Institution/Department/Group (where applicable)
    • contact information you would like to be publicly visible,
    • main group members/staff,
    • main activities,
    • recent PhD completions (optional, can be linked to another section on our website, see the advert below).
    • your web address for more information.

    If you already have up-to-date website with such a brief profile you want to be “mirrored” in this section of Hydromag webpage, just send us a link.

    Thank you in advance,
    Alex

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  1. PHD COMPLETIONS
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    (from Alex Pedcenko, Coventry, UK)

    Within a scope of further development of the HYDROMAG website and promoting a visibility of
    magnetohydrodynamics and its applications we would like to introduce another new section to our website dedicated to the recent PhD completions in MHD-related topics.

    If you or your group member/student had recently completed PhD in MHD-related area, we would like to hear about this and publish a short post in this section of our website.
    Please send us (a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk, subj: PHD-Completions) a short notice with that person’s full name, Institution/Department/Group, title of the thesis, and a short abstract (1-2 paragraphs).
    Please make sure you have a permission if you are posting on someone else’s behalf.

    Thank you in advance,
    Alex

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  1. HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBER’s CONTRIBUTIONS
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    (from Alex Pedcenko, Coventry, UK)

    As usual, we are welcoming contributions from all Hydromag Newsletter subscribers: please send us your news you think will be interesting to MHD community, any meetings/conferences/workshops,
    new job/PhD-positions openings or links to your new publications in MHD field (we are also planning to build the database of links to the recent MHD-related publications).

    Thank you in advance,
    Alex

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  1. SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS

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  1. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

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    will be issued in the middle of October, 2016. Please send
    information you wish to be included into this issue to

     a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

    not later than 15 of October, 2016.

    If you have an urgent announcement, we can publish at http://hydromag.eu between the
    issues.

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Alex Pedcenko
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry CV1 5FB
United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)24-77658974
e-mail: a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

Special Issue #3, 2015

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16th MHD-Days

TU Ilmenau, December 7-9, 2015

September 2015 update of announcement:

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Abstract submission and registration for the conference have started. Please register through the conference web pages 

http://www.tu-ilmenau.de/mhddays2015

The registration deadline is November 20. The conference fee is 85 Euros including conference dinner.

Confirmed speakers at the event are

  • Jonathan Aurnou, UCLA, USA
  • Peter Davidson, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Peter Frick, Perm State University, Russia
  • Gunter Gerbeth, Helmholtz Center Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany
  • Koulis Pericleous, University of Greenwich, UK

We hope that the community will be interested in the conference, and we look forward to welcoming many participants.

Dr. Thomas Boeck

Dr. Dmitry Krasnov

Prof. Christian Karcher

Prof. Jörg Schumacher

(Organizing committee)

 

Schedule of Conferences on MHD and Related Topics

Next Hydromag Newsletter

will be issued in the middle of October, 2014. Please send information you wish to be included into this issue to

a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

not later than 12 of October, 2015.

If you have an urgent announcement, we can publish at http://hydromag.eu between the issues.

 

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Alex Pedcenko

Coventry University

Priory Street Coventry CV1 5FB

United Kingdom

Tel: +44-24-6577-8974

e-mail: a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

The next EPM conference reminder

The next EPM conference will be held from Monday 12 October at 16:00 to Friday 16 October 2015 at the Majestic Barriere Hotel  Cannes – France   see website : epm2015.sciencesconf.org
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Jacqueline Etay

16th MHD-Days [update]

July 2015 update of announcement:

16th MHD-Days

TU Ilmenau, December 7-9, 2015

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The topics of the MHD Days include both geo- and astrophysical MHD as well as industrial applications of MHD. The conference webpage is

www.tu-ilmenau.de/mhddays2015

The MHD days will also be used to give an overview of the ongoing activities in the Research Training Group on flow measurement in liquid metals and electrolytes using contactless Lorentz force velocimetry and on non-destructive material inspection using Lorentz force eddy current testing. This Research Training Group at TU Ilmenau is supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

Confirmed speakers at the event are

  • Jonathan Aurnou, UCLA, USA
  • Peter Davidson, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Peter Frick, Perm State University, Russia
  • Gunter Gerbeth, Helmholtz Center Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany
  • Koulis Pericleous, University of Greenwich, UK

The conference fee will be 85 Euros including conference dinner. Registration and abstract submission will be active from September. We hope that the community will be interested in the conference, and we look forward to welcoming many participants.

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(Organizing committee)

Dr. Thomas Boeck

Dr. Dmitry Krasnov

Prof. Christian Karcher

Prof. Jörg Schumacher

 

22-02-2016: 33rd National Radio Science Conference (NRSC) (Egypt)

The National Radio Science Committee of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) along with AASTMT are holding the 33rd National Radio Science Conference at the AASTMT South Valley campus in Aswan during the period 22-25 February 2016. The conference program will consist of invited sessions on selected topics and contributed sessions. The submitted papers must describe original work and cover the activities of the URSI commissions A-K, namely:

  • A – Electromagnetics metrology
  • B – Fields and waves
  • C – Wireless communications and signal processing
  • D – Electronics and photonics
  • E – Electromagnetic noise and interference
  • F – Wave propagation and remote sensing
  • G – Ionospheric radio and propagation
  • H – Waves in plasma
  • I – Radio astronomy
  • K – Electromagnetics in biology and medicine

Review papers describing new trends and state of the art of some of the URSI activities are welcome. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings conditional upon presentation of the paper and in-advance registration by at least one of the authors. Presented papers will be included in IEEE Xplore. A special student session will host a limited number of posters presenting B.Sc. graduation projects or Masters’ work, with free registration. Best papers and best student papers will be selected by the organizing committee for awards.

Important Dates
Paper submission deadline: September 14th, 2015
Notification of acceptance: December 2nd, 2015
Camera-ready manuscript: January 4th, 2016

 

Details: NRSC 2016

Website: http://nrsc2016.aast.edu/

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Dr. Alfaisal Abdelhameed Mohamed Hasan
Vice Director of South Valley Branch for Administrative Affairs
Head of Basic and Applied Sciences Department
Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport
Sadat Road – P. O. Box 11 Aswan, Egypt

Issue No. 1, 2015

Hydromag Newsletter Issue #3, 2014

Hydromag Newsletter

Issue No. 1, 2015

Content

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  1. 35th DYNAMICS DAYS EUROPE
  2. SUNSPOT FORMATION: THEORY, SIMULATIONS AND OBSERVATIONS
  3. 16th MHD DAYS
  4. NEXT EPM 2015 CONFERENCE
  5. NEXT PAMIR CONFERENCE
  6. POSTDOC POSITION AT UNIVERSITÉ LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
  7. RMHD-2015
  8. BIFD-2015 DEADLINE 15 FEB-2015
  9. LOOKING FOR POSTDOC POSITION
  10. SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS
  11. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER
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  1. 35th DYNAMICS DAYS EUROPE
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    (from Jane Pratt, University of Exeter, UK)

    …This year’s Dynamics Days will have a serious MHD component.

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    FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT
    35th Dynamics Days Europe
    September 6-10, 2015, Exeter, UK
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     The 35th Dynamics Days Europe will be held from September 6-10, 2015 at  the University of Exeter. Dynamics Days Europe is a major international  conference with a broad interdisciplinary focus on nonlinear dynamics in  mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering.
     
     Pre-registration and abstract submission for contributions is now open on http://store.exeter.ac.uk/…

     Further details are available on
    http://ex.ac.uk/dd2015
     
     Deadlines:

    •  01 March 2015 Deadline for submission of minisymposium proposals
    •  31 May 2015   Deadline for early registration

    The remit of Dynamics Days includes research in all areas of dynamical  systems and nonlinear science from the perspectives of modelling,  mathematical foundations, applications, and experiment.
     
    Contributions are invited in all areas of theoretical and applied  dynamics including: active-matter physics, astrophysics, biophysics,  condensed matter, climate science, elastic media, fluid dynamics,  granular materials, magnetohydrodynamics, microfluidics, networks,  neural dynamics, non-equilibrium statistical physics, pattern formation,
    percolation, plasma physics, quantum chaos, soft matter, stochastic  processes, turbulence, and weather modelling.
     
    The program will include plenary talks, minisymposia, contributed  talks, and posters. Minisymposia are sessions of invited talks that  centre around a specific topic or theme.

    We invite those who are interested to organize a minisymposium to  contact the local organizing committee by email. For this and any other  enquiries please contact  dd2015@emps.ex.ac.uk

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  3. SUNSPOT FORMATION: THEORY, SIMULATIONS AND OBSERVATIONS
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    (from Axel Brandenburg, Stockholm, Sweeden)

    Meeting Sunspot formation: theory, simulations and observations“.
    Venue: Nordita (Stockholm, 9 – 13 March 2015)
    URL: www.nordita.org/sunspots2015

     Invited speakers (confirmed): Karel Schrijver, Tom Duvall, Robert Stein,
     Irina Kitiashvili, Aaron Birch, Yuhong Fan, Hotta Hideyuki, Junwei Zhao,
     Hannah Schunker, Robert Cameron, Rolf Schlichenmaier, Matthias Rempel,
     and Mark Cheung.

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  5. 16th MHD DAYS
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    (from Thomas Boeck, TU Ilmenau, Germany)

    First Announcement

    16th MHD-Days

    TU Ilmenau, December 7-9, 2015

    Supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft in the framework of the Research Training Group „Lorentz force velocimetry and Lorentz force eddy current testing“
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    The 16th MHD-Days will be organized at TU Ilmenau. They will take place from Monday noon, December 7 to Wednesday afternoon, December 9, 2015.

    As in previous MHD-Days, the 16th MHD-Days will focus both on geo- and astrophysical aspects as well as on industrial applications of MHD.

    The meeting will also be used to give an overview of the ongoing activities in the Research Training Group on flow measurement in liquid metals and electrolytes using contactless Lorentz force velocimetry and on non-destructive material inspection using Lorentz force eddy current testing. This Research Training Group at TU Ilmenau is supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

    Undergraduate and PhD students are particularly encouraged to attend the MHD-Days. The conference language is English. Further information will be posted on the web page

    www.tu-ilmenau.de/mhddays2015

    in the near future. Questions related to organizational aspects should be addressed to:

    mhd(at)tu-ilmenau.de

    The organizing committee would appreciate a wide circulation of this announcement.

    Dr. Thomas Boeck
    Dr. Dmitry Krasnov
    Prof. Christian Karcher
    Prof. Jörg Schumacher

    (Organizing committee)

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  7. NEXT EPM CONFERENCE
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    (from Jacqueline Etay, SIMAP, France)

     EPM2015 conference will be held from 12 to 16 October 2015 in Cannes – France : http://epm2015.sciencesconf.org

     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 : epm2015@simap.grenoble-inp.fr

     Looking forward to see you in Cannes.

     The EPM2015 organizing committee

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  9. NEXT PAMIR CONFERENCE
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    (from Augusto Montisci, Cagliari, France)

    The next PAMIR conference will be organized by the University of Cagliari, Sardinia Italy, from June 20 to June 24, 2016.

    The conference will take place in Cagliari and will regroup if possible in the same location, conference rooms and accommodation. The topics will be Basic MHD, Space Technologies, Ferrofluids, Applied MHD for Materials, Liquid metal technologies for coolant applications, MHD energy conversion. In parallel with the conference, a summer school will be also proposed with the topics centered on MHD for Space Applications.

    The detail of the organization, deadlines, and main topics, both for conference and summer school, will be included in the next Hydromag letter.

    VIEWS OF CAGLIARI

             Cagliari  Cagliari

    Augusto Montisci,
    Università di Cagliari
    e-mail: amontisci(at)diee.unica.it
    tel: +39 070 675.5848
    fax: +39 070 675.5900         

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  11. POSTDOC POSITION AT UNIVERSITÉ LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
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    (from Bernard Knaepen, Bussels, Belguim)

    Title: Modelling of particle acceleration in astrophysical plasmas

    A postdoctoral position is available at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Fluid and Plasma Dynamics research unit, Prof. B. Knaepen) to work on the research programme CHARM (Contemporary physical challenges in Heliospheric and AstRophysical Models). CHARM (http://wis.kuleuven.be/CHARM/) is a collaborative 5 year research programme involving five belgian research teams and two international partners.

    The postdoctoral fellow will participate in a research program on the study and modeling of particle acceleration in MHD turbulent plasmas such as the solar wind, with an emphasis on the role of turbulent structures on the rate of acceleration/transport. The detailed job announcement with contact details may be found here: http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/jobs/jobDetails/33979273

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  13. THE SECOND RUSSIAN CONFERENCE ON MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS (RMHD-2015)
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    (from Ilya Kolesnichenko, Perm, Russia) Dear colleagues, The Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ICMM UB RAS) is pleased to announce The Second Russian Conference on Fundamental and Applied Magnetohydrodynamics that will be held in Perm (Russia, June 22-25, 2015).

    The Conference is convened following a decision by The First Russian Conference on Magnetohydrodynamics (June 18-22, 2012, Perm), which paved the way for the rebirth of Russian Conferences on Magnetohydrodynamics and formation of the Russian Magnetohydrodynamics community.

    Scope of the conference: fundamental problems of magnetohydrodynamics, magnetohydrodynamic turbulence, astrophysical and geophysical magnetohydrodynamics, magnetic fluids, applied magnetohydrodynamics.

    The official languages of the conference are English and Russian.
    Papers and abstracts should be submitted in English.

    The conference website is available at http://mhd.icmm.ru

    Your are invited to submit your abstracts until March 1, 2015 by e-mail to mhd(at)icmm.ru.

    Letter in PDF format
    Booklet

    Best regards,

    Peter Frick
    Chairman of RMHD-2015

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  15. MHD SESSION AT BIFD 2015
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    (from Oleg Zikanov, USA)

    There will be at least one MHD session at the 6th international symposium on Bifurcations and Instabilities in Fluid Dynamics to be held in Paris, France on July 15-17, 2015.

    The deadline for abstract submission is postponed to February 15, 2015.
    Further information is available at http://bifd2015.sciencesconf.org/

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    If you are wondering what BIFD is:
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    The Sixth International Symposium on Bifurcations and Instabilities in Fluid Dynamics (BIFD 2015) will take place on 15-17 July 2015 at the Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielle (ESPCI) in the Latin Quarter of Paris, France.

    Its scope includes the classical hydrodynamic instabilities (Taylor-Couette, Rayleigh-Benard, Kelvin-Helmholtz, Benard-Marangoni, Rayleigh-Taylor, Faraday) and related topics such as flow in thin films, transition to turbulence, and magnetohydrodynamics as well as industrial, environmental and biomedical applications. 

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  17. Looking for Postdoc Position
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    (from Ben-Wen Li, Dalian, China)

    Hello, my former Ph.D. student, Dr.Zhang is looking for a postdoc position.
    His CV can be found here.

    Sincerely yours
    Ben-Wen Li
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    Dr. Ben-Wen Li,
    Prof. of Institute of Thermal Engineering School of Energy & Power Engineering
    Dalian University of Technology
    Mailing Address: Room 206, 2# Experimental Building No. 2, Linggong Road, Ganjingzi District
    Dalian, 116024, Liaoning Province,
    China E-mail: heatli@hotmail.com; heatli@dlut.edu.cn

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  19. SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS
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  21. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER
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    will be issued in the end of April, 2015. Please send information you wish to be included into this issue to

            a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

    not later than 20 of April, 2015.

    If you have an urgent announcement, we can publish at http://hydromag.eu between the issues.

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    Alex Pedcenko
    Coventry University
    Priory Street
    Coventry CV1 5FB
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44(0)24-77658974
    e-mail: a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk