[STSP] Space physics at the 2006 Australian Institute of Physics Congress: Abstract deadline 24 May.

Iver Cairns cairns at physics.usyd.edu.au
Mon May 8 09:55:12 EST 2006

  ** Please forward: Abstract deadline 24 May for the 2006 AIP Congress **

Dear All,

Space Physics will be a major focus of the 2006 AIP Congress, to be held 
in Brisbane 3-8 December 2006. It looks as though there will be 2 plenary
speakers in space physics, neither yet listed on the Congress website:
David Southwood (Director of Science for ESA) and Sandra Chapman (U. Warwick,
Complexity in the solar system). We now need to make sure that we have a
large number of space physics abstracts submitted so that we receive a
large number of oral slots - we already have a larger allocation than our 
2005 allocation and hope to expand this beyond 3 full days of space oral
sessions. The STSP (Solar Terrestrial and Space Physics) Group's Committee
and Brad Carter (USQ), our representative on the Program Committee, have
worked hard to reach the present situation and we all now need to bring
this work to fruition in an excellent space physics program for the AIP
Congress. This will include Keynote talks in more general areas of space
science than just space physics, including remote sensing of the
terrestrial environment from space and the early evolution of the solar
system. Potentially we will also attract speakers from industry and space

The abstract submission deadline is 24 May, approximately 2 weeks
away, and abstracts must be submitted electronically to the
Congress website at www.aipc2006.com .

Accordingly, please forward this email to interested people, look at
the Congress website, decide whether or not you and your research
colleagues (including students) will attend, and then start preparing
and submitting your abstracts. Note that the STSP Group and Brad Carter
intend to make oral presentations by students (presumably mostly but
not entirely PhD students) and younger postdocs a priority, for
pedagogical reasons, as well as oral presentations by more senior
scientists that demonstrate the wideranging and impressive space physics
research carried out in Australia.

We look forward very much to seeing your abstracts on the Congress
lists and then seeing you at the Congress. Let us know if you have
any questions. On behalf of the STSP Committee and Brad
Carter,  yours sincerely,

                          Iver Cairns

               (Chair, STSP Group of the AIP).


Professor Iver Cairns, 
Australian Professorial Fellow and Research Professor in Space Physics.

School of Physics,       Email: cairns at physics.usyd.edu.au
University of Sydney, 
NSW 2006,                Work phone: +61-2 9351-3961
Australia                Work fax:   +61-2 9351-7726.

Chair, Solar-Terrestrial and Space Physics Group of the 
Australian Institute of Physics.


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