Cosmic Dust Meeting
VENUE: CPS (Center for Planetary Science),
Kobe, JAPAN https://www.cps-jp.org/access/
DATE: August 6-10, 2012
OBJECTIVES: This is the fifth
meeting on Cosmic Dust. This series of Cosmic Dust meetings aims at finding a
consensus among experts on the formation and evolution of cosmic dust: where it
comes from and where it goes. The meeting is organized by dust freaks who are very enthusiastic not only to make the goal
achievable but also to establish a dust community across Asian and Oceanian countries for the development of cosmic dust
research worldwide. For this reason, the primary objectives of the meeting are
to bring together professionals who deal with cosmic dust and to provide an
opportunity for participants to develop human relations and interactions
between the participants.
SCOPE: All kinds of cosmic dust such
Intergalactic and interstellar dust
Protoplanetary and debris disk dust
interplanetary, and circumplanetary dust
Stellar nebular condensates and presolar grains
Micrometeorites, meteoroids, and
are the subject of discussion. The
meeting is open for any aspects of dust research by means of different methods
of studies (in-situ and laboratory measurements, astronomical observations,
laboratory and numerical analogue simulations, theoretical modeling,
etc.). All dust-related topics, for example, the formation of molecules and
their reactions on and their desorption from the
surface of dust particles, are also welcome. Publishing the proceedings of this
meeting as a special issue of a peer-reviewed journal is currently being
planned, while paper submission to the proceedings is not obligatory.
ADMISSIONS APPLICATION: Please
complete online meeting application at the CPS website in order to attend the
meeting. Because the number of participants shall be limited, the online
application does not guarantee admission to the meeting. Participants will be
determined at the discretion of the SOC and all applicants will be notified of
the admissions decision. Priority will be given to those who contribute to oral
or poster sessions and retain enthusiasm for discussions throughout the meeting.
For further details, please visit the Cosmic Dust website.
13 May 2012, Deadline for Admissions
31 May 2012, Notification of
6-10 August 2012, Cosmic Dust
SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Akio Inoue (Osaka Sangyo University,
Cornelia Jaeger (Friedrich Schiller
Hiroshi Kimura (CPS, Japan) [Chair]
(University of Maryland, USA)
(Friedrich Schiller University, Germany)
Aigen Li (University of
Keiko Nakamura-Messenger (NASA
Johnson Space Center, USA)
Tetsuo Yamamoto (CPS/Hokkaido
LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (LOC):
Akio Inoue (Osaka Sangyo University)
Hiroshi Kimura (CPS) [Chair]
Hiroshi Kobayashi (Nagoya
(The University of Tokyo)
Koji Wada (Chitec/PERC)
Tetsuo Yamamoto (CPS/Hokkaido
Hiroshi Kimura <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Center for Planetary Science (CPS)
Chuo-ku Minatojima Minamimachi 7-1-48
Kobe 650-0047, Japan
Fax: +81 78 599 6735
BRIEF HISTORY: The Cosmic Dust
meeting started in 2006 as a session called COSMIC DUST of the 3rd AOGS
(Asia-Oceania Geoscience Society) annual meeting in Singapore. Dust freaks have
kept on organizing the session at subsequent AOGS meetings in South Korea
(2008), India (2010), and Taiwan (2011). The Cosmic Dust series has been
recognized as the most successful session of the AOGS Planetary Sciences
Section. In 2012, the time is ripe for being free from organizing restrictions
on the AOGS meeting. Therefore, the fifth meeting of the Cosmic Dust series
becomes detached, totally independent of any international conference. The past
meetings on Cosmic Dust have been held in a relaxed and joyful atmosphere. So
will be the coming one!
Lasers and Interactions with Particles. Optical Particle
2012, march 26-30th, INSA de
Rouen, CORIA UMR 6614, Rouen, France.
march 25th, 2012
Welcome Reception & Registration
march 26th, 2012
Reception & Registration in the INSA of Rouen
Welcome Address of LIP 2012, (Opening Ceremony)
Keynote lecture: J.A. Lock, Cleveland University, USA. Novel results for
scattering of a focused Neuman beam by a sphere.
Session 1. Fundamentals.
Session 2: Near-fields and internal fields
3: Mechanical effects of light.
Dinner for Honorary chair, Scientific et Advisory
march 27th, 2012
Keynote lecture: B. Pouligny, CNRS, Centre Paul
Pascal, Pessac, France.
Optical levitation and long-working distance trapping :
from spherical up to
high aspect ratio ellipsoidal particles.
Session 3: Mechanical effects of light. (continued)
Session 4 : Optical particle characterization (large
Garden party : Departure for la ferme de Bray
Norman village meal
march 28th, 2012
lecture: W. Bachalo, Artium
Technologies, Inc., USA Light scattering interferometry :
invention, development, and application.
Session 4 : Optical particle characterization
(large particles) (continued)
Session 5. Refractometry, Imaging and holography.
Session 6 : Nanoparticles and Brownian motion.
tour of the medieval downtown
march 29th, 2012
lecture: T. Wriedt, Bremen University, Germany.
Shaped laser beam light scattering by complex particles using the T-matrix
Session 7: Nanoparticles and aggregates.
for tourism program
Conference social dinner
march 30th, 2012.
lecture: G. Gouesbet, CORIA UMR 6614, INSA de Rouen, France. A scientific and sociological
story of generalized Lorenz-Mie theories.
Session 8: Miscellaneous including multiple scattering.
release of the discrete-dipole approximation scattering code DDSCAT
is now available -- DDSCAT 7.2. This supersedes the previous
release, version 7.1
before, the code is written in portable f90, and includes support for OpenMP, the Intel Math Kernel Library, and MPI (although
see note below). The distribution includes DDSCAT.f90, CALLTARGET.f90, and
READNF.f90, and VTRCONVERT.f90.
UserGuide is available from http://arxiv.org/abs/1002.1505v1.
The complete DDSCAT 7.2 package can be downloaded from http://code.google.com/p/ddscat The code distribution is ddscat7.2.0_120215.tgz You can also
download a set of "worked examples" that are referred to in the UserGuide: ddscat7.2.0_examples_120215.tgz
7.2 is gratis, subject to the GNU General Public License. [You may copy,
distribute, and/or modify the software identified as under this agreement. If
you distribute copies of this software, you must give the recipients all the
rights that you have.]
always, please let us know if you encounter problems downloading DDSCAT, or if
you have trouble using DDSCAT (but **please** read the manual carefully before
7.1 is no longer supported, although it will continue to be available on the google code site. If you have been using Version 7.1,
please switch to Version 7.2.
hope that DDSCAT 7.2 will prove useful in your research. If you publish papers
using DDSCAT 7.2, please cite relevant papers describing the DDA and its
implementation in DDSCAT, e.g.:
1988, "The Discrete-Dipole Approximation and its Application to
Interstellar Graphite Grains", Astrophys.
J., 333, 848-872
J.J., Draine, B.T., & Flatau,
P.J. 1991, "Application of FFT Techniques to the Discrete Dipole
Approximation", Optics Letters, 16, 1198-1200
Draine, B.T., & Flatau, P.J.
1994, "Discrete dipole approximation for scattering calculations",
JOSA A, 11, 1491-1499
Draine, B.T., & Flatau, P.J.
2008, "Discrete-dipole approximation for periodic targets: theory and
tests", JOSA A, 25, 2693-2703
Flatau, P.J., & Draine, B.T.
2012, "Fast near-field calculations in the discrete dipole approximation
on regular rectilinear grids", Optics Express, 20, 1247-1252
DDSCAT 7.2 has been extensively tested in single-processor mode. However, it
has not been tested with MPI and OpenMP, and it is
possible that some of the changes to the code in the 7.1 -> 7.2 transition might lead to OpenMP or
MPI problems. If you are a user of MPI and/or OpenMP,
please run some test calculations in both single-processor and multiprocessor
mode, and compare results, before doing any "production" calculations
with MPI and/or OpenMP. If you do such tests, we
would appreciate being informed of the outcome.