IAU Symposium 360 Astropol2020 “onsite + online” new dates

Dear colleagues,  

  First and foremost, we hope you, your family and friends are all well and managing through these tough times.  

 The COVID-19 pandemic is still a big issue worldwide.  Our daily lives has dramatically changed due to the pandemic.  

Considering the fact that it would not end anytime soon, we decided to hold  IAU Symposium 360 Astropol2020 in a hybrid mode, namely at Hiroshima physically along with online (realtime access plus video).  

  For those of you who can participate the symposium this time, we will ask all of you to register with new system when it’s ready.  We expect that the new system will become available in early October (next month) 2020.  

  For those of you who registered and already paid for the registration fee last time, you will be refunded with full amount.  Please give us some time to process it (to be completed by the end of this year).  

 We want to thank *you* in advance for your support and enthusiasm to the field of astronomical polarimetry. We look forward to your submissions and participation.  With your contributions, we will be able to make this symposium a true success, in spite of many difficulties that we need to overcome.

 Please stay in touch.  We will keep you updated.  


On behalf of the organizing committee,

IAUS 360 Astropol2020 SOC: Hiroko Shinnaga, 
B-G Andersson, Antonio Mario Magalhães, François Menard  (co-Chair)

LOC: Koji S. Kawabata, Hiroshi Akitaya (co-Chair)


 This is the pre announcement for _rescheduled_ IAU Symposium 360 “with online”

“Astronomical Polarimetry 2020 — New Era of Multi-Wavelength Polarimetry” 

at Hiroshima, Japan, March 22 — 26, 2021. 

web site: https://astropol2020-iau.jp/

venue:  Higashi Hiroshima Arts & Culture Hall, Kurara   (Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan)  

Astronomical Polarimetry 2020 (Astropol 2020) is the next in a series of 
international conferences. The aim of this series of conferences is to bring 
researchers interested in astronomical polarimetry together to share and
discuss recent results and advances in technical and scientific aspects 
in all relevant astronomical fields. This will be the first time that an Astropol symposium will take place in Asia. 

We will have following five sessions, as planned originally.  We invite your contributions on each topics:

[I.] Instrumentation and Techniques 

[II.] Sun, Solar System, and Exoplanets

[III.] ISM, Molecular clouds, Star formation 

[IV.]  Stars: Circumstellar Matter, Winds and Jets

[V.]  Extragalactic Polarimetry, CMB

Request for “Travel Grant” will be open until December 10th, 2020. Details for the travel grant will be announced later.  

Deadlines  (* Registration system is to be activated in early October ’20)

– December 10th 2020 … Early Registration (for oral presentations)  due date

– January 25th 2021 … Abstract Submission due date 

Hiroko Shinnaga (chair), B-G Andersson, Antonio Mario Magalhães, 
François Menard  (co-Chair), Edith Falgarone, Jennifer L. Hoffman, 
Masateru Ishiguro, Koji S. Kawabata, Masafumi Matsumura, 
Thushara Pillai, Stephen Potter, Claudia V. Rodrigues, Motohide Tamura