1) AO du PNP 2020 et des autres programmes nationaux - 24 septembre 2019

Message de Guy Perrin, Directeur Adjoint Scientifique Astronomie-Astrophysique à l'INSU :

chères et chers collègues, vous lirez dans la notre de cadrage des appels d'offres 2020 des programmes nationaux et de la CSAA que, comme l'an dernier, le PNP est singularisé par rapport aux autres programmes du domaine Astronomie-Astrophysique. Il n'est en effet pas possible de déposer en une seule opération un projet commun entre le PNP et un autre programme national. La procédure spécifique à appliquer pour soumettre un progrmme commun au PNP et à un autre programme est décrite dans la note de cadrage. Je m'excuse auprès des communautés impactées que nous n'ayons pu mettre en place cette fonctionnalité cette année. Nous y travaillons pour l'an prochain.

Bien à vous toutes et tous,

Guy Perrin

L'AO PNP est donc en ligne sur le site de l'INSU: http://www.insu.cnrs.fr/fr/ouverture-des-appels-doffres-des-programmes-nationaux-de-linsu
Comme l'explique Guy Perrin, il faudra à nouveau, si vous souhaitez déposer un projet commun au PNP et à un autre programme (PNPS, PCMI, PNST, ...) déposer deux projets dans SIGAP, un pour le PNP et un autre pour le second PN. Le document de justification scientifique peut lui être identique. Je suis désolé et je vous assure que nous demanderons à nouveau l'année prochaine l'inclusion du PNP dans l'AO des autres PN.

Amicalement,

            Thierry

2) Ecole Evry Schatzman du PNPS --- 23-27 septembre 2019 - Aussois

Chers collègues

La prochaine Ecole Evry Schatzman du PNPS se tiendra du 23 au 27 septembre
2019 au centre Paul Langevin à Aussois. Elle est ouverte aux doctorants, post-
doctorants et chercheurs.

Le thème retenu pour cette année est celui de l’interaction étoile-planètes et
concerne aussi bien les  marées, le magnétisme, les vents et les
problématiques de détection et caractérisation d’exoplanètes.

Le nombre de participants est limité à 45. Il n’y a pas de frais
d’inscription.

Les inscriptions sont ouvertes jusqu’au 31 juillet sur le site
https://ees2019.sciencesconf.org
Le site contient le maintenant le  programme définitif  ainsi que les
informations pratiques et conditions
d'inscription.

Pour toute question, merci de contacter Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Le SOC : L. Bigot, J. Bouvier,  A. Chiavassa, Y. Lebreton, A. Lèbre.


3) Troisième annonce: Horizon 2061 synthesis workshop  --- Toulouse ---September 11th to 13th, 2019

Dear colleague,

We are pleased to send you the Third Circular of the "Horizon 2061 synthesis workshop" that will be organized by IRAP and OMP in Toulouse from September 11th to 13th, 2019, and to invite you and your colleagues to actively participate to this meeting. The objectives, contents and components of the "Planetary Science, Horizon 2061" long-term foresight exercise are presented in our conference website https://h2061-tlse.sciencesconf.org/.

The main objective of the Horizon 2061 long-term community foresight exercise is to progressively build with YOUR inputs and YOUR ideas the contours of the four "pillars" of planetary exploration:

- the important science questions that planetary exploration addresses;

- the broad spectrum of space missions that need to be flown to address these science questions;

- the enabling technologies that we will need to master in the coming decades to fly these missions;

- the technical infrastructures and services, space-based and ground-based, that will be needed to support the planetary exploration missions and maximize their science return.

The Horizon 2061 exercise is implemented in three successive steps. Its third step, the "Horizon 2061 synthesis workshop", is organized by IRAP and OMP and will be hosted on the Toulouse Aerospace Campus from September 11th to 13th, 2019. Its tentative conclusions will be presented for discussion at the joint EPSC-DPS meeting in Geneva (Horizon 2061 oral session on september 20th, 2019, 8:30 to 10:00), in preparation for the writing of a multi-author book gathering its conclusions to which you are kindly invited to contribute.  This book and the conclusions it carries will be presented for discussion and final approval at the COSPAR General Assembly in Sydney, Australia (August 15th to 23rd, 2020).

We have chosen to schedule our workshop just before the EPSC-DPS meeting in Geneva (September 16-20). Knowing that travel from Toulouse to Geneva can be done in one-hour direct flights, this should facilitate participation to the two events and decrease travel costs.

We hope you will be able to participate and look forward to the pleasure of greeting you in Toulouse next september! If you do so, we kindly ask you to create an account and register at:
 https://h2061-tlse.sciencesconf.org/registration. (early registration rates will be available until July 22nd, 2019) and to prepare an abstract and submit it at https://h2061-tlse.sciencesconf.org/index/unauthorized after you have identified yourself.

With our best regard,

Michel Blanc and the Local Organization Committee of the Toulouse Horizon 2061 Synthesis workshop.

4) Livre AstroFluid en l’honneur de Jean-Paul Zahn

C’est avec un grand honneur que nous voulons informer la communauté que le livre célébrant les
contributions scientifiques majeures de notre collègue Jean-Paul Zahn est maintenant accessible en ligne:
https://www.eas-journal.org/articles/eas/abs/2019/01/contents/contents.html

4 sujets principaux:
Effets de marée dans les étoiles et les planètes
Sismologie et structure, évolution et rotation des étoiles
Convection, dynamo et magnétisme des étoiles
Instabilités, turbulence et disque

Cela sera le dernier volume de l'EAS Publication Series d'EdP qui avait été créée et menée par Jean-Paul https://www.eas-journal.org/.
Ce volume est libre d’accès. Bonne lecture.

Les éditeurs: A.S.Brun, S.Mathis, C.Charbonnel, B.Dubrulle


5) Les glaces astrophysiques: observations, modèles, expériences de laboratoires  ---  03-04 octobre 2019 --- Paris.

Le GDR Edifices Moléculaires Isolés et Environnés (EMIE) et le Programme National de Physique et Chimie du Milieu Interstellaire (PCMI) s’associent pour organiser un atelier « Les glaces astrophysiques: observations, modèles, expériences de laboratoires», les 03-04 octobre 2019 au CNES à Paris.

Toutes les informations sont disponibles sur le site internet de l'atelier :
https://atelier-glaces.sciencesconf.org/

L'appel à contributions orales est désormais ouvert, jusqu'au vendredi 12 juillet 2019. L'appel à contribution par poster restera ouvert jusqu'au vendredi 6 septembre 2019.

Les inscriptions à l'atelier sont ouvertes jusqu'au vendredi 6 septembre 2019. Aucun frais d'inscription n'est demandé, mais le nombre de places est limité à 60 personnes.

N'hésitez pas à contacter les organisateurs pour plus de renseignements,

Alicja Domaracka, Géraldine Féraud, Alexis Markovits, Joëlle Mascetti et Céline Toubin


6) ECLA 2020 --- Linking dust, ice and gas in space --- 19–24 April 2020 --- Anacapri, Capri Island, Italy


FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

European Conference on Laboratory Astrophysics ECLA 2020
Linking dust, ice and gas in space
19 – 24 April 2020, Anacapri, Capri Island, Italy

https://www.frcongressi.it/ecla2020/

RATIONALE
The interplay between ubiquitous dust, ice and gas in space knits an interesting tale from collapsing interstellar clouds to the formation of new stars, planets, moons and comets. Along this path, the formation of complex organic molecules necessary to construct the building blocks of life brings us a step closer to the understanding of the evolution of life. The advancement in the understanding of these vast intricacies of space lies in the development of varied laboratory techniques and astrophysical modelling in close connection with space exploration and astronomical observations. We are living a very exciting time at the interplay between current and future missions/facilities. Return of extra-terrestrial samples is one of the drivers of these missions (e.g. Hayabusa 2, OSIRIS-Rex) together with a more and more detailed exploration of the Solar System planets, moons and other bodies (e.g. Martian rovers ExoMars and Mars 2020, BepiColombo for Mercury, the future JUICE and Europa Clipper missions for Jupiter and its moon Europa). From the astronomical side, new perspectives arise from progress in high angular resolution observations from the optical/infrared (VLT and the coming JWST and ELT) to the sub-mm/mm range (ALMA, NOEMA) to the mid-radio frequencies (SKA) together with a better coverage of the electromagnetic spectrum (e.g. ATHENA for X-rays) and the discovery of new exo-worlds (e.g. PLATO, ARIEL).

The ECLA 2020 conference will provide the opportunity for interdisciplinary exchanges between scientists active in different research fields, which range from astronomy to geology and from chemistry to instrumentation. These interactions will foster collaborations that will result in better scientific exploitation of missions/facilities in planetology and astronomy in relation with the major questions on our origins.


7) Offre de PostDoc exoplanète au Centrum Badan Kosmicznych, Pologne

Un post-doc de deux ans sur ARIEL est offert: http://www.cbk.waw.pl/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=398:post-doc-2-years-emloyment&catid=38:actual-vacancies&Itemid=42

Programme de recherche
Effet de l'environnement stellaire au moment de la naissance de l'étoile sur la formation des planètes et l'architecture des systèmes planétaires
Etude de la source d'eau sur les planètes de type terrestre lors de la dispersion des planétésimaux du disque initial

 

1) Voyage 2050 workshop --- Madrid --- 29-31 octobre 2019

Email sent on behalf of Fabio Favata, Head of the Strategy, Planning and Coordination Office, Directorate of Science
 
Dear Colleagues,

The Voyage 2050 workshop – Shaping the European Space Agency’s space science plan for 2035-2050 – will be held from 29 to 31 October 2019, at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid, Spain.

The first announcement and details of the Voyage 2050 process can be found at:

https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/voyage-2050


2) SESSION « PLANETE MARS - V », Les Houches (Haute Savoie), 3-8 Mai 2020

La cinquième session « Planète Mars » s’inscrit dans le cadre d’une série qui a commencé en 2003, au moment du lancement de Mars Express et des Mars Exploration Rovers.  L’objectif est de rassembler des étudiants, post-docs, jeunes chercheurs et chercheurs confirmés dans le but d’optimiser l’analyse et l’interprétation des données spatiales existantes et de préparer la communauté pour une exploitation optimale des missions à venir. Tous les participants sont invités à présenter un poster.

La première circulaire et les informations relatives au Centre de Physique des Houches sont accessibles sur le lien suivant:
:https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/planet-mars-5/home

Le site des inscriptions et ouvert (date limite: 1 Novembre 2019). Comme le nombre de participants est limité à 70 pour des raisons de logistique, il est possible qu’une sélection des candidatures doive être faite par le comité scientifique. Les notifications seront connues le 15 janvier 2020.  

Transmis par Thérèse Encrenaz, Christophe Sotin et Olivier Witasse


3) Ice Giants  2020 -  Royal Society, London - January 20-22, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Registration and abstract submission for the Ice Giant Systems 2020 conference, hosted by London’s prestigious Royal Society, are now open.  The workshop spans Ice Giant formation, interiors, atmospheres, magnetospheres, rings and satellites, as well as mission/technology requirements and strategies for international collaboration in the coming decade.

The meeting will consist of plenary lectures (Jan 20th-21st), posters (Jan 20th), and three parallel splinter workshops (Jan 22nd).  The 2-day plenary meeting will be hosted at the Royal Society’s Carlton House Terrace, overlooking the Mall in central London.  The latter splinter meetings will be held in three of the Learned Societies of Burlington House, just off Piccadilly – the Royal Astronomical Society, the Royal Geological Society, and the Linnean Society.  Both the plenary lectures and splinter contributions will be summarised in a special edition of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A.  

Registration for the limited spaces is via a three-step process, open until December 10th 2019.  Full details are available on our website https://ice-giants.github.io.

Plenaries: Register for the free, two-day plenary meeting on January 20th-21st at the Royal Society via:  https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2020/01/ice-giants/ - note that registration is mandatory for attendance.  Optional lunches can be purchased at the time of registration.
Splinter Meetings: Register for the one-day splinter meetings on January 22nd at Burlington House (a £55 fee will be charged to cover venue hire and catering) via: https://shop.le.ac.uk/product-catalogue/events-at-leicester/department-of-physics-and-astronomy/ice-giant-systems-2020-splinter-meeting-registration
Abstract Submission:  Submit a poster and/or splinter meeting abstract by following the instructions on this form (https://github.com/ice-giants/papers/raw/master/IG2020_abstractform.docx) and sending it to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. before 12:00 GMT on Tuesday December 10th 2019.  This is your opportunity to showcase new, cutting-edge Ice Giant science to the whole community.
Please spread the word, and we look forward to welcoming you to London!

Best Wishes,

The #IceGiants2020 Science Organising Committee

Royal Society, London - January 20-22, 2020 - Social Media:  #IceGiants2020 - Website: http://ice-giants.github.io -- Email:  Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.


4) Appel à projets de l'association M.A.R.S de l'ISAE-SUPAERO

Je vous écris au nom de l’association M.A.R.S de l’ISAE-SUPAERO. Pour la sixième année consécutive, nous préparons une mission analogue de vie martienne qui se déroulera dans le désert de l'Utah au sein de la MDRS (Mars Desert Research Station). Nous serons 14 étudiants, répartis en 2 équipages, à partir en février et mars 2020.
 
Dans ce cadre, nous lançons un appel à projets afin de recueillir des expériences scientifiques à réaliser lors de ces missions.
 
Ce serait pour vous une opportunité unique de voir vos expériences réalisées en milieu hostile par des étudiants passionnés par l’exploration spatiale. De plus, la mise en place de ce contexte scientifique engendre des frais de mission que cet appel à projets permettra de couvrir en partie.
 
Durant les missions précédentes, nous avons eu l’occasion de travailler sur des projets comme Aquapad, réalisé en collaboration avec bioMérieux, expérience également menée dans l’ISS par l’astronaute français Thomas PESQUET, mais aussi le LOAC, une expérience du CNRS consistant à analyser la qualité de l’air.
 
Vous trouverez en pièce jointe un flyer présentant notre projet de façon globale.
 
Pour répondre à cet appel à projets ou pour en savoir plus sur nos missions et sur ce que nous pouvons vous apporter, nous vous invitons à vous rendre sur notre site internet en cliquant ici avant le 12 juillet 2019.
 
Si des personnes de votre réseau sont potentiellement intéressées, n’hésitez pas à leur transmettre cet appel.
 
Je reste à votre entière disposition en cas de questions,
 
L’équipage et moi-même avons hâte de pouvoir travailler avec vous,


5) AIDA International workshop --- Rome ---  11-13 septembre 2019

Dear Colleagues,

This year's Asteroid Impact & Deflection assessment (AIDA) International workshop will take place in the "Aula Ottagona" of the Terme di Diocleziano in Rome. AIDA is an international collaboration between ESA and NASA (along with European and US scientists) aimed at validating the kinetic impactor deflection techniques. It is composed of the NASA DART and ESA Hera spacecraft. The status and Phase B1 study of the ESA component Hera, which will be proposed at the ESA Council at Ministerial Level Space19+ in November 2019 for approval in the framework of the new Space Safety Program will also be presented. Hera is planned to visit for the first time a binary asteroid, the near-Earth asteroid Didymos, and in particular its small moon (165 diameter in size, the smaller rock ever visited), and for the first time measure an asteroid interior using radar with a cubesat, as well as measure the deflection and properties of the crater left by the NASA DART impact planed in October 2022.

The workshop will start in the morning of 11th September and end in the early afternoon of the 13th. We will also discuss the status and future plans of the AIDA collaboration based on presentations by the AIDA working groups. The community is invited to contribute further presentations about all aspects of AIDA.

See: https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/aida-international-workshop
for further information and workshop registration. There will be no registration fee, but registration is mandatory to allow for adequate planning for the event. On the registration form, it is also possible to provide a title for a suggested contributed presentation.

  Best regards,

            Patrick Michel (UCA, OCA, CNRS) and Michael Kueppers  (ESA/ESAC)           



6) Offre de thèse au MPE Garching et Université de Cergy-Pontoise

Subject: The nitrogen enigma in pre-stellar cores.
Supervisors : Prof P. Caselli (MPE, Garching, Germany) and prof F. Dulieu (LERMA, University of Cergy-Pontoise & Paris Observatory, France)
Thesis project
In the star formation cycle, the dark cloud phase precedes the birth of stars. Due to the high density and very low temperature conditions all species should a priori be trapped on the surface of the grains. This is not the case, and in particular the N2 molecule (detected through N2H+) seems to be more resistant to freeze out. Molecules such as CN, CH3CN or HNCO are detected, and NH3 maintains large abundances toward the center of dense cores, in disagreement with chemical models. Similarly, molecules containing an amine group (NH2CHO, NH2OH) are not detected, while their methylated counterparts (CH3CHO, CH3OH) are. The synthesis on dust grains of N- bearing molecules, particularly amines, is poorly understood and so models cannot explain if different N-bearing molecules have different chemical origins.
The purpose of the PhD is to experimentally study the formation of N-molecules on cold surfaces and to model the chemistry of nitrogen in dense cores. The experimental part will be carried out in Neuville under the responsibility of F. Dulieu, while the modelling and comparison with observations will be carried out at the MPI in Garching under the supervision of P. Caselli.
Scientific objectives
The objectives of this project are as follows:
1 - study the formation of ammonia (and other nitrogen-bearing molecules) on cold dust grains, with particular attention to the issue of chemical desorption and deuteration;
2 - revisit nitrogen chemistry in the context of dark molecular clouds taking into account the new measurement of binding energies and new chemical pathway efficiencies measured in the laboratory;
3 - merge the first two points and find out if the problem of anomalous nitrogen depletion and the discrepancy between observed and modeled abundances of N-bearing molecules originate in the gas-grain chemistry, and/or if the cloud dynamical evolution is the real limit of our understanding.
Practical details
The student will be recruited internationally, within the framework of the Paris Seine doctoral school http://www.collegedoctoral.u-cergy.fr/. The student will share his time between the two institutions and will be paid for the first 18 months on the basis of French doctoral contracts, and the last 18 months by the MPI, on the basis of German doctoral contracts. The PhD student will be affiliated to ACO ITN network, and will participate to the training schools.
Application
Applicant must have a master degree in Science, especially in Astrophysics, Physics or
Chemistry at the beginning of the contract. An experience (Internship, master diploma...) in radioastronomy or experimental physics would be an effective positive aspect of the application. Applicant must have excellent communication skills in English (oral and written), which will be the working language, although the student will follow French language training (part of Doctoral School educational program), and may learn German, Italian and few others languages with the team crews if motivated.
Applications should be constituted of a detailed CV and a letter of motivation. The candidate should furthermore arrange for a recommendation letter from a professor familiar with the applicant to be sent to Prof. Dulieu. A remote interview will be organized for shortlisted applicants. Applications received before 5th of June 2019 will receive full consideration. The offer will close later, as soon as one eligible and selected candidate accepts the job.

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https://lerma.obspm.fr/spip.php?article48
http://www.mpe.mpg.de/CAS

 

1) ARIEL-FRANCE School ---- Biarritz --- Sept 27, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019

We are very happy to announce the first ARIEL-FRANCE School to be held in Biarritz, : Friday Sept 27, 2019 at
18 :00 until Sunday October 6 at 10:00 AM.

ARIEL, is a space telescope project that will measure the composition and structure of the atmospheres of
1000 extrasolar planets, from gas giants to hot and temperate rocky planets, around stars of different types.
It will constrain the nature of the planets, detect the presence of clouds and study the interactions of
these other worlds with their host stars. ARIEL is supported by a consortium of more than 60 institutes in 15
European countries, under British coordination, and two major partners, France (IAP, CEA, LESIA and IAS) and
Italy. The project was selected in 2018 by the European Space Agency (ESA) as the fourth Mid-class mission
which will launch ARIEL in 2028 from Kourou, Guyana. In preparation of the science preparation and
exploitation for the French community, we have decided to organize every year, an ARIEL school. This is the
first edition. This school is a hands-on session, first extracting extrasolar planet spectra from  Hubble Space Telescope
archival data of transiting planets and then performing retrieval with Tau-REX to extract
temperature-pressure profiles and molecular abundances.

Dates : Friday Sept 27, 2019 at 18 :00 until Sunday October 6 at 10:00 AM.
It will take place in Biarritz, at the Village de vacances VTF "Le domaine de Françon", 81 Rue de Salon,
64200 Biarritz, France. It is financed by CNES for 20 students/postdoc/staff + tutors/teachers.

Organisers : Jean-Philippe Beaulieu (IAP), Ingo Waldmann, Angelos Tsiaras (UCL), Lectures by Benjamin Charnay (LESIA) and Jeremy Leconte (LAB Bordeaux).
Requirement :
- Enrolled in PhD program in astrophysics or early postdoctoral position.
- Strong motivation because this will be a demanding school in terms of work.
- Some experience with python, make sure to do python Tutorial before the school.
- Ideally a Linux laptop or (less favored) windows machine.

All local expenses will be covered by the school, students have only to cover their travel from their local
institution and back.

How to apply : send an email to JP Beaulieu  (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) by June 5, 23:59 with a CV describing early
career, a 2 pages long motivation letter and a support letter from adviser and/or senior scientist. It is
mostly for scientists at French institutions, but we should be able to also have few young scientists from
other institutions. Since there are only 20 places, it will be a competitive process. We will announce the
list of selected participants and those who are on the complementary list end of June. ---------

Students will work by teams of two (not from the same laboratory). Each team will have its planet with HST
data to analyse.  They will do all the process from downloading the data from HST archive to processing the
images, and obtaining the exoplanet spectra. Then, the new challenge will be to perform the retrieval,
meaning extracting the temperature pressure profile and the molecular abundances. 14 days after the school,
the team of students should provide a small report (4 pages, A&A format for instance), discussing their
analysis, compare with results from the literature. The reports will kept in the archives of the school.


Preliminary program : September 27-Sunday 6
Friday 27  Arrival at 18:00, diner
Saturday 28    Exoplanet atmospheres  & chemistry
        (Benjamin Charnay)
Sunday 29        Exoplanet  atmospheres  & chemistry (morning)
                            (Benjamin Charnay)
      / Afternoon free Monday 30 HST data-processing (Angelos Tsiaras)
October
Tuesday 1    Data processing (Angelos Tsiaras)
Wednesday 2  Introduction, data retrieval (morning)
                      TauREX handson (afternoon)
       (Ingo Waldmann)
Thursday 3 TauREX day
(Ingo Waldmann)
Friday 4 Data Processing/ Tau Rex / literature
             (Angelos Tsiaras, Ingo Waldmann)
Saturday 5 Presentation of results (afternoon) and discussion
        about earlier results.
Sunday   6   Breakfast, departure at 10:00

On each evenings, we will have additionnal talks on specific topics.
We have already 2 scheduled sessions.
Benjamin Charnay : brown dwarfs/young giant planets Jeremy Leconte : 1D-3D modelling


2) Mercury 2020 Conference in Orléans (France), June 2-3-4, 2020

Second announcement of Mercury 2020 Conference in Orléans (France), June 2-3-4, 2020

Following the meeting held in Columbia (USA) in May 2018 (https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/mercury2018/), the forthcoming conference « Mercury 2020 : Current and future science of the innermost planet » will focus on all scientific aspects of planet Mercury, including both the current state of knowledge and the prospects for future endeavors. The conference welcomes and encourages participation from the diverse groups of the world-wide Mercury science community, covering topics such as Mercury’s:
1.    deep interior geophysics and planetary evolution,
2.    surface geology and composition,
3.    exosphere and magnetosphere dynamics,
4.    fundamental physics with Bepi-Colombo.
In addition, the latest plans and developments from Bepi-Colombo’s unprecedented two-spacecraft exploration of Mercury will be shared and discussed.

The number of participants being limited to 120, early registration and abstract submission are warmly suggested.

Detailed information about this meeting can be found at https://mercury2020.ias.u-psud.fr/
Registration deadline : 15 april 2020
Abstract submission deadline : 15 april 2020

The SOC committee

3) Planetary Exploration Horizon 2061 --- Toulouse --- September 11th to 13th, 2019

Third announcement / Call for abstracts (submission deadline June 30th).


Michel blanc and the Local Organising Committee invite you to attend the Planetary Exploration Horizon 2061 synthesis workshop to be held in Toulouse on September 11th to 13th, 2019

The initial dates of 5-7 June have been postponed due to unavaibility of many important organizing participants and of conflicts with other meetings of interest to the planetary science community at large.

The new dates in September, just before the EPSC-DPS meeting in Geneva, should be more favorable to a broad international attendance at our workshop.

On behalf of the Scientific Organizing Committee, we are delighted to convene engineers, scientists, technology experts, industry and space agencies involved in planetary sciences and in the space exploration of the solar system to draw up to the 2061 Horizon a long-term picture of the four pillars of planetary exploration :
our major scientific questions on planetary systems;
the different types of space missions that we need to fly to address these questions;
the key technologies we need to master to make these missions flyable;
the ground-based and space-based infrastructures and services needed to support these missions and to enhance the overall scientific return of planetary exploration.

Please, find attached the third circular of this event and don't hesitate to circulate the information to your colleagues.

Submission of abstracts on all presentations related to either of the four pillars, and/or addressing several ones, is very welcome and strongly encouraged. Abstracts will be received until June 30th. All information on this meeting can be found at:
https://h2061-tlse.sciencesconf.org/

We look forward to welcoming you in Toulouse!

All information about this long-term foresight exercice is available at : http://horizon2061.cnrs.fr
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Best regards
on behalf of Michel Blanc and the Organizing Committee


4) 10th Moscow International Solar System Symposium (10M-S3) --- Moscow --- October 7-11, 2019.

The 10th Moscow International Solar System Symposium (10M-S3) will be held in Space Research Institute(IKI), Moscow on October 7-11, 2019.

We would like to invite you to register and submit your abstracts. Abstract submission can be accessed before JULY 10, 2019 at: https://ms2019.cosmos.ru/.  


In case of you need the Visa Support   from  Space Research Institute  please send before JULY 1, 2019

- a Personal Data Form(in attachment)
- a Copy of Passport

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We look forward to seeing you in Moscow.


Best regards,

10M-S3  Program Committee
10M-S3  Organizing Committee

 


5) Workshop Anthropology off Earth: How Terrestrial Exploration and Scientifc Imagination Shape Our Relation to Outer Space and Extraterrestrial Life" --- Paris, 4&5 juin.

Bonjour,

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le programme du workshop "Anthropology off Earth: How Terrestrial Exploration and Scientifc Imagination Shape Our Relation to Outer Space and Extraterrestrial Life" qui se tiendra les 4 et 5 juin 2019 au Collège de France et à l'Observatoire de Paris.

Inscription sur https://forms.gle/JchYSNiCUeDaPvty7
Bien cordialement,

6) Postdoc research position at IRAM
Dear colleagues,

Please find in the link below to a second postdoc research position at the 30-meter telescope:

https://www.iram-institute.org/EN/job-offer.php?id=56 <https://www.iram-institute.org/EN/job-offer.php?id=56>

Thank you for posting the announcement and informing your colleagues.

Best regards,

7) Thèse astrophysique de laboratoire à l'Institut de Physique de Rennes
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Un financement de thèse en physico-chimie est disponible dans l’équipe d’astrophysique de laboratoire de l’Institut de Physique de Rennes https://ipr.univ-rennes1.fr/astrolab.

Le sujet porte sur la formation de molécules dans les milieux astrophysiques froids : des disques pré-stellaires aux atmosphères planétaires.

L’objectif principal du projet est d’identifier pour la première fois les produits de réactions chimiques et leurs rapports de branchement aux très basses températures (entre 20 et 200 K). L’approche sélectionnée repose sur la combinaison d’écoulements supersoniques uniformes générés à l’aide de la méthode CRESU et de la spectrométrie de masse avec photo-ionisation au seuil pour la détection des produits. Les données obtenues sur l’identification des produits et leurs rapports de branchement seront directement utilisables dans les modèles photochimiques des environnements astrophysiques. La description complète du contexte, des objectifs, de la méthodologie, des collaborations, est disponible ici https://tinyurl.com/labastro-these-fr

Le candidat ou la candidate devra être en possession d’un Master (ou diplôme équivalent) en physique, en chimie-physique ou en astrophysique. Il/elle devra posséder des fortes aptitudes au travail expérimental et une appétence pour le travail en équipe. Une expérience dans le domaine de la cinétique chimique, la physique moléculaire expérimentale ou la spectrométrie de masse serait un avantage. Des compétences en analyse de données à l’aide de Matlab, Igor ou tout autre logiciel seraient aussi appréciées.

Pour candidater, merci de suivre la procédure détaillée sur le site de l’école doctorale  https://theses.u-bretagneloire.fr/3m/theses-2019/formation-de-molecules-dans-les-milieux/++add++Candidate

Merci de diffuser cette annonce auprès des jeunes chercheurs et chercheuses qui pourraient être intéressés.

Ludovic Biennier et Sébastien Le Picard



8) Postdoctoral Position at Macau University of Science and Technology

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"I moved to Macau University of Science and Technology in January 2019 and am settling down gradually. Currently I can hire a postdoc with annual salary of ~400,000 rmb . It’s for 2 years.   However I need to
provide a candidate for this postdoc position within a few days. Otherwise the position will be gone.

I hope to work with the postdoc on exoplanetary atmospheres or early Martian atmospheres.  The target young
scientists are postdocs who graduated within the last 2 years or any graduate student who might graduate
within the next year.

Do you know anyone who might be interested? Feel free to spread the news. Thank you

Regards Feng"


9) Post-Doctoral position at CSUG – Grenoble on imaging spectrometry instrumentation for space weather and planetology

The “Grenoble University Space Center” (CSUG / Univ. Grenoble Alpes-Grenoble INP) is inviting applications for a postdoctoral research position in the field of imaging spectrometry instrumentation for auroral monitoring. This position is open within the framework of the ESA contract dedicated to the development of the Wide Field Auroral Imager (WFAI) proposed to be a payload of the D3S mission. This instrument will be a wide field (60°) spectro-imager dedicated to the monitoring of the aurora for Space Weather purpose. Hyperspectral instruments are really important developments for both Space weather and Earth observation giving to the applicant a key position in these kind of developments. The applicant will be encouraged to participate to international meetings in the optical and space weather domains and to publish the results of his developments.

The applicant will work on the preparation of the WFAI instrument specifications and documents related to the instrument design and in the engineering model definition, manufacturing, verification and test, the goal being to validate to concept regarding ESA requirements. He/She will be also strongly involved in the development of data reduction and calibration methods of such innovative instruments, in the development of a preliminary engineering model as well as in their testing in the laboratory and in the field.

He/She will work at the CSUG in close collaboration with the IPAG (Institut for Planetolgy and Astrophysics in Grenoble) under the responsibility of Dr Etienne le Coarer, Mme. Juana Rodrigo and Dr Mathieu Barthélemy at the University of Grenoble Alpes, in close collaboration with the Pyxalis society in its staff. The applicant will be localized in IPAG building.

The successful candidate must hold a PhD in optics with an experience in Astronomy/Planetology, Earth remote sensing, space instrumentation or a related field. An experience in a large Space/Ground project will be strongly appreciated. A good experience in spectroscopy and/or image processing is also required.

Applications should include:
a cover letter
a curriculum vitae with list of publications
a statement of current and future research interests (up to 3 pages)

The application, merged into a single pdf file, should be sent by email to Raluca Loctin (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.). The applicant should also provide the names and contact details of three professional references who could be contacted.

The contract will be for 18 month. The starting date of the appointment is as soon as possible from May 1st.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be sent to the email address below.

Contact: Mathieu Barthélemy, director of the CSUG (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.)


10) Offre de thèse à UTINAM, OSU THETA, Besançon

Bonjour,

ceci est un appel à candidats pour la thèse "L’origine du diazote dans les comètes", co-dirigée par Benoît Noyelles et Philippe Rousselot (Institut UTINAM, OSU THETA, Besançon), qui commence à la rentrée 2019. Cette thèse sera financée par la Région Bourgogne Franche-Comté. Nous cherchons des candidats issus de M2 d’astrophysique, ou avec une forte composante d’astrophysique, avec des compétences en programmation.

http://ed-carnot-pasteur.u-bourgogne.fr/images/stories/pdf/UTINAM/Sujets2019/Sujet_UTINAM_Noyelles_Rousselot.pdf

Merci,

B. Noyelles.

 

1) EWASS2019: Programme du symposium The future of exoplanets: synergy between small-scale and large-scale telescopes

Le programme du symposium The future of exoplanets: synergy between small-scale and large-scale telescopes (S9), co-organisé par le PNP est en ligne!
http://ewass.kuoni-congress.info/2019/programme/#!/


2) THE 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LUNAR AND DEEP SPACE EXPLORATION - July 22-24, Zhuhai, China

MARS SCIENCE AND EXPLORATION: THE 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LUNAR AND DEEP SPACE EXPLORATION
 
July 22-24, Zhuhai, China
 
Abstract deadline: June 7, 2019
 
http://ldse2019.csp.escience.cn/
 
The International Conference on Lunar and Deep Space Exploration (LDSE)  is a bi-annual event jointly organized by China National Space Administration (CNSA) and Chinese Academy of Sciences. With the rapid development of lunar and deep space exploration in China in the recent decades, this conference is becoming a major forum in China to discuss ideas and scientific results in planetary exploration. The topics cover all areas in planetary research and road maps, with the focus on exploration missions and related data analysis, ground observations, laboratory experiments, and theoretical work.
 
The Mars Science and Exploration Sessions include the following themes:
-Geology and Geophysics.
-Atmospheres.
-Martian Meteorites.
-Mars Analog Studies.
-Mars Exploration: Past, Present and Future.
 
Updates on the status of China’s Mars Global Remote Sensing Orbiter, Lander and Rover to be launched in 2020, together carrying 12 scientific instruments, will be presented.

Convenor: Prof. Long Xiao
Co-convenors: Prof. James Head, Prof. Kaichang Di, Dr. Chow Kim Chiu, Dr. Yang Liu, Dr. Jessica Flahaut


3) Announcement of Opportunity for Interdisciplinary Scientists and Guest Investigators in the BepiColombo mission

This Announcement of Opportunity (AO) solicits the participation of the scientific community as Interdisciplinary Scientists or Guest Investigators in the BepiColombo mission, to augment the scientific return of the mission as a whole.

BepiColombo is an interdisciplinary mission to the planet Mercury, carried out as a joint project between ESA and JAXA. It consists of two orbiters, the Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) and the Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO), which are dedicated to the detailed study of the planet and its magnetosphere.

The BepiColombo mission was launched on 20 October 2018. Arrival at Mercury and start of the science exploitation phase are expected in December 2025 and April 2026, respectively. The duration of the nominal science operations is 1 year.

The aim of this AO is to appoint up to six Interdisciplinary Scientists (IDS) and up to 11 Guest Investigators (GI) for the BepiColombo mission. The IDSs and the GIs will be appointed for a first period of three years, renewable. An IDS or GI appointment is ad personam. ESA will not fund the activities of the IDSs or the GIs (travel costs to attend meetings, etc.) and each proposer is responsible for securing his/her own funding.

This call is open to scientists based in ESA Member States, Japan and USA. Principal Investigators and Co-Principal Investigators of the BepiColombo instrument teams are excluded from this call, while Co-Investigators are eligible for IDS positions, but not for GI positions.

Full details, including the tasks of an IDS or GI, requirements for the proposals, and evaluation criteria, can be found in the Announcement of Opportunity for Interdisciplinary Scientists and Guest Investigators in the BepiColombo mission document.

Submission forms

 

Letter of Intent Submission Form

Deadline for receipt of mandatory Letter of Intent is:

13 June 2019, 12:00 (noon) CEST

 

Proposal Submission Form

Deadline for receipt of proposals is:

15 July 2019, 12:00 (noon) CEST

 

Schedule

The schedule for this AO is given in the table below:

Event

Date
Date of AO release    13 May 2019
Due date for mandatory Letter of Intent    13 June 2019, 12:00 (noon) CEST
Due date for proposals    15 July 2019, 12:00 (noon) CEST
Appointment of Interdisciplinary Scientists and Guest Investigators    October 2019
 

Contact

Further queries should be addressed to:

Luigi Colangeli
Head of the Science Coordination Office
Directorate of Science
ESA/ESTEC - Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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and

Masaki Fujimoto
Deputy Director General
ISAS/JAXA
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4) Atelier Design of small satellite missions for planetary studies -- Tartu, Estonia   ---  23 July - 2 August 2019


        http://www.nordicastrobiology.net/Tartu2019/
The aim of the workshop Design of small satellite missions for planetary studies (Tartu, Estonia, 21 July to 3 August 2019) will be to enable students and early career scientists to design micro-and nanosatellite missions tackling scientific themes and target objects they have chosen themselves previously. The workshop, which will be a sequel of the training school/workshop on Microsatellites in Planetary and Atmospheric Research held last year (although newcomers are warmly welcome. The workshop will consist of three parts:

a lectured part consisting of in-depth talks on the scientific background of the chosen mission themes and on important issues in satellite technology
a mission designing part where attendees plan these endeavours in detail with the help of satellite technologists
a final presemtation of all the projects
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 workshop school aims to

Highlight the possible potential of microsatellites in exploring diffeent targets like the Moon, small bodies and outer satellites
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
The work on the mission designs will continue after the workshop, thus ensuring a long-term impact.
The Stockholm University Astrobiology Centre, the European Astrobiology Campus, and the Nordic Network of Astrobiology will function as co-organisers of the workshop.

The workshop will consist of lectures by leading scientists, planning of for different micro- or nanosatellite projects in small groups as well as open discusssions. Participants will also have the possibility to display their own research results in a poster session. Furthermore, a one-day excursion to Viljandi (visit of the charming old town and the Estonian Folk Festival) and a walk around Tartu is included as a social programme.

The event is open to applicants from all nationalities. Nevertheless, recommendation letters for visa applications are only issued for participants participating in last year's event and those additionally selected by the orgsanisers.

 

5) Ecole d'été : Exploring the physics of planetary environments  --- August 13-22  --- Stockholm, Sweden

 A novel and unique course addressing the physics of atmospheres, ionospheres and magneto- spheres of various Solar System bodies: from small comets to the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn.

Guest lecturers from Sweden, Europe and the US provide a tour through the Solar System with lectures and workshops on different ways of measuring, observing and modelling planetary environments. The course targets primarily MSc and PhD students.

For more information, visit www.kth.se/planetcourse

International guest lecturers
Kurt Retherford, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, USA
Katherine de Kleer, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA • Bertrand Bonfond, University of Liège, Belgium
Christina Plainaki, ASI - Italian Space Agency, Rome, Italy
Jan-Erik Wahlund, Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala, Sweden
Yoshifumi Futaana, Institute of Space Physics, Kiruna, Sweden
Aljona Blöcker, KTH, Stockholm
Nickolay Ivchenko, KTH, Stockholm
Tomas Karlsson, KTH, Stockholm
Elias Odelstad, KTH, Stockholm
Content and topics

During eight days, international students get the chance to learn about different ways to explore planetary environments from different perspectives. Observational experts give insights into how state-of-the-art telescopes are used to spectrally and spatially map planets and moons. Principal Investigators of scientific instruments onboard planetary missions present the unique measurements near a planet by their instruments. And modelling experts introduce their numerical simulations of atmospheric and plasma dynamics. Lectures will be followed by workshops with group tasks on the specific planetary object and exploration technique such as simple numerical simulations and analysis of telescope and spacecraft data.
Topics include:
Ground-based observatories and space telescopes for planetary explorations
Milestone NASA and ESA planetary missions like Rosetta, Cassini, Galileo and Juno • In-situ measurements and remote sensing of the atmospheres of terrestrial planets
Dynamics of the gas and plasma environment of a comet
Auroral emissions in the upper atmospheres and ionospheres of the giant gas planets • Remote observations of the tenuous neutral gas clouds of the moons of Jupiter
Simulations of their effects on Jupiter’s magnetosphere and upper atmosphere
Application

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6) Ecole Evry Schatzman du PNPS - Interactions étoile - planètes --- Aussois --- 23-27 Septembre 2019

https://ees2019.sciencesconf.org/

Resumé

La révolution des exoplanètes entamée depuis deux décennies a bouleversé notre compréhension de la formation des systèmes extra-solaires. Nous faisons face aujourd’hui à une extrême diversité et complexité de ces systèmes qui ne peuvent se comprendre qu’à travers le lien intime qui existe entre les planètes et leur étoile hôte. La connaissance et la détection des exoplanètes doivent se faire de plus en plus en étroite collaboration entre physiciens stellaires et planétaires. L’école a pour but  d’apporter aux participants désireux d’aborder le domaine de l’exoplanétologie, un tour d’horizon des dernières connaissances en physique stellaire et offrira aux physiciens stellaires une perspective pour appliquer leurs travaux à un domaine en plein essor. Une place importance sera réservée pour favoriser les échanges avec les intervenants. Le PNP est associé à l’Ecole par ses intervenants et son soutien financier.

Le SOC est composé de : L. Bigot (chair, OCA), J. Bouvier (co-chair, IPAG),  A. Chiavassa (OCA), Y. Lebreton (LESIA), A. Lèbre (LUPM).

L'école est limitée à 45 participants.

Programme (cours et TP sont donnés en anglais)

Cours. Star-planets Interactions

    Magnetic games in star-planet systems  (A. Strugarek, CEA)
    Stellar and planetary tides   (S. Mathis, CEA)
    Stellar winds and planetary atmospheres  (C. Johnstone, Univ. of Vienna)
    Impact of stellar activity on the detectability and characterization of exoplanets (M. Deleuil, LAM & N. Meunier, IPAG)
    High resolution spectroscopy for planetary atmosphere characterization (M. Brogi, Univ. Warwick)

Travaux pratiques

TP1. SOAP : A tool to estimate the photometric and radial velocity variations induced by stellar spots and plages.   (I. Boisse , LAM)

TP2. Gaussian Process regression for astronomical data  (S. Aigrain, Oxford, UK)

Séminars

     How to define exoplanet habitability? (F. Selsis, Obs Bordeaux)


7) Workshop Titan after Cassini-Huygens  --- Madrid, 23-25 September 2019.

This is a reminder of the ‘Titan after Cassini-Huygens’ 3-day workshop to be held at the European Space Agency (ESA –European Space Astronomy Centre) in Madrid on 23-25 September 2019.

The registration (free) and the abstract submission are open until May 31st. The registration tool and abstract submission page in addition to further information regarding the workshop can be found here:

https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/titan-after-cassini-huygens/home

The workshop will include past and new science focusing on the fields and studies of magnetospheric & atmospheric science, geology, geophysics, astrobiology, Earth-based observations, future missions and more.

*IMPORTANT*

We are aware that the APL Cassini meeting has been canceled due to the Cassini funds being cut. For that reason the organizing committee has decided to welcome papers that were intended to be presented at the APL meeting for which (pending participation) we will dedicate an afternoon session focused on other aspects of the Saturnian system.


We look forward to see you all in Madrid!

8) Postdoctoral Research Position in mm astronomy at the 30-meter telescope

Posting date: May 9, 2019 – Closing date: June 30, 2019


IRAM is an international research organization for millimeter and submillimeter astronomy supported by the CNRS (France), the Max-Planck Gesellschaft (Germany), and the IGN (Spain). IRAM operates two world-class research facilities, a 30-meter single-dish telescope (Spain) and the mm/submm interferometer NOEMA (France). The scientific capabilities of the 30-meter telescope are continuously enhanced with state-of-the-art technology such as for EMIR, the multi-wavelength heterodyne frontend, and, with the recent commissioning of the new large field-of-view continuum 1mm/2mm camera NIKA2.


IRAM invites applications for one postdoctoral research position at IRAM/Granada. The successful candidates are expected to invest 50% of the time on personal astronomical research and 50% to support science operation of the 30-meter telescope. IRAM is seeking scientists with a PhD in physics/astronomy, with experience in millimeter/submillimeter/far-infrared astronomy and continuum cameras and/or heterodyne frontends. The candidates will join the Science Operations Group to provide assistance to visiting astronomers, to help in calibrating and reducing the incoming data, and to support the commissioning of new instrumentation. Knowledge of a programming language like python is a strong asset. He/she will typically spend about one week per month at the observatory.


Candidates must have completed the PhD prior to beginning the position. Review of applications will begin in July 2019. The search will continue until the positions are filled. The appointment is initially for one year with the possibility of extension to a second year. Applications should be sent as one pdf file to the IRAM personnel department, and should include a cover letter indicating motivation and qualifications, a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, and a short research statement. Applicants should arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to the personnel department. Inquiries should be addressed to the station manager Miguel Sánchez-Portal.


9) Postdoctoral Position at CRPG Nancy

The Centre de Recherches Pétrographiques et Géochimiques (CRPG) Nancy is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in Earth and Planetary remote sensing. The 2-year position is supported by a CNRS Momentum grant entitled 'Spectral imagery unravels the nature of planetary crusts”.  

Read the full advertisement here:
http://bit.ly/2JPTMRL
 
Application deadline is set to June 30th. For more information please contact Dr. Jessica Flahaut : Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

 

 

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