1) Décès de Wojciech Markiewicz


C'est avec tristesse que nous avons appris le décès récent de Wojciech Markiewicz. Wojciech a contribué depuis de nombreuses années à l’amélioration de notre connaissance des atmosphères telluriques, et fut très actif au cours des années pionnières de l’exploration martienne à la fin des années 90. Wojciech a par la suite pris la responsabilité scientifique de l’imageur Venus Monitoring Camera sur la sonde de l’ESA Venus Express. Grâce à son instrument et l’analyse des données qu’il en a tirée, Wojtek a contribué de façon majeure à la résolution d’énigmes entourant les épais nuages vénusiens.

Homme passionné, connu pour sa rigueur et l’élégance de ses raisonnements, Wojciech travaillait depuis plus d’une décennie au Max Planck Institute à Lindau. Il nous laisse à 61 ans orphelins d’un collègue mais aussi d’un ami.

Écrit par Franck Montmessin pour le PNP


2) Postdoc and graduate student opportunities at UC Davis

Dear colleagues,

I am seeking postdocs and graduate students for a range of research opportunities in planet formation, collisional processes, and material properties at high pressures and temperatures.  Please pass along this information to potential students and postdocs.

The U. California has funded a new Center for Frontiers in High Energy Density Science (beginning March 2017). The Center is a collaboration between 5 UC campuses, LLNL, and LANL that supports research and education on a variety of topics, including studies of materials at high pressures with applications to planetary sciences.

In addition, the new Shock Compression Laboratory at UC Davis is celebrating our opening this month. The lab has a single stage and a two-stage light gas gun and research projects on the equation of state and dynamic deformation of planetary materials.

Interested students and postdocs should contact me (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) to discuss the research opportunities with this new Center and other funded projects.

**** Note that our graduate application deadline has been moved to December 15. ****
(but late applications will be considered)

Postdoctoral positions may commence as soon as early 2017.

More information about current research topics is available at sarahtstewart.net

Best regards,
Sarah


3) Post-doctoral position for the analysis of VIRTIS/Rosetta data

A 2-year post-doctoral position in cometary science is opened at the Observatory of Paris (LESIA, CNRS, Meudon). Successful candidates will be expected to start their fellowship before October 2017.
 
  The successfull applicant will analyse infrared spectra of the atmosphere of comet 67P/Churyomov-Gerasimenko obtained with the high-spectral resolution channel of the VIRTIS/Rosetta instrument (Visible Infrared Thermal Imaging Spectrometer) built at the Observatory of Paris. The project will focuss on the study of the distributions of H2O, CO2 gases and organics, and their seasonal, diurnal, and regional variations to understand the processes which control cometary activity. Other topics of interest could be considered. The applicant will benefit of a dynamic research environment, with the possibility to interact with scientists involved in several Rosetta instruments. Conference travel and equipment support will be provided.
 
  A PhD in astrophysics is required. The following skills will be considered in the evaluation process of the applicants :
  - working knowledge in planetary science, and comets
  - expertise in the reduction of infrared spectroscopic observations
  - knowledge in radiative transfer
  - previous experience in space missions, in particular Rosetta, is an asset.
 
  Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a short review of previous works and statement of research interest. They should arrange for two reference letters. Applications should be sent via email to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.. The closing date is 28 February 2017.  



4) Info sur la mission Hera, candidate M5.

Une proposition de sonde de rentrée dans l'atmosphère de Saturne, d'initiative Française, a été soumise à l'appel M5 de l'ESA, avec pour but de mesurer in situ la composition de la planète géante jusqu'à une profondeur de 20 bars. Cette proposition est basée sur une collaboration Europe-USA au sein de laquelle l'ESA construirait la sonde qui serait portée vers Saturne à bord d'un vaisseau NASA (mission New Frontier ou Flagship). Ce scénario permet au budget d'une sonde de rentrée dans l'atmosphère de Saturne d'être largement contenu dans l'enveloppe M5.
La proposition Hera peut être téléchargée sur: http://hera.lam.fr/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Hera_M5.pdf
Contact: Olivier Mousis (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.)


5) PostDoc position on Cassini (planetary space physics) available in Sweden - deadline 26 January 2017

The Swedish Institute of Space Physics, IRF, is a governmental institute that does basic
research and education in space physics, atmospheric physics and space technology. Many of
the projects within IRF are large international projects in collaboration with other research
institutes and space related organisations. IRF has about one hundred employees at four
locations; Kiruna, Uppsala, Umeå and Lund. More information about IRF: www.irf.se.
Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala, Sweden, is seeking candidates for a position as
Post-doctoral scientist with interests in planetary space physics
The specific aim of this project is to investigate the structure and dynamics of Saturn’s
ionosphere and its interaction with the charged dust and plasma near its rings. The Cassini
mission will end in 2017 in a spectacular fashion, with close orbits through the ring systems,
as well as passages through the upper atmosphere and ionosphere of Saturn. The Radio &
Plasma Wave Science (RPWS) instrument package on board Cassini includes a Langmuir
probe (LP), designed, built and operated by IRF in Uppsala. Data from this instrument will be
analysed during the grande finale, in order to study the ring dust and plasma and make the
first ever detailed in-situ measurements of the ionosphere of the gas giant. Specific topics to
address include:
• Characterisation of dust and plasma close to and within the rings.
• Characterisation of Saturn’s ionosphere at the lowest encountered altitudes.
• Investigate the coupling between the rings and the ionosphere, and possible effects on
the latitudinal structure of Saturn’s upper atmosphere.
• Characterisation of the north and south auroral topside ionosphere.
• Investigation of whether Saturn lightning storms interact electro-dynamically with the
rings.
Candidates should have completed (or expect to complete) a PhD in space physics or a related
field during 2013 or later. Candidates planning to obtain their PhD degree before April 2017
may apply for this position. If the candidate has an older degree and wants to refer to special
circumstances, such as parental leave, this should be clearly stated. Candidates should
demonstrate experience in spacecraft data analysis, as part of national and international
collaborations. Experience with theoretical modelling is an advantage. Interest and experience
in development of instrumental techniques and methods will be positively valued, as will
experience in coordination of scientific activities. The candidate should not currently be an
active researcher at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics in Uppsala or the Department of
Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University, Sweden.
Applications should include a CV, a short introduction letter stating the applicant’s research
interests and relevant experience, a letter from the supervisor stating when the PhD degree is
expected (if the PhD degree has not yet been achieved), description and proof of previous
post-doctoral positions and/or similar relevant research work (if available), names and contact
information for two professional references, and reprints of not more than 4 selected
publications. The position is available at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics, located at the
Ångström Laboratory in Uppsala, Sweden, from the first half of 2017, for a period of 2 years.
Closing date for applications is January 26, 2017.

Further information can be given by:
Associate Professor Jan-Erik Wahlund, +46-18-4715946, Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
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Applications are accepted, preferably by email to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser., or by post to
Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF)
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If your application is sent by e-mail you should get a confirmation that we have received it. If
you do not get the confirmation within three days, please contact the registrar: tel. +46-980-
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6) Theoretical astrophysics postdoc (exoplanets, disks and compact objects),  Cornell University

Email Inquires: Prof. Dong Lai (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.)
Applications: Submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo?job-2510-7908.

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position at Cornell University. We are interested in candidates with prior experience in theoretical/ computational astrophysics. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Dong Lai on various theoretical astrophysics problems, focusing on astrophysical (particle and fluid/MHD) dynamics, with applications to exoplanets, accretion disks and compact objects (black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs).

The successful applicant will join the research group of Prof. Dong Lai (see http://astro.cornell.edu/~dong/research.html) at the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, housed in the Academic Department of Astronomy.
He/she will also have opportunity to interact with other theoretical astrophysicists and planetary scientists at Cornell, as well as opportunity to carry out independent research.

The position is for one year, renewable to up to a total of 3 years contingent on funding and performance. The nominal starting date is September 1, 2017 but an earlier date is possible.

Inquiries may be addressed to Prof. Dong Lai (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.).
Applicants should submit a CV (including a list of publications) and a brief (1-3 pages) description of research interests, all in a single pdf file, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo?job-2510-7908.
They should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted to the same site. (Please note the applicant's name, followed by "Research Associate Position of Prof. Dong Lai" in the subject heading).  All materials should be received by December 20, 2016. Later applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Cornell University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Woman and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


7) Troisième atélier Plato/France

Le troisième atelier annuel pour la communauté française sur la mission spatiale PLATO aura lieu les 24 et 25 janvier 2017 à Montpellier.
Ce troisième atelier PLATO-France sera ainsi dédié à l'activité stellaire, son origine, sa variabilité et sa dépendance aux paramètres physiques (masse, âge, rotation, métallicité, ...), et aux moyens de préparer la communauté à l'analyse et à la modélisation des futures données PLATO.

Toutes les informations pratiques sont disponibles sur le site web de  l'atelier  : https://plato-france3.sciencesconf.org/

L'inscription à cet atelier PLATO est sans frais mais reste obligatoire sur le site web, avant le 13 Janvier.

Nous vous invitons également à déposer vos propositions de contributions orales sur le site avant le 22 Décembre 2016.

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8) LAST CALL - EGU Abstracts for PS6.1 Exoplanets: Observations and modeling
We would like to draw your attention to the following session to be held at the EGU General Assembly in Vienna, 23-28 April 2017:   

    PS6.1 Exoplanets: Observations and modeling

    Convened by Lena Noack, James Cho, Daniel Winterhalter, Yann Alibert and John Lee Grenfell

A main goal of this session is to discuss the observations, formation and interior/atmosphere dynamics of exoplanets. This includes recent observations of exoplanets from spacecraft and from ground-based observatories as well as papers discussing the status of, and/or plans for, future observations.

Further, theoretical and numerical models, in particular those that interpret or provide support for present and future observations, will be of strong interest.

Another topic of high interest pertains the availability and observation of organic matter in planetary systems.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 11 Jan 2017 (CET)

Submit at:    http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2017/abstractsubmission/23175

We would highly welcome your abstract in our session!   

 We look forward to seeing you in Vienna,

- The conveners of PS6.1


9) LAST CALL - EGU Abstracts for PS5.1/ST2.7 Planetary Plasma Physics and Interactions in the Solar System

Please consider submitting an abstract to the session PS5.1/ST2.7
Planetary Plasma Physics and Interactions in the Solar System of the EGU
General Assembly to be held 23-­28 April 2017, in Vienna, Austria:

http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2017/abstractsubmission

The abstract submission deadline is 11 January 2017, 13:00 CET. Please
note that this year late abstracts can only be accepted after approval by
the Programme Committee; it also will entail a late abstract fee of 80
euros.

The emphasis of the session is on all aspects of planetary plasma physics
and interactions in the Solar System, including :
(a) magnetospheres, ionospheres, auroras
(b) the solar wind interaction with planets, moons, asteroids and comets
(c) plasma interactions with exospheres, dust and surfaces (e.g. at
Mercury, Europa, Ganymede, our Moon, etc.)
(d) intercomparisons of planetary environments

Contributions are welcome which address previous (e.g. CHANDRAYAAN-1,
KAGUYA, VENUS EXPRESS, MESSENGER,ROSETTA), present (e.g. CASSINI, MARS
EXPRESS, MAVEN, CHANG'E 2,JUNO), forthcoming (e.g. BEPI COLOMBO) and
planned (e.g. JUICE) observations from space. Analyses of ground-based
observations of neutral and ionized environments are welcome. Theoretical
modelling and simulations are also strongly encouraged, both in themselves
and as a basis for intercomparisons and interpretation of measurements.
Laboratory studies on planetary analogues aiming to simulate the
surface-plasma interaction are considered as well.

Hope to see you in Vienna!

With best regards,
--
The conveners
Anna Milillo, Aikaterina Radioti, Natalia Ganushkina and Philippe Garnier


10) Research Fellowship position in Mars Atmosphere Modeling / ESA (ESOC) / Deadline 12 Jan 2017

A position advertised, for ESA-ESOC (Germany):

http://www.esa.int/About_Us/Careers_at_ESA/Research_Fellow_Opportunities

"The research fellow will be part of the orbit determination team that is in charge of performing TGO (Exomars orbiter) orbit determination and predictions during the aerobraking campaign and that will have to provide a reliable prediction of key Martian atmosphere parameters to other Flight Dynamics systems."

"Applicants must have recently completed their PhD studies in the field of engineering, physics or mathematics. Experience in atmospheric science is an advantage."

Deadline 12 Jan 2017

O.Witasse


11) workshop "Formation of the Solar System and the Origin of Life", Leiden, February 20--24, 2017

we are happy to announce the workshop "Formation of the Solar System
and the Origin of Life" that will take place at the Lorentz Center in
Leiden, the Netherlands, February 20--24, 2017:

http://www.lorentzcenter.nl/lc/web/2017/864/info.php3?wsid=864&venue=Oort

With the discovery of more than 3500 exoplanets, the question of how
our Solar System formed and how life developed naturally arises. The
workshop aims to address this main scientific question, which requires
interdisciplinary efforts, using knowledge from a wide range of
disciplines including planetary science, geology, chemistry, biology,
and astronomy. We want to trigger communication among international
researchers from these different disciplines, allowing the puzzle
pieces of solar system formation history to form a complete picture.

The registration is now open. The capacity of the workshop is 55
participants and we aim at an interdisciplinary audience. The first
registration round is open until December 19, 2016 and we will confirm
participation in early January. We encourage early-career researchers
to register (there is no conference fee). We are in the process of
securing additional funding which we will use to financially support
PhD students and postdoc participants.

Best wishes from the organizing committee,
Maxwell Cai
Lucie Jilkova
Susanne Pfalzner
Simon Portegies Zwart


12) Conference Early Earth and ExoEarths: origin and evolution of life, Warsaw, Poland | 3-7 April, 2017
The meeting will cover a multitude of scientific subjects ranging from star and planet formation until the early evolution of life on Earth. It aims to bring together astronomers, physicists, chemists, geologists and biologists as well as academics and students from humanities to discuss the most important questions and newest findings in all related disciplines.

http://lifeorigins2017.ing.pan.pl/home.html


13) EPSC2017 - First announcement and call-for-sessions

The 12th European Planetary Science Congress will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija, Riga, Latvia, from 17–22 September 2017.

We thank you for making this year’s joint meeting with DPS in Pasadena, United States, a great success.
The EPSC2017 will revert to the traditional EPSC structure, with sessions for industry and amateurs and this year’s outreach theme will be enlarging our community.

As with the previous highly successful EPSC meetings, EPSC2017 provides an attractive platform to exchange and present results, develop new ideas and to network the planetary science community in Europe. A forum you might say! It will have a distinctively interactive style, with a mix of talks, workshops and posters, intended to provide a stimulating environment for the community to meet.

The modern congress hotel is very close to the Old Town of Riga, a vibrant, attractive Baltic city with lots of interesting historical sites.

The success of EPSC is founded on the excellence of its sessions and conveners. So we encourage you to make session or workshop proposals on the conference website before 25 January 2017:

http://www.epsc2017.eu

The meeting will cover the whole scope of planetary science with typically 50 sessions of different types.

We look forward to many proposals for exciting sessions and look forward to seeing you in Riga.

Best regards,

Manuel Grande and Maria Teresa Capria
Scientific Organizing Committee Chairs

Amara Graps
Local Organizing Committee Chair

Mario Ebel
Copernicus Meetings

14) poste MCF `a Lyon 1 sur Composition des surfaces planétaires à partir des données spatiales

ENSEIGNEMENT: Systèmes d'Informations Géographiques
La cartographie numérique, la télédétection et les systèmes d'informations géographiques (SIGs)
sont des compétences indispensables aux professionnels des sciences de l’environnement. Ces disciplines font
partie intégrante des cursus de sciences de la Terre, de biologie (biodiversité), de physique (risques
atmosphériques), ou d’environnement (ex : Institut du Génie d'l'environnement et de l'écodéveloppement) mais
ont aussi un fort potentiel dans d'autres disciplines de Lyon1 comme l'épidémiologie. Le/la MdC interviendra en
Licence et Master essentiellement dans les parcours professionnalisant où l'expertise des SIGs est indispensable.
Le/la MdC aura la charge de proposer en premier cycle une UE transversale en SIGs pour que cette
compétence transdisciplinaire (parmi le top10 des emplois de demain) puissent être proposée à un large spectre
d'étudiants. Le/la MdC saura aussi s'investir dans la formation continue de ces techniques qui a un très fort
potentiel.
Contact enseignement :
Pascal Allemand, Pr, Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser., 0472448441

RECHERCHE: Composition des surfaces planétaires à partir des données spatiales
L’étude des surfaces planétaires par imagerie hyperspectrale depuis l'orbite ou par spectroscopie in
situ a permis des avancées scientifiques majeures notamment sur la planète Mars. Le laboratoire de Géologie de
Lyon dans le cadre de l'émergence d'une thématique souhaite renforcer son expertise en planétologie par le
recrutement d’un(e) spécialiste de la composition des surfaces planétaires. Le/la MdC saura analyser les
données orbitales ou in situ des missions en cours ou à venir en terme de composition. Le/la Mcf pourra coupler
l'analyse de données avec des approches expérimentales et/ou des modélisations physico-chimiques. Il/elle
développera des problématiques scientifiques sur l’évolution crustale des corps planétaires (Mars, Lune,
Mercure, astéroïdes...) et/ou la caractérisation des sites potentiellement habitables dans le système solaire et/ou
la dynamique des échanges surface/atmosphère. Il/elle développera des méthodes de traitement pour
contraindre les abondances minéralogiques ou des méthodes de combinaison de données d'imagerie via des
systèmes d'informations géographiques. Il/elle prendra une part active aux futures missions spatiales dans
lesquelles le laboratoire souhaite s' impliquer (ExoMars, Mars2020, Bepicolumbo...).
Contact recherche : Cathy Quantin-Nataf, Pr, Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser., 04 72 43 13 55

0) École des Houches "interactions between the outer solar system and the interstellar medium", Fevrier 12-17. Last call and registration deadline

A new, one week school on the Chronology of the formation of the Solar System is organized from Feb 12 to 17, 2017, at the conference center in Les Houches (France) on the specific subject of the interactions between the outer solar system and the interstellar medium.
https://www-n.oca.eu/crida/SchoolChronoVI/CFSSVI.html

The number of participants is limited to 70 (including the lecturers).
If you want to attend this school, please pre-register by December 7, following the instructions at : https://www-n.oca.eu/crida/SchoolChronoVI/PracticalChronoVI.html

The goal of this school is to review our current knowledge on the formation of stars and protoplanetary disks, as well as of planetesimals and planets in these disks. The  focus will be on the heritage of chemical and structural properties from the parent interstellar medium, with an emphasis on the most recent results.
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 science or astrophysics is required. The list of lectures and lecturers can be found here : https://www-n.oca.eu/crida/SchoolChronoVI/ChronoVI_Program.html
All lectures will be in English.

Hoping to see you numerous in Les Houches next winter !

Aurélien Crida, Karine Demyk, Guy Libourel, Alessandro Morbidelli & the whole S.O.C.


1) École des Houches "Diversity of planetary circulation regimes, in our solar system and beyond", March 6-10

We will present the recent observational data and modelling studies
 to the variety of planetary atmospheres circulation
regimes, including giant and terrestrial planets. We will also discuss
the theory of planetary physical processes (e.g. circulation,
dynamics, thermodynamics, radiative transfer, cloud microphysics) and
review the current status of the modelling of planetary atmospheres in
order to calculate observables such as light curves. This
interdisciplinary school wishes to contribute to bridging the gap
between Earth science, planetary science, and astrophysics

Details are available on:

http://leshouchesplanets2017.zmaw.de/

Lectures will be delivered by about 20 speakers. The number of
additional participants is limited to 50. The deadline to apply is:

January, 15th 2017

Early applicants will be given priority. The
participants will be encouraged to bring over a poster for presenting
their research activities. Full or partial financial support will be
provided to selected participants. Details for registration are given
in the school website:

For questions, please contact Nicolas Iro:
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The organizing committee:
Daniel Apai (Department of Astronomy, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA)
Francois Forget (LMD, CNRS, Paris, France)
Nicolas Iro, (CEN - Institute of Meteorology, University of Hamburg, Germany)
Valerio Lucarini (CEN, University of Hamburg, Germany/Department of
Mathematics and Statistics, University of Reading, Reading, UK)
Raymond Pierrehumbert (Department of Physics, University of Oxford,
Oxford, UK)


2) Ouverture poste Ingénieur de Recherche (CDD) au LPC2E 

Le LPC2E (UMR 7328 CNRS – Université d'Orléans) recrute un ingénieur de recherche pour la calibration, l’analyse et l’archivage des données d’un instrument spatial embarqué sur la sonde Rosetta, niveau bac +5 ou thèse.
Contrat à durée déterminée (CDD) d’un an, renouvelable. Poste à pourvoir à partir de janvier 2017.

AFFECTATION
Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie de l'Environnement et de l'Espace (LPC2E) du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Orléans (45).

CONTEXTE
Le LPC2E conçoit, réalise et exploite des instruments scientifiques embarqués sur satellite, en collaboration avec les agences spatiales nationale (CNES) et internationales (ESA, NASA, JAXA). En particulier, Le LPC2E est responsable de l’exploitation de l’instrument MIP (sonde à impédance mutuelle), embarqué à bord de la sonde spatiale ROSETTA de l’Agence Spatiale Européenne (ESA), qui a participé à la caractérisation de l’environnement ionisé (plasma) de la comète 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko et son interaction avec le vent solaire. La phase d’acquisition des données a pris fin en septembre 2016 après plus de deux ans d’opérations. Les équipes scientifiques sont maintenant en phase d’analyse et de calibration des données en vue de l’archivage final à l’ESA.

DESCRIPTIF DU POSTE
En collaboration avec les scientifiques et les ingénieurs impliqués dans le projet, vous participerez à l’analyse des données de l’instrument MIP, dans le but de les qualifier et de les confronter aux données d’autres instruments embarqués sur le sonde Rosetta (inter-calibration), à la mise en œuvre des chaînes de traitement des données au sol, à l’archivage final des données calibrées de l’instrument MIP.  

ACTIVITÉS
-       familiarisation avec le principe de l’instrument MIP ;
-       participer au traitement, à l’analyse des données et à l’archivage des résultats ;
-       mettre en place des indicateurs de qualité des données ;
-       comparer et inter-calibrer les données de l’instrument MIP avec celles d’autres instruments embarqués sur Rosetta, en collaboration avec des scientifiques d’autres équipes internationales ;
-       participer à la production des archives et à leur livraison à l’ESA ;
-       rédiger et faire évoluer la documentation associée aux archives et aux différents outils développés ;
-       participer au suivi et aux réunions d’avancement du projet ;
-       participer à l’exploitation scientifique des données.
 
COMPÉTENCES
-         maîtrise d’un langage de programmation (par exemple Fortran/C, Matlab/IDL) ;
-         connaissances générales en mathématique/physique et en calcul scientifique ;
-         connaissances en traitement du signal et statistiques ;
-         capacité à travailler en équipe et à interagir avec des équipes internationales ;
-         anglais : expression écrite et orale : niveau 2, compréhension écrite et orale : niveau 2 ;
 
RÉMUNÉRATION : selon grille indiciaire du CNRS : 24-28 k€ brut annuel (19-23 k€ net) selon diplôme.
 
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3) Postdoc and Ph.D. positions in seismology at the Université de Lyon

A) Postdoc position in seismology

A postdoctoral position is available at the Université de Lyon, beginning in Spring 2017. The position is a full-time 2-years appointment. The successful applicant will work on computational methods for non-linear inverse problems, and in particular Bayesian sampling methods applied to geophysical inverse problems. The position is in the dynamic, growing seismology group in Lyon. The applicant will interact with other geophysicists in Lyon, and will have access to our on-site super-computer of 1000 CPU cores.

For additional information on the project please contact Thomas Bodin (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.). Applicants should submit a resume, statement of research interests and experience, and names of three references via email to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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B) PhD position in seismology

The open PhD position falls within the broad domain of computational seismology. The primary objective of the project is to develop novel algorithms for inversion of seismic data. Developments should be geared towards imaging seismic anisotropy in the mantle with fully non-linear inverse methods, such as Bayesian sampling methods. The position is in the dynamic, growing seismology group in Lyon. The applicant will interact with other geophysicists in Lyon. Students in Lyon receive broad training in geophysics through short courses, workshops, and attendance at international schools and major conferences. For additional information on the project please contact Thomas Bodin (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.).

Applicants should have an advanced degree (M.Sc. or equivalent), background in geophysics, physics or mathematics and strong computing skills, including programming. Applicants should submit a resume, statement of research interests and experience, and names of three references via email to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser..

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


4) applications for International Time Programmes at La Palme and Tenerife observatories

The International Scientific Committee (CCI) of the Roque de los Muchachos (ORM, La Palma) and Teide (OT, Tenerife) observatories invites applications for International Time Programmes (ITP) on telescopes installed at these Observatories.

The ITP offers up to 5% of the observing time, evenly spread throughout the year and the lunar cycle, at the telescopes listed on the ITP web page: www.iac.es/eno.php?op1=5&op2=13&op3=26&lang=en

A proposal can request up to 15 nights/year (80 hours on GTC & STELLA) of observing time. A proposal can cover a period of up to two consecutive years, i.e. in this case, up to a maximum of 30 nights / 160 hours per telescope can be requested. Proposals must include a justification of the time requested on each telescope.

Specific guidelines for the individual telescope facilities are available on their webs.
The aim of the ITP is to encourage international scientific projects of the highest quality, which cannot easily be accommodated within other time allocation schemes, and which foster collaboration between the different user institutions at the observatories. Proposals should be international in their range of participants and are expected to involve astronomers from at least three of the European countries that are signatories to the Agreements for Cooperation in Astrophysics (Germany, UK, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy and Finland).

The deadline for the AO is February 28, 2017.


5) Postdoc at Stony Brook University/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Postdoctoral Associate - 1603429

Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. or the equivalent degree from a foreign university, in physics,
geosciences, chemistry, geochemistry, or related field in hand by December
31, 2016. Coursework or research experience in synchrotron radiation
experiments.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in Synchrotron radiation experiments, Laser experiments, X-ray
microscopy, X-ray spectroscopy, Mineralogy and geosciences.
Brief Description of Duties:
The Postdoctoral Associate will assist the Principal Investigator in the
Department of Geosciences. The main research topic is to conduct X-ray
spectromicroscopy experiments at the Sub-micron Resolution X-ray
Spectroscopy Beamline at NSLS-II, Brookhaven National Laboratory, on
project-related samples, using a high-power laser to influence the sample
properties. Successful incumbent will have effective written and verbal
communication skills. The Postdoctoral Associate will have demonstrated
outstanding research ability, with an emphasis on critical thinking skills
and high productivity.

Within the predetermined research scope and methodology (1) conduct basic
X-ray spectromicroscopy experiments with project-related sample material,
and (2) design and execute such experiments using high-power laser light to
influence sample properties.
Evaluate results within the framework of current understanding of the
field, as determined by periodical/literature search.
Participate in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals
and/or presentations. May also assist in grant writing.
Other duties as assigned, which may include participating in experiments
related to the actual project, and attending scientific conferences and
meetings.

Special Notes: The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational
corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and
procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. FLSA Exempt
position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum
salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.


6) Two positions at IRF Uppsala / Space Physics (1 tenured, 1 postdoc) (deadline 18 December)

Please see below links regarding two positions at IRF Uppsala. One is a postdoc, the other is tenured. http://www.irf.se/Topical/Vacancies/?group=P4&vacid=46

http://www.irf.se/Topical/Vacancies/?group=P4&vacid=47


7) Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop:  Washington DC, Feb 27- March 1

Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop

February 27–March 1, 2017

 

NASA Headquarters
Washington DC.

SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT
DEADLINE:  Friday, December 9, 2017
Remember that participation in this workshop will be space-limited and requires submission of an abstract.
Interested participants should read carefully the workshop format and themes and abstract submission instructions posted on the website.


8) Session PS2.2 Lunar Science and Exploration. EGU, Vienna 23 – 28 April 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Session PS2.2 Lunar Science and Exploration

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 11 January 2017, 13:00 CET

Deadline for support applications: 1 December 2016

Home page: http://www.egu2017.eu/

Abstract soumission:
http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2017/abstractsubmission/23167

Session details: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2017/session/23167


PS2.2
Lunar Science and Exploration

Convener: Bernard Foing
Co-Convener: Harald Hiesinger

Abstract submission
The EGU PS2.2 session "Lunar Science and Exploration Towards Moon Village"
will address:
- Recent lunar results: geochemistry, geophysics in the context of open
planetary science and exploration and New Views of the Moon
- Synthesis of results from SMART-1, Kaguya, Chang’e 1, 2 and 3,
Chandrayaan-1, LCROSS, LADEE, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and, Artemis and
GRAIL
- Goals and Status of missions under preparation: orbiters, Luna-Glob, Google
Lunar X Prize, Luna Resurs polar lander, SLIM, Chandrayaan2, Chang'E 4 & 5,
Lunar Resource Prospector, Future landers, Lunar sample return missions
- Precursor missions, instruments and investigations for landers, rovers,
sample return, and human cis-lunar activities and human lunar surface sorties
- Preparation for International Lunar Decade: databases, instruments,
missions, terrestrial field campaigns, support studies
- ILEWG and Global Exploration roadmaps towards a global robotic/human Moon
village
- Strategic Knowledge Gaps, and key science Goals relevant to Lunar Global
Exploration
Lunar science and exploration are developing further with new and exciting
missions being developed by China, the US, Japan, India, Russia, Korea and
Europe, and with new stakeholders.
The session will include invited and contributed talks as well as a panel
discussion and interactive posters with short oral introduction.
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9) CDD recherche sur l’étude des petits corps du système solaire, Université de Franche-Comté, durée de 18 mois et débutant au 1er février 2017

"Un contrat du type « CDD recherche » financé par l’Université de Franche-Comté, d’une durée de 18 mois et débutant au 1er février 2017 devrait être disponible au sein du laboratoire UTINAM de Besançon. L’équipe SPACE, spécialisée dans l’étude des petits corps du système solaire, recherche des candidat(e)s intéressé(e)s par ce type de contrat et qui puissent s’intégrer dans l’équipe. La date limite pour postuler est le 31 décembre. Les personnes intéressées peuvent envoyer un mail à Philippe Rousselot (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) et Jean-Marc Petit (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.)."

 

0) deuxieme annonce: école des Houches: " LE SYSTÈME SOLAIRE EXTERNE ET SA RELATION AVEC LE MILIEU INTERSTELLAIRE ", du 12 au 17 Février 2017

Le Programme National de Planétologie (PNP) et le Programme National de Physique et Chimie du Milieu Interstellaire (PCMI) organisent conjointement une nouvelle école de la série

“CHRONOLOGIE DE LA FORMATION DU SYSTEME SOLAIRE”

Cette fois sur le sujet

“LE SYSTÈME SOLAIRE EXTERNE ET SA RELATION AVEC LE MILIEU INTERSTELLAIRE”

L’école se déroulera aux Houches, du 12 au 17 Février 2017.

Cette école s'intéresse aux relations entre le système solaire externe et le milieu interstellaire et a pour objectifs de faire le point sur l’état des connaissances en planétologie en géo/cosmo-chimie, mais aussi dans le domaine de la formation des disques et des planètes et de leur évolution dynamique et physico-chimique, en insistant sur les avancées récentes, nombreuses et significatives. Le disque proto-solaire a été nourri par le milieu interstellaire encore après le début de la formation des planètes, phénomène important tant du point de vue de l'héritage préservé du MIS que des interactions entre le disque et l'environnement, que l'on commence à savoir modéliser.

Cette école est ouverte aux doctorants et aux chercheurs qui veulent élargir leur champ d'expertise.
Les cours seront faits pour être compréhensibles par les non-spécialistes, afin de former les participants.
Les cours peuvent être regroupés en trois sous-catégories, en accord avec la multidisciplinarité du sujet
abordé : Chimie et minéralogie des grains dans le milieu interstellaire, évolution du nuage moléculaire
en un disque, contraintes observationnelles (via observations des disques protoplanétaires ou des objets
du système solaire).


La séance du matin se déroulera de 8h30 à 12h30, avec 3h30 de cours et un ½ heure de pause. L’après-midi nous prévoyons une pause jusque à 16h30 pour permettre les échanges informels entre participants et avec les enseignants. Elle sera suivie d’une séance de 2h30. Ainsi, en travaillant du lundi matin au vendredi midi, nous aurons 27,5 heures de cours au total.

Voici la liste des cours prévus:

-       Chimie du nuage préstellaire sombre au disque, par Pierre Hily-Blant

-       L'environnement stellaire du Soleil naissant, par Matthieu Gounelle

-       Dynamique de l'effondrement du nuage moléculaire et formation du disque proto-planétaire par Benoît Commerçon et Anaëlle Maury

-       Observation des disques, par  Anne Dutrey

-       Le point sur l'étude des grains présolaires, par Larry Litner

-       Nature des poussières interstellaires et évolution dans la nébuleuse présolaire, par Emmanuel Dartois et Hugues Leroux

-   Hétérogénéités isotopiques et chimiques dans le disque, par Christoph Burkardt
-       Mélange radial des grains et des précurseurs de planétésimaux, par Fred Ciesla

-       Micrométéorites super carbonnées et résultats de COSIMA, par Cécile Engrand

-       Les enseignements de Rosetta, par Dominique Bockelée-Morvan

-       Céres, par Maria Christina de Sanctis

Puisque l’école vise un public international, tous les cours seront en anglais.

Pour plus d'infos:  https://www-n.oca.eu/crida/SchoolChronoVI/CFSSVI.html


1) Post doc offer at ULg

The Palaeobiogeology Group (PPP Lab), at the Department of Geology, UR GEOLOGY, of the University of Liège searches for collaborators (postdocs, spectroscopist) for its activities in the frame of the ERC PROJECT “ELiTE”: Early Life Traces, Evolution, and Implications for Astrobiology, and the IAP “Planet TOPERS”: “Planets: Tracing the Origin, Preservation, and Evolution of their reservoirs”.
Scientific positions are available to join a team working on the early biosphere evolution, in particular early life traces and the emergence and rise of biological complexity (cyanobacteria, eukaryotes) in the Precambrian, and the characterization of biosignatures for detecting life beyond Earth.
In particular, we are looking for one postdoc and one spectroscopist. Positions are for one year, with the possibility of a second year. The spectroscopist will continue the development of a database of Raman and infrared spectroscopic signatures of fossil and modern microorganisms, and support the ongoing projects of the group in identifying organics (characterization, thermometry) and minerals. The postdoc will work on the nanoscale characterization and fossilization processes of organic-walled microorganisms in modern and ancient siliciclastic sediments and implications for the detection of past life in early Earth and Mars clay/shale deposits.
The ideal candidate has an Academic Master Degree or PhD in Science (Geology, Biology, or Chemistry), and combines many of the following characteristics:
- Scientific curiosity
- Strong interest in early life evolution
- Quick learner
- Creative and pragmatic problem-solving approach
- Knowledge of biology, geology, mineralogy, (geo)chemistry, micro- to nano-scale analytical techniques (such as spectroscopy, electron microscopy, ..) is a plus
Enthusiastic and motivated scientists are encouraged to apply until the positions are filled. The competitive salary makes it possible to live comfortably in Liège and includes benefits.
Send your CV with a cover letter and the names and contact information of two or three references (all in PDF format) by November 20th, 2016 to Prof. Emmanuelle Javaux (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.).


2) Rencontres Exobiologiques pour Doctorants, 5 - 11 mars  2017 au Parc Ornithologique du Teich (33).

La session 2017 des Rencontres Exobiologiques pour Doctorants
(RED’17/Astrobiology Introductory Course) se déroulera du 5 au 11 mars
2017 au Parc Ornithologique du Teich (33).

Ces rencontres s’adressent :
– A tout étudiant préparant une thèse en Sciences de la Terre et de
l’Univers, Sciences Chimiques, Sciences de la Vie, Bio-informatique ou
Histoire/philosophie des Sciences en France ou dans tout autre pays. Les
cours auront lieu en anglais.

– Aux étudiants désirant acquérir une formation interdisciplinaire en
exobiologie afin de compléter leur formation initiale et de pouvoir
aborder les questions touchant aux origines de la vie sur Terre, à son
évolution et à sa distribution dans l’Univers.

Le programme de RED’17/Astrobiology Introductory Course est
complémentaire de celui de RED’16, il n’est cependant pas nécessaire d’y
avoir assisté pour participer à cette nouvelle école.

Les inscriptions sont ouvertes jusqu'au 15 Janvier 2017.

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

http://www.exobiologie.fr/red/index.php/fr/

Muriel Gargaud et Hervé Cottin


3) Faculty Position in Astronomy and Astrophysics – Northwestern University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University invites applications for a new full time faculty position in astronomy and astrophysics, as part of a major expansion in this area over the coming years.  We seek outstanding individuals who will complement and expand the current activities of the department in astronomy and astrophysics (www.physics.northwestern.edu) and who will become active members of CIERA, Northwestern's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (www.ciera.northwestern.edu).  Candidates from all areas of observational and theoretical astrophysics are encouraged to apply.  We are particularly interested in attracting astronomers with connections to major upcoming and current observational projects such as ALMA, JWST, LIGO, and LSST, and in
potential interdisciplinary joint hires with planetary science, computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, and engineering.  Applicants should have a strong record of achievement in astrophysics research and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education in physics and astronomy.  Appointment at the tenure‐track Assistant Professor level is the target of this search, but more senior appointments with tenure may also be possible for exceptionally qualified candidates.  The starting date for this position is September 1, 2017.

Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae, list of publications, and research statement, and should arrange for a minimum of three reference letters to be sent in support of their application.  The deadline for submission of all materials is November 1st, 2016.  All materials should be submitted electronically; see the submission instructions posted at www.physics.northwestern.edu or at ciera.northwestern.edu.  For questions about the application process please contact Gretchen Oehlschlager at Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser..

The Department of Physics and Astronomy has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence through diversity among its faculty and staff.  Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

4) Call for nomination of sub-team leaders of Initial Analysis Team for Hayabusa2 samples

Hayabusa2 project is now open for sub-team leaders of Initial Analysis Team for Ryugu samples.

We call for nomination of sub-team leaders of Initial Analysis Team (IAT), led by S. Tachibana (Hokkaido U.), for Hayabusa2 returned samples.  The IAT consists of six sub-teams for 1) chemistry (elements and isotopes), 2) petrology and mineralogy of coarse grains (mm-sized grains), 3) petrology and mineralogy of fine grains (<100 μm-sized grains), 4) volatiles, 5) macromolecular organics (insoluble organic matter), and 6) organic molecules (soluble organic matter).  Each sub-team will be an international team led by a researcher (sub-team leader) who can have a research base in Japan at least a year before the delivery of the samples (the end of 2020) and throughout the initial analysis phase (2021–2022).  The sub-team leaders will make an analysis and work-flow plan in their sub teams with the IAT members to make a best effort in fulfilling the scientific goals of the mission through integration of analytical results from each sub-team and on-site remote-sensing data.

Detailed information can be found here:
http://vigarano.ep.sci.hokudai.ac.jp/shogo/HYB2/Call%20for%20nomination_HYB2-IAT.pdf

Best regards,
Shogo Tachibana


5)  4 allocations post-doctorales "PSL fellows in astrophysics at Paris Observatory

je vous transmets l'appel à candidature de l'Observatoire de Paris pour 4 allocations post-doctorales téléchargeable à l'adresse suivante pour diffusion au sein de vos programmes :

https://www.obspm.fr/IMG/pdf/post-docs_texte_english_2017.pdf

Les contrats sont d'une durée d'un an renouvelables une fois. La date limite de candidature est le 15 décembre 2016. Les candidatures doivent être construites avec une équipe de l'Observatoire et seront soumises par le directeur d'unité. Le résultat de l'appel à candidatures sera publié début 2017.

Bien cordialement,

Guy Perrin


6)  workshop "Formation of the Solar System and the Origin of Life", Leiden, February 20--24, 2017

Dear colleagues,

we are happy to announce the workshop "Formation of the Solar System and
the Origin of Life" that will take place at the Lorentz Center in
Leiden, the Netherlands, February 20--24, 2017:

http://www.lorentzcenter.nl/lc/web/2017/864/info.php3?wsid=864&venue=Oort

With the discovery of more than 3500 exoplanets, the question of how our
Solar System formed and how life developed naturally arises. The
workshop aims to address this main scientific question, which requires
interdisciplinary efforts, using knowledge from a wide range of
disciplines including planetary science, geology, chemistry, biology,
and astronomy. We want to trigger communication among international
researchers from these different disciplines, allowing the puzzle pieces
of solar system formation history to form a complete picture.

The registration is now open. The capacity of the workshop is 55
participants and we aim at an interdisciplinary audience. The first
registration round is open until December 19, 2016 and we will confirm
participation in early January. We encourage early-career researchers to
register (there is no conference fee). We are in the process of securing
additional funding which we will use to financially support PhD students
and postdoc participants.

Best wishes from the organizing committee,
Maxwell Cai
Lucie Jilkova
Susanne Pfalzner
Simon Portegies Zwart


7) 21st Microlensing Conference, Pasadena, February 1--3, 2017

On behalf of the LOC, I encourage y'all to join us in sunny Pasadena, California from February 1--3, 2017 for the next international conference on microlensing, which will have a strong focus on exoplanets as well as WFIRST. The conference will be preceded by a (free!) half-day microlensing tutorial on January 31 for those new to the field, its methodology, and/or its results.

There is one month remaining before the early registration and abstract submission deadlines! Run, don't walk, to our website and sign up! We also have a fantastic slate of invited speakers!

http://nexsci.caltech.edu/conferences/2017/microlensing/

8) ALMA Band 1 Science Workshop, ASIAA, Taipei, 16-18 January 2017

The ALMA Band 1 Science Workshop will take place at the ASIAA (Academia
 Sinica, Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics) in Taipei (Taiwan) from
 January 16 to 18 2017. It will consist of a few invited talks on the main
 scientific goals of ALMA Band 1, plus contributed talks. We also plan to have
 poster sessions. The ALMA Band 1 Science workshop will provide the first
 opportunity to show the exciting new science ALMA Band 1 can deliver and to
 start preparing for the first observing proposals in the ALMA lowest
 frequency band.

 The two days after the workshop, 19-20 January, will be dedicated to the
 discussion and planning of the upcoming Band 1 Science Verification
 phase. These sessions are mainly addressed to the members of the current SV
 team, but if you are interested in joining and/or in contributing to the
 Science Verification of Band 1, please write to the Project Scientist of Band
 1, Oscar Morata (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.), so you can be added
 to the list.


IMPORTANT DEADLINES
-------------------

  - deadline for abstract submission: December 1st, 2016
  - deadline for hotel reservations: December 14th, 2016
  - deadline for registration: January 1st, 2017


SCIENTIFIC GOAL
---------------

 Several key science cases have been proposed to be studied with the Band 1
 Science Case aimed at greatly increasing the volume of the observable
 Universe and the range of observable frequencies and energies with ALMA. The
 two main scientific goals of the ALMA Band 1 project are the study of the
 evolution of grains in protoplanetary disks, from mm to cm sizes, and the
 detection of molecular line emission from high-redshift galaxies, tracing
 molecular emission from redshifts z~1-10. Additionally, there is a broad
 range of science goals covered by ALMA Band 1: high-resolution and
 high-sensitivity observations of Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect (SZE) in galaxy
 clusters; observations of very small grains and spinning dust; study of the
 fine structure of chemical differentiation in cloud cores, tracing the very
 cold phase of the ISM and probing the smallest length scales of chemical
 variation; complex carbon-chain molecules, including the aminoacids and
 sugars from which life on Earth may have originally evolved; the opportunity
 to measure the initial mass-to-flux ratio of molecular cores through the
 detection of the Zeeman effect in spectral lines (CCS), ...


INVITED SPEAKERS
----------------

 At this moment, We have confirmed the following invited speakers

  * Maria Cunningham (UNSW, Australia)
  * Roberto Galván-Madrid (CRyA UNAM, Mexico)
  * Tetsu Kitayama (Toho University, Japan)
  * Kotaro Kohno (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)
  * Fumitaka Nakamura (NAOJ, Japan)
  * Dominik Riechers (Cornell University, USA)
  * Anna Scaife (Univ. of Manchester, UK)

Any additional confirmed invited speakers will be announced on the website of
the workshop.


TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION
-----------------------

 The "Venue" section of the website of the workshop provides all the
 information about  transportation and accommodation information:
   http://events.asiaa.sinica.edu.tw/workshop/20170116/venue.php

 Please, remember to fill and sign the form provided in the
 web page and send it back to us.  
 

To obtain more information about the workshop and to access the registration
forms, please go to https://events.asiaa.sinica.edu.tw/workshop/20170116/

Oscar Morata on behalf of the SOC and LOC

9) Faculty position in planetary mineralogy/petrology/geochemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at The University of Tennessee seeks to fill a faculty position in mineralogy/ petrology/geochemistry with emphasis in planetary geoscience at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position begins August 1, 2017. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is a Research I University and the flagship campus of the UT system. The Department (http://eps.utk.edu) focuses on geology and has an active emphasis on planetary research, including the study of terrestrial analogs, through its Planetary Geosciences Institute (http://web.utk.edu/~pgi). Requirements for the position are: Ph.D. in geology or a related field, and demonstrated research experience in planetary/terrestrial geoscience.
The successful candidate is expected to conduct a robust, funded program of planetary/terrestrial research, mentor graduate students, effectively teach courses in mineralogy and/or petrology at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and collaborate in department research dealing with mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, and solar system exploration. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.
To apply, please email the following to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser., with the subject line “Planetary faculty application”: C.V., cover letter describing research and teaching experience and plans, and names of 4 references with contact information. Applications received by November 15, 2016, are ensured review, but earlier submission is encouraged. The position will remain open until filled. Questions about the position should be directed to J. Moersch.
The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.


10) 3rd Planetary Data Workshop, Flagstaff, June 12-15, 2017

This meeting will cover planetary data topics, including current mission data availability and tools, data access capabilities, data user training, GIS, planetary mapping, PDS data, services, tools and capabilities.

IMPORTANT:

Please submit an Indication of Interest by Friday, February 10, 2017, to be added to the mailing list to receive reminders and

other pertinent information about this meeting.


11) Un nouveau site web pour le PNP !

Veuillez visiter notre nouveau site http://pnp-insu.fr/
completement renove' grace `a l'action de Yves Marrocchi.

Si vous avez de suggestion ou des commentaires, n'hesitez pas `a en faire part `a Yves (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) ou moi.
Ces remarques seront discutees lors de notre prochain CS, le 29 et 30 Novembre.


12) post-doctoral position in planetary science in Hong Kong

please visit http://jobregister.aas.org/job_view?JobID=56736


13) Troisième atelier PLATO/France - Montpellier, 24-25 Janvier 2017

Le troisième atelier annuel pour la communauté française sur la mission spatiale PLATO aura lieu les 24 et 25 janvier 2017 à  Montpellier avec comme thématique spécifique "l'activité stellaire ;  son origine, sa variabilité et sa dépendance aux paramètres  physiques".

Les étoiles sont des objets dynamiques qui évoluent dans le temps.  Elles sont le siège de mécanismes physiques non-linéaires tels que la  convection turbulente, les flares intenses et l'activité magnétique,  les vents stellaires magnétisés. Tous ces processus interagissent,  impliquant un comportement en fonction du temps hautement complexe.  Les planètes autour de la plupart des étoiles baignent dans ce milieu  d'activité magnétique intense, et pourraient le modifier au travers  des interactions étoile-planète.

Dans notre recherche d'exoplanètes, il est nécessaire de déterminer  avec soin les propriétés des étoiles-hôtes (c-à-d via des analyses  astérosismiques, des observations complémentaires et des modèles et  simulations) afin de correctement distinguer les sources de  variabilité. PLATO fournira des données photométriques d'une qualité  inégalée pour plusieurs centaines de milliers d'étoiles et  d'exoplanètes associées, qui permettront de contraindre l'activité et  l'évolution stellaire, et conduiront à la découverte d' exoplanètes  habitables qui seront caractérisées avec précision. Afin d'atteindre  la précision nécessaire, il est essentiel de pouvoir comprendre et  modéliser les nombreuses facettes de l'activité stellaire. En effet  celle-ci introduit une variabilité qui peut masquer le signal des  exoplanètes en affectant à la fois les profils de transit planétaires  et les signatures en vitesse radiale, empêchant ainsi la  caractérisation de l'exoplanète.

Ce troisième atelier PLATO-France sera ainsi dédié à l'activité  stellaire, son origine, sa variabilité et sa dépendance aux paramètres  physiques (masse, âge, rotation, métallicité, ...), et aux moyens de  préparer la communauté à l'analyse et à la modélisation des futures  données PLATO.

Toutes les informations pratiques sont disponibles sur le site web de l’atelier :
https://plato-france3.sciencesconf.org/

L' inscription à cet atelier PLATO est sans frais mais reste  obligatoire sur le site web, avant le 13 Janvier 2017.

Nous vous invitons également à déposer vos propositions de  contributions orales sur le site avant le 22 Décembre 2016.

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Transmis par Agnès Lèbre et Ana Palacios (LUPM)

14) Atelier "Le futur de l'astronomie grand champ en France dans le contexte de l'arrêt du service Terapix" 4-5 janvier 2017

Le Service National d’Observation TERAPIX annonce qu'il cessera ses activités le 31 août 2017 au plus tard. TERAPIX a été créé en 1997 pour traiter les données Megacam du CFHT Legacy Survey, et a par la suite évolué vers le traitement des données de diverses cameras grand champ et des programmes PI. Dès janvier 2017, aucun programme PI ne sera plus accepté pour être traité à TERAPIX.

Suivant les recommandations du comité d’évaluation de TERAPIX, un atelier de prospective sera organisé à l’IAP les 4 et 5 janvier 2017, “Le futur de l’astronomie grand champ en France dans le contexte de l’arrêt du service TERAPIX”. Cet atelier donnera la possibilité aux membres de la communauté d'échanger sur les besoins futurs en réduction et analyse d'imagerie astronomique grand champ en France. Il permettra de discuter de la pertinence ou non d'un Service National spécifique aujourd'hui et d'en préciser, le cas échéant, le périmètre, compte-tenu de l'expertise accumulée et des nouveaux enjeux scientifiques. Parmi les questions qui seront abordées: est-il nécessaire de conserver en France un centre de traitement dédié ? Si oui, pour quelles données ? Quels sont les logiciels et pipelines à maintenir en état de production pour les utilisateurs ? Quels sont les savoir-faire à documenter en priorité? Quels sont les défis algorithmiques à relever ? Quelles ressources leur associer ? Enfin, pour élargir la discussion, quel doit etre le caractère de notre implication dans les futurs grands relevés au-delà de 2020 ?

Le site web de la conférence attend dès à présent vos contributions: https://wfastroiap2017.sciencesconf.org. Les organisateurs sont également disponible pour tout renseignement ou discussion à Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser..


15) PASC17 Conference, Call for Abstracts, Domain Science Physics

Dear Colleagues,

in quality of the Physics Track Chair I am delighted to send you the
announcement for the PASC17 Supercomputing Conference, which will take place
on June 26-28, 2017 in Lugano, Switzerland, on the beautiful Lake Lugano
(at Palazzo dei Congressi). The announcement is appended below. Building on our new sponsorship by ACM the yearly PASC Conference is becoming prime meeting for science-oriented HPC in Europe. PASC16 last
year was a success, with almost 400 participating scientists from all over the world
across several science domains and computer science, and with strong presence of major manufacturers
such as Cray, NVIDIA, Intel and IBM.

The Physics Track of the Conference this year features Co-Chairs Stephan Brunner (EPFL),
Tiziana Di Matteo (CMU), Thomas Quinn (UW), Luciano Rezzolla (ITC Frankfurt) and Paul Woodward (UMN).

The Conference is structured with Plenary and Parallel Sessions in the various
science Tracks. The Plenary Physics Lecturer this year will be Katrin Heitmann
(KICP and Argonne NL), highlighting the challenges and future of computational cosmology. A central role will be devoted to Mini-Symposia in the domain sciences, this year even more than in previous years as we will not have contributed talks but only invited talks associated
to Mini Symposia. These are 2-hrs long sessions with 3-4 speakers, and eventually a discusssion session,
focused on a particular aspect of computation in a specific research domain.

The areas of interests for Mini-Symposia in the Physics Track this year will be:

Computational Star and Planet Formation
Computational Cosmology
Numerical Relativity
Computational Plasma Physics


I strongly encourage you to submit proposals for Mini-Symposia before the deadline of
**November 27 2016**. I also encourage you to discuss the eventual proposals preliminarly with myself and the Co-Chairs if time allows.

Extended visits to our new Center for Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology
in the Institute of Computational Science of the University of
Zurich are encouraged around the dates of the Conference as Lugano and
Zurich are a short train ride away (now only about 2 hrs with the new extended Gotthard tunnel)

Best Regards,

Lucio Mayer


16) workshop "Comet formation paradigm after Rosetta: what is the hallmark of cometary nuclei formation in protoplanetary discs inherited from Rosetta”, Sofia (Bulgaria) on June 19-23, 2017


Dear Colleague,
We are organizing a workshop on "Comet formation paradigm after Rosetta: what is the hallmark of cometary nuclei formation in protoplanetary discs inherited from Rosetta” that will be held in Sofia (Bulgaria) on June 19-23, 2017.  The meeting is partly funded by the European project Europlanet RI H2020. The rationale of the meeting is the following:

The Rosetta findings have brought cometary science at a new stage. The interpretation of the acquired data are thrusting a revision of our understanding of comet formation and leading to reconsider some of the established concepts on the formation and evolution of the Solar System. Contemporarily, studies based on ALMA observations described the distribution of organic material and dust in cometary comae and revealed that planetary formation occurred at time scales much shorter than it was thought before. The interpretation of Spitzer data triggered studies on the mechanism of dust formation in the stellar winds that occurred during the AGB stellar evolution phase. Current interest in comet composition and formation encompasses astrophysics, astrochemistry and astrobiology.

This workshop is meant to gather the European scientific community interested in various aspects of cometary science together with experts in planetary formation. The workshop aims at discussing the state-of-the-art cometary nuclei formation paradigm taking into account the recent information coming from observation and modelling results, and identifying new scientific goals for the post-Rosetta era. The meeting will provide a unique and timely forum for a discussion on our understanding of the role of the comets in the Solar System formation and evolution.  

A LOC, chaired by Tanyu Bonev, is already at work. We are now in the process of forming the SOC.  We invite you to join the SOC of this event and contribute to its success with your knowledge and expertise. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are willing to accept this invitation. With our best regards

Maria Teresa Capria, Fabrizio Capaccioni, Stavro Ivanovski, Alessandra Rotundi


17) Conference on Accretion: Building New Worlds, Houston, August 15-18, 2017


Accretion:  Building New Worlds
August 15–18, 2017
Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, Texas

www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/accretion2017/

Accretion:  Building New Worlds is the first topical conference of LPI’s “The First Billion Years” initiative. The conference will focus on processes of star formation and of circumstellar disks that lead to planetary systems, like our own, with planetary bodies, both silicate-rich and volatile-rich. These planetary bodies and their subsequent evolutions provide the bases for habitable environments and for the origin of life as we know it. The goal of this topical conference is to integrate the disparate stories of planetary accretion, both physical and chemical, into a consistent (although understandably incomplete) whole.

The Accretion conference will encompass the formation and aggregation of dust and gas to embryos to planets, and include astronomical observations of circumstellar disks, chemical and physical data from the solar system materials (meteorites, etc.), and simulations of physical and chemical processes of accretion. All relevant data and ideas are welcome.

Please submit an indication of interest by April 20, 2017, to be added to the mailing list to receive reminders and other pertinent information about this meeting.

1) Pré-évaluation demandes labellisation ANO5

Dans le cadre de la campagne de labellisation des Services Nationaux d’Observation qui sera officiellement lancée mi-novembre 2016, nous offrons la possibilité aux futurs  proposants dans le cadre de l’Action Nationale d’Observation ANO5 (Centres de traitement, d’archivage et de diffusion de données) d'envoyer en amont une lettre d'intention (1 feuille recto-verso maximum) au(x) Programme(s) National(aux) et/ou Action(s) Spécifique(s) concerné(s) ainsi qu'au Pôle Thématique National ANO5 pertinent s'il y a lieu avant le 31 octobre 2016. Cette lettre d'intention au format libre devra donner les éléments clefs permettant de juger de l'utilité du service proposé à la labellisation, en particulier la nature du service fourni, sa valeur ajoutée, son périmètre, le besoin communautaire couvert, et préciser son positionnement vis-à-vis d'outils ou de services équivalents. Le ou les instances sollicitées, après interaction éventuelle avec le proposant, évalueront ainsi en amont le projet au regard de leur politique scientifique, transmettront leur position sur son bien-fondé et pourront proposer, le cas échéant, des améliorations du dossier avant soumission officielle. Il est rappelé que les SNO proposés doivent être fonctionnels. Notez que cette pré-évaluation proposée ne revêt aucun caractère obligatoire et ne préjuge pas du résultat de l’évaluation finale par les comités d’évaluation SNO et la CSAA.


2) workshop "ACCRETION, DIFFERENTIATION AND EARLY EVOLUTION OF THE TERRESTRIAL PLANETS" (Nice, May 29 to June 3, 2017).

Dear Colleagues,

We have great pleasure in announcing an:

International interdisciplinary workshop on: "ACCRETION, DIFFERENTIATION AND EARLY EVOLUTION OF THE TERRESTRIAL PLANETS" (Nice, May 29 to June 3, 2017).

This workshop will be a follow up to the one that we organized in Nice in May 2014. We expect around 120 participants, including a significant number of students and young scientists. The topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to:

1) Chemistry of small bodies in the early solar system and their relation to meteorites
2) Early dynamos in small bodies
3) Dynamical models of terrestrial planet formation and evolution of the Earth-Moon angular momentum
4) Moon formation models
5) Core-mantle differentiation
6) Delivery of volatile elements, including water
7) Nature and timing of the "late veneer"
8) Consequences of impacts
9) Geodynamics in early terrestrial planets including the onset of the geodynamo, mantle convection and plate tectonics.
10) Geophysics of extra-solar Earths and super-Earths

The workshop will be held at Le Saint Paul Hotel which is located on the sea front close to downtown Nice - see http://lesaintpaul-hotel.fr/. Participants will arrive on Monday May 29, 2014 and depart on Saturday June 3, so that scientific sessions (talks and posters) will be scheduled over a period of 4 days. The aim is, of course, to have lots of productive discussions!

Limited funding will be available from our ERC "ACCRETE" project ( http://www.accrete.uni-bayreuth.de/) and from the Transregional Collaborative Research Center TRR 170
( http://www.geo.fu-berlin.de/en/geol/fachrichtungen/geochemhydromin/geochemie/forschung/TRR-170-Late-Accretion/index.html ) which we will use mainly to provide support, when necessary, for young scientists.

We have invited a number of scientists who have made major contributions to a range of scientific disciplines within the overall theme of the workshop. The following have confirmed that they will attend:
C. Alexander, H. Becker, M. Bizarro, J. Day, C. Dorn, L. Elkins-Tanton, L. Hallis, J. Hernlund, M. Hirschmann, T. Kruijer, S. Labrosse, S. Lock, S. Marchi, B. Marty, S. Mojzsis, S. Mukhopadhyay, M. Nakajima, F. Nimmo, J. O'Rourke, S. Raymond, J. Siebert, A.Shahar, P. Tackley, T. Gerya, N. Tosi, J. Wade, B. Weiss, B. Wood, H. Palme.

The total number of participants is limited to 120. Scientists who wish to attend the workshop (including invited speakers) should complete an application form ( https://www-n.oca.eu/morby/Accrete.html ) and return it to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. as soon as possible. Upon being accepted as a participant, a registration fee of 100 Euros must be paid in order to confirm registration..

Abstract deadline is 28th February 2017.

Accommodation is available at Le Saint Paul Hotel with rooms costing 115 euros/night (sea view) or 95 euros/night (garden view). Each room is a double room and they have 40 rooms total (in the case of sharing, the cost per person is 50% of the above figures). Alternatively, participants can book accommodation in nearby hotels.

With best regards

Dave Rubie and Alessandro Morbidelli


3) ExoMars postdoc vacancy
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AUQ412/research-fellow-in-planetary-science-ar1804rsb/
Research Fellow in Planetary Science
University of St Andrews - Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Salary:   £32,004 to £33,943 per annum
The European Space Agency “ExoMars” programme comprises a Trace Gas Orbiter, which launched successfully this year, and a surface robotic rover due to launch in 2020. This ExoMars rover will explore past habitable environments on Mars, and will drill 2 meters into the crust to search for evidence of microbial life preserved in the rock record.
A fundamental aspect of this mission is the surface characterisation of martian geology along the rover traverse. The three surface remote sensing instruments on the rover are the Panoramic Camera (stereo, colour, high resolution, and multispectral imaging), the Close-Up Imager (‘CLUPI’ – macro to microscopic colour imaging) and the Infrared Spectrometer for ExoMars (‘ISEM’). Combined data from these instruments will enable mission scientists to establish the geological history of the area and identify which outcrops are most likely to harbour organic biosignatures
This project, funded by the UK Space Agency, will help to ensure these instruments are scientifically integrated effectively and cross-calibrated to maximise the scientific return from the ExoMars mission. Emulator instruments will be deployed at Mars-analogue terrains in Iceland, Atacama Desert (Chile), and the Pilbara (Australia) to generate datasets that will feed into the development of analytical software toolkits to be made available to the community, as well as form scientific studies in their own right. This 3 year project will achieve the following: (1) development of instrument emulators; (2) mars analogue field deployments to acquire representative PanCam, CLUPI, and ISEM datasets; (3) cross-calibration and development of software tools to analyse instrument data; (4) investigation into the scientific capabilities of the combined ExoMars remote sensing instrument suite; and (5) production of reference datasets with which to calibrate and interpret data returned from Mars.
We are looking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with a remote sensing or planetary science background who has experience with hyperspectral imaging for geological research.

4) LPI 2017 Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) invites undergraduates with at least 50 semester hours of credit to experience cutting-edge research in the lunar and planetary sciences.
 
The deadline for application is January 6, 2017.
 
Summer interns will work one-on-one with a scientist at the LPI or at the NASA Johnson Space Center on a research project of current interest in lunar and planetary science. Furthermore, they will participate in peer-reviewed research, learn from top-notch planetary scientists, and preview various careers in science.
 
The 10-week program begins June 5, 2017, and ends on August 11, 2017. Selected students will receive a $5675.00 stipend; in addition, U.S. students will receive a $1000.00 travel stipend, and foreign nationals will receive a $1500.00 foreign travel reimbursement.
 
Applications are only accepted via the electronic application form found at the LPI’s website:
 
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/lpiintern
 
For additional information, contact
 
Claudia Bellard
Phone:  281-486-2159
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5) conference Asteroids, Comets, Meteors 2017 - Abstract Submission is Open

please visit  http://acm2017.uy


6) Première parution du Bulletin SKA-France

Chers collègues,

suite au lancement de SKA-France en juillet 2016, nous diffusons à partir d'Octobre 2016 un bulletin mensuel des activités liées à la coordination. Ce bulletin est disponible à la page web SKA-France:

https://ska-france.oca.eu/index.php/fr/bulletins

Les prochains bulletins seront transmis directement à la liste de diffusion SKA-France (inscription possible à la page d'accueil http://ska-france.oca.eu).

Bien cordialement,

Chiara Ferrari, Coordinatrice de SKA-France.


7) Ateliers JWST France les 8-9-10 novembre 2016 à l’IAP

Nous vous rappelons que plusieurs ateliers pour préparer les observations avec le JWST se dérouleront à l’IAP les 8-9-10 novembre :

-un atelier consacré aux observations des disques et exoplanètes avec le JWST (8-9 novembre),
un atelier sur la physique de H2 dans l’espace avec JWST (9 novembre) (Point de contact : Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.; inscription et programme sur le site http://www.iap.fr/vie_scientifique/ateliers/phydihjwst/2016/index.html),
- un atelier sur les grands relevés extragalactiques avec le JWST dans le cadre du Service d’observation SO4 (point de contact :  Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.)
- un atelier sur « la familiarisation avec les outils du JWST » (10 novembre)

Le programme pour l’atelier exoplanetes et disques et l’atelier outils est maintenant disponible sur le site http://jwst-2016-2.sciencesconf.org . Si vous avez l’intention de participer à ces ateliers,  pourriez vous, svp, l’indiquer via la rubrique inscription du site web. Merci.


La tenue d’un atelier sur la formation d'étoiles, le jeudi 10 matin, est en cours d’élaboration; si vous êtes intéressés par cet atelier, vous pouvez contacter Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
Pierre-Olivier Lagage pour le comité d’organisation


8) PSS special issue:  Planetary Space Science Special Issue on Space Weather at the Terrestrial Planets

Dear colleagues,
I am happy to inform you that the Special Issue on "Space Weather at the Terrestrial Planets” in the PSS journal has been extended to "Planetary Space weather in the Solar System"

The covered topics will include all aspects of planetary plasma physics and interactions in the Solar System, e.g. :
(a) magnetospheres, ionospheres, auroras
(b) the solar wind interaction with planets and their moons, or with asteroids / comets
(c) plasma interactions with exospheres, dust and surfaces
(d) intercomparisons of planetary environments
Contributions are welcome which address previous, present, forthcoming and planned observations from space, as well as ground-based observations, theoretical modelling or simulations. Laboratory studies on planetary analogues aiming to simulate the surface-plasma interaction will be considered as well.

The deadline for submission is 31st December 2016, Acceptance deadline is 30th September 2017. Regular papers are expected, and the usual refereeing process will be applied for publication in PSS.
Instructions for submission:
    • The submission website for this journal is located at:  www.evise.com/evise/faces/pages/navigation/NavController.jspx?JRNL_ACR=pss
    • To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue , it is important that authors select the name of the special issue when they upload their manuscripts: Planetary space weather
 
Please, circulate the information to those interested.

Best regards,
A. Milillo, A. Radioti, P. Garnier and N. Ganushkina


9) cours d'ecole doctorale au MNHN: chocs et impacts dans la matiere extraterrestre

Semaine du 5 décembre 2016
 
Responsables : Matthieu GOUNELLE & Mathieu ROSKOSZ
Unité de recherche : UMR7590 « Institut de minéralogie, de physique des matériaux et de cosmochimie »
Département : « Histoire de la Terre »
Adresse : IMPMC, MNHN, CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris
Tél : 01 40 79 35 21 ; fax : 01 40 79 57 72; courriel : Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
 
Lieu : Salle des élèves, IMPMC, 61 rue Buffon, Paris 5ème
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Objectifs : Le but de ce cours est d'examiner les processus de choc et de l'impactisme dans le système solaire. Les chocs de toutes natures ont joué et jouent un grand rôle dans la formation et l'évolution des planètes. Ils seraient responsables de la formation des chondres, composants principaux des chondrites et parmi les premiers solides du système solaire. Les collisions entre astéroïdes ont permis la croissance d'embryons planétaires et participé à leur différenciation. Les impacts extraterrestres ont joué un rôle important dans l'évolution de la Terre et dans la formation de la Lune. Nous considérerons les effets des différents types chocs à toutes les échelles.
La participation au cours ne nécessite pas de prérequis même si des connaissances en physique, géologie ou chimie sont les bienvenues.
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
Lundi 5 décembre 2016         
 
11h00 à 12h00 : Matthieu GOUNELLE (MNHN)
Accueil des participants et introduction générale
 
13h30 à 15h00 : Brigitte ZANDA (MNHN)
Les différents groupes de météorites
 
15h15 à 16h45 : Mathieu ROSKOSZ (MNHN)
Thermodynamique des chocs
 
Mardi 6 décembre 2016
 
09h30 à 11h00 : Pierre ROCHETTE (CEREGE)
Cratères d’impact terrestres, verres d’impact et tectites associées
 
11h15 à 12h45 : Philippe LAMBERT (CIRIR)
Le cratère de Rochechouart
 
14h00 à 15h30 : Jérôme GATTACCECA (CEREGE)
Contribution des chocs à l’évolution des corps solides du système solaire
 
Mercredi 7 décembre 2016    
 
09h30 à 11h00 : Pierre BECK (Université de Grenoble)
Un bestiaire de phases de très haute pression dans les météorites choquées
 
11h15 à 12h45 : Jean-Alix BARRAT (Université de Brest)

Ureilites: différentiation et destruction d'un corps riche en carbone
 
14h30 à 16h00 : Sébastien CHARNOZ (IPGP)
Formation de la Lune dans un impact géant : le point de vue des modèles numériques
 
Jeudi 8 décembre 2016
 
09h30 à 12h30 : Sylvain PONT & Emmanuel JACQUET (MNHN)
Observations des météorites (microscopie optique électronique)
 
14h30 à 16h00 : Alessandro MORBIDELLI (Observatoire de Nice)
Dynamique collisionnelle des petits corps
 
Vendredi 9 décembre 2016
 
09h30 à 11h00 : Guy LIBOUREL (Observatoire de Nice)
Modèles planétaires de formation des chondres
 
11h15 à 12h45 : Emmanuel JACQUET (MNHN)
Ondes de choc, chondres en toc ?
 
14h30 à 16h00 : Guy LIBOUREL (Observatoire de Nice)
Simulation expérimentale des impacts entre astéroïdes
 
10) distinctions Europlanet

 François Civet et Stéphane Lemouélic ont reçu le prix Europlanet 2016 for Public Engagement with Planetary Sciences au DPS/EPSC de Pasadena http://www.sciences.univ-nantes.fr/lpgnantes/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1199:prix-europlanet-2016&catid=8:actualites&Itemid=202&lang=fr
l'appel à nomination pour le prix  Europlanet 2017 for Public Engagement with Planetary Sciences  est ouvert: http://www.europlanet-eu.org/outreach/prize/

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