Sunday, November 30, 2014 to Friday, December 5, 2014

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Important Dates:

Financial support application deadline: June 1, 2014
Abstract submission deadline: September 12, 2014
Early registration deadline: September 28, 2014
Lodging registration and payment deadline: October 31, 2014
Online registration closes: November 15, 2014
Proceedings submissions deadline: February 15, 2015
General information email for the conference: info_IAUS305@hao.ucar.edu.


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Punta Leona, Costa Rica

The advances in both solar, planetary, 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 Symposium:

  • Facilitate discourse between solar and nighttime polarimetry communities: In addition to scientific advances, 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 techniques.
  • Stimulate 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.
  • Showcase 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 developments.

Scientific 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. Taliashvili (co-chair)

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The meeting will be held at the Punta Leona resort. Punta Leona is located on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast within a large private natural reserve of primary and secondary tropical forest. The meeting site offers visitors unique opportunities to see abundant plant and animal life. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy guided nature walks, bird watching, a butterfly pavilion hosting a dazzling array of native butterflies, swimming and surfing in the ocean, or swimming in any of several pools within the resort. Punta Leona is located about an hour away from San Jose, the Capitol city of Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is a peaceful, stable democracy. Among countries in Central America, Costa Rica stands out as uniquely forward-looking with respect to education, technological advancement, and the environment. Roughly 26% of the land area of Costa Rica is protected. The biodiversity in Costa Rica is stunning: the country is home to an estimated 5% of all the Earth’s species, yet it covers only 0.01% of the planet’s land area. Owing in no small measure to the astounding variety of its tropical animal and plant life, Costa Rica has become a major international destination for eco-tourism.

Average December weather conditions in nearby Jaco, Costa Rica
Max Daytime Temperature (°C)--31°C (88°F)
Min Night-time Temperature (°C)--20°C (68°F)
Hours of Sunshine (Daily)--6 Hours per day
Hours of Daylight (Daily)--12 Hours per day
Heat and Humidity Discomfort--High
Days with some Rainfall--13 Days
Monthly Rainfall (mm)--55 mm (2.2 inches)
UV Index (Maximum)--10 (Very High)
Sea Temperature (°C)--28°C (82°F)

Recommended Items to Pack for your Trip to Costa Rica:

    • Photocopies of your passport and/or ID card
    • Insect repellant
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Sunglasses
    • Light raingear
    • Umbrella
    • Binoculars
    • Camera
    • Sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots
    • Swimwear


Pre- and Post-Meeting Tours:
There are many tour companies in Costa Rica that can propose and arrange private tours before or after IAU Symposium 305. One such company is CR Designer Travel (www.crdesignertravel.com) tel. (+506) 2291-2615. Another company, Alajuela Tours, can arrange a tour anywhere in Costa Rica, with transportation in a comfortable van with a bi-lingual guide. To organize your own travel with Alajuela Tours, contact Alexander Hernandez at alajuelatours@gmail.com, tel. (+506) 8850-9252.

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A block of accommodations has been reserved for IAU Symposium 305 at the Punta Leona Hotel. All participants will be housed at Punta Leona in their "full board Selvamar Standard Rooms". The accommodations are well-appointed units located in small groups within a garden setting. Accommodation at Punta Leona includes all meals served buffet-style at a restaurant adjacent to the meeting facility. You will be able to choose from a wide variety of foods at each meal, with a selection of vegetarian dishes in addition to meat and fish main courses, salads, breads, and desserts. In addition, accommodation includes visits to the butterfly pavilion and guided nature walks.

In order to guarantee your accommodation, please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible, the meeting venue Punta Leona is fully booked during the period around the Symposium.  The cost per night, full board, is US$130.50 for single occupancy and US$177.50 for double occupancy.

Participants must register directly with Punta Leona on or before 31 October 2014 and pay in full for accommodation to guarantee lodging. Please contact Laura Ramirez by email or telephone, be sure to mention you are with the IAU Symposium 305 and should receive the rate according to the offer code CORP-UCR. See contact information below:

    1. Hotel Email: corporativo@hotelpuntaleona.com.
    2. Hotel Telephone: Laura Ramirez, (cc506) 2220-2282.
    3. Punta Leona Hotel main website is at url: http://www.hotelpuntaleona.com.

Punta Leona will hold a block of rooms until 31 October 2014. You must pay in full on or before that date to reserve your accommodations. In case of cancellation, the refund policy is as follows:

  • Full refund will be provided to individual participants before 31 October 2014. After that date, up to 72 hours before the start of the reservation, Punta Leona will withhold one day's cost for the reserved accommodation. After 72 hours before the start of each reservation the lodging cost is non-refundable.
  • No refund will apply for no shows.
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Science Program || Program At-A-Glance || Abstract Booklet || Participants Contact Information

Sunday 30 November

Astronomical Polarization Tutorials

The Physics of Polarization - Degl'Innocenti

Nighttime Polarimetry – Bagnulo

Daytime Polarimetry – Solanki

Planetary Atmospheres & Surfaces – Mischenko

Monday 1 December

SESSION I: Solar and Stellar Surface Magnetic Fields – I

CHAIR: S. Solanki

KEYNOTE: Two Centuries of Solar Polarimetry - Harvey

KEYNOTE: Surface Magnetic Fields across the HR diagram - Landstreet

CHAIR: J. Trujillo Bueno

INVITED: Small-scale solar and stellar surface fields - Martínez González

Do the quiet Sun magnetic fields vary with the solar cycle? – Faurobert

The magnetic flux history of supergranular cells in the photosphere of the Sun - Bellot Rubio (missing)

Solar surface anisotropy on the magnetic field – Bommier

The evolution of individual and groups of flux tubes as seen by IMaX/Sunrise - del Toro Iniesta

The persistence of apparent non‐magnetohydrostatic equilibrium in NOAA 11035 – Jaeggli (Metcalf Travel Award Recipient )

CHAIR: O. Kochukhov

INVITED: Polarimetric tomography of stellar surfaces – Petit

The BCool project – Marsden

Detection of magnetic fields in evolved low‐intermediate mass stars – Sabin

Full Stokes (IQUV) polarimetry of AGB and post‐AGB stars – Lebre

Polarimetric Observations of Beta CrB with the Catania Spectro‐polarimeter – Martin

Flare footpoint infrared spectropolarimetry including He I 1083 nm – Judge

Photospheric and chromospheric polarimetry of solar flares – Kleint

SESSION 2: Future Directions in Astrophysical Polarimetry – I 

CHAIR: R. Casini

INVITED: Polarimetry and the Solar-C Mission – Ichimoto

Polarization calibration and scheduling for the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope – Elmore

The Polarimetric and Helioseismic Imager on Solar Orbiter – Solanki

A Large Coronagraph for Solar Coronal Magnetic Field Studies – Tomcxyk

Tuesday 2 December

SESSION 3: Physical Processes

CHAIR: P. Judge

KEYNOTE: Theoretical Tools for Spectro-Polarimetry – Casini

INVITED: Atomic Scattering Polarization: Observations, Interpretation and Predictions – Trujillo Bueno

INVITED: Scattering Polarization from Macroscopic Particles – Mishchenko

Resolution of the D1 enigma: Physics of polarized scattering at multi‐level systems – Stenflo

Chromospheric diagnosis with forward‐scattering Hanle effect in hydrodynamical models - Carlin Ramirez

SESSION 4: Instrumentation for Astronomical Polarimetry

CHAIR: S. Jaeggli

INVITED: Challenges of Infrared Polarimetry of the Sun – Lin

A ZIMPOL polarimeter system at GREGOR in Tenerife – Bianda

Coronal Magnetograph (CorMag) for Space‐ and Ground‐based Solar Observatories – Fineschi

INVITED: New Optics for Astronomical Polarimetry – Baur

Preliminary Design of the Full‐Stokes UV and Visible Spectropolarimeter for UVMag – Pertenais

A near infrared imaging polarimeter: POLICAN – Rangaswamy

Fast Solar Polarimeter – Feller

SESSION 5: Data Analysis techniques for Polarization Observations

CHAIR: J. C. del Toro Iniesta

INVITED: Pattern Recognition Techniques for Astronomical Polarization Measurements –Lopez Ariste

INVITED: Multi-line Techniques for Inference of Stellar Magnetic Fields – O. Kochukhov

INVITED: New generation Stokes inversion codes – Ramos

Effect of cross‐ redistribution on the resonance scattering polarization of O I line at 1302 A – Bhasari

Inhomogeneity and velocity fields effects on scattering polarization in solar prominences – Milic

How to analyze millions of spectral profiles of an X1.0 flare efficiently and still feel good afterward - Sainz Dalda

Spatially coupled inversion of spectro‐polarimetric data - van Noort

Wednesday 3 December

SESSION 6: Future Directions in Astrophysical Polarimetry – II

CHAIR: B. Lites

INVITED: Polarization Measurements at ATST/DKIST – Martinez Pillet

SolpeX: the soft X‐ray flare polarimeter for ISS – Sylwester

Sounding Rocket Experiment: Chromospheric Lyman‐Alpha Spectro‐Polarimeter (CLASP) – Kubo

SESSION 7: Solar and Stellar Surface Magnetic Fields – II

CHAIR: J. Landstreet

INVITED: Magnetic Fields in Early-Type Stars – Grunhut

The origin of magnetic fields in hot stars – Neiner

High Precision Polarimetry of Magnetic Massive Stars – Carciofi

Ultra‐weak magnetic fields and atmospheric dynamics of Am stars – Blazère

CHAIR: R. Centeno

Full Stokes observations in the He 1083 nm spectral region covering a M3.2 class flare – Kuckein

A two dimensional view of spicules from He 1083 nm triplet observations - Orozco Suarez

Flux emergence event beneath an eruptive filament - Palacios

Polar Faculae Magnetism - Pastor Yabar

Thursday 4 December

SESSION 8: Polarization Diagnostics of Atmospheres & Circumstellar Environments

CHAIR: J. Vink

KEYNOTE: Circumstellar Polarimetry – Magalhaes 

INVITED: Probing Coronal and Chromospheric Magnetic Fields with Radio Imaging Polarimetry– Shibasaki (presented by Ichimoto)

INVITED: Polarimetry as a Window into of Supernova Explosions and Progenitors – Hoffman

Polarimetry of Supernovae – Maund (missing)

CHAIR: S. Gibson

Magnetic and electric fields inference in chromospheric jets using Paschen lines – Anan

Intensity and Linear Polarization of Fe XIII 10747 and 10798 in the Corona – Plowman

Polarimetric measurements in prominences observed by THEMIS – Schmieder

The Coronal Structure of the Sun‐Like Exoplanet‐ Host GJ 3021 - Alvarado-Gomez

CHAIR: F. Menard

Inferring condensate structures in ultracool dwarfs using linear polarimetry - Miles‐Páez

Linear line spectropolarimetry and circumstellar structures – Vink

Modeling AB Aurigae's Envelope – Lomax

Diagnosing the SEEDS of Planet Formation – Wisniewski

CARMA observations of magnetic fields in star‐forming filaments – Hull

Magnetic field structure in star‐forming regions – Chakali

On the Peculiarities of Manifestation of kG Magnetic Elements in Observations of the Sun with Low Spatial Resolution – Demidov

SESSION 9: Polarimetry as a Tool for Discovery Science – I

CHAIR: M. Mishchenko

High contrast imaging of circumstellar disks in scattered light: the polarimetric approach of VLT/SHPERE – de Boer

INVITED: Polarization Biosignatures of Planet Earth – Sterzik

Polarimetry: a primary tool for the physical characterization of the Asteroids – Cellino

Spectro-polarimetry: a new tool for the physical characterization of asteroids – Bagnulo

Friday 5 December

SESSION 10: Polarimetry as a Tool for Discovery Science - II

CHAIR: S. Bagnulo

Polarimetry as a tool to find and study habitable planets orbiting white dwarfs – Fossati

Stellar magnetic activity and its influence on the habitability of exoplanets – Lueftinger

Polarimetric detection of dust in the candidate disintegrating planet KIC1255754 8b – Palle

SESSION 11: Numerical Modeling of Polarized Emission

CHAIR: M. Faurobert

INVITED: On the importance of partial frequency redistribution in modeling the scattering polarization – Nagendra

INVITED: Three-dimensional simulations of Scattering Polarization and the Hanle Effect in MHD Chromospheric Models – Stepan (missing)

INVITED: Modeling of Polarized Emission and Absorption from Protoplanetary Disks – Menard

The impact of surface dynamo magnetic fields on the chemical abundance determination – Shchukina


Poster Group A and Poster Group B

A1: Analytical modeling of thirty meter telescope polarization – Anche

A2: The importance of non ‐ photon noise in astronomical spectro‐polarimetry – Bagnulo

A3: Polima‐2: A dual‐beam imaging polarimeter for the San Pedro Martir National Observatory – Bermúdez Bustamante

A4: Theoretical polarization spectrum of Na I D1 & D2 near the solar limb – Bommier

A5: The Chromosphere and Prominence Magnetometer – de Wijn

A6: An electronic inverter of the radiative transfer equation for polarized light – del Toro Iniesta

A7: On the cross‐ calibration of the Hsos Smat full disk longitudinal magnetograms with data sets from other instruments – Demidov

A8: Digital radar in Costa Rica. design, tools and results – Garbanzo-Salas

A9: Design of full Stokes polarimeter for chromospheric measurements with SOLIS/VSM – Gosain

A10: Solar full‐disk polarization measurement with the Fe I 15648 line – Hanaoka

A11: A simple low‐resolution spectropolarimeter for Zeeman measurements of stellar magnetic fields – Hiriart

A12: Cyclic variation of internetwork magnetic fields – Jin (Canceled)

A13: Paschen‐Back effect involving fine and hyperfine structure states – Krishnamurthy (Presenter: Nagendra)

A14: Measurement of seeing induced spurious polarization – Krishnappa

A15: Unresolved mixed polarity magnetic fields at flux cancellation site in solar photosphere at 0”.3 spatial resolution – Kubo

A16: Optical and near-infrared linear polarimetry of low mass stars, brown dwarfs – Miles‐Páez

A17: The DAO liquid crystal spectropolarimeter dimaPol – Monin

A18: A revisit to model the Cr I triplet at 5204‐5208 A and Ba II D_2 line at 4554 A in the second solar spectrum – Narayanamurthy (Presenter: Nagendra)

A19: Magnetic field configuration in a flaring active region: emerging and shear regions – Palacios

A20: Waves and Magnetism in the Solar Atmosphere (WAMIS) – Strachan

A21: Inferring magnetic and plasma properties at multiple heights in the Sun's atmosphere with IBIS data – Tarr (Metcalf Travel Award Recipient )

A22: Parallelization of the SIR code for the investigation of small‐ scale magnetic features in the solar photosphere – Thonhofer

A23: Spectrograph for the Brazilian Solar Telescope – Vieira (presenter: Palacios)

A24: Performance Measurement of LCVR From Meadowlark Company – Wang (Canceled)

A25: Commissioning Results of a New Polarimeter, DUSTPol – Wolfe


B1: The high energetic particles released during the decline phases of solar cycle 24 – Abdel Hady

B2: Line variations profile of a solar analog star, the search – Amazo-Gomez

B3: Radiative transfer simulations of multiphase AGN tori: thermal emission and polarization – Baes

B4: Is there life in our solar system? – Bagnulo

B5: Barbarian asteroids: challenging open questions and constraints to the models of formation of the planetary system – Cellino

B6: Modeling of the center‐to‐limb variation of the Ca I 4227 A line using FCHHT models – Dayanada (Presenter: Nagendra)

B7: Assessing the behavior of modern solar spectropolarimeters and magnetographs – del Toro Iniesta

B8: PRD effects on polarized lines formed in moving media in the presence of a weak magnetic field – Sampoorna (Presenter: Nagendra)

B9: Forward modeling coronal magnetic fields – Gibson

B10: Probing disk inhomogeneities using spectropolarimetry in the extreme binary epsilon Aurigae – Geise

B11: Magnetic evolution of coronal hole and the associated filament – Gutiérrez

B12: Polarized continuum radiation from stellar atmospheres – Harrington

B13: Study of polarization in proto-planetary nebulae – Ibarra Garcia

B14: Magnetism, polarization processes and mass loss of red supergiant stars – Josselin

B15: Studies of supersonic downflows in sunspot penumbrae using spectropolarimetric data – Kim

B16: Mass Transfer in the V356 Sgr Binary System – Lomax

B17: TeV cosmic ray anisotropy from the turbulent magnetic field at the heliospheric boundary – Lopez-Barquero

B18: Optical and near‐ infrared linear spectropolarimetry of the Earth – Miles‐Páez

B19: An Equation for Uranus Zonal Wind – Murillo

B20: Probing the geometry of type II‐ plateau supernovae explosions – Pignata

B21: Multi‐ wavelength comparative study of oscillations of sunspot and filament – Rojas

B22: Zeeman Doppler imaging of a cool star using all four Stokes parameters for the first time – Rosén

B23: Formation of polarized spectral lines in atmospheres with horizontal inhomogeneities – Tichy

B24: High‐velocity Wind from IRS 1 in the NGC 2071IR – Trinidad

B25: Long-Term Evolution of Filaments Associated with Emerging Magnetic Flux – Taliashvili

B26: Coronal Magnetism: Hanle Effect in UV and IR Spectral Lines – Raouafi

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Visas are not required for short-term visitors from many countries. To see if you will need a visa to enter Costa Rica, consult the following website: http://www.costarica-embassy.org/index.php?q=node/51. Attendees should check with the Costa Rica Embassy in your country for specific visa requirements well in advance of the meeting.

Note also that yellow fever vaccinations, received at least 10 days prior to entry into Costa Rica, are required from some countries in South America and Sub-Saharan Africa (see http://www.costarica-embassy.org/?q=node/72>).

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A very limited amount of financial support will be available to attendees. The Scientific Organizing Committee will follow IAU guidelines: “The IAU wishes to support qualified scientists to whom only limited means of support are available, e.g., colleagues from economically less privileged countries and young scientists.” As a rule, financial support will be provided only for registration fees and local expenses in Costa Rica in order to provide opportunity for broader attendance to the Symposium, but the SOC will entertain all requests for support.

All requests for financial support must be received by the SOC by June 1, 2014 in order to meet IAU deadlines for such support.  Persons requesting funds should complete the IAU request form found at http://www.iau.org/static/meetings/GrantSymposiumRIM.pdf then send the completed form via e-mail to info_IAUS305@hao.ucar.edu.

Metcalf Travel Awards

IAU Symposium 305 has received approval from the Metcalf Travel Award Committee for one or two grants to support the participation of young PhD scientists in this meeting. Applicants must be a recent PhD (or within one year prior to receiving the PhD) and a member of the Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society. The awards will cover local expenses at the meeting (accommodation including meals, registration fee), plus the possibility of some partial support for airfare. Interested persons should consult the website for Metcalf Travel Awards (http://spd.aas.org/spd_metcalf_travel.html) and review the regulations for recipients of the grants (http://spd.aas.org/docs/MetcalfRules_General.pdf). If you are eligible for a Metcalf Travel Award, please use the IAU travel support form indicated above, but indicate on that form that you are also eligible for a Metcalf Travel Award and are applying for such award. Your application will then be considered both under IAU and Metcalf travel grants.

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Julian David Alavarado-Gomez

European Southern Observatory

Eliana Maritza Amazo-Gomez

Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Tetsu Anan

Kyoto University

Ramya Manjunath Anche

Indian Institute of Astrophysics

Lorena Arias

Universidad Iberoamericana

Anabel Arrieta

Universidad Iberoamericana

Andrés Asensio Ramos

Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias

Maarten Baes

Universiteit Gent

Stefano Bagnulo

Armagh Observatory

Tom Baur

Meadowlark Optics

Luis Bellot Rubio

Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (CSIC)

Luis Carlos Bermúdez Bustamante

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Anusha Bhasari

Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research

Michele Bianda

Istituto Ricerche Solari Locarno (IRSOL)

Aurore Blazère


Véronique Bommier

Obseravtoire de Paris

Alexander Brown

University of Colorado

Rodrigo Carboni

University of Costa Rica

Alex Carciofi

University of São Paulo

Edgar Carlin Ramirez


Roberto Casini

National Center for Atmospheric Research

Alberto Cellino

Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF)

Rebeca Centeno

National Center for Atmospheric Research

Eswaraiah Chakali

National Central University

Dhurba Chhetri

St. Xavier's College

Kévin Dalmasse

National Center for Atmospheric Research

Jos de Boer

Universiteit Leiden

Alfred de Wijn

National Center for Atmospheric Research

Jose Carlos del Toro Iniesta

Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC)

Mikhail Demidov

Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics

Yuanyong Deng

National Astronomical Observatories (CAS)

Tharcisyo Duarte

Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

David Elmore

National Solar Observatory

Marianne Faurobert

University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis

Alex Feller

Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research

Walter Fernandez

University of Costa Rica

Silvano Fineschi

National Institute for Astrophysics

Luca Fossati

Argelander-Institut fur Astronomie

Francisco Frutos-Alfaro

University of Costa Rica

Marcial Garbanzo-Salas

University of Western Ontario

Kathleen Geise

University of Denver

Sarah Gibson

National Center for Atmospheric Research

Sanjay Gosain

National Solar Observatory

Jason Grunhut

European Southern Observatory

Heidy Gutiérrez

University of Costa Rica (CINESPA)

Yoichiro Hanaoka

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

J. Patrick Harrington

University of Maryland

John Harvey

National Solar Observatory

Leonardo Herrera

Space Research Center (CINESPA)

David Hiriart

Instituto de Astronomía, UNAM

Jennifer Hoffman

University of Denver

Chat Hull

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Anylu Ibarra Garcia

Universidad Iberoamericana

Kiyoshi Ichimoto

Kyoto University

Sarah Jaeggli

Montana State University

Chunlan Jin

National Astronomical Observatories, China

Eric Josselin

LUPM - Université Montpellier II

Philip Judge

National Center for Atmospheric Research

Hyunnam Kim

Kyung Hee University

Lucia Kleint

FHNW Switzerland

Oleg Kochukhov

Uppsala University

Nagaraju Krishnappa

Max Planck Instiute for Solar System Research

Masahito Kubo

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

Christoph Kuckein

Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP)

Julien Lambert

Lund Observatory

Landi Degl'Innocenti

University of Florence, Italy

John Landstreet

University of Western Ontario

Agnès Lebre

University of Montpellier

Haosheng Lin

University of Hawaii

Bruce Lites

National Center for Atmospheric Research

Jamie Lomax

University of Oklahoma

Arturo Lopez Ariste


Vanessa López-Barquero

University of Wisconsin Madison

Theresa Lueftinger

University of Vienna

Antonio Mario Magalhães

Universidade de São Paulo  

Stephen Marsden

University of Southern Queensland

Alexander Martin

Armagh Observatory

Maria Jesus Martinez Gonzalez

Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias

Valentin Martinez Pillet

National Solar Observatory

Justyn Maund

University of Sheffield

Paulo Miles-Páez

Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

Ivan Milic

Astronomical Observatory Belgrade

Michael Mishchenko

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Dimitry Monin

National Research Council Canada

Bruno Moura

Instituto Federal de Educação

Dennis Murillo

University of Costa Rica

Kanakatte Nanjundarao Nagendra

Indian Institute of Astrophysics

Coralie Neiner

LESIA, Paris-Meudon Observatory

David Orozco Suárez

Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

Judith Palacios

Universidad de Alcala

Enric Palle

Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias

Adur Pastor Yabar

Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

Martin Pertenais

Paris Observatory

Pascal Petit

National Research Council Canada

Giuliano Pignata

Universidad Andrés Bello

Joseph Plowman

National Center for Atmospheric Research

Jacques Postel

University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis

Devaraj Rangaswamy

National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics

Miguel Rojas

University of Costa Rica

Lisa Rosén

Uppsala University

Laurence Sabin

University of Guadalajara

Alberto Sainz Dalda

Stanford-Lockheed Institute for Space Research

Brigitte Schmieder

Observatoire de Paris (LESIA)

Neha Sharma

Aryabhatta Res. Inst. of Observational Sciences

Rohit Sharma

National Centre for Radio Astrophysics

Nataliia Shchukina

National Academy of Sciences

Archana Soam

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES)

Sami Solanki

Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research

Robert Stencel

University of Denver

Jan Stenflo

ETH Zurich

Jiri Stepan

Astronomical Institute-Academy of Sciences

Michael Sterzik

European Southern Observatory

Leonard Strachan

Naval Research Laboratory, NRL

Janusz Sylvester

Space Research Center, RAS

Lela Taliashvili

Space Research Center (CINESPA)

Lucas Tarr

Naval Research Lab

Stefan Thonhofer

University of Graz (IGAM)

Adam Tichy

Astronomical Inst. at the Academy of Sciences

Steven Tomczyk

National Center for Atmospheric Research

Miguel A. Trinidad

Universidad de Guanajuato

Javier Trujillo Bueno

Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

Michiel van Noort

Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research

Rebeca Vargas

Space Research Center (CINESPA)

Luis Eduardo Vieira

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais

Jorick Vink

Armagh Observatory

Dongguang Wang

National Astronomical Observatories, CAS

Jingxiu Wang

National Astronomical Observatories, China

John Wisniewski

University of Oklahoma

Tristan Wolfe

University of Denver



Andres Asenio Ramos

Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias

Roberto Casini

National Center for Atmospheric Research

Yuanyong Deng

National Astronomical Observatories (CAS)

Jason Grunhut

European Southern Observatory

John Harvey

National Solar Observatory

Jennifer Hoffman

University of Denver

Kiyoshi Ichimoto

Kyoto University Hida Observatory

Oleg Kochukhov

Uppsala University

John Landstreet

University of Western Ontario

Haosheng Lin

University of Hawaii

Arturo Lopez Ariste


Antonio Mario Magalhães

Universidade de São Paulo

Valentin Martinez Pillet

National Solar Observatory

Francois Menard

LESIA Obseravtoire de Paris-Meudon

Michael Mishchenko

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Kanakatte N. Nagendra

Indian Institute of Astrophysics

Pascal Petit

National Research Council Canada

Kiyoto Shibasaki

National Astronomical Observatory

Daphne Stam

Technical University of Delft

Jiri Stepan

Astronomical Institute-Academy of Sciences

Michael Fritz Sterzik

European Southern Observatory

Javier Trujillo Bueno

Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias








Stefano Bagnulo

Armagh Observatory

Landi Degl'Innocenti

University of Florence, Italy

Michael Mishchenko

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Sami Solanki

Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research

Please note: the deadline for submission of proceedings papers has changed to February 1st, 2015!


The IAU Symposium 305 Proceedings will be made available both in book form and electronically. For the Proceedings, authors must use the style-files provided by the IAU Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP). Style files and Instructions for Authors can be found at: http://www.iau.org/static/scientific_meetings/authors/. Detailed instructions are in the “readme_authors_2010” file. You can find a zip file with sample files at the bottom of this page, under File Attachments.

The page limit goals below are imposed because the proceedings volume has an overall limit of 550 pages:

  • Tutorials: 16 pages
  • Keynote talks: 10 pages
  • Invited talks: 8 pages
  • Oral Contributed Talks: 6 pages
  • Posters: up to 6 pages (will appear in the online edition only)

The contract with CUP stipulates that proceedings will be published six months after the Symposium. CUP needs three months for the production process, leaving the three months right after the Symposium for the Editors to complete their task. Thus, the editors for IAU Symposium 305 Proceedings request that all authors either email or upload their completed manuscripts to them before the Symposium or email or upload the manuscripts within one/two months after the end of the Symposium. Please note, this means we will not be able to accept any manuscripts for publication after 1 February 2015.

Your article should be submitted electronically to IAUS305proceedings@hao.ucar.edu.

Only articles received at IAUS305proceedings@hao.ucar.edu as indicated above within the aforementioned dates will be considered for publication.

Please send the LaTeX (*.tex) and any *.eps files (for figures), as well as the completed PDF file, in ONLY ONE compressed file (tar and gzip compression are preferred) starting with the first author's last name followed by a dash and a number (1, 2, etc.) in case you are submitting more than one paper, e.g.: nagendra-1.tar.gz or nagendra-1.tgz

A few useful notes:

  • The cost of the proceedings book is included in your registration fee, so all participants will receive a copy free of charge. Therefore, we will need your complete and accurate mailing address. Please make sure that the LOC has an updated mailing address if it differs from the mailing address given at the time of registration for the Symposium! Online access from CUP will be made available to authors for 18 months, after which copies of the Proceedings papers will be transferred to the ADS.

  • Be sure to include keywords that will be used for the subject index, etc.

  • Color figures will be free for the electronic version of the proceedings, but not for the printed version (book). Therefore, if you have included a color figure in your paper and do not wish to pay the relevant color-figure charges (500- pounds sterling (GBP) per color page), you should make sure that the figure appears appropriately in black-and-white.

  • Bibliographic style: Please pay attention to the bibliographic style in the sample file or in instructions file (IAU_combinst_20121209.pdf). You would notice that it is quite different from the bibliographic style of standard journal like ApJ and A&A. The authors should adhere to this IAU bibliographic style as required by them. Also note that citet and citep commands are not allowed to be used when citing a bibliographic item. Only cite command with proper syntax (please refer to the sample file) has to be used.

  • Uploading in ArXive etc.: The final published article in the proceedings of the IAUS 305 may be posted on ArXiV or in an institutional repository only after one year following its publication by the publisher (Cambridge University Press).

For questions or inquiries, please contact info_IAUS305@hao.ucar.edu.

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