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Tom Metcalf SPD Travel Fund

In consultation with Tom Metcalf's family, the Solar Physics Division (SPD) has established the Thomas Metcalf SPD Travel Fund to help support newer members' expenses for attending meetings relevant to solar physics. A new page with a description and links to guidelines has recently been added. AAS members can donate here (login required).

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In 2014 the SPD will hold its 45th meeting with the AAS in
[Robert Gould Shaw/54th Massachusetts Memorial by Augustus St. Gaudens, Boston, Massachusetts]
Boston, Massachusetts,
2014 June 1 - 5
Abstract deadline: 2014 March 3, 9:00 PM EST
Late abstract deadline: 2014 April 17
Early registration ends: 2014 February 13
Regular registration ends: 2014 April 10
Late registration deadline: 2014 May 10
There will be an additional, on-site registration fee
for registration after May 10.
Registration instructions

Abstract submissions

Joint sessions

  • Joint session with the History of Astronomy Division (POC: Jay Pasachoff)

  • Special Chromospheric session focusing on IRIS: Abstracts submitted to this session should relate to IRIS studies and results

  • Two joint sessions with the newly established Laboratory Astrophysics Division and the Topical Group on Plasma Astrophysics of the American Physical Society: “Bridging Laboratory and Solar Plasma Studies” on Thursday, June 5. This joint meeting between the solar physics, laboratory astrophysics, and plasma astrophysics communities presents a great opportunity to broaden our perspective and to reach out to other like-minded research communities. The meeting Website includes a description of LAD sessions.

2014 Hale Prize: Tom Duvall

"For his invention and application of innovative helioseismic methods and the resulting ground-breaking discoveries within the solar interior, including internal sound-speed and rotation profiles, meridional circulation, wave perturbations in sunspots, and large scale convection properties."

2014 Karen Harvey Prize: Alexis Rouillard

"For his contributions to heliospheric imaging analysis and, through the combination of modeling and multi-spacecraft remote imaging and in situ observations, his contributions to the understanding of the sources and heliospheric evolution of corotating interaction regions, small scale transients, coronal mass ejections, and solar energetic particle events."