Hydromag Newsletter

HYDROMAG Association's newsfeed

Issue #1, 2011

**************************************

HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER, ISSUE NO. 1, 2011

**************************************

Back issues can be found at:
http://wcms1.rz.tu-ilmenau.de/fakmb/?id=2707
http://hydromag.eu

Contents
--------

I    - POSTDOC POSITION AT COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

II   - 11TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE INTERRELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PLASMA EXPERIMENTS IN LABORATORY AND SPACE (IPELS)

III  - SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS

IV   - NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

********************************************************************

I - POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITION AT COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

-----------------------------------------------
(from  A. Potherat, Coventry, UK)

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Coventry University

Computational Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD)

Applications are invited for a research position in computational fluid mechanics. The project consists of investigating the properties of wall bounded turbulent flows under the influence of a strong magnetic field. The Research Associate will be in charge of implementing a new type of spectral methods that uses bases of functions that are tailored to the flow. He/she will then  use the code to simulate experimental configurations where chaotic or turbulent flows were observed (more info on this technique can be found in Dymkou & Potherat J. Theor. Comp. Fluid. Dyn. 23 (6) 2009, and Potherat &  Dymkou,  J. Fluid Mech 655, 2010) .

Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent in the field of fluid mechanics or applied mathematics and have an excellent research track record, evidenced by publications in leading peer reviewed journals such as J. Fluid Mech, Phys Rev or equivalent. A very good understanding of fluid mechanics, solid programming abilities and a basic knowledge of functional analysis are essential. Prior knowledge of MHD will be appreciated but isn't a requirement.

The Magnetohydrodynamics group at Coventry is internationally established as leading in the field of liquid metal magnetohydrodynamics. It covers theoretical, experimental and numerical aspects of both fundamental and applied problems. The group benefits from extensive experimental and computational resources, that are unique in the UK.

Salary:
         £23,571 - £31,674 per annum, depending on experience
Contact for informal enquiries:
         Dr. A. Potherat alban.potherat(at)coventry.ac.uk
         Tel +44(0) 2476 88 88 65
Closing date for applications: 11/02/2011
Application process:
         online applications at
         http://wwwp.coventry.ac.uk/d/1195/$/a/6197
         CV and list of publications must also be provided.

Conditions of appointment:
         Postdoctoral position: Fixed Term Contract, three years.
Anticipated start date:
         at the earliest convenience
Further information:
         The MHD group at Coventry University: http://www.coventry.ac.uk/researchnet/d/633

********************************************************************

II - FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF 11TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE INTERRELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PLASMA EXPERIMENTS IN LABORATORY AND SPACE (IPELS)

-----------------------------------------------
(from Hantao Ji, Princeton, USA)

We are delighted to announce that the eleventh International Workshop on the Interrelationship between Plasma Experiments in Laboratory and Space (IPELS) will be held from the evening of July 10 to the afternoon of July 15, 2011 at The Westin Resort & Spa (http://www.westinwhistler.com) in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. As a 20-year old tradition, we aim to bring together active members of the laboratory, space and astrophysics plasma physics communities from around the world and we also aim to foster intellectual interaction and scientific collaboration addressing the processes responsible for various common plasma phenomena.

The following is a list of topics to be covered:

         Collisionless shock and particle acceleration

         Magnetic dynamo and angular momentum transport

         Reconnection and explosive phenomena

         Plasma waves and wave-particle interactions

         Instabilities and turbulence

         Physics of dusty plasmas and sheaths

         Jets and winds.

There will be both oral sessions (consisting of tutorial and invited talks) and poster sessions. Interested parties should contact the organizers or members of the Scientific Organizing Committee listed below:

         Hantao Ji (PPPL, Chair)

         Riccardo Betti (U. Rochester, PPPL)

         Robert Bingham (RAL, U. Strathclyde)

         Chris Chaston (UC Berkeley)

         Steven Cranmer (Harvard – Smithsonian)

         James Drake (U. Maryland)

         Cary Forest (U. Wisconsin)

         Masahiro Hoshino (U. Tokyo)

         John Kirk (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik)

         Hui Li (Los Alamos)

         Kristina Lynch (Dartmouth)

         Yasushi Ono (U. Tokyo)

         Tai Phan (UC Berkeley)

         Richard Sydora (U. Alberta)

         Masaaki Yamada (PPPL)

         Ellen Zweibel (U. Wisconsin).

The important dates are:

         Second announcement including registration details: February 28, 2011

         Pre-registration/Early registration deadline: March 31, 2011

         Abstract deadline: March 31, 2011

         Third announcement including preliminary program: April 15, 2011

         Hotel reservation deadline: April 30, 2011

         Registration deadline: April 30, 2011

         Travel assistance application deadline: April 30, 2011 (if funds are available).

The official meeting website is http://ipels2011.pppl.gov/ . We look forward to seeing you in Whistler in 2011.

Hantao Ji (hji(at)pppl.gov)

Tai Phan (phan(at)ssl.berkeley.edu)

Ellen Zweibel (zweibel(at)astro.wisc.edu)

Workshop Organizers

********************************************************************

III  - SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS
-------------------------------------------------

February 14 - 18, 2011, Sweden
RädlerFest: α effect and beyond
http://agenda.albanova.se/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2480
Stockholm, Sweeden

February 28 - March 11, 2011
DYNAMICS AND TURBULENT TRANSPORT IN PLASMAS AND CONDUCTING FLUIDS
Houches, France
http://perso.ens-lyon.fr/nicolas.plihon/HOUCHES

MAY 31 - JUNE 3, 2011
4th CHAOTIC MODELING AND SIMULATION INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Crete, Greece
http://www.cmsim.org

July 10 - 15, 2011
11th International Workshop on the Interrelationship between Plasma Experiments in Laboratory and Space (IPELS)
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
http://ipels2011.pppl.gov

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

September 5-10, 2011
Pamir 2011 International Conference, Corsica
http://pamir2011.sal.lv

September 12-15, 2011
13th European Turbulence Conference (ETC13)
Warsaw, Poland
deadline for abstracts: 23-Jan-2011
http://www.etc13.fuw.edu.pl

September 16 - 17, 2011,
Turbulence – the Historical Perspective
University of Warsaw, Poland
http://www.etc13.igf.fuw.edu.pl/historical-turbulence

*****************************************************************

IV - NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER
------------------------

will be issued by the end of April, 2011. Please send information you wish to be included into this issue to

 a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

not later than 20 April, 2011.

--
Alex Pedcenko

Coventry University
Applied Mathematics Research Centre
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
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: