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- PHD STUDENT POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – DEARBORN
- PHD AND SCIENTISTS’ POSITIONS AT LIMTECH, GERMANY
- WORKSHOP “TANGLED MAGNETIC FIELDS IN ASTRO- AND PLASMA PHYSICS”
- SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS
- NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER
(from Oleg Zikanov, USA)
A three-year PhD research assistantship is expected to become available starting January 2013. The subject of the project is numerical analysis of convection in liquid metal flows with strong imposed magnetic fields. The work will be conducted under the guidance of Prof. Oleg Zikanov at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Depending on the background, the student will enroll in the Automotive Systems Engineering or Information Systems Engineering program.
The position provides full tuition coverage, a stipend or around $25000 a year and a health insurance plan.
A successful candidate will have a completed MS or equivalent degree in mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, physics, or a related discipline. The desired qualifications include strong background in physics and mathematics, knowledge of fluid mechanics, and some familiarity with parallel programming in FORTRAN.
Please send applications and address questions to Oleg Zikanov at zikanov(at)umich.edu.
(from Gunter Gerbeth, Germany)
The German Helmholtz Association established a so-called Helmholtz-Alliance in the field of “Liquid Metal Technologies” (LIMTECH), starting on Oct. 1, 2012 for the period of 5 years. Mainly based on the Helmholtz Centres in Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and Karlsruhe (KIT) and in very close cooperation with Universities (Dresden, Freiberg, Ilmenau, Hannover, Potsdam, Goettingen, Aachen, Coventry, Riga) and further Helmholtz partners (Juelich, DLR) the Helmholtz Alliance shall intensify the research in this field. The alliance is coordinated by Dr. Gunter Gerbeth (g.gerbeth(at)hzdr.de). LIMTECH consists of 14 projects and a Young Investigator Group. The experimental and theoretical-numerical research works range from basic studies on turbulence, magnetically induced instabilities and dynamos, to measurement techniques for liquid metal flows, the use of liquid metals in future solar power stations or liquid metal batteries, up to applied investigations for the improvement of metal casting or crystal growth technologies. LIMTECH involves 29 PhD and 11 scientist positions. Details about LIMTECH, the various projects and the corresponding position offers please find at
(from Konrad Bajer, Poland)
The above meeting will be held in autumn in the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS) in Scotland as a satellite workshop of a six-month program on
TOPOLOGICAL DYNAMICS IN THE PHYSICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
16 July – 21 December 2012
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK
The Workshop in Edinburgh will focus on the research exploiting topological and geometrical concepts in the study of morphology and evolution of magnetic fields in astrophysics and plasma physics. The topics will include:
- Dynamo action associated with chiral turbulence, in planetary and solar contexts;
- Eruption of solar/stellar fields through chromospheres and coronae;
- Braiding of the coronal field due to footpoint motion;
- Spontaneous field discontinuities (current sheets) and coronal heating;
- Magneto-rotational instability (MRI) in accretion discs, and associated transport of angular momentum;
- Magnetostatic equilibria in toroidal fusion plasmas; their stability and containment characteristics.
For more information, including the list of invited lectures, please visit www.icms.org.uk
If you would like to participate and be considered for a contributed talk or poster, please complete the on-line application form. The deadline for applications is
31 August 2012
We encourage early applications. Registration may have to be closed before the deadline as the number of Participants is limited by the size of the lecture hall.
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)
September 19 – 21, 2012
8th International Symposium on Ultrasonic Doppler Methods for Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Engineering (ISUD8)
October 1 – 4, 2012
European GDR Dynamo & MHD Days 2012, Nice, France
October 15 – 19, 2012
Workshop “Tangled Magnetic Fields in Astro- and Plasma Physics”
ICMS, 15 South College Street Edinburgh, UK
July 8 – 11, 2013
Fifth International Symposium on Instabilities and Bifurcations in Fluid Dynamics BIFD 2013
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
will be issued at the middle of October, 2012. Please send information you wish to be included into this issue to
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