1) EGU 2020 --- Vienna  --- 3-8 May

Session PS4.2 : Mars Science and Exploration

We would like you to invite to submit an abstract to the session PS4.2 "Mars Science and Exploration" of the EGU2020 to be held in Vienna on 3–8 May 2020.

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

With three rover launches scheduled in 2020, another giant leap in Mars exploration is expected in the next decade. In this session, we welcome contributions about lessons learnedfrom past/current missions, terrestrial analog studies, as well as future exploration and prospects.

 If you consider submitting an abstract in this session, you can use the following link: https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/session/36513
     
 Hope to see you in Vienna!

 Best regards,

 The conveners
 Jessica Flahaut, Benjamin Bultel, Xiao Long, Arianna Piccialli  

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PS1.4-ST4: Planetary Space Weather
Convener: Valeria Mangano
Co-conveners: Philippe Garnier, Markus Fränz, Zhonghua Yao
Deadline for abstract submission is 15 Jan 2020, 13:00 CET.

As conveners we would like to invite researchers in the planetary space weather community and in the planetary environments to submit abstracts.

In the present session, we welcome abstracts from all planets’ upstream solar wind activities and their relation to planetary space weather, including especially magnetized bodies (like Mercury, the Earth, Saturn and Jupiter) as well as comparisons with unmagnetized bodies (Mars and Venus), with a special focus of this session on the planet Mercury whose environment in a few years will be the main goal of the dual ESA/JAXA mission BepiColombo.

In this frame, we welcome studies on:
-       magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling dynamics (and auroras where present);
-       the solar wind interaction with planets and moons;
-       inter-comparisons of planetary environments;
-       observations of space weather effects from space probes and Earth-based instrumentation;
-       theoretical modeling and simulations, especially in view of measurement analysis and interpretation;
-       potential impacts of space weathering on technological space systems.

For detailed information, see:
https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/session/37324

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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!

Best regards,

The conveners
Arnaud Beth, Francisco González-Galindo, Arianna Piccialli


2) Second International Conference on Spectroscopy and Applications --- April 17-19, 2020 --- Sousse, Tunisia

Topics
1.    Infrared and Raman spectroscopy
2.    VUV and UV- Visible spectroscopy
3.    Luminescence spectroscopy
4.    X ray spectroscopy
5.    Nuclear spectroscopy
6.    NMR, EPR, and Mossbauer spectroscopy
7.    Terahertz spectroscopy
8.    Impedance spectroscopy
9.    Molecular dynamics
10. Theoretical methods and simulations on spectroscopy
11. Applied spectroscopy: material science, astrophysics, environment, biology, imaging,…
Paper publication
Selected lectures and poster communications will be published in a special volume of an internationally renowned journal.

 Registration Fees
Details will be given in: www.edition2-icsa2020.org

Wish to participate
Researchers wishing to participate in this conference are invited to respond as soon as possible to this message stating their research laboratory and if possible the title of their lectures or posters.
 Deadlines
·   Deadline for abstract submission: 10/01/2020
·   Notification of participation: 10/02/2020
·   Deadline for registration: 28/03/2020
 
Contact
 Prof. Hassen AROUI
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·       Tel :+216 55 56 04 68 ; Fax : +216 71 391 166,
·       Website : www.edition2-icsa2020.org - www.stp.org.tn


3) OHP - 2020 Colloquium : Planets of red dwarf stars   --- 27 Sept. - 2 Oct. 2020  --- Observatoire de Haute-Provence (France)

Conference website : https://ohp2020.sciencesconf.org/
Planets orbiting low-mass M-dwarf stars have been among the prime targets of exoplanet research for many years. The well-known reasons include an increased transit depth, radial velocity signal, and contrast with respect to planets orbiting hotter stars. With the upcoming telescopes and observatories such as JWST and the E-ELT, the characterisation of the atmospheres of rocky planets around low-mass stars is going to become feasible, and will open new avenues of research.

The Colloquium "OHP-2020: planets of red dwarf stars" will review the last years of observational and theoretical advances in the research of planets around low-mass stars, including their detection and the characterisation of their interior structure and atmospheres. We hope to identify ways to advance the key questions and solve the most pressing issues regarding the study of these systems, exploring the synergies between current and new facilities, and theoretical advances.

The colloquium will focus on:
detection of exoplanets around low-mass stars by radial-velocity, transit, and imaging surveys
characterisation of M-dwarf planets (e.g. atmospheres, interiors, obliquity, host multiplicity, etc.
interior and atmospheric modelling (including habitability around red dwarfs)
stellar variability for the lowest-mass stars (granulation, rotation, activity cycles, etc.
theories of formation and evolution
future instrumentation and observatories
The Observatoire de Haute Provence is located in Southern France, near the village of Saint Michel l’Observatoire. It is place of discovery of 51 Peg b --an achievement that earned Mayor & Queloz the Nobel prize in Physics in 2019-- and of the co-discovery of Gl876 b, the first planet detected around an M-dwarf star. The 193-cm telescope is now equipped with the SOPHIE spectrograph, which produces a steady contribution to exoplanet studies. Up to 80 participants are expected. Accommodation will be provided inside and close to the Observatory for the duration of the Colloquium. Students and post-docs are particularly encouraged to register and contribute their work. Limited financial support to cover travel and lodging expenses will be available for students/young researchers that submit abstract.


4) Exoplanets in Our Backyard; 5-7 février 2020 à Houston.
We are happy to announce the Exoplanets in Our Backyard:  Solar System and Exoplanet Synergies on Planetary Formation, Evolution, and Habitability workshop scheduled for February 5–7, 2020 at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, 3600 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, Texas. The Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG) meeting is scheduled at the LPI two days prior to the Exoplanets workshop. More information regarding the OPAG meeting, as it becomes available, will be posted to the OPAG website.

Purpose and Scope

Exoplanets in Our Backyard is a workshop hosted by the Venus Exploration Analysis Group (VEXAG), the Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG), and the Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group (ExoPAG) to examine and discuss exoplanet-solar system synergies on planetary properties, formation, evolution, and habitability. Topics to be covered include comparative planetology on worlds near and far; solar system studies as a baseline to inform studies of extrasolar planetary properties and evolution; and lessons learned on planetary statistics, demographics, and system architectures from extrasolar planetary systems. This workshop aims to foster and build new collaborations among scientists in the solar system and exoplanet communities and to help guide the direction of future exploration and observations of worlds in the solar system and beyond.  
Registration: January 6th, 2020
https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/exoplanets2020/

5) Towards Other Earths III: from Solar System to Exoplanets; 01-05 Juin 2020, Lamego, Portugal.


http://www.iastro.pt/research/conferences/toe3/

Atmosphere, Interior, formation and evolution of planets and planetary systems. The Solar System Planets and Exoplanets communities aim at answering similar questions, but seldom interact due to the different datasets they have access to.
Nevertheless, exchanges between these two communities are bringing essential contributions to Planetary Science: migration theories and impact of dynamical interactions on planet formation are just a few examples.

Our main goal is to foster future collaborations between these two communities by confer about a non-exhaustive list of science questions:
What do we learn from terrestrial planets in the Solar System about the diversity of Super-Earths internal structure and atmospheres?
What are the insights and context that Super-Earths population provide regarding the formation and history of the rocky planets in the Solar System?
What do we learn from Uranus and Neptune about the formation, structure and composition of ice-giants planets?
What do we know about ice-giant exoplanet atmospheres and can it help us understand the composition of the deep atmosphere of Uranus and Neptune?
What can the analysis of evaporating hot Jupiter tell us about the deep atmosphere composition of Jupiter and Saturn?
What do we learn from Cassini and Juno about the composition and formation of exoplanetary gas giant?
What can we learn from the distribution of known exoplanets about the population of undetected Solar System analogs?
Can the architecture of exoplanetary systems teach us more about the history of the Solar System?
How the future missions and instruments (PLATO, ARIEL, JUICE, ExoMars, …) will change our understanding of planetary sciences?
We aim to discuss how the detailed and in situ datasets from Solar System planets can inform the often under constrained exoplanetary models. We will try to uncover how the diversity and large sample offered by exoplanets can put in context and inform our understanding of Solar System planets, focusing on each of these categories:
Super-Earths, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Earth
Ice giants, Uranus and Neptune
Gas giants, Jupiter and Saturn
Planetary System architecture

6) ENVISION CONFERENCE --- 12-14 FEB 2020 --- PARIS, FRANCE

You are warmly invited to join the first international conference to discuss the scientific investigations of the EnVision mission at CNES headquarters in central Paris, France from 12-14 February 2020. The conference will welcome all presentations related to the EnVision mission’s payload and its science investigations. Full details can be found on our website: http://bit.ly/venus2020

EnVision is a proposed orbiter mission aiming at determining the level and nature of the geological activity and the sequence of events that generated the surface features of Venus, assessing whether Venus once had oceans (and was thus perhaps hospitable for life) and understanding the geodynamics framework that controls the release of internal heat over Venus’ history. EnVision will use a number of different techniques to search for active geological processes, measure changes in surface temperature associated with active volcanism, characterise regional and local geological features, determine crustal support mechanisms and constrain mantle and core properties. The mission is currently in its concept study phase for a selection expected in 2021.

The deadline for abstract submission is Saturday 14 December 12:00 noon CET (UTC+1). For abstract format and thematic areas, please see the guidance on the conference page. There will be six plenary sessions: EnVision Mission Overview; Surface; Interior Structure; Activity Detection; Atmosphere; Evolution. Abstracts for contributed oral presentations are encouraged. Template form for abstract submission is available on our website, to be completed and emailed to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. before the deadline.

We encourage early career scientists, as well as qualified scientists from groups underrepresented in gender, ethnicity, and disability to submit.

The Scientific Organising Committee is looking forward to welcoming you in Paris!

The EnVision Conference SOC


7) Rappel: Atelier ExoSystèmes I  --- 28-30 janvier --- Paris

L'atelier se tiendra du 28 au 30 janvier 2020 au Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur de la Recherche à Paris.

Le site Web de l’atelier est  : https://exosystemes1.sciencesconf.org

Les inscriptions sont ouvertes dès aujourd’hui, et les abstracts pour presentations et/ou posters sont acceptés jusqu’au 1 décembre 2019. Un support financier est offert sur demande pour les doctorants de province.

Transmis par Rafael Garcia et Antoine Strugarek, pour le SOC d’Exosystèmes I


8)  Oxford University: Positions in Planetary Geology APNTF in Earth Sciences

A search in Earth Sciences to fill three APNTFs is now open: Geology of Planetary Processes, Climate and Earth Surface Processes and Geobiology. All with potential overlap with exoplanet interests.
 
https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=142831
 
https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=144124
 
https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=144125
 
The application closing dates for these are 12:00 midday on 20 December, 9 January, and 6 January for Geobiology, Climate and Earth Surface Processes and Planetary Geology respectively. Lectures in Earth Sciences by the shortlisted candidates will be on 11 Feb, 27 Feb and 24 Feb – all welcome.
 
Please pass on these links as appropriate.

Best wishes,
 
********************
Chris Ballentine
Dept. Earth Sciences
The University of Oxford
South Parks Road
Oxford
OX1 3AN

9) IRAM Postdoctoral Research Position in Millimeter Astronomy

Posting date: Oct 07, 2019
https://www.iram-institute.org/EN/job-offer.php?id=59

IRAM is seeking a qualified candidate for a position in the NOEMA Science Operations Group (SOG). The candidate is expected to invest 50% of the time on z-GAL, an international project aimed at investigating the nature and physical properties of the brightest submillimeter galaxies in the Herschel surveys (H-ATLAS and HerMES). As a member of the z-GAL consortium, the candidate will be fully involved in the scientific exploitation, analysis and modeling of the data collected with the NOEMA interferometer, and collaborate on follow-up research activities conducted in the frame of the z-GAL project.

The candidate will also spend 50% of the time in a range of activities of the SOG to support the integration and science verification of NOEMA subsystems, provide assistance to the scientific operation of NOEMA as an astronomer on duty, support the broader user community in the preparation of proposals and observations, and provide technical expertise to visiting astronomers in the analysis and interpretation of data obtained with the NOEMA interferometer. Depending on experience and skills, the successful candidate may also take part in software developments aimed at extending NOEMA's capabilities.

We are seeking qualified candidates with a PhD, preferably with a demonstrated observational experience and a strong interest in (sub)millimeter wave interferometry. Good English communication skills and a strong sense of team spirit are essential attributes. Aptitude and interest in developing software applications and working experience in an international research environment are assets. Applicants must possess a driver's license.

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae, bibliography, a brief statement of research interests, an outline of future plans, and arrange for three letters of reference. Applications received before Dec 06, 2019 will be given full consideration, but will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The appointment is for two years with the possibility of extension, and could start as early as possible. Applications and reference letters are to be submitted by email to the IRAM personnel department. Questions should be directed to the head of the astronomy and science support group (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) and to the scientific coordinator of the z-GAL project (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.).

2019-10-00 | Ref: VN2019-07
Job offer

Institut de Radio Astronomie Millimétrique
300 rue de la Piscine, F – 38406 St-Martin d’Hères
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1) EGU 2020 --- Vienna  --- 3-8 May

Session PS4.2 : Mars Science and Exploration

We would like you to invite to submit an abstract to the session PS4.2 "Mars Science and Exploration" of the EGU2020 to be held in Vienna on 3–8 May 2020.

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

With three rover launches scheduled in 2020, another giant leap in Mars exploration is expected in the next decade. In this session, we welcome contributions about lessons learnedfrom past/current missions, terrestrial analog studies, as well as future exploration and prospects.

 If you consider submitting an abstract in this session, you can use the following link: https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/session/36513
     
 Hope to see you in Vienna!

 Best regards,

 The conveners
 Jessica Flahaut, Benjamin Bultel, Xiao Long, Arianna Piccialli  


2) Rencontres Exobiologiques pour Doctorants --- 8-14 mars 2020 --- Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (33)

La session 2020 des Rencontres Exobiologiques pour Doctorants (RED’20/Astrobiology Introductory Course) se déroulera du 8 au 14 mars 2020 à la Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (33).

Ces rencontres s’adressent :
A tout étudiant préparant une thèse en Sciences de la Terre et de l’Univers, Sciences Chimiques, Sciences de la Vie, Bio-informatique ou Histoire/philosophie des Sciences en France ou dans tout autre pays.
L'école est aussi ouverte aux jeunes chercheurs et chercheurs s'intéressant à l'exobiologie.

Les cours auront lieu en anglais.

Les inscriptions sont ouvertes jusqu'au 31 Janvier 2020.

Découvrez le programme et les intervenants de cette session sur le site de l'école :

http://www.exobiologie.fr/red/index.php/fr/

Muriel Gargaud & Hervé Cottin


3) Spatially Resolved Spectroscopy with the ELTs  --- 21 au 24 Septembre 2020  --- Oxford, UK

Bonjour,

Dans la continuité de l'atelier SF2A de cette année, "Demain l'ELT", et des comités de suivi des instruments ELTs, je vous transmets une annonce pour une conférence/worshop intitulée "Spatially Resolved Spectroscopy with the ELTs", qui aura lieu l'année prochaine, du 21 au 24 Septembre 2020, à Oxford.

Cet événement sera principalement orienté autour d'HARMONI, mais des contributions plus larges sont aussi attendues.

Une pré-inscription est possible au lien suivant: https://forms.gle/rdha7VDjtRdUYMUN8
N'hésitez pas à transmettre l'information !

Merci,

Benoit Neichel


4) Ice Giants System 2020, 3rd announcement ---  January 20th - 22nd --- London

Dear Colleagues,

 The Ice Giant Systems 2020 workshop will be held in London between January 20th-22nd 2020, consisting of two days of plenary review talks at the Royal Society, and a day of parallel splinter meetings at Burlington House.  Numbers are limited, and the deadline for registration and abstract submission is December 10th (23:00UTC).  Full details can be found on our website:  https://ice-giants.github.io/

 Plenaries:  The plenary sessions on Monday and Tuesday are free to attend (with a small optional charge for meals), but registration is mandatory.  Monday will cover the Ice Giant planets (interiors, atmospheres, magnetospheres) and their systems (satellites and rings); Tuesday will cover interdisciplinary connections, a celebration of Voyager’s discoveries, future mission opportunities and hardware developments, and ample time for discussion.  See the website for a full list of our invited speakers.

 Splinters:  There will be three broad themes for the splinters, depending on demand:  Ice Giant Atmospheres, Origins and Interiors; Ice Giant Magnetospheres and Auroras; Ice Giant Rings and Satellites.  A small fee will be levied to cover venue hire (Linnean Society, Royal Astronomical Society, and Royal Geological Society) and catering for the splinter sessions on Wednesday, which can be paid via this link.  Abstracts for contributed oral presentations are encouraged, and template form for abstract submission is available here, to be completed and emailed to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser..

 FAQs:

    Instructions on finding the venue, and reasonably-priced nearby hotels, are available on our website.
    The plenaries will start at 09:00 and finish at 17:00 on Monday and Tuesday.  The splinter meetings will begin at 10:00 and finish by 16:30 on the Wednesday.
    Unfortunately the workshop cannot be livestreamed.
    Posters are welcome for display on the Monday evening – please use the same form to submit an abstract before December 10th.
    Accepted posters and oral contributions will be notified shortly after December 10th.
    Plenaries and splinter workshops will be summarised in a special issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A.

 Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries, please do pass on this message to interested colleagues, and we look forward to welcoming you to London in January.

Best Wishes,

 The Ice Giant Systems 2020 SOC

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Ice Giant Systems 2020
Royal Society, London
January 20-22, 2020
Social Media:  @IcyGiants
Website: http://ice-giants.github.io  
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5) JWST France Workshop: preparing for GO Cycle 1 call for proposals  --- Feb 24-25 2020 --- Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris


The call for proposals for the GO Cycle 1 of the James Webb Space Telescope will open next January, with an expected deadline in May 2020. To prepare the community for the proposal submission process, we are organizing a workshop on Feb 24-25 2020 to be held at the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris:

https://jwstfrance.sciencesconf.org/

The program will include overview presentations of the JWST status and the scientific landscape that will be covered by JWST observations. Most of the time will be dedicated to hands-on sessions where participants will familiarize themselves with the proposal tools (ETC, APT) through a series of guided demonstrations and exercises.

The workshop will be limited to 45 participants. We strongly encourage participants to register as soon as possible, and before January 15th 2020, on the workshop webpage . There is no registration fees. Limited financial support might be available for a few participants (subject to confirmation in December).


6) Journée du Labex Exploration Spatiale des Environnements Planétaires  --- 29 novembre --- Paris, CNES


Ce message pour vous informer que le site web de la journée ESEP du 29/11 (salle de l'Espace au CNES) est ouvert
http://esep.pro/-8eme-Journee-ESEP-la-journee-des-.html

Merci de diffuser l'information et d'inciter vos collègues à vous inscrire (je devrai pour des raisons de logistique fournir une liste de participants au CNES) - une affiche est téléchargeable sur le site

A bientôt

Pierre Drossart

7) Rappel: Atelier ExoSystèmes I  --- 28-30 janvier --- Paris

L'atelier se tiendra du 28 au 30 janvier 2020 au Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur de la Recherche à Paris.

Le site Web de l’atelier est  : https://exosystemes1.sciencesconf.org

Les inscriptions sont ouvertes dès aujourd’hui, et les abstracts pour presentations et/ou posters sont acceptés jusqu’au 1 décembre 2019. Un support financier est offert sur demande pour les doctorants de province.

Transmis par Rafael Garcia et Antoine Strugarek, pour le SOC d’Exosystèmes I

8) Cours de l'Ecole doctorale du MNHN : METEORITES ET FORMATION PLANETAIRE
Semaine du 20 janvier 2020

Cours de M Gounelle, B Zanda, E Jacquet, F Pignatale, C Burkhardt, M Roskosz, L Bonal, A Morbidelli, J Gattacceca, N Carrasco, C Engrand, L Piani

Programme complet sur www.matthieugounelle.eu/actualites/

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9) Postes d'astronomes résidents français au Télescope Canada-France-Hawaï

Chères toutes et chers tous,

Deux postes d'astronomes résidents français seront vacants au Télescope Canada-France-Hawaï (TCFH) à partir du 1er septembre 2020. Les postes sont ouverts pour une durée de trois ans, renouvelable. La date butoir de l’appel à candidatures est fixée au 15 janvier 2019.

L’appel à candidatures est accessible à l’adresse :
http://www.insu.cnrs.fr/fr/appel-candidature-astronomes-residents-francais-au-tcfh

Bien à vous,
---------
Daniel Devost
Director of Science Operations/Directeur des opérations scientifiques
Télescope Canada-France-Hawaï Telescope
http://cfht.hawaii.edu
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10 ) Vacancy Full Professor (New Chair) Spaceborne Instrumentation at TU Delft

Please see the following advertisement:
https://www.academictransfer.com/nl/287614/full-professor-spaceborne-instrumentation/

Regards

Olivier

 

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
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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

 

 

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