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Hinode 9 - International Science Meeting

September 14-18, 2015 • Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Important Information

If you would like to make your Hinode 9 talk or eposter available online, convert it to a pdf file and use one of the following methods to send it to us:

1. If your file is less than 10Mbytes email it to hinode9@qub.ac.uk

2. If you file is more than 10Mbytes upload it using the QUB Dropbox account.

* QUB Dropbox

* Recipient: Mihalis Mathioudakis

* email: M.Mathioudakis@qub.ac.uk

* Talks and eposters can be accessed by clicking on the abstract in the conference programme

* Complete list of talks and posters

Follow us on twitter @hinode9qub to keep up to date with the latest news!

About Hinode

Hinode is a solar satellite funded jointly by JAXA, NASA, ESA and STFC/UKSA that has entered its ninth year of operations. It has had a major impact across many areas of solar physics and facilitated many fundamental discoveries. These findings are documented in over 850 papers in the refereed literature and hundreds of papers in conference proceedings. With 96 refereed publications in 2013 and more than 81 papers in 2014, Hinode has remained scientifically highly productive. A non-exhaustive list indicates over 100 students globally who are undertaking or have completed PhDs using Hinode data. With the Solar Orbiter on the horizon, there is a good chance that the two missions will operate at the same time. The meeting will help the solar physics community to maximise the science return from the Orbiter.

The Hinode 9 meeting will comprise of 8 main sessions over four days (September 14 - September 17). The 5th day, September 18, will be dedicated to the Solar-C mission proposed jointly by JAXA, NASA and ESA.

Queen's Riddel Hall - our venue in the heart of South Belfast. QUB photo.

Scientific Sessions

  • CME initiation
  • The magnetic field in the solar atmosphere
  • Magnetic coupling: heating of the chromosphere, TR, & corona
  • Waves and oscillations: simulations and seismology
  • Magnetic reconnection: theory and observation
  • Solar Cycle
  • Origins of the solar wind
  • Solar instrumentation and techniques

Invited Reviews

  • Andres Asensio Ramos, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Spain
  • Guillaume Aulanier, Observatoire de Paris, France
  • David Brooks, George Mason University, USA
  • David Orozco Suarez, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Spain
  • Bart De Pontieu, Lockheed Martin Solar & Astrophysics Laboratory, USA
  • Lyndsay Fletcher, University of Glasgow, UK
  • David Jess, Queen's University Belfast, UK
  • Jorrit Leenaarts, Institute for Solar physics, Sweden
  • Tetsuya Magara, Kyung Hee University, Korea
  • Marian Martinez, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Spain
  • Takuma Matsumoto, Nagoya University, Japan
  • Kathy Reeves, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA
  • Yingna Su, Purple Mountain Observatory, China

The capabilities and science objectives of the following solar facilities will also be presented.

  • ALMA, Masumi Shimojo, National Astronomical Observatory, Japan
  • CHROMIS/SST, Göran Scharmer, Institute for Solar Physics, Sweden
  • CLASP, Ryouhei Kano, National Astronomical Observatory, Japan
  • CubIXSS, Amir Caspi, Southwest Research Institute, USA
  • DKIST, Thomas Rimmele, National Solar Observatory, USA
  • EST, Manolo Collados Vera, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Spain
  • FOXSI, Sam Krucker, University of California Berkeley, USA
  • RAISE, Craig DeForest, Southwest Research Institute, USA
  • Solar-C, Tetsuya Watanabe, National Astronomical Observatory, Japan
  • Solar Orbiter, Daniel Mueller, European Space Agency
  • VAULT, Clarence Korendyke, Naval Research Laboratory, USA

Abstract submission

The deadline for abstracts has now passed.

We will not be producing a printed abstract book - all accepted abstracts will be available online, and a PDF version will be made available for download.


Registration is now open with the following price structure.

  • Early bird registration - £260 (up to July 24 2015) - Includes attendance to Solar-C
  • Student registration - £210 - Includes attendance to Solar-C
  • Late registration - £310
  • Attendance to Solar-C only (September 18 2015) - £50

The above fees are inclusive of the conference banquet, opening reception, lunch for 5 days and attendance to the Solar-C meeting.

Partners who are not registered for the conference can attend the banquet for £45.

You can register on this site. Please note that cancellations made before August 14 2015 will incur a £50 cancellation fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations after this date.

If you want to make a group booking and we can also produce pro-forma invoices - email us for details.

Finally, we can accept payments by bank transfer, if no other option is available to you.


We will provide 12 large (42-55in) 1080p screens for scheduled ePoster sessions which will run over coffee breaks. Presenters will be required to attend their scheduled ePoster session(s), providing an opportunity to directly interact with other conference attendees and discuss their work in a way not facilitated by static paper displays. Presenters must bring their own laptop/tablet devices, which must support an HDMI connection. HDMI cables will be provided, but no other adapters. The screens will be mounted in landscape orientation - for best results you will want to tune your ePoster for the 16:9 (1920x1080) display.


The meeting will be held at Queen's University Belfast Riddel Hall. The address is 185 Stranmillis Road BT9 5EE. Riddel Hall is approximately a 10 minute walk from the QUB main site in Queen's Area 3. Click here for a Google Map of useful locations.


Riddel Hall has WiFi access throughout the building, with support for EduRoam and self-registered free internet access via TheCloud. You can create an account with TheCloud ahead of time if you wish, and also download FastConnect apps for iOS and Android. There are many other TheCloud hotspots around Belfast, in stores and restaurants, and your account will work there too.

Welcome Reception

A welcome reception will take place in the evening of Sunday September 13 in Queen's University Belfast's Great Hall. Located in the ground floor of the Lanyon building, the Great Hall is hung with a selection of portraits from the University’s art collection which includes some genuinely distinguished sitters and portraits by artists of regional, national and international significance.

Titanic Belfast - site of the conference banquet. Wikimedia photo.

Conference Banquet

The conference banquet will be held on Tuesday September 15 in the Titanic Suite in Titanic Belfast. The décor is inspired by that on board the ship including The Grand Staircase modelled on the original on board RMS Titanic. The cost of the banquet is included in the registration fee.


September is a very busy month in Belfast. The week beginning September 14 2015, QUB is hosting two additional conferences expecting in excess of 1000 delegates. Several hotels and B&Bs are located within a 10-20 minute walk from the conference venue. We advise you to book your accommodation early if you want to stay within walking distance of Riddel Hall.

Some hotels within walking distance of Riddel Hall include:

All special booking arrangements with local hotels expired on July 1st.

This map shows the locations of the above hotels and the conference venues.

Financial assistance

The deadline for financial assistance applications has now passed.

Thomas Metcalf Travel Awards

The deadline for Metcalf Awards has now passed.

How to get to Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast is served by 2 airports.

  • George Best Belfast City Airport is approximately 3.5 miles from QUB. The City Airport has frequent services to London Heathrow (British Airways and Aer Lingus) and many other UK destinations (flybe). A frequent bus service connects the City Airport with Belfast City Centre. A taxi fare from the City Airport to QUB costs approximately £10.
  • Belfast International Airport is approximately 20 miles from Belfast. A frequent shuttle service connects Belfast International with Belfast City Centre. Belfast International has flights to/from several UK and European destinations as well as a daily non-stop flight to Newark (United). A taxi fare from the City Airport to QUB costs approximately £30.

Belfast can also be reached from Dublin.

  • Dublin Airport is approximately 100 miles south of Belfast and is well connected to many European and US destinations.
  • Ulsterbus and Aircoach connect Dublin airport to Belfast City Centre. The buses run every hour and the journey lasts approximately 2 hours.



  • Peng-Fei Chen, Nanjin University, China
  • Hirohisa Hara, National Astronomical Observatory, Japan
  • Louise Harra, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UK (chair)
  • Yukio Katsukawa, National Astronomical Observatory, Japan
  • Mihalis Mathioudakis, Queen's University Belfast, UK
  • Hector Socas-Navarro, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Spain
  • Paola Testa, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA
  • Harry Warren, Naval Research Laboratory, USA


  • Dave Jess
  • Tomoko Kawate
  • Peter Keys
  • Francis Keenan
  • Mihalis Mathioudakis
  • Ryan Milligan
  • Jenny McCabe
  • Robert Ryans


For more information please contact hinode9@qub.ac.uk

For NASA travel forms which require a local contact, you can use:

Prof Mihalis Mathioudakis (Chair LOC)
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast BT7 1NN
Northern Ireland


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