1) Open PostDoc positions at Politecnico di Milano on orbital mechanics

Four PostDoc positions are open at the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology of Politecnico di Milano funded by the European Research Council project COMPASS and the H2020 project ReDSHIFT.
1.     Solar sail for spacecraft end-of-life deorbiting: modelling, design and interaction with space debris

2.     Autonomous trajectory control enhanced by orbit perturbations for nano and micro satellites missions

3.     Dynamics and control for asteroid exploration and orbit manipulation missions

4.     Modelling and control of the space debris population and satellite constellations

I would be grateful if you could forward the information to any potential candidate who may be interested in applying. The description of the project and the application call is available at the link with application deadline 09 October 2017:

1.     Solar sail for spacecraft end-of-life deorbiting: modelling, design and interaction with space debris

https://www.polimi.it/index.php?id=3971&tx_wfqbe_pi1[ID]=7299&L=1

2.     Autonomous trajectory control enhanced by orbit perturbations for nano and micro satellites missions

https://www.polimi.it/index.php?id=3971&tx_wfqbe_pi1[ID]=7300&L=1

3.     Dynamics and control for asteroid exploration and orbit manipulation missions

https://www.polimi.it/index.php?id=3971&tx_wfqbe_pi1[ID]=7301&L=1

4.     Modelling and control of the space debris population and satellite constellations

https://www.polimi.it/index.php?id=3971&tx_wfqbe_pi1[ID]=7302&L=1

The foreseen starting date for the post is Nov.-Dec. 2017/early 2018. Note that taxes for Italian temporary research fellowships are about 11% of the gross salary. For further information about the topic and application procedure feel free to contact me,

Thanks a lot for your help in disseminating it.

Kindest regards,

Camilla Colombo


2) Journée SKA France: 16 octobre 2017 (Paris)

À l'occasion de cet événement, la coordination SKA France introduira officiellement aux représentants des ministères, des organismes et établissements, et des partenaires industriels, ainsi qu'aux communautés scientifiques concernées:
le Livre Blanc SKA français, qui regroupe les contributions de plus de 200 chercheurs et experts industriels, et présente les perspectives de la communauté scientifique et technique française pour le projet SKA
et la Maison Commune SKA France, qui réunit les acteurs académiques et industriels pour positionner au mieux les intérêts scientifiques et technologiques de la France dans le projet SKA.

Cette journée, qui sera introduite par la DGRI et le Directeur Général de l’Organisation SKA, se déroulera de 10h à 16h avec un accueil à partir de 9h30 à l'amphithéâtre Jaurès de l'ENS, 29 rue d'Ulm, Paris.

Le nombre de places étant limité, nous encourageons les inscriptions dès à présent en suivant le lien ci-dessous:
https://enquete.cnrs-dir.fr/index.php/466122/lang-en

Veuillez noter que les inscriptions sont gratuites mais obligatoires, pour des questions de logistique.
Celles-ci seront closes le 9 Octobre prochain.

Bien cordialement,
Chiara Ferrari


3) Solar-System symposium in Sapporo 2018: February 26–28, 2018

We would like to announce that the launch of the Solar-System symposium in Sapporo (3S symposium) website.
http://3s-2018.webnode.com/

The symposium will be held from February 26–28, 2018 in Hokkaido, Japan (Rusutsu Resort).  The total number of attendees is limited (around fifty). If you plan to come to the symposium, please send your indication of interest to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. (The first-come-first-served policy will be applied).  The abstract submission deadline is temporally set on December 11, 2017.  The registration fee will be JPY15,000.  The Lodging-and-Meal fee for 4 nights will be JPY55,000.  We also welcome you to stay at Hokkaido University before/after the symposium.

Please feel free to forward this announcement to your colleagues and students.  Student travel grants will be available.  Any questions can be directed to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser..  We look forward to seeing you in Hokkaido in February.  

One note: Some people flying from US may need to stay a night in Sapporo on Feb. 25 due to the limited transportation from the CTS airport to the resort.  We realized that the number of hotel rooms available on that day will be limited because of the admission exam at Hokkaido University.  We will book some rooms in advance.  We would appreciate if you could let us know if you need to stay a night in Sapporo before the symposium.

Kind regards,
Yoshi, Shogo, Harold, and Laurette

4) Workshop REACPLAS (PhOM Research Seminar), LCP (Orsay), 21 novembre 2017

We are pleased to announce the REACPLAS workshop, in the series of PhOM Research Seminars, aiming to bring together specialists (in both experiment and theory) of reactivity and elementary collisional processes in the gas phase with modellers of complex media (such as cold plasmas, planetary atmospheres or interstellar media) whose composition and dynamics are driven by these elementary processes. The objective is to exchange knowledge on the available tools and to identify the important processes necessary occurring in these media that are not yet well characterized and that are in need of further investigation which could benefit from new collaborations.

Waiting for your participation and contributions.

The program of the one-day workshop will comprise :
 - 8 invited talks (30’ + 5’ listed in the program below)
 - 4 contributed talk (15’ + 5’ chosen from submitted abstracts (pdf 1 page) to be sent to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. before October 27)
 - Posters (during the coffee breaks (2x30’) and lunch (90’))


DETAILED PROGRAM

REGISTRATION (free but necessary) and CONTRIBUTIONS before october 27 - HERE

Access : Laboratoire de Chimie Physique (LCP), Bât 349
15 avenue Jean Perrin, Université Paris-Sud, 91400 Orsay
It is at walking distance from RER B Stations "Orsay-Ville" (8’) and "Le Guichet" (13’). See the map

For further informations, please contact:
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- Jean-Paul Booth (LPP)    Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
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5) Assistant Professor in Geochronology, Purdue University

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue
University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the
rank of Assistant Professor in the area of geochronology.

We encourage applicants from all areas of geochronology and
thermochronology, spanning timescales from deep time to modern, who will
diversify our expertise and build instrumentation capabilities.  The
successful candidate will complement and strengthen areas of research in
the department, which include cosmogenic nuclides and accelerator mass
spectrometry, Quaternary geology, tectonics, stable isotope geochemistry,
petrology, planetary science and sedimentary geology.

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in Earth, Atmospheric, or Planetary
Science, or a related field at the time of employment. The appointee is
expected to develop and maintain a vigorous, externally funded,
internationally recognized research program and to teach and mentor
students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Purdue University’s College of Science/Department of Earth, Atmospheric,
and Planetary Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of
faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.
Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover
letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or
activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity
and inclusion.

Interested applicants should visit https://hiring.science.purdue.edu,
submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and
complete contact information for at least 3 references. Review of
applications will begin November 13, 2017, and will continue until the
position is filled. Questions related to this position should be sent to
Dr. Darryl Granger, chair of the search committee (phone: 765-494-0043,
email Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.. Applications will be accepted until the
position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in
this position.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including
minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are
encouraged to apply.

6) Heraeus-Seminar on: Prebiotic Molecules in Space and Origins of Life on Earth, Bad Honnef March 19-23, 2018.

This is a reminder about the

664 Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Seminar on: Prebiotic Molecules in Space and Origins of Life on Earth

which will be held at the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (http://www.dpg-physik.de/dpg/pbh/index.html) on March 19-23, 2018.

There are still places available and we encourage you and your students to register and attend this interdisciplinary meeting on Origins of Life, where talks will be intermixed with discussion and interaction among the various research fields. Some funds are available to cover travel and accommodation for students and young researchers upon request.  

Motivation
How life originates is one of the outstanding questions of humankind. Different scientific communities, from astrophysicists to planetary scientists, from geochemists to biophysicists, all share the common aim of understanding how life on Earth originated and if life exists elsewhere in the Universe. Despite these common goals, it has been difficult to join forces and focus on the ‘big picture’, as different background and terminology often hinder fruitful interdisciplinary collaborations. In this conference, we plan to bring together astrochemists working on the production of prebiotic molecules in space and their delivery to planet forming regions, Solar System scientists working on the chemical composition of the most pristine material such as comets and primitive meteorites, the exoplanetary atmosphere community, geochemists working on the primitive Earth and its conditions to host life, biophysicists working on the very first steps that assembled prebiotic molecules into the macromolecules used by terrestrial life. We believe that fostering communication and interaction among the various groups is a pre-requisite to succeed in our quest on the origins of life.

Please visit our web page at: https://events.mpe.mpg.de/origins2018 and register (the number of participants is limited to 100).

Looking forward to seeing you at Bad Honnef in March 2018.

Best wishes,

Paola Caselli
on behalf of the Organizing team: Dieter Braun, Cecilia Ceccarelli and Pascale Ehrenfreund


7) Appel à proposition pour des sujets de stage de M2  Planétologie 

Cher(e)s collègues,

Nous sollicitons les chercheurs des équipes de planétologie pour proposer des sujets de stage de M2 à nos étudiants du Master Planétologie et Exploration Spatiale - Ile de France et vous remercions par avance de diffuser cette annonce dans votre entourage. Nos étudiants ont un parcours initial en physique, chimie et géosciences.

Les stages dureront 4 mois, de début mars à fin juin.

La date limite de dépôt des sujet est fixée au vendredi 20 octobre.

Bien cordialement,
Frédéric Schmidt pour le Master Planétologie Ile de France.

Merci d’envoyer une fiche comportant les informations suivantes à Frédéric Schmidt (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.)

LABORATOIRE :
TITRE DU SUJET DE STAGE :
COORDONNEES  DU RESPONSABLE :
NATURE DU SUJET : expérimental / modélisation / analyse de données / ...
SUJET :
POSSIBILITE DE POURSUITE EN THESE :


8) Professorship in Impact and Meteorite Research - Naturkunde museum, Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin and its Department of Earth Sciences / Institute of Geological
Sciences together with the Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Evolution and
Biodiversity Science (MfN) invite applications for a tenured
Professorship in Impact and Meteorite Research
salary grade W 3
reference code: GW-S-Professur MfN-E
The successful applicant will cover the area named above in research and teaching.
The position involves a reduced teaching load of two weekly credit hours at Freie Universität
Berlin (FU) and a senior research position in the field of Impact and Meteorite Research at
the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN).
Appointment requirements are governed by Article 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act
(Berliner Hochschulgesetz).
We are seeking candidates with a distinguished, internationally recognized research record
in the fields of either terrestrial/extraterrestrial impact studies or meteorite research. She or
he should have a background in micro-analytical methods related to the study of impact
rocks and/or meteorites. Other methodological focus areas can be cosmochemistry,
structural geology, and/or geophysics. The selectee should have experience regarding the
acquisition of funding for, and carrying out, sponsored research projects. Previous
involvement in the management and implementation of knowledge and technology transfer is
also desired.
Apart from the official duties that the appointee has to fulfil in accordance with Article 99 of
the Berlin Higher Education Act in particular, the following activities need to be fulfilled
additionally:
The appointee is expected to lecture in Mineralogy, Geology or Planetology at BSc and MSc
levels in the curriculum of geological sciences of Freie Universität Berlin. Participation in the
ongoing collaborative research network TRR170 on "Late Accretion onto Terrestrial Planets",
funded by the DFG, is desirable. Preferentially, the research should have a link to the
impactite and/or meteorite collections of the MfN. Besides holding a senior research position
in the Research Division "Impact and Meteorite Research" at the MfN the candidate will
contribute to public engagement activities as part of the integrated research structure of the
MfN. As the successful candidate will be part of a highly interdisciplinary research
environment she/he is expected to collaborate with existing working groups in Geology,
Geochemistry, Paleontology, Geophysics, Mineralogy, or Remote Sensing at FU.
Applications should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification in
German or English (please add the translations if needed), if applicable the letter of
appointment, a list of publications, a list of courses previously taught and evidence of
teaching competence. Furthermore, please include information on involvement in ongoing
and future research endeavors, joint research projects and externally funded projects, and if
necessary language certificates. If applicable for the respective content areas, please give
information on industrial cooperations, inventions/patents and spin-offs.
All materials including a private postal and an email address must be received preferably
electronically in one PDF file (maximum 5 MB), quoting the reference code , no later than
November 10 th, 2017
Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Geowissenschaften
Dekanat
z.Hd. Frau Herm
Malteserstr. 74-100
12249 Berlin
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Application guidelines and general information on the appointment procedure as well as
requirements for professorships at Freie Universität Berlin can be found at www.fuberlin.
de/praesidialamt. For additional details, please visit www.fu-berlin.de and www.geo.fuberlin.de.

1) Fall Recruitment: 2017 JAXA/ISAS International Top Young Fellow

Fall recruitment has begun for the 2017 JAXA International Top Young Fellow position:
JAXA is seeking talented, energetic and highly motivated employees to join the ITYF team.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) International Top Young Fellowship (ITYF) was established as a new fellowship program in 2009 with the purpose of inviting world’s top-level young researchers to work at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Sciences (ISAS)/JAXA. ITYF fellows are expected to contribute to the following activities in ISAS/JAXA in addition to producing outstanding academic achievements in their areas of specialization.
Active interaction with researchers inside and/or outside ISAS to create new academic trends.
Active participation or initiative in planning new space science mission projects.
Active participation in developing research networks of ISAS and the related foreign institutes.
We also expect positive impact of ITYF fellow's activities on ISAS researchers and students
Eligibility: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Doctoral degree in Natural Sciences or Engineering or equivalent or higher ability, and must have degrees earned within less than 8 years from the hire date (those expected to earn their degrees by the hire date are eligible to apply).

Application Web Page: http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/en/researchers/ityf/
Application Deadline: No later than 17:00 PM (JST)/8:00 AM (UTC) on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

General inquiries:
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Secretariat
JAXA International Top Young Fellowship Steering Committee
ISAS/JAXA


2) Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Solid Earth Modelling, Univeristy of Tasmania


Dear Colleagues

We have an opening for a postdoctoral researcher with experience in solid Earth modelling at the University of Tasmania, Australia, for a period of up to 2.3 years. This position will contribute to a funded Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project that seeks to quantify the effects of post-seismic deformation on Antarctica through extending an existing global, spherical, three-dimensional finite-element model for the purpose of simulation of post-seismic deformation of Antarctica and its effect on solid Earth deformation and the gravity field. The project involves close collaboration with geophysical modellers and geodesists at Newcastle University (Australia), Delft University of Technology and Durham University. Geophysics and Geodesy (Geomatic Engineering) research at the University of Tasmania have been ranked top or equal-top in Australia in the most recent national Excellence in Research for Australia assessment.

Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level A and will have a total remuneration package of up to $AUD101,329 comprising base salary within the range of $80,941 to $86,606 plus 17% superannuation or at Academic Level B with a total remuneration package of up to $125,486 comprising base salary within the range of $90,962 to $107,253 plus 17% superannuation

Further information is available at

https://jobs.utas.edu.au/psp/ps/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1

Applications close September 29 for a commencement in late 2017 or early 2018. *It is critical* that the selection criteria are directly addressed in the application, along with a cover letter and CV. See http://www.utas.edu.au/jobs/applying

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

*Matt King*

Professor of Polar Geodesy | President, The Royal Society of Tasmania


3) EMPG XVI 17-21 june 2018 in Clermont-Ferrand

we are delighted to announce the Sixteenth International Symposium on Experimental Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry (*EMPG-XVI*) that will be held at *Clermont-Ferrand *(France) on *17-21 june 2018*.
Please mark the date and help us in advertising this meeting by informing your students and colleagues by displaying the *attached poster*.

*Dealdine for abstracts will be 1st of March 2018*.

Additional Information is attached in the first circular.

With kind regards,

Nathalie Bolfan-Casanova, on behalf of the Organizing Comittee.


4) A Century of Asteroid Families, a Focus Meeting at the 2018 IAU General Assembly


We are pleased to announce that the 2018 IAU General Assembly (20-31
Aug 2018 in Vienna, Austria) will feature a Focus Meeting entitled "A
Century of Asteroid Families".  This Focus Meeting will be held on
28-29 Aug 2018 and will cover a range of topics from the history of
families to the upcoming future avenues of research.  We encourage all
interested researchers to consider submitting an abstract to this
meeting, in particular students and early-career scientists.
 
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SCOPE OF THE MEETING

The IAU 2018 GA occurs during the 100th anniversary of the
identification of asteroid families by Kiyotsugu Hirayama. In this
Focus Meeting, we will celebrate a century of asteroid family
research, bringing together researchers from around the globe to
review the history of the field, highlight major turning points in our
understanding of asteroid families, present new results from recent
asteroid family studies, and discuss the potential new avenues of
research that will be opened in the coming years. Our 100th
anniversary celebration will provide an excellent opportunity to
showcase the worldwide research into asteroid families and excite the
next generation of researchers who will begin the second century of
family studies.

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PROGRAM

We will cover six main topics during the two days of our Focus Meeting:

-A Look Back: The History of Asteroid Families (before Yarkovsky)
-Families in the Era of the Yarkovsky Effect
-Families as a Probe of Catastrophic Collisions
-Families beyond the Main Belt
-New Results in Asteroid Family Science
-A Look Forward: Predictions for the Future

IAU Focus Meetings compile an online Proceedings, entitled "Astronomy
in Focus", following the General Assembly which we will use to
highlight the topics presented at this Focus Meeting.

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REGISTRATION

Registration and abstract submission are now open.  The early-bird
registration deadline is 31 Jan 2018, and regular registration closes
30 June 2018.  The abstract submission deadline is 28 Feb 2018.

For registration information, please visit the 2018 GA website:
http://astronomy2018.univie.ac.at/registration/

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For more information about our Focus Meeting, and regularly updated
status posts, please visit our meeting website:
http://asteroidfamilies.net/IAU2018

On behalf of the SOC,
Joe Masiero


5) Les Houches doctoral school on Internal Earth , from October 16th to October 27th, 2017


Dear colleagues,

The fourth edition of Les Houches doctoral school on Internal Earth will held at the Ecole de Physique des Houches, near Chamonix, France, from October 16th to October 27th.
The 2017 edition will focus on mantle and lithosphere interactions.

The program includes four lecture series, complemented by seminars and a field excursion:

- Mineralogy-petrophysics, by Bruno Reynard, Nathalie Bolfan
- Geodynamics, by Saskia Goes, Laurent Husson, Peter Olson
- Seismology, by Yann Capdeville, Stéphanie Durand,Thomas Bodin
- Geochemistry, by Catherine Chauvel, Bruno Dhuime, Émilie Bruand

- Excursion to the high pressure rocks of the Gran Paradiso, lead by Laurent Jolivet
All lectures and seminars will be given in English.

Registration is open at https://epti.isterre.fr
The school is organised by Philippe Cardin and Stéphane Labrosse (organising comittee) / Thomas Bodin and Laurent Husson (scientific comittee)

Regards,
Thomas Bodin


6) PhD Positions in Solar System Science (Goettingen, Germany)

Call for applications: IMPRS PhD Positions in Solar System Science
in Göttingen, Germany / Deadline November 15, 2017
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https://www.mps.mpg.de/phd/applynow

The International Max Planck Research School for Solar System Science
at the University of Göttingen in Germany (Solar System School) offers
a research-oriented doctoral programme covering the physical aspects of
Solar system science. It is jointly run by the Max Planck Institute
for Solar System Research (MPS) and the University of Göttingen.
Research at the MPS covers three main research areas: ”Sun and
Heliosphere” (director S. Solanki), ”Solar and Stellar Interiors”
(director L. Gizon) and ”Planets and Comets” (director U. Christensen).
Solar System School students collaborate with leading scientists in
these fields and graduates are awarded a doctoral degree from the
renowned University of Göttingen or, if they choose, another university.

The Solar System School is open to students from all countries and
offers an international three-year PhD programme in an exceptional
research environment with state-of-the-art facilities on the Göttingen
Campus. Successful applicants will be offered a three-year doctoral
support contract as well as postdoc wrap-up funding.

The language of the structured graduate programme is English, with
German language courses offered (optional). The programme includes an
inspiring curriculum of scientific lectures and seminars as well as
advanced training workshops and provides a relocation cost subsidy,
travel funds to attend international conferences.

Applicants to the Solar System School should have a keen interest in
Solar system science and a record of academic excellence. They must
have, or must be about to obtain, an M.Sc. degree or equivalent in
physics, earth sciences or a related field, including a written Masters
thesis, and must document a good command of the English language.

*  Applicants can register immediately at the online application portal.
*  Applications should be submitted between October 1 and November 15.
*  The School will contact the referees named by the candidate upon
  submission of the application and will ask referees to submit their
  letters through the online portal no later than November 20.

To start your application, please see the following pages:

Solar System School         http://www.solar-system-school.de
Call for Applications 2017  https://www.mps.mpg.de/phd/applynow
Frequently Asked Questions  https://www.mps.mpg.de/phd/faq
List of Open PhD Projects   https://www.mps.mpg.de/phd/open-projects
Online Application Portal   https://www.application.mps.mpg.de/


Dr. Sonja Schuh: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
IMPRS Scientific Coordinator


7) ESA WORKSHOP: RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES ON THE DEEP SPACE GATEWAY, Estec, Dec 5 and 6


In August 2017, the European Space Agency issued a Call for Ideas for Research Opportunities on the Deep Space Gateway. Submissions received in response to this Call will be presented and discussed at a workshop to be held at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), ESA’s technical heart in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, on 5 and 6 December 2017. Registration is now open for this workshop.

Please note that places at the workshop are limited to 120 so early registration is recommended. Registration will close on 27 October, or earlier if capacity is reached.

Read more:
http://exploration.esa.int/moon/59377-workshop


8) Ecole des Houches "Origin and evolution of water and associated volatile elements - carbon, nitrogen, noble gases- in the inner Solar System. Les Houches, March 11-16, 2018

solarsystem2018.wordpress.com/

We are organizing next year a winter school on volatile elements in the solar system. It will take place at the Ecole de Physique des Houches in the French Alps.

The school will focus on the origin and evolution of water and associated volatile elements  - carbon, nitrogen, noble gases - in the early solar system.

The elemental and isotopic compositions of these elements and species have been shaped by heritage from the interstellar medium and/or photon/ionizing particles - matter interactions in the disk. These elements/species have played a fundamental role in the condensation of solids, in the accretion of planets, and in the formation of their atmospheres. The analysis of extraterrestrial material (primitive meteorites, lunar and martian meteorites), as well as recent space missions, have permitted to document the compositions of the nebular gas, of asteroids, of comets and of differentiated bodies.

This is an interdisciplinary school, at the frontier between planetary science, chemistry of interstellar medium and cosmochemistry. The school is open to Ph.D. students and researchers who wish to broaden their knowledge. The lectures will be accessible to non specialists, but a background in planetary sciences, geo/cosmochemstry or astrophysics is required. All lectures will be in English.

Confirmed speakers are:

F. Albarède, C.M.O'D. Alexander, K. Altwegg, G. Avice, P. Caselli, E. Füri, S. Guilloteau, H. Lammer, Z. Leinhart, Y. Marrocchi, B. Marty, M.M.M. Meier, A. Morbidelli, F. Robert, D. Rubie, S. Tachibana, H. Yurimoto.

There will be no registration fee. The cost for one week (lodging and full board) will be around 400 Euros, plus transportation. Limited support for students, post-docs and young researchers will be considered.

The number of participants is limited to 70 (including the lecturers). Please send us an indication of interest as soon as possible.

Hoping to see you numerous in Les Houches next winter !

Evelyn Füri, Yves Marrocchi, Bernard Marty, Alessandro Morbidelli, David Bekaert, Laurette Piani


9) VESPA - Atmospheres workshop, 27-29 November 2017, Brussels


Objectives of the meeting

This 1st VESPA-Atmosphere  meeting will cover different aspects related to including atmospheric data and related tools within VESPA.

This includes

(new) atmospheric inputs for the VO,
data from models (GCM ),
tools needed to view/compare data,
on-line call to radiative codes.
The workshop will start on Monday 27 November (13:00) and finish on Wednesday 29 Nov. (17:00).

Registration and abstract submission

Registration is free of charge. If you plan to attend the workshop, please confirm your intention by filling in the attached registration form (in either Word or PDF format) and send it back to Ann C. Vandaele <Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.> before the 20th of November 2017.

If you are interested in presenting your work at the workshop in the form of an oral communication, please send a short abstract of your proposed subject, including title, author(s) and the topic(s) to which it relates the most (see objectives of the meeting) to A.C. Vandaele: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Venue

The workshop will be organized at the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (IASB-BIRA) in Brussels, Belgium.

Address: 3, avenue Circulaire  -  B-1180 Brussels

0) demandes de financement su PNP: deadline le 21 septembre

Les appels d'offres INSU pour 2018 sont désormais ouverts.

A partir de cette année, tous les appels d’offres se trouvent sur SIGAP (https://sigap.cnrs.fr/).

Ouvrez un compte sur cette nouvelle plateforme. Rentrez et cliquez sur "Appel `a projet - consulter, candidater".

Pour le PNP, il y a un onglet

AO INSU PNP 2018 (Programme National de Planétologie)

en bas de page. Si vous rentrez, vous y trouverez l'AO du PNP et le dossier `a remplir, commun aux thèmes AA et ST du programme.

ATTENTION: si vous déposez une demande commune avec un autre PN, il faut dupliquer la demande! En effet, pour les PNs issus de INSU-AA (PCMI, PNST, PNPS....) il faut aller dans AO INSU AA 2018 et ensuite choisir le dossier commun  DossierscientifiquePN2018.doc (fichier 10)
Même s'il y a des différences entre les docs de soumission pour le PNP et les autres PNs de AA, vous pouvez faire du copier-coller. Les CSs seront indulgents!

Voici quelques precisions de l'INSU:
·         Porteurs de projet : les personnes non-permanentes ne sont pas éligibles à déposer un projet. Une exception est faite pour les post-docs/ATER et doctorants. Ils peuvent s’associer en tant que co-porteurs.

·         Signature DU : le dossier scientifique doit obligatoirement être signé par le Directeur d’Unité du porteur et joint en ligne.

·         Colloques : Toutes les demandes de financement des Colloques TS doivent être soumises à la fois à l’AO TelluS et dans DIALOG. Sans cela, elles seront pas prises en compte.

·         Demandes à la DT INSU : les demandes de soutien à la DT INSU doivent être adressées au Directeur de la DT. Il convient de remplir le formulaire sur leur site (http://www.dt.insu.cnrs.fr/spip.php?article7)
- Demandes `a la CSAA: utiliser le Fichier 9 disponible dans AO INSU AA 2018

Dates de clôture :

TelluS, AA :21 septembre 2016, 12h00

DIALOG : 12 septembre, 17h00


1) Solar System symposium in Sapporo: February 26–28, 2018

Dear Friends,

We would like to announce that the Solar-System symposium in Sapporo (3S symposium) will be held from February 26–28, 2018 in Hokkaido, Japan (Rusutsu Resort).  This symposium will be comprised of oral and poster sessions with free discussion time, and will focus on the birth and early evolution of the Solar System from a cosmochemical perspective.

The website will be launched soon.  Photos of the last two symposiums (2016 and 2017) and other information can be found in the following:
https://www.facebook.com/3s2016
http://solar-system-symposium-in-sapporo-2017.webnode.jp/
http://ws2016.webnode.jp/
 
The total number of attendees is limited (around fifty). If you plan to come to the symposium, please send your indication of interest to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. (The first-come-first-served policy will be applied).  The abstract submission deadline is temporally set on December 18, 2017.  The registration fee will be JPY15,000.  The Lodging-and-Meal fee for 4 nights will be JPY 50,000 or 55,000 (We may need to raise the fee from 50k for the past symposiums to 55k because the hotel will raise room rates. We will make our best effort to keep it the same, but we would appreciate if you could understand the possibility of the raise).  We also note that we do not currently  have a plan to have this symposium in 2019 because we will have the annual meeting of Meteoritical Society in July 2019 in Sapporo.

In February, Hokkaido will be covered with snow and at the symposium venue you can enjoy enjoy winter activities or relax in spa as you can see in the Facebook page.  We also welcome your visit to Hokkaido University and Sapporo city before or after the symposium.  We are happy to assist your travel arrangements if needed.  Travel grants for students will be available.

Please feel free to forward this announcement to your colleagues and students.  Any questions can be directed to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser..  Yoshi and Shogo will attend the MetSoc meeting in Santa Fe next week.  Feel free to ask any questions there too.

We look forward to seeing you in Hokkaido in February.  

Sincerely,
Shogo and Yoshi on behalf of the organizing committee


2) GSA Impact Cratering, Seattle, October 22-25, 2017

Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, October 22-25, 2017

Topical Session T205: Impact Cratering: From Fire to Ice­Cratering across the Solar System

Conveners: Christian Koeberl, Jeffrey B. Plescia

We invite submissions to this session, focuses on impact cratering processes and effects across the solar system.

We solicit contributions regarding target effects, shock processes, geology, melt, airbursts, and current cratering-rates.

Comparisons among different size and composition bodies are encouraged.

Submit an abstract to this session

Abstracts deadline: 1 August, 11:59 p.m. PDT

General meeting info: http://community.geosociety.org/gsa2017/home


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


The conference will take place at ICISE (http://www.icisequynhon.com/icise-about-us/).  
The conference belongs to a cycle of conferences “Rencontres du Vietnam” about matter and dynamics of Star Forming Regions in our Galaxy: The "Rencontres du Vietnam" on the evolution of gas and dust content from evolved to young stars would like to bring together astronomers working on the circumstellar environment of evolved stars, astronomers working on star (and planet) forming regions and planetologists working on the origin of the solar system. A common conference   bringing all together these communities should provide a better understanding of the cycle of gas and dust from old stars to young ones, in particular, to our young Sun and its planetary system.  The conference “Blowing In the Wind”  in 2016 has addressed the dynamical aspects. The 2017conference about “Star Formation in Different environments” focusses on  how stars form. This conference is dedicated to the gas and dust physico-chemistry and evolution. We will review the molecular and dust contents of envelopes and shells around SuperNovae, AGB and planetary nebulae as those of diffuse, cold and giant molecular clouds. Special sessions will be also dedicated to the origin of material building our own Solar System (meteorite studies, Rosetta results…). High-resolution spectroscopy provides unique information on the chemical compositions, the physical conditions, and the dynamics, in the different media from old star environments to protoplanetary disks. Thanks to its sensitivity and resolving power, ALMA is now allowing us to follow the evolution of matter along the cosmic cycle in our Galaxy and therefore such a conference is very timely.
The conference will consist of plenary sessions with reviews, invited talks, oral and poster presentations (solicited or selected from abstract submissions). Special emphasis is placed on active participation of young researchers and post-docs. Since the audience of the conference will be very broad, a large fraction of time will be dedicated to review talks. The best poster will be awarded a prize.

The conference website is available at:  https://cosmiccycle2018.sciencesconf.org/

4) Cryovolcanism in the Solar System Workshop: Houston, June 5–7, 2018


This workshop aims to advance our understanding of the processes that may lead to extrusive and intrusive volcanism on the icy satellites, KBOs, and hydrous asteroids in our solar system. Specifically, we seek to resolve how and under what conditions volcanism and magmatism occur on these worlds and verify the likely mechanisms responsible for putative volcanic features and magmatic constructs that have been imaged by spacecraft.  https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/cryovolcanism2018/


5) École des Houches " Origin and evolution of water and associated volatile elements -
          carbon, nitrogen, noble gases - in the early solar system " March 11-16, 2018.

We are organizing next year a winter school on volatile elements in the solar system. It will take place at the Ecole de Physique des Houches in the French Alps

https://houches.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/en/

The school will focus on the origin and evolution of water and associated volatile elements  - carbon, nitrogen, noble gases - in the early solar system. The elemental and isotopic compositions of these elements and species have been shaped by heritage from the interstellar medium and/or photon/ionizing partilces - matter intereactions in the disk. These elements/species have played a fundamental role in the condensation of solids, in the accretion of planets, and in the formation of their atmospheres. The analysis of extraterrestrial material (primitive meteorites, lunar and martian meteorites), as well as recent space missions, have permitted to document the compositions of the nebular gas, of asteroids, of comets and of differentiated bodies.

This is an interdisciplinary school, at the frontier between planetary science, chemistry of interstellar medium and cosmochemistry. The school is open to Ph.D. students and researchers who wish to broaden their knowledge. The lectures will be accessible to non specialists, but a background in planetary sciences, geo/cosmochemstry or astrophysics is required. All lectures will be in English.

Confirmed speakers are:

F. Albarède, C.O.D. Alexander, K. Altwegg, G. Avice, P. Caselli, E. Füri, S. Guilloteau, H. Lammer, Z. Leinhart, Y. Marrocchi, B. Marty, M.M.M. Meier, A. Morbidelli, F. Robert, D. Rubie, S. Tachibana, H. Yurimoto.  

There will be no registration fee. The cost for one week (lodging and full board) will be around 400 Euros, plus transportation. Limited support for students, post-docs and young researchers will be considered.


The number of participants is limited to 70 (including the lecturers). More information will be available next September.

Hoping to see you numerous in Les Houches next winter !

The organizing committee:

Evelyn Füri, Yves Marrocchi, Bernard Marty, Alessandro Morbidelli.


6) Les Houches doctoral school on Internal Earth from October 16th to 27th, 2017

Dear colleagues,
 
The fourth edition of Les Houches doctoral school on Internal Earth will held at the Ecole de Physique des Houches, near Chamonix, France, from October 16th to October 27th.
The 2017 edition will focus on mantle and lithosphere interactions.
 
The program includes four lecture series, complemented by seminars and a field excursion:

- Mineralogy-petrophysics, by Bruno Reynard, Nathalie Bolfan

- Geodynamics, by Saskia Goes, Laurent Husson, Peter Olson

- Seismology, by Yann Capdeville, Stéphanie Durand,Thomas Bodin

- Geochemistry, by Catherine Chauvel, Bruno Dhuime, Émilie Bruand


- Excursion to the high pressure rocks of the Gran Paradiso, lead by Laurent Jolivet

All lectures and seminars will be given in English.

Registration is open at https://epti.isterre.fr.
The school is organised by Philippe Cardin and Stéphane Labrosse (organising comittee) / Thomas Bodin and Laurent Husson (scientific comittee)
 
Please print and post the attached flyer, and spread this information to your colleagues and students.
Regards,
Thomas Bodin


7) cm/mm/submm Q&U (&V) ESO Workshop: Garching October 25th to 27th, 2017

We would like to draw your attention to the Centimetre/Millimetre/Submillimetre Q&U (&V) ESO Workshop 2017 (QUESO2017), a workshop to be held at ESO Headquarters in Garching, Germany from October 25th to 27th, 2017.  We would also appreciate you forwarding this message to your collaborators and/or observers who use your facilities.
 
The workshop will cover diverse topics spanning interferometric and single dish cm/mm/submm polarisation observations, instrumentation for polarisation, calibration of the Q,U,&V Stokes components, CMB foregrounds and measurements, star formation, AGN jet polarisation, polarisation from evolved stars, and advanced analysis and modelling of the polarised signal.
 
The deadline for abstract submission is Sept. 4th, and the final registration deadline is Sept. 30th.  Our website can be found here:
https://www.eso.org/sci/meetings/2017/QUESO2017.html
 
The direct link for registration is here:
https://www.eso.org/sci/meetings/2017/QUESO2017/registration/registration-open.html
 
Best regards,
Paola Andreani,
on behalf of the QUESO SOC


8) 22nd International Microlensing Conference: Auckland, New Zealand, 25-28 January 2018


Registration for the 22nd International Microlensing Conference, in Auckland, New Zealand, is now open! The conference will be held on Thursday 25th January 2018 to Sunday 28th January 2018 at the University of Auckland. A Welcome Reception is planned for the evening of Wednesday 24th January.
 
You can register and submit an oral or poster abstract here:
 
https://www.physics.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/international-microlensing-conference.html
 
Please note, Early-bird registrations will close 24th November 2017. A range of accommodation options is available; book early to secure yours.

For a quarter of a century, gravitational microlensing has been used as a channel for astrophysical discovery. Microlensing is:
 
* increasing our knowledge of stellar populations in the Milky Way and other galaxies,
 
* constraining the frequency and mass function of compact objects, including black holes, white dwarfs, and brown dwarfs,
 
* probing the structure of the inner Galaxy and the properties of the stellar population that resides there,
 
* discovering Earth-mass exoplanets from the outer habitable zone out to beyond the snow line, and
 
* becoming a part of space-based observation programmes which are building a map of the planetary abundance in our Galaxy, including an exploration of the frequency and mass function of free-floating planets.
 
Our community has grown, but will need to grow further to meet the challenges put in front of us by new and existing ground- and space-based observatories. Current observational efforts produce data at a rate that is a challenge to analyse with our present resources and tools. We need to address this as we move forward into an era of WFIRST/LSST microlensing.
 
Our theme for this meeting is loosely centered on how to prepare for the coming decade of microlensing observations and the data they will bring.
 
We will discuss what tools we presently have to analyse data, whether and how these can be best adopted as a standard in the field, what tools or skills are missing from our present capabilities, and how we can address these gaps.
 
Microlensing has a lot to offer the broader astrophysical community. In turn, we must reach out to our colleagues in the fields of statistics, computer science, and astroinformatics to let them know of the opportunities and tensions in our field, and to build links with these communities.
 
We look forward to your attendance!
 
From the Scientific Organising Committee:
 
Nick Rattenbury, Chair (University of Auckland)
Rachel Akeson (Caltech/IPAC)
Valerio Bozza (University of Salerno)
Scott Gaudi (The Ohio State University)
Calen Henderson (Caltech//IPAC-NExScI)
Jessica Lu (University of California Berkeley)
David Nataf (Johns Hopkins University)
Rachel Street (Las Cumbres Observatory)
Takahiro Sumi (Osaka University)
Andrzej Udalski (Warsaw University)
 
9) Atelier scientifique national MultiPlanNET 20,21 et 22 novembre 2017

Sous l'égide scientifique du PNP et son soutien financier (auquel s'ajoutent les contributions d'autres sponsors locaux), nous organisons à Grenoble les 20,21 et 22 novembre 2017 un atelier scientifique national intitulé « Traitement de données multimodales pour l’exploration et l’observation des planètes ». Cet atelier est ouvert aux chercheurs, ingénieurs et étudiants des communautés sus-citées. L’objet de cet atelier est de sensibiliser, de former, et d’échanger à propos des recherches pluridisciplinaires qui sont actuellement menées dans le domaine. Deux dates importantes :
- 2/10/17 : date limite d’envoi des résumés

- 2/11/2017 : date limite d’inscription (limitée à 30 personnes maximum).

Pour plus d'information je joins à ce message la plaquette de l'atelier. Nous avons aussi un site web complet à l'adresse : http://ipag.osug.fr/MultiPlanNET/

Je vous serais très reconnaissant si vous pouviez faire l'annonce dans la prochaine lettre d'information du PNP.

bien cordialement,

Sylvain Douté


10) workshop “Water during planet formation and evolution”: Zurich,  12-16 February 2018


The workshop will focus on processes governing the delivery of water to planetary bodies in solar and exoplanetary systems, during their formation and long-term evolution. The respective roles of water (ice) inheritance from the interstellar medium, condensation in the protoplanetary nebula and processing and delivery during accretion will be discussed. We will further consider in detail the implications of the late-stage impact phase and long-term consequences for the remarkable diversity of processes affecting the water budget during the evolution of a planetary body. The goal of the workshop is to critically assess the interplay of theory and observations/experiments on the effects of water on planets and establish new research directions.
Confirmed speakers

Til Birnstiel (LMU Munich)
Ilsedore Cleeves (CfA Harvard)
Jay Farihi (University College London)
Keiko Hamano (ELSI, Tokyo Tech.)
Alessandro Morbidelli (Nice Observatory)
Lena Noack (FU Berlin)
Chris Ormel (University of Amsterdam)
Laura Schaefer (Arizona State University)
Alice Stephant (Open University)

Les appels d'offres INSU pour 2018 sont désormais ouverts.

A partir de cette année, tous les appels d’offres se trouvent sur SIGAP (https://sigap.cnrs.fr/).

Ouvrez un compte sur cette nouvelle plateforme. Rentrez et cliquez sur "Appel `a projet - consulter, candidater".

Pour le PNP, il y a un onglet

AO INSU PNP 2018 (Programme National de Planétologie)

en bas de page. Si vous rentrez, vous y trouverez l'AO du PNP et le dossier `a remplir, commun aux thèmes AA et ST du programme.

ATTENTION: si vous déposez une demande commune avec un autre PN, il faut dupliquer la demande! En effet, pour les PNs issus de INSU-AA (PCMI, PNST, PNPS....) il faut aller dans AO INSU AA 2018 et ensuite choisir le dossier commun  DossierscientifiquePN2018.doc (fichier 10)
Même s'il y a des différences entre les docs de soumission pour le PNP et les autres PNs de AA, vous pouvez faire du copier-coller. Les CSs seront indulgents!

Voici quelques precisions de l'INSU:
·         Porteurs de projet : les personnes non-permanentes ne sont pas éligibles à déposer un projet. Une exception est faite pour les post-docs/ATER et doctorants. Ils peuvent s’associer en tant que co-porteurs.

·         Signature DU : le dossier scientifique doit obligatoirement être signé par le Directeur d’Unité du porteur et joint en ligne.

·         Colloques : Toutes les demandes de financement des Colloques TS doivent être soumises à la fois à l’AO TelluS et dans DIALOG. Sans cela, elles seront pas prises en compte.

·         Demandes à la DT INSU : les demandes de soutien à la DT INSU doivent être adressées au Directeur de la DT. Il convient de remplir le formulaire sur leur site (http://www.dt.insu.cnrs.fr/spip.php?article7)
- Demandes `a la CSAA: utiliser le Fichier 9 disponible dans AO INSU AA 2018

Dates de clôture :

TelluS, AA :21 septembre 2016, 12h00

files/ao-2017.pdf

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