1) Appel d'offres CNRS-INSU 2022
Les appels d’offres 2022 des programmes nationaux en sciences de la  Terre et de l’Univers sont ouverts jusqu'au 15 septembre 2021: https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/

L'appel d'offres du PNP est ici : https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/transverse/pnp/structure-de-lappel-doffres-et-procedure-dexamen-des-propositions/

L'appel d'offres reprend les différents outils introduits en 2020. Comme l'année dernière, si vous hésitez sur l'outil qui convient le mieux, le CS du PNP aura la possibilité de vous redirigez vers l'outil adapté. Donc choisissez en un, et surtout ne vous censurez pas.

Il y a une nouveauté cette année : suite aux recommandations issues de la prospective INSU, deux nouveaux programmes sont ouverts :

     - Un programme instrumentation innovante et transverse
     - Une action transverse aux programmes sur le thème : « Origines : Terres primitives et apparition de la vie »: https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/programmes-aa/origines/

Ce dernier programme, vise essentiellement à soutenir des opérations trans-instituts, notamment en collaboration avec l'INSB pour les sciences de la vie.


2) Appel de temps CFHT 2022A


Chers membres du PNP,
L'appel de demandes de temps du CFHT pour le semestre 2022A est maintenant ouvert.

Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez consulter http://cfht.hawaii.edu/en/science/Proposals/

Bonne chance à tous les proposants,
Daniel Devost

3) 6th Workshop of the Astronomy & Astrophysics from Antarctica | September 8-10, 2021 | On line
Dear Antarctic Colleagues,

This is a reminder about the 6th Workshop of the Astronomy & Astrophysics from Antarctica. The workshop will take place on September 8-10, 2021 from 11am to 3pm GMT.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE WAS MOVED TO: 4 Sep 2021
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE WAS MOVED TO: 31 Aug 2021

This year, we have chosen to have the workshop exclusively on zoom and open to all registered attendees at no cost. A shorter presentation format will be used to accommodate all participant to present their work. Science results, project updates or future plans from both Northern and Southern polar regions are welcome.

Registration and abstract submission page: https://events.icecube.wisc.edu/event/144/

Regards,

Elia Battistelli

On behaf of the AAA steering committee.

4) Workshop Sciences and Technologies for Space – a ground up overview | September 13-17, 2021 | On line


Master degree courses in astrophysics and planetary geosciences are intrinsically interdisciplinary. Their prospective students are graduates with a great diversity of backgrounds covering physics, earth sciences, engineering, mathematics, biology, ... It is, therefore, important to promote these courses, highlighting not only their core curricula, but also the opportunities opening in space research and the career prospects in space industry.

The workshop "Sciences and Technologies for Space – a ground up overview" will bring together the partner institutions of the GeoPlaNet consortium, representatives of technological enterprises operating in this sector, researchers in Space Sciences, high school graduates and higher education students. The bottom-up approach is intended to provide students with an overview of real problems and of how these are handled. The language of the workshop will be English.

This workshop is organized by the Universities of Coimbra and Porto in the framework of GeoPlaNet - SP Project 2020-1-FR01-KA203-079773 (https://geoplanet-sp.eu),
and open to every interested student, teacher, researcher or company employee, with free registration.
Further information can be found at https://www.airmeet.com/e/48495850-ff8d-11eb-b718-31bbc3b6e1b2

Transmis par Sabrina Carpy

5) Conference Star-Planet Connection | 25-29 October 2021 | On line
ESO is pleased to announce the conference “Star-Planet Connection” that will take place online from 25 to 29 October 2021. The conference is scheduled to take place online (as a Zoom meeting), for 4 hours each day of the program. We anticipate the live program to start at 9AM Chilean Local Time (2PM CEST) and finish at 1PM Chilean Local Time (6PM CEST).
 
Important Dates:
20 September 2021:  Abstract deadline
15 October 2021:  Conference registration deadline
25-29 October 2021:  Conference dates

Rationale:
The detection and characterization of extrasolar planets is a field that has undergone rapid advancements in the past decades. As we push towards the detection of lower-mass planets around Sun-like stars via both direct and indirect techniques our understanding of the host star becomes increasingly important.

In this workshop we will cover the following topics:

• Fundamental stellar parameters that affect exoplanet detection/interpretation
• Stellar abundances and their effect on exoplanet formation
• Impact of stellar multiplicity on exoplanets
• Stellar activity effects on detecting exoplanets

We aim to identify what aspects of our understanding of stellar properties are limiting our ability to measure and characterize extrasolar planets, to present new ideas on how to overcome them, and to develop new collaborations between researchers studying extrasolar planets and those studying the properties of the stars they orbit.

In addition, the conference will include time allocated for discussions and social interactions. The conference will have dedicated breakout groups on Slack to foster discussions and post files.

The deadline for abstract submission is 20 September 2021 and for registering to the conference on 15 October 2021.

To register please fill in the registration form at ESO - Registration Open

Registration is free. Please act responsibly and attend the conference if you register.

To cancel your registration, please email Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Details will be emailed to registered participants closer to the conference dates.

More information is available on the conference web page at

https://www.eso.org/sci/meetings/2021/StarPlanetConnection2021.html

Organising Committees:

Mariangela Bonavita (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Robert De Rosa (ESO Chile)
Saskia Hekker (Heidelberg, Germany)
Lea Hirsch (Stanford, United States)
Paula Jofre (Universidad Diego Portales, Chile)
Heidi Korhonen (ESO Chile)
Stefan Kraus (Exeter, UK)
Carlo Manara (ESO Garching)
Álvaro Ribas (ESO/ALMA Chile)
Ditte Slumstrup (ESO Chile)
Antoine Strugarek (CEA Saclay, France)Paulina Jiron / Leslie Saldias (ESO Logistics)

6) Hayabusa 2021: 8th Symposium of Solar System Materials | November 16-17, 2021 | Online, hosted by ASRG/ISAS/JAXA

Special Topics
    First results of Ryugu samples
    Future sample-return and planetary missions
    Asteroid-meteorite connections and in particular Ryugu, Bennu and carbonaceous chondrites

Regular Topics
    Studies of Itokawa samples
    New insights from laboratory analysis of solar system materials
    Small bodies formation and evolution by theoretical, observational, and experimental studies
    Other related studies [e.g., methodology, instruments]


Important dates
   13 Aug 2021    Second circular delivery and call for abstract
   1 Oct 2021:       Due date for abstract
   15 Oct 2021:     Program delivery
   16-17 Nov 2021:    Symposium
   31 Mar 2022:    Due date for Proceedings submission (only for those who want to submit)

Science Organizing Committee (SOC)
     Masaki Fujimoto (chair, ISAS/JAXA)
     Sei-ichiro Watanabe(Nagoya Univ.)
     Tomohiro Usui (ISAS/JAXA)
     Shogo Tachibana (Univ. Tokyo, ISAS/JAXA)
     Trevor Ireland(ANU)
     Jörn Helbert(DLR)
     Kevin Righter(JSC/NASA)
     Tatsuaki Okada(ISAS/JAXA)
     Rosario Brunetto(IAS)

Local Organizing Comittee (LOC)
   Staffs of Astromaterials Science Research Group [ASRG]
     Tomohiro Usui
     Masanao Abe
     Tatsuaki Okada
     Toru Yada
     Masahiro Nishimura
     Kasumi Yogata
     Aiko Nakato
     Akiko Miyazaki
     Kana Nagashima
     Daiki Yamamoto
     Tasuku Hayashi
     Ryota Fukai
     Kentaro Hatakeda
     Yuya Hitomi
     Hiromichi Soejima
     Kazuya Kumagai
     Shoko Yamamoto


  We are looking forward to having exciting presentations from you!

Sincerely,

LOC of Hayabusa 2021 Symposium

7) Thèse, HDR, Séminaire, Cours en ligne
a) MOOC Are We Alone
https://www.arewealone.us/

 

1) Appel d'offres CNRS-INSU 2022
Les appels d’offres 2022 des programmes nationaux en sciences de la  Terre et de l’Univers sont ouverts jusqu'au 15 septembre 2021: https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/

L'appel d'offres du PNP est ici : https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Note-de-cadrage-TelluS-2022.pdf

L'appel d'offres reprend les différents outils introduits en 2020. Comme l'année dernière, si vous hésitez sur l'outil qui convient le mieux, le CS du PNP aura la possibilité de vous redirigez vers l'outil adapté. Donc choisissez en un, et surtout ne vous sensurez pas.

Il y a une nouveauté cette année : suite aux recommandations issues de la prospective INSU, deux nouveaux programmes sont ouverts :

     - Un programme instrumentation innovante et transverse
     - Une action transverse aux programmes sur le thème : « Origines : Terres primitives et apparition de la vie »: https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/programmes-aa/origines/

Ce dernier programme, vise essentiellement à soutenir des opérations trans-instituts, notamment en collaboration avec l'INSB pour les sciences de la vie.


2) Hayabusa 2021: 8th Symposium of Solar System Materials | 15-18 Nov. 2021 | Online
Dear all,

We are pleased to announce the first circular of "Hayabusa 2021: 8th Symposium of Solar System Materials". Please find information on the website: https://curation.isas.jaxa.jp/symposium/2021/index.html

The Hayabusa Symposium started in 2013 to present the latest results of the Hayabusa sample return. Since then, the symposium has been held annually and has been growing as a significant focal point for asteroidal sample science. In December 2020 the Hayabusa2 spacecraft returned a sample of Ryugu to Earth. This year, Hayabusa 2021 will become an epoch-making symposium because the results of Ryugu samples will appear for the first time there.

Please note that the symposium will be held only online. You will need a "Zoom" account and the URL to enter the conference room. The URL will be sent to you by email in ~mid-November.

Topics (planned):
    First results of Ryugu samples
    Future sample-return and planetary missions
    Studies of Itokawa samples
    Asteroid-meteorite connections and in particular Ryugu and carbonaceous chondrites
    New insights from laboratory analysis of solar system materials
    Small bodies formation and evolution by theoretical, observational, and experimental studies
    Other related studies

Invited speakers:
    TBD

Important dates:
    Call for abstracts (2nd circular): Early Aug. 2021
    Abstract submission due: Late Sep. 2021
    Registration due: Mid-Nov. 2021
    Meeting period: 15 Nov. - 18 Nov. 2021
    Proceedings due: TBD

SOC: Masaki Fujimoto (Chair, ISAS/JAXA)
     Sei-ichiro Watanabe (Nagoya Univ.)
     Shogo Tachibana (Univ. Tokyo and ISAS/JAXA)
     Tomohiro Usui (ISAS/JAXA)
     Tatsuaki Okada (ISAS/JAXA)
     Trevor Ireland (UQ)
     Kevin Righter (NASA/JSC)
     Jörn Helbert (DLR)
     Rosario Brunetto (IAS)

    We are looking forward to having exciting presentations from you!

Sincerely,
LOC of Hayabusa 2021 symposium

3) Mercury's Surface Response to the Interplanetary Environment: Identifying Needed Studies in Laboratory Astrophysics | 24-27 January 2022 | On line
Mercury is a complex system of interconnected parts: its magnetosphere, exosphere, and surface. How this system responds to its interplanetary (solar and dust) environment is equally complex. Numerous models have been developed to understand how solar wind particles and micrometeorites interact with Mercury’s magnetosphere and surface to modify the surface spectral, mineral, and chemical properties and to produce the planet’s exosphere.

However, the reliability of these models hinges on how accurately we understand the underlying physical processes responsible for the observed properties. This workshop will focus on identifying those physical processes whose uncertainties hinder the field’s ability to reliably model Mercury’s response to the solar and interplanetary environment.

In specific, the workshop will discuss those studies in laboratory astrophysics, both experimental and theoretical, that are most critically needed in order to advance our understanding of Mercury’s system. The goal of this workshop is to produce a series of focused reports to guide the scientific community’s efforts for supporting the analysis of the BepiColombo measurements and observations and for future missions. It will examine the limitations of current planetary models that allow us to understand what is observed in situ building on the underlying laboratory astrophysics data. Furthermore, it will outline the current status of laboratory astrophysics studies applicable to the above questions and what experimental and theoretical work is needed to fully address these unknowns.
A modest registration fee to be determined will be requested.
For more details, please visit: https://meeting.psi.edu/mercurylab2022/or email any questions to: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

4) Numero Spécial HRMS sur Molecular Physics
Chers Collègues

Nous vous invitons à contribuer à un numéro spécial de Molecular Physics consacré au 28e Colloque sur la spectroscopie moléculaire à haute résolution (HRMS 2021), qui se tiendra (en visio-conférence) à Cologne, en Allemagne, du 30 août au 3 septembre 2021, et au Dr Jean -Marie Flaud à l'occasion de son 75e anniversaire.
Le Colloque HRMS est une série biennale de conférences internationales, qui ont eu lieu ces dernières années alternativement à Dijon, France (1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019) et dans un autre pays européen (1997 à Glasgow, Ecosse ; 2001 à Nijmegen, Pays-Bas ; 2005 à Salamanque, Espagne ; 2009 à Castellammare di Stabia, Italie ; 2013 à Budapest, Hongrie, 2017 à Helsinki, Finlande).
A l'occasion du 75e anniversaire de Jean-Marie Flaud, ce numéro spécial mettra en lumière ses contributions scientifiques remarquables à la spectroscopie moléculaire et aux sciences de l'atmosphère, ainsi qu'au succès des colloques HRMS.

Mes collègues et moi même serions très honorés si vous envisagez de contribuer à ce numéro spécial.

La date de clôture est le 31 décembre 2021. Les articles seront évalués selon les mêmes critères que pour les manuscrits "classiques" soumis à Molecular Physics. Tous les articles seront publiés en ligne avec un numéro d'article dès qu'ils seront prêts à être publiés et qu'ils seront pleinement citables à ce stade.

Instructions pour les auteurs:

http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=tmph20&page=instructions
All manuscripts must be submitted online via http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tmph

To ensure submission to this special issue, please select "Special issue paper" as manuscript type in step 1 and “HRMS 2021/Jean-Marie Flaud Festschrift" in step 5 of the submission process.

Bien cordialement

Agnes Perrin

5) PhD student to develop a CHON+PS chemical scheme validated at high temperatures with applications in planetology
Dear colleagues,

You will find here an announcement for a PhD position in France at LISA (Créteil) and LRGP (Nancy). Please forward it to any potential interested candidate.

General Information:

Workplace: Interuniversity Laboratory of Atmospheric Systems in Créteil (France) and at the Laboratory of Reactions and Process Engineering in Nancy (France)
Type of contract: Doctoral student/Doctoral contract
Expected start date: 1 November 2021
Contract duration: 36 months (Full time)
Remuneration: 2135,00 € gross monthly
Level required: M2 / Engineer

Missions:

Context: To learn more about the fascinating new worlds of exoplanets, several space telescopes have been designed, such as the JWST (James Webb Space Telescope, launch in October 2021) and Ariel (Atmospheric Remote-sensing Infrared Exoplanet Large Survey, launch in 2029). The broad wavelength coverage and high-sensitivity of the instruments on-board these telescopes will allow us to extract much more information from their data than what has been possible so far, leading to numerous breakthroughs. However, these breakthroughs will be possible only if the models used to interpret the high-resolution observations are robust and reliable. In particular, photo-thermochemical models calculate the chemical composition of exoplanet atmospheres, taking into account the particular chemistry occurring in these media and the effect of disequilibrium processes. The main ingredient of these models, the chemical scheme has to be specifically tailored for their extreme conditions, that is to say very high temperatures and pressures. Thanks to a close collaboration between the Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques (LISA) and the Laboratoire Réactions et Génie des Procédés (LRGP), we are the only team in the world capable of providing highly reliable chemical schemes validated over combustion experiments (Venot+2012, 2015, 2020). These schemes, containing Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Nitrogen species (CHON) are made available to the community through the KIDA Database and regularly downloaded. However, for a more reliable simulation of exoplanet atmospheric composition, significant improvements are still required: Sulfur- and Phosphorous-bearing molecules can affect the observations of exoplanets’ atmospheres and thus need to be incorporated in atmospheric models that are used to analyze them. Within the ANR project “EXACT (EXoplanetary Atmospheric Chemistry at high Temperature)”, the hired PhD candidate will develop a comprehensive CHON+PS scheme and will apply this newly developed scheme to the study of exoplanetary atmospheres, using a kinetic model.

Objective: During the first part of the PhD (18 months), the student will develop the CHON+PS scheme, starting from our most up-to-date CHON scheme (Venot+2020). The scheme will be validated through experimental measurements over a large range of pressures (0.01-500 bars) and temperatures (300-2500 K). This development will be performed at LRGP with internationally-recognized experts in experimental and modelling study of combustion kinetics. During the second part of the PhD (18 months), the student will apply the newly developed scheme to the study of planetary atmospheres, using a kinetic model. This work will be performed at LISA with experts in modeling of (exo)planetary atmospheres.

The PhD student will be co-supervised by Olivia Venot at LISA and Baptiste Sirjean at LRGP.

Activities:

The primary tasks of the PhD fellow are:
- Bibliographical work
- Drive the development and validation of CHON+PS kinetic models
- Develop methods, using computational chemistry, to calculate and tabulate gas-phase rate constants
- Adapt the existing chemical kinetic code to the newly developed scheme
- Develop atmospheric models for various exoplanets and study the chemical composition
- Evaluate the detectability of the new S- and P-species on synthetic spectra
- Writing of scientific articles and thesis and disseminate research results at conferences and seminars.

Skills:

We are looking for an extremely motivated student who will be fully involved in a challenging interdisciplinary project linking the fields of combustion and astrophysics. The PhD candidate will have a double expertise, both in chemical schemes development and in atmospheric modeling. This unique formation will guarantee him/her an unprecedented interdisciplinary profile. Desired profile: i) Either a Master or Engineer degree in organic chemistry, chemical engineering, chemistry, physics or related fields with a great interest for astrophysics, in particular exoplanets, or a Master degree in Astrophysics, with a strong background on chemistry, chemical engineering; ii) Good English skills to work in an international environment; iii) Good programming skills.

Context of work:

The PhD program takes place within the ANR JCJC project “EXACT” led by Dr Olivia Venot. The PhD candidate will work at the LRGP during the first 18 months of the PhD and at the LISA during the other 18 months. In these two labs, the PhD candidate will join active teams composed of several permanent researchers, PhD students and post-docs.

- The Laboratory Reactions and Process Engineering (LRGP) is a Joint Research Unit of the CNRS and the University of Lorraine. It is located in Nancy, France’s second biggest student city. It is mainly located in the city center, in the premises of the National School of Chemical Industries of Nancy (ENSIC). The research lab is a leading chemical and process engineering laboratory in France and in the world. The PhD candidate will work within the Radical Kinetics Group, which has an international recognized expertise in combustion kinetics, both on the experimental and modelling sides. Existing experimental devices to study these phenomena include shock tube, laminar flames and jet-stirred reactor experiments. Numerical tools include Gaussian16, Chemkin Pro, COSMO-RS and other similar codes.

- The Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques (LISA) is a Joint Research Unit of the CNRS, the Université Paris-Est Créteil, and the Université de Paris. It belongs to the Observatoire Des Sciences de l’Univers EFLUVE and to the Research Federation IPSL. It is located in Créteil, an important student city in the Paris region. The research lab is a leader in atmospheric modeling at the international level. Its main mission is to contribute to improving our knowledge of the functioning of the Earth's and planetary atmospheres in order to understand their past evolution and predict their future trajectories. The PhD candidate will join the Exobiology and Astrochemistry group, whose main objectives are the search for molecular structures and the study of the various physico-chemical processes governing the chemical evolution of various astrophysical objects (exoplanets, comets, Mars, Titan…). They are internationally recognized as world class experts in planetary atmospheres from both a modeling and experimental point of view. They are strongly involved in the analysis of observational data from ground-based facilities and space missions.

We offer: a multi-disciplinary formation and training using state-of-the-art research equipment, participations in national or international schools, conferences and workshops. The PhD student will also follow high-level formations proposed by the Doctoral School.
Application:

Application should be sent to Dr Olivia Venot (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) and Dr Baptiste Sirjean (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) before September, 1st 2021. Required documents should be sent in a single PDF file that includes a letter of motivation, a CV and academic transcripts of records in French or English.  

Kind regards

Olivia Venot

6) Space Weather Project Manager
ESSP, a young, dynamic French company open to the world, is looking for a Space Weather Project Manager for a permanent contract in Toulouse.
Our team is gathers 120 highly qualified professionals of 10 nationalities working in an English- speaking environment. Our employees come from different backgrounds, from aeronautics to space, including engineering and telecommunications. This diversity is a major asset for the company, which allows us to adapt to new needs and challenges.

We are eager to provide the best quality services through safe and efficient operations and management systems. We are expanding and always on the lookout for new talent.

To find out more about us, we invite you to visit our website: https://www.essp-sas.eu/human- resources/careers/

If you have a good level of English, you are able to assume responsibilities with technical leadership skills, and have good technical knowledge of EGNOS & SBAS systems; then this position is for you!

By joining us, you will be responsible for the management of space weather project including internal and external coordination. Contribution 24/7 space weather information service for the GNSS part: provision of expertise in space weather domain and its impact on GNSS, management of space weather events including issuance of GNSS advisories.

Here are your main responsibilities:

Space Weather Project Manager for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Project management including resources, costs, planning and project status management as well as coordination with all members of the project,
Service responsibility and operation coordination including management of forecaster shifts and on-call scheduling, management of forecasters training status.
Coordination with project actors: Customer, members of the French Consortium and partners
Participation in international workshops related to space weather
Coordination of analysis and production of files to be conducted on the activity.
ICAO Space Weather expert activity and Forecaster role:
Space weather situation monitoring, analysis of any potential impact in GNSS performance for aviation, exploitation of the monitoring chains results and advisory issuance when needed.
Participation in the biweekly handover with the other global centres and provision of related materials.
Contribution to the design and the implementation of GNSS Space Weather monitoring chain including the integration and the processing of different inputs provided by project partners.
Ensuring the compliance of the Monitoring Chain to the agreed advisories management processes.
You are the point of reference of the expertise in the field of the Space Weather.

PROFILE

Generic Skills:
Strong autonomy and rigor
Technical leadership and ability to assume responsibilities
Showing initiative and synthesis capabilities
Good communication and reporting skills
Team worker and good coordinator
High English Level (B2-C1) - CEFR
Subcontractor management
Proposal preparation skills
Project management
Specific Skills:
Background on space weather and knowledge of space weather impact on signal propagation and receivers (GNSS field in particular)
Knowledge of space systems operations and real time service delivery would be interesting
Experience in software development and data processing would be interesting
Organisation and coordination of activities.
Job Requirements:
Engineer Degree or equivalent.
5 years of experience in Space Weather and project management.
Subject to the constraints of minimum presence during normal holiday periods
Available for on-call duty during weekends and public holidays (daytime work, for 10 to 15 days per year) to ensure the Space Weather service
May be subject to occasional standby duties (weekend and/or night).
Available for work starting on 06h UTC for supporting internal handover in the frame of Space Weather project (about 20 days per year)
Available for punctual travels
ESSP is committed to cultural diversity, gender equality and the employment of disabled workers.

Please send your application file only by e-mail to the following address: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
Job Location: Toulouse (France)
Type of Contract: Full time/Permanent contract


7) Thèse, HDR, Séminaire, Cours en ligne
a) Cours en ligne de Patrick Michel et Brian May sur l'imagerie stéréoscopique des astéroïdes
https://youtu.be/mbAGPTKg1zw

 

1) Appel d'offres CNRS-INSU 2022
Les appels d’offres 2022 des programmes nationaux en sciences de la  Terre et de l’Univers sont ouverts jusqu'au 15 septembre 2021: https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/

L'appel d'offres du PNP est ici : https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Note-de-cadrage-TelluS-2022.pdf

L'appel d'offres reprend les différents outils introduits en 2020. Comme l'année dernière, si vous hésitez sur l'outil qui convient le mieux, le CS du PNP aura la possibilité de vous redirigez vers l'outil adapté. Donc choisissez en un, et surtout ne vous sensurez pas.

Il y a une nouveauté cette année : suite aux recommandations issues de la prospective INSU, deux nouveaux programmes sont ouverts :

     - Un programme instrumentation innovante et transverse
     - Une action transverse aux programmes sur le thème : « Origines : Terres primitives et apparition de la vie »: https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/programmes-aa/origines/

Ce dernier programme, vise essentiellement à soutenir des opérations trans-instituts, notamment en collaboration avec l'INSB pour les sciences de la vie.


2) PLATO Atmospheres Workshop | December 8-10, 2021 | Virtual
We are pleased to announce the PLATO atmospheres workshop which will be held online via webex on DECEMBER 8-10 2021.

Details of the final programme and schedule are still being finalised. We plan to have three afternoon sessions each starting at 14:00 CET and ending with a short breakout discussion. The three sessions are:

Sub-Neptunes (Wednesday 8th December)
Hot Jupiters (Thursday 9th December)
(Hot) Earth-like Planets (Friday 10th December)

We will end on the Friday with a general discussion including joint strategies with exoplanet missions following PLATO.

Confirmed speakers include: Eliza Kempton, Vivien Parmentier and Mark Hammond.

Planned are 20-minute invited talks, 10-minute standard talks and a poster session.

SCIENCE CONTRIBUTIONS

Although it is not the main aim of the PLATO mission to characterise atmospheres, it is nevertheless possible with PLATO to constrain basic atmospheric information e.g. to observe possible phase curves hence albedo and meridional transport for some favorable Ultra Hot Jupiter or/and Hot Jupiter atmospheres, or to constrain bulk composition via the Rayleigh Absorption Feature with the Fast Camera Filters, or to distinguish different types of massive early steam atmospheres from PLATO measurements of planetary radius and age.

We welcome contributions from the exoplanetary science community at large on exoplanetary atmospheres including (Ultra) Hot Jupiters, Sub-Neptunes and (hot) terrestrial exoplanets for modeling and observations. This includes data analyses and modeling studies on atmospheric composition, climate, escape, clouds, retrieval, phase curves and evolution of hot and temperate rocky and gassy exoplanets. The organizers particularly welcome a clear demonstrable link with the PLATO mission science goals.

REGISTRATION

Registration will be possible until November 1st 2021.

To register please send an email to: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. and state your name, institution and whether you request a talk or poster (in which case please send a title and short (~up to half a page) abstract).

Please accept our apologies if you receive this email multiple times.

Kind Regards,

The PLATO Atmospheres Workshop Team

LOC: Szilard Csizmadia, Alexander Esau, John Lee Grenfell, Barbara Stracke
SOC: Szilard Csizmadia, John Lee Grenfell, Tristan Guillot, Manuel Güdel, Helmut Lammer,
Tim Lichtenberg, Lena Noack, Heike Rauer, Frank Sohl

3) 7th "Mars atmosphere modelling and observations" workshop | June 14 - 17, 2022 | Paris, France

Following the successful previous editions, the 7th Mars Atmosphere Modelling and Observations workshop will bring together experts in observations and modelling of the present and past Mars climate systems. We will discuss the nature of the atmospheric circulation and the photochemistry (up to the thermosphere), the dust cycle, the water cycle (vapor, clouds and frost) and the carbon dioxide cycle (polar caps).

This workshop was originally planned on June 8-11 2020 but had to be postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemia. In 2022 the meeting is designed to be face-to-face. You are welcome in Paris !

The Scientific and Local Organizing committee.

http://www-mars.lmd.jussieu.fr/paris2022/

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4) Community Workshop on Astromaterials Data Management in the Era of Sample Return Missions | 8-9 November, 2021 | Virtual/Tucson, Arizona
The workshop will provide an opportunity to present and discuss all the current projects and initiatives for astromaterials sample tracking and data management. The workshop is opened to all members of the scientific community. It will bring together researchers, scientists, and software engineers working on systems to track samples between curation and sample scientists, and the management, visualization and archiving of datasets resulting from the analysis of planetary materials. Those include both mission-returned samples and astromaterials (meteorites, micrometeorites, and interplanetary dust particles). The organizers invite contributions spanning all these related topics, including data management for past (e.g., Apollo), current (e.g., Hayabusa2, OSIRIS-REx, ANGSA and Chang'e 5), and future (e.g., Mars Sample Return, MMX) sample-return missions.

Important:  To be added to the mailing list to receive pertinent information about this workshop and to indicate your interest in participating, please submit an Indication of Interest by August 31, 2021, 5:00 p.m. PDT.

https://corex.lpl.arizona.edu/astromaterials-workshop


5) Meteoroids 2022 Conference | June 13–17, 2022 | Huntsville, Alabama
Meteoroids 2022 will be the eleventh international conference in a triennial series of meetings on meteoroids, their origins, and their associated phenomena. Past conferences have featured a combination of invited and contributed talks and posters covering topics such as meteor observational techniques, meteorite recoveries, meteoroid stream dynamics, ablation physics and airbursts, impacts on airless bodies, the production of dust and meteoroids by asteroids and comets, space missions, and spacecraft anomalies.
 
Huntsville will be the third city in North America to host Meteoroids. Huntsville is the birthplace of U.S. space exploration, the home of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and the Meteoroid Environment Office (MEO), and is located in the scenic Tennessee River Valley.

https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/meteoroids2022/


6) Postdoc position in exoplanets at Leiden Observatory

Dear colleagues,

I like to advertise a postdoc position in my group - funded through my ERC Adv grant. Research focuses on the characterisation of extra-solar planets using a variety of observational methods. We search for an outstanding and ambitious exoplanet scientist, (observer, theorist, instrumentalist), who is keen to help to lead us to future directions in exoplanet atmospheric research.

Leiden Observatory, founded in 1633, is the oldest university astronomy department in the world. With about 25 faculty, over 50 postdoctoral associates and about 75 PhD students it is the largest astronomy department in the Netherlands. Leiden is a charming university town with an international flair. Most Leiden researchers have an international background. English is the common language.

What is peculiar about this position is that the funding runs out end of November 2022, so 16 months from now - starting date: the sooner the better. Maybe there will be other opportunities to extend, but those are not guaranteed. Please contact me directly if interested (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.). The successful candidate must have a PhD by the starting date.

Kind regards,
Ignas Snellen


7) 1.5-year Postdoctoral Position in exo-planet atmosphere modelisation at CEA and IPGP

Contract:

1.5-year based at CEA/DRF in the Astrophysics Division (AIM) and in Maison de la Simulation, at CEA Paris-Saclay, in collaboration with the Institut de physique du globe de Paris (IPGP). The position is funded by the Labex UnivEarthS at Université de Paris.

Context & Role:

The successful candidate will coordinate and contribute to the modeling of exoplanet atmospheres in the context of the Labex project EXOATMOS. The goal is to produce 1D/2D atmospheric models of lava worlds: hot rocky exoplanets that will be observed with the next generation of space and ground-based telescopes (JWST, E-ELT). He/She will contribute to the development of the 1D/2D atmospheric modeling tool ATMO in order to account for gas/liquid thermodynamic equilibrium between the lava ocean and the atmosphere. He/She will also implement the physics needed to account for a surface in the model.  

The final aim is to produce synthetic spectra to analyse JWST/MIRI data. The candidate, will have, access to MIRI data, in which the CEA team is involved also.

He/she will be also part of a team of experts from the Astrophysics Division of CEA (AIM), from Maison de la Simulation and from Institut de Physique du Globe (IPGP) and will work in collaboration with an international scientific community. He/she will have the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art tools for the modeling of exoplanet atmospheres in conjunction with laboratory experiments conducted at IPGP.

 
The EXOATMOS Project:

Numerical and experimental study of hot and warm rocky exoplanet atmospheres’ in preparation of JWST observations

Exoplanets studies enter a new era where atmosphere of exoplanets can be characterized through spectroscopic observations during transits. Whereas atmosphere of giant exoplanets is already studied, hot, warm rocky exoplanets constitute a new class of planets in the reach of modern instruments.  Our project aims to model (experimentally -using ovens- and numerically) atmosphere of hot and warm rocky exoplanets in contact with magma ocean to understand the physics of lava planets. We will also study moderate temperature exoplanets to establish potential biosignatures, in order to prepare to JWST observations. We will beneficiate from a cross-disciplinary culture coming from Earth and planetary science (IPGP team) in addition to a strong involvement in the forthcoming JWST/ MIRI instrument (AIM team)

Required skills :
 PhD in astrophysics or planetology
 Operational knowledge of techniques and programming language (Fortran90, python) for application development
Skills to work in a team
Salary

Gross salary between 2700 € and 3000 € per month (based on the experience of the candidate).
 
Application:

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The expected start date is October 2021 or earlier.


8) Postdoc à Berlin sur le couplage atmosphères-ecosystèmes sur les exoplanètes

Your mission:

This position is concerned with basic scientific research investigating the interaction between life and the atmosphere on the early Earth and on Earth-like planets. During the evolution of the Earth, cycles linking the geophysics of the planetary interior and surface with the atmosphere likely played an important role. This study involves the implementation of these processes as well as the analysis of exoplanet scenarios with the Coupled Atmosphere Biogeochemistry (CAB) model and validation of model results via the use of an M-dwarf star lamp at DLR laboratories.

The department "Extrasolar Planets and Atmospheres" (EPA) at the Institute of Planetary Research of DLR deals with the detection of extrasolar planets as well as the numerical modeling of habitability and atmospheric biosignatures on terrestrial planets. On the subject of planetary structure and interior, it works closely with the "Planetary Physics" department. EPA is a leading participant in the European satellite missions for the search and characterization of extrasolar planets (CHEOPS, PLATO) as well as in ground-based instruments/telescopes.

Modelers in the PF-EPA group are developing a radiative-convective climate model with coupled photochemistry to study the atmospheric temperature structure and chemical composition of rocky exoplanets and gas-rich sub-Neptunes. In particular, the work focuses on modeling small exoplanets in the habitable zone around cooler central stars. Such stars are particularly common in the solar neighborhood and are favorable targets for exoplanet observations with missions such as CHEOPS and PLATO.

Your tasks:

    implementation of carbon (C)-nitrogen (N)-sulfur (S) biogeochemistry cycles in the coupled Atmosphere Biogeochemistry (CAB) model available at EPA
    validation of the implementation with laboratory data
    analysis of exoplanet scenarios with the model, use of the M-dwarf star lamp at the DLR laboratory

Your qualifications:

    completed scientific university studies (Master's degree or equivalent) in physics, astronomy, astrophysics, or similar field
    completed PhD in geophysics, physics, or astrophysics
    knowledge of scientific programming in high-level language, e.g., Python, IDL, Fortran, or C++
    experience developing atmospheric models of terrestrial (exo)planets
    knowledge of atmospheric chemistry and biology is desirable
    ability to work collaboratively individually and as part of relatively large international teams
    good command of the English language, excellent communication skills, including the ability to write in English

Your benefits:

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalleled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (f/m/x). Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

https://www.dlr.de/dlr/jobs/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10596/1003_read-46360/

9) Postdoctoral position in non-LTE radiative transfer at Observatoire de Paris (LESIA)

Applications are open for a Postdoctoral Research position within the planetary science group of LESIA at Observatoire de Paris, France.  The position is in relation with the Early Release Science (ERS) Program on JWST “Observations of the Jovian System as a Demonstration of JWST’s Capabilities for Solar System Science’’, to which LESIA is associated through co-PI and co-I ships. JWST is expected to be launched in the fall of 2021, and a fraction of this ERS program will be devoted to the study of the tenuous atmo/exospheres of Io and Ganymede with MIRI and NIRSpec. In particular, Io’s atmosphere will be studied from observing of SO2 gas at 8.6 and 7.3 μm with MIRI, and Ganymede’s exosphere will be targeted with NIRSpec through fluorescent emissions from H2O (6.5 μm), CO (4.65 μm), and CO2 (4.25 μm). The analysis of the data will require the development of tailored non-LTE models for these molecular features, coupled with physical (temperature, densities) models of the two objects. The successful applicant will participate in the development of a versatile non-LTE code applicable to both objects. He/she will also be involved in data reduction, modelling, and interpretation, after data are acquired (nominally in June-August 2022). Experience in radiative transfer in planetary atmosphere is required, and preference will be given to applicants with experience with non-LTE aspects.

The position is available for two years, starting anytime between Oct. 01, 2021 and February 01, 2022. Applications will be considered as they come and welcome until Oct. 01, 2021.
 
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1) Announcement of Opportunity for Community Scientists in the Ariel Mission


The purpose of this Announcement of Opportunity (AO) is to solicit the participation of the scientific community in the role of Community Scientist (CS) in the Ariel mission. This AO is open to scientists affiliated with institutes located in ESA Member States. Scientists involved in the Ariel Mission Consortium (AMC) (programmatic, scientific, or technical) management or being responsible for hardware or software development and procurement activities are not eligible to apply.

Ariel is the medium mission "M4" in ESA's Science Programme. Ariel will perform a chemical survey of a diverse sample of at least 500 exoplanets orbiting host stars with a range of spectral types. Most Ariel observations will consist of transit and/or eclipse spectroscopy of the atmospheres of warm and hot exoplanets, to address the following fundamental questions:
What are exoplanets made of?
How do planets and planetary systems form?
How do planets and their atmospheres evolve over time?
Community Scientists

Through this AO, ESA aims to appoint up to five Community Scientists who will join the Ariel Science Team. Up to three Community Scientists are expected to cover science areas augmenting those of the Ariel Science Team (AST) members from the Ariel Mission Consortium and from international partners (e.g., they will have expertise in fields such as Solar System planetary science, data science, protoplanetary discs). A further two Community Scientists will be selected in scientific areas relevant for the Complementary Science programme. The main responsibility of the Community Scientists will be to advise ESA on the means to optimise the use of Ariel data by the general scientific community. This includes looking after the interests of the scientific community involved in the Ariel complementary science programmes. In addition, the Community Scientists will be expected to provide support to the communications activities of ESA.

The successful candidates will be appointed, ad personam, for an initial term of three years, which may be renewed.

Proposal Documentation

An invitation from the ESA Director of Science to respond to this Announcement of Opportunity can be found in the right-hand menu.

Full details of the appointment requirements and conditions, the contents and formats of the required Letter of Intent and the proposal, and the evaluation criteria are given in the AO document, available to download from the right-hand menu. Additional important information can be found in the Ariel Science Management Plan and the Definition Study Report, both of which are available to download from the right-hand menu.
 
Letter of Intent Submission

Letters of Intent, in PDF format, must be submitted using the Letter of Intent submission form linked below, before the deadline of 9 July 2021, 12:00 (noon) CEST.
 
Proposal Submission

Proposals, in PDF format, must be submitted using the proposal submission form linked below, before the deadline of 31 August 2021, 12:00 (noon) CEST.
Contact

Further queries should be addressed to:
Paul McNamara

Astronomy and Astrophysics Mission Coordinator
Directorate of Science
European Space Agency​​​​
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2) Thematic School LABORATORY ASTROPHYSICS: tracking the evolution of cosmic matter towards molecular complexity | Les Houches | 13-18 March 2022
    We are pleased to announce the organization of a thematic school on «
    Laboratory Astrophysics : tracking the evolution of cosmic matter
    towards molecular complexity » that will take place at “Les Houches
    School of Physics”, located in the Chamonix valley of the French Alps in
    March 13-18 2022.  This winter school is a PCMI-supported initiative and
    is addressed to a very  broad audience, extending well beyond its own
    frontiers. It includes the fields of astrochemistry and planetary
    sciences (observational, experimental, modelling).

    This school focuses on advanced experimental and theoretical approaches
    used to produce, analyze and investigate the properties and the
    evolution of extraterrestrial analogs in the laboratory, dedicated to
    improve our understanding of the origin and evolution of complex
    molecular matter observed in space, from dense molecular clouds up to
    the formation of new stars, planetary bodies and comets. The program
    will present a wide range of complementary and advanced methods allowing
    the production, analysis and investigation of properties and evolution
    of extraterrestrial analogs, that were developed in recent years in
    close connection to the most relevant astronomical observations.
    Emphasis will be put on the degree of chemical and/or structural
    complexity which can be achieved in the gas and solid phases and at
    their interface under space conditions. The methods used to characterize
    the physics of silicates and carbonaceous dust, and to investigate the
    formation/destruction processes of ices will be detailed. Techniques
    used to analyze matter from cometary and asteroid origins will also be
    presented. During the school, interactive sessions with invited teachers
    will be organized and all participants are encouraged to present their
    own work during poster sessions.

    More information is available at https://lab-astrophysic.sciencesconf.org

    The organizing committee : Jean-Hugues Fillion, Ludovic Biennier,
    Grégoire Danger and Aude Simon


3) 1.5-year Postdoctoral Position in exo-planet atmosphere modelisation at CEA and IPGP

Contract:

1.5-year based at CEA/DRF in the Astrophysics Division (AIM) and in Maison de la Simulation, at CEA Paris-Saclay, in collaboration with the Institut de physique du globe de Paris (IPGP). The position is funded by the Labex UnivEarthS at Université de Paris.

Context & Role:

The successful candidate will coordinate and contribute to the modeling of exoplanet atmospheres in the context of the Labex project EXOATMOS. The goal is to produce 1D/2D atmospheric models of lava worlds: hot rocky exoplanets that will be observed with the next generation of space and ground-based telescopes (JWST, E-ELT). He/She will contribute to the development of the 1D/2D atmospheric modeling tool ATMO in order to account for gas/liquid thermodynamic equilibrium between the lava ocean and the atmosphere. He/She will also implement the physics needed to account for a surface in the model.  

The final aim is to produce synthetic spectra to analyse JWST/MIRI data. The candidate, will have, access to MIRI data, in which the CEA team is involved also.

He/she will be also part of a team of experts from the Astrophysics Division of CEA (AIM), from Maison de la Simulation and from Institut de Physique du Globe (IPGP) and will work in collaboration with an international scientific community. He/she will have the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art tools for the modeling of exoplanet atmospheres in conjunction with laboratory experiments conducted at IPGP.

 
The EXOATMOS Project:

Numerical and experimental study of hot and warm rocky exoplanet atmospheres’ in preparation of JWST observations

Exoplanets studies enter a new era where atmosphere of exoplanets can be characterized through spectroscopic observations during transits. Whereas atmosphere of giant exoplanets is already studied, hot, warm rocky exoplanets constitute a new class of planets in the reach of modern instruments.  Our project aims to model (experimentally -using ovens- and numerically) atmosphere of hot and warm rocky exoplanets in contact with magma ocean to understand the physics of lava planets. We will also study moderate temperature exoplanets to establish potential biosignatures, in order to prepare to JWST observations. We will beneficiate from a cross-disciplinary culture coming from Earth and planetary science (IPGP team) in addition to a strong involvement in the forthcoming JWST/ MIRI instrument (AIM team)

Required skills :
 PhD in astrophysics or planetology
 Operational knowledge of techniques and programming language (Fortran90, python) for application development
Skills to work in a team
Salary

Gross salary between 2700 € and 3000 € per month (based on the experience of the candidate).
 
Application:

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The expected start date is October 2021 or earlier.

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