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Issue #4, 2017

Content

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  1. PHD POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY (USA)
  2. THE THIRD RUSSIAN CONFERENCE ON MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS
  3. SUMMER SCHOOL “ADVANCED TOPICS IN MHD”, CISM, ITALY
  4. RESEARCH ASSISTANT POST IN GLASGOW
  5. SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS
  6. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

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I.  PHD POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY (USA)
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(from Jane Pratt, Atlanta, USA )

The newly formed Georgia AstroInformatics Nexus (GAIN) in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University (Atlanta, Georgia, USA) invites applications for its PhD program from motivated students of any nationality.  Participate in cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research while living in the vibrant city of Atlanta.  The Georgia AstroInformatics Nexus includes Professors Petrus Martens, Stuart Jefferies, Rafal Angryk, Daniel Pimentel Alarcon, Shihao Ji, Juan Banda, and Jane Pratt.  We study space plasma physics, solar/stellar physics, and space weather.

New PhD projects will focus on one of several areas:

  1. Developing cutting-edge data analytics methods to predict solar flares and eruptions.
  2. Predicting space weather and space climate.
  3. Modeling solar-like and non-solar stars using magnetohydrodynamic simulations.
  4. Producing, understanding, and interpreting new helioseismology and astroseismology data.

We seek highly motivated, qualified candidates with initial degrees in Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, or Computer Science. Experience in programming with MPI-Fortran, Python, or other high-level languages, and knowledge of numerical methods is desirable.  Doctoral degrees in Physics, Astronomy, or Computer Science are available.  These PhD projects will use new computer systems at Georgia State University, national and international supercomputers, and data from world-class telescopes.

Successful candidates will have a good working knowledge of English. Living costs will be covered by stipend, and tuition fees will be provided.  PhD students may also access research funds to cover travel and other research expenses (e.g. conferences, observing missions, etc.).  For further information please contact: Dr. Jane Pratt, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, e-mail: jpratt7@gsu.edu

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II.  THE THIRD RUSSIAN CONFERENCE ON MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS (RMHD-2018)
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(from Ilya Kolesnichenko, Perm, Russia)

 

The Third Russian Conference on Magnetohydrodynamics will be held at the Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics (Perm, Russia) on 18-21 June 2018.

Topics:

  • Fundamental Problems of Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Magnetohydrodynamic turbulence
  • Astrophysical and Geophysical Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Applied Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Magnetic Fluids and Their Applications
  • Soft Magnetic Matter and its Application-Oriented Aspects
  • Heat and Mass Transfer in Liquid Metals (with and without magnetic field) (Special section, chairs: V. Sviridov and O. Zikanov)

Important Dates:

  • January 1 – March 1, 2018  – registration and one-page abstract submission;
  • March 15, 2018 – notification of authors;
  • May 15, 2018   – conference program at the conference website.

Abstract templates and registration form will be available at the

Conference website http://conf.icmm.ru/index.php/icmm/rmhd-2018

 

The official languages of the Conference are English (preferable) and Russian.

Abstracts, posters and plenary lectures – only in English.

Sectional talks – advisably in English.

 

Peter Frick – Conference Chairman

Ilya Kolesnichenko – Conference Secretary

Contacts:

Phones:                +7(342)2378322 (P. Frick)

+7 9824524625, +7(342)2378381 (I. Kolesnichenko)

e-mail:                   mhd@icmm.ru

fax:                        +7(342)2378487

website:               http://conf.icmm.ru/index.php/icmm/rmhd-2018

 

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III.  SUMMER SCHOOL “ADVANCED TOPICS IN MHD”, CISM, ITALY

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(nicked from David MacTaggard’s website, Glasgow, UK)

Advanced topics in MHD, June 11-15 (2018)

Lecturers:

David MacTaggart (Glasgow)

Andrew Hillier (Exeter)

Anthony Yeates (Durham)

Elena Khomenko (IAC)

Etienne Pariat (Meudon)

Nobumitsu Yokoi (Tokyo)

Theme

In this school we will study MHD stability theory, magnetic topology, MHD turbulence, magnetic reconnection and how all of these areas are connected in astrophysical and laboratory applications. Our treatment of these topics will go beyond what is normally presented in textbooks (hence the “Advanced” in the title).

This course is ideal for PhD students and postdocs working in MHD and will take place in the beautiful renaissance palace of CISM (Udine, Italy). PhD students can count the school towards course credits required for their doctorates.

Official flyer:  The programme for the school, with lecture and registration details, can be found here.

Registration:  To register for the school, please follow the link here.

More info: http://www.maths.gla.ac.uk/~dmactaggart/mhd_school.html

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IV.  RESEARCH ASSISTANT POST IN GLASGOW

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(from Radostin Simitev, Glasgow, UK)

To contribute to the project “Two-layer thermo-compositional dynamo models of the geomagnetic field” working with Dr Radostin Simitev.

Deadline for application: 5 Nov 2017.

For further details and an application pack, please visit:

https://www.gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs

with Reference Number 019095

or the direct link:

https://www22.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_glasgow01.asp?s=4A515F4E5A565B1A&jobid=93401,2212991265&key=192772265&c=25132398830236&pagestamp=s

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Best regards,

 

Dr Radostin D Simitev

School of Mathematics & Statistics

University of Glasgow

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V.   SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS

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VI. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

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will be issued in the end of January, 2018. Please send information you wish to be included into this issue to

a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

not later than 20 of January, 2018.

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

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