1) ouverture d'une thèse et de deux postdocs de 3 ans en relation avec ExoMars TGO au Centre de recherches spatiales polonais, deadline pour les candidatures 10 décembre 2017, postes à pourvoir le 1er Mars 2018

tous les details sont ici :

Daniel Mège

2) Scientific workshop on the Transneptunian Solar System, 26-29 March 2018, Coimbra/Portugal

We invite you to register for the meeting and to propose contributed papers for the workshop sessions on

- Physical properties of TNOs: Interior, surface, atmosphere
- The large TNOs: Pluto and others
- Satellites - Binaries and multiple systems
- Formation and evolution processes: Origin, planetesimals, multiples, dynamical & collisional evolution, physical processing
- Relationships with other populations: Centaurs, planetary Trojans, comets, Inner Oort Cloud
- Planet IX and related TNOs – Dynamical effects, indicators, properties
- Extra-solar KBO populations: Structure, properties
- Prospects for KBO research

until 20 January 2018. The number of workshop participants is limited to 100 persons. First come first served!

Details on the workshop framework (SOC, LOC, invited speakers, deadlines, venue & travel & hotel information) as well as access for registration, hotel booking and abstract submission can be found at


Looking forward to see you in Coimbra

Hermann Boehnhardt and Nuno Peixinho

3) Circumplanetary Disks and Satellite Formation, March 26-30, 2018, Nagoya

We are pleased to announce the meeting "Circumplanetary Disks and Satellite Formation” To be held in Nagoya March 26-30, 2018. https://cpdsf2018.wixsite.com/home

The aim of the meeting is to have active discussion on origin of satellites among theorists and observers. In this meeting, we will cover the formation environments and processes of moons, gas and particle dynamics around terrestrial and giant planets, observation of circumplanetary disks and exomoons including candidates, and constraints that we can obtain from the observations including space probes to Solar System bodies.
The deadline of the registration is January 15, but we will close the registration as soon as the number of the participants reaches 55.

Confirmed Invited Speakers (alphabetical):
Sebastien Charnoz (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris)
Aurélien Crida (Observatoire de Côte d'Azur)
Oliver Gressel (Niels Bohr Institute)
Andrea Isella (Rice University)
David Kipping (Columbia University)
Hiroyuki Kurokawa (Earth-Life Science Institute)
Satoshi Okuzumi (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Judit Szulágyi (ETH Zürich)
Takayuki Tanigawa (National Institute of Technology, Ichinoseki College)
Tomohiro Usui (Earth-Life Science Institute)

Scientific Organizing Committee  (alphabetical):
Yuri Fujii
Hidenori Genda
Tristan Guillot
Shigeru Ida
Shu-ichiro Inutsuka
Jun Kimura
Neal Turner

Local Organizing Committee  (alphabetical):
Yuri Fujii
Ryuki Hyodo
Shu-ichiro Inutsuka
Kenji Kurosaki

We are looking forward to meet you in Nagoya.

Best wishes,
Yuri Fujii (on behalf of the SOC and LOC)

4) The 2nd Rencontres du Vietnam on Exoplanetary Science, February 25 - March 2, 2018, Quy Nhon (Vietnam)


Exoplanetology has experienced extraordinary developments, and is now a mature and particularly dynamic research field of astrophysics. The various detection techniques such as radial velocities, transit, microlensing, direct imaging, timing or astrometry, provided thousands of planet detections. The characterization of these systems has also improved, and now reaches the details of the orbital parameters or the physics and chemistry of planetary atmospheres.
The 2nd Rencontres du Vietnam on Exoplanetary Science will offer over five days a fruitful meeting of observers involved in various ground- and space-based programs with modelers and theoreticians. The conference will raise news observations and new models to improve our comprehension and knowledges of exoplanets, their formation, their evolution. It will expand exchanges, interactions, and collaborations between scientists from different parts of the world.
The conference will consist of plenary sessions for oral presentations, including review talks and contributions on more specialized topics, as well as posters. The conference will be preceded by a two-day international school (Feb. 24-25) for students involved in those topics, with instructors and teachers chosen among the conference participants.

Important dates:
- December 1st, 2017: deadline for abstract submissions and financial support applications
- February 1st, 2018: deadline for registrations

Confirmed invited reviews:
- Eiji Akiyama (National Astronomical Observatory, Japan): Observations of protoplanetary discs: pathway to planet formation.
- Shigeru Ida (Earth-Life Science Institute, Japan): Dependence of predicted exoplanet distributions on theoretical models.
- Anne-Marie Lagrange (IPAG, France): Results from directly imaged planets.
- Nuno Santos (Universidade do Porto, Portugal): Stellar physics for planets detection and characterization.
- Rodrigo F. Díaz (IAFE, Argentina): Statistical methods and tools for analysis of exoplanet datasets.
- Claire Moutou (Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, USA): High precision radial velocities in optical and infrared.
- Andrew Howard (Caltech, USA): Statistics on planetary populations: observational properties and biases.
- Leslie Rogers (University of Chicago, USA): Internal structures from terrestrial to giant planets: observations and models.
- Amaury Triaud (U. Birmingham, UK): TRAPPIST-1 and other planetary systems around low-mass stars.
- Jeremy Leconte (LAB, France): Habitable planets: properties, environment, and detections.
- Jack Lissauer (NASA Ames Research Center, USA): Multi-planetary systems: Observations and models of dynamical interactions.
- David Ehrenreich (Geneva University, Switzerland): Observations and theories for atmospheres of transiting planets.
- René Doyon (University of Montreal, Canada): Future instruments for exoplanets detections and studies.

5) Programme core2disk, IAS (Orsay), 14 mai - 22 juin 2018

L'université Paris-Saclay organise un programme de 6 semaines autour de la problématique des disques d'accrétion : "From Prestellar cores to solar nebulae" du 14 mai au 22 juin.


Les personnes intéressées pour participer doivent envoyer un mail à : Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Deadline le 31 Décembre 2017 (nombre de places limitées)

6) Utilisation du service web TAPAS de correction atmosphérique des spectres astronomiques.
Depuis 2014 le site TAPAS (Bertaux et al., A and A, 564, A46, 2014) permet de calculer la transmission atmosphérique depuis tous les observatoires, pour toute heure et date, en utilisant le profil réel méteo de température –pression et la base de données HITRAN. Ceci permet de corriger les spectres acquis de la transmission atmosphérique, gaz par gaz si nécessaire.

L’adresse web de TAPAS vient de changer, pour des raisons de restructuration du site de Jussieu.

TAPAS est maintenant  accessible à l’adresse suivante :


A ce stade il n’est pas possible de faire un lien automatique de l’ancienne adresse vers la nouvelle. Nous demandons de nous excuser pour ce dérangement.

L’équipe TAPAS.

7) Ecole de Printemps « Fluid Mechanics of Planets and Stars », du 16 au 20 avril 2018 à Udine

The registration fee is 600.00 Euro + VAT*, where applicable (bank
charges are not included). The registration fee includes a complimentary
bag, four fixed menu buffet lunches (on Friday upon request),
hot beverages, downloadable lecture notes and wi-fi internet access.
Applicants must apply at least one month before the beginning of
the course.
Application forms should be sent on-line through the
following web site: http://www.cism.it. A message of confirmation
will be sent to accepted participants. Applicants requiring assistance
with the registration should contact the secretariat at the following
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Applicants may cancel their course registration and receive a full
refund by notifying CISM Secretariat in writing (by email to cism@
cism.it) no later than two weeks prior to the start of the course.
Cancellation requests received during the two weeks prior to the start
of the course will be charged a 50.00 Euro handling fee. Incorrect
payments are also subject to a 50.00 Euro handling fee.
Partial or full waiver of registration fee might be offered to any
requiring applicant thanks to the financial support of the ERC
through the research project FLUDYCO (grant agreement No.
Additionally, CISM can offer board and/or lodging in a reasonably
priced hotel or student dormitory to a limited number of participants
from universities and research centres who are not supported by
their own institutions (preference will then be given to applicants
from countries that sponsor CISM).
All requests should be sent to CISM Secretariat by February 16, 2018
along with the applicant's curriculum and a letter of recommendation
by the head of the department or a supervisor, confirming the support
provided by the Institute and the support requested to the School.
Information about travel and accommodation is available on the web
site www.cism.it, or can be mailed upon request.
* Italian VAT is 22%.

For further information please contact:
Palazzo del Torso
Piazza Garibaldi 18
33100 Udine (Italy)
tel. +39 0432 248511 (6 lines)
fax +39 0432 248550
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8) Planetary science workshop - June 23 - July 1, 2018 Petnica, Serbia
We would like to bring to your attention an international planetary sciences workshop that will be held in June next year, organized by us (Katarina Miljkovic (Curtin University); Matija Cuk (SETI), and Ana Cernok (Open University). Location of this school is quite unique – Petnica Science Centre, Serbia. The workshop is aimed for students (PhD students, but advanced undergrad, Master’s students are welcome) and young researchers of various backgrounds and different levels of experience in the fields of planetary science and space exploration. The workshop is leaning towards being more in the form of a block course, but student poster presentations will also be organized. The workshop will be held in English.

Please check out the link petnica.rs/planetary2017 for more info. If you are a student interested in attending, or have students who you think may be interested, please get in touch or/and pass this info along.

There is a number of scholarship supports offered by EUROPLANET (www.europlanet-2020-ri.eu), and lots of good spirit by international guest lecturers and local hosts.

9) RED’18/Astrobiology Introductory Course:  4 - 10 mars 2018 à la Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (33)


La session 2018 des Rencontres Exobiologiques pour Doctorants (RED’18/Astrobiology Introductory Course) se déroulera du 4 au 10 mars 2018 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.
– Aux étudiants désirant acquérir une formation interdisciplinaire en exobiologie afin de compléter leur formation initiale et de pouvoir aborder les questions touchant aux origines de la vie sur Terre, à son évolution et à sa distribution dans l’Univers.
- L'école est aussi ouverte aux jeunes chercheurs et chercheurs s'intéressant à l'exobiologie.

Le programme de RED’18/Astrobiology Introductory Course est complémentaire de celui de RED’17, il n’est cependant pas nécessaire d’y avoir assisté pour participer à cette nouvelle école.
Les cours auront lieu en anglais.
Les inscriptions sont ouvertes jusqu'au 15 Janvier 2018.

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


N'hésitez pas à faire suivre cette annonce autour de vous.

Muriel Gargaud & Hervé Cottin

10) conference "The Cosmic Cycle of Dust and Gas in the Galaxy: from Old to Young Stars » Quy Nhon (Vietnam), July 9th to 13th, 2018


Organized in the framework of "Rencontres du Vietnam", a conference on the evolution of gas and dust from evolved to young stars will bring astronomers working on the circumstellar environment of evolved stars and star (and planet) forming regions together with planetologists working on the origin of the solar system. In July 2016, in the same cycle of conferences, “Blowing In the Wind” had addressed issues related to the relevant dynamics. In July 2017, another conference of the same cycle, “Star Formation in Different Environments” focused on how stars form. The July 2018 conference will be dedicated to the physico-chemistry and evolution of gas and dust. It will review state-of-the-art knowledge of the molecular and dust components of envelopes and shells surrounding Supernovae, AGB stars and planetary nebulae as well as diffuse, cold and giant molecular clouds. Special sessions will be dedicated to the origin and evolution of matter in the solar system: meteorites, Rosetta, etc. Recent observations, in particular using ALMA, are the source of major progress in the study of the cosmic cycle of the Galaxy, making such a conference very timely.

An updated list of confirmed invited speakers can be found at: https://cosmiccycle2018.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/6

Researchers are invited to submit contributed talks and posters.

Key dates
Call for contributed talks: November 20th 2017
End of early-bird registration May 8th 2018
Oral contribution submission deadline: May 8th
Poster contribution submission deadline: June 1st
Regular registration deadline: June 15th
Conference starts: July 9th

11) Postdoctoral Position in Icy-Ocean World Seismology in the Department of Geology at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Dr. Nick Schmerr is seeking a well-qualified recent Ph. D. graduate in planetary geophysics for a 2-year postdoctoral position at the University of Maryland for seismological studies of Icy-Ocean Worlds. Anticipated start date is for early 2018 (negotiable), but you must have a Ph.D. at the start of the appointment. This postdoctoral scholar will use forward models of seismic wave propagation to constrain the science and instrument requirements needed for a seismometer to detect waves interacting with the interior of Europa and other Icy Worlds. These constraints will be a key component for designing an experimental concept for a seismometer instrument placed on the surface of Europa (or elsewhere, like the Moon!) by a future lander. Expertise in running super-computing and numerical modeling is desired.
To apply, please send as a single pdf, 1) your CV, 2) a statement of your research interests and qualifications, 3) and a list of your publications, to the address below with the subject "UMD Icy Worlds Postdoc" by November 30, 2017. Please arrange for three letters of recommendation from referees of your choice. If you need more information, please contact Prof. Nicholas Schmerr at Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser..
The University of Maryland, College Park is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

12) Post-Doctoral Position in Astrophysics and/or Cosmology at ISSI

The International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland, invites applications for a "Post-Doctoral Position in Astrophysics and/or Cosmology" for a two-year period, ideally starting in May 2018 (or by agreement). The successful candidate should have received a Ph.D. within the last five years in the field of Astrophysics and/or Cosmology, his/her work should be related to Space Sciences.
The successful candidate is expected to pursue his/her own independent research program, he/she
will participate in ISSI’s research and meetings program, and will work in close contact with the
scientific staff of the Institute. He/she may also participate as a member in projects conducted by
international teams at ISSI, or even lead one. Thus he/she will be exposed to, and interact with, a
numerous and varied community of scientists from throughout the world. ISSI furthermore
encourages cooperation with Swiss universities.
Salary and conditions of employment will be similar to those provided by the Swiss National
Science Foundation. Nationals from ESA Member States shall have priority.
Further information may be obtained from the ISSI home page (http://www.issibern.ch) and from
Prof. Joachim Wambsganss, email: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. and from Prof. Rudolf von Steiger,
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The application (to be submitted as a single pdf-file) should comprise a letter of motivation, a
brief outline of foreseen research, a cv, a list of publications and the names and contact addresses
of three potential references (letters of reference will be requested by ISSI for candidates on the
short list). The application shall be addressed to ISSI, attn. Ms. Silvia Wenger, Hallerstrasse 6,
CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland; email: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
All applications must be received by ISSI no later than January 15, 2018.

13) ISSI Call for Proposals 2018 for the Johannes Geiss Fellowship - visiting positions

ISSI is releasing its fourth call for proposals for the Johannes Geiss Fellowship (JGF). The JGF has been established to attract to ISSI - for limited duration visits - international scientists of stature, who can make demonstrable contributions to the ISSI mission and increase ISSI’s stature by their presence and by doing so will honour Johannes Geiss for his founding of ISSI and his contributions to ISSI, and for his many contributions to a broad range of space science disciplines.
Applicants should send the following documents in one pdf-file to the Executive Director
of ISSI at the email address given below:
• A brief CV, including a list of the 10 most relevant publications.
• A brief outline of foreseen research at ISSI and possible collaborations
with Swiss and/or other institutions.
• Schedule of the project.
• A declaration of availability for outreach activities.
• Facilities required, e.g., computer equipment, etc.
• Financial support requested from ISSI.
• Address, telephone, e-mail of the candidate.
Deadline for submission to ISSI is February 28, 2018. The final selection will be
communicated no later than May 18, 2018. Earliest start of activities is July 2018.
For further information and questions contact:
Prof. Rafael Rodrigo or Prof. Rudolf von Steiger
ISSI Executive Director Director of ISSI
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14) séminaire  "météorologie de l'espace",  13 décembre à 13.30 à l'I.A.S.

Chers collègues,
Dans le cadre des activités du Centre d'Alembert, nous organisons cette année une série de séminaires sur le thème : "Prévisions, précautions, préventions, catastrophes"


Le prochain a lieu le mercredi 13 décembre à 13.30 à l'I.A.S. Il est centré sur la météorologie de l'espace avec 2 orateurs: Patrick Michel (OCA) sur les géocroiseurs et Thierry Dudok  de Wit sur les relations Soleil-Terre.
Vous êtes les bienvenu(e)s.
jean-claude vial

15) EGU 2018 Call for Abstracts: PS1.11 Atmospheres of Terrestrial Planets

Dear colleagues,

Please consider submitting an abstract to the session PS1.11 on
Atmospheres of Terrestrial Planets of the EGU General Assembly to be held
8-13 April 2018, in Vienna, Austria:


The abstract submission deadline is 10 Jan 2018, 13:00 CET Please
note that this year late abstracts can only be accepted after approval by
the Programme Committee; it also will entail a late abstract fee.

This session focuses on the atmospheres of Venus, Mars and Titan, from
the boundary layer to their exospheres. Given the recent missions to
these bodies, the research on planetary atmospheres and their evolution
is blooming with new results. We welcome you to share your work with the
community as contributions discussing any aspect of the neutral
atmospheres of terrestrial planets. Contributions dealing with the
atmospheres of terrestrial-like extrasolar planets are also welcomed.

Please feel free to circulate this email.

Hope to see you in Vienna!

On behalf of the conveners
Francisco González-Galindo and Arnaud Beth

16) InSight/SEIS Participating Scientist : AO de sélection PS France

Cet Appel à Propositions vise à sélectionner au maximum cinq scientifiques « Participating Scientists » (PS) qui participeront à l’analyse des données de la mission InSight (INnterior exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) et plus particulièrement aux données de l’expérience SEIS (Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure).

Sélectionnée par la NASA dans le cadre du programme Discovery, la mission InSight sera lancée durant les premières semaines de mai 2018 et se posera sur Mars le 26 novembre 2018. L’objectif scientifique de cette mission est l’étude de la structure interne et de l’évolution thermique de la planète, et la mission déploiera pour cela le premier observatoire géophysique martien, constitué :

•        d’un sismomètre triaxial très large bande et d’un sismomètre triaxial courte période (expérience SEIS sous responsabilité scientifique de l’IPGP et maitrise d’œuvre du CNES)

•        d’une suite de capteurs environnementaux (APSS - Auxiliary Payload Sensor Suite), constitués d’un capteur de pression/infrasons, d’un magnétomètre triaxial  et de capteurs de vent ;

•        d’un capteur de flux de chaleur (HP3 - Heat Flow and Physical Properties Probe) ;

•        d’un système de positionnement géodésique (RISE - Rotation and Interior Structure Experiment) ;

•        d’un bras robotique et de caméras, conçus pour déployer les instruments SEIS et HP3, mais permettant éventuellement, après déploiement, de réaliser des expériences visant à mieux connaître et contraindre les propriétés du sol martien et du site d’atterrissage.

Une description détaillée de la mission et des instruments est donnée dans le Proposal Information Package, disponible sur

L’objectif principal de cet appel à propositions est de renforcer l’équipe scientifique de l’expérience SEIS pour les domaines d’expertise sismologique large bande et courtes périodes et dans les domaines d’expertise :

•        associés à l’expérience APSS, dont la gestion des données sera assurée par le SISMOC (SEIS opération Center), basé au Centre spatial de Toulouse (CST).

•        nécessaires à l’interprétation des résultats de SEIS en terme d’évolution, de formation, de minéralogie ou de tectonique de Mars.

Les propositions orientées dans les domaines suivant seront donc analysées avec une attention particulière :

•        Analyses des données sismiques large bande (0,02 Hz-10 Hz) et courte période (0,1 Hz-50 Hz), y compris analyse et détection d’ondes de volumes et ondes de surface régionales/locales et localisation d’évènement (sismique ou impact) avec une seule station sismique ;

•        Modélisation et inversion sismiques large bande (0,02 Hz-10 Hz) dans des milieux 3D représentatifs du manteau, de la croûte et de l’atmosphère de Mars ;

•        Analyse et inversion de données météorologiques martiennes, y compris celles associées aux phénomènes rapides (0,01 Hz-10 Hz) dans la couche limite planétaire (composantes de pression et de vent d’APSS) ;

•        Analyse et inversion de données magnétométriques (composante IFG d’APSS), en particulier en complément des études de structure interne de Mars permises par les données SEIS ;

•        Minéralogie  et évolution du manteau et du noyau de Mars, y compris par des approches expérimentales Haute Pression en laboratoire ;

•        Structure et propriété de la sous-surface en relation directe avec l’expérience SEIS ;

•        Sismo-tectonique martienne et/ou géologie martienne en relation avec l’activité sismique contemporaine.

Les PS sélectionnés seront intégrés à l’Equipe Scientifique de la mission InSight, avec les mêmes droits et obligations que les autres co-investigateurs, et bénéficieront ainsi d’un accès privilégié aux données avant leur diffusion publique. Les droits d’utilisation des données sont détaillés dans les « Rules of the Road » d’InSight (voir ci-dessous).

Les financements qui seront demandés au CNES dans le cadre de cet appel à propositions ne couvriront que les financements des missions, études et équipements spécifiques nécessaires au projet, sans dépasser 50 k€ pour la totalité de la période de 3 ans de mi-2018 à mi-2021. L’implication des organismes porteurs seront des éléments importants dans l’analyse des projets, en particulier sous la forme  d’éventuelles thèses ou post-doc financés par ces derniers ou leurs Ecoles doctorales associées.

Les porteurs et collaborateurs clés associés aux projets devront être soit permanents soit financés par leur organisme sur la période mi-2018 à mi-2021. Le taux d’implication des chercheurs proposant et associés aux propositions devra être quantifié et confirmé par les directeurs d’organisme (en signant le formulaire financier Excel) et sera un élément important dans l‘évaluation des projets.

L’analyse et la sélection des propositions sera faite par le Groupe Thématique Système Solaire du CNES et associera l’Investigateur Principal de la mission InSight et l’Investigateur Principal de l’expérience SEIS.

En raison de cet appel à propositions particulier pour la communauté française, la NASA n’analysera pas les propositions françaises en réponse l’AO (Announcement of Opportunity) NASA NNH17ZDA001N-INSTPSP et ces dernières devront donc être soumises exclusivement dans le cadre de cet appel à propositions CNES.  

Les propositions devront être rédigées exclusivement en anglais.

Les propositions devront respecter les directives données dans les pièces jointes suivantes :

•        Document « Table of Content for the Proposal » (format Word)

•        Annexe financière type de réponse à l’appel à propositions (format Excel)

Documents de référence (téléchargeables au format pdf sur:

https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary!init.do?solId=%7b5E7C7C5C-4CA5-F1E6-A32B-BE7ABE54A32C%7d&path=open :

•        « InSight Proposal Information Package » « C.25 InSight PSP »

•        « InSight Rules of the Road »

Les propositions devront :

- être fournies au plus tard le 15 février 2018 24:00, délais de rigueur.

- être envoyées par mail à l’adresse suivante :Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

-  mentionner dans l’objet du mail : « InSight/SEIS Participating Scientist  »

-  respecter les directives de format définies dans ce document,

Les Lettres d’intention (obligatoires) devront :

            - être fournies au plus tard  le :  11 janvier 2018

            - être envoyées par mail à :       Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.


Calendrier de l’appel

- diffusion                                                                                30 novembre 2017

- Lettre d’intention (obligatoire)                                                 11 janvier 2018

- Soumission des propositions                                                  15 février 2018

- Sélection des proposants                                                       mai 2018

- Annonce NASA-CNES de la sélection                                     juillet 2018

17) 51st ESLAB Symposium: “Extreme Habitable Worlds”  ESTEC 04-08 December 2017

The 51st ESLAB Symposium: “Extreme Habitable Worlds”, will take place 04-08
December 2017 at the European Space Agencies’ European Space Research and
Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

You can find the final programme:

It is still possible to register online or onsite at ESTEC.

We are pleased to announce that more than 15 Young Researcher Awards (YRA),
first authors of ESLAB51 contributions have been sponsored by the ESLAB 51
Symposium, COSPAR & ILEWG.
We look forward to meeting you at ESLAB 51 !

Bernard Foing , Elliot Sefton-Nash, Stephanie Di Blasio, Mylene Riemens (on
behalf of ESLAB51 Scientific & Local Organising Committees)

18) Faculty Position - Analytical cosmochemistry, University of Arizona

The Department of Planetary Sciences/Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) at the University of Arizona (UA) seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Analytical Cosmochemistry. This position is focused on applicants interested in developing a research program in spatially resolved isotopic analysis and overseeing a NanoSIMS laboratory. The incoming faculty member will be expected to lead proposal efforts to acquire a state-of-the-art NanoSIMS instrument, building on substantial University support in terms of existing laboratory space and matching funds. The NanoSIMS instrument will be housed in the Kuiper Imaging and Characterization Facility (http://imagingcores.arizona.edu/kuiper). The incoming faculty member is expected to work within this collaborative environment by consulting with other faculty, laboratory managers, technical coordinators, students, and other facility users.

Once the laboratory is established, the faculty member is expected to establish sample-preparation procedures; develop and implement analytical protocols; evaluate laboratory capabilities; consult with instrument users; and report results at scientific conferences and peer-reviewed literature. The candidate will ensure laboratory performance by establishing quality standards; develop operations, quality, and troubleshooting procedures; ensure staff compliance; and certify instrument performance. The candidate is expected to maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops/conferences; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; and participating in professional societies. As part of the educational mission of UA, the faculty member is expected to prepare students, postdocs, and staff scientists by teaching analytical theory and methodology. The candidate is expected to incorporate analytical results into broader models of solar system formation and evolution.

Present departmental faculty and research staff are engaged in many aspects of planetary science, including planetary surfaces, interiors, atmospheres, ionospheres, magnetospheres, the Sun and heliosphere, exoplanetary systems, comparative planetary studies, origins of planetary systems, and orbital dynamics. They employ tools such as theoretical studies and data analysis, laboratory and field investigations, telescopic observations, remote sensing, and spacecraft development, operations, and instrumentation. The departmental faculty, research staff, and graduate student body are drawn from the diverse backgrounds of planetary science, astronomy, physics, chemistry, geology, and engineering. More information about this position is available at https://lpl.arizona.edu/faculty-jobs. Additional information concerning the Department/Laboratory is available at https://lpl.arizona.edu. Planetary Science supports Inclusive Excellence, the University diversity strategic initiative designed to engage every member of the university community in diversity and inclusiveness. Candidates are encouraged to support the department’s diversity and inclusiveness efforts and to be especially supportive of underrepresented communities including women and minorities.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a distinguished research program, including extramural funding, and to supervise graduate students. The faculty member will also teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. The faculty member will also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. In these and other ways, the faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. We encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also encourage alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

The initial appointment may be at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor, depending on qualifications. To be considered for an appointment above the rank of Assistant Professor, candidates must have an internationally recognized record of distinguished scientific achievement, leadership, and teaching ability in Cosmochemistry. To be considered for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, candidates must demonstrate clear promise of such achievement.

Review of applications will begin on January 2, and will continue until the position is filled. The starting date for the appointment is anticipated to be August 2018. Applicants must complete the online application and upload required documents (including a cover letter, reference details, a CV with publication list, statement of research interests, and statement of teaching philosophy) at uacareers.com (search for Posting #F21197). Applicants must provide names and contact information for three letter writers as part of submitted online application; letters should be received (uploaded by writer) before initial review of applications. For further information, contact:

Professor Timothy D. Swindle, Head and Director
Department of Planetary Sciences / Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
University of Arizona / 1629 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0092
(520) 621-4128
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19)  international workshop : METEORITES – Understanding the origin of planetodiversity. June 6-8 2018, MNHN, Paris

An international workshop on meteorites @ MNHN
METEORITES – Understanding the origin of planetodiversity
June 6-8 2018, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris
The aim of the workshop is to bring together meteorites experts as well as astronomers working on star and planetary formation to unravel physical processes and timescales of planetary formation and evolution within our Solar System and beyond.
The workshop will be the conclusion of the 2017-2018 Meteorite temporary exhibit at the MNHN, which  features more than 300 specimens of meteorites.

20) European Lunar Symposium, Toulouse, May 13-16, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the abstract submission is now open for the 6th European Lunar Symposium (ELS), which will be held in Toulouse, France May 13-16, 2018.

The meeting website can be found at: https://els2018.arc.nasa.gov/

Once on the meeting website, please click on the Abstract Submission tab (https://els2018.arc.nasa.gov/abstract-submission.html) and follow the instructions to submit your abstract.

Below are the deadlines and milestones for ELS 2018.

Abstract Submission Opens
5 December 2017

Abstract Submission Deadline
20 January 2018

Registration Opens
30 January 2018

Registration Deadline
30 March 2018

Best Wishes,

Patrick Pinet and Mahesh Anand

(On behalf of the ELS Organizers)