Local Organising Committee (LOC)

NAM2024 is organised by the staff and students of the E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics.

Additional committee support from the UKSP, MIST, and previous years’ NAM committees is gratefully acknowledged. We also thank Steven Pryer, Sheila Kanani and Robert Massey at the RAS for support.

LOC Members

  • Charlotte Hodgson
  • David Benoit (chair)
  • James McKee
  • David Alexander
  • Robert Massey
  • Elliot Howatson
  • Oliver Thompson
  • Oliver Bartlett
  • Georgia Lowes
  • Sheila Kanani
  • Manvi Chauhan
  • Lawrence Bilton
  • Laura Hunt
  • Alex Richings
  • Daniel Farrow
  • Kevin Pimblett

Scientific Organising Committe (SOC)

The Scientific Organising Commmittee (SOC) is responsible for selecting which sessions will run at NAM2023, and for setting the general scientific scope of the meeting. The LOC aims to ensure that the SOC is representative of the whole NAM community, with a diverse range of experts from across the different research areas and institutions represented at NAM.

SOC Members

  • Elke Roediger (Chair)
  • James McKee
  • Fiorenzo Vincenzo
  • Clare Dobbs
  • Catherine Walsh
  • Ingrid Pelisoli
  • Beatriz Sanchez-Cano
  • Natasha Jeffrey
  • Chiaki Kobayashi
  • Alison Laird
  • Chris Conselice
  • Siri Chongchitnan
  • Claudia Maraston
  • Andy Smith
  • Sophie Maguire

General queries should be directed to

Twitter: @RASNAM2024


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