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Issue #3, 2010


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HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER, ISSUE NO. 3, 2010

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Contents
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I    - INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEXT PAMIR CONFERENCE

II   - OPEN POSITIONS AT MHD DEPARTMENT OF FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF

III  - LECTURESHIP IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS AT NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY

IV   - PHD STUDENTSHIP IN MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS AT COVENTRY UNIVERSITY, UK

V    - WORKSHOP ON NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS OF MHD FLOWS

VI   - SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS

VII  - NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

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I - INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEXT PAMIR CONFERENCE
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(from Antoine Alemany, France)

The next international pamir conference, that will be organised in the frame of the activity of the GDRE GAMAS, will be held in CORSICA from September 5 to 10, 2011 in the Borgo centre located 15 km from Bastia along the beach. This event corresponds to the twentieth anniversary of the first pamir conference, which was organised in 1991 at the Cadartache castle in close collaboration with the CEA (French atomic centre).

It is one of the reasons why the new pamir conference will be also organised in the frame of a close collaboration between the CNRS and the CEA and will benefit also of the participation of the University of Latvia and of Reims. For this reason also the topic of the conference have been enlarged to take into account the recent development of the energy program, ITER, new fast neutron reactor involved important progress in the liquid metal technology.

The structure of this new conference will be the same than the previous ones, accommodation and conference centre will be located in the same place, and the communications will be divided in two equivalent parts orals and posters. The proceeding books will be available at the opening day of the conference and about 1/3 of the papers will be published in international reviews.

A program for accompanying persons will be established. All the other information will be available soon, by the way of the conference announcement and by the web site of the conference that will be realised by our Latvian colleagues.

Principal topics of pamir 2011

A. Basic MHD
	A.1  	Convection and heat transfer in MHD
	A.2 	Dynamo
	A.3  	Instability and transition to turbulence
	A.4  	Jets and surface waves
	A.5 	Modeling of MHD turbulence
	A.6  	Numerical and experimental methods
	A.7  	Strong magnetic field
	A.8  	Novel MHD problems and applications
	A.9 	Reviews and history

B. Liquid metal technologies for coolant applications
	B.1  	Power generation
	B.2  	MHD pumps and Flow Control
	B.3  	Measuring techniques for liquid metals
	B.4  	Corrosion by liquid metal
	B-5 	Liquid metal mixing

C. Applied MHD for material applications
	C.1  	Metallurgical applications
	C.2  	Magneto-electrolysis
	C.3  	MHD in crystal growth
	C.4  	Electromagnetic processing of materials
	C.5  	Electromagnetic levitation
	C.-6	Magneto static

D. Ferrofluids
	D.1  	Magnetic liquids
	D.2  	Electrohydrodynamics
	D.3  	Magnetorheological suspensions
	D.4  	Magnetism, magnetic particles and biological applications.

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II - 2 PhD AND ONE SCIENTIST POSITION at MHD DEPARTMENT OF FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF (FZD)

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(from Gunter Gerbeth, Dresden, Germany)

FZD invites applications for 2 PhD and one scientist position at the Department of Magnetohydrodynamics. For the PhD positions we are looking for students with profound knowledge of fluid mechanics and excellent experimental skills. Prior knowledge of liquid metal MHD is welcome but not required.

The first PhD position (refer to Reg.-No. 14-2010) will focus on various liquid metal experiments with geophysical and astrophysical background, including experiments on the Magnetorotational instability and on the Tayler instability.
The second PhD position (refer to Reg. No. 35-2009) will focus on the experimental investigation of liquid metal gas bubble two-phase flows, including the further development of related measurement techniques.
Both positions are funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. The initial appointment will be for 3 years, with possible prolongation. The salary will be in the range of Euro 25000 – Euro 29000 per annum according to German public service scale.

The full scientist position belongs to the DRESDYN project at FZD (Dresden sodium facility for Dynamo and thermohydraulic studies). A part of it consists in the design and realization of a precession driven dynamo experiment. The position is devoted to perform water pre-experiments and to participate in the design of the precession experiment. Experiences in at least one of the following fields are necessary: ultrasonic flow measurements, experiments with liquid sodium, precession driven flows, or dynamo experiments. The initial appointment will be for 3 years. A prolongation will be possible as DRESDYN is scheduled, at least, until 2016. The salary will be in the range of Euro 40000 – Euro 45000 per annum according to German public service scale.

All positions shall be decided soon. The starting dates can be agreed upon individually. Please send your application with a full CV by email to Dr. Gunter Gerbeth (g.gerbeth(at)fzd.de). Further information may also be obtained by phone under +49-351-2603484.

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III - LECTURESHIP IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS AT NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY
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(from Anvar Shukurov, UK)

Lectureship in Applied Mathematics

Salary: Up to £33,000 - £35,646 (with potential progression to £38,951)

Based in the School of Mathematics & Statistics, applications are invited for a Lectureship in Applied Mathematics, from 1st September 2010, or such other date as may be agreed.  Candidates should be enthusiastic and outstanding researchers with a proven teaching ability or teaching potential and excellent communication skills.  Applicants should have research interests in astrophysical fluid dynamics, especially related to galaxies, their evolution and formation.  Candidates with expertise in quantum fluids, especially in application to neutron stars, will also be favourably considered.  Experience in astrophysical or geophysical magnetohydrodynamics is highly desirable.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Anvar Shukurov (anvar.shukurov(at)ncl.ac.uk; Tel: (0)191 222 5398). More information about the School can be found at http://www.ncl.ac.uk/math.

Closing date: 13 August 2010

More information can be found on the University's vacancies page.  Please go to http://www15.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_newcastle02.asp?newms=se and enter the Reference D728A.
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Prof. Anvar Shukurov
School of Mathematics and Statistics
Newcastle University
NE1 7RU
Newcastle upon Tyne
U.K.

Tel.: +44 (0) 191 222 5398 |Please do not dial (0) when calling from outside the U.K.
Fax:  +44 (0) 191 222 8020
Web page: http://www.mas.ncl.ac.uk/~nas13/

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IV - PHD STUDENTSHIP IN MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS AT COVENTRY UNIVERSITY, UK
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(from Sergei Molokov, Coventry, UK)

A 3-year PhD Studentship in Magnetohydrodynamics is available from September 2010 at Applied Mathematics Research Centre of Coventry University. The precise research subject is open and can be suited to the successful candidate's preferences. It may involve theoretical, numerical or experimental research, or a combination of all the three.

Candidates must be EU nationals and must hold a BSc degree in mathematics, physics, fluid mechanics or engineering. The studentship involves a stipend of around £12,000 per annum, and also covers tuition fees.

Interested candidates should contact any of the potential supervisors below:

Prof S Molokov (s.molokov(at)coventry.ac.uk)
Dr A Pedcenko (a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk)
Dr J Priede (j.priede(at)coventry.ac.uk)
Dr A Potherat (a.potherat(at)coventry.ac.uk)

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V - WORKSHOP ON NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS OF MHD FLOWS
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(from Leo Bühler, Karlsruhe, Germany)

Dear colleagues,

We would like to inform you about the upcoming Workshop on Numerical Simulations of MHD flows that will be held at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), formerly Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (FZK), in Karlsruhe, Germany, during October 18-20, 2010.

For further details please visit the workshop web page, http://mhd-workshop.fzk.de/.

Hope to see you in Karlsruhe.

Best regards,

Chiara Mistrangelo and Leo Bühler

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VI  - SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS
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September 5-10, 2010
The 2nd EuroMagNET summer school “Science in High Magnetic Fields”
Ameland, Netherlands
http://www.hfml.science.ru.nl/euromagnet-ameland/

September 20-25, 2010
A workshop on Convection, Magnetoconvection and Dynamo Theory
Cargese, Corsica, France
http://mhd.ens.fr/MREP60

October 10-14, 2010
The 8th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Thermal-Hydraulics, Operation and Safety (NUTHOS-8)
Shanghai, China
http://www.nuthos-8.org

October 18-20, 2010
WORKSHOP ON NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS OF MHD FLOWS
Karlsruhe, Germany
http://mhd-workshop.fzk.de/

July 18-21, 2011
Bifurcations and Instabilities in Fluid Dynamics (BIFD 2010)
Barcelona, Spain
http://congress.cimne.com/bifd2011/frontal/default.asp

September 5-10, 2011
Pamir 2011 International Conference

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VII - NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER
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will be issued at the middle of October, 2010. Please send information you wish to be included into this issue to

	a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

not later than 15 October, 2010.

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Alex Pedcenko

Coventry University
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Priory Street
Coventry CV1 5FB
United Kingdom

Tel: +44-24-7688-8974
Fax: +44-24-7688-8585
e-mail: a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk
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