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
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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/

1) Tenure track W2/W3 professorship in Experimental Planetology. University of Bayreuth, Germany


The University of Bayreuth is a research oriented university with internationally competitive and interdisciplinary profile fields in research and teaching. At the Bavarian Research Institute of Experimental Geochemistry & Geophysics (Bayerisches Geoinstitut) of the University of Bayreuth applications are invited for a

Tenure track W2/W3 professorship in Experimental Planetology.

The position will be initially filled at the associate professor level (W2) but can be converted to a full professorship (W3) upon successful demonstration of excellence in research and teaching.

The Bayerisches Geoinstitut is seeking an outstanding scientist with broad experience in the use of experimental methods to investigate aspects of planetary formation, evolution and tectonic processes. Internationally-renowned candidates are sought from the fields of experimental petrology, geochemistry and geophysics whose research interests embrace the study of the origin, composition, structure and dynamics of planets and, in particular, planetary interiors. This could include the use of observational and analytical approaches in the investigation of planets or planetary materials or the use of experimental approaches to facilitate the analysis of meteorite/planetary samples.

The successful candidate will exploit national and international funding opportunities and establish an internationally visible dynamic research group that includes early career scientists. He/she will also participate in teaching, particularly at the Master’s and Ph.D. level.

Requirements for this position (in accordance with Article 7 and Article 10 para 3 BayHSchPG) are a university degree, a doctoral degree, proven excellence in teaching and a post-doctoral qualification to teach at a professorial level (Habilitation). Alternatively evidence of equivalent scholarly achievement, for example, as a junior professor or in a non-university environment will also be considered. The ability to teach in English is expected. Only applicants who are 51 years of age or younger can be hired as civil servants (Article 10 para 3 BayHSchPG).

The University of Bayreuth seeks to increase the proportion of women involved in research and teaching (in accordance with Article 4 para 1 sentence 1 BayHSchG) and therefore particularly welcomes female applicants. All qualifications being equal, severely disabled applicants will be given priority. The University of Bayreuth strives to further increase the diversity of its academic staff. For this reason, scholars who can help make the research and teaching profile of the university more diverse are strongly encouraged to apply, as are applicants with children. The University of Bayreuth has been certified as a “family-friendly university” and offers “dual career support” for career-oriented partners of highly qualified employees. In addition, an audit conducted by the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) returned a favourable review for the University of Bayreuth’s commitment to internationalization.

Please send your cover letter and supporting documents (CV outlining your education and academic career, a list of publications, a list of courses taught, your certificates, and a description of your research) to the Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences by 26.10.2016. Application documents cannot be returned to the applicant, and if unsuccessful, the files will be permanently disposed of in accordance with Data Protection Law. Please also submit an identical copy of your application as a single PDF file (up to 30 MB) to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser..


2) Journées SFE et Atelier Terre Primitive, Lyon, 22-24 Novembre


Bonjour

Je vous informe de la tenue des journées SFE (Societé Française d'Exobiologie) qui auront lieu à Lyon du 22 au 24 Novembre à Lyon
Les inscriptions sont ouvertes et toutes les informations se trouvent sur le site de la SFE

http://www.exobiologie.fr/index.php/actualites/evenements/rencontres-sfe-2016/

A la suite de ces journées se tiendront un atelier Terre Primitive à Saint Etienne les 24 et 25 novembre organisé conjointement par le Laboratoire Magma et Volcans, le Labex ClerVolc, le Labex MER et la SFE.
Vous pourrez trouver les informations concernant cet atelier sur le site de la SFE
http://www.exobiologie.fr/index.php/actualites/evenements/atelier-thematique-origine-et-evolution-de-la-terre-primitive/

Je vous joins la présentation de cet atelier ci dessous

Les conditions chimiques et physiques de la formation et de l’évolution précoce de la Terre restent assez mal connues à l’heure actuelle. Les archives géologiques du Précambrien sont rares, géographiquement dispersées et souvent peu préservées. De par les progrès en précision et résolution des techniques analytiques, nous sommes aujourd’hui en mesure de reconstruire l’environnement de la Terre primitive et de comprendre à la fois le partage des éléments en fonction de leurs affinités géochimiques entre les différents réservoirs lors de la différenciation planétaire, l’évolution des continents et de l’océan, le changement majeur de l’oxygénation de l’atmosphère via l’accumulation d’oxygène libre à la surface de la Terre, et l’émergence des métabolismes principaux de la vie.

Cet atelier permettra de rassembler des étudiants en thèse, des post-docs et des chercheurs de domaines de recherche variés, en géologie, géochimie, géomicrobiologie, géochronologie, géophysique et sciences planétaires afin de présenter et de faire le point sur des thèmes de recherches émergents dans l’étude de l’évolution et la formation de la Terre Primitive.

Le programme de cet atelier est centré autour de 3 axes :

Accrétion, différenciation, évolution du manteau, et géodynamique de la Terre Primitive
Composition et évolution redox de l’atmosphère et de l’océan
Traces de vie anciennes et fossilisation.
Merci beaucoup
Bien cordialement
Johanna Marin-Carbonne

3) Post-doctoral Researcher at APL on thermal and physical properties of the lunar regolith

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national
leader in scientific research and development, located midway between
Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Post-doctoral Researcher to
undertake interdisciplinary planetary science research as part of the
Space Exploration Sector's Planetary Exploration Group.

Job Summary: The successful candidate will engage in research on the
thermal and physical properties of the lunar regolith and polar regions.
Working with scientists on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission, the
candidate will analyze data from the Diviner and Mini-RF instruments.
These data will be compared to other relevant data sets. A model will be
developed to interpret the results with respect to the distribution and
stability of volatiles in the lunar polar regions. A candidate who has
experience in both remote sensing data anlysis and computational modeling
is especially desired.

Duties: Supporting the Diviner and Mini-RF science investigations,
including participating in team meetings, conducting research, publishing
results, and presenting the results at one or more professional conference
yearly. Developing a thermal model of volatile stability in lunar
regolith, including conducting research, publishing the results, and
presenting the results at least one professional conference yearly. Note:
This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing
the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change
over time.

Qualifications: Qualifications include a doctorate in geology, planetary
science, or applicable science or engineering field, a strong record of
successful publication of research results, and a demonstrated ability to
manage time effectively on two or more projects. Familiarity with Diviner
or Mini-RF data sets and computational modeling is desired.

 

Benefits:APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal
vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational
assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and
competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more
information about our organization, please visit our web site at
www.jhuapl.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics
Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that
complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well
as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or
protected Veteran status.


Please apply to position number 12841 at
https://jhuapl.taleo.net/careersection/4/jobdetail.ftl?job=12841
More information can be found at
http://www.jhuapl.edu/employment/default.asp

4) Ateliers JWST France les 8, 9 et 10 Novembre à l’IAP.

Dans quelques mois (début 2017), l’appel à observer avec le JWST dans le cadre ‘Early Science Release’ sera lancé ; puis  ce sera au tour du premier appel ‘temps ouvert’ (Nov. 2017). Pour faire suite à l’atelier JWST France qui a eu lieu le 27 mai au CNES et pour continuer à préparer la communauté à répondre aux appels à observer avec le JWST, nous organisons 3 ateliers thématiques et un atelier « outils ».

Ces ateliers se dérouleront à l’IAP

                les 8 et 9 novembre pour l’atelier consacré aux observations des disques et exoplanètes avec le JWST (point de contact : Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.)

                le 9 novembre pour l’atelier sur la physique de H2 dans l’espace avec JWST (Point de contact Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. ; voir le site :  http://www.iap.fr/vie_scientifique/ateliers/phydihjwst/2016/index.html)

                le 9 novembre aussi pour l’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.)

le 10 novembre pour l’atelier sur « la familiarisation avec les outils du JWST » (point de contact : Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.).

Si vous êtes intéressés par ces ateliers, réservez dès à présent les dates. Des informations complémentaires sur le programme des journées seront diffusées d’ici peu.


5) PhD studentship @ UCL - The formation mechanism of long run-out landslides on planetary bodies

Fully funded STFC studentship @ University College London

 
Supervisor: Tom Mitchell, University College London,  (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.)
Co-Supervisors: Peter Grindrod (Birkbeck, University of London), Harrison Schmitt (NASA), Liran Goren, Ben-Gurion (University‫ of the Negev) and Gerald Roberts (Birkbeck, University of London)
 
Application deadline: Friday 14th October 2016:
 
Project Title: The formation mechanism of long run-out landslides on planetary bodies
 
Project Summary:
Landslides are not only an important landscape-forming process on solid bodies throughout the Solar System, but on Earth also represent a natural hazard to life and infrastructure. The mechanisms responsible for the onset and flow of long run-out (typically tens of km) landslides are particularly poorly understood. Numerous methods have been proposed to explain long run-out landslide formation (Legros, 2002; Pudasaini and Miller, 2013) , including, but not limited to: basal fine powders, interstitial fluids, pore fluid pressure, air pockets, steam generation and thermal pressurisation, frictional melts, lubrication, fluidization and dynamic fragmentation.
 
On Earth, fieldwork allows the in situ investigation of long run-out landslide deposits, which can reveal important insights into the formation mechanism. The slipping zone, or basal plane, of large landslides that accommodates much of the slip displacement is, in many cases, saturated with fluid. The amount of pore fluid pressure can lower the apparent friction of the sliding mass by carrying some of the overburden and reducing the effective stress.  Frictional heating and chemical reactions of materials in the landslide slip zone can also lead to pressurization of the pore fluid along the shear zone and reduce the frictional resistance to sliding, by decomposing or dehydrating slip zone material and produce overpressured fluids. This chemical-thermal-poro-mechanical process can lead to extremely high sliding velocity (10-100 m/sec) and can explain the anomalously large runouts.  For example, recent studies (Goren et al., 2010; Mitchell et al., 2015) showed that at the Heart Mountain landslide, the largest sub-aerial landslide on Earth, shear heating at high slip velocities could have caused thermal decomposition and the release of CO2, which allowed catastrophic slip even on a low angle detachment surface. However, investigating these deposits in the rock record on Earth can be hampered by active geological processes driven by plate tectonics. Therefore it is useful to use other planetary bodies, where deposits have been better preserved due to lower rates of  geological activity.
 
On Mars, there are a large number of long run-out landslides (Quantin et al., 2004; Soukhovitskaya and Manga, 2006) that suffer from a similar uncertainty in formation mechanism , but which are also important in dating key geological processes (Grindrod and Warner, 2014).  Some studies have proposed dehydration controls on the initiation and mechanics of enormous Martian landslides (Montgomery and Gillespie, 2005).  The scale of such landslides can be seen in Valles Marineris, Mars in the following NASA movie- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crsqzZNUXsY . On the Moon, a long run-out landslide, thought to be triggered by ejecta from the distant Tycho impact event, has been used as a key calibration point in age dating planetary surfaces through crater size-frequency analysis. Understanding these landslides on other planetary bodies not only expands the number of features for study, but also provides environmental constraints not necessarily known for Earth.

6) appel à proposition de stages M2 pour etudiants de u-psud


Chers collègues,

Nous sollicitons les chercheurs des équipes de planétologie pour proposer des sujets de stage de M2 à nos étudiants du Parcours, et vous remercions par avance de diffuser cette annonce dans votre entourage.

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

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La date limite de dépôt est fixée au vendredi 14 octobre.

Bien cordialement,

Frédéric Schmidt pour le Master Planétologie Ile de France.


7) workshop ‘Ices in the Solar System’, 23-27 January 2017 at  ESA/ESAC, Madrid

Dear colleagues,

This is the second announcement for the workshop ‘Ices in the Solar System’, organized on 21-24 January 2017 at the European Space Astronomy Center (ESA/ESAC), near Madrid, Spain. Even if you have done a pre-registration to this workshop, you need to proceed now with the official registration and abstract submission steps before the 15th of November through this web-site http://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/ices-in-the-solar-system/home.

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This workshop will focus on experimental and mission data relevant for the past and future exploration of volatile rich bodies in the Solar System.The pre-registration has shown a strong interest in this topic with over hundred participants expected. The topics covered by this workshop will include:

Experimental research and associated modeling (preparation of ice analogs and experimental weathering in the lab, analysis and modeling techniques to infer optical, thermal, mechanical, electrical, thermodynamical, structural and compositional properties.
Mission data revealing ices and their properties, composition, geological context and history in the Outer Solar System  (Rings, icy moons, KBOs and Kuiper Belt), Asteroid Belt, Mars (polar caps, ground ice) or well within the snow line (Mercury, Moon).
The astrobiological potential of ices and their role and transport during the Solar System evolution- including the connection to the interstellar medium, proto-solar nebulae, icy giants and planetesimals formation.
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The abstract submission deadline is November 15th. The detailed session program will be published on November 29th.

Note that, if you wish to do so, there may be the possibility to include your contribution into a special workshop publication issue.

Sponsorship for students, in the form of lump sum payment, will be available, upon review of the submitted abstract
by the Science Organizing Committee (see details here http://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/ices-in-the-solar-system/students_support).


8) Call for JSPS Post-Doctoral Fellowship Applications (French system)

If you know any young French researchers who would be interested in working on the origins of planets and life at the Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) in Tokyo, this JSPS fellowship program is a good opportunity. The positions in this call are specifically targeted only to young French researchers, and tends to have a higher success rate than the more general calls for application. Thus far ELSI has hosted several JSPS fellows, and we are always interested in hosting more…please ask any interested candidates get in touch with me by e-mail.

See the following link for more details: http://www.cnrs.fr/derci/spip.php?article727

Best regards

John Hernlund


9) IAU Symposium 330 Astrometry and Astrophysics in the Gaia sky 24-28 April 2017 Nice

http://iaus330.sciencesconf.org/


Second announcement
The first release of the Gaia data has been made publicly available on september 14, 2016.
Besides a catalogue of 1.1 billion source positions and broad-band G-magnitudes,
this DR1 also includes the positions, G-magnitudes, parallaxes,
proper motions for 2 million stars in common between the Tycho-2
Catalogue and Gaia (TGAS). Light curves for 3194 Cepheids and RR Lyrae are also part of the
release as well as a special astrometric solution for 2152 ICRF quasars.

The goal of this IAU symposium is to ensure the world-wide sharing of
the Gaia mission results that will cover the following topics:
astrometry and reference frames, Milky Way galaxy and stellar physics
and the Solar system bodies.

This is the second call for abstract submission and early registration
to the IAU symposium.

The next close deadlines are:
November 1st: IAU grant application
December 4: Abstract submission
Registration to the symposium are open since beginning of July.
We remind you that a limited number of participants will be accepted due
to the limited capacity of the conference room.

More details are available at the conference website:
http://iaus330.sciencesconf.org/

We look forward to seeing you in Nice next April.

Alejandra Recio-Blanco, Anthony Brown and Timo Prusti (for the SOC)
Patrick de Laverny (for the LOC)

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10) New Postodoctoral Position in Computational Planet Formation in Bern/Zurich

Dear Colleagues,

we are seeking an outstanding postdoctoral research candidate with a strong in hydrodynamical simulations of astrophysical disks to fill a  new post in the framework of the Swiss National Center for Competence in Research (NCCR)  "PlanetS". The position will be in collaboration  between my  group at the University of Zurich and that of Yann Alibert at the University of Bern (the formal host), and will be embedded in the NCCR which encompasses already more than 50 postdocs and PhD students working on planet formation and evolution as well as on exoplanet detection at the  Universities of Bern, Zurich and Geneva, and at ETH Zurich in both  the Astronony and Earth Science Institutes.

The description of the job can be found at:

http://nccr-planets.ch/postdoctoral-position-computation-planetary-science-universities-bern-zuerich/

We would value highly your opinion in suggesting candidates. The post
will be filled as soon as possible. We also kindly ask you to distribute
the add to potentially interested candidates or additional colleagues who may know some.


Best Regards,

Lucio Mayer


11) Research position at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics

The Solar System Physics and Space Technology research programme at
the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) invites applications
for a temporary research position in Space Physics, related to the
ESA Rosetta mission to comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Applications
are invited both for a 2-year post-doc position and for shorter
periods for senior guest scientists.

The advertised position is a research position for studies of the
cometary plasma environment and its interaction with the solar wind
primarily using ion data from the Ion Composition Analyzer on board
Rosetta but also using data from the other instruments that form the
Rosetta Plasma Consortium (RPC).

Previous experience of working with plasma and/or particle data from
space missions is required. The position, placed in Kiruna, is
funded by the Swedish Research Council. Post-doc candidates should
have completed a PhD during 2013 or later. Candidates planning to
obtain their PhD degree no later than January 2017 can also apply.
A post-doc candidate should not currently be an active researcher
at IRF.

Closing date is 7 October 2016.
Ref: 2.2.1-235/16

More information:

http://www.irf.se/Topical/Vacancies/?group=P3&vacid=22


12)  "Comets: A new vision after Rosetta/Philae" November 14-18, 2016, Toulouse

The international conference on cometary science entitled "Comets: A new vision after Rosetta/Philae" will be held November 14-18, 2016, at the Abattoirs Museum in Toulouse, France. The 46th Rosetta Science Working Team technical session will be held on Friday.

The program is now available online on the conference website :
http://www.comets2016toulouse.com
More technical details - poster size, talks format - will be soon sent to the authors.

The early registration deadline with the best rates (150 euros instead of 250 euros) is 14 October. The registration fee includes access to all sessions, coffee breaks and to a cocktail gala dinner scheduled on Tuesday (with an extra fee for accompanying persons). All needed information for venue and accomodation are provided on the above website.

If you have questions or need assistance during the registration process, please send an email to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. and reference Comets 2016 in the subject.

The Organising Committee

13) Post-doctoral position in Giant Planet Modelling at Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique, Paris


A 15-month post-doctoral position in planetary atmospheric science is opened at Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD), starting in early 2017. The position is opened by Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and hosted on the campus of Université Pierre et Marie Curie in the heart of Paris. The successful candidate will join the team led by Dr Aymeric Spiga funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) grant "HEAT" led by Pr Thomas Dubos.

The successful applicant will carry out research with the new Global Climate Model developed for giant planets at LMD. This model is based on DYNAMICO, an innovative dynamical core employing an icosahedral grid with excellent conservation and scalability properties. The model has been successfully applied on Saturn with high-resolution simulations that allowed a preliminary analysis of Saturn's atmospheric dynamics in the troposphere and the stratosphere. The successful applicant will explore through simulations with this model (and the addition of a moist convective scheme) the possibility to reproduce and understand phenomena like Saturn's equatorial oscillation, tropical super-rotating jet, hexagonal polar jet – which properties were revealed by the Cassini mission. The adaptation of this Global Climate Model to the jovian environment is also considered during the post-doctoral position, with the objective of offering perspectives to interpret measurements on board the ongoing mission Juno.

A PhD in astrophysics, planetary science, or geophysical fluid dynamics is required by the time of starting the position. The following skills will be considered in the evaluation process of the applicants :
- working knowledge in planetary science (especially giant planets' environments)
- expertise in climate modelling (including model development)
- experience with High Performance Computing environments and space missions is an asset.

The successful applicant will benefit of a dynamic and stimulating research environment, with the possibility to interact with scientists in the LMD team involved with atmospheric modeling and observations (Dr. Sandrine Guerlet, Pr. François Forget) as well as French collaborators from LESIA / Observatoire de Meudon and LAB / Université de Bordeaux.

Funding has been secured for travel to attend international conferences (at least 2 per year). Benefits include complete health insurance coverage and social security, as required by French law.

Applicants should submit in a single PDF document a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a short review of previous works, and statement of research interest and contribution to the project. Applicants should arrange for two reference letters to be sent independently.

Applications and information requests should be sent via email to Dr Aymeric SPIGA (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.). The closing date is November 8th, 2016. Late applications might be considered, until the position is filled.


14) Atelier LUVOIR 11-12 janvier à Meudon

Le Large UV/Optical/near IR telescope - ou LUVOIR - est l’une des 4 missions de type Flagship étudée actuellement par la NASA. Le LUVOIR est un projet de nouvel observatoire spatial de grande taille (avec un miroir primaire de 8 à 12 m de diamètre) et multi-longueurs d'ondes avec des objectifs scientifiques polyvalents ambitieux. Cette mission permettra des avancées significatives dans de nombreux domaines de l'astrophysique, de l'époque de la ré-ionisation jusqu'à la formation et l'évolution des galaxies, en passant par la formation des étoiles et des planètes, et la caractérisation d'un grand domaine d’exoplanètes.

Le LUVOIR est l’une des 4 études de concept du Decadal Survey de la NASA identifiée en janvier 2016. Cette étude va durer 3 ans et sera menée par le Goddard Space Flight Center sous la houlette de la Science & Technology Definition Team (STDT). Un suite d'instruments est actuellement considérée pour le LUVOIR, y compris un imageur UV, un spectrographe ou spectropolarimètre haute-résolution UV / Visible / proche IR, un spectrographe multi-objets etc. A ce stade, la NASA invite les pays qui le souhaitent à s’associer au projet pour participer à la définition des objectifs scientifiques et proposer des contributions instrumentales. La France, notamment, a été invitée dans le STDT via un représentant du CNES.

Un atelier de prospective pour une contribution française au LUVOIR aura lieu les 11 et 12 janvier au centre international d’ateliers scientifiques de l'Observatoire de Meudon. L'objectif de cet atelier est d'informer la communauté française sur ce projet, d'initier une réflexion collective sur de possibles contributions scientifiques et/ou instrumentales, de fédérer les équipes intéressées, et d'organiser une contribution de notre communauté à l'étude de la NASA.

Inscriptions en ligne avant le 15 novembre à https://luvoir.sciencesconf.org/

Un soutien financier pour le voyage peut être accordé à quelques participants (priorité sera donnée aux participants lointains et aux étudiants). Si vous avez besoin d'un tel soutien, merci de nous contacter rapidement à : Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Le comité d’organisation


15) 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.

16) session “Geological Evolution of Africa and Planetary Sciences” at GSAf-GSA meeting, Adis Ababa, 13th to the 17th of March, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

I am convening the theme “Geological Evolution of Africa and Planetary Sciences” at the joint GSAf (Geological Society of African) – GSA (Geological Society of America) meeting, held in Adis Ababa, from the 13th to the 17th of March, 2017 and entitled “Geological Evolution of Africa: Making and Breaking of a Continent”. I am glad to invite you to contribute to this session, as well as to the promotion of planetary sciences in Africa.

Africa's geological record extend over more than 3 billions of years and offers enlightening geological contexts to understand the crustal and climatic evolution of other rocky planets, and the interactions between the planetary interior and surface environment. The impact cratering record of this continent is also largely under-explored and it exists a great potential for new discoveries. We welcome presentations on any studies of the geological evolution of Africa that may contribute to the understanding of our neighboring planets. This includes for instance studies of planetary analogues, or analyses of potential or confirmed impact structures in Africa.

Deadline for abstract submission: 1st of December (to be confirmed)

http://community.geosociety.org/africa2017/home

The meeting will be the occasion of great field excursions in the East-African rift or in the Precambrian geological and associated mineralizations of Western Ethiopia.

http://community.geosociety.org/africa2017/fieldtrips

Best regards

David Baratoux

1) Special Issue on "Space Weather at the Terrestrial Planets” in the Planetary and Space Science journal; submission deadline is October 1st 2016.

The covered topics will include all aspects of planetary plasma physics and interactions in the inner Solar System, e.g. :
(a) magnetospheres, ionospheres, auroras
(b) the solar wind interaction with planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars) 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.

Regular papers are expected, and the usual refereeing process will be applied for publication in 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


2) infos du CNES

Bonjour à tous,
 
Quelques infos de rentrée, à faire suivre sans limitation.
 
14 septembre : 1er catalogue GAIA. Voir http://gaia.obspm.fr/ et http://sci.esa.int/gaia/58042-mark-your-calendar-gaia-data-release-set-for-14-september/  pour les détails. Conf de presse ESA de 11h30 à 13h que vous pourrez suivre ici : youtube.com/esa
 
30 septembre : Rosetta se pose sur Chouri. Dernières images entre 12h10 et 15h10. A suivre ici :  www.esa.int/rosetta
 
CoRoT a livré cet été ses courbes de lumière finales, avec les meilleures corrections instrumentales : https://corot.cnes.fr/fr/publication-des-donnees-finales-de-corot . Disponibles notamment au CDS   et à l’IAS . A cette occasion publication du CoRoT Legacy Book, disponible ici http://www.edp-open.org/component/content/article/47-books-in-english/317-the-corot-legacy-book et aussi via ADS.
 
Amicalement
Olivier LaMarle


3) Postdoctoral Position at Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Université Paris Sud

The Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS, University Paris Sud) is seeking for a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship on the Horizon-2020 funded program PTAL (Planetary Terrestrial Analogues Library). The PTAL project aims to build and exploit a multi-instrument spectral data base and joint spectral interpretation tools using various techniques (XRD, SEM, LIBS, IR and Raman spectroscopy), in order to support current and future investigations of planetary space missions.

The main purpose of the fellowship is to characterize well-defined rock and mineral samples with flight spare models and to compare the derived compositions of samples with remote and in situ data of instruments onboard planetary space missions (Martian missions, Hayabusa2, BepiColombo). The activities of the successful applicant shall consist in 1) acquiring near-infrared spectra of XRD- and SEM-characterized rock samples (resulting from field trips and alteration experiments) using flight spare models of MicrOmega (Hayabusa-2 and ExoMars20) and NIR lab spectrometers at IAS facilities, 2) acquiring LIBS spectra of the characterized samples using the qualification model of ChemCam/Mars Science Laboratory, 3) analyzing the NIR and LIBS spectral data and document these analyses, 4) performing coordinated analyses of the Martian surface from orbital and landed platforms with the new spectral data.

The PTAL consortium (https://ptal.eu/) consists of three partners, located in Norway (Oslo Univ.), France (Paris Sud Univ.) and Spain (Valladolid Univ.). The fellowship will have also the opportunity to be in contact with other research labs (Japan, Germany, France, USA). LIBS measurements will be performed at the IRAP/Toulouse laboratory who is in charge of the LIBS instrument onboard MSL.

Applicants are requested to submit a brief cover letter and curriculum vitae.
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4)  Dust, Atmosphere and Plasma environment of the Moon and Small Bodies workshop: Boulder, Colorado, January 11th-13th, 2017

The workshop will be a forum to (i) discuss current understanding of the surface environment of the Moon, the moons of Mars, and comets and asteroids, (ii) share new results from past and ongoing missions to airless bodies and comets, and (iii) describe expectations for planned upcoming missions to airless bodies and comets. The meeting web site is hosted at http://impact.colorado.edu/dap_meeting.html where you can learn more.

DAP-2017 is a NASA/SSERVI follow up on two previous NASA/NLSI-SSERVI workshops, LDAP-2010 and DAP-2012. Contributions to LDAP-2010 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00320633/59/14 and DAP-2012 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00320633/89 were published in special issues of Planetary and Space Sciences. A similar volume is planned to report the contributions to DAP-2017.
The workshop is hosted by M. Horányi and A. Stern, and supported by NASA's Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI): Institute for Modeling Plasma, Atmospheres, and Cosmic Dust (IMPACT) http://impact.colorado.edu/, the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) http://lasp.colorado.edu/, and the Center for Integrated Plasma Studies (CIPS) of the University of Colorado http://cips.colorado.edu/.

 Planned invited talks include:

Surface Properties of Asteroids: Dan Britt/U. Central Florida and SSERVI
Rosetta Results on Cometary Plasmas: Jim Burch/SwRI
Physical Plasma Environment of the Moon: Jasper Halekas/U. Iowa
Osiris Rex: Vicky Hamilton/SwRI
Europa Dust Environment: Sascha Kempf/U. Colorado and SSERVI
Search for the Dust Torus Around Mars: Mark Showalter/SETI
Dust Environment of the Moon: Jamey Szalay/SwRI
Mars, Phobos, Deimos Dust Environment: Alexander Zakharov/ITEP Moscow

 The DAP-2017 abstract deadline is Sept. 30th, 2016; submit your abstract to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.



5) doctoral training school on the solid Earth: Barcelonette (Southern French Alps) from October 16th to 28th

Dear friends and colleagues,
We are pleased to announce the opening of the registration to the third doctoral training school on the solid Earth, to be held this year* in Barcelonette (Southern French Alps) from October 16th to 28th. The focus this year is on the deep and early Earth and the program is detailed below and can be found on the website, https://epti.isterre.fr/. An announcement poster is available here: https://epti.isterre.fr/IMG/pdf/houchesannouncement2016.pdf

We would very much appreciate if you could forward this e-mail to interested M.Sc. and Ph.D. students at your department.

With kind regards,

Stephane Labrosse, Philippe Cardin


 --| School Topics |--

Last year's program was focused on the asthenosphere and lithosphere and this year will be on the deep and early Earth:

Seismic Structure of the deep Earth (Christine Thomas and Michel Campillo)
Minerals in the mantle and in the core (Daniele Antonangeli and Razvan Caracas)
Mantle Dynamics and cooling of the Earth and planets (Gabriel Tobie and Stéphane Labrosse)
Accretion, chemical composition and age of the Earth (Alexandre Sobolev and Caroline Fitoussi)
Magnetic field of the Earth and its origin (Renaud Deguen Nicolas Gillet and Philippe Cardin)

*The previous two editions took place in Les Houches but the center was not available this year because of renovation work. Classes and pictures of the previous editions can seen on the website https://epti.isterre.fr and on the FB page https://www.facebook.com/Earth-interior-at-Les-Houches-1551848575049388/


6) conference: Formation and Dynamical Evolution of Exoplanets: March 26 - 31, 2017 | Aspen, Colorado

http://ciera.northwestern.edu/Aspen2017.php

All​ participants need to apply.
Application is open. Please follow the link:

http://aspenphys.org/physicists/winter/winterapps.html


7) special issue of Advances in Space Research (ASR) entitled "Past, Present and Future of Small Body
Science and Exploration"

Papers are invited for a special topical issue of Advances in Space Research (ASR) entitled "Past, Present and Future of Small Body
Science and Exploration" that was proposed within the 41st COSPAR 2016 Scientific Assembly.

This special issue is open to all scientists that want to share their results with the scientific community about small body science
connected to space exploration. The year 2016 has seen an incredible burst in the Space mission activities to minor bodies, leading to
tremendous or surprising results. The present special issue welcomes contributions that have a Scientific, Technical or Instrumental
focus and serves as a crossroad of recent results and future prospects of small body explorations.

Papers must be submitted electronically to: http://ees.elsevier.com/asr

To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, authors must select "Special Issue: Small
Body Exploration" when they reach the "Article Type" step in the submission process.
The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2017.

Questions can be directed to Drs. E. Palomba, D. Hestroffer or to the
Co-Editor for Special Issues, Dr. Peggy Ann Shea (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.).


8) labellisation de services en données de physique atomique et moléculaire - message du pole thematique

Bonjour

Dans le cadre de la nouvelle campagne de labellisation des taches de services INSU , le pôle thématique "Diffusion des données de physique atomique et moléculaire" propose de donner un avis consultatif sur les dossiers se rapportant à cette thématique. Si certains membres de vos communautés scientifiques respectives souhaitent profiter de cette possibilité merci de faire parvenir les dossiers par email (format pdf) au responsable du comité de pilotage du pôle (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) avant le 15 octobre.

Je vous remercie par avance de transmettre cette information auprès des membres de vos Programmes Nationaux respectifs.

Bien cordialement.

Franck Delahaye

 

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