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AAS Electronic Announcement #77 JAN 2000

[Mailed from aas.org at 3:35pm 06 JAN 2000]

CONTENTS

  1. CHANDRA AND HALE-BOPP SESSIONS WEBCAST LIVE FROM ATLANTA
  2. NEW HOME PAGES FOR THE ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL
  3. NSF BIOCOMPLEXITY SPECIAL COMPETITION 2000

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1. CHANDRA AND HALE-BOPP SESSIONS WEBCAST LIVE FROM ATLANTA

In the first experiment at live webcasting from an AAS national meeting, two events from Atlanta will be carried live on the World Wide Web:

First Results from the Chandra X-ray Observatory 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST, Friday, January 14. This session features talks by Martin Weisskopf (MSFC), Leon P. Van Speybroeck (CFA), Gordon P. Garmire (Penn State), Stephen S. Murray (CFA), Albert C. Brinkman (SRON), and Claude Canizares (MIT) on the findings from the newest of the orbiting "Great Observatories."

The Importance of Comet Hale-Bopp: An Astronomical Perspective 8:30-9:20 a.m. EST, Saturday, January 15. This invited talk will be presented by Lucy-Ann McFadden (Univ. Maryland), who writes "Comet Hale-Bopp is repeatedly recounted in numerous scientific papers as the comet of the century."

The webcasts are sponsored by NASA.

You can watch these webcasts at http://www.seminarsource.com/aas
[Note: all in lower case]

In order to view the webcasts you will need to have RealPlayer G2 loaded on your computer. This is freely available to download at http://www.real.com/

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2. NEW HOME PAGES FOR THE ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL
Julie Steffen, Astronomy Publications Manager,
University of Chicago Press

Please go to http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/ApJ/ and explore the new home of the ApJ. You will see not only a new look, but improved functionality and enhanced content. Future updates to this site will include new "Yellow Pages" and Tentative Tables of Contents. Your comments are appreciated -- send comments to UCP on http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/comments.html or stop by the University of Chicago Press booth in Atlanta.

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3. NSF BIOCOMPLEXITY SPECIAL COMPETITION 2000
James L. Rosenberger, mailto:jrosenbe@nsf.gov

The announcement for the Biocomplexity program can be found on-line at:

http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf0022

This is an exciting opportunity for mathematical and physical scientists of all types to engage in multidisciplinary, frontier science. All proposing groups must be multidisciplinary and include a quantitative expert, mathematician or statistician. Quoting from the announcement: "The research plan must begin with a section that presents the conceptual, mathematical or computational model that frames the research activities and describes how the proposed work can lead to achieving a predictive level Of understanding of the system under study."

This $50 million program will support both Research Projects up to $600,000 per year for 5 years, and smaller Incubation Activities up to $100,000 total.

Letters of Intent are due 31 January 2000 for Research proposals. Full proposals are due 1 March 2000 for both Research and Incubation Activities.

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