First Joint UK-Ukraine meeting on Solar Physics and Space Science (UKU SPSS) and Topical Advanced Su (UKU SPSS TASS)

Venue: hotel \"Dubna\"

Location: Alushta, Crimea, Ukraine

Event Date/Time: Aug 29, 2011 End Date/Time: Sep 02, 2011
Registration Date: May 30, 2011
Early Registration Date: Apr 30, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 30, 2011
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Objectives of SPSS & TASS

The meeting, joint with a topical summer school, will cover a broad range of solar physics, space science and solar-terrestrial relations.

We aim to include aspects of solar and space research, e.g. observations, theory, and numerical modelling. The main idea behind the meeting is to treat the entire solar-terrestrial domain as one physical system, rather than each region being considered independently. Speakers with interdisciplinary expertise are particularly welcome.

Scientific Programme

The Scientific Programme includes although is not limited to the following topics:

- Solar observations: from the interior to heliosphere
- Numerical simulations in astrophysical plasma: beyond analytical models
- Analytical theory of waves in magnetized plasma
- Ionosphere and magnetosphere of the Earth: What really do we know?

The Topical Advanced Summer School (TASS) will bring together leading UK and international researchers to lecture and tutor about their own specialities to postgraduates and early career researchers. UK STFC supported students and PDRAs may be funded. First comes first serves.

A preliminary Scientific Programme (with regular updates) of TASS and the joint meeting is outlined at:

Format of UKU SPSS & TASS

The basic format of the joint event consist of

- 1-2 invited reviews [IR] per topic
- approx 2 (invited or regular) contribution [I/RC] talks per topic
- up to 2 lectures per topic in the afternoon for TASS participants

For further details and updates on the full programme please consult:

Registration and Abstract Submission

Information on Registration, Abstract Submission and Accommodation is available at:

with the following important deadlines:

30 April 2011: Early-Bird Registration (SPSS: GBP150; TASS GBP100)
30 May 2011: Registration (SPSS: GBP175; TASS GBP125)
30 May 2011: Accommodation booking deadline
30 June Abstract submission deadline

The Registration Fee will include: Welcome Reception, Coffee Breaks, Conference Proceedings,
access to Conference Facilities, Poster Boards (max 2 per registered participants), wired Internet,
Excursion, Conference Dinner.

For accompanying person(s) the Registration Fee is reduced to GBP 65 per person.


Accommodation for participants will be organised in SPA hotel "Dubna" which is located at Rabochy ugolok (Workers' corner), just outside the town centre. Attractive surroundings of Alushta provide a unique opportunity to enhance interaction between conference participants. Payment for accommodation can be made personally at the hotel registration desk on arrival. For room booking please enter the number of attending persons on the registration page during registration process.

For more information on the Hotel see:

Price per person per night on an ALL INCLUSIVE BASIS (i.e. three meals per day):
Single room: GBP42/63 (standard/comfort); Double room: GBP 32/37pp (standard/comfort)

For any further questions please contact the organisers (SOC/LOC).