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General News/UKSP Business:

The next UK-based Solar Online Seminar Series – UK-SOSS

from Marianna Korsos [April 6, 2020]

We are pleased to announce the second and the third UK-based Solar Online Seminar Series – UK-SOSS.

The 2nd seminar will be held on: 21th of April, 2020, 11:00 am (GMT)
Speaker: Prof. Sarah Matthews (University College London)
Title: Probing energy release and transport in explosive events

Abstract: The magnetic field of the corona stores the energy that is released via magnetic reconnection during solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs). Flares with CMEs are often described by the ‘standard’ eruptive flare (CSHKP) model and this offers a conceptual framework in which to investigate the global characteristics of the energy release and transport in the context of the magnetic field configuration. The low plasma beta environment of the corona means the magnetic field plays a central role in the energy transport, and different magnetic field configurations can lead to a variety of outcomes in terms of the evolution of the energy release, the efficiency of the energy transport mechanisms and the locations where the energy is deposited. Despite the often rather good agreement between observations and the ‘standard’ model, many open questions remain particularly in respect to the triggering of the energy release. In this talk I will discuss how multi-wavelength spectroscopy used in tandem with magnetic field information can help shed light on some of these open questions.

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The 3rd seminar will be held on: 19th of May, 2020, 11:00 am (GMT)
Speaker: Prof. Anthony Yeates (Durham University)
Title: Where do solar eruptions come from?

Abstract:
An oft-quoted idea in solar physics is that coronal mass ejections are, fundamentally, the Sun’s way of shedding the magnetic helicity that is continually generated by its interior flows. In this talk, I will show how models are helping to give us a handle on the build up of magnetic helicity in the corona (the Sun’s lower atmosphere): how much is injected, where it collects, and how it is ultimately ejected. This requires time-evolving coronal magnetic field models as well as new tools for analysing the distribution of magnetic helicity.

Best Regards,

Marianna Korsos (University of Aberystwyth), JiaJia Liu (University of Sheffield) and Chris Nelson (Queen’s University Belfast )

PATT Call for Proposals for the Liverpool Telescope – Change to Proposal Deadline

from Astrolists [April 6, 2020]

The deadline for submission of proposals has been delayed to 23:59 GMT on Thursday 30th April 2020.

The Liverpool Telescope is a 2.0 metre fully robotic facility sited at Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos, La Palma, Canary Islands. The Liverpool Telescope Time Allocation Committee is now accepting proposals for PATT time for observations in Semester 2020B (1st Jul 2020 – 28th Feb 2021). Full details of the telescope, instrumentation and proposal submission process (Phase 1) are available from:

http://telescope.livjm.ac.uk/

Application via PATT is open to members of UK institutes, as well as non-UK applicants who are not eligible to apply for Liverpool Telescope time via other routes.

We would also like to update users on the observatory status during the current global health crisis. At the time of writing the telescope continues to operate more-or-less as normal. Due to the difficulty of getting on-site support at weekends we will not be operating on Friday and Saturday nights, but otherwise operations are unaffected.

The routes to obtaining telescope time outside of the semesterly application process remain open, and we can typically approve such applications the same day we receive the proposal.

PATT allocates 20 hours “A” time per semester to Reactive Time. This is time intended primarily for unforeseen targets-of-opportunity and can be applied for via a simple web form. More details can be found here:

http://telescope.livjm.ac.uk/PropInst/Reactive/.

We also offer ‘PriorityZ’ time, which is for long-term, queue filling programmes which are backup to the main science programme of the telescope. We would typically expect to approve a PriorityZ proposal for a period of two years. Again, this time can be applied for via a web form, and details can be found here:

http://telescope.livjm.ac.uk/PropInst/PriorityZ/

http://telescope.livjm.ac.uk/

Pre-announcement: SWIMMR SPF (Space Weather Instrumentation, Measurement, Modelling and Risk)

from Astrolists [April 1, 2020]

STFC will shortly begin inviting proposals in a series of funding Calls, as part of the UKRI Space Weather Instrumentation, Measurement, Modelling and Risk (SWIMMR) programme.

SWIMMR will develop and deploy new instruments, models and services to support the UK space weather community, the Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre and the end users of its products and services. This programme will significantly develop the UK’s capability to predict and mitigate the hazards of space weather, as well as providing a basis for wider international collaboration over the lifetime of the proposal and beyond.

Proposals which address the following projects are welcomed:

• S4: Forecasting from the Sun to L1 – to provide monitoring and forecasting assets for Sun to Earth solar wind propagation, developing an improved solution for this by optimising existing models or exploring the potential for more computationally lightweight solutions.
• S5: Support for development of a ground radiation monitoring network – to develop technical solutions for smaller and more affordable ground level instruments for radiation monitoring, with a view to establishing a prototype network.
• S6: Production of an updated space weather impact study – to review and update the Royal Academy of Engineering’s report on Extreme Space Weather (2013).

Further details will be provided in the Announcements of Opportunity which will follow in the coming months.

Please visit the STFC website for the full pre-announcement, including information regarding eligibility and closing dates: https://stfc.ukri.org/funding/research-grants/funding-opportunities/pre-announcement-space-weather-instrumentation-measurement-modelling-and-risk-swimmr-spf/

https://stfc.ukri.org/funding/research-grants/funding-opportunities/pre-announcement-space-weather-instrumentation-measurement-modelling-and-risk-swimmr-spf/

2020 ESPD Thesis and Early Career Researcher Prizes awarded

from Natasha Jeffrey [April 1, 2020]

The European Solar Physics Division board is delighted to present the 2020 ESPD Prize winners:

PhD Thesis Prize to Dr. Stefan Hofmeister (PhD carried at Institute of Physics, University of Graz, Austria) – Prize awarded for outstanding observational analysis of solar coronal holes, their magnetic fine structure and the associated high-speed solar wind streams.

Early Career Researcher Prize to Dr. Victor Réville (currently working at IRAP, France) – Prize awarded for fundamental contributions to creating self-consistent multi-dimensional numerical models of coronal heating and solar wind acceleration via wave turbulence.

More information about the ESPD Prizes

Etienne Pariat for the ESPD Prize Committee

COVID-19 Outbreak Expert Database – Please Invite Join

from Astrolists [March 25, 2020]

Over the past few weeks, Parliament has seen a surge in need for access to research expertise as it engages with the COVID-19 outbreak.

In this rapidly evolving situation, Parliament needs quick access to researchers who can provide expert insights relating to both Coronavirus and its impacts.

Parliament and Parliamentarians use these insights to help carry out their function effectively; that is to say, to represent the people, scrutinise the Government, debate important and pressing issues and pass legislation.

To speed up the process of Parliament accessing relevant research expertise, Parliament’s Knowledge Exchange Unit (KEU) are creating a COVID-19 Outbreak Expert Database.

If you feel you have any expertise relating to the COVID-19 outbreak or its impacts, the KEU would be very grateful if you would sign up to the database. Signing up does not commit you to contributing in anyway, it’s simply so that Parliament has your details to hand and can contact you very rapidly; if they contact you and you aren’t able to respond, they will fully understand.

A link to the sign-up form is found here.
A link to a tweet promoting the database is here.

Staff in Parliament have identified a number of areas where Parliament may need to be able to access research expertise, listed below, and found on the sign up page. If you identify an area that has not been listed, please do feel free to give detail on the sign up form in ‘other’:

Agriculture and farming, Airlines/airports, Arts, Behavioural science, Burial and cremation, Brexit, Business, Charities, Children and families, Civil contingency planning and management, Climate change, Communicating uncertainty, , Consumer protection, Coronavirus, Coroners, Countryside, Courts, Criminal justice, Criminal law, Crisis communications, Critical national infrastructure, Data protection, Death, Defence, Economics, Education – higher and further, Education – schools, Elections, Emergency planning, Emergency services, Employment, Employment law, Energy, Environment, European Union, Financial services, Financial systems and institutions, Foreign policy, Government, Health economics, Health services, Housing, Human rights, Immigration, Immunology / vaccinology, Industry, Infection control, Inflation, Insolvency, International law, IT, Law, Legal aid, Leisure and tourism, Local government, Medicine, National security, Package holidays, Pandemics, Pensions, Police powers, Ports and maritime, Prisons, Public expenditure, Public finance, Public health, Public order, Railways, Registration of deaths, Religion, Social security and tax credits, Social services, Sports, Surveillance , Taxation, Trade, Transport, Unemployment, Virology, Waste, Water, Welfare, Welfare benefits

Dr Sarah Foxen
Knowledge Exchange Lead

This email has been written with dictation software – please excuse typos.

https://www.parliament.uk/get-involved/research-impact-at-the-uk-parliament/knowledge-exchange-at-uk-parliament/

Zoom link for the new UK-based Solar Online Seminar Series – UK-SOSS

from Marianna Korsos [March 20, 2020]

The first seminar will be held as follows
Time: 11:00am (GMT), 24 March, 2020
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/312324744
Speaker: Prof. Ineke De Moortel (University of St Andrews)
Title: Aspects of MHD Wave Heating in the Complex Solar Atmosphere

Abstract: In a series of numerical experiments, we investigate the possible role of MHD waves in the energy and mass cycle in the complex solar corona. Using 3D MHD simulations of transverse, Alfvenic waves, we look at the role of chromospheric evaporation, the complexity of the magnetic field and the power spectrum of the wave driver. We focus on the efficiency of the wave-based heating in our models, in particular whether heating provided by the waves can balance coronal losses and whether proposed wave heating mechanisms are in fact self-consistent.

Best Regards,

Marianna Korsos (University of Aberystwyth), JiaJia Liu (University of Sheffield) and Chris Nelson (Queen’s University Belfast )

The ESO Users Committee Poll 2020

from Georgina Bennett [March 10, 2020]

The ESO Users Committee Poll 2020

Dear all,

As the UK representative of the ESO Users Committee (UC), I would like to encourage all active users of ESO facilities to fill in the annual ESO UC poll:
https://www.eso.org/extra/surveys/index.php/239975?lang=en

The UC’s role is to represent the user community, covering La Silla/Paranal and ALMA. Key in this process is the above poll, which seeks feedback on your recent use of ESO facilities and/or data reduction tools. The outcomes of the poll will help set the agenda items for discussion at the annual UC meeting a the end of April. A high rate of return from UK users will ensure that I can represent the views of the UK community. The special topic this year is time domain astrophysics.

Please pass this request on to colleagues/students who have had interactions with ESO (or ESO data) during the last two years. In case you want to raise specific issues that do not fit within the poll, also do not hesitate to contact me directly.

The poll will be active until April 1st, so please make sure to complete it on time. If you experience a timeout problem when filling in the poll, please empty the cache of your browser. This is due to a cookie problem from LimeSurvey.

Thanks for your participation,

Danny Steeghs
Astronomy & Astrophysics Group
University of Warwick

d.t.h.steeghs@warwick.ac.uk

PATT Call for Proposals for the Liverpool Telescope in semester 2020B

from Georgina Bennett [March 10, 2020]

PATT Call for Proposals for the Liverpool Telescope

Semester 2020B

The Liverpool Telescope is a 2.0 metre fully robotic facility sited at Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos, La Palma, Canary Islands. The Liverpool Telescope Time Allocation Committee is now accepting proposals for PATT time for observations in Semester 2020B (1st Jul
2020 – 28th Feb 2021). Full details of the telescope, instrumentation and proposal submission process (Phase 1) are available from:

http://telescope.livjm.ac.uk/

The deadline for submission of proposals is 23:59 GMT on Friday 3rd April 2020.

Application via PATT is open to members of UK institutes, as well as non-UK applicants who are not eligible to apply for Liverpool Telescope time via other routes.

We would also like to remind our users of the routes to obtaining telescope time outside of the semesterly application process. PATT allocate 20 hours “A” time per semester to Reactive Time. This is time intended primarily for unforeseen targets-of-opportunity and can be applied for via a simple web form. More details can be found here:

http://telescope.livjm.ac.uk/PropInst/Reactive/

We also offer ‘PriorityZ’ time, which is for long-term, queue filling programmes which are backup to the main science programme of the telescope. We would typically expect to approve a PriorityZ proposal for a period of two years. Again, this time can be applied for via a web form, and details can be found here:

http://telescope.livjm.ac.uk/PropInst/PriorityZ/


Nuggets:

RHESSI Nuggets in March 2020

from Hugh Hudson [March 26, 2020]

No. 372: “Heating of the Solar Photosphere during a White-Light Flare”, by Jan Jurčak: the best-ever spectrum of the flaring photosphere.

No. 373: “SOL2017-09-04 (M5.5) 2017 as a Source of Relativistic Electrons and Protons,” by Alexei Struminsky: Flare-accelerated particles, rather than SEPs, energize sustained gamma-ray emission.

No. 374: “Using overlappogram data to find hot flare plasma,” by Louise Harra: imaging Fe XXIV at high resolution with the EIS slot data

We welcome contributions to the RHESSI Nuggets, and the topics may wander some distance away from specifically RHESSI results if they are generally interesting. See http://sprg.ssl.berkeley.edu/~tohban/wiki/index.php/RHESSI_Science_Nuggets for these and others. Comments about specific flares can be found by searching for their SOLyyyy-mm-dd identifier from this home page.

New Hinode/EIS Nugget

from Deb Baker [March 9, 2020]

We are pleased to announce a new EIS nugget by Allan Macneil of the University of Reading entitled: Active Region Modulation of Coronal Hole Solar Wind.

The nugget can be found here:

http://solarb.mssl.ucl.ac.uk/SolarB/eisnuggets.jsp

If you would like to submit a nugget featuring EIS science then please contact Deb Baker (deborah.baker at ucl.ac.uk).


Meetings/Workshops/Summer Schools:

RHESSI XIX Workshop Postponed

from Natasha Jeffrey [April 1, 2020]

We regret to inform the community that, given the current worldwide crisis in which we are all immersed, it will simply not be possible to hold the 19th RHESSI workshop (originally scheduled for July 7-11 in Pisa, Italy) as planned.

At this stage the SOC and LOC are hopeful that we can preserve the location and structure of the workshop (details at https://agenda.infn.it/e/RHESSI-19/) and hold it at a later date. We have tentatively rescheduled the venue for the week of September 28 – October 2, 2020, and you may wish to mark your calendars accordingly. More information will be made available as the situation develops.

Gordon Emslie and Melissa Pesce-Rollins

COSPAR 2020 SCIENTIFIC ASSEMBLY POSTPONED TO JANUARY 2021

from Natasha Jeffrey [March 30, 2020]

COSPAR 2020 SCIENTIFIC ASSEMBLY POSTPONED TO JANUARY 2021

The leadership of COSPAR and the Local Organizing Committee for COSPAR 2020 in Sydney, Australia have concluded that with the worldwide pandemic and accompanying social and economic disruption, COSPAR 2020 must be postponed.

The new dates for the 43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly will be 28 January – 4 February 2021 and hereafter will be referred to as COSPAR 2021.

The extensive planning and preparations for COSPAR 2020 are completely transferable to the new dates, by which time we anticipate that the thirst for knowledge and personal collaboration throughout the global space research community can and will be met with an extremely successful COSPAR Scientific Assembly in Australia.

We sincerely hope that the entire COSPAR community is able to remain healthy and that the extraordinary efforts underway to contain the coronavirus and preserve economic security are successful.

In the meantime, let’s continue to work together virtually so that we ensure a Sydney summer in January 2021 will both brighten our outlook and continue our cause of promoting and facilitating international cooperation and advances in space research.

       

Len A. Fisk                  Iver Cairns                Russell Boyce
COSPAR President     Chair, Prog. Com.    Chair, Local Organizing Com.   

COVID-19: Postponement of 2020 National Astronomy Meeting

from Natasha Jeffrey [March 26, 2020]

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) and senior management at the University of Bath have come to the difficult decision to postpone the National Astronomy Meeting (NAM 2020) conference. The conference was due to take place in Bath from 12-17 July.

We all find ourselves in an unprecedented and rapidly evolving situation, with governments around the world revising their official guidelines on travel and social contact on a daily basis. This makes it impossible for us to predict what awaits us this summer. What is clear, however, is that this is not the right time to push ahead with plans to organise a large gathering bringing together people from across the UK and the rest of the world. Even if a conference were to be lawful come July, it would surely be reckless to expose our community to the unnecessary risk of coronavirus transmission.

Please rest assured that the conference is being postponed, not cancelled. The University of Bath is still entirely committed to hosting NAM. With so much remaining unknown about the pandemic, it is not possible for us to fix a new date quite yet, however we are tentatively hopeful that the conference can go ahead in the summer of 2021.

So much time and dedication has gone into preparing for NAM 2020 – from the RAS and University staff, and from volunteer conference session chairs and organisers too. We are truly sorry for the disappointment this announcement is sure to cause. In the run-up to the rescheduled conference, we plan to give priority to scientists who were due to present papers at this year’s conference and to sessions already accepted.

In the months ahead, we will be redoubling our efforts to stay connected with our community, updating people on our plans as they evolve. The Covid-19 situation has also strengthened our resolve to find innovative new ways for the astronomers, space scientists and geophysicists who planned to come to NAM 2020 this year to share their ideas.

There is no doubt that physical meetings will always play a part in the way scientists network and collaborate, but we are also eager to explore digital conference platforms, as we believe remote conferencing will be an important step forward in giving our participants dependable access to talks and meetings. Such virtual meetings hold great promise in making meetings both more inclusive and more environmentally sustainable. Inclusivity and reducing our carbon footprint are priorities for both the RAS and for the University of Bath.

As we research the options for streaming and digital conference solutions, we would very much welcome practical suggestions from our community – please send in your ideas.

A growing number of us will be working from home or self-isolating in the months ahead. Scientists with commitments to students will be absorbed by the logistics of taking their teaching online. It is going to be a busy and unusual time for us all. Despite the inevitable disruption to all of lives, it is hoped that we can all find a way to continue with our quest to unravel the mysteries of the universe and to add to humanity’s understanding of deep space.

All of us at the RAS and the University of Bath sincerely hope our community members and their families stay as healthy as possible.

We will be in touch again as soon as we have further news.

Best wishes,

Patricia Schady
on behalf of the NAM2020 LOC

RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting on 22 May Postponed

from Jiajia Liu [March 18, 2020]

Dear Colleague,

We have been informed by the RAS Council that the Specialist Discussion Meeting on 22 May 2020 is postponed due to the current situation regarding the Covid-19 outbreak. We are in close contact with the RAS and will get back to you as soon as the new date is established.

Best regards,

Jiajia Liu (UoS), Chris Nelson (QUB), Robertus Erdélyi (UoS), Mihalis Mathioudakis (QUB)

UK Solar Strategy Meeting – 22 May Postponed

from Natasha Jeffrey [March 18, 2020]

Dear all,

In light of the current uncertainty around the Covid-19 situation we have decided that it would be prudent to postpone the solar strategy meeting scheduled for 22 May. We will get back to you with a new date as soon as the situation is clearer.

Best wishes,
Sarah Matthews, Ineke de Moortel, Richard Harriosn, Bill Chaplin, David Long

Remind: Deadline approaching for abstract submission to the RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting on 22 May 2020

from Jiajia Liu [March 10, 2020]

Dear Colleague,

There will be a Royal Astronomical Society Specialist Discussion Meeting on Friday, 22 May 2020. The topic will be “MHD oscillations and waves from the photosphere to the corona”.

The vast presence of MHD oscillations and waves in the solar atmosphere is now unquestionable. However, it is still an open question as to how these waves and oscillations contribute to the heating of the solar atmosphere and the acceleration of the solar wind. A range of new instrumentation including the PSP, DKIST and Solar Orbiter, have recently/will soon become available providing us data with unprecedented resolution observed from close to the Sun to the Earth for studying MHD oscillations and waves.

Discussions will take place around topics including but not limited to: the propagation of waves from the lower to the upper solar atmosphere; the application of solar magneto-seismology (SMS) to structuring in the atmosphere of the Sun; the detection of MHD waves in the solar atmosphere and interplanetary space; and the prospects for major advances using the next generation of solar instrumentation.

Hereby, we cordially invite colleagues to contribute to and participate in the discussions. We also encourage all those interested to present their related SUCs or specific observing sequences that would help to achieve the wave-related science goals with the upcoming 4-m class solar telescopes.

Online abstract submission is now open until 10 April 2020 via https://forms.gle/cFxeikp9LvQQJWPS6

Accepted oral talks and posters will be notified before 20 April 2020.

Jiajia Liu (UoS), Chris Nelson (QUB), Robertus Erdélyi (UoS), Mihalis Mathioudakis (QUB)

https://forms.gle/cFxeikp9LvQQJWPS6

UKSKA Town Hall Meeting 2020 – Final Announcement

from Georgina Bennett [March 6, 2020]

The next UK-SKASC (UK-SKA Science Committee) Town Hall meeting will be held in Liverpool on March 24th 2020 (http://ska.astro.ljmu.ac.uk/).

*** Registration for participants wanting to present a talk or poster will close on 13th March***

Participants wanting to attend but not present anything can register up until March 22nd, after which time the catering numbers will be fixed. There is no registration fee as all the costs (including lunch) are being covered by STFC. Registrations can be submitted here: http://ska.astro.ljmu.ac.uk/?page_id=40

The meeting aims to bring the UK astronomical community together to provide information on the current status of the SKA project and provide a platform for the community to discuss how best to maximise the long-term science return of the SKA to the UK. The specific focus of this year’s meeting is to engage as widely as possible with early career researchers (ECRs, e.g. masters students, PhD students, junior faculty) in the UK who are involved in SKA-related science.

The meeting will provide a platform for the UK community to share progress on existing science projects, new scientific results, and future science plans in SKA-related science areas, especially where these are spearheaded by ECRs. Given this current scientific and technological landscape, the meeting will provide a forum to explore where the expected major scientific breakthroughs will occur in the SKA-era, and identify areas in which SKA Phase 1 and 2 will likely play a key role in these breakthroughs.

Invited speakers

– Simon Berry (SKA) — SKA Project Overview
– Anna Bonaldi (SKA) — Science with the SKA
– Beatriz Mingo (Open University) — Extragalactic science with the SKA
– Anastasia Ponomareva (University of Oxford) — HI galaxy science with the SKA
– Lina Preston (University of Manchester) — Pulsars with the SKA
– Marco Tazzari (University of Cambridge) — `Cradle of Life’ with the SKA
– David Williams (University of Oxford) — Transients with the SKA
– Laura Wolz (University of Manchester) — Cosmology with the SKA

Discussion sessions

There is an opportunity for delegates to host their own discussion sessions on topics related to the SKA. The format of these parallel sessions is entirely down to the proposer. They could take the form of a round table discussion, a series of short talks, or even a ‘hack’ session. The results of these sessions will then be relayed back to the full conference in a short summary. Proposals can be submitted alongside registration.


Jobs/Studentships:

Postdoctoral Research Associate in solar physics – Atomic Astrophysics group, Cambridge UK

from Giulio Del Zanna [March 30, 2020]

Postdoctoral Research Associate in solar physics – Atomic Astrophysics group, Cambridge UK

The closing date for applications is extended till 30th April 2020.

If anyone is encountering difficulties in applying because of the
coronavirus outbreak, please contact us at LE22543@maths.cam.ac.uk
Further details can be found in

https://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/25265/

https://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/25265/

Research Fellow in helioseismology/asteroseismology (Fixed term contract until 31 March 2023, University of Warwick, UK)

from Anne-Marie Broomhall [March 16, 2020]

The Department of Physics seeks to appoint an STFC-funded postdoctoral research fellow in the fields of helioseismology and asteroseismology, to work at the Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics (University of Warwick, UK). The role will focus on data analysis techniques in helioseismology and asteroseismology with an emphasis on developing novel techniques to detect solar gravity modes, understanding the Sun’s activity cycle and the solar-stellar connection. You will work with Dr Anne-Marie Broomhall, and other members of CFSA.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Anne-Marie Broomhall on a-m.broomhall@warwick.ac.uk

Further details about the Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics can be found here: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/research/cfsa/

Salary: £30,942 – £40,322 per annum
Closing date: 29th March 2020

For more details and applications: https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5062452&ownertype=fair&jcode=1863336

https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5062452&ownertype=fair&jcode=1863336

Research Fellow in Solar Magnetohydrodynamics (Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)

from Professor James McLaughlin [March 13, 2020]

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Research Fellow in Solar Magnetohydrodynamics
Fixed-term for 3 years
Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Applications are invited for a three-year postdoctoral research position in the area of Solar Magnetohydrodynamics. The successful candidate will conduct research relevant to understanding how stored energy can be released from magnetised plasmas via time-dependent, wave-generating magnetic reconnection. This position is funded by a grant from STFC (ST/T000384/1) and the project focuses on a comprehensive investigation into the fundamental physics of Oscillatory Reconnection (a time-dependent, wave-generating reconnection mechanism). You will work primarily with Professor James McLaughlin (PI of the grant).

You will initiate, develop and conduct high-quality research in support of the project. The project will require an understanding of MHD wave theory, magnetic reconnection and computational MHD (particular 3D numerical modelling using High Performance Computing). The ideal candidate will have a good knowledge of MHD and experience of computational MHD simulations. Experience in magnetic reconnection and/or solar physics observations would also be beneficial.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Professor James McLaughlin on james.a.mclaughlin@northumbria.ac.uk

The successful candidate will join the Solar Physics research group. Further details about the research groups can be found here: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/academic-departments/mathematics-physics-and-electrical-engineering/research/solar-physics/

Salary: £35,844 – £40,322

Closing date: 22-March-2020

Official job advert website: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/work-for-us/job-vacancies/academic-3086-research-fellow

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https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/work-for-us/job-vacancies/academic-3086-research-fellow

Senior Professorship in Physics (Astrophysics, Geophysics or Theoretical Physics)

from Peter Gallagher [March 9, 2020]

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a Senior Professorship in Physics (Astrophysics, Geophysics or Theoretical Physics) at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (www.dias.ie). Applications are sought in line with the requirements set out in Ireland’s Higher Education Authority 2019 Senior Academic Leadership Initiative. The post of Senior Professor is the most senior academic position in DIAS.

DIAS has been awarded this post, under this unique initiative, to help address female under-representation at the most senior academic level in the above areas. This senior academic leadership role will enable the successful candidate to play a key role in shaping their School and the Institute.

The successful candidate will be operating at the forefront of their field of research and will have a proven capacity for providing effective leadership within their discipline.

DIAS, as the world’s second institute for advanced studies, has for 80 years pushed the boundaries of discovery and, today, it is a globally-embedded institution that attracts the highest calibre researchers from around the world.

In line with the objectives of the HEA SALI Call 2019, applications from highly qualified female candidates will be prioritised within the boundary of what is legally permissible, in order to address their underrepresentation. However, preferential consideration of female candidates is excluded if other reasons worthy of legal protection prevail. In exceptional circumstances, applications from candidates who are in a minority or protected under Irish social legislation, or who also belong to an underrepresented minority in academic posts may be considered, where they clearly articulate in a separate eligibility statement, as part of their application, reasons worthy of legal protection as to why they should be considered. See Applicant Information.

Applications should be submitted through the DIAS online e-recruitment system: https://dias.ie/SALIseniorprofphysics2020

Further details on the post together with the application procedures can also be found here. The closing date for applications is 30 April 2020.

https://www.dias.ie/2020/03/05/sali-senior-professor-in-physics-astrophysics-geophysics-or-theoretical-physics/

JOB OPENING: Postdoctoral Position at UCL Mullard Space Science Lab.

from Robert Wicks [March 6, 2020]

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Fellow to join the UCL Department of Space and Climate Physics (Mullard Space Science Laboratory) to undertake research in the area of space plasma physics, with particular emphasis on studies of solar wind that are relevant to the ESA Solar Orbiter mission. UCL/MSSL is the Principal Investigator institute for the Solar Wind Analyser (SWA) suite of instruments for this mission. The post is available immediately, through to the end of March 2022 in the first instance, with a possible extension thereafter subject to obtaining funding through renewal of the post under the MSSL Solar System Research Consolidated Grant from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), or through additional national or international funding sources.

The Department is family friendly and applications would be welcome from applicants seeking part-time opportunities. The Department is currently applying to become an Institute of Physics Juno Practitioner, and is currently a Juno supporter. The aim of Project Juno is to recognise and reward physics departments, schools, institutes and organisations that can demonstrate they have taken action to address gender equality in physics and to encourage better practice for all staff.

The successful applicant should hold or be expected to hold a PhD in Physics or closely related discipline or have equivalent experience.

A full job advert can be found here:

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If you have any questions about this role, please contact me (r.wicks@ucl.ac.uk)

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