Magnetic Fields and the Cosmos

In honour of Jan Kuijpers' 65th Solar revolution

August 24 - 26, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands


Latest news:

- Program: The final progam is available

- Lecture room: HG 00.307, the main lecture hall in the Huygens building. After entering the building turn right and right again.

Symposium Dinner: The symposium dinner will take place at 'In de Kazerne' restaurant, and is buffet-style, including vegetarian options. The dinner takes place on Thursday evening and starts around 18:15. If you cannot attend, please let us know. 'In de Kazerne' is a 20-minute walk from the Huygens building. If you require transport to 'In de Kazerne' let us know by email to secr@astro.ru.nl.

- Poster bords:
For those of you bringing a poster, there will be a bord available in the central hallway of the Huygensbuilding, in the area where coffee/tea is served.


On August 24 -26, 2011 the Department of Astrophysics of the Radboud University honours the 65th Solar revolution of Jan Kuijpers with a symposium, to be held in Nijmegen: Magnetic Fields and the Cosmos. On Friday afternoon (August 26) Jan Kuijpers himself will also give his public retirement lecture at the main auditorium of the Radboud University.

The Jan65 symposium will cover many of the topics that Jan has worked on in his scientific career and the main research topics that are pursued at the Radboud University's Department of Astrophysics, which was founded by Jan Kuijpers exactly 10 years ago.


Ben Stappers (Manchester)
Pulsars with LOFAR
Huib Jan van Langevelde (JIVE/Leiden)
Magnetic fields measurements around young and old stars using masers
Huib Henrichs (Amsterdam) Magnetic fields in massive stars
Frans Snik (Utrecht) Magnetic fields in the Sun
Heino Falcke (Nijmegen) Ultrahigh energy Cosmic rays with LOFAR and Auger
Kees de Jager (em. SRON/Utrecht)

Solar dynamo instabilities

Henk Spruit (MPE Garching) Understanding the Solar Magnetic Field
Don Melrose (Sydney) What do plasma astrophysicists ignore by using only half of Maxwell's equations?
Anna Watts (Amsterdam)
The strongest magnetic fields: Magnetars
Janusz Gil (Zielona Gora)
Magnetic fields in Radio Pulsars
Giorgi Melikidze (Zielona Gora)
 Magnetic fields in neutron stars
Walter van Suijlekom (Nijmegen)
The (noncommutative) structure of spacetime
Ad van den Berg (KVI Groningen)
Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic Rays with the Pierre Auger Observatory
Marijke Haverkorn (Nijmegen)
The Magnetic Field in the Milky Way Galaxy
Mattias Marklund (Umea)
Gravitational wave distortions of space-time
Gijs Nelemans (Nijmegen)
Gravitational wave astronomy

Symposium: August 24, noon - August 26, noon, 2011
Lecture by Jan Kuijpers: August 26, 2011, 15:00


Symposium: Faculty of Science, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Lecture by Jan Kuijpers: Main Auditorium, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

    Registration is open until July 31, 2011. Please use the form by following this link

Registration Fee:
    There is no registration fee

We have made a block reservation at two hotels in Nijmegen:
    - Hotel Belvoir: Use this email address and mention the 'Symposium Jan65' code number
    - Hotel Mercure: Use this email address and mention the reservation code 'Jan 65, no. 83621'
    Please contact these hotels directly for reservations and make sure to mention the 'Astronomy/Sterrenkunde' reservation.
    Both hotels are located in the inner city of Nijmegen. The Mercure hotel is close to the train station and the Belvoir is closer to Waal riverside.
    Note that the block bookings are in place until mid-July

Transport from Schiphol Amsterdam Airport:
Schiphol Amsterdam Airport (airport code AMS) is the most conveniently located major airport. After arriving at Schiphol airport the easiest way to travel to Nijmegen is to take the train (company called NS). Between 07:00 and 21:00 direct trains leave from Schiphol to Nijmegen every half an hour  at  XX:29 and XX:59. Nijmegen is the terminal stop of this train. Between 04:00 and 07:00 and between 21:00 and 23:14 Nijmegen can be reached from Schiphol by first taking the train to Utrecht Central Station and change in Utrecht for the train to Nijmegen (other side of the platform).  For more information visit the NS website.

Scientific Organising Committee:

     Paul Groot (Chair)   
    Heino Falcke   
    Marijke Haverkorn
    Joerg Hoerandel
    Elmar Koerding
    Gijs Nelemans

Department of Astrophysics of the Radboud University Nijmegen
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