1) EGU 2020 --- Vienna  --- 3-8 May

Planetary Geomorphology at EGU 2020

Please consider submitting an abstract to the session on Planetary Geomorphology (GM11.1/PS4) at EGU 2020 (Vienna, 3-8 May 2020).

The Planetary Geomorphology session aims to bring together geomorphologists who study the Earth with those who work on other bodies such as Mars, Venus, Mercury, the Moon, icy satellites of the outer solar system, comets, and/or asteroids. Studies applicable to landscapes on any scale on any solid body are welcome. We particularly encourage those who use Earth analogues or laboratory/numerical simulation to submit their work. Considered processes could include aeolian, volcanic, tectonic, fluvial, glacial, periglacial, or "undetermined" ones. We especially welcome contributions from early-career scientists and geomorphologists who are new to planetary science.The session will include an invited presentation from Michelle Koutnik on the topic of ice preservation and landscape erosion during glacial retreat on Earth and Mars.

The abstract deadline is 15th January 2020 (13:00 CET), but those seeking financial support must submit their abstract by 1st December 2019 to be eligible.

Session details: https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/session/37495
Abstract instructions: https://egu2020.eu/abstracts_and_programme/how_to_submit_an_abstract.html
Information on financial support (for students, early career, and established scientists): https://egu2020.eu/about_and_support/roland_schlich_travel_support.html

Regards,
Planetary Geomorphology Convenors
Susan Conway, Stephen Brough, Frances Butcher, Tjalling de Haas, and Nikolaus J. Kuhn.


2) Cosmochemistry position at the University of Colorado, Boulder

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado at Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to start in August 2020, in the general field of Cosmochemistry. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous program, complementary to the ongoing research of the Institute for Modeling Plasmas, Atmospheres, and Cosmic Dust (IMPACT: http://impact.colorado.edu), a node in NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI).  

Areas of interest include: Analysis and interpretation of composition measurements of cosmic dust and their significance for studies of the origins and evolution of the solar system. Development of new laboratory experiments at the Colorado Dust Accelerator Facility to support instrument development and data analysis. Using dust composition measurements to model the chemical evolution of solar system bodies: Moon, asteroids, comets, and all other planetary objects. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics, Planetary Sciences, Chemistry, or related areas completed by March 15, 2020.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. For consideration, applications must be submitted online: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/Assistant-Professor-in-Cosmochemistry/22080. Contact Email: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser..


3) Postdoc position at LAM in cometary science
 
MISSION
Scientific analysis of the data from the Rosetta space mission, in particular the data from the OSIRIS cameras
PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT
The work will be carried on at the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille (www.lam.fr), in the group of planetary sciences, in collaboration with Olivier Groussin and Laurent Jorda. To fulfill these research activities, the institute will provide the necessary support (e.g. office space, computer, publication and travel money).
ACTIVITIES
The work will focus on the data analysis of the Rosetta mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). The applicant will define a research project focused on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. This project must include data from the OSIRIS cameras, either images, and/or nucleus shape model, and/or digital terrain models. The project can be “multi- instruments” and include data from other instruments, in addition to the OSIRIS data (e.g. VIRTIS, MIRO, ROSINA...). Any research project is admissible, centered on the nucleus of 67P (interior, surface) and/or on its coma (dust, gas).
If concluding results are obtained, they will be the topic for article(s) in peer-reviewed journals, and they will be presented in international conference(s).
SKILLS AND KNOWHOW
For this job, the following competences will be evaluated:
- Knowledge and background in cometary sciences
- Competences in space mission data analysis
- A good level in English (reading, listening, writing)
- Capabilities to work in a team
- A good sense of initiative
RECRUITMENT LEVEL AND REQUIRED DIPLOMAS
The applicant must have a thesis in Astrophysics, Physics or Planetary Sciences. Previous experience in cometary sciences and Rosetta data analysis is welcome, but not mandatory.
WORK PLACE
Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille (LAM), 38 rue Frédéric Joliot-Curie, 13013 Marseille, France.
STARTING DATE AND DURATION
The contract will start on January 1st 2020 (flexible), for a duration of 12 months.
SALARY
The monthly gross salary will be between 2690 € et 4290 €, depending on the applicant past experience.
 CONSTRAINTS
There will be some travelling involved in this work, mainly to present the results of the research project in international conferences in 2020.
HOW TO APPLY
Application must be submitted online on the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) job website:
https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR7326-FRELEP-035/Default.aspx?lang=EN

Contact: Olivier Groussin (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.)


4) Postdoc and Faculty Positions at The department of Astronomy, Tsinghua University
 
The department of Astronomy, Tsinghua University, is looking for postdocs to reinforce its group. In addition, the department has openings for faculty positions.
For postdoc candidates: the case will be especially strong when applicants can bring in expertise complementary to mine. Please, apply to the call for the Tsinghua Astrophysics Fellows (TAF) https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/c505b259. Please, mention Chris Ormel as the potential advisor/faculty contact in the application materials. When you will be awarded such a fellowship, you will be funded directly by the institute; otherwise, you can be paid out of my grant. Feel free to contact me on any questions you may have. The deadline is December 15.

For people interested in our faculty openings, please see https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/bc7817d3 for instructions. The deadline is November 30.

Chris Ormel
Department of Astronomy, Tsinghua University
homepage


5) Post-Doc à l'ENS Lyon

Dear friends and colleagues,

With Corentin Herbert, we propose a two year position with title «  A statistical physics approach to abrupt climate changes: application to equatorial superrotation » (numerics and modeling with climate models)
http://perso.ens-lyon.fr/freddy.bouchet/Divers/jets-2019-postdoc.pdf

Would you know possible interested candidates? Would you be kind enough to circulate this proposition? Would you have suggestion of groups with PhD students working using related technics that could be interested?

Best wishes,

Freddy

 

 

1) Présentations du séminaire de prospective INSU Astronomie-Astrophysique

Chères toutes et chers tous,

les présentations du séminaire de prospective INSU du domaine Astronomie-Astrophysique, qui s’est déroulé sur la presqu’île de Giens du 14 au 18 octobre 2019, sont maintenant en ligne dans l’espace Core de la prospective :

https://extra.core-cloud.net/collaborations/ProspectiveAA2019/SitePages/Accueil.aspx

Elles se trouvent dans le dossier “Documents” sur la droite de la page d’acceuil. Vous y trouverez notamment les présentations donnant la synthèse des travaux des 4 ateliers et la présentation de conclusion et de synthèse générale de Jacques Laskar.  

La prochaine étape est la rédaction du document de prospective qui s’appuiera sur les travaux des groupes et sur les conclusions et la synthèse du colloque. Parution programmée pour le 1er semestre 2020.  

Bien à vous toutes et tous,

Guy Perrin
Directeur Adjoint Scientifique du CNRS-INSU pour le domaine Astronomie-Astrophysique  


2) Bruno Sicardy et Nicolas Mangold honorés par l'Académie des Sciences

Félicitations à
Nicolas Mangold, Géologue planétaire au Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géodynamique de Nantes a reçu le prix Léon Lutaud de l'académie des Sciences en géologie, "pour son unique expertise de la géologie de la planète Mars".
Bruno Sicardy, Astronome au LESIA, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon a reçu le Prix Paul Doisteau-Emile Blutet en sciences de l'univers "pour ses decouvertes utilisant la methode des occultations stellaires".

Les deux prix ont été remis durant la cérémonie du 15 octobre sous la coupole de l'Institut de France
https://www.academie-sciences.fr/fr/Ceremonies/premiere-remise-prix-2019.html


3) EGU 2020 --- Vienna  --- 3-8 May

PS3.6/AS4.21/ST3.5 Atmospheres and exospheres of terrestrial planets, satellites, and exoplanets

Dear colleagues,

I’m pleased to announce that the abstract submission is open for EGU 2020, held in Vienna on 3-8 May.

The deadline for the abstract submission is 15 January 2020, 13:00 CET or, for those applying for EGU travel support, 1 December 2019.

I would like to draw your attention to our session: Atmospheres and exospheres of terrestrial planets, satellites, and exoplanets

"This session primarily focuses on the neutral atmospheres of terrestrial bodies other than the Earth. This includes not only Venus and Mars, but also exoplanets with comparable envelopes and satellites carrying dense atmospheres such as Titan or exospheres such as Ganymede. We welcome contributions dealing with processes affecting the atmospheres of these bodies, from the surface to the exosphere. We invite abstracts concerning observations, both from Earth or from space, modeling and theoretical studies, or laboratory work. Comparative planetology abstracts will be particularly appreciated.”

If you consider submitting an abstract in this session, you can use the following link
https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/abstractsubmission/36525

Hope to see you in Vienna!

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PS5.1 Ice Giant System Exploration.

We welcome papers on all aspects of the exploration of the ice giant systems, including potential future mission concepts, instrumentation, and technologies.

Session Description: This session welcomes abstracts addressing the exploration of ice giants systems, including the internal structure, and atmosphere composition, structure, and processes of the ice giants, as well as ice giant magnetospheres, satellites, and rings. Potential concepts for future ice giant system exploration, instrumentation, technology developments, and international cooperation are also of high interest.

Convener: David H. Atkinson

Co-conveners: Sushil K. Atreya, Patrick Irwin, Olivier Mousis, Amy Simon

 To submit an abstract, go to https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/sessionprogramme#PS5, navigate to PS5.1 and click on the link Abstract submission.

The deadline for abstract submission 15 January 2020, 13:00 CET. Please note that EGU has a One-Abstract Rule: First Authors are limited to one submitted abstract at EGU.

We look forward to seeing you in Vienna in May!

With best regards,
The Conveners


4) Grand Prix scientifique 2020 de la Fondation Charles Defforey–Institut de France: Exoplanètes


La Fondation Charles Defforey–Institut de France lance l'appel à candidature pour son Grand Prix scientifique 2020 afin d'aider les recherches portant sur le thème : « Les exoplanètes »

En 1995, Michel Mayor et Didier Queloz découvraient la première exoplanète, à l’Observatoire de Haute Provence, grâce à la vitesse de recul de son étoile. Cette découverte, qui leur apporte le prix Nobel de Physique cette année 2019, a ouvert une fenêtre nouvelle sur l’Univers, et des milliers d’autres planètes extrasolaires ont été détectées depuis, par la méthode cinématique ou par transit, et certaines ont même bénéficié de l’imagerie directe. De nombreuses équipes en France travaillent sur le thème des exoplanètes, à Marseille, Grenoble, Paris, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Lyon, Nice, etc. La découverte des exoplanètes a montré qu’il pouvait exister des « Jupiters chauds » ou planètes gazeuses massives, formées loin de leur étoile, mais ayant ensuite migré vers le centre par interaction avec le disque protoplanétaire. Un grand nombre d’exoplanètes ont été découvertes dans la zone d’habitabilité, où la température permet l’existence d’eau liquide. En extrapolant les planètes connues au voisinage du Soleil, on peut estimer à plusieurs milliards le nombre de planètes habitables dans notre galaxie, la Voie lactée. Bien sûr, c'est un sujet qui passionne le grand public, mais qui aussi mobilise de grands moyens, sur les grands télescopes (instruments sur le VLT de l’ESO au Chili, et bientôt E-ELT), et même est l'objet de missions spatiales dédiées (CoRoT, Kepler, Cheops, Plato...).

Le Grand Prix scientifique de la Fondation Charles Defforey-Institut de France est destiné à apporter une aide financière à des recherches de niveau international, recherches réalisées dans une équipe, un laboratoire, voire dans une institution, placés sous la responsabilité d’une personnalité scientifique. Le Grand Prix scientifique 2020 est destiné à récompenser exclusivement une équipe ou un laboratoire de recherche français.

Le montant du Prix est de 450 000 euros dont 90 % seront consacrés aux recherches et 10 % au principal responsable scientifique de l’équipe ou du laboratoire, en reconnaissance de sa contribution aux recherches récompensées. Toutefois tel ne sera pas le cas lorsqu’il s’agira d’une institution.

L’aide aux recherches que permet l’attribution du Prix pourra être utilisée pour des dépenses de fonctionnement ou d’équipement ainsi que pour des missions ou publications scientifiques et des dépenses de secrétariat, mais ne pourra en aucun cas être affectée à des dépenses salariales. Un jury placé sous la présidence du secrétaire perpétuel de la première division de l’Académie des sciences départagera les candidats et proposera, dans un ordre de classement défini, deux dossiers au conseil d’administration de la Fondation qui établira le choix définitif.

Les dossiers devront comporter :
Le formulaire de proposition (téléchargeable sur le site internet de l'Institut de France).
Un résumé exécutif d’une à deux pages (titre du projet de recherche, quelques éléments du CV du responsable de l’équipe, rappel de l’œuvre accomplie et du projet de recherche, une liste des 10 publications les plus significatives).
Un curriculum vitae du responsable de l’équipe.
Le nom des membres de l’équipe, leurs titres et qualité.
Une description (3-4 pages) des travaux déjà réalisés par le candidat et/ou son équipe.
Un court descriptif (3 pages max.) des travaux en cours.

5) ESA Voyage 2050: Live stream

Dear Colleagues,

The ESA Voyage 2050 workshop will be held at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Calle Serrano 117, Madrid, Spain, from Tuesday 29 October to Thursday 31 October, 2019.

For the benefit of those who are interested but who cannot attend in person the workshop will be streamed live and can be viewed at the following links:

Tuesday 29 October: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2LLp7c_dXg

Wednesday 30 October: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psoGpySf6Pg

Thursday 31 October: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AieYuyBenA

The programme of the workshop can be found here: https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/voyage-2050-workshop/programme

The focus of the workshop will be presentations and discussions related to the White Paper proposals that have been submitted by the broad scientific community for Voyage 2050, the next planning cycle of the ESA Science Programme. The White Papers are available to download from: https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/voyage-2050/white-papers


Regards,
Fabio Favata


6)  European Conference on Laboratory Astrophysics ECLA 2020: Linking dust, ice and gas in space --- 19 – 24 April 2020 --- Anacapri, Capri Island, Italy

**Abstract submission and registration open**

Visit the website of the Conference
https://www.frcongressi.it/ecla2020/

Conference timeline:
 
    • Registration and abstract submission opening: 15th Oct
    • Deadline for abstract submission (oral and poster contributions): 10th Jan
    • Deadline for asking financial support (mainly students and young researchers): 10th Jan
    • Announcement of selected oral and poster contribution: 1st Feb
    • Early bird registration deadline: 15th Feb
    • Late registration deadline: 15th March
 
Financial support:
 
Financial support to attend the conference is available mainly for a few students and young researchers. If you would like to apply for a grant please contact us at Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
 
For other information on fees and abstract submission go directly to the website.
Please note that the symposium participation is limited. First-registered will be first-preferred; so do not delay your registration!


7) ASA-HITRAN  --- 26 au 28 Août 2020 --- Reims
The Combined 15th ASA & 16th HITRAN Conference will be held at :
Hôtel de la Paix, Reims, France
August 26-28, 2020
 
The event will focus on:
Atmospheric Spectroscopy and its Applications in Aeronomy
Planetary Science
Database Management Systems
Related Advanced Experimental Techniques
Contact : Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
http://www.univ-reims.fr/asa-hitran

8) COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN EUROPA CLIPPER SCIENCE TEAM

On Oct. 2, NASA issued an amendment to ROSES 2019 releasing a
competitive opportunity to add a science lead and co-investigators
conducting gravity and radio science investigations to the Europa
Clipper science team. The opportunity is posted at:

https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?solId=%
7b80F669CF-93FC-72E1-831B-23EAA925080A%7d&path=&method=init

Recently documents with additional information on the capabilities of
the mission to support such investigations was also posted. Proposers
are\encouraged to use this information to assist in writing proposals.
Questions may be addressed to Dr. Curt Niebur (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.)
inthe Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters.


9) Royal Society Hooke Meeting on the Future Exploration of Ice Giant Systems --- London between ---  January 20th-22nd 2020.
 
This meeting comes at a crucial juncture for any future mission to Uranus and/or Neptune, with optimal launches in the early 2030s, and important decisions being made at both ESA (the upcoming Ministerial and Voyage 2050 process) and the US (the planetary decadal survey) in the coming years.  We’re hoping to reach across a broad base of planetary scientists and astronomers with this meeting.
 
The meeting is organised as follows.  Two days of invited plenary lectures, covering the science of Ice Giant systems, will be held at the Royal Society headquarters in London.  This will be followed by a day of Splinter workshops at Burlington House (the Royal Astronomical Society, Royal Geological Society, and Linnean Society), for which we solicit abstracts from the community.  Pre-registration for both the plenaries and splinters is essential (deadline December 10th 2019), and full details of the Registration and Abstract process can be found here:  https://ice-giants.github.io, and a printable poster is attached.  
 
As well as registering for the meeting, we’d like to encourage people to sign up to our mailing list by emailing Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. with the subject “subscribe” - your email address will be used solely for the purposes of coordination of Ice Giant meetings and mission-related announcements.  You can unsubscribe at any time by sending an email with the subject “Unsubscribe” to  Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser..
 
Please consider showcasing this poster somewhere in your department, and forwarding this email to anyone in your group that might be interested, and we hope to welcome you to the Royal Society in January!


10) Two Trace Gas Orbiter postdoc positions at IAA in Granada, Spain
 
Title:  Exploration of the Martian atmosphere with the mission Exomars Trace Gas Orbiter

Place:  Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía IAA-CSIC

Contract:  Postdoctoral

Description:

We are offering two 2-years post-doc positions to work in the exploitation of recent/on going remote sensing observations by the instruments NOMAD and ACS on board the ESA+Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter.  The investigations involve the retrieval of lower and upper atmospheric abundances of aerosols and trace species, including the search for hydrocarbons, sulfur and exotic species. Comparisons with and validation of global climate models are also contemplated. The research will be performed at the IAA-CSIC, in Granada, under the grant PGC2018-101836-B-100 (MCIU/AEI/FEDER, EU) led by Dr. M. A. Lopez-Valverde,  with the tools available in the Grupo de Atmosferas Planetarias Terrestres (gapt.iaa.es). First access to data and close collaboration with large European teams is granted.

Candidates should have a PhD on Planetary Sciences or related field, and ideally, experience in radiative transfer and remote sensing from space, and ability to tackle original research. All nationalities are welcome. We encourage women and minorities to apply. Interested candidates please contact the IP of the project. More details via the following link:
www.iaa.csic.es/sites/default/files/jobs/anuncio_beca_posdocs_v2.pdf

 

 

1) Ecole thématique du PNP --- First solids and planetesimals: formation conditions and evolution --- Ecole de Physique des Houches --- 23-28 février 2020

Le PNP est heureux d'annoncer l'organisation de sa première école thématique. Le PNP reprend la série d'Ecoles organisées par l'OCA sur la formation des systèmes planétaires pour en élargir le spectre des thématiques, des exoplanètes à l'exploration planétaire. Les écoles thématiques développeront la philosophie du PNP et favoriseront les interactions et les collaborations entre les disciplines et communautés.

Pour la première école, nous effectuons une transition douce avec une co-organisation OCA-CRPG-PNP et un thème sur les conditions de formation et d’agglomérations des premiers solides du Système Solaire. Les prochaines écoles envisagées porteront sur la caractérisation des exoplanètes, puis sur l'exploration in situ de la surface martienne. Les propositions de sujets et les bonnes volontés pour participer à l'organisation sont évidemment les bienvenues. J'en profite pour remercier l'OCA et le CRPG (Morby, Yves Marrocchi, Guy Libourel, Aurélien Crida, etc... ) pour l'organisation des précédentes écoles et pour la transmission du flambeau au PNP.

L'école est ouverte aux doctorants, post-doctorants et chercheurs. Le nombre d’inscriptions est limité à 52. Les frais d’inscriptions sont de 450 euros (séjour + repas). Le déplacement jusqu’aux Houches est à la charge des participants.
ABSTRACT  - The school will take place in a dynamic scientific context with new emerging models of the formation conditions of the first solids of the Solar System based on meteorite studies. In addition, important theoretical developments have been established on the conditions of dust coagulation and gas-dust instabilities in accretion disks. Finally, the observation with the ALMA interferometer (Chile) revealed complex structures with the systematic presence of rings and gaps in all extended protoplanetary disks. These new models and observations offer a unique opportunity to advance our understanding of the formation and evolution of the first objects in planetary systems, which are characterized by extremely complex phenomena at different scales. The school will thus address multiple complementary aspects of the formation of the Solar System through lectures that will be given by specialists.

This is an interdisciplinary school, at the frontier between planetary science, chemistry of interstellar medium and cosmochemistry.

The school is open to Ph.D. students and researchers who wish to broaden their knowledge. The lectures will be accessible to non specialists, but a background in planetary sciences, geo/cosmochemistry or astrophysics is required. All lectures will be in English.

REGISTRATION  - The cost for a full-board stay (food and accommodation) at the Ecole for 5 days (from Sunday evening to Friday afternoon) is 450 € per person. There is no other registration fee. Special diet can be accommodated (please specify in your indication of interest).

The number of participants is limited to 70 (including the lecturers). Declaration of interest should be sent as soon as possible and before December, 1st 2019 to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. or using the contact form. Depending on the number of applications, a selection could be done by the organizers. Final decision will be announced before the end of December 2019. Registration will be opened in January.

Five grants will be attributed to PhD students or Post-doctoral fellows for supporting their stay in Les Houches (Grant = 450 €).  To apply for the grant, please send a short CV and a cover letter to the following email address: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
https://solarsystem2020.wordpress.com/


Organizers: Y. Marrocchi (CRPG-CNRS, Nancy), A. Morbidelli (OCA, Nice), L. Piani (CRPG-CNRS, Nancy), T. Fouchet (LESIA, Meudon)


2) AO 2020A pour les télesopes nationaux
L’appel d’offre pour les observations sur les télescopes de 2-m, OHP-193 et TBL, pour le semestre 2020A  est en ligne sur le site web de l’INSU : http://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/actualite/appel-doffres-demandes-pour-les-telescopes-nationaux-premier-semestre-2020-20a/.

Date limite de réponse : 25 octobre 2019, midi (heure de Paris)

3) Colloque G2 2019 "Géodésie & Géophysique" ---    20-22 Novembre 2019   ---   Le Mans

Chères et chers collègues,

La page d'annonce du colloque G2 2019 qui aura lieu au Mans du 20 au 22 novembre 2019 est accessible depuis le site du laboratoire Géomatique et Foncier (EA 4630 Cnam) de l’École Supérieure des Géomètres et Topographes à partir du lien suivant : Colloque G2 2019 Le Mans

Vous y trouverez l'intitulé des sessions scientifiques au programme de cette édition. Vous pourrez également vous inscrire et proposer vos contributions.

Si vous souhaitez d'autres renseignements, n'hésitez pas à contacter l'équipe d'organisation par courriel à l'adresse suivante : Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

En espérant vous voir nombreux-ses à cette édition 2019 du colloque G2,

Bien amicalement,

Jérôme pour l'équipe d'organisation


4)  Ground and space observatories: a joint venture to planetary sciences  --- March 2-6, 2020   --- Santiago, Chile

https://conference.almaobservatory.org/planets2020/

This is a follow-up to the successful workshop organized in March 2015. The goal will be to investigate further the potential synergies between ground and space-based observatories in the exploration of the Solar System, and to continue fostering collaborations among planetary scientists through the sharing of scientific and technical knowledge.

Topics for scientific discussion will be open to all bodies of the Solar system (planets, moons, asteroids, TNOs and comets), and will cover the body itself as well as its atmosphere, and any rings. We also look forward to discussing results on exoplanets, as comparative planetology investigations relating to the properties of our Solar System. We intend to organize the sessions in a way that emphasizes the parallels between the results from ground and space-based observatories. There will also be the opportunity to display posters with dedicated sessions for everyone to read and discuss them.

On the last day, we will run a proposal preparation workshop for ALMA and JWST. Both observatories will have a proposal deadline soon after March 2020, such that the timing will be perfect to work on coordinated investigations.

Invited speakers will be announced on our website in the next few weeks as soon as they have been confirmed.

The meeting will be held at the ALMA office in Santiago, which is located on the ESO campus in Vitacura. Participation will be limited to 100. The registration fee will be 250 EUR (150 EUR for students). We hope to be able to offer financial support for a number of students.

The deadline for abstract submission will be mid-November 2019.

Finally, there will be the opportunity for a limited number of participants to fly to the North of Chile and enjoy a guided tour of the ALMA observing site on March 7. More details will be given on the website in the next weeks.

We hope to see you next year in Santiago!

Best regards,
Eric Villard


5) Webinaire de l'ANR pour présenter les périmètres scientifiques des 4 Axes Scientifiques de l’AAPG 2020 --- 8 octobre, 14h-17h


Bonjour

l'ANR organise le 8 octobre (de 14h à 17h) un webinaire pour présenter les périmètres scientifiques des 4 Axes Scientifiques de l’AAPG 2020, y compris le nouveau Comité CE49 "Planétologie, structure et histoire de la Terre » (qui était un de nos deux sous-Comités en CE31).
Adresse de l’événement pour les participants : https://anr.webex.com/anr/onstage/g.php?MTID=ed7bd3e1e59ad17967b66c8d1d5b54be6

Pour des questions, il y a aussi le formulaire en ligne https://enquetes.agencerecherche.fr/index.php/survey/index/sid/627515/lang/fr

 Amicalement

Alessandro

6) École d'été internationale "Spectroscopy and Atmosphere: Measurements and Modellings"  --- 24-29 Mai 2020 --- Fréjus
 
Cher/chère collègue,

Nous avons le plaisir de vos informer que la prochaine édition de l’École d'été internationale "Spectroscopy and Atmosphere: Measurements and Modellings" sera organisée du 24
Mai (à partir de 17h) au 29 Mai (14h) 2020, au Villa Clythia, Fréjus, France sous réserve de l'acceptation du CNRS.

https://specatmo.sciencesconf.org/

Cette école d'été internationale possédant un profil unique et clairement identifié, vous permettra d'avoir une formation interdisciplinaire sur la spectroscopie moléculaire et la physico-chimie de l’atmosphère.

Merci de noter d'ores déjà ces dates dans votre agenda, plus d'information sur le programme et l'inscription vous sera communiqué très prochainement.

Bien cordialement

Pour le comité d'organisation
--
Ha Tran
Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique


7) Mars workshop ---  3-8 May 2020 --- Les Houches

Dear colleagues

Please find here the second annoucement of the Mars workshop in Les Houches, to be organised on 3-8 May 2020.

The deadline for registration is 1st November 2019. As the number of participants is limited to 70, a selection may have to be made by the organising committee. The notification will be done by January 15, 2020.

More at: https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/planet-mars-5/home

Over the past fifteen years, our understanding of Mars state and evolution has made considerable progress, with the successful operation of many space missions, either in orbit or at the surface of Mars (Mars Express orbiter, the MER Spirit and Opportunity rovers, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Phoenix lander, the Curiosity rover, the MAVEN orbiter, the ExoMars/Trace Gas Orbiter and finally InSight). Thanks to these new available data, we are now in position to address the main questions regarding our sibling planet Mars. While Mars Express and MRO have allowed us to better understand the planet’s geology, mineralogy and subsurface composition on a large scale, the MER and Curiosity rovers have provided us with in situ analyses of rock samples and their environments. The atmospheric escape rate and mechanisms have been investigated by the Mars Express and MAVEN orbiters. TGO has already provided us with important results about the atmospheric composition and the seasonal variations of the Martian atmosphere. The MY34 Global Dust Storm (June – September 2018) was a great opportunity for monitoring the response of the atmosphere, both from ground and space, in the case of a high dust content. Over the past six months, several new results, in some cases contradictory, have been obtained, with Curiosity, PFS, TGO and ground-based observations, regarding the possible presence of methane on Mars. These apparent discrepancies have led to an intense modeling effort to try to reconcile all the observations, and this question remains an active field of research. The InSight mission was successfully launched by NASA in March 2018, and is now operating at the Martian surface since November 2018. The first seismic events have been detected recently, opening a new way to study Mars' interior and activity.

The workshop “Planet Mars V” will be the fifth edition of a series which has taken place in the Center of Physics in Les Houches since 2003. These workshops were organized to bring together senior scientists, young scientists, postdocs and students in order to optimize the analysis and interpretation of space data, and to prepare the community for the best exploitation of forthcoming missions. As in the case of the previous editions, the format of the workshop will encourage discussions. Leading scientists in the interpretation of data and in modelling processes will present their views on key topics, such as (1) internal structure and magnetism; (2) volcanism, geomorphology, geology, mineralogy and petrology; (3) atmospheric cycles, water history and atmospheric escape. Special attention will be given to the prospect of future planetary missions to Mars. A session of comparative planetology will also include discussions on Venus, Mars, the Earth and Titan. Posters from students and scientists are encouraged ; they will be displayed and discussed during a dedicated poster session and coffee breaks.

The deadline for registration is November 1, 2019. Students and postdocs are especially encouraged to register (check the link on the left navigation bar) and to submit a poster. As the number of participants is limited to 70, a selection may have to be made by the organising committee. The notification will be done by January 15, 2020.

Please note: Unfortunately, the EGU 2020 General Assembly exceptionally occurs in May, and takes place at the same time as the Les Houches Workshop. Due to the strong pressure on the calendar of the workshops in Les Houches, we have not been able to change the dates of our workshop.


List of confirmed speakers:

D. Baratoux (GET/IRD)
J. Carter (CNRS-IAS)
O. Korablev (IKI)
N. Mangold (CNRS-LPG Nantes)
F. Montmessin (CNRS-Latmos)
C. Sotin (JPL-Caltech)
A.-C. Vandaele (BIRA/IASB)
J. Vago (ESA)
B. Jakosky (LASP-Colorado)
D. Breuer (DLR)
V. Dehant (Royal Observatory of Belgium)
C. Quantin-Nataf (University Lyon)
F. Forget (LMD-Paris)
B. Banerdt (JPL)
F. Leblanc (CNRS/LATMOS)
E. Sefton-Nash (ESA)
P. Lognonné (IPGP)

Please distribute to your colleagues, in particular to young scientists.

We look forward to welcoming you to Les Houches.

Best Regards

Thérèse Encrenaz, Christophe Sotin,  Olivier Witasse


8) Post-doctoral position in Giant Planet Modelling at Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France

A 15-month post-doctoral position in planetary atmospheric science is opened at Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD), starting late 2019 / early 2020. An extent towards a total two-year duration is possible. The position is funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) grant EMERGIANT and opened at Sorbonne Université on the Pierre and Marie Curie campus in the heart of Paris.

The successful applicant will join a team dedicated to giant planet modelling comprising Dr Aymeric Spiga (Senior Lecturer at Sorbonne Université, PI), Dr Sandrine Guerlet (Research Scientist at CNRS, CoI), Dr Ehouarn Millour (Research engineer at CNRS, CoI), PhD student Alexandre Boissinot (2017-2020, Jupiter dynamics), PhD student Deborah Bardet (2018-2021, Saturn stratospheric dynamics).

The successful applicant will carry out research with the new Global Climate Model [GCM] developed for giant planets at LMD, based on a coupling between the new icosahedral-grid dynamical core DYNAMICO [Dubos+2015] with radiative transfer parameterizations for Saturn [Guerlet+2014] and Jupiter [Guerlet+submitted]. The model has been successfully applied on 1) Saturn with high-resolution simulations that allowed a preliminary analysis of Saturn's atmospheric dynamics in the troposphere [Spiga+2020] and the stratosphere [Bardet+EPSC19] and 2) Jupiter with high-resolution simulations applied to its troposphere [Boissinot+EPSC18], with the perspective of a parameterization for convection currently being developed [Boissinot+EPSC19].

The successful applicant will explore through simulations with our GCM for gas giants a variety of open problems related to 1) polar dynamics 2) impact of convection, including giant convective outbursts, on the zonal jets and equatorial oscillations 3) growth and stability of large-scale vortices. Results from simulations will be compared to observations by the Cassini and Juno missions.

A PhD in astrophysics, planetary science, or geophysical fluid dynamics is required by the time of starting the position. The following skills will be considered in the evaluation process: working knowledge in planetary science (especially giant planets' environments), expertise in atmospheric dynamical modelling (including model development), experience of exploring datasets acquired by space missions (especially gas giants), ability to work in a team and to stimulate research as a community process

The successful applicant will benefit from a dynamic and stimulating research environment, with the possibility to interact with scientists in the LMD team involved with atmospheric modeling and observations of terrestrial and planetary atmospheres, as well as French collaborators from LESIA / Observatoire de Meudon and LAB / Université de Bordeaux.

Funding has been secured for travel to attend international conferences (at least 2 per year). Benefits include complete health insurance coverage and social security, as required by French law.

Applicants should submit in a single PDF document a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a short review of previous works, and statement of research interest and contribution to the project. Applicants should arrange for two reference letters to be sent independently -- or include two contacts that can be contacted for reference.

Applications and information requests should be sent via email to Dr Aymeric SPIGA (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.). The closing date is October 31th, 2019. Late applications might be considered, until the position is filled.


Dr. Aymeric SPIGA


9) Master Planétologie / Appel à sujets de stage de niveau M2

Cher(e)s collègues,

Nous sollicitons les chercheurs des équipes de planétologie pour proposer des sujets de stage de M2 à nos étudiants du Master Planétologie et Exploration Spatiale - Ile de France et vous remercions par avance de diffuser cette annonce dans votre entourage. Nos étudiants ont un parcours initial en physique, chimie et/ou géosciences.

Les stages dureront 4 mois minimum, de début mars à fin juin.

La date limite de dépôt des sujet est fixée au vendredi 18 octobre.

Bien cordialement,

Frédéric Schmidt pour le Master Planétologie Ile de France.
http://planeto.geol.u-psud.fr/master

Merci d’envoyer une fiche comportant les informations suivantes à Frédéric Schmidt (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.)

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10) Offre Post-doctorat (H/F) en physique moléculaire: analyse et prédiction d'absorptions infrarouges
 
Informations générales
Lieu de travail : Paris 75005 or Palaiseau 92128
Type of Contrat : CDD scientifique
Durée du contrat : 24 mois
Date d'embauche prévue : 1 février 2020
Quotité de travail : Temps complet
Rémunération : Selon expérience et grille CNRS
Niveau d'études souhaité : Doctorat
Expérience souhaitée : Indifférent
 
Missions
La personne retenue travaillera dans le cadre du projet COMPLEAT financé par l'ANR.
 
Activities
Analyses de spectres d'absorption/transmission infrarouges mesurés à l'aide de spectromètres de différents laboratoires (e.g. FTS, CRDS). Développement de plusieurs outils théoriques de prédiction pour les continua de CH4-CO2, H2O-CO2 and H2-CO2, incluant les ailes des bandes  (dipolaires) et les bandes d'absorption induite par collision. Test de ces outils par comparaisons avec les mesures puis, après optimisation des paramètres des modèles, calculs systématiques de spectres d'absorption (tables) pour les domaines de longueur d'onde et de température pertinents pour les applications en planétologie visées..
 
Compétences
- Doctorat/postdoc en physique moléculaire/spectroscopie moléculaire incluant des aspects théoriques
- Grande motivation pour la recherche scientifique
- Une bonne connaissance du FORTRAN serait utile
 
Contexte de travail
L'objectif du projet COMPLEAT est de décrire, par l'expérience et la théorie, les continua d'absorption de mélanges gazeux H2O-CO2, CH4-CO2 et H2-CO2 dans l'infrarouge moyen et lointain en vue de simulations numériques des climats de planètes ayant des atmosphères riches en CO2. Des mesures de grande qualité seront effectuées à différentes températures avec des spectromètres FTS, CRDS and OF-CAES des courtes aux grandes longueurs d'onde. Les données expérimentales seront combinées avec des prédictions théoriques pour engendrer des tables de spectres qui seront utilisées par un modèle global de climats planétaires avec trois objectifs: (i) Modéliser le climat ancien de Mars pour comprendre dans quelles conditions les énigmatiques réseaux de vallées et de lacs les ont pu se former. (ii) Simuler l'évolution de planètes à océans de magma, étape essentielle pour comprendre pourquoi la Terre et Vénus ont évolué si différemment. (iii) Engendre des observations virtuelles pour des planètes de taille proche de celle de la Terre à différent stades de leur évolution en support aux observatoires astronomiques futurs.
 
Contacts : Jean-Michel Hartmann : Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
                  Ha Tran: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

 

1) Ecole thématique du PNP --- First solids and planetesimals: formation conditions and evolution --- Ecole de Physique des Houches --- 23-28 février 2020

Le PNP est heureux d'annoncer l'organisation de sa première école thématique. Le PNP reprend la série d'Ecoles organisées par l'OCA sur la formation des systèmes planétaires pour en élargir le spectre des thématiques, des exoplanètes à l'exploration planétaire. Les écoles thématiques développeront la philosophie du PNP et favoriseront les interactions et les collaborations entre les disciplines et communautés.

Pour la première école, nous effectuons une transition douce avec une co-organisation OCA-CRPG-PNP et un thème sur les conditions de formation et d’agglomérations des premiers solides du Système Solaire. Les prochaines écoles envisagées porteront sur la caractérisation des exoplanètes, puis sur l'exploration in situ de la surface martienne. Les propositions de sujets et les bonnes volontés pour participer à l'organisation sont évidemment les bienvenues. J'en profite pour remercier l'OCA et le CRPG (Morby, Yves Marrocchi, Guy Libourel, Aurélien Crida, etc... ) pour l'organisation des précédentes écoles et pour la transmission du flambeau au PNP.

L'école est ouverte aux doctorants, post-doctorants et chercheurs. Le nombre d’inscriptions est limité à 52. Les frais d’inscriptions sont de 450 euros (séjour + repas). Le déplacement jusqu’aux Houches est à la charge des participants.


ABSTRACT  - The school will take place in a dynamic scientific context with new emerging models of the formation conditions of the first solids of the Solar System based on meteorite studies. In addition, important theoretical developments have been established on the conditions of dust coagulation and gas-dust instabilities in accretion disks. Finally, the observation with the ALMA interferometer (Chile) revealed complex structures with the systematic presence of rings and gaps in all extended protoplanetary disks. These new models and observations offer a unique opportunity to advance our understanding of the formation and evolution of the first objects in planetary systems, which are characterized by extremely complex phenomena at different scales. The school will thus address multiple complementary aspects of the formation of the Solar System through lectures that will be given by specialists.

This is an interdisciplinary school, at the frontier between planetary science, chemistry of interstellar medium and cosmochemistry.

The school is open to Ph.D. students and researchers who wish to broaden their knowledge. The lectures will be accessible to non specialists, but a background in planetary sciences, geo/cosmochemistry or astrophysics is required. All lectures will be in English.

REGISTRATION  - The cost for a full-board stay (food and accommodation) at the Ecole for 5 days (from Sunday evening to Friday afternoon) is 450 € per person. There is no other registration fee. Special diet can be accommodated (please specify in your indication of interest).

The number of participants is limited to 70 (including the lecturers). Declaration of interest should be sent as soon as possible and before December, 1st 2019 to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. or using the contact form. Depending on the number of applications, a selection could be done by the organizers. Final decision will be announced before the end of December 2019. Registration will be opened in January.

Five grants will be attributed to PhD students or Post-doctoral fellows for supporting their stay in Les Houches (Grant = 450 €).  To apply for the grant, please send a short CV and a cover letter to the following email address: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.


https://solarsystem2020.wordpress.com/


Organizers: Y. Marrocchi (CRPG-CNRS, Nancy), A. Morbidelli (OCA, Nice), L. Piani (CRPG-CNRS, Nancy), T. Fouchet (LESIA, Meudon)


2) 7th Mars atmosphere modelling and observations conference   ---    8-11 Juin 2020   ---   Paris

 

The 7th "Mars atmosphere modelling and observations" conference will take place on June 8 - 11, 2020 in Paris, France
(in Sorbonne University Auditorium, Place Jussieu)

http://www-mars.lmd.jussieu.fr/paris2020/

Following the successful previous editions, the 7th Mars Atmosphere Modelling and Observations conference 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).


3) Demi-journée "Exoplanètes" à l'IPSL le jeudi 28 Novembre de 14h00 à 18h00

Bonjour,

Le thème "Systèmes Solaires" de l'IPSL vous invite à la demi-journée "Exoplanètes" qui se déroulera à l'amphi G. Charpak sur le campus de Jussieu le jeudi 28 Novembre 2019 de 14h00 à 17h00.

Vous trouverez en pièce jointe une affiche que vous pouvez diffuser.

Programme préliminaire :

- Jean-Philippe Beaulieu (IAP) : La mission ARIEL
- Martin Turbet (Obs. de Genève et LMD) : Le modèle générique de climat du LMD et étude de l'habitabilité des exoplanètes.
- Olivia Venot (LISA) : Composition chimique des exoplanètes
- Yves Bénilan (LISA) : De la Spectroscopie VUV à la photochimie dans les atmosphères d'exoplanètes
- Emmanuel Marcq (LATMOS) : Les atmosphères des planètes océan de magma
- Jérémy Bourgalais (LATMOS) : Simulation expérimentale de la photochimie dans les thermosphères d'exoplanètes.
- Frédéric Schmidt (GEOPAS) : De la topographie des planètes à celle des exoplanètes

En espérant vous voir nombreuses et nombreux, n'hésitez pas à faire suivre cette annonce autour de vous.

Nicolas Fray.

4) Rencontre scientifique et assemblée générale annuelle de la Société Française d'Exobiologie --- 28 Novembre 2019 --- Paris

Une rencontre scientifique sur le thème " Qu’est-ce que l’exobiologie et quelles sont ses limites ?" se tiendra au CNES (Paris) le Jeudi 28 Novembre après midi. Cette rencontre est ouverte à tous.
Le matin se tiendra l'assemblée générale de la SFE (ouverte aux membres de la société).

Programme et inscription (obligatoire et gratuite)  :  http://www.exobiologie.fr/blog/2019/07/16/assemblee-generale-2019-de-la-societe-francaise-dexobiologie/

 

5) New developments in High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy and outreach to modern applications --- 31 Mai -  5 Juin --- Les Houches
 
Merci de prendre note du workshop international pour jeunes chercheurs que j'organise avec Vincent, Amanda, et Isabelle:

 

"New developments in High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy and outreach to modern applications“

IL aura lieu à l'école de physique des Houches (Haute Savoie), du 31 Mai au 5 Juin.

Pour plus d'infos: le site web et désormais disponible sous https://spectro-houches.sciencesconf.org/

très cordialement,

Martin


6) Postdoc Positions in Planetary Science at UC Berkeley


The Center for Integrative Planetary Science (CIPS) at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for a number of Postdoctoral Research positions in any area of planetary science, starting in the fall of 2020. The positions are for two years, full time, with renewal for a third year contingent on performance and funding. Applications will be accepted through November 10, 2019. If the positions have not yet been filled applications after that date will be considered.

Additional information on the CIPS can be found at: http://cips.berkeley.edu

To apply for these positions or for more information go to https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02125

Minimum Qualification at the time of application: PhD or equivalent international degree (enrolled or completed).

Contact information for questions Emily Martinez, Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.u The University of California, Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.

 

 

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