1) Gaia DR2 Exploration Lab, ESAC from 25 to 29 June 2018

Dear colleagues,

We bring to your attention the forthcoming:

“Gaia DR2 Exploration Lab”

to be held at ESAC from 25 to 29 June 2018 .

Following the Gaia second data release on 25 April 2018 , an interactive gathering is planned to allow scientists to come together and explore the Gaia data. It will focus particularly on getting hands-on experience with the data, forming groups to explore scientific subjects together and brainstorming uses of the data which might lead to drafts of scientific papers.

Registration will be closed on April 13th .

Further details on the motivation for this Exploration Lab, as well as the registration guidelines can be found here:
https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/gaia-dr2-exploration/home

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We encourage the participation of young researchers and non-DPAC members.

Regards,

Uwe Lammers, Anthony Brown & Rocío Guerra
(On behalf of the SOC/LOC respectively)


2) SF2A: Bordeaux le 3-6 Juillet 2018 -  atelier LUVOIR et autres ateliers d’intérêt pour le PNP

Atelier LUVOIR:

Bonjour,

Dans le cadre de la SF2A 2018 à Bordeaux, un atelier (S04) sur le LUVOIR aura lieu le mardi 3 juillet après-midi. Vous êtes conviés à y assister et à soumettre un abstract si vous souhaitez faire une présentation avant le 3 juin sur le site http://2018.sf2a.eu .

LUVOIR (Large UV/Optical/IR surveyor) est un projet de mission flagship de la NASA qui sera équipé d'un miroir primaire de 15 mètres de diamètre et d'une suite de 4 instruments : le coronographe ECLIPS, l'imageur UV HDI, le spectrograph UV LUMOS et le spectropolarimètre haute-résolution UV POLLUX. Les 3 premiers instruments sont étudiés par les USA, tandis que POLLUX est issu d'un consortium européen mené par la France. Plus d'informations sur le LUVOIR à https://asd.gsfc.nasa.gov/luvoir

A bientôt à Bordeaux,
        Coralie Neiner, Jean-Claude Bouret et Arturo Lopez-Ariste

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Voici une liste d'autres ateliers d'intérêt pour notre communauté, avec titre assez explicite:

S02: Caractérisation des systèmes des planètes géantes
S06: Habitabilité et conditions d’apparition de la vie
S09: Défis ASHRA et actions en cours du VTL à l'ELT
S10: SKA et précurseurs
S13: Quatrième réunion des utilisateurs des télescopes français (TBL/OHP193)
S15: Collaborations Amateurs Professionnels
S17: Caractérisation étoiles-planètes : les promesses du futur.


3) Summer school/workshop "Microsatellites in planetary and atmospheric research", Tartu, Estonia, 6-11 August, 2018

The use of micro- and nanosatellites in space missions have been one of the hot topics in space research and space technology during the last years. As opposed to traditional spacecraft missions which can take decades to prepare and may cost up to billions of Euros, microsatellites (<100 kg) and nanosatellites (<10 kg) offer a quick, low-cost alternative for atmospheric and space research, which is ideal for early career people. However, in order to plan missions involving such small satellites successfully, intensive interaction and cooperation between scientists and space technologists are necessary, which is still lacking in some potential key applications. The early career scientist workshop/summer school "Microsatellites in planetary and atmospheric research" will take place from 6 to 11 August 2018 at the University of Tartu. It aims to:

Give participant an overview into the most pivotal research questions in planetary and atmospheric sciences
Highlight the possible potential of microsatellites in those areas
Explore novel applications of microsatellites in a multitude of different fields including astronomy, planetary and atmospheric sciences, geosciences and astrobiology
Foster the interaction between space researchers and technologists
Allow participants to start the design and planning of new space missions
Contribute to the training of a new generation of space researchers
Participants will also have the possibility to display their own research results in a poster session. Furthermore, a half-day excursion to interesting sites in the area (Ice Age Museum, Lake Peipus) and a walk in Tartu are included as a social programme. Accommodations and meal costs are very low.

The event is aimed for students and early career scientists and open to applicants at all ages from all nationalities. Detailed information about the summer school and the application procedure (deadline 31 May 2018) can be found at the website:

http://www.nordicastrobiology.net/Tartu2018


4) workshop "Highlights and prospects for numerical astrophysics in France”,  Lyon from Oct. 8 to Oct. 11, 2018.

We are happy to announce the opening of registrations to the workshop "Highlights and prospects for numerical astrophysics in France”, which will be held in Lyon from Oct. 8 to Oct. 11, 2018.

All details are available on the website : https://astrosimconf.sciencesconf.org/
The deadline for registration and abstract submission is July 15th.

Rational:

High Performance Computing (HPC) has become an essential tool of all fields of astronomy and astrophysics. In particular, numerical simulations have become the tool of choice to carry out quantitative theoretical investigations, which take into acount the full complexity of astrophysical objects and their contexts, and reach a level of precision which matches the ever more demanding level of detail achieved with observations. Today, numerical simulations of astrophysical objects have become the principal vector of the dialog between observations and theory, and they have reached a quality which allows us to use them for a direct interpretation of observations (from large-scale cosmological surveys to observations of atmospheric phenomena on the surface of giant planets).

As observations, simulations require high-performance instruments: super-computers. In less than 10 years, there has been a spectacular increase of the gigantic computing power that is now available to researchers, both at the national (through GENCI) and european levels (trough PRACE). This is accompanied by profound evolutions of the methods used by specialists of numerical simulations. More and more research projects are now performed in close collaborations with software engineers. With exascale computers coming soon, such a professionalism of high performance computing (HPC) is expected to become more and more frequent. Like the other communities in France, astrophysicists must prepare for that transition.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers working in France in all fields of numerical astrophysics, along with representatives of the HPC infrastructure at the regional, national, and European level, and key players in the forthcoming ExaScale HPC. Invited presentations from astronomers will both highlight astrophysical results and propose a reflexion on the evolutions of their work. Other invited presentations will present the expected evolution of the HPC landscape in France and Europe, both in terms of organisation and of technologies. A large number of contributed talks will complement the program.

Jérémy Blaizot & Benoît Commerçon


5) EPSC: Berlin, Germany, from 16–21 September - deadline for abstract: May 16 - some sessions of interest

You are all encouraged to send abstracts to the upcoming European Planetary Science Congress, which will take place in Berlin, Germany, from 16–21 September 2018 (EPSC meeting: https://www.epsc2018.eu). The abstract submission deadline is Wednesday, 16 May 2018 (13:00 CEST).

a non exhaustive list of sessions of interest:

EXO1: Observations and modelling of exoplanet atmospheres, interiors and orbits

EXO2: Formation and Dynamical Evolution of Planetary Systems

EXO3: Future instruments to detect and characterise extrasolar planets

EXO4/TP14/OPS9/MD6: Matter Under Planetary Interior Conditions (co-organized)

EXO5: Plasma and magnetospheric environments of exoplanets: Modelling and probing

MSP1/MD9: Planetary scpae weather (co-organized)

SB4: Asteroids and parent bodies of meteorites: Observations, experiments, models

SB5: Differentiated small bodies: a new perspective

SB19/OPS12/EXO6: Planetary Rings (co-organized)

SB18/EXO7: Observations and mathematical simulation of: Gas-dust environment in planets, small bodies and protoplanetary disks.

OPS6/TP17/EXO8: Planetary aeronomy: Near and afar


6) Atelier:  "Existe-t-il un lien entre la chimie du milieu interstellaire et celle des comètes ? ", CNES, le 24 mai 2018


Comme chaque année nous organisons le 24 mai 2018 Salle de l’Espace au CNES Paris un atelier dont le thème sera  "Existe-t-il un lien entre la chimie du milieu interstellaire et celle des comètes ? ". Nous tenterons de répondre à certaines de ces questions en comparant la composition de ces milieux, en rappelant les méthodes d’identification des molécules et les limites associées, en montrant ce qui peut être issu d’une transformation photochimique ou d’une autre source énergétique (chocs, hydrogène radicalaire, …) et en rappelant que chimie radicalaire et chimie ionique peuvent chacune jouer un rôle dans cette évolution chimique. Observations et simulations en laboratoire de ces milieux seront présentées.

Vous pourrez trouver toutes les informations nécessaires pour assister à cet atelier sur l'adresse suivante: https://ateliercnes2018.sciencesconf.org/

Bien cordialement.Grégoire Danger, Jean-Claude Guillemin, Yann Trolez et Fabien Borget


7) conference "The Cosmic Cycle of Dust and Gas in the Galaxy: from Old to Young Stars". July 9th to 13th, Quy Nhon, Vietnam.
The registration for the conference "The Cosmic Cycle of Dust and Gas in the Galaxy: from Old to Young Stars » is open. This conference will take place from July 9th to July 13th, 2018 at the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Science and Education (ICISE) which is located in the beautiful coastal city of Quy Nhon in central Vietnam.

https://cosmiccycle2018.sciencesconf.org/

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.

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

You are invited to register and submit contributed talks and posters.

The deadline to submit an abstract has been extended to May 8th.

We have some funding from the Rencontres du Vietnam to pay the hotel for a few participants. Grants will be given in priority to people who present a talk at the conference. If you need a grant, please fill in the following form (see also the Financial Support section at https://cosmiccycle2018.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/2):

Bootcamp:

Before the conference, we also organize during the week-end a serie of tutorials and lectures presenting the topics of the conference.
If you are interested, please contact Tuan-Anh Pham (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.)
 

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

8) 2018AMC70: a workshop in honor of Andrea Milani, Pise (It), September 3-5, 2018
The workshop will take place at the Department of Mathematics,
University of Pisa (Italy) during the period September 3-5, 2018

Updated information and the list of the invited speakers can be found at

   http://adams.dm.unipi.it/~2018amc70/

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


* REGISTRATION *

The registration form can be found at

    http://adams.dm.unipi.it/~2018amc70/registration.html

Participants are kindly requested to register within JUNE 30, 2018.

Only a limited number (about 100) of registered participants can be
accepted.

Hotel reservations (except for the invited speakers) must be done
directly by yourselves. For your convenience we provide a list of a
few hotels, close to the workshop venue, in the website

    http://adams.dm.unipi.it/~2018amc70/accomodation.html

Buffet lunches and coffee breaks will be offered during the days of the
workshop.

No registration fee is requested.

1) Congrès du PNP

 

le site du colloque de bilan et prospective du PNP (du 5 au 7 Septembre 2018 à Nice) est désormais ouvert:

http://univ-cotedazur.fr/events/pnp

vous pouvez vous inscrire et soumettre votre titre et abstract. Les deadlines sont le 31 Mai pour les inscriptions avec abstract et le 25 Aout pour les inscriptions sans abstract.
Une participation aux frais de 30 euros est demandée

 

2) Session "Organic Matter in Space" @ EPSC 2018, 16–21 September 2018, Berlin - abstract deadline 16 mai

 

Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite the world-wide community of planetary scientists working on the organic matter to submit an abstract to our session "Organic Matter in Space" that is co-organized between the Small Bodies (SB) and Astrobiology (AB) programme groups.

Resume:

Organic matter was abundant in the protosolar nebula, as attested by the wide range of organic compounds in the primitive bodies of our solar system, such as comets and carbonaceous chondrites. These organic compounds were delivered to the early Earth and may have played a role in the emergence of life. However, the origin of this organic matter remains debated. Is it synthesized in the protosolar nebula and/or inherited from the interstellar medium?
 
This session focuses on the organic matter origin and evolution in astrophysical environments and on the connection that could exist between the organic matter of the interstellar medium and the compounds detected in primitive bodies of the solar system.  

This session invites communications on experimental, theoretical and observational studies related to the origin of organic matter in the primitive bodies, such as: a) detection and evolution of organic compounds in the interstellar medium, b) characterization and evolution of the organic matter in primitive bodies, c) distribution of organic matter in the protosolar disk, d) observation of organic matter in planetary surfaces.

The session will consist of Oral and Poster contributions.

You may see all deadlines & milestones of the conference at the following website:https://www.epsc2018.eu/information/deadlines_and_milestones.html

Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested.

We look forward to seeing you in Berlin.

With best wishes,

Vassilissa Vinogradoff, Grégoire Danger, Laurent Remusat.


3) ESA Workshop: Towards the Use of Lunar Resources, ESTEC, 3-5 July 2018

In  order to support of preparations for the future utilisation of lunar resources ESA is hosting a workshop: Towards the Use of Lunar Resources.

Further information, registration and the opportunity to propose a presentation can be found at:

http://exploration.esa.int/moon/59878-workshop-towards-the-use-of-lunar-resources/

The workshop will be held at the European Space Research Technology Centre (ESTEC) in the Netherlands, on 3 to 5 July 2018. The meeting emphasises the role that lunar resources can play in supporting exploration goals and the synergies with the utilisation of resources on Earth, at Mars and from asteroids.

This meeting aims to bring together experts and stakeholders from sectors in space and on Earth to:
Identify:
Use cases and drivers for lunar resource utilisation
Relevant European strengths, heritage and expertise
Community aspirations for the future
Opportunities to engage in Space Resource and to create partnerships
Outcomes that should be delivered in the coming years
Raise awareness of:
ESA technology activities for lunar resources
ESA missions to prepare for lunar resource utilisation
Opportunities to partner with ESA
Contribute to:
The establishment of a European space resources community
The evolution of a space resources strategy
Preparations for future missions and technology development activities

 

1) post-doc position on planet formation at MPIA Heidelberg.

2 Postdoctoral Positions in the Planet and Star Formation Department at the
Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA), One in the group of Bertram Bitsch and
one in the Group of Hubert Klahr, Heidelberg (Reference number: 18_04)
The Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg invites applications for postdoctoral
research positions in the Planet and Star Formation Department.
The successful applicants will carry out research in the field of planet formation working in the groups
of Bertram Bitsch or Hubert Klahr. Prior experience and publications on radiation transfer, magneto
and radiation hydrodynamical simulations of protoplanetary discs, planet-disc interaction, physics and
chemistry of dusty and icy planet building material, and/or N-body simulations for planet formation is
highly appreciated.
We expect and foster collaborations and interaction within the PSF department, especially with the
other theory groups and the observational projects on planet and disc observations. A commitment to
student training and supervision will be appreciated.
Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, physics or a closely related field. The
appointment will be for an initial period of three years, with the possibility of extension for another year.
Funds for publications travel and computer equipment will be provided.
The positions have a flexible starting date, with a preferred starting date after summer 2018. The
remuneration is based on the German collective wage agreement for the public sector (TVöD)
depending on qualification and experience in level E13/E14. Social benefits are granted according to
the regulations for public service. Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, publication list,
and a brief statement of research interests by March 31st. They should also arrange for three letters
of reference to be provided separately by the same date. All applications and reference letters need to be
submitted using our online application system at:
https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mhas/psf_pd_18_04_in.nsf
Candidates should first register with our online system to generate a registration code, which must be
sent to referees for letter submission. Please concatenate CV, publication list, and research statement
into a single PDF file.
For scientific enquires and informal enquires please contact: Bertram Bitsch – Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. or
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The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women, disabled people
and minority groups are particularly welcome. The MPIA supports its employees in their search for
suitable child care institutions.


2) workshop "METEORITES – Understanding the origin of planetodiversity" Paris- 6-8 June 2018

An international workshop "METEORITES – Understanding the origin of planetodiversity" will be held at the Paris Museum- 6-8 June 2018

https://meteorites2018.sciencesconf.org/

This workshop will adress most of the recent issues in cosmochemistry and planetary formation. Invited speakers include Larry Nittler (Carnegie Institution), Sara Russell (NHM London), Thorsten Kleine (Münster University), Michael Zolensky (NASA), Anders Johansen (Lund University) and  Nathalie Carrasco (LATMOS).

It will be a unique occasion to visit the exhibit "Météorites, entre ciel et terre" at MNHN (expometeorites.fr)
Please submit your abstract by March 30th and send a declaration of interest at Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
The organizers - Prof. Gounelle & Roskosz


3) Goldschmidt conference. Boston, Aug. 12-17. Abstract deadline March 31

tout est dans le titre. Voir https://goldschmidt.info/2018/


4) quatrième réunion des utilisateurs du télescope T193 de l'OHP et du TBL: journées SF2, Bordeaux le 5 juillet

La quatrième réunion des utilisateurs du télescope T193 de l'OHP et du TBL (Télescope Bernard-Lyot) se tiendra le jeudi 5 juillet 2018 de 14h00 à 18h00 à Bordeaux, dans le cadre de la Semaine de l'Astrophysique Française de la SF2A.

Cette réunion se veut avant tout un moment d'échange et de partage d'expériences. Les télescopes, leur fonctionnement, leur instrumentation et leurs perspectives y seront présentés et discutés. Une grande partie sera également consacrée à la présentation de résultats scientifiques obtenus récemment sur ces deux télescopes, sur la base des contributions proposées par les participants.

Les utilisateurs du T193 et du TBL sont invités à participer à cette réunion et à y proposer des contributions d'ici au 3 juin 2018 sur le site de la SF2A : http://sf2a.eu/semaine-sf2a/2018

http://sf2a.eu/semaine-sf2a/2018/workshop_page.php?lang=fr&workshop=Quatrième%20réunion%20des%20utilisateurs%20des%20télescopes%20français%20(TBL/OHP193)&workshop_code=S13


5) post-doc position on formation and evolution of complex organic matter at IPAG Grenoble (deadline April 15)

The Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (IPAG) in Univ. Grenoble Alpes,
France invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in Laboratory Astrophysics. The
appointment is initially for one year and may be extended to two more years, is funded by the
French Scientific Research Center (CNRS) and is paid according to the French public service scale.
15 k€/year will be allocated to the successful candidate to carry his/her research project. IPAG is
located in Grenoble (France), a lively and scenic university town.
The postdoc will carry out original research related to the formation and evolution of complex
organic matter in the solar system (and beyond) through the analysis by very high-resolution mass
spectrometry of laboratory analogues and/or extraterrestrial samples. The postdoc will be joining
the mass spectrometry group of the “planeto” team (∼20 faculties, technicians, postdocs and
students) and will closely work with Dr. Véronique Vuitton (PI of the research project) and with
other colleagues at IPAG (F.-R. Orthous-Daunay, L. Bonal, E. Quirico), as well as in the Paris area
and the United States. The mass spectrometry group has a solid experience in Titan’s atmospheric
chemistry as well as in the evolution of the organic matter present in small bodies (comets,
meteorites) and is currently expanding its interests to Pluto and extrasolar planets. It has also
significantly contributed to several space missions (e.g. Cassini-Huygens and Rosetta).
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. with a solid background in analytical chemistry and/or laboratory
astrophysics and have strong interest in planetary sciences and/or geochemistry and/or
astrobiology. Experience in mass spectrometry and/or liquid chromatography and/or scientific
programming is an asset.
Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a summary of previous research
(2 pages max.), research interests (1 page max.), and the names of at least two persons who can
be contacted for letters of references. Applications can be sent in electronic form or regular post
(documents will not be returned) to the address below by April 15, 2018. Applications will be
considered until the position is filled. The preferred starting date is June 1, 2018.
Applications should be sent to:
Dr. Véronique Vuitton
Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble
Université Grenoble Alpes - Bât OSUG A
CS 40700 38058 Grenoble Cedex 9 France
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6) Planet Formation and Evolution, Rostock, 27.02.-01.03.2019 (1st announcement)

the 12th Workshop in the series "Planet Formation and Evolution
(PFE-12)" will be held at the Institute of Physics, University of
Rostock, Feb 27 - March 1, 2019. All information about the Workshop,
deadlines, the program, travel to Rostock, accommodation etc. will be
given via the PFE-12 web pages which will be updated regularly.

Registration to the Workshop and abstract submission will be possible
online from July 1 to October 31, 2018. We plan to circulate the final
program in early January 2019. Summary:

Workshop PFE-12
Date:       Feb 27 - March 1, 2019
Location: Institute of Physics, University of Rostock, Germany
www:       http://pfe2019.stat.physik.uni-rostock.de/

Please forward this information to the members of your groups and all
potentially interested colleagues. We are looking forward to see you at
the PFE-12 Workshop in Rostock in 2019.

On behalf of the LOC, Ronald Redmer


7) offre de Thèse: "irradiation des glaces et formation de matière organique", PIIM, Marseille

Intitulé du Projet :
Etudes préliminaires à l’analyse de données des futures missions d’exploration du système solaire: irradiation des glaces et formation de matière organique

Nom et Prénom du Directeur de thèse principal : Danger Grégoire (PIIM)
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Ecole doctorale principale : ED 250 – Sciences Chimiques

Nom et Prénom du co-Directeur de thèse : Mousis Olivier (LAM)
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Ecole doctorale partenaire : ED 352 – Physique et sciences de la matière
Le sujet de thèse s'intéresse à déterminer le lien qui peut exister entre la glace initiale, les composés organiques volatils qui subliment lors du réchauffement de cette même glace préalablement irradiée (photons UV, électrons, ions), et les résidus organiques qui se forment après désorption de ces composés volatils. Lier ces trois phases est un élément essentiel pour comprendre les processus chimiques qui se déroulent lors de l'évolution de ces glaces. Par ailleurs, la compréhension de l'interaction glace/gaz/matière organique réfractaire permettra de définir à terme les méthodologies analytiques nécessaires qui pourront être proposées pour de futures missions spatiales ayant pour objectifs l'analyse de la matière organique présente dans l'environnement de ces objets interplanétaires. Nous pourrons déterminer par exemple en quoi une analyse de la phase gazeuse peut amener des informations sur la composition de la surface d’objets astrophysiques et quelle pourrait en être les limites.

Nous appuierons de plus nos recherches sur quatre outils analytiques déjà développés pour le spatial (spectroscopie infrarouge et  GC-MS), ou en cours de développement (orbitrap et HPLC). La caractérisation de l'altération des glaces par des irradiations VUV, d’ions ou d’électrons, suivie d'un réchauffement se fait in situ par spectrométrie infrarouge. L'analyse des composés organiques volatils se fait par GC-orbitrap à partir d'un dispositif spécialement développé à cet effet. L'analyse des résidus se fait par spectrométrie de masse très haute résolution (orbitrap) et par UHPLC-orbitrap. Ainsi à la fin de cette thèse nous déterminerons la faisabilité d’unifier ces quatre outils au sein d’une mission spatiale ayant pour objectif scientifique l’analyse de la matière organique au sein d’objets interplanétaires ou à la surface de satellites glacés. Ces informations seront essentielles pour le design de futures missions spatiales proposées par la LAM, et pour venir enrichir les modèles d’évolution de la matière au sein des corps du système solaire.


8) Research Scientist position at ELSI (Tokyo). 14 April Deadline

I would like to bring to your attention an upcoming recruitment for “Research Scientist” with an application deadline of 14 April. Contract durations are presently offered up to 3 years. We are seeking ambitious and adventurous young scientists from a large variety of fields who are interested in very broad inter-disciplinary collaboration (ranging from galaxy formation/evolution to planet formation theory, planet evolution, pre-biotic chemistry, micro-biology, and everything between, above, and below).

Here is a link to the detailed recruitment information and application instructions: https://goo.gl/ow5MBb
Best Regards,
John Hernlund
ELSI Vice Director

1) Permanent PLATO position at the University of Warwick

Applications are invited for a full time and permanent Research Fellow position at the University of Warwick, UK. Closing date for applications is 23rd March 2018.

The position is in support of ESA’s PLATO Mission, and is based in the Science Management Office. It is funded by the UK Space Agency and the University of Warwick.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD degree, a proven research track record, and preferably experience of working in an (international) project environment.

Duties include organisational support of the PLATO Science consortium, and there will be other opportunities to become involved with the PLATO mission, both technically and scientifically. Opportunities are also available to become scientifically involved in CHEOPS, and in ground based experiments in which Warwick has significant roles (e.g. NGTS and SuperWASP). We expect that some of the post holder’s time will be available for research, preferably in the area of extra-solar planets with the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group at Warwick.

Informal enquiries about this post can be made to Prof. D. L. Pollacco (d.pollacco[at]warwick.ac.uk)

Full details about the post, and information on how to apply: https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5062452&ownertype=fair&jcode=1713193&vt_template=1457&adminview=1

Information about the PLATO Science consortium: https://warwick.ac.uk/plato-science/

Information about the Astronomy & Astrophysics Group: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/research/astro/


2) NASA Exploration Science Forum - JUNE 26-28, 2018 at NASA Ames Research Center
The Solar System Exploration Research Institute (SSERVI) is pleased to announce the 5th annual NASA Exploration Science Forum (ESF), to be held in person JUNE 26-28, 2018 at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA.  This year's Forum will feature scientific discussions of human exploration targets of interest (the Moon, near-Earth asteroids, and the moons of Mars).  Science sessions will focus on recent mission results and in-depth analyses of science and exploration studies.  Dedicated side-conferences for graduate students and young professionals will coincide with the ESF.  Public engagement discussions will be interwoven among science topics as well.   

Abstracts are currently open and will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. PDT March 30, 2018 at
https://nesf2018.arc.nasa.gov/

Foreign national participants MUST register at the above url by May 25, 2018.  US citizens may register until June 22, 2018.  Hotel room reservation blocks at per diem


3) Joint ARES/JSC-LPI Gordon A. McKay Fellowship

Direct link: https://usra-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=723

 

The Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division at NASA Johnson Space Center and the Universities Space Research Association’s Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), both in Houston, Texas, are proud to announce a new, prestigious Gordon A. McKay Postdoctoral Fellowship, honoring the accomplishments of Dr. Gordon A. McKay. Dr. McKay was a world-recognized authority on planetary igneous petrology and geochemistry, and was the leader of the ARES Research Office at JSC for over 20 years. The McKay Fellowship recognizes and promotes excellence in research for scientists within five years of their doctorate and is intended to encourage the development of young scientists in the field of astromaterials research that involves the study of the origin, composition, structure, and evolution of the bodies of the Solar System, including the planets and their satellites, the Earth and Moon, meteorites, asteroids, comets, and dust. McKay Fellows are expected to be self-motivated and to define their own research direction and foci within the planetary sciences (defined inclusively). The McKay Fellow will be in residence at JSC while also being an employee of USRA and active at the LPI, and be expected to interact with scientists of both organizations (see www.lpi.usra.edu and https://ares.jsc.nasa.gov/). Fellows will also enjoy access to all of JSC’s laboratories and analytical instruments on the same basis as scientific staff.

Applicants for this position should have a Ph.D. in a planetary and space sciences-related field before taking up the position. McKay Fellows will be provided highly competitive levels of salary, research support, and travel support for two years, with possible extension for another year. The candidate must be able to pass a detailed government background investigation. And due to security issues, citizens of U.S. State Department Designated Countries (see link under "ECP Notices" at http://oiir.hq.nasa.gov/nasaecp/) are not eligible.

Questions can be addressed to Dr. Louise Prockter (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.). Interested applicants should apply to the posting at https://usracareers.silkroad.com/ and must submit a curriculum vita with list of publications, a two to three page statement of research interests, and a list of three professional references. Further information on current research and facilities at the LPI and at JSC can be found through the websites given above.

USRA is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology. USRA works across disciplines including biomedicine, planetary science, astrophysics, and engineering and integrates those competencies into applications ranging from fundamental research to facility management and operations.

USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.


4) School: "Stable and Chaotic Motions in the Planetary Problem" - Asiago (Italy) June 10-15 2018

The aim of this school is to study in depth the dynamics of planetary
systems from  the underlying mathematical theories coming from perturbation
theories and going back to A. N. Kolmogorov,  V.I. Arnold and J. Moser, up to the recent astronomical observations of comets, asteroids and exoplanets from ground and space.

We foresee 18 hourly mathematical and 10 astronomical lectures.


a) The Mathematical Lectures:

-Alessandra Celletti, Univ. Tor Vergata, Roma (lectures on KAM Theorem);

-Vadim Kaloshin, University of Maryland & ETH, Zurigo (Arnold diffusion);

-Richard Moeckel, University of Minnesota (the N-Body problem);

-Tere Seara, UPC, Barcellona (Arnold diffusion);

b) The Astronomical Lectures (10 hours):

-Alessandro Morbidelli, Observatoire de la Coste d’Azure, Nice (evolution of planetary systems)

-Ivano Bertini, University of Padova (space missions, comets);

-Foriangela La Forgia, University of Padova (comets);

-Francesco Marzari, University of Padova (extrasolar planets dynamics)

The precise titles and abstracts will be soon announced.

The lectures will be held at the Astrophysical Observatory in Asiago.

If you are interested to participate, please register
by sending an e-mail to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser., by includig also
a short CV, before 30 April.

The participation to the school is open to Phd students, Post doc researchers
and researchers. We strongly encourage the participation of Phd and
Post-Doc researchers. We will be able to cover the local expenses for a limited number of young participants: to apply for financial support please mention
it in the registration e-mail.

The selection of the participants and of the financial support will
be confirmed by e-mail.

Accomodation: a limited number of rooms (cheap, from 10 to 15 euros per day, but comfortable; with kithchen facility) are available in the guest rooms at the
Observatory. Further information on other possible accomodations will be soon available.


5) Rencontres "Connexions en Physique Solaire et Stellaire », 14-18 Mai 2018, Observatoire de Banyuls


Site web: https://sunstars.sciencesconf.org
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Chers collègues,

nous vous invitons à participer aux rencontres "Connexions en Physique Solaire et Stellaire », qui visent à une revue croisée des méthodes et connaissances actuelles sur plusieurs aspects de la physique stellaire et solaire. Les principaux thèmes abordés seront les suivants:

    - Signature observationnelle de l'activité
    - Héliosismologie et astérosismologie
    - Champ magnétique solaire et stellaire
    - Dynamique des fluides astrophysiques
    - Environnement solaire et stellaire

Ces rencontres regrouperont participants et intervenants sur une semaine et se veulent un lieu d'échange et de débat stimulés par des cours. Elles sont ouvertes aux chercheurs, doctorants et post-doctorants.

Plus d’informations sont disponible sur le site.

Cloture des inscriptions le 16 mars (attention, nombre de participants limité)


6) Atélier: "Existe-t-il un lien entre la chimie du milieu interstellaire et celle des comètes ? " - CNES, Paris, le 24 mai 2018

Bonjour à tous,
Comme chaque année nous organisons le 24 mai 2018 Salle de l’Espace au CNES Paris un atelier dont le thème sera  "Existe-t-il un lien entre la chimie du milieu interstellaire et celle des comètes ? ". Nous tenterons de répondre à certaines de ces questions en comparant la composition de ces milieux, en rappelant les méthodes d’identification des molécules et les limites associées, en montrant ce qui peut être issu d’une transformation photochimique ou d’une autre source énergétique (chocs, hydrogène radicalaire, …) et en rappelant que chimie radicalaire et chimie ionique peuvent chacune jouer un rôle dans cette évolution chimique. Observations et simulations en laboratoire de ces milieux seront présentées.

Vous pourrez trouver toutes les informations nécessaires pour assister à cet atelier sur l'adresse suivante: https://ateliercnes2018.sciencesconf.org/

Bien cordialement.

Grégoire Danger, Jean-Claude Guillemin, Yann Trolez et Fabien Borget


7) Post-doc position: "Probing Saturn’s magnetosphere with auroral observations of Cassini and Hubble" au LESIA

The research project primarily aims at investigating the auroral processes and the dynamics at
various timescales of Saturn’s magnetosphere, through the analysis of remote ultraviolet (UV)
auroral observations recently acquired by the Cassini/UVIS spectro-imager and the Hubble
Space Telescope (HST), complemented by in situ radio and plasma measurements of the
Cassini spacecraft. The main objective of this project is to build and exploit a high level
database of Cassini/UVIS auroral observations in the frame of the APIS service, and to take
advantage of multi-platform measurements to disentangle and characterize the different
components of kronian aurorae (e.g. energy budget, dynamics from short-term scales to
solar/seasonal variations) and constrain the underlying acceleration processes. The Cassini
‘Grand Finale’, made of a series of high-inclination orbits, provided unprecedented vantage
views on both the northern and southern UV aurorae together with unique in situ
measurements along the auroral field lines. These observations were supported by coordinated
HST instantaneous observations of the northern UV aurorae near solstice, precisely scheduled
during the Cassini traversal of auroral field lines. Coincidentally, HST similarly observed the
UV aurorae of other giant planets which offer an extended frame for comparative planetology.

Requirements for the candidate:
The applicant should master the basics of magnetospheric and auroral physics, have a
documented past experience with space-based plasma observations and skills in massive data
processing.

Location and starting date:
The project will ideally start in Sept. 2018 (or before) at LESIA-Observatoire de Paris, 5
place Jules Janssen, 92190 Meudon, France.
Salary: in the range 3000-3200€/month (gross), according to experience.
Duration: 18 months.

Apply:
Application deadline is fixed on April 30th 2018.
Applications with CV, copies of degree diplomas and grades, two reference letters, and copies
of any previous research-related work statement of motivation.
The application should be sent preferably by e-mail to: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.


8) session "interaction fluide/roche : des météorites à la terre", RST conference, du 22 au 26 Octobre à Lille Grand Palais

En Octobre prochain, les laboratoires Lillois du domaine des géosciences organisent, en partenariat avec la Société Géologique de France, la 26e réunion des Sciences de la Terre. Cet évènement se déroulera du 22 au 26 Octobre à Lille Grand Palais. Voici le lien du site sur lequel vous trouverez toutes les informations : https://rst2018-lille.sciencesconf.org

Parmi les nombreuses sessions que nous proposons, j'attire votre attention sur la session 9.2. Interactions fluide-roche : des météorites à la Terre. Cette session comprend plusieurs sous-sessions qui pourraient vous intéresser :
1/ Altération hydrothermale dans les contextes extraterrestre et terrestre : étude des interactions fluide – minéraux, front de réactions, mécanismes et cinétiques réactionnels dans des contextes extraterrestres (chondrites, astéroïdes, surface de Mars, etc...), ou des contextes terrestres de sub-surface (altération de la croûte océanique et des surfaces continentales).
2/ Interactions fluide-roche en contexte de stockage : étude de l’évolution minéralogique et géochimique d’un matériel géologique naturel subissant des contraintes externes (comme la mise en place en son sein d’une barrière ouvragée) en conditions hydrothermales. Ceci concerne aussi bien les études in situ que les approches expérimentales, pour des contextes de stockage géologique profond de déchets radioactifs, ou encore de stockage géologique du CO2.


9) Researcher position in Mathematical Physics at the University of Roma Tor Vergata

The Department of Mathematics of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
invites applications from talented individuals for a 3-years position of
     "ricercatore a tempo determinato di tipo B [RTD-B]"
a sort of tenure track position according to the Italian law n. 240/2010.
The position will be addressed to a very highly qualified researcher
working in the scientific field of
     MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS.
The application deadline is March 15, 2018.

For more information, see the job advertisement at
http://web.uniroma2.it/module/name/Content/newlang/italiano/action/showpage/navpath/CON/content_id/51738/section_id/6206

More information about the RTD-B position are available at "Art. 24"
of the Italian law n. 240/2010:
http://www.camera.it/parlam/leggi/10240l.htm

The Department of Mathematics - Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata is Italian Excellence Department 2018-2022.


10) Technologies and Infrastructures Workshop for Planetary Exploration, Horizon 2061, Lausanne, April 23-25, 2018

This is the second announcement of the *Technologies and Infrastructures Workshop for Planetary Exploration, Horizon 2061*, which will take place on *April 23-25, 2018*, in the *SwissTech Convention center on the campus of EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.*

*To ensure a great meeting the deadline of paper submission (Talks/Posters) has been extended to March 6, 2018 at:*

https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/PE2018/

Alternatively, as some people had apparently some difficulties, you can submit your abstract (Including title and list of co-authors) to

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*You can register to this event by connecting directly to:*

https://meeting.artegis.com/lw/lp/Participants/Participants?EVENT_ID=12704

*All information can be found at:*https://planetaryexploration2061.epfl.ch/

In particular, *a consolidated list of the keynotes is:*

• Dave Beaty (JPL, USA): Sample return and curation

• Michel Blanc (IRAP+ISSI): Planetary vision, a European view

• Fabienne Casoli (CNES, France): The CNES Vision

• Steve Chien (JPL, USA): Autonomy and on board processing

• Rachel Cross (Aberystwyth, UK): Hyperspectral cameras for planetary exploration

• David Ehrenreich (U. Geneva, CH): Current and future of exoplanets

• Sabrina Feldman (JPL, USA): New Sensors and science instruments

• Antonella Ferri (Thales Alenia Space): Current and future sample return missions

• Enrico Flamini (ASI, Italy): ASI Vision of Planetary Exploration and technological challenges

• Tony Freeman (JPL, USA): Disruptive technologies

• Masaki Fujimoto (ISAS/JAXA, Japan): Japanese Vision of Planetary Exploration and technological challenges

• Manuel Grande (Aberystwyth, UK): Technology foresight for Planetary Exploration

• Linli Guo (CAST, China): The Key Technologies for Lunar Base

• Brook Lakew (Goddard, USA) Planetary Science’s Vision 2050: Technology Challenges

• Joseph Lazio (JPL, USA): Communication and radio science

• Stephen Mackwell (USRA): Lessons learned from Planetary Science Vision 2050: Science Questions and Implementation Strategy

• Heike Rauer (DLR, Germany): Space technology developments for planetary exploration

Looking forward to prepare the future of Planetary Exploration with your participation.


Michel Blanc, Manuel Grande, Jean-Paul Kneib & Anton Ivanov

(on behalf of the SOC and LOC)

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11) Poste de Maître de Conférences en Planétologie, Université de Besançon

Un concours pour un poste de Maître de Conférences en planétologie à l'Université de Besançon (laboratoire UTINAM), pour la rentrée 2018,
est ouvert.

Voir le profil sur

https://www.galaxie.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/ensup/ListesPostesPublies/ANTEE/2018_1/0251215K/FOPC_0251215K_4451.pdf
 
Date de fermeture des candidatures : 29 mars 2018.


12) Cosmic Cycle of Dust and Gas in the Galaxy: from Old to Young Stars -July 9th to July 13th, 2018- Quy Nhon, Vietnam

The registration for the conference Cosmic Cycle of Dust and Gas in the Galaxy: from Old to Young Stars -July 9th to July 13th, 2018- is now open. The conference will take place at the International Center for Interdisciplinary Science and Education (ICISE) which is located in the beautiful coastal city of Quy Nhon, Vietnam. You are invited to register and submit contributed talks and posters.

https://cosmiccycle2018.sciencesconf.org/

Organized in the framework of the "Rencontres du Vietnam", the conference focuses on the evolution of dust and gas from evolved to young stars. The aim of the conference is to bring astronomers working on the circumstellar environment of evolved stars and star forming regions and planetologists working on the origin of the solar system together to discuss about science in a friendly and relaxed environment at ICISE. In July 2016, in the same cycle of conferences, “Blowing In the Wind” addressed issues of dynamics of gas and dust in the Galaxy. In July 2017, another conference “Star Formation in Different Environments” focused on how stars form. This year's 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 AGB stars, planetary nebulae, diffuse giant molecular clouds as well as Supernovae. Special sessions will be dedicated to the origin and evolution of matter in the solar system: meteorites, comets, etc. Recent observations, in particular with ALMA, are the source of major progress in the study of the cosmic cycle of gas and dust in the Galaxy making such a conference very timely.

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

There is some funding from the Rencontres du Vietnam to pay the hotel for a few participants. Grants will be given in priority to those giving a talk at the conference. If you need support, please fill in a form in the following link (Financial Support section):

https://cosmiccycle2018.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/2):

Bootcamp:

During the weekend before the conference, we organize a series of tutorials and lectures introducing the topics of the conference to senior undergraduates, PhD students and young postdocs. If you are interested in attending it, please contact Tuan-Anh Pham (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.).

Anne Dutrey and Diep Ngoc Pham, on behalf of the SOC


13) Ph.D. position(s) in Galaxy, Star and/or Planet formation at Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden

We are advertising one or more Ph.D. positions in Galaxy, Star and/or Planet formation (~4-year positions, post Masters) at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. Please advertise to any students that you think may be suitable and have an interest in such opportunities.

The application deadline is 31st March 2018, with a start date expected around Sept. 2018 (but is flexible).

More information is here:

https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/aec9c1d5


14) Postdoc position on Geomagnetic field analysis and Earth’s core dynamics, IPGP

The Geological Fluid Dynamics and Geomagnetism groups of IPG Paris (http://www.ipgp.fr)  are seeking applicants for a postdoctoral fellowship on Earth’s core dynamics and geomagnetic observations. The successful fellow will take part in a current project on explaining and modelling Earth’s core dynamics and the geomagnetic field, from the rapid to historical secular variations.

Good knowledge in one or several of these fields is preferred: numerical simulations of the geodynamo, acquisition of geomagnetic data, techniques for data assimilation in Earth sciences. Please write to Julien Aubert, Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser., for general enquiries about the position. Applications should include a CV and short description of the research record and activities. The appointment is for 1 year.

Applications should be received by May 1 2018 but can be considered after this date if the position is not filled. The position start date is flexible.

 

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