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IAU e-Newsletter - Volume 2013 n°2

Sent electronically to Individual Members on May 29, 2013
by Thierry Montmerle, General Secretary

Items 1 and 2 below result from decisions taken by the IAU Executive Committee (EC) during its last meeting, held in Nara, Japan, May 9-11, 2013. Division Presidents were invited to participate in the discussions. A more detailed account of this meeting will be published in the next Information Bulletin, scheduled to appear in July.

  1. List of approved Symposia for 2014
  2. Changes in the format of General Assembly meetings
  3. Elections of the Division Steering Committees
  4. A reminder of other forthcoming Dates & Deadlines (2013)

 


1. List of approved Symposia for 2014

S # Proposer Title Supporting Divisions Symposium Site Symposium Date
           
305 Lites Polarimetry: from the Sun to Stars and Stellar Environments E, B, F, G Punta Leona, Costa Rica Jan 19-24
306 Heavens Statistical challenges in 21st Century Cosmology (SCCC 21) B, J Lisbon, Portugal May 25-29
307 Meynet New windows on Massive Stars, Asteroseismology, Interferometry and Spectropolarimetry G Geneva, Switzerland Jun 23-27
308 Shandarin The Zeldovich' Universe: Genesis and Growth of the Cosmic Web J Tallin, Estonia Jun 23-28
309 Ziegler Galaxies in 3D across the Universe J, B, H Vienna, Austria Jun30 - Jul 4
310 Lemaitre Complex Planetary Systems A, F Namur, Belgium Jul 7-11
311 Cappellari Galaxies Masses as Constraints of Formation Models J, B, G, H Oxford, UK Jul 14-18
312 Spurzem Star Clusters and Black Holes in Galaxies across Cosmic Time H, D, G, J Beijng, China Nanjing Aug 25-29
313 Massaro Extragalactic Jets from every angle D, B, J Puerto Ayora, Ecuador Sep 15-20

Please note that dates may change: check the IAU web page (http://www.iau.org/science/meetings/future/symposia/) for updates.

 

2. Changes in the format of General Assembly meetings

Reexamining the present format of meetings at the General Assembly (GA), and taking into account the enhanced role of Divisions in the new IAU structure, the EC and Division Presidents discussed and approved a new format, summarized as follows.

The deadlines for submission of Letters of Intent and for the final proposals, both for 2015 Symposia and GA Focus Meetings, are respectively Sep.15 and Dec.15, 2013 (as before). The program deadline for Division Meetings will be Dec.15, 2014.

More details will be given in the forthcoming Information Bulletin and in the IAU web pages.

 

3. Elections of the Division Steering Committees

The Division Steering Committees have been established for all Divisions. They are composed of the Division Presidents and Vice-Presidents, all Presidents of the relevant Commissions, and six elected members. Their membership can be found in the respective Division pages in the IAU web site.

 

4. A reminder of other forthcoming Dates & Deadlines (2013)

 

Thierry Montmerle
IAU General Secretary  
May 29, 2013