Date sent: 5 October 2017, 18:18

From: Anna Watts (

Subject: IAU Div D (High Energy Phenomena and Fundamental Physics) Bulletin No. 17 - October 1 2017


IAU Division D Bulletin N. 17: October 1, 2017



* IAU PhD Prize

* Upcoming conferences, meetings, workshops and schools (new announcements)

* In memoriam



* IAU PhD Prize


This is a reminder to nominate students who are eligible for the IAU PhD Prize. This prize recognizes outstanding scientific achievement in astrophysics around the world. This is an excellent opportunity for young and talented scientists to get some recognition and exposure.

The deadline for nominations is December 15th, 2017.  

All information on the application procedure for the PhD Prize can be found here:

Please read the official announcement of the Prize here: and the announcement of the winners of the 2017 prize here: https://www.



* Upcoming Conferences, Meetings, Workshops and Schools


17th Zimanyi Winter School

Budapest, Hungary

December 4-8, 2017


A decade of AGILE: results, challenges, and prospects of gamma-ray astrophysics

Rome, Italy

11-13 December, 2017


FRB2018: Finding and Understanding Fast Radio Bursts

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

February 14-16, 2018,


IAU Symposium 340:  Long–Term Datasets for the Understanding of Solar and Stellar Magnetic Cycles

Jaipur, India

February 19-24, 2018


Advanced school on Infrared and Sub-millimeter Astrophysics

[COSPAR capacity building workshop, no fees, lodging and meals provided]

Quito, Ecuador

5-16 March, 2018


Time-Domain Astronomy: A High Energy View

June 13-15, 2018

Madrid, Spain


IAU Symposium 346:  High Mass X-ray Binaries: illuminating the passage from massive binaries to merging compact objects

Vienna, Austria

August 27-31, 2018


* In memoriam

We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of the following Division members.

Professor Leon Mestel

Dr Svetlana Petrova

Dr Helen Walker



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 November 1, 2017.  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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