the sun to Stars and Stellar Environments
Punra Leona, Costa
November 30 -
December 5, 2014
support application deadline: June 1, 2014
submission deadline: September 2, 2014
deadline: September 12, 2014
registration and payment deadline: October 31, 2014
registration closes: November 15, 2014
submissions deadline: February 15, 2015
information email for the conference: info_IAUS305@hao.ucar.edu
advances in both solar and extra-solar science employing polarimetric
diagnostics are far-reaching, and the pace of discovery is accelerating
rapidly. IAU Symposium 305, convening in Punta Leona, Costa Rica between
November 30 - December 5, 2014, is structured to facilitate communication
between the solar and nighttime communities that, to date, work mostly
independently. They share common underlying physics that controls not only the
observed phenomena, but also the generation of the polarized radiation. This
commonality is the strong thread motivating IAU Symposium 305.
Goals of the
discourse between solar and nighttime polarimetry communities: In addition to scientificadvances, participants will learn about ongoing
developments in polarimetric instrumentation, observational techniques, methods
of data analysis and interpretation, and numerical modeling. Each session in
the program will have a mix of solar and extra-solar contributions.
Furthermore, each day will have sessions on both science results and
research and education in astronomical sciences in Central and Latin America: This
IAU Symposium will be the first such Symposium to be held in Central America.
The organizers encourage participation by students and young researchers from
Central and Latin America. To this end, the first day of the Symposium (30
November 2014) will be devoted to introductory tutorials on fundamental aspects
of astronomical polarimetry.
recent scientific advances inspired by astronomical polarimetry: Remarkable
advances have been made in recent years with the aid of astronomical
polarimetry. The Symposium will showcase these advances, and focus on future
Organizing Committee: F. Frutos Alfaro
(co-chair), E. Alecian, S. Bagnulo,
S. Berdyugina, G. Cauzzi,
R. Centeno, M. Faurobert, K. Ichimoto,
Bruce Lites (co-chair), A. M. Magalhaes,
M. Martinez Gonzalez, M. Mishchenko, K. N. Nagendra, R. Stencel, J. Trujillo
Bueno (co-chair), J. Wang
Local Organizing Committee:
F. Frutos Alfaro (co-chair), H. Gutierrez, W.
Hawkins, L Herrera, B. Lites (co-chair), T. Rivas, L.
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