The Cosmic Agitator - Magnetic Fields in the Galaxy

60 years of observations of the interstellar magnetic field
Final program

60 years of studies of the interstellar magnetic field

2008 March 26-29 Lexington

Electronic versions of talks and posters are now available on the Final Program page of this site!

The magnetic field of the galaxy was discovered in observations made in 1948.  Since that time the galactic magnetic field has challenged (and often annoyed) observers and theorists alike.  This meeting will celebrate sixty years of studies of the interstellar magnetic field. 

The meeting will take place in Lexington, Kentucky USA, in the heart of the beautiful Bluegrass region.  Lexington and its environs are known for picturesque countryside, thoroughbred race horses, and fine bourbon whiskey asleep many years in the wood.

The final program is here.  This page also has the list of posters and instructions on how to prepare talks for projection.

The meeting banquet will be held at Buffalo Trace Distillery, recently named worldwide whiskey distiller of the year by two leading wine and spirits magazines. Samples of fine Buffalo Trace spirits at the banquet will, no doubt, lubricate the imaginations of conference participants as they seek to better envision the complexities of interstellar magnetism. Banquet attendees may also, if they feel so inclined, raise a glass to Tom Troland's 60 years on planet Earth.


  • A Final Program has been posted including links to talks and posters
  • The list of registered participants

Important dates

  • Registration deadline - 2008 Feb 15
  • The deadline for the registration fee is March 10
  • Meeting dates 2008 March 26 - 29

Organizing committee

Many thanks to the University of Kentucky

College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate School
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Center for Computational Sciences

for support.

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Last updated: 03/08/08.