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  


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:

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

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

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.
·   Deadline for abstract submission: 10/01/2020
·   Notification of participation: 10/02/2020
·   Deadline for registration: 28/03/2020
 Prof. Hassen AROUI
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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

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


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


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.
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

9) IRAM Postdoctoral Research Position in Millimeter Astronomy

Posting date: Oct 07, 2019

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
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