Date sent: 18 December 2017, 17:59

From: Ingrid Mann (

Subject: Focus Meeting: Nano Dust in Space during IAU GA 2018


IAU Focus Meeting: Nano Dust in Space

August 28–29, 2018, during the XXXth General Assembly of the IAU in Vienna, Austria

The goal of this Focus Meeting is to combine knowledge and bring together researchers from space in-situ measurements with astronomers and astrophysicist to make progress in understanding nano dust particles by combining their knowledge on dust under a wide range of space conditions. Topics include: laboratory experiments on nano dust formation, nano dust destruction and observations in the interstellar medium, Nano dust in solar wind and planetary debris disks, nano dust in the vicinity of solar system objects, physical and chemical interactions of nano dust in space and planetary atmospheres, meteors and the link to nano dust in the Earth atmosphere, nanodust in cosmic dusty plasma, dusty plasma interactions near planetary surfaces and in magnetospheres, nanodust in stellar atmospheres and winds, physics and astrophysics of carbonaceous nanoparticles including fullerenes.

Invited speakers:

Yuki Kimura (Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University, Japan), Cornelia Jaeger (University of Jena, Germany), Biwei Jiang (Beijing Normal University, China), Antony Jones (IAS, France), Kate Su (University of Arizona, USA), John Plane (Leeds University, UK), Sergey Popel, (Initute for Dynamics of Geospheres, Moscow, Russia), Susanne Höfner (Uppsala University, Sweden), Jan Cami (University of Western Ontario, Canada), Susana Iglesias-Groth (IAC, Spain).


Ingrid Mann, Tromsø, Norway (Co-Chair) - Aigen Li, Columbia, USA (Co-Chair) - Kyoko Tanaka, Sapporo, Japan (Co-chair) - Alexander Tielens, Leiden, The Netherlands - Anja C. Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark - Anny-Chantal Levasseur-Regourd, Paris, France - Biwei Jiang, Beijing, China - Chris Wright, Canberra, Australia - Farid Salama, Moffett Field, USA - John Plane, Leeds, United Kingdom - Joseph A. Nuth, Greenbelt, USA - Khare Avinash, Delhi, India - Sun Kwok, Hongkong - Thomas Pino, Orsay, France - Veronica Motta, Valparaíso, Chile.

Proceedings (included in the registration fee), eds: Ingrid Mann, Aigen Li, Kyoko Tanaka.

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May 31, 2018 - Deadline of poster-only submission

June 30, 2018 - Deadline of regular registration


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