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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Rishbeth Prizes 2013

Congratulations to James Blake (Leicester) and Sam Tuttle (Southampton), who have won this year's Rishbeth prizes.

James won the prize for the best MIST poster - his poster was on "H3+ peak altitude emission on Saturn".

Sam won the prize for the best MIST student talk - his talk was entitled "Estimating the energy spectrum of auroral electron precipitation at subkilometre spatial scales using multi-monochromatic optical observations".

Both will be contributing articles to A&G, so if you missed either of these presentations, you will be able to read about them there.

Congratulations to James and Sam, and many thanks to all who presented talks and posters at NAM.

Rishbeth Prizes 2014

Congratulations to Simon Thomas (Reading) and Hanna Dahlgren (Southampton/KTH), who won this year's Rishbeth prizes for their presentations at the Spring MIST meeting.

Simon won the prize for the best student talk, which was "Can we remote sense coronal mass ejections using neutron monitors?"

Hanna won the prize for the best poster, for "Investigation of the electrodynamics and formation mechanism of a polar cap arc".

Articles by both winners now appear in A&G (Thomas et al., Dahlgren et al.)

MIST Council Election

Voting is now open for a position on MIST Council. There are two candidates:

  • Ian McCrea
  • David Southwood

All members on the MIST mailing list should have received an email with a link to the voting form. The ballot will close at 23:00 BST on 3rd July, and the result will be announced the following day at the MIST business meeting at NAM. The elected candidate will join Mike Hapgood, Emma Woodfield, Mario Bisi and Rob Fear, all of whom remain on MIST Council.