January 2014

Issue 58




2014 AOGS; 28 July - 1 August; Sapporo, Japan


ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 11 February 2014


Note: Can submit two (2) abstracts per one registration


PS05: Polarimetry of Solary System, Exoplanets, Brown Dwarfs and Disks

Polarimetry is a currently enjoying a rejuvenation in various astronomical applications. As a complementary techinque

to imaging and spectroscopy, polarization allows the investigation of scattering properties of variety of media ranging

from planetary atmospheres, comets, small bodies (planetary satellites, asteroids, Kuiper Belt objects, etc.) to detection

and characterization of exoplanets, brown dwarfs, star and planet forming regions; characterization of magnetic fields

and search for optically active molecules in a search for habitability elsewhere than our earth. We invite contributions

from observers, modellers, laboratory measurements, instrument designers and missions. We anticipate half to one

day of presentations including oral and poster contributions.



Motohide Tamura (The University of Tokyo/NAOJ, Japan)

Padma A Yanamandra-Fisher (Space Science Institute, United States)

Koji Kawabata (Hiroshima University, Japan)

Junichi Watanabe (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Japan)

Frans Snik (Leiden University, Netherlands)

Ludmilla Kolokolova (University of Maryland, United States)

Sujan Sengupta (Indian Institute of Astrophysics, India)

Jun Takahashi (University of Hyogo, Japan)

A.-Chantal Levasseur-Regourd (PMC Univ. Paris 6 / CNRS-IPSL, France)


You may be interested in other AOGS sessions, e.g. those in Planetary Science Section:

PS01 Solar Wind Interaction With Planetary Environments

PS02 Icy satellites and rings

PS03 outer solar system satellites with an atmosphere

PS04 C/ISON and Other Comets of 2013

PS06 Advances in radio and plasma wave studies of magnetized planet.

PS07 Science and Exploration of Mars and Venus

PS08 Outer Planets and Their Analogs in Exoplanets

PS09 Astrobiology: Quest for Habitable Worlds and Life's Origins

PS10 Space Radiation -Energetic Particles

PS11 Exoplanet Sciences

PS12 Studies of Small Bodies in the Solar System and Insights into Planetary System Formation.

PS13 Future Space Missions and Instrumentation for Space and Planetary Science

PS14 Exploring Mercury

PS15 Microwave and Infrared Remote Sensing of Solar System Objects

PS16 Science and Exploration of the Moon

PS17 Small satellites and advanced technologies for planetary sciences

PS18 Exploration and Science of Atmosphere of the Earth and other planets



International Conference on Atmospheric Dust (DUST2014)

June 1-6, 2014, Calan Conference Centre at Castellaneta Marina (Taranto, Italy).


DUST2014 intends to be a global forum for mineralogists, physicists, geochemists, engineering, volcanologists, chemists and for many other specialists to share ideas and knowledge on the boundless world of the atmospheric particles.


Chemical & Mineralogical Studies

Geological Records

Health & Environment

Instrumentations & Measurements

Modelling & Field Studies

Transport & Deposition



Workshop "Scattering by aggregates (on surfaces)"

Institut for Werkstofftechnik, IWT, Bremen, 24. + 25. March 2014

Deadline for abstracts: 1. Feb. 2014


Fee: There will be no fee.



LIP2014 conference


Submission deadline: in one month!


10th International Conference Series on Laser-light and Interactions with Particles

August 25-29th, 2014, Marseille, France


Scope& Background

For nearly three decades this conference series provides a source of in state-of-the-art light and shaped beam interactions with particle and particle systems. This 10th edition, to be held on August 25-29th, 2014, in Marseille, France, is focused on beam shape description; near-field, far-field and morphology-dependent-resonances;
time-resolved scattering; multiple scattering in dense media; complex shaped particles and aggregates; Optical particle sizing and characterization methods as well as mechanical effects of light. Applications may range from multiphase flow characterization to aerosol science and atmospheric environment, biomedical optical engineering, remote
manipulation of objects, plasma and soft matter physics, quantum electrodynamics in cavities, etc. Although the conference is mainly intended to deal with electromagnetic beams (vectorial scattering), papers dealing with acoustical and quantum beams (scalar waves) however presenting significant enough correlations with the main issues of the conference will be welcome.

Keynotes lectures

- Philip L. Marston, "Surprises and anomalies in acoustical and optical scattering", Depart. of Physics and Astronomy, Washington State University (USA)
- Michael Mishchenko, "Electromagnetic scattering by dense discrete random media: physics and numerically exact results", NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, NY (USA)

- Renliang Xu, "Laser scattering in particle characterization: application perspective", Micromeritics China operation, Shanghai (China)
- Pavel Zemanek, "From optical tweezers to optically self-arranged and propelled microstructures", Inst. Scientific Instrum. of the ASCR, Brno (Czech Republic)

Extended abstract submission
Contributions are invited on the topics outlined and others falling within the scope of the conference. For both oral and poster presentations, authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of at least 1000 words and with a maximum of three pages, including supporting figures and references as appropriate (upload the template). Color will be available for both printed and online versions of the proceedings. All selected extended abstracts will be published in the proceedings of the conference (with ISBN).


A special issue is planned for publication in Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer (JQRST). This special issue will consist only of full-size papers documenting research either reported at the conference or pertaining to the main topics of LIP2014. Extended abstracts of conference presentations will not be considered. Each submission will be thoroughly reviewed by at least two independent referees to ensure that all accepted manuscripts satisfy the highest standards of scientific quality adopted for JQSRT. Again, this will be a special topical issue of JQSRT rather than conference proceedings.

Important dates
Abstract submission opens: November 1st, 2013 
Early registration opens: December 11th, 2014 
Abstract submission ends: March 1st, 2014
Late registration after: May 1st, 2014
Notification of acceptance: April 1st, 2014


Conference fees (all lunches& VAT included)
Regular participants(Early / Late rates): 600/650 E
Students (PhD, Masters; Early / Late rates): 350/450 E
Accompanying persons: 75 E
Sponsors and exhibitors (three packages ): see terms & conditions

Conference venue
The conference venue is the Campus St Charles of Aix-Marseille University (AMU), Marseille, France. It is within two minutes walking distance from the main railway station of Marseille "Marseille St-Charles" which is also the stop of the airport shuttle as well as subways. Marseille St-Charles is about 10-15mn walking distance (or 2-4 subway stations) from the "Vieux-port" (old harbour) and the city centre where most hotels and restaurants are located.


Current partners and sponsors: Aix-Marseille University, AFVL, ANR, AirFrance & KLM, CG13, CNRS, ESO, Laboratory of Excellence "MEC", Optitec cluster, SFO, ESO, OSA, Springer Verlag.

Conference web site: http://www.lip2014.eu/
Secretariat of the organizing committee at: contact@lip2014.eu



W. Bachalo (USA)
X.S. Cai (China)
G. Gouesbet (France)
G. Grehan (France)
J.A. Lock(USA)
M. Maeda (Japan)
Z.S. Wu (China)

Y.P. Han (China)

P. L. Marston (USA)
F.R.A. Onofri (France)
C.M. Sorensen (USA)
B. Stout (France)
C. Tropea (Germany)
G. Videen (USA)
T. Wriedt (Germany)

Y. Aizu (Japan)
M. Brunel (France)
R. Chakrabarty (USA)
Y.E. Geints (Russia)
D. Grier (USA)
S. Hanna (UK)
M. Kolwas (Poland)
F. Lemoine (France)
F. G. Mitri (USA)
A.A.R. Neves (Brazil)
B. Pouligny (France)
K-F. Ren (France)
N. Roth (Germany)
C. Roze (France)
D. D. Sampson (Australia)
M. Siler (Czech Republic)
A.M.K.P. Taylor (UK)
M.R. Vetrano (Belgium)
F. Xu (USA)
R. Xu (China)


F. Onofri (co-chair)
B. Stout (co-chair) 
S. Barbosa
J. Bartolini
J-M. Geffrin
C. Guene
C. Montet
F. Lamadie
C. Pelce
M. Sentis

Host organizations: Aix-Marseille University / CNRS Laboratory IUSTI / Fresnel Institute


See recently indexed and summarized papers on the optics of particles and dispersions in TPDSci: http://www.tpdsci.com/Sv_.phplist=SvPdo