1) "PLANET FORMATION AND EVOLUTION 2017", Jena, Germany, 25 - 27 September 2017

RATIONALE

The German community of researchers working in the fields of planet
formation, exoplanets and planetary systems, protoplanetary and
debris disks, astrobiology, and planetary research in general
organizes the workshops "Planet Formation and Evolution" since 2001.
The meetings in the series are typically held every 1,5 years at
different German universities that host research groups actively
working on these topics.  This workshop is the 11th in the series.
PFE meetings are usually attended by scientists from all parts of
Germany with a broad international participation.  Following the
spirit of the previous very stimulating meetings, the goal of this
workshop is to provide a common platform for scientists working in
the fields listed above.  Most importantly, this workshop is aimed at
stimulating and intensifying the dialogue between researchers using
various approaches - observations, theory, and laboratory studies.
In particular, students and postdocs are encouraged to present their
results and to use the opportunity to learn more about the main
questions and most recent results in adjacent fields.

TOPICS

Dust, Pebbles, Planetesimals
Protoplanetary and Transitional Disks
Exoplanet Observations
Exoplanet Interiors, Atmospheres, and Habitability
Planetary System Dynamics
Debris Disks
Solar System

CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS

Anthony Boccaletti (Paris)
Carsten Guettler (Goettingen)
Grant Kennedy (Cambridge)
Zoe Leinhardt (Bristol)
Nadine Nettelmann (Rostock)
Ilaria Pascucci (Arizona)
Sean Raymond (Bordeaux)
Ignas Snellen (Leiden)

SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Juergen Blum (Braunschweig)
Stefan Dreizler (Goettingen)
Cornelis Dullemond (Heidelberg)
Barbara Ercolano (Muenchen)
Artie Hatzes (Tautenburg)
Hubert Klahr (Heidelberg)
Willy Kley (Tuebingen)
Alexander Krivov (Jena, chair)
Ralph Neuhaeuser (Jena)
Susanne Pfalzner (Bonn)
Heike Rauer (Berlin)
Mario Trieloff (Heidelberg)
Sebastian Wolf (Kiel)
Gerhard Wurm (Duisburg)

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Mark Booth
Alexander Krivov
Torsten Loehne
Markus Mugrauer
Harald Mutschke
Annett Weise

VENUE

Friedrich-Schiller University Jena
Faculty of Physics and Astronomy
Lecture Hall 1
Max-Wien-Platz 1
07743 Jena
Germany

REGISTRATION AND ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Registration and abstract submission through the workshop website are
now open.  Make sure to register early, as the number of participants
is limited to 150.

IMPORTANT DATES

Registration deadline:        June 1, 2017
Abstract submission deadline: June 1, 2017
Talk/poster selection:        August, 2017
Hotel booking:                see website
Final announcement:           early September, 2017
Workshop:                   September 25-27, 2017

TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION

See website for detailed travel information and hotel booking
instructions.

FEES AND TRAVEL SUPPORT

The workshops in the series are traditionally neutral in terms of
funding.  This implies that no registration fee is charged and that
no financial support is offered to the participants.  In exceptional
cases, the organisers will try to arrange some support from the funds
provided to us by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the
meeting organization.

WEBSITE

http://www.astro.uni-jena.de/~pfe2017

CONTACT

If you have any questions or requests, please contact us at
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2) CNES - Appel à candidatures allocations de recherche (thèses et post-doctorats)

Chaque année, le CNES accorde une centaine d’allocations de recherche (thèses et post-doctorats) à des étudiants français et étrangers, dans les domaines des sciences pour l’ingénieur (systèmes orbitaux, systèmes de transport spatial), des sciences utilisatrices des moyens spatiaux (sciences de l’Univers, sciences de la Terre, sciences en micropesanteur). Il contribue ainsi, de façon très significative, à l’effort de formation par la recherche, des ingénieurs et des chercheurs qui inventeront les techniques spatiales du futur.
 
Je vous informe que l'appel à candidatures CNES pour les thèses et post-doctorats est actuellement disponible sur notre site internet.
 
Vous y trouverez la liste des sujets de thèses susceptibles d’être cofinancés, les conditions et modalités de candidature ainsi que les coordonnées de vos interlocuteurs CNES. La date de limite de réception des candidatures est fixée au 31 mars 2017.

3) Astrosim: Ecole numérique pour l'astrophysique, du 26 juin au 7 juillet 2017, ENS Lyon

L'objectif de l'école est la présentation de plusieurs codes communautaires qui jouent un rôle important en astrophysique aussi bien pour ce qui est des aspects théoriques, à savoir les méthodes mises en oeuvre, que d'un point de vue pratique. A cette fin, des sessions pratiques seront organisées, en plus des cours théoriques et des séminaires.

Six sessions seront organisées :
codes Lagrangien de type SPH (smoothed particle hydrodynamics) illustré par le code ndspmhd ; Orateur : Guillaume Laibe (ENS Lyon)
codes à maillage adaptatif illustrés par le code RAMSES ; Orateurs : Benoît Commerçon (ENS Lyon) et Patrick Hennebelle (CEA)
codes basés sur des harmoniques sphériques illustrés par le code MAGIC ; Orateur : Thomas Gastine (IPGP)
codes "particle in cell" illustrés par le code ZELTRON ; Orateur : Benoît Cerutti (IPAG)
codes de transfert et codes PDR illustrés par RADMC-3D et Meudon-PDR ; Orateurs : Kees Dullemond (ITA, Heidelberg) et Benjamin Godard (LERMA)
architectures système et parallélisme (CPU, GPU) ; Orateur : Emmanuel Quemener (Centre Blaise Pascal)

Les inscriptions sont ouvertes sur le site https:/astrosim.sciencesconf.org (date limite le 26 avril). Le nombre de place est limité à 35.

L'école couvrira la grande majorité des frais de participation (hébergement et repas) pour l'ensemble des participants (frais couverts intégralement pour les personnels CNRS).  
A ce jour, l’école a reçu les soutiens de l'INSU-CNRS (école thématique CNRS), du Labex LIO, des programmes nationaux PNPS, PNHE, et PCMI, de l'Observatoire de Lyon et de l'Université de Lyon 1.

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4) "Seventh Meeting on Celestial Mechanics - CELMEC VII" ; San Martino al Cimino (Viterbo, Italy) 3-9 September 2017.
Updated information and the list of invited speakers at the
meeting site
  http://adams.dm.unipi.it/~simca/celmecVII/index.html

The meeting will cover the following subjects:

- PERTURBATION THEORIES
 (dynamical systems, their stability and evolution);

- SOLAR, EXTRA-SOLAR AND STELLAR SYSTEMS
 (dynamics of solar system bodies, dynamics of exoplanets and stellar interactions);

- FLIGHT DYNAMICS
 (motion of spacecraft for near-Earth and interplanetary missions).

Contributed poster presentations are welcome.

A limited number of short oral presentations will be also accepted.

The registration procedure will also ask for the type, the title and
the abstract of the eventual contributions. This information will be
automatically sent to the organizing/scientific committee.


PRIZES  

During CELMEC VII two kinds of prizes will be awarded:

1.- UNDER 35 ARTICLE PRIZE
a prize will be awarded to the best work published in the last two
years within the field of Celestial Mechanics. Eligible articles must
have a young first author, i.e. under 35 years old. More details will
be communicated by the next emails and/or at the meeting web site.

2.- CELMEC POSTER PRIZE
a prize will be awarded to the best poster (including e-posters) presented
at CELMEC VII.


REGISTRATION

The registration form can be filled starting from the meeting web site
  http://adams.dm.unipi.it/~simca/celmecVII/index.html

Partecipants are kindly requested to register WITHIN 10 MARCH 2017.

Registrations will be accepted until all places are filled.

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Double rooms cost 88.00 Euros per person and single rooms cost 102.00 Euros per person; they include breakfast, lunch and dinner. The prices are valid also for accompanying persons.

No registration fee is requested.


5) School: "Satellite Dynamics and Space Missions: Theory and Applications of Celestial Mechanics", San Martino al Cimino, 28/8 -2/9, 2017

Updated information and the list of invited speakers at the
meeting site

   http://adams.dm.unipi.it/~simca/sdsm2017/

The school will cover the following subjects:

- the theory and methods of Celestial Mechanics that underpin
  satellite dynamics and space mission design;

- the dynamics of space mission design;

- space exploration applications involving Astrodynamics.


REGISTRATION

The registration form can be filled starting from the meeting web site
  http://axp.mat.uniroma2.it/~celmec/formsdsm2017.html

Participants are kindly requested to register WITHIN 10 MARCH 2017.

Registrations will be accepted until all places are filled.

Hotel reservations (except for the invited spekares) must be done
*directly* to the Balletti Park Hotel by writing at Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
with subject SDSM2017.  Double rooms cost 75.00 Euros per person and
single rooms cost 89.00 Euros per person; they include breakfast,
lunch and dinner. The prices are valid also for accompanying persons.

No registration fee is requested.

A limited number of fellowships giving partial support will be available.


6) 2017 Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshop - Pasadena, August 7-11, 2017

Registration and financial assistance application now available on-line!
Registration and the application for financial aid for the 2017 Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshop on 'Microlensing in the Era of WFIRST' hosted by the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI) are now available.  The preliminary agenda and information on the hands on sessions are also posted.

The workshop will take place on the Caltech campus August 7-11, 2017. The workshop is intended for graduate students and postdocs, however all interested parties are welcome to attend.

Please visit the workshop website for more information:  http://nexsci.caltech.edu/workshop/2017/

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7) PhD student position in Jena on debris disks

The Astrophysical Institute and University Observatory (AIU) of the Friedrich Schiller University,
Jena, Germany, is seeking candidates for a PhD student position to join the “Disks and Planets”
group at the AIU. The main research interest of the group is to study debris disks in extrasolar planetary
systems, including their relation to exoplanets and planet formation. The group collaborates
closely with other groups in Germany and is involved in a number of projects at the international
level. The PhD student is expected to work on one of the numerous aspects of debris disks. These
include dynamical, collisional, and thermal emission modeling of debris disks, as well as their observations
with various facilities and data analysis. The successful applicant will also have a light
load of teaching duties (2 hours per week, for instance by leading exercise classes).

The position is available for three years starting from April 1, 2017 or later. Prolongation for one
more year is possible. The salary is standard for PhD positions in Germany (1/2 TV-L E-13 of the
German federal public service scale) and includes a number of social and family-related benefits.
The applicants should have a strong educational record and hold a Master’s degree or equivalent
in physics or astronomy. Previous experience with astronomical research, preferrably with disk
and/or exoplanet studies, would be an advantage.

An application as a single file in PDF format should include a CV, a brief statement of research
interests, and two names of reference. All applications received by March 15, 2017 will be given
full consideration.

The Friedrich Schiller University is an equal opportunity employer. Women and disabled persons
are encouraged to apply.

Contact: Professor Alexander V. Krivov
Astrophysical Institute and University Observatory
Friedrich Schiller University
Schillerg¨asschen 2-3, 07745 Jena
Germany
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Website: http://www.astro.uni-jena.de


8) Microsymposium 58: Surface Exploration and Sample Return. Houston, March 18-19, 2017

Dear Colleague: You are cordially invited to attend Microsymposium 58, Surface Exploration and Sample Return: A New Era in Planetary Sciences (March 18-19, 2017)

Featuring updates on the Chinese Lunar and Planetary Exploration Program

Micro 58, Co-Sponsored by Brown University, Vernadsky Institute, the Institute for Space Research (IKI) and the Brown-MIT NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI-SEEED), will be held March 18-19, 2017 at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, Texas, just prior to the 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
The highly successful flyby of Pluto has completed the reconnaissance exploration phase of our Solar System during the last half-century.  The emplacement of sophisticated international orbital spacecraft around seven Solar System planetary bodies has provided a first-order characterization of their surfaces and atmospheres.  On the basis of these findings, we are now poised to define more clearly the major scientific goals for the next half-century, and to accomplish these goals utilizing robotic surface exploration and sample return, and human exploration of the Moon, Mars and other destinations.

But what are these goals? Where are the most appropriate destinations for surface exploration and sample return missions?  And how can different countries, agencies and commercial enterprises work together to optimize robotic exploration leading to human exploration?

Microsymposium 58 will address several of these questions as we chart exploration strategies for the coming decades.  What are the major outstanding scientific questions for the Moon, Mars, Venus, Phobos/Deimos and asteroids?  What are the optimum landing sites for robotic exploration, leading to sample return for these bodies?  Where can human exploration optimize the scientific return?

The workshop will be focused on 1) keynote presentations for identifying fundamental questions for each of these destinations, followed by 2) reports and discussion on current and future plans for landing and sample return sites on the Moon, Mars, Venus, Phobos/Deimos and asteroids.  Invitations are extended to, and participation is expected from, representatives from Russia, China, ESA, India, Japan, the United States, Korea, and other space-faring nations and commercial enterprises.  

The program will be a mix of invited and contributed papers and will convene on Saturday, March 18, 2017 (1 PM-6 PM) and Sunday, March 19, 2017 (8:30 AM-12 Noon).  The Microsymposium will emphasize an open discussion format and will be anchored by invited overviews, commentaries and posters. If you are interested in participating in Micro 58, please register http://www.planetary.brown.edu/html_pages/micro58_reg.htm online.  

Details and updates can be found at the Microsymposium 58 <http://www.planetary.brown.edu/html_pages/micro58.htm> site.

Those wishing to attend the conference can register at any time, including up to the time of the conference, but advance notice helps us to plan refreshments and seating. Please forward this announcement to interested colleagues and students.

Co-conveners: James Head, Carle Pieters, Maria Zuber, Lev Zelenyi, Alexander Basilevsky, Harald Hiesinger, Long Xiao.

Co-Sponsored by Brown University, Vernadsky Institute, Institute for Space Research (IKI), and the Brown-MIT NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI-SEEED).

9) Post doc position on "Gaia astrometry and physical properties of asteroids", IMCCE, Paris

We would like to announce the availability of a postdoc position at IMCCE/Paris Observatory " Gaia astrometry and physical properties of asteroids" related to the scientific exploitation and validation of Gaia data on asteroids. The fellowship — to be started before June 1st, 2017 — is intended for a period of 18months, with a possible extension subject to funding and performance.

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