Category: UKSP Business

Items relating to UKSP

Reminder: UKSP Council Elections

Dear colleagues,

It is time to elect the new UKSP Council. Council is comprised of eight members:

Chair, Deputy Chair, three staff members, two PDRA members and one PhD student member. More details about the current Council membership, UKSP activities and a copy of the Charter can be found at:

https://www.uksolphys.org/about-uksp/

Council members serve for 3 years.

Nominations for all positions should be sent by email to the current Chair, Sarah Matthews (sarah.matthews@ucl.ac.uk) and Deputy Chair, Natasha Jeffrey (natasha.jeffrey@northumbria.ac.uk). Candidates should get two colleagues to nominate them and should also send a brief motivation statement and a photo by email.

The closing date for nominations is July 31.

The e-voting begins on August 1 and ends August 31.… continue to the full article

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UKSP Poster Prizes at NAM2022 – Winners!

Dear Colleagues,

During NAM2022, UKSP offered two poster prizes to early career researchers (PhD students and postdoctoral researchers within 5 years of their PhD, allowing for career breaks) for the best solar and heliospheric posters.

We are pleased to announce that the winning posters are:

Bradley Ramsey (Aberystwyth) – “Automated methods for detecting, tracking and characterising bright points in multi-instrument solar imagery”

Oliver Rice (Durham) – “Eruptivity Criteria for Two-dimensional Magnetic Flux Ropes in the Solar Corona”

Congratulations Bradley and Oliver!

Each prize is kindly funded by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS). The prizes consist of £50 and each winner will have an opportunity to write an article in A&G magazine (RAS).

Finally, thanks to everyone involved in the judging and to everyone that entered their poster into the competition.

Kind regards,

UKSP Council… continue to the full article

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UKSP Poster Prizes at NAM2022

Dear Colleagues,

During NAM2022, UKSP will award two poster prizes to early career researchers (PhD students and postdoctoral researchers within 5 years of their PhD, allowing for career breaks) for the best solar and heliospheric posters. If you fit into the criteria and would like to be considered for a prize then stickers will be provided for in-person attendees. If you are presenting your poster online only, then please send your name and poster number to natasha.jeffrey@northumbria.ac.uk and A-M.Broomhall@warwick.ac.uk.

Each prize is kindly funded by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS). The prizes will consist of £50 and an opportunity to write an article about your research in A&G magazine (RAS).

Please pass this message onto any new students etc. that may not yet be on the UKSP mailing list.

Kind regards,

UKSP Council… continue to the full article

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Reminder: RAS Awards and Prizes 2022 (deadline 31st July)

Dear Colleagues,

We strongly encourage the community to submit nominations for RAS Medals and Prizes. Please see the RAS message below for more details. The deadline is 31st July for most prizes.

https://ras.ac.uk/awards-and-grants/awards

Kind regards,
UKSP Council

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[original message from RAS]

The Society presents several awards, medals, and prizes as part of its remit to support and encourage scientists working in the fields of astronomy and geophysics. Some are aimed at young scientists, while others recognise many years of dedicated service to our sciences.

Nominations are invited for RAS Medals and Prizes to be awarded in January 2023. The deadline for nominations is 31 July 2022. A separate call will go out later for the Education and Outreach Awards. These have a deadline of Friday, 30 September 2022.

Anyone may submit a nomination for an award, it is not necessary to be a Fellow of the RAS. All nominations are made in strict confidence; nominees should not be informed of submissions in order to avoid unnecessary disappointment. This does not apply to the Education and Outreach Medals. Please visit ‘Awards, Medals, and Prizes’ for more information and links to all RAS awards.

https://ras.ac.uk/awards-and-grants/awards

If you have any questions please email me via ncole@ras.ac.uk.

Best wishes

Nush Cole ncole@ras.ac.uk

Awards & Grants Officer

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First call for nominations – RAS Awards and Prizes 2022

Dear Colleagues,

We strongly encourage the community to submit nominations for RAS Medals and Prizes. Please see the RAS message below for more details. The deadline is 31st July for most prizes.

https://ras.ac.uk/awards-and-grants/awards

Kind regards,
UKSP Council

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[original message from RAS]

The Society presents several awards, medals, and prizes as part of its remit to support and encourage scientists working in the fields of astronomy and geophysics. Some are aimed at young scientists, while others recognise many years of dedicated service to our sciences.

Nominations are invited for RAS Medals and Prizes to be awarded in January 2023. The deadline for nominations is 31 July 2022. A separate call will go out later for the Education and Outreach Awards. These have a deadline of Friday, 30 September 2022.

Anyone may submit a nomination for an award, it is not necessary to be a Fellow of the RAS. All nominations are made in strict confidence; nominees should not be informed of submissions in order to avoid unnecessary disappointment. This does not apply to the Education and Outreach Medals. Please visit ‘Awards, Medals, and Prizes’ for more information and links to all RAS awards.

https://ras.ac.uk/awards-and-grants/awards

If you have any questions please email me via ncole@ras.ac.uk.

Best wishes

Nush Cole ncole@ras.ac.uk

Awards & Grants Officer

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Final reminder: UKSP Survey 2022 (Deadline Friday 18th March)

The UKSP council surveyed the community in 2020 to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the community, and to establish any disproportionate impacts on minorities, economic status, employment status and/or vulnerable people within our community. We would like to survey the community again to examine how things changed in 2021. Previously, a smaller number of early career researchers responded than we hoped, so in addition to filling out the survey, please consider circulating the link among postdocs and PhD students in your research groups. The survey is, of course, optional, as are all questions.

Please complete the survey using the following link:

https://forms.gle/dk7U8KegaUrtzAcT9

Please submit your responses by Friday 18th March 2022.… continue to the full article

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UKSP Survey 2022

The UKSP council surveyed the community in 2020 to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the community, and to establish any disproportionate impacts on minorities, economic status, employment status and/or vulnerable people within our community. We would like to survey the community again to examine how things changed in 2021. Previously, a smaller number of early career researchers responded than we hoped, so in addition to filling out the survey, please consider circulating the link among postdocs and PhD students in your research groups. The survey is, of course, optional, as are all questions. You will be asked to log in with google credentials to ensure each respondent completes the survey only once and to prevent spam, but rest assured your email address is not collected.

Please complete the survey using the following link:

https://forms.gle/dk7U8KegaUrtzAcT9continue to the full article

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Broken/incorrect institution links on UKSP website

Dear Colleagues,

On the UKSP website, we have links to UK institutions and their associated research groups currently undertaking and contributing to solar physics research.

The information/links can be found here: https://www.uksolphys.org/about-uksp/institutions/

Please check that your group information is present and correct as some of the links no longer work. Please send any updates to the deputy chair (natasha.jeffrey@northumbria.ac.uk).… continue to the full article

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Free zoom licence access to the UKSP community

The UKSP council offer free zoom licence access to the UKSP community so that PhD students to senior researchers can host their own meetings and summer schools.

The UKSP zoom licence is a “Standard Pro” licence with the following features:

-Host up to 100 participants
-Group meetings for up to 30 hours
-Social media streaming
-Video recording
-Private & Group Chat
-Polling for meetings
-etc.

How you can get access?

The members of UKSP community can email the council (Marianna Korsós: mak102@aber.ac.uk) with details of a prospective meeting:

-What type of meeting
-Name of your meeting
-When the zoom account will be used (date: from… to…. )
-The relevant details of the person who will host the meeting (name, position, institute, department, and email address)

The applicant will receive a temporary password which will be valid during the proposed meeting.

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The UKSP zoom licence is supported by a Royal Astronomical Society Grant.… continue to the full article

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The next UK-SOSS on 24th of June, 10:00 (UK time)

We have the pleasure of announcing the next instalment of the UK-SOSS which will take place at 10:00 (UK time) on 24th of June.

Speaker: Prof. Lucie Green (UCL, Mullard Space Science Laboratory)
Title: What can magnetic helicity tell us about the likelihood of an eruption from active regions?Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/95338171418
Meeting ID 953 3817 1418

Abstract:

Understanding the physical processes that underly the occurrence of coronal mass ejections is a key area of research, whilst being able to forecast an ejection beforehand would provide significant benefits to space weather forecasting lead-times. In this talk, these two aims will be discussed in the context of a quantity known as magnetic helicity, in particular the so-called helicity proxy that can be determined from modelled active region magnetic field and which has shown potential in being able to indicate when an active region will produce eruptive activity. Results will be presented for NOAA active region 11158, that builds on the helicity proxy analysis already presented by Thalmann et al. (2019) to incorporate the observed evolution of the coronal field and the physical processes taking place in the time leading up to an eruption.

We look forward to welcoming you all to the talk at that time.
With warmest regards,
Marianna Korsos, Chris Nelson, and Jiajia Liu
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For the previous talk, please visit the UK-SOSS website: https://solarphysics.aber.ac.uk/uk-soss.php
You can subscribe to the UK-SOSS newsletter on this link:
https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?SUBED1=UK-SOSS&A=1
The UK-SOSS is supported by Aberystwyth University and Queen’s University Green Fund… continue to the full article

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