ISWI Newsletter - Vol.2 No.15
23 February 2010

Dear ISWI Participant:

Dr Hans Haubold (UN Office for Outer Space Affairs) prepared the following text (in red) to help bring to your attention two workshops that will be convened in India -- one this year and one early next year.


Space weather is the conditions on the Sun and in the solar wind, magnetosphere, ionosphere and thermosphere that can influence the performance and reliability of space-borne and ground-based technological systems and can endanger human life or health.


... we note the fact that the solar wind, magnetosphere, ionosphere, and thermosphere are partly/fully ionized plasma. These environments are driven non-linear non-equilibrium systems. The Sun injects matter, momentum, energy, and magnetic fields into this environment in a highly variable way. The IHY/ISWI instruments observe/record time series with strong variations in a variable. Tsallisí non-extensive statistical mechanics, considered to be a viable generalization of Boltzmann-Gibbs statistical mechanics, may allow a physical explanation of these variations in terms of departure from thermodynamic equilibrium. We will select time series and explore their underlying deterministic and/or stochastic processes by looking at stochastic models based on Mathai's statistical contributions to Tsallis' theory.

The 2010 SERC School will provide mathematics and statistics for the above models for a selected number of scholars. The 2011 Mathai event will review the mathematics and statistics as utilized in the past twenty years in basic space science and IHY workshops (as discussed in the 2009 Daejeon workshop).
Respectfully yours,
George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter
Hakozaki Campus, Kyushu University, Japan.

(1) Announcement for Year 2010 "SERC School" in India; 307 KB, 12 pages. (click )

(2) Announcement for Year 2011 "International Conference on Mathematical Sciences (ICMS)" in honor of Prof. A. M. Mathai.; 491 KB, 1 page (click )

If you want to read the original newsletter, click here

Remarks by the WEB-master

(1) WEB site of the organizer of these two events, the Centre for Mathematical Sciences
Pala Campus, Kerala, India. (click here).

(2) WEB Announcement for Year 2010 "SERC School" 12th April 2010 to 14th May 2010, five weeks
(click here).

(3) WEB Announcement for Year 2011 "International Conference on Mathematical Sciences" (ICMS) January 3-5, 2011
(click here).