IAU Division D: High Energy Phenomena and Fundamental Physics

Welcome to the home page of Division D of the International Astronomical Union. Division D is part of the new structure of the IAU, launched in August 2012 at the Beijing XXVIII GA.

Note that since the GA in Honolulu, August 2015, the Division Steering Committee has changed, and a new set of web pages will be forthcoming. In the meantime, much of the information here is still relevant or may be of interest.

Division D is pleased to be Coordinating Division for IAU Symposium 324, "New Frontiers in Black Hole Astrophysics", to be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 12th-16th, 2016. Please see the symposium web site at http://blackholes2016.si.

In a new initiative, the IAU General Assemblies will host 2-day Division Meetings. Our first such meeting will be held in August 2015 in Honolulu. We will highlight timely topics not covered in the GA symposia and focus meetings, including those of new and proposed Commissions to be hosted by Division D. Details of the GA are at astronomy2015.org . See tab to left for further information about ``Division Meeeting 2015''.

Any IAU member who works in the field, and who is not yet a member of this Division but wishes to join should send an e-mail with relevant details to the Secretariat at iauinfos@iap.fr.

The Division currently hosts a single Commission, 44 Space and High Energy Astrophysics (see tab below). The Commission structure is being reset, and following the recent proposal round, the new Commissions are now announced. See here. We will host C.D1 ``Gravitational Wave Astrophysics'' and cross-divisional C.X1 ``Supermassive Black Holes, Feedback and Galaxy Evolution''. We are also a parent Division of C.J1 ``Galaxy Spectral Energy Distributions''.

The Division President, Diana Worrall, and other members of the Division Steering Committee (see tab to left) welcome your views on the evolution of the Division.

If you wish to propose an IAU meeting please consult the guidelines (see tab below) and note the annual Sept 15th and Dec 15th deadlines. You should consult relevant Division and Commission Presidents in advance and attach records of the consultations (usually copies of e-mails) to your proposal.