9-10 March 2002

Regensburg, Germany


Updated ECM-90 and Associated Meetings Schedule


To:     IUVSTA Officers, Councillors, Alternate Councillors, Chairs of Committees and Divisions

Re:     90th Executive Council and associated meetings of the IUVSTA, to be held on 9-10 March 2002 at the Park Hotel Maximilian, Regensburg, Germany


Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 3:46 AM

Subject: IUVSTA ECM90



Dear Colleagues,


I hereby invite you to attend the ECM-series of meetings which will be held in Regensburg, Germany, on Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10, 2002.


Information on the location of the ECM can be obtained from the Web site:

The ECM is being held immediately prior to the annual meeting of the German Physical Society.


The ECM-90 series of meetings will be the first occasion at which the work for the triennium will be discussed by the Committees and forthcoming activities of the Union will be planned. I very much hope that you will be able to attend and participate in the discussions. All Councillors, Alternate Councillors, Officers and Divisional Representatives are welcome to attend any of the Committee meetings. It is only in the case of voting that formal Committee membership is required.


Much of the information concerning the ECM 90 series of meetings has already been circulated by email by the Secretary General, Dr. W.D. Westwood. I have set up the relevant documents (this invitation, a draft schedule of the meetings, the Agenda for the ECM itself and a copy of the proxy form) on the Web at

 If you face a problem in reading them, please contact me.


As always, we need to worry about the quorum requirements for an IUVSTA ECM which are quite strict. I thus strongly request all Councillors or Alternate Councillors to complete the proxy form immediately, if a proxy for the triennium has not already been provided (a direct link to this form is at

and to fax it to me (with a copy to Dr. Westwood) to safeguard our obtaining a quorum. The proxy form will be cancelled if the Councillor or the Alternate Councillor attend the meeting. Please note that proxies can only be given to individuals who are themselves entitled to vote at the ECM  i.e. Councillors, Alternate Councillors or Officers.


The ECM will be held at the Park-Hotel Maximilian in Regensburg, Germany. Some accommodation and lunches packages for 2 nights or 3 nights assuming departure on either Sunday 10th or Monday 11th have been arranged.

Accommodation and travel information can be found at

The committee meetings will start on the morning of Saturday 9th March, the Executive Council Meeting itself being held on the Sunday afternoon. The schedule of the meetings can be found at


I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Yours sincerely,


Marie-Geneviève Barthés-Labrousse

President, IUVSTA (title added by web editor)


Dr. MG Barthes


15 rue Georges Urbain

94407 Vitry Cedex


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