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The Organising Committee of Division VI is in the process of forming two new ISM working groups to monitor progress in their fields and to help develop proposals for future IAU Symposia/Colloquia.
There already exists the PN Working Group and the Cosmochemistry Working Group and these have served us well in organising periodic seminars in these subject areas. However, our wish to form new groups is motivated by the realisation that other areas of the ISM are not properly represented in the current organisation.
These working groups would be:
1. Working Group on the Hot and Extragalactic ISM
2. Working Group on Star Forming Regions
We propose that that these each take in ex-officio members being either the Division Presidents, or else proposed by the liasing Divisions.
At this time we have a list of nominations (all have been approched and are willing to serve) for the Working Group on Star Forming Regions, which Rafael Bachiller would chair. These are as follows:
R. Bachiller (Chair)
Radio (mm), low-mass SFR
President Div. IV
Radio (mm), clouds, outflows
Radio (cm), high-mass SFR
Dust, mm continuum
Theory, IR, intermed-mass SFR
Nominated: Div VII
34 (Vice Pres.)
HH objects, optical
Radio(mm), disks, low/interm. mass
More information is now available here:
The Executive Committee is expected to formally constitute this Working Group by the end of January 1997, and to give agreement in principle to the setting up of the Working Group on the Hot and Extragalactic ISM. Anyone who wishes to seek nomination in the latter WG should contact the President of Div VI:Michael.Dopita@mso.anu.edu.au
We believe that these new Working Groups would fulfill an existing need in our current organisational structure, would act as a focus of organisation of Symosia, Colloquia and JDs, and assure the liason between the participating divisions in the development of proposals.
NEW: 3rd Cologne-Zermatt-Symposium :
"THE PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF THE INTERSTELLAR MEDIUM"
will be held in Zermatt, September 22-25, 1998.
We hope to address a substantial fraction of the astrophysics community active in interstellar medium research. With the recent exciting results from ISO and new advances in observing techniques, instrumentation, and theoretical modelling we forsee exciting presentations and a stimulating exchange of ideas. Over four days, the symposium will include invited review talks along with contributed talks and poster presentations.
For further information and registration, please visit the conference webpage.
In case of additional questions, contact the local organizing committee at firstname.lastname@example.org, via telephone +49 221 470 3554 or fax +49 221 470 5162.
Please send information for inclusion to:Michael.Dopita@mso.anu.edu.au