Community:Email 20mar14

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 20 March 2014. 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) NSF CEDAR Proposals due Thursday 17 July. From Anne-Marie Schmoltner (aschmolt at nsf.gov), NSF Aeronomy Program Director. See also http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14545/nsf14545.htm

(2) Solar Physics Topical Issue “Radio Heliophysics: Science and Forecasting” - Interest Statements due 28 March, manuscripts due 17 October. From <Mario.Bisi at stfc.ac.uk> in SPA Vol 21, Issue 18, 19 Mar See also http://www.editorialmanager.com/sola/

(3) Passing of Alan Lazarus. From Justin Kasper (jckasper at umich.edu) and John Belcher (jbelcher at mit.edu) in SPA Vol 21, Issue 19, 19 Mar.


(1) NSF CEDAR Proposals due Thursday 17 July.


From Anne-Marie Schmoltner (aschmolt at nsf.gov), NSF Aeronomy Program Director.

The new CEDAR Program Announcement was just posted: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14545/nsf14545.htm The submission deadline is 7/17 in 2014.


(2) Solar Physics Topical Issue “Radio Heliophysics: Science and Forecasting” - Interest Statements due 28 March, manuscripts due 17 October.


From <Mario.Bisi at stfc.ac.uk> in SPA Vol 21, Issue 18, 19 Mar.

Dear Colleagues.

Heliophysics is considered to be the all-encompassing sub-field of astrophysics which includes subjects from the Sun’s core to planetary cores, and indeed, to the edge of the heliosphere where the Sun’s influence in the galaxy ends and that of the interstellar medium (IsM) takes over. There are many different physical domains within Heliophysics, where the physical specifications and boundary conditions vary considerably, and thus it is a wide area of current scientific research.

Contributions for this Topical Issue (TI) in Solar Physics (SP), we would solicit papers from all of radio Heliophysics where radio (observations, data, results, modelling, etc…) forms the basis of each paper or is a strong complimentary data set to other Heliophysics observations, measurements, or modelling. The aim of the TI is to highlight the wide uses and scope and indeed the capabilities and power of radio observations in scientific and forecasting investigations of our solar system and the Sun’s influence from its core to the heliosphere-IsM boundary and especially upon the Earth environment. Observations and modelling of the heliosphere via/incorporating radio methods and radio data are of a critical importance to improving our understanding of the Physics behind the various components of the Heliophysical system and how each of these components ties into the next. Radio observations are also essential to further our understanding of space weather both in the vicinity of the Earth and at other solar-system bodies (e.g. the Sun-Earth connection from solar dynamo through to ground- level-events at Earth’s surface).

The TI will consist of completed, original research papers on this common theme which would benefit from being published together. All of the papers will be fully refereed in the normal manner. To assist the Editor, Dr. Mario M. Bisi, Dr. Bernard V. Jackson, and Dr. J. Americo Gonzalez-Esparza have agreed to act as Guest Editors for this Issue.

We solicit manuscripts on this general subject, for inclusion in this TI of Solar Physics, with deadlines of 28 March 2014 (Friday) for submission of a statement of interest, title, abstract, and suggestions of referees, and of 17 October 2014 (Friday) for submission of the completed manuscript.

There are no publication, page, or colour charges for publishing in Solar Physics, and the Journal’s impact factor is very respectable, especially in the Heliophysics field.

In order to respect the other contributors, we will be strict with deadlines for submission, refereeing, and proofing. To expedite the schedule, referees will be identified prior to the submission of the manuscripts on the basis of the abstracts. Papers which are late, either because of delays in submission or protracted refereeing, will likely appear individually in later issues of the Journal.

If you wish to participate in this TI of Solar Physics, please let us know by Friday 28 March 2014 to be considered for inclusion by E-Mail to Mario Bisi (Mario.Bisi [at] stfc.ac.uk) (with the subject line: Radio Heliophysics: Science and Forecasting Solar Physics TI Proposed Submission) and provide us with a tentative title, abstract, authors, estimated number of pages, as well as names and E-Mail addresses of at least three potential referees. Once you have successfully heard regarding your proposed submission, you should then prepare and submit your manuscript for refereeing by 17 October 2014 (http://www.editorialmanager.com/sola/ - when submitting you should select the TI from the drop-down submission-type menu at the start of your submission).

Many thanks and best wishes,

Mario M. Bisi, Bernard V. Jackson, and J. Americo Gonzalez-Esparza (Guest Editors), and Lidia van Driel-Gesztelyi (Editor).

http://www.editorialmanager.com/sola/


(3) Passing of Alan Lazarus.


From Justin Kasper (jckasper at umich.edu) and John Belcher (jbelcher at mit.edu) in SPA Vol 21, Issue 19, 19 Mar.

It is with deep regret and sorrow that we report the passing of Dr. Alan Jay Lazarus, Senior Research Scientist at MIT, beloved colleague and pioneering researcher in the fields of space physics and the solar wind. Alan died peacefully in his home in Lexington, Massachusetts on March 13, 2014.

In 1959 Alan began a career of over 50 years at MIT where he joined pioneers in space research to study space physics, focusing particularly on space plasma and the solar wind. At MIT’s Center for Space Research (now Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research), he helped develop instruments for over 20 spacecraft missions to learn about the solar wind, including one on board the Voyager 1 spacecraft, launched in 1977, which this past fall was the first man-made object to travel beyond our solar system. Instruments he developed today provide continuous measurements of the solar wind plasma that buffets Earth, as well as the distant boundary between solar plasma and the interstellar medium. In 1974-1975 he was Staff Scientist at NASA’s Office of Space Science, High Energy Astrophysics. He was the lead or co-author on over 200 scientific papers.

He was Principal Investigator for a solar wind experiment on SOL-RAD 11, Co- Investigator for a solar wind plasma experiment utilizing Faraday cup sensors on Explorers 10, 18, 33, and 35 (for Earth magnetosphere studies) and Mariner 4 (Mars), Mariner 5 (Venus), Mariner 10 (Venus/Mercury), Pioneers 6 and 7, Voyagers 1 and 2 probes and planetary encounter missions, the WIND spacecraft, whose current orbit is roughly at 240 Earth radii and which sends daily solar wind data every 90 seconds to observe interplanetary shocks and other phenomena, IMP, OGO-1, OGO 3, and the Giotto probe to Halley’s comet.

Al’s DSCOVR Faraday Cup is scheduled to fly in early 2015 as a real time beacon for NOAA space weather forecasting. This instrument, because it will be sun-pointed and make fast measurements, will be a prototype for a Faraday Cup on Solar Probe, on which he is a Co-Investigator, scheduled for 2018. The impact of his innovative ideas and creativity on our field will continue for years to come.

In addition to his research position, Dr. Lazarus was a Senior Lecturer in MIT’s Physics Department. He cared deeply about his students and worked to bring delight to their learning experiences. In 1963 he was the first recipient of MIT’s Everett Moore Baker Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching, and in 1998 received the Department of Physics’ William W. Buechner Faculty Award for Teaching. Always ready to share his experience and love of MIT, Alan was a caring and devoted faculty advisor to many, and from 1977- 1980 was MIT’s Associate Dean of Students in Charge of Freshman Advising, where he was instrumental in the creation of the Undergraduate Academic Support Office.

Alan’s obituary appeared in the Boston Globe http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=alan-jay- lazarus&pid=170219913. Friends are invited to a gathering in his honor at a place and date to be announced, and to add their recollections and learn more about his life and work here http://alanlazarus.wordpress.com/.