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***                     EAS e-News 2011-10 (19-Dec-2011)                     ***
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1. Juri Poutanen appointed EAS Councillor

2. EWASS2013 to be held in Turku, Finland

3. Christmas/New Year

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1. Juri Poutanen appointed EAS Councillor

EAS Council announces that it has appointed Juri Poutanen to serve out the term of Andrej Finkelstein. Juri Poutanen graduated from the Leningrad State University, USSR in 1987. He has received a PhD in astronomy at the University of Helsinki, Finland, in 1994. He then spent two years as a postdoc at Stockholm Observatory, Sweden. In 1996-2001 he was assistant professor first at Uppsala Observatory and then again at Stockholm Observatory. He was appointed full professor of astronomy at University of Oulu, Finland, in 2001. In 2009, he was elected a member of the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters. His main research interests lie in the field of high-energy astrophysics of black holes and neutron stars.

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2. EWASS2013 to be held in Turku, Finland

It is a pleasure to announce that our Finnish colleagues at Turku Observatory
have offered to organise EWASS2013 in Finland. Details about the meeting will
be announced in due course. EAS Council looks forward to an exciting meeting
in one of the Nordic countries.

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3. Christmas/New Year

With the festive season upon us, your Secretary, on behalf of EAS Council and
all those at the EAS Secretariat at the ISDC in Geneva who work so hard
behind the scenes for the EAS, I should like to wish you all a

	M E R R Y    C H R I S T M A S and a successful 2 0 1 2 !!!

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