Community:Email 05mar10b

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent Mar 05, 2010. Meetings and jobs are listed at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu under 'Community' as 'Calendar of Meetings' and 'CEDAR related opportunities'. CEDAR email messages are under 'Community' as 'CEDAR email Newsletters'. All are in 'Quick Links' on the main page.


(1) Call for Nominations for the 2010 Sunanda and Santimay Basu Award, due 1 June. From Jonathan Makela (jmakela@illinois.edu). See also http://www.agu.org/about/honors/section_fg/spa/.

(2) 19-30 July, 2010 CISM Space Weather Summer School, Boston University, funding applications due 1 May from advanced undergraduate and early graduate students. From Jeff Hughes (hughes at bu.edu) and the 3 March SPA Newsletter. See also http://www.bu.edu/CISM/.

(3) 23-30 June 2010 Space Weather Summer School at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, funding applications due 20 April from advanced undergraduate, graduate, and new postdoctoral researchers. From Gang (Larry) Li (gang.li at uah.edu) and the 3 March SPA Newsletter. See also http://uahswss.pbworks.com.


(1) Call for Nominations for the 2010 Sunanda and Santimay Basu Award, due 1 June.


From Jonathan Makela (jmakela@illinois.edu).

The Space Physics and Aeronomy (SPA) Section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) is seeking nominations for the 2010 Sunanda and Santimay Basu Award. This award is presented annually to honor an individual young scientist from a developing nation for making outstanding contributions to research in Sun-Earth Systems Science that further the understanding of both plasma physical processes and their applications for the benefit of society. The award is open to scientists who received their Ph.D. degree after June 1, 2003 and currently live and work in developing nations. Consideration is to be given to candidates who have overcome obstacles in attaining their research objectives.

The Space Physics and Aeronomy Section will invite the recipient to present a paper at AGU’s Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California. Travel funds and living expenses will be provided to attend the meeting, where the recipient will also receive a certificate of appreciation and three years’ membership to AGU. The award will be presented at the SPA dinner, for which the awardee will receive a complimentary ticket. The awardee will also be announced in Eos.

Nominations should be prepared by an AGU member or other geoscientist who is knowledgeable of the candidate’s qualifications and include the following information: • nominator’s name and title, address and contact numbers; • nominee’s name and title, institutional affiliation, and address; • a statement (not to exceed 2 pages) of the action(s) or achievement(s) for which the candidate is nominated; • two letters of support from AGU members or from other recognized geoscientists belonging to institutions other than that of the nominee; • a curriculum vitae (not to exceed 3 pages).

A list of previous recipients of the award can be found at: http://www.agu.org/about/honors/section_fg/spa/

The deadline for receipt of the nomination package is 1 June 2010.

Send nominations to: American Geophysical Union, Attn: Leadership, 2000 Florida Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20009 USA, Tel: +1-202-777-7502, E-mail: leadership@agu.org. You can also contact the Chair of the Sunanda and Santimay Basu Award Committee with questions: Professor Jonathan Makela (jmakela@illinois.edu)


(2) 19-30 July, 2010 CISM Space Weather Summer School, Boston University, funding applications due 1 May from advanced undergraduate and early graduate students.


From Jeff Hughes (hughes at bu.edu).

Space Weather Phenomena, Consequences, and Modeling or Reality, Harsh Reality, and Virtual Reality

July 19 - 30, 2010, Boston University

The Tenth Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling (CISM) Space Weather Summer School will be held at Boston University July 19 - 30, 2010. The two-week school will closely follow the model of the previous successful Summer Schools, which comprehensively immersed students in the subject of space weather, what it is, what it does, and what can be done about it. The CISM summer school supplements standard curricula relating to the physics, meteorology, and climatology of space with integrated overviews of the solar-terrestrial weather system from the Sun to the earth, its effects and consequences, and the state of the art in modeling it. A unique feature of the school is a series of three-hour computer labs to learn how to use models being developed by CISM to understand the space environment and to make space weather predictions. The team of instructors will be led by Jeffrey Hughes, Nicholas Gross, and John Lyon.

The school is intended primarily for students about to enter graduate school in the space sciences or early in their graduate careers. We encourage supervisors to recommend the school to their prospective or current students. However others with a professional interest in space weather have also attended and benefited from earlier schools. Further details and the application form, including a request for financial support, can be found under Summer School on the CISM web site at http://www.bu.edu/CISM/ Applications are open and are due by May 1. CISM is an NSF Science and Technology Center.


(3) 23-30 June 2010 Space Weather Summer School at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, funding applications due 20 April from advanced undergraduate, graduate, and new postdoctoral researchers.


From Gang (Larry) Li (gang.li at uah.edu).

Applications are invited for the 2010 Space Weather Summer School, to be held at the University of Alabama in Huntsville during June 23-30, 2010. The summer school will offer an intensive one-week course in topics related to Space Weather studies. The school is appropriate to graduate and advanced undergraduate students interested in solar and space physics, and who may wish to pursue a career in space physics, solar physics or related fields. New postdoctoral researchers are also welcome to apply.

Active scientists working in relevant fields will give approximately 15-20 lectures. Topics to be covered include chromospheric and photospheric magnetic fields, physics of the corona and solar wind, structures in the solar wind (shocks, coronal mass ejections, and discontinuities), solar energetic particle events, and the interaction of the solar wind, shocks, and energetic particles with the earth's magnetosphere.

The summer school is supported in part by The National Science Foundation (NSF) and The Center of Space Plasma and Aeromic Research (CSPAR) at UAHuntsville. Approximately 25 students will be selected. Each student will receive a stipend to partially cover travel and local expenses.

Application and further information can be found at http://uahswss.pbworks.com