[ASA] AIP Congress: The Art of Physics
helen.woods at aao.gov.au
Tue Jul 8 10:31:01 AEST 2014
The abstract deadline for this year's AIP congress 'The Art of Physics'
has been extended to July 18th. The congress is being held in
Canberra from December 7-11.
Details of the AIP Congress can be found at
and the abstract server can be found at
Many ASA members have already submitted abstracts and two of the
plenary speakers are astronomers.
Some of you may know of Prof. Robin Storer of Flinders University, who
was an expert in MHD theory, and contributed much to Australian science
(particularly in fusion) over a 40+ year career. Unfortunately, Robin
lost a battle with cancer last year.
A colleague, Em. Prof. Bob Dewar, suggested it would be appropriate to
commemorate Prof. Robin Storer's contributions to plasma physics
(especially theory) at the Australian Institute of Physics Congress with
a dedicated session on "MHD theory in laboratory, space and
astrophysical plasmas". Bob has received the imprimatur of the idea from
Robin's family, should the session be feasible. The idea also has the
support Plasma Session Program Committee, as well as the Conference
Chair, Prof. John Howard, and Program Chair, A/Prof. Joe Hope. The Solar
Terestial and Space Physics Program Chair, Prof. Iver Cairns, and
Astronomy Program Chair, Dr Chris Lidman, have also agreed to co-badge
We hope to tribute a session commemorating Robin providing there are
enough selected talks in a MHD theory area. The AIP Congress has also
recently extended the abstract deadline to July 18, thus providing an
opportunity to lodge an abstract in this area, and indeed any other area
I would also be grateful that should you be interested in contributing
to the dedicated session you could also let Matthew Hole
(matthew.hole at anu.edu.au <mailto:matthew.hole at anu.edu.au>) at the ANU
know so that he can earmark the contribution accordingly.
Australian Astronomical Observatory
PO Box 915 North Ryde, NSW, 1670
Tel: +61 2 9372-4812
Fax: + 61 2 9372-4880
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