Workshop photos by Ron Murphy

Despite being reminded by Amir, I forgot to arrange a group photo, but I hope these beautiful pictures provided and displayed by Ron Murphy will provide you with suitable nostalgia for our workshop. Thanks, Ron!

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The great solar trivia quiz

Stump your friends! Here it is.

Thanks to everyone who came to the workshop!

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Monograph contents and schedule

Gordon Emslie’s presentation on 6/28/07 of the outline for the monograph and the schedule for writing has been posted by Hugh Hudson here.

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LaTeX standards from Hugh Hudson

Follow this link for many sample files and resources relating to our SSR LaTeX standard for the monograph:

http://sprg.ssl.berkeley.edu/~hhudson/rhessi_bibtex_help/

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Agenda/schedule — updated

This .pdf file contains the updated schedule for the workshop.

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Workshop dinner

The workshop dinner on Thursday evening is included in the registration fee — additional tickets for guests can be purchased during registration for $65 each. A bus will take us from the workshop for a brief stop to admire the local coastline, followed by a wine tasting and dinner at the Davenport Roadhouse. There will be musical entertainment during the tasting and a solar trivia contest during dinner.

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Registration

Workshop registration is now available on line at:

https://www.seattletech.com/registrations/index.php?491-10004-i-t

The registration fee ($260, half-price for students) covers lunches Tuesday through Friday, morning and afternoon coffee breaks, the welcoming reception Monday evening, the Thursday evening workshop dinner, and chartered bus transportation between the Coast Hotel and campus. Guest tickets for the workshop dinner can also be purchased at $65 each (this will include a tasting of local wines before dinner).

If you have any trouble with registration or any questions, please email rhessi (at) scipp.ucsc.edu.

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Group 5 blog

Group 5,  “Theoretical Implications”, group leader Loukas Vlahos.  Enter group communications as comments to this post.

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Group 4 blog

Group 4, “Multiwavelength Correlative Studies”, group leader Lyndsay Fletcher. Enter group communications as comments to this post.

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Group 3 blog

Group 3, “Correlative Studies between Hard X-Ray and Radio”, group leader Stephen White. Enter group communications as comments to this post.

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Group 2 Blog

Group 2, “Ion Acceleration and Interaction”, group leader Gerry Share.  Post group communications as comments to this post.

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Group 1 Blog

Group 1, “Electron Acceleration and Propagation”, team leader Gordon Holman.  Enter comments and communications for this group here.

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Where to eat

This list is some of the favorites of your local organizing committee.

Soif Wine Bar (tapas & California/Continental food) 105 Walnut Ave, downtown — 831-423-2020

Ristorante Avanti (Italian) 1711 Mission St., westside — 831-427-0135

Sabieng (Thai) 1218 Mission St, westside — 831-425-1020

Vasili’s (Greek) 1501 Mission St., westside — 831-458-9808

Shogun (Sushi) 1123 Pacific Ave, downtown — 831-469-4477

More to come…

The #19 Santa Cruz Metro bus runs from our meeting site ([C] on the map) to the Coast hotel [at West Cliff and Bay] crossing Mission street [B] (a few blocks from “westside” restaurants) and continuing on to Metro Center [A] (a few blocks from “downtown” restaurants).

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Getting here

Santa Cruz is on the northern edge of the Monterey Bay, across the Santa Cruz Mountains from San Jose. Our driving directions include the fast way, the scenic way, and a link for a shuttle from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) ($40) or San Francisco International Airport (SFO) ($50).This is about a 40-minute or 1-hour drive, respectively, so a cab will be very expensive. Note that, unlike other shuttle services, you need to make a reservation well in advance; we recommend that you do so at the time you reserve your airline ticket. Oakland Airport (OAK) is about the same distance from Santa Cruz as SFO, but there is no regular shuttle; however, if you would like to come into OAK and arrange a carpool with people coming from U. C. Berkeley to Santa Cruz, leave a comment below.

The Santa Cruz Metro bus system is very useful for getting around town. From a stop near the Coast Hotel, the #19 bus will take you to the part of campus where our meeting will take place (“Science Hill”) in one direction, and to downtown Santa Cruz in the other. We will be running our own shuttle from the Coast to the meeting site on campus — stay tuned for details.

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Accommodations

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Coast Santa Cruz Hotel, telephone +1-800-716-6199 (national chain number for reservations) or +1-831-426-4330 (local number at the hotel desk). IMPORTANT: Please reserve by telephone and identify yourself as part of the reservation for “RHESSI Workshop” — this will get you a much better rate and will also make sure we fill our reservation (since this is summer at a beach town, we are required to pay for 80% of our reserved rooms whether we fill them or not).

To help plan your reservation:

We expect group leaders to be available all day on Monday the 25th; the plenary sessions and group meetings will begin on the morning of Tuesday the 26th. The final sessions will end by 3pm on Friday the 29th.

Click the link below for a map to the Coast Hotel, courtesy of
[ Yahoo! Maps ]

Map of
175 W Cliff Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438

If you would like to stay in Santa Cruz after the conference (and who wouldn’t?), we suggest switching your accomodation to the Ocean Pacific Lodge, a reasonable motel nearby, since the special rate we are getting at the Coast Hotel does not extend past the conference.

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The 7th RHESSI General Workshop

The 7th RHESSI General Science Workshop will take place at the University of California, Santa Cruz, June 25-29, 2007.

This is the seventh RHESSI workshop, and we have come a long way from the early discussions at the first workshop in Berkeley in October 2002. At the last workshop in Meudon, it was agreed that the significant and sustained advances in knowledge that have been acquired through the analysis and interpretation of RHESSI and other data warrant the publication of a workshop proceedings monograph, and the editors of Space Science Reviews have agreed to publish such a monograph as a special issue.

While much of the information presented at the RHESSI workshops has appeared, or will appear, in the refereed literature, the idea behind writing a monograph is to assemble the knowledge we have gained into a coherent narrative that is greater than the sum of these previously published parts. The monograph should connect, link, and consolidate the information we have gained into a more holistic description of the phenomena under study. The books from the Skylab workshop series on Solar Active Regions (Orrall) and Solar Flares (Sturrock) are excellent models for what we have in mind.

Building on the very successful team structure at the workshops, each team will contribute a chapter (or possibly several chapters) to the monograph. We are in the process of assembling a Table of Contents with a list of topics that should be covered in the different chapters. A team member (or members) will have the responsibility for writing a few pages on each topic, with the goal of not only summarizing information that can be found in the literature, but also linking it to the workshop proceedings as a whole.

Clearly, this exercise will require some iteration. As a first step, we ask that each team leader solicit team members to draft contributions for each of the topics identified in the Table of Contents, and then assemble them into a first draft for the Chapter. The team leaders and the workshop organizing committee will meet on Monday, June 25, to establish what remaining progress in the various chapters is needed and how best to proceed. During the next three days of the workshop, in addition to the normal presentations and discussions of new results, each team should make a concentrated effort to produce a more refined draft of the team chapters. In other words, we anticipate that this will be a real writing workshop. We hope that the workshop participants will enthusiastically participate in this important endeavor, and that very substantial progress will be reported at the plenary session on Friday. We would anticipate that a complete draft of the monograph will be ready to be submitted to Space Science Reviews within 6 months after the workshop.

 

Brian Dennis

Gordon Emslie

Bob Lin

 

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