Community:Email 06Sep13

From CedarWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 06 September 2013. 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) Joe Huba wins Navy Award. From <james.a.klimchuk at nasa.gov> via SPA Newsletter 2 September.

(2) Two Postdoctoral fellows in space physics at the Birkeland Centre for Space Science - applications due Sep 25. From Nikolai.Ostgaard at ift.uib.no via SPA Newsletter 2 September.

(3) Vacancy: New CHAIR at the University of Birmingham in the UK - applications due 30 Sep. From John Mathews via URSI newsletter. See also http://www.hr.bham.ac.uk/jobs and/or http://www.download.bham.ac.uk/vacancies/jd/52091.pdf

(4) 12-14 May 2015, 14th International Ionospheric Effects Symposium (IES15) in Alexandria, VA, USA. From Patricia.Doherty at bc.edu. See also http://ies2015.bc.edu


(1) Joe Huba wins Navy Award.


From <james.a.klimchuk at nasa.gov> via SPA Newsletter 2 September.

I was delighted to learn that Joe Huba of the Naval Research Lab was recently selected as one of the Department of Navy Dr. Delores M. Etter Top Scientists and Engineers for the Year 2012. Joe was honored for developing the first three-dimensional, physics-based model able to describe the fundamental multi-ion plasma properties of the plasmasphere under both magnetically quiet and storm-time conditions. Congratulations, Joe!


(2) Two Postdoctoral fellows in space physics at the Birkeland Centre for Space Science - applications due Sep 25.


From Nikolai.Ostgaard at ift.uib.no via SPA Newsletter 2 September.

At the Department of Physics and Technology two 4-year positions as postdoctoral fellows in space physics is available from November 1, 2013. The positions will be part of the Birkeland Centre for Space Science (BCSS). BCSS is organized in two instrumentation groups, one education and public outreach group and four research groups that will address the following questions:

Q1) When and why is the aurora in the two hemispheres asymmetric? Q2) How do we get beyond the static large scale picture of the ionosphere? Q3) What are the effects of particle precipitation on the atmospheric system? Q4) What is the role of energetic particles from thunderstorms in geospace?

Both Postdoctoral Fellows will be part of the Q4 group. The first 5 years this group is mainly funded and related to a European Research Council Advanced Grant project – TGF-MEPPA. This group explores how relativistic particles and gamma-rays are produced in the strong electric fields of thunderclouds, the so-called terrestrial gamma-ray flashes. Measurements of gamma-ray flashes, weather data, radio waves as well as modeling are used to understand and explain these phenomena.

The instrumentation group of BCSS is developing instrumentation to measure terrestrial gamma-ray flashes from the international space station and from balloons.

For these two positions we especially look for candidates with the following expertise

  • how radio waves from electric discharges can be used to understand the

processes within the discharge itself

  • how thunderclouds form and electrify.
  • how streamers and leaders form and propagate.

The successful candidate should be familiar with data analysis or modeling and have a good theoretical understanding of one or more of these fields. The candidates should have good programming skills.

The work place will be at UoB in Bergen. Applicants must have achieved a Norwegian doctorate in physics or equivalent education abroad. A project plan and a progress plan will be written in cooperation with the project leader on appointment.

Starting salary on grade 57 (code 1352/pay framework 24.1) in the Civil Service pay grade table; currently NOK 473,400 gross p.a.

Full text of announcement can be found and submission of application should be made at http://www.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=96175

For any questions contact Professor Nikolai Østgaard, Nikolai.Ostgaard@ift.uib.no

Closing date for applications: September 25, 2013


(3) Vacancy: New CHAIR at the University of Birmingham in the UK - applications due 30 Sep.


From John Mathews via URSI newsletter.

Chair in Space Environment and Radio Frequency (RF) Engineering.

Sponsored by the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

Supported by 5 years of funding from the Dstl (the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MOD’s) science and technology organisation) and the Royal Academy of Engineering the successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to develop a programme of internationally recognised research in the field of Space Environment and RF Engineering, focussing on developing a UK capability to bridge the gap between academia and the defence industry. Candidates should have an international academic or industrial reputation in space environment and RF engineering in the context of RF navigation, surveillance or communications systems. They will display the leadership qualities required to build and sustain an internationally competitive research programme.

Salary ­ Competitive package for an outstanding candidate.

For an informal discussion please contact: Professor Chris Baber on +44 (0) 121 414 3965, c.baber@bham.ac.uk, Professor Paul Cannon on +44 (0) 7990 564772, p.cannon@poynting.bham.ac.uk

Closing date: 30 September 2013

Reference: 52091

To download the details of this position and submit an electronic application online please visit http://www.hr.bham.ac.uk/jobs and/or http://www.download.bham.ac.uk/vacancies/jd/52091.pdf


(4) 12-14 May 2015, 14th International Ionospheric Effects Symposium (IES15) in Alexandria, VA, USA.


From Patricia.Doherty at bc.edu.

IES 2015: “Bridging the gap between applications and research involving ionospheric and space weather disciplines”

Dear IES Friends and Colleagues,

The next Ionospheric Effects Symposium will be held 12-14 May, 2015 in Alexandria, Virginia. This symposium follows the grand success of the triennial symposia that were inaugurated in 1975 by Dr. John Goodman. Following Dr. Goodman’s retirement as chair of the IES symposia in 2011, Boston College accepted the opportunity to continue the distinctive IES traditions and symposia.

IES2015 will follow in the tradition of the earlier meetings by hosting the event in Alexandria, VA and by offering opportunities for scientists, engineers, and program managers to review current activities and solutions to system impacts caused by ionospheric phenomena and space weather events.

We hope that you will plan to attend this premier gathering of ionospheric professionals. We invite you to join our mailing list by visiting the IES2015 website (ies2015.bc.edu) and providing your contact information on the Mailing List link (IES mailing list). Joining the mailing list will insure that you get updates on the IES2015 details as they materialize. You will also be able to use our website (ies2015.bc.edu) for updates, registration, hotel, abstract submission and program information.

We sincerely hope to see you at IES2015 and we look forward to continuing the unparalleled success of this ionospheric event

With best regards,

Keith Groves and Patricia Doherty, Institute for Scientific Research, Boston College