We are pleased to announce that following Spring MIST 2023 the Rishbeth Prizes this year are awarded to Sophie Maguire (University of Birmingham) and Rachel Black (University of Exeter).
Sophie wins the prize for the best MIST student talk which was entitled “Large-scale plasma structures and scintillation in the high-latitude ionosphere”. Rachel wins the best MIST poster prize, for a poster entitled “Investigating different methods of chorus wave identification within the radiation belts”. Congratulations to both Sophie and Rachel!
As prize winners, Sophie and Rachel will be invited to write articles for Astronomy & Geophysics, which we look forward to reading.
MIST Council extends their thanks to the University of Birmingham for hosting the Spring MIST meeting 2023, and to the Royal Astronomical Society for their generous and continued support of the Rishbeth Prizes.
We are pleased to open nominations for MIST Council. There are two positions available (detailed below), and elected candidates would join Beatriz Sanchez-Cano, Jasmine Kaur Sandhu, Andy Smith, Maria-Theresia Walach, and Emma Woodfield on Council. The nomination deadline is Friday 26 May.
Council positions open for nomination
About being on MIST Council
There have been some recent ingoings and outgoings at MIST Council - please see below our current composition!:
Nominations for MIST Council open today and run through to 8 August 2021! Please feel free to put yourself forward for election – the voting will open shortly after the deadline and run through to the end of August. The positions available are:
We also move to amend the following articles of the MIST Charter as demonstrated below. Bold type indicates additions and struck text indicates deletions. Please respond to the email on the MIST mailing list before 8 August 2021 if you would like to object to the amendment; MIST Charter provides that it will pass if less than 10% of the mailing list opposes its passing.
4.1 MIST council is the collective term for the officers of MIST and consists of six individuals and one student representative from the MIST community.
5.1 Members of MIST council serve terms of three years, except for the student representative who serves a term of one year.
5.2 Elections will be announced at the Spring MIST meeting and voting must begin within two months of the Spring MIST meeting. Two slots on MIST council will be open in a given normal election year, alongside the student representative.
5.10 Candidates for student representative must not have submitted their PhD thesis at the time that nominations close.
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.
Jade Reidy won the prize for best student talk, on the subject of ‘Preliminary results of an interhemispheric survey of polar cap aurora’, and Mervyn Freeman won the prize for best poster, on the subject of ‘The temperature signature of an IMF-driven change to the global atmospheric electric circuit in the Antarctic troposphere’.
Both winners have committed to write a piece for Astronomy & Geophysics on the topic of their research, so look out for those in future issues of A&G!