Date sent: 14 December 2017, 17:44

From: Anna Watts (

Subject: IAU Div D (High energy phenomena and fundamental physics) Bulletin No. 19 - 14 Dec 2017

IAU Division D Bulletin N. 19: December 14, 2017


  • IAU General Assembly in Vienna
  • AHEAD Announcement of Opportunity Cycle 5
  • Upcoming conferences, meetings, workshops and schools (new announcements)
  • In memoriam

IAU General Assembly in Vienna

Registration for the IAU GA in Vienna (August 20-31 2018) has been opened:

Following a tradition established in 2015, the GA will host, besides Symposia and Focus Meetings, also Division Meetings. These will take place on the Friday of the first week (Aug 24) and Monday of the second week (Aug 27). The Division D Meeting will include both invited and contributed talks and posters.

We would like to invite you to submit abstracts for the Division D Meeting by February 28, 2018 through the above IAU GA official channel. Abstract submission for Division Meetings and for IAUS and FMs is not mutually exclusive, although the scientific organizers will try and avoid duplications, to allow the largest possible number of oral contributions to be scheduled.

AHEAD Announcement of Opportunity Cycle 5

The AHEAD (Integrated Activities for High Energy Astrophysics*) project solicits proposals for its program of transnational visits. This program offers access free-of-cost to some of the best European test and calibration facilities, training/mentoring on X-ray data analysis and visits of scientists/engineers at all expertise levels. Visitor grants include full reimbursement of travel and subsistence expenses.

AO-5 Calls Opening: 20 November 2017

Submission Deadlines:

  • Call 1 (Experimental Facilities): 30 June 2018
  • Calls 2 and 3 (Data analysis/Science/Engineering): 5 January 2018, 17:00 CET

Three main calls are included in this AO. For further information and links to the three AO-5 Calls:

Due to EC grant regulations Call 3 (transnational access to data analysis) is open exclusively to visitors with affiliation to an EU or associated country**. Call 1 is continuously open until 30 June 2018 and proposals can be received at any time.

* AHEAD is a Research Infrastructure Program funded by the Horizon 2020 program of the European Union. Its main goal is to integrate and open research infrastructures for high energy Astrophysics. For general information on AHEAD:


Upcoming Conferences, Meetings, Workshops and Schools

Nuclear astrophysics at storage rings and recoil separators
Darmstadt, Germany
13-15 March, 2018

Astrophysical jets in the era of multi-messenger astronomy (EWASS 2018 Special Session)
Liverpool, UK
3-6 April, 2018

Revisiting Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 Galaxies and Their Place in the Universe
Padova (Italy)
10-13 April, 2018

Quark Matter 2018
Venice, Italy
14-19 May, 2018

IAUS 342 - Perseus in Sicily: from black hole to cluster outskirts
Noto, Sicily, Italy
13-19 May, 2018

IAUS 346: High-mass X-ray binaries: illuminating the passage from massive binaries to merging compact objects
Vienna, Austria
23- 30 August, 2018

In memoriam

We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Jeffrey McClintock (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics).

If you wish to share with IAU Div D any information about matters that may be relevant to the activities of Div D Members, please send an e-mail to . This will appear in the next Bulletin, which will be sent out on February 1, 2018. Thank you in advance for your inputs, and best regards.

Dr Anna Watts, Secretary of IAU Div D Steering Committee
Associate Professor, University of Amsterdam


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