Date sent: 10 December 2018, 10:09

From: Anna Watts (

Subject: IAU Div D (High energy phenomena and fundamental physics) Bulletin - December 2018

***IAU Division D Bulletin December, 2018***

Apologies for the late arrival of the newsletter this month! This was due to Division Secretarial illness and the consequent super-Eddington rate accumulation of many deadlines.  

*IAU business and deadlines
*Special issue of Advances in Space Research on Nova Eruptions and Cataclysmic Variables
*Special issue of Advances in Astronomy on Multi-wavelength Observations of Pulsars
*Special issue of Galaxy on Gamma-ray pulsars
*Upcoming conferences, meetings, workshops and schools (new announcements)


*IAU business and deadlines

1) Applications for IAU PhD prizes are welcome (deadline Dec 15), see  all info at:

2)  Letters of Intent for IAU Symposia in 2020 are now publicly accessible at:   
Prospective proposers for IAU Symposia (deadline Dec 15) may want to take a close look at these.

3)  The IAU has introduced a new category of membership, the Junior Member (deadline Dec 31st), see all details at:

4) Office of Astronomy for Education - Letters of Intent
An important deadline is approaching: 31st December 2018 is the deadline for submission of the Letters of Intent (LoI) from countries or institutions interested in hosting the Office of Astronomy for Education  (OAE) in partnership with the IAU.  The information about the call is posted in the IAU webpage
All members are asked for proactivity in encouraging positive action by their NCA, Institutions or Organisations in their countries, since  submitting a LoI is mandatory for later submission of a full proposal.


* Special issue of Advances in Space Research on Nova Eruptions and Cataclysmic Variables

Appropriate scientific or review papers are invited for a special topical issue of Advances in Space Research (ASR) entitled “Nova Eruptions, Cataclysmic Variables and related systems: Observational vs. theoretical challenges in the 2020 era”.  This special issue is open to all scientists and collaborations who would like to submit an appropriate scientific or review paper related to the novae eruptions, CVs (with WD primaries) and related accreting white dwarf binaries (AWBs) constitute laboratories to study accretion flows, gas dynamics, outflows, transient outbursts, and explosive nuclear burning under a variety of astrophysical plasma conditions. CVs, together with all AWBs and other related objects, have been studied over decades, and are important for evolution and population studies of cosmic sources. Papers must be submitted electronically to Authors must select “Special Issue:- Novae, CVs & Related Sys” when they reach the "Article Type" step in the submission process.

Prof. Dr. Solen Balman ( is the Guest Editor for this special issue. Questions can be directed to her, Prof. Solen Balman or to the Co-Editor for Special Issues, Dr. Peggy Ann Shea (


* Special issue of Advances in Astronomy on Multi-wavelength Observations of Pulsars

The Editors would like to issue a call for papers for a Special Issue of Advances in Astronomy dedicated to Recent Progress in Multi-wavelength Observations of Pulsars.  Submission Deadline: January 25 2019.  For more information, please visit


*Special issue of Galaxy on Gamma-ray pulsars

The Editors would like to issue a call for papers for a  Special Issue of the Journal Galaxy dedicated to Observations of Gamma-ray Pulsars. The submission deadline is January 1st 2019.  For more information, please visit


*Upcoming Conferences, Meetings, Workshops and Schools

Testing Gravity 2019 
January 23-26, 2019
Vancouver, Canada

New Zealand Square Kilometer Array Forum
February 12-15, 2019
Auckland, New Zealand

Multi-wavelength Astronomy: Three years of AstroSat Observations
March 5-7, 2019
Bangalore, India

PhD School Theoretical Aspects of Astroparticle Physics, Cosmology and Gravitation
March 11-22, 2019
Arcetri, Florence, Italy

r-process sources in the Universe
March 27-30, 2019
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Neutron stars and their environments
April 8-10, 2019
Orleans, France

Cherenkov Telescope Array Symposium
May 6-9, 2019
Bologna, Italy

JINA-CEE Frontiers in Nuclear Astrophysics School, Junior Researcher Workshop and Conference
May 15-18, 20-21 and 22-24, 2019
Michigan State University, USA

10th International Pulsar Timing Array workshop
June 10-21 2019
Pune, India

Summer School: Multiscale Modeling of Astrophysical and Space Plasmas
June 24 - August 2, 2019
New York City, USA

XCalibur 2019: International workshop on High Resolution X-ray Spectroscopy 
July 15-18, 2019
Winchester, UK

Advancing Theoretical Astrophysics Summer School
July 15-26, 2019
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The 7th p-process workshop
September 22-27, 2019
Serralunga d'Alba (Cuneo), Italy

The Future of X-ray Timing
October 21-25, 2019
Amsterdam, the Netherlands


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 January 2, 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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