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IUPAP sponsorship and financial support for two conferences in 2005 of direct interest to the cosmic-ray community were approved: for the 29th International Cosmic Ray Conference to be held in Pune, India in August and for the `Topics in Astro-Particle and Underground Physics' (TAUP2005) meeting to take place in Zaragoza, Spain in September. Sponsorship of the 6th Eduardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves was also endorsed.
Requests for IUPAP sponsorship of conferences to be held in 2006 must be submitted before 1 May 2005.
IUPAP is involved in two large conferences in 2005 that celebrate the International Year of Physics. The conference that will launch the celebrations will be held in Paris on13-15 January (http://www.wyp2005.org/unesco). A World Conference on Physics and Sustainable Development will take place in Durban, South Africa on 31 October - 2 November, following the IUPAP General Assembly (http://www.wcpsd.org). The EPS website (http://www.eps.org) keeps track of events for the International Year of Physics.
There is general concern over the restrictive measures that have been implemented in the USA under the aegis of the Office of Homeland Security. While the primary concern for IUPAP is centred around the holding of conferences, the general issue of the free circulation of scientists is also a concern. There is considerable difficulty for foreign scientists participating in experiments in the USA. Physics is affected more than most other disciplines because of the existing large collaborations. IUPAP has in the past taken a number of steps with the hope to improve the situation. Close contact with the US Academy of Sciences and with other Unions have been established. The efforts will continue.
A Working Group on authorship of scientific publications from large experimental facilities has been established under the leadership of the IUPAP Commission on Fields and Particles (C11). It is widely recognized that author lists do not appropriately credit those who contributed most, do not allow others to identify those most knowledgeable about the results and lead to absurd publication and citation records. One of the C4 members is monitoring the progress.
The city of Pune is the cultural capital of the state of Maharashtra in India and is located about 150 km south-east of Mumbai. Shielded from the vigour of the Indian monsoon coming from the Arabian sea, which deposits nearly 200 cm of rain over Mumbai during June-August, by the 700-1000 m high hill range, Pune will offer a very pleasant environment for the conference. The travel time by road from the international airport at Mumbai and Pune is less than 3 hours. The world heritage sites of Ajanta caves and Ellora temple are only 250 km from Pune.
|Feb 15, 2005||Nominations for Duggal Award, O'Ceallaigh Medal and Yodh Prize|
|Mar 31, 2005||Submission of abstracts for contributed papers|
|Mar 31, 2005||Submission of requests for financial support|
|Apr 30, 2005||Registration (reduced registration fee)|
|Apr 30, 2005||Notification of the acceptance / rejection of contributed papers|
|Apr 30, 2005||Notification to applicants for the financial support|
|Jun 30, 2005||Reservation of hotel room at the 'ICRC2005' rate|
|Jun 30, 2005||Submission of the electronic (.pdf) file for the contributed paper|
|Jun 30, 2005||Payment for paper-bound copy of contributed papers (at reduced rate)|
|Aug 10, 2005||Registration (regular registration fee)|
The details about the conference and the organization are available at the website, http://www.tifr.res.in/icrc2005 and the secretariat can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the 30 th ICRC, please contact Dr. José Valdés-Galicia at email@example.com..unam.mx.
As customary in the series, TAUP 2005 will consist of invited review talks, workshop sessions devoted to specific subjects and poster sessions. In this edition, TAUP will be dedicated to the memory of Prof. Angel Morales, co-founder and determined promoter of this Conference.
The TAUP 2005 website is http://www.unizar.es/taup2005/.
For more information and to get involved, see the IHY website http://ihy.gsfc.nasa.gov.
Two publications are planned based on the presentations made at the meeting: The first one is an AGU monograph entitled, "Solar Eruptions and Energetic Particles" which will contain all the invited reviews and selected contributions to record the current status of the field as a coherent, self-contained volume. The second is a special section, "Solar Coronal Mass Ejections and Energetic Particles" in the Journal of Geophysical Research (Space Physics) consisting of the original contributions, duly refereed.
This Chapman conference was convened by Nat Gopalswamy of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and Jarmo Torsti of University of Turku.
The website is http://www.agu.org/meetings/cc04bcall.html
For further information, please visit the website at http://canopus.chungnam.ac.kr/kaw3/ or contact Dongsu Ryu at firstname.lastname@example.org
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