Date sent: 14 November 2017, 18:53

From: Claus Leitherer - Division J President (

Subject: IAU Division J: Upcoming Deadlines

Dear members of IAU Division J (Galaxies & Cosmology),

Please be aware of several upcoming deadlines:

  • There are various deadlines for registration, abstract submission and grant application for the General Assembly in Vienna in 2018. Be sure to take advantage of the lower fees when registering early. Early registration closes on January 31, 2018. See
  • The scientific program for the GA is online. Please mark your calendar for the Division Days of our Division on August 24 and 27, 2018, which among other items features the mini-symposium “Build-up of Galaxy clusters" organized by Helmut Dannerbauer. See
  • Other events supported by Division J are:
  • December 15, 2017 is the deadline for the IAU Ph.D. prize. The IAU PhD Prize recognizes outstanding scientific achievement in astrophysics around the world. Each IAU Division has, once a year, the opportunity to award its own prize to the candidate it feels has carried out the most remarkable work in the previous year (i.e. a PhD Thesis which has been defended between the 16 December in the previous year, and 15 December this year). Please make prospective candidates at your institution aware of this excellent opportunity. See for more information.
  • December 15, 2017 is also the deadline for proposing IAU Symposia for 2019. Division J members who wish to propose a symposium (and who have submitted a Letter of Intent) should keep in mind that requests for divisional support letters should be requested well before December 15. This will ensure a proper review of the request by the full Steering Committee.

As always, comments and suggestions are most welcome!

Claus Leitherer
(President, Division J –


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