HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER, ISSUE NO. 2, 2012
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- PROPOSALS FOR MAGNET TIME AT LNCMI
- Ph.D. FELLOWSHIP ON CONVECTION IN THE LIQUID CORE OF THE EARTH AT COVENTRY UNIVERSITY (UK)
- PostDoc Position at University of Leeds, UK
- NEW BOOK
- EUROPEAN MHD DAYS 2012
- BIFD2013 – FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
- SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS
- NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER
(from Francois Debray, France)
The Laboratoire National des Champs Magnétiques Intenses (LNCMI), is one of the large scale facilities of the CNRS, it is part of the EuroMagNet consortium (Grenoble & Nijmegen for DC magnetic field, Toulouse & Dresden for pulsed magnetic field)
The LNCMI delivers to researchers each year 4000 hours of continuous (DC) high magnetic field up to 35 Teslas and 80 Teslas with pulsed field.The high field facility is open mainly to users from 27 countries of the European Union and from the associated states (Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey). Researches from other countries can also perform their experiments at LNCMI, but they are supposed to cover themselves their travel and living expenses. To perform experiments under high magnetic field, one has to submit a proposal to the programm Comittee that meets twice a year. During their stay in Grenoble, users can rely on the scientific, technical and administrative assistance of LNCMI staff. In particular they are helped by a “local contact”, a resident scientist or engineer.Call for the submission of proposals for magnet time allocation will be open from April 15th, 2012 to May 15th, 2012.
The application form will be available on EuroMagNET’s ‘ web site:
Tel : 33 (0) 476 88 12 44 Fax : 33 (0) 456 38 70 37
Laboratoire National des Champs Magnetiques Intenses
CNRS LNCMI site de Grenoble
25, rue des Martyrs BP.166
38042 Grenoble CEDEX 9, FRANCE
(from Alban Potherat, Coventry, UK)
A Ph.D. position in experimental fluid mechanics is offered at Coventry University (UK). The project is aimed at reproducing convection under a magnetic field in the so called “tangent cylinder” region of the Earth’s liquid core, in controlled laboratory conditions. This problem of fundamental research is of crucial importance in understanding both the morphology and the dynamics of the Earth’s magnetic field. The successful completion of the project will help explain the presence of weak and reversed magnetic flux spots in the polar regions.
The student will be in charge of conducting the experimental project under the joint supervision of Alban Pothérat (http://nestor2.coventry.ac.uk/research/appmath/staff/potherat/potherat.php) and Binod Sreenivasan (http://home.iitk.ac.in/~bsreeni/index.html). He/she will be assisted by a Development Officer and by the university’s mechanical and electrical workshops and their staff. He/she will build a rig where the convective flow is generated in an electrically conducting fluid (an electrolyte/liquid metal) on a rotating table, placed inside the bore of Coventry’s new 8T superconducting magnet. He/she will also have to set up PIV (Particle Image Velocimetry) and dye-based flow visualisation techniques. He/she will then perform a series of experiments in order to reproduce convective structures that would help explain the main features of the observed geomagnetic field.
Applicants must hold a Masters degree or equivalent with a solid background in fluid mechanics and be specially motivated by the conduct of highly technical projects. The successful candidate will receive a tax-free fellowship of approximately £13k per annum. The project is funded by a grant from the prestigious Leverhulme Trust (http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk).
A good command of English is essential. To apply, please send a full CV with up-to-date academic records to Alban Pothérat, Coventry University (alban.potherat(at)coventry.ac.uk). Please note that this position is open to EU citizens only. For informal inquiries, contact Alban Pothérat (+44 (0) 2476 88 88 65) or Binod Sreenivasan (bsreeni(at)iitk.ac.in).
University of Leeds, Department of Applied Mathematics. 3 year NERC-funded postdoc position.
Applications are invited for a research fellowship funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The project will investigate the convectively driven dynamics of the Earth’s fluid outer core and, in particular, the nature of the reversals of the Earth’s magnetic field. The aim will be to determine the various forms of dynamo action that are possible and to locate the parameter regimes in which reversals may occur, thus improving our understanding of the reversal mechanism. The post will involve the modification and running of existing convective dynamo codes in Cartesian and spherical shell geometries. You will work in close contact with the principal investigator (PI) Professor David Hughes as well as with Professor Chris Jones in the Department of Applied Mathematics. A PhD (or PhD submitted) in the relevant discipline, e.g. Computational Fluid Dynamics or Earth Sciences with computational experience or Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics is essential. Interpretation of the results in terms of geomagnetic data will be performed with the investigators and with Professor Cathy Constable of the University of California, San Diego.
University Grade 6 (£24,520 – £29,249 p.a.) or University Grade 7 (£30,122 – £35,938 p.a.) It is likely that an appointment will not be made above £31,948 p.a. due to funding limitations.
Informal enquiries may be made to Professor David Hughes, tel +44 (0)113 343 5105 email d.w.hughes(at)leeds.ac.uk
Closing Date: 11 June 2012
Interviews are expected to be held 9 July 2012
Further details, including how to apply, can be found at http://jobs.leeds.ac.uk (reference MAPMA0028)
Prof D.W. Hughes
Department of Applied Mathematics
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5105
(from Yannick Ponty, Nice, France)
Most of us attend their national MHD meetings once per year to exchange ideas with their national colleagues. In order to promote the collaboration within Europe we propose to join the UK, French and German MHD meetings 2012 and invite people from other countries to contribute as well.
The European MHD Days 2012 will be held in Nice on October 1-4. Please mark these dates in your calendar. We are currently working on a website for further information and will inform you once its ready.
All the best
Yannick (Yannick.Ponty(at)oca.eu) and Johannes (wicht(at)mps.mpg.de)
CNRS UMR 7293 – Laboratoire J-L Lagrange
Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur – Nice
B. P. 4229 06304 Nice Cedex 4 France
tel: 33 (0) 4 92 00 30 57
fax: 33 (0) 4 92 00 31 21
web page: http://www.oca.eu/ponty
Responsable d’équipe : Turbulence Fluide et Plasma
web page : https://fluid.oca.eu
(from Alexander Oron, Haifa, Israel)
Please open the attached file. It contains information regarding the BIFD2013
Conference to be held in Haifa, Israel in July 2013.
on behalf of the Organizing Committee
Professor Alexander Oron,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology,
Haifa 32000 ISRAEL
phone: + 972-4-8293474
FAX: + 972-4-8295711
May 24 – 25, 2012,
UK MHD 2012 Meeting
August 19 – 24, 2012,
MHD at the 23rd International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM2012)
October 22 – 26, 2012
7th International Conference on Electromagnetic Processing of Materials (EPM2012)
June 18 – 22, 2012
Russian Conference on Magnetohydrodynamics (RMHD-2012),
September 19 – 21, 2012
8th International Symposium on Ultrasonic Doppler Methods for Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Engineering (ISUD8)
October 1 – 4, 2012
European MHD Days 2012, Nice, France
July 8 – 11, 2013
Fifth International Symposium on Instabilities and Bifurcations in Fluid Dynamics BIFD 2013
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa
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