Category: UKSP Business

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New editors of UKSP Nuggets

The UKSP Nuggets are a series of short articles highlighting recently published work led by UK researchers in solar physics. After a distinguished tenure, Iain Hannah and Lyndsay Fletcher are stepping down from their role as editors of the UKSP nuggets. I’m sure you’ll join me in offering them many thanks for their time and effort in maintaining the high quality of the nuggets over the years.

The UKSP nuggets are now being absorbed by the UKSP council. Taking over as editors for the next 12 months or so will be:

Peter Wyper (peter.f.wyper@durham.ac.uk)
Rahul Sharma (rahul4.sharma@northumbria.ac.uk)

Correspondence or queries regarding nuggets should be directed to them from now on. Examples of published UKSP Nuggets can be found here:
https://www.uksolphys.org/uksp-nuggets/

We’d also like to take this opportunity to strongly encourage in particular PhD students and postdocs (and their supervisors) based in UK institutions with recently published work to approach us to discuss potential nugget submissions. Nuggets are science highlights advertising your work/paper and are an excellent way to raise the profile of a piece of work as well as the profile of the authors themselves.… continue to the full article

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FAO Solar Seminar Organisers – UKSP Council Support for Online Seminars

To all Solar Seminar Organisers,

The UKSP Council have decided not to continue the monthly online UK-SOSS seminar series, due to a decline in numbers after the lifting of pandemic restrictions. We are currently exploring other potential options for enabling the UKSP community to present their work and interact with each other more widely.

One possibility that we are considering is for individual groups to stream and advertise some of the talks in their own seminar series online, to allow members of the UKSP community to attend remotely. The UKSP Council could provide free access to the UKSP Zoom licence if needed, and could advertise your chosen seminars through our newsletter, website and social media.

At this stage, we are consulting individual groups, to determine whether there would be any interest in this proposal. Please contact Karen Meyer (kmeyer001@dundee.ac.uk) to let us know if this is something that would be of interest your group or not.

Kind regards,
Karen Meyer and Matthew Lennard on behalf of the UKSP Council… continue to the full article

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We need your help to update the UKSP website

The UKSP council has started updating the UKSP website. Therefore, we would like to ask the community to help with the following:

1) Public Outreach page (https://www.uksolphys.org/outreach/)

This page would be the collection of public outreach activities in the UK related to solar physics. We would like to list outreach activities which are meant to engage a large audience and to bring knowledge and expertise on the Sun to the general public. These outreach activities can take several forms, such as school presentations, workshops, public talks, lab visits, etc…
If you would like to add information about your outreach activity, please contact the Deputy Chairperson directly.

2) Seminar Speaker page (https://www.uksolphys.org/resources/seminar-speaker-list/)

This page is dedicated to listing early career lecturers, postdoctoral researchers, and PhD students who would like to give seminars at institutes around the UK.
We would particularly like to encourage PhD students and early career researchers to consider this opportunity.
Please contact the Deputy Chair if you would like your name added (with a short description of your research).

3) Mentors page (https://www.uksolphys.org/mentors/)

The UKSP community has decided to put in place a mentoring scheme. The mentors cover a range of career stages and are available to provide advice on a range of issues, e.g. jobs (applying for post-docs, promotions), applying for grants, publishing, outreach, writing up the PhD etc.
We would like to invite more people to participate in our mentoring scheme.
If you are interested in this role, please contact the Deputy Chair directly.
We note this is not an attempt to replace University mentoring schemes but should be used as an additional resource.

4) Institutions page (https://www.uksolphys.org/about-uksp/institutions/)

The page includes links to the UK institutions and their associated research groups currently undertaking and contributing to solar physics research.
We would like to add those groups which are not listed on the website yet.… continue to the full article

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UKSP Council Election 2022 – Results

Following the recent elections the following members of our community have been elected to the UKSP Council:

Chairperson: Dr Natasha Jeffrey, Northumbria University

Deputy Chairperson: Dr Marianna Korsos, Aberystwyth University

Staff member: Dr Peter Wyper, Durham University
Staff member: Dr Karen Meyer, Dundee University
Staff member: Dr Ryan Milligan, Queen’s University Belfast

PDRA member: Dr Rahul Sharma, Northumbria University
PDRA member: Dr Suzana de Souza e Almeida Silva, Sheffield University

PhD student member: Mr Matthew Lennard, Sheffield University

We would like to congratulate the members of the new Council and wish them a very successful term.

The new council will start their three-year term on the 1st October 2022.

UKSP Council… continue to the full article

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UKSP Council Elections 2022 – Voting Closes TOMORROW (2nd September) at 23:59

Dear Colleagues,

Voting for the UKSP Council Elections 2022 is now open. We apologise for the delay.

The voting form can be found here:

https://forms.gle/brE8MBT5Neo3DKmw8

To prevent one person voting multiple times, you must sign in to vote. However, this information is not stored and all voting is anonymous.

Voting will end on the 2nd September 2022 at 23:59.

The candidate information (statement, photo and nominators) can all be found on the UKSP website via:

https://www.uksolphys.org/uksp-elections-2022-nominated-candidates/

On the website, this page can be found under the ‘Planning and Strategy’ tab.

Please note that many of the positions only have one candidate and/or have the required number of candidates (i.e. staff positions) and hence voting will not change the result. However, all candidates and their statements are shown for transparency. *Please vote for the PDRA candidates since only two PDRA positions are available on the council.*

Any questions or queries should be directed towards the outgoing chair (sarah.matthews@ucl.ac.uk) and deputy chair (natasha.jeffrey@northumbria.ac.uk) and not to the candidates.

Kind regards,

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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,

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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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