October 2014

Issue 64


 Position opened

The Optical Remote Sensing Laboratory of the City College of City University of New York (CCNY) invites applicants for a Research Associate position in Optical Sensing of the Marine Environment. Candidates with an expertise in satellite ocean color (OC) data processing, OC calibration/validation and especially polarization and radiative transfer processes of coupled ocean/atmosphere systems are specifically sought. Experience with development of optical sensors for ocean studies is a plus. Duties will include satellite and field data analysis, algorithm development, graduate student mentoring in the above areas, participation in laboratory experiments and field campaigns, and preparation of manuscripts, reports, and proposals for external funding.

The position is available immediately. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Send Application and CV to:

Dr. Alex Gilerson

Electrical Engineering Department

City College of New York (CUNY)





Cosmic Dust VIII

WEBSITE: https://www.cps-jp.org/~dust/

Tokyo Skytree Town Campus of Chiba Institute of Technology
8F solamachi, Tokyo Skytree Town(R)
1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 131-0045, JAPAN

DATE: Monday, August 17 - Friday, August 21, 2015

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 every scientifically relevant discipline for the development of cosmic dust research. For this reason, the primary objective of the meeting is to bring together professionals who deal with cosmic dust as well as provide an opportunity for participants to develop human relations and interactions among themselves.

All kinds of cosmic dust such as
intergalactic dust
circumnuclear dust
interstellar dust
protoplanetary disk dust
debris disk dust
cometary dust
interplanetary dust
circumplanetary dust
stellar nebular condensates
presolar grains
regolith particles
planetary aerosols
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 simulations, theoretical modeling, data analyses, 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 is currently planned as a special issue of a peer-reviewed journal, while paper submission to the proceedings is not obligatory.

Please complete online meeting application at the CPS website in order to attend the meeting. The deadline for the application is May 13, 2015, 11:59 p.m. Japan Standard Time (GMT+09:00). Because the number of participants is limited to a maximum of 50, 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 by May 31, 2015. 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.

The early bird rate of 10,000 JPY is available for those who complete both admissions application and abstract submission by April 30, 2015. The registration fee for those who complete admissions application on and after May 1, 2015 is 15,000 JPY. While no payment is required at the time of admissions application and abstract submission, the registration fee should be paid by cash on arrival at the venue. No matter what circumstances are specified, the registration fee will not be waived.

30 April 2015, Deadline for Early-Bird Application
13 May 2015, Deadline for Admissions Application
31 May 2015, Notification of Admissions Decision
17-21 August 2015, Cosmic Dust

Jean-Charles Augereau (IPAG, France)
Cornelia Jaeger (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Germany)
Hidehiro Kaneda (Nagoya University, Japan)
Hiroshi Kimura (Kobe University, Japan) [Chair]
Ludmilla Kolokolova (University of Maryland, USA)
Aigen Li (University of Missouri-Columbia, USA)

Hiroki Chihara (Osaka Sangyo University)
Takayuki Hirai (ISAS/JAXA)
Akio Inoue (Osaka Sangyo University)
Hidehiro Kaneda (Nagoya University)
Hiroshi Kimura (Kobe University)
Hiroshi Kobayashi (Nagoya University)
Takaya Nozawa (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)
Hiroki Senshu (Chitec/PERC)
Takashi Shimonishi (Kobe University)
Ryo Tazaki (Kyoto University)
Koji Wada (Chitec/PERC) [Chair]

Hiroshi Kimura <dust-inquiries@cps-jp.org>
Graduate School of Science, Kobe University
c/o Center for Planetary Science (CPS)
Chuo-ku Minatojima Minamimachi 7-1-48
Kobe 650-0047, Japan
Fax: +81 78 599 6735

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 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 was ripe to be free from organizing restrictions on the AOGS meeting. From that time on, the Cosmic Dust meeting is 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!

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