19th European Cosmic Ray Symposium

Chapman Conference on Solar Energetic Plasmas and Particles

35th COSPAR, Paris

International Conference on Cosmic Rays and Magnetic Fields in Large Scale Structure
(3rd Korean Astrophysics Workshop)

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19th European Cosmic Ray Symposium

Hall of the Five Hundreds will be held August 30th - September 3rd, 2004 in Florence, Italy.

The opening ceremony will take place the 30th of August at 6:00pm in the Salone dei Cinquecento (Hall of the Five Hundreds) in Palazzo Vecchio.
The conference will be held in Convitto della Calza (Oltrarno Meeting Center) from 31th of August to 3rd of September.

The website is

The topic of the Symposium is cosmic-ray physics in its widest meaning; it includes not only charged particles, but also high energy X-rays and gamma-rays, neutrinos and gravitational waves. A major part of the Symposium time will be dedicated to the discussion of those experimental projects that are of main importance for the European scientific community, focusing the attention on large-scale experiments.

The 19th European Cosmic Ray Symposium is organized by the Istituto Nazionale de Fisica Nucleare and the Università degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Fisica and is supported by Ente Casse di Risparmio di Firenze.

Chapman Conference on Solar Energetic Plasmas and Particles

will be held in Turku, Finland from 2-6 August 2004. The conference objectives are to bring together solar, interplanetary, and heliospheric communities involved in the study of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and solar energetic particles (SEPs) and to enable better communication amongst these communities of scientists for a deeper understanding of the connection between SEPs and CMEs.

The website is

35th COSPAR, Paris

Logo for 35th Cospar Conference The Committee on Space Research will host the 35th COSPAR Scientific Assembly in Paris, France, 18 - 25 July 2004. The website is
Some (but not all) of the interesting sessions include:

Scientific Commission D: Space Plasmas in the Solar System, including Planetary Magnetospheres
D1.1 The Dynamic Heliosphere
D1.2 Heliospheric Cosmic Ray Transport, Modulation and Turbulence
D1.3/E2.4 Energetic Particle Acceleration - The Injection Problem: Who Gets to Play?
D2.1/C2.2/E3.1 Influence of the Sun's Radiation and Particles on the Earth's Atmosphere and Climate
D2.2/E3.2 Reconnection at Sun and in Magnetospheres
D2.3/E3.3/PSW2 International Living with a Star (ILWS) Program
D2.5/E3.5 Coronal Mass Ejections and Solar Particle Events in Solar Cycle 23
D3.4 Horizons of Space Plasma Physics

Scientific Commission E: Research in Astrophysics from Space
E1.6 Sources of Cosmic Rays in the Galaxy
E2.1 Towards the Science of Solar-B and STEREO
E2.2 Mechanisms of the Solar Activity Cycle
E2.3 Energy Release and Particle Acceleration at the Sun and in the Inner Heliosphere

Scientific Commission F: Life Sciences as Related to Space
F2.7 Radiation Protection Beyond LEO
F2.8/D0.1/PSRB2 Planetary and Interplanetary Environmental Models for Radiation Analysis
PSRB1/F2.9 Physics and Design Issues for Radiation Evironmental Models

Scientific Commission H: Fundamental Physics in Space
H0.2 Particle Astrophysics

International Conference on Cosmic Rays and Magnetic Fields in Large Scale Structure
(3rd Korean Astrophysics Workshop)

The International Conference on Cosmic Rays and Magnetic Fields in Large Scale Structure(3rd Korean Astrophysics Workshop) will be held August 16-20, 2004 at the Pusan National University, Busan, Korea
If you wish to receive future announcements, please pre-register at their website:

Scientific rationale:
Observations in radio and high energy bands have revealed the existence of nonthermal components, cosmic rays and magnetic fields, in large scale structure of the Universe, and the importance of nonthermal processes has been demonstrated in the studies of relatively nearby clusters. In our efforts to understand these observational signatures, this Conference will review recent progresses in studies of the origin and roles of the nonthermal components in LSS.

- Production and distribution of cosmic rays in LSS
- Generation, evolution and distribution of magnetic fields in LSS
- Role of nonthermal components in LSS
- Observational manifestation of nonthermal processes in LSS
- Simulations of MHD and cosmic ray processes in LSS
- Radio galaxies and AGNs in LSS
- Particle accelerations in LSS

Invited Speakers:
P. L. Biermann, R. D. Blandford, P. Blasi, H. Boehringer, S. Bowyer, R. Cen, J. Cho, T. E. Clarke, L. O'C. Drury, T. A. Ensslin, L. Feretti, R. Fusco-Femiano, G. Giovannini, Gopal-Krishna, J. P. Henry, J. R. Jokipii, T. W. Jones, J. S. Kaastra, H. Kang, P. P. Kronberg, R. M. Kulsrud, A. Lazarian, H. Li, A. Loeb, M. Markevitch, M. V. Medvedev, F. Miniati, A. V. Olinto, J. P. Ostriker, R. J. Protheroe, O. Reimer, L. Rudnick, D. Ryu, C. L. Sarazin, E.-S. Seo, I. L. Tregillis, E. T. Vishniac, H. J. Voelk, E. G. Zweibel

For further information, please visit the website at or contact Dongsu Ryu at


Indian Painting The 29th International Cosmic Ray Conference will be held in Pune, India from August 3 to 10, 2005. It is organized by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Pune, and the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune.

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. The details about the conference and the organization are available at the website, and the secretariat can be contacted at


will be held in México in late August 2007. There are still two candidate cities: Oaxaca in SW México and Mérida, on the Yucatan peninsula. For more information about the 30 th ICRC, please contact Dr. Jose Valdes-Calicia at

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