Date sent: 20 August 2018, 11:23

From: Anna Watts (

Subject: For dissemination to IAU Div D members: IAU Div D (High energy phenomena and fundamental physics) at the Vienna General Assembly

***IAU Division D at the Vienna General AssemblyI***

For those Division D members attending the IAU General Assembly in Vienna this week and next, we look forward to seeing you!

Below is the final programme for the Division meeting, which will take place on Friday 24th and Monday 27th.  We have some wonderful talks lined up.  We start on Friday at 10:30 with the Division Business meeting, which I would like to encourage you all to attend.  We will review the big achievements of the last 3 years, Division priorities for the coming years and how the Division should evolve to serve our worldwide community better.

We've also received an urgent note from the Local Organizers, for any presenter who was intending to use Keynote. The Organizers were informed late yesterday that Keynote will *not* be supported, despite earlier assurances from the hosting company that it would be an option.  Please save your presentation as Powerpoint (.pptx) instead.  There will be PCs on-site for those who need assistance with the conversion.

Division D Programme: Location – Room M

Friday, August 24, 2018

Session 1 10:30 – 12:00 Poster Session and Business Meeting (Chair: Kouveliotou)
Reports from President (C. Kouveliotou), VP (E. Pian), D1 Commission Chair (Gravitational Waves: M. Branchesi), & WG Chair (Supernovae: A. Gal Yam). Presentation from V. Mcbride.

Session 2 13:30 – 15:00 GW & EM counterparts of the first BNS Merger (Chair: Watts)

  • 13:30 – 14:00   D. Shoemaker
  • 14:00 – 14:30   M. Branchesi
  • 14:30 – 15:00   D. Malesani

Session 3 15:30 – 18:30 Mission Reports, Reviews  + Contributed talks (Chair: Zane)

  • 15:30 – 16:00 N. Zhang  (HXMT Status and Highlights)
  • 16:00 – 16:30 M. Kramer (The Transient Radio Universe)
  • 16:30 – 16:50 S. Xiong (HXMT GW-EM counterparts & GECAM)
  • 16:50 – 17:05 J. Guan (HXMT Galactic scanning survey)
  • 17:05 – 17:20 D. Schwartz (Search for X-ray Beacons)
  • 17:20 – 17:35 C. Shi (Superstrong B-fields of neutron stars in Be XRBs)
  • 17:35 – 17:50 N. Kawai (X-ray transients observed by MAXI)
  • 17:50 – 18:05 P. Shastri (Multi-epoch observations of the Blazar 1ES2344+514 using ASTROSAT, GMRT, Fermi and WEBT)
  • 18:05 – 18: 30 Beatriz Garcia (Pierre Auger highlights)

Monday, August 27, 2018

Session 1 10:30 – 12:00 Future Observatories (Chair: Wolter)

  • 10:30 – 11:00 M. Weisskopf (IXPE)
  • 11:00 – 11:30 M. Tashiro (XARM)
  • 11:30 – 12:00 D. Li (FAST)

Session 2 13:30 – 15:00  Reviews (Chair: Watts)

  • 13:30 – 14:00 G. Pavlov (Pulsar & PWN Review)
  • 14:00 – 14:30 K. Gendreau (NICER Highlights)
  • 14:30 – 15:00 J. Lockman (Insights into the Fermi Bubbles from Neutral Hydrogen Observations)

Session 3 15:30 – 17:00 PhD Prize talks + Contributed talks (Chair: Watts)

  • 15:30 – 16:00 E. R. Coughlin (PhD Award 2017)
  • 16:00 – 16:30 G. Voisin (PhD award 2018)
  • 16:30 – 16:45 H. Stiele (NuSTAR view of the central region of M31)
  • 16:45 – 17:00 H. Kang (Acceleration of Cosmic Ray Electrons at Shocks in Merging Galaxy Clusters)


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


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