This is to announce the 274 IAU Symposium, Advances in Plasma Astrophysics conference, to be held from September 6-10, 2010. The venue is the AtaHotel Naxos Beach Resort, Giardini-Naxos, ITALY.
The symposium topics will focus on recent observational, theoretical and experimental efforts in understanding the basic plasma processes in the Universe, with broad synergies with many areas of astrophysics, including the origin and dynamics of magnetic fields in astrophysical systems (the dynamo problem), the origin of x-ray emitting coronas and the role of magnetic reconnection, acceleration of charged particles and cosmic rays, winds and jets from protostars, highly evolved stars and active galactic nuclei, plasma radiation processes, turbulence of the magnetized plasma in astrophysical objects, in the interstellar and intergalactic media and the solar wind, quantum plasmas under extreme conditions in planetary interiors and in exotic stars, and other key problems in modern plasma astrophysics. The conference will include introductory lectures, invited talks, contributed talks and posters on the major scientific topics listed below, as well as public talks. The conference is sponsored in part by IAU, the Catania Astrophysical Observatory, the Laboratorio Nazionale del Sud and Catania University.
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Alfio Bonanno, on behalf of the Scientific Organizing Committee