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Gustaf Ising's Early Work on Magnetic Fabrics

In the latest installment of the IRM Quarterly:   A historical article on AMS and inclination shallowing, by Ted Evans. 

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Special Issue for David Strangway

Call for submission of research papers in magnetism and electromagnetism to the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences for publication in a special issue of tribute to Dr. David Strangway who died December 13, 2016.

David Strangway was born in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, in 1934 and raised in Angola by missionary parents. He graduated in Physics and Geology in 1956 from the University of Toronto where he completed his MSc and PhD in magnetics research by 1960. After Assistant Professorships at the University of Colorado and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 1970 as the head of the geophysics branch and leader of the "Moon rocks" research program. In 1973 Strangway returned to Toronto as Head of the Geology Department, and was later appointed Provost (1980) and President (1983) of the University of Toronto. In 1985 he began a successful twelve years as President of the rapidly growing University of British Columbia. In 1998, Strangway moved to Ottawa for six years as President of the government's new Canada Foundation for Innovation where he was responsible for dispensing $2.7 billion to Canadian universities for scientific research. Returning to British Columbia, Strangway founded Quest University, which opened in 2007. Today, this innovative liberal arts college has about 700 students. During his lifetime, Strangway held numerous important appointments and won many prestigious awards for his achievements. Above all, Dr. David Strangway was always a Renaissance man with broad-ranging interests and a great scientific curiosity.

This special issue of the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences seeks to publish geophysical papers that report on any aspect of terrestrial and planetary magnetic or electromagnetic research. For magnetics, any of the categories listed in the "Current Articles" section of this issue of the IRM Quarterly will be suitable. The journal accepts papers from any country in English or French.

  • Deadline for providing tentative paper title: June 30, 2017
  • Deadline for submission of papers: March 30, 2018
  • Review, revision, and final acceptance: November 30, 2018
  • Tentative publication date of the special issue: January 2019

Please contact the Editorial Office of the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences ( or Editor Ali Polat ( to submit the tentative manuscript title.

Thank you very much for your consideration, and we hope to hear from you soon.

Guest Editors David Symons (, David Dunlop (, and John Geissman (


The International Conference on Rock Magnetism 2017

Magnetism of natural materials: origin and stability

July 10-14, 2017

Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Registration is Now Open!

Participation is open to students, post-docs, and faculty researchers, and will be limited to a maximum of 100 participants. For meeting information and links to registration, session descriptions, schedule and logistics please visit our meeting website.

The registration deadline is March 1, or when the maximum of 100 participants is reached.

A   limited number of travel grants will be available with priority for US Students and Post-Doc conference attendees. To apply, after you have registered, please fill in the Travel Support Application   questionnaire.

Priority for travel support will be given to conference participants who submit an abstract and present a poster or talk (which will be assigned by the Scientific Program Committee). To submit an abstract please follow this link: for consideration for travel support, abstracts must be received by March 31st.


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