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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)
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:
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 email@example.com, tel. (+506) 8850-9252.
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:
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.
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
The magnetic flux history of supergranular cells in the photosphere of the Sun - Bellot Rubio (missing)
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
SESSION 2: Future Directions in Astrophysical Polarimetry – I
CHAIR: R. Casini
INVITED: Polarimetry and the Solar-C Mission – Ichimoto
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
SESSION 4: Instrumentation for Astronomical Polarimetry
CHAIR: S. Jaeggli
INVITED: Challenges of Infrared Polarimetry of the Sun – Lin
Coronal Magnetograph (CorMag) for Space‐ and Ground‐based Solar Observatories – Fineschi
INVITED: New Optics for Astronomical Polarimetry – Baur
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
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
SESSION 7: Solar and Stellar Surface Magnetic Fields – II
CHAIR: J. Landstreet
INVITED: Magnetic Fields in Early-Type Stars – Grunhut
CHAIR: R. Centeno
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
The Coronal Structure of the Sun‐Like Exoplanet‐ Host GJ 3021 - Alvarado-Gomez
CHAIR: F. Menard
Modeling AB Aurigae's Envelope – Lomax
Diagnosing the SEEDS of Planet Formation – Wisniewski
SESSION 9: Polarimetry as a Tool for Discovery Science – I
CHAIR: M. Mishchenko
INVITED: Polarization Biosignatures of Planet Earth – Sterzik
Friday 5 December
SESSION 10: Polarimetry as a Tool for Discovery Science - II
CHAIR: S. Bagnulo
SESSION 11: Numerical Modeling of Polarized Emission
CHAIR: M. Faurobert
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
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
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>).
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.
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.
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:
- For the publication of your article the IAU Copyright form needs to be submitted. Download the file http://www.iau.org/static/publications/Copyright.pdf. Fill out the form, SIGN it and send it to IAUS305proceedings@hao.ucar.edu. The Fax number is (+1) 303-497-1589. You can also scan it then e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can complete and submit the online form at http://www.iau.org/science/publications/copyrightform/
- 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.
- If you have other questions about your paper, please contact the editors of the proceedings at IAUS305proceedings@hao.ucar.edu.
- IAUS305 Proceedings Editors:
K. N. Nagendra – email@example.com;
S. Bagnulo – firstname.lastname@example.org;
R. Centeno – email@example.com;
M. Martínez González – firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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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