MIST

Magnetosphere, Ionosphere and Solar-Terrestrial

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MIST recognised in 2018 RAS awards

MIST Council would like to congratulate those who have been recognised for contributions to the field by the Royal Astronomical Society recently, but particularly we would like to congratulate those members of the MIST community who are to be honoured at the next National Astronomy Meeting.

Emma Bunce has won the Chapman Medal for outstanding contributions to the understanding of the magnetospheres of gas giants, Matt Taylor has won the Service Award for his exceptional work in co-ordinating and contributing to ESA's Rosetta mission, and Jim Wild has been awarded the James Dungey lectureship for his excellent and highly relevant work on substorms and reconnection in the magnetotail. We would also like to congratulate Kerri Donaldson Hanna for winning the Winton Award for planetary science.

MIST Council applauds each of the winners, alongside the other academics who will be recognised in Liverpool this spring!

More details are available at the RAS website.

New MIST councillors in 2017

Congratulations to Jasmine Sandhu and Jonny Rae, both at MSSL, who have been elected (and, in Jonny’s case, re-elected) to MIST Council. They join Ian McCrea (Chair - RAL), Sarah Badman (Lancaster), Luke Barnard (Reading) and John Coxon (Southampton), all of whom continue in their posts.

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Rishbeth Prizes 2017

Congratulations to Jade Reidy (University of Southampton) and Mervyn Freeman (British Antarctic Survey) for winning this year's Rishbeth prizes for their presentations at the National Astronomy Meeting at the University of Hull this July.

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Nigel Wade

Nigel Wade
Nigel Wade - University of Leicester

It is with deep sadness that we have to inform the MIST community of the untimely death after a short illness of Nigel Wade who worked in the Radio and Space Plasma Physics (RSPP) group at Leicester for over 30 years.

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New Members of MIST Council

After a hard-fought campaign by the five candidates, the results of the MIST Council elections are now in!

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MIST Council

Up until the 2007 Spring MIST meeting a single MIST coordinator was responsible for co-ordinating MIST. However, it was felt that the increased needs of the community could not be well served by a single individual and so it was agreed at the MIST business meeting that a new council be formed to organise MIST activities. It is hoped that the council will help to raise the visibility and impact of MIST science. The 1st MIST council was elected by the community (estimated 30% turnout with 75 returns) on 18 June 2007.

Members of MIST Council serve for three year terms, as outlined in the MIST Charter. Elections are held annually in May, and two positions on MIST Council fall vacant in a given year. Members of MIST Council can only stand for election for two consecutive terms (but there is no restriction on the total number of times that a member of the MIST community can stand for election).

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Current members of MIST council are:

  • Ian McCrea, RAL (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) - chair, to 2019
  • Jonathan Rae, MSSL/UCL (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), to 2020
  • Jasmine Sandhu, MSSL/UCL (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), to 2020
  • Sarah Badman, Lancaster (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), to 2019
  • Luke Barnard, Reading (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), to 2018
  • John Coxon, Southampton (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), to 2018