Date sent: 4 May 2015, 10:31

From: Elena Pian (elena.pian@sns.it)

Subject: IAU Division D Bulletin: Special Issue

*** IAU Division D Bulletin _Special Issue_ ***

This special edition of the IAU Div D Bulletin aims at drawing members’ attention
to some urgent IAU Div D matters. The opportunity to add a few meeting reminders
is also taken:

Summary

* Sign-up for Commissions, deadline May 15
* IAU GA registration, deadline May 28
* Elections of IAU DSCs, DVPs and DPs
* Upcoming Meetings

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Sign-up for Commissions

IAU Members should have received their code to sign up for up to 3 of the IAU new commissions, see
message by Thierry Montmerle of 29 April 2015. The new commissions of Division D are:

C.D1 Gravitational Wave Astrophysics (Regular Commission)
C.X1 Supermassive Black Holes, Feedback, and Galaxy Evolution (Cross-Division Commission)
C.J1 Galaxy Spectral Energy Distributions (Inter-Division Commission)

See full commissions list at: http://www.iau.org/submissions/newcommissions/list/
Deadline for signing up is May 15, 2015.

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Registration to IAU GA XXIX

This is a reminder that registration for the IAU XXIX General Assembly in Honolulu
(3-14 August 2015) is open until 28 May, 2015. Please register at:

http://astronomy2015.org


For the first time, the IAU GA will host Division meetings. Information is available on our meeting page at

http://www.star.bris.ac.uk/IAU-DivisionD/divmeeting2015.html

and through the official GA web site at http://astronomy2015.org/


IAU Symposia and Focus Meetings hosted by the GA, that are particularly relevant to Division D are:

IAU Symposium 319: http://astronomy2015.org/symposium_319
Focus Meeting n. 6: http://astronomy2015.org/focus_meeting_6
Focus Meeting n. 10: http://astronomy2015.org/focus_meeting_10
Focus Meeting n. 12: http://astronomy2015.org/focus_meeting_12
Focus Meeting n. 14: http://astronomy2015.org/focus_meeting_14
Focus Meeting n. 18: http://astronomy2015.org/focus_meeting_18

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Elections of IAU DSCs, DVPs and DS

In early June 2015, elections for Division Steering Committees, Vice-Presidents and Presidents
will be held, see message by Thierry Montmerle of 30 April 2015. If you would like to stand for
election as Division D SC member, Vice-President or President, please submit your candidacy
statement before May 15, 2015. This should consist in a 150-word statement of your interest
with a photo inserted, mentioning any past relevant experience with the IAU. Please send this
application material as a single merged pdf file by email to elena.pian@sns.it by 15 May, 2015.

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Upcoming Meetings

A non-exhaustive list of meetings for which registration deadline is quickly approaching includes:

EWASS 2015 —> eas.unige.ch

The Universe in High-Resolution X-ray Spectra (Chandra Workshop 2015):
—> http://cxc.harvard.edu/cdo/hrxs2015/

The Neutron Star Radius, And All That Jazz
—> http://dualcore.physics.mcgill.ca/RADIUS15/

Inclusive Astronomy 2015
—> http://vu.edu/ia2015

The first scientific conference dedicated to the Athena X-ray observatory
—> http://www.sciops.esa.int/index.php?project=CONF2015&page=ATHENA2015

International Meeting on HIGH-ENERGY PHENOMENA IN RELATIVISTIC OUTFLOWS V,
La Plata city, October 5-8, 2015
—> http://hepro5.iar.unlp.edu.ar/

A comprehensive list of Meetings on a broad range of relevant topics is
available at:

www1.cadc-ccda.hia-iha.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

 

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