ISWI Newsletter - Vol.4 No.124
17 December 2012

Dear ISWI Participant:

There are two items today.

(Item 1) This text between the two rows of asterisks:

2013 SARA Western Conference - New Mexico - 9~10 February 2013

If you plan to attend the conference, please register as soon as possible to ensure we will have space for you. Registration info and other details are here:

The tentative schedule and some abstracts are here:

We will have presentations all day on 9 February. We still have open times for presentations. If you would like to make a presentation, please contact the conference coordinator at:

On 10 February, we will have all-day tours at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) Very Large Array and Long Wavelength Array (VLA/LWA) site about 1 hour drive west of Socorro. In the morning we will tour the VLA, actually the EVLA or Expanded VLA. You can find information on the VLA/EVLA here: In the afternoon we will tour Station 1 of the Long Wavelength Array. Info on LWA1 is here:

If you plan to go on the tour, be sure to bring a wind breaker and as a contingency bring warm outer clothing. The open desert in February could be cool and windy.

See you in Socorro,
Whit Conference Coordinator


(Item 2) And attached is this paper: "The Geomagnetic Field and Solar Activity: Neglected Sources of Biological Variability?" whose first author is: Dr. Christian Bartsch
Center for Research in Medical and Natural Sciences
University of Tubingen
Ob dem Himmelreich 7
D-72074 Tubingen, Germany

That is all for today.

Happy holidays from Fukuoka, Japan,
George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter
Hakozaki Campus, Kyushu University, Japan.


(1) Christian Bartsch, Hella Bartsch, and Dieter Mecke. The Geomagnetic Field and Solar Activity: Neglected Sources of Biological Variability ? 302KB pdf, 3 pages, (click link to document)

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