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PROGRAMME NATIONAL HAUTES ÉNERGIES
lettre d'information n°121
http://pnhe.cnrs.fr
1 février 2019
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ÉVÉNEMENTS, CONFÉRENCES, ATELIERS, ÉCOLES

1. WORKSHOP ON OBSERVATORY SYNERGIES FOR ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS AND GEOSCIENCE (Paris, 11 au 12 février 2019)
2. WORKSHOP GWEOS-2019 (Pise, Italie, 25 au 26 février 2019)
3. ISAPP SCHOOL 2019 AT THE PIERRE AUGER OBSERVATORY (Mendoza, Argentine, 1er au 9 mars 2019)
4. SECOND SMILEI TRAINING WORKSHOP (Saclay, 7 au 8 mars 2019)
5. ASTERICS-OBELICS PYGAMMA19 MEETING (Heidelberg, Allemagne, 18 au 22 mars 2019)
6. GRAVITATIONAL-WAVE OPEN DATA WORKSHOP #2 (Paris, 8 au 10 avril 2019)
7. NEUTRON STARS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENTS (MODE-SNR-PWN) (Orléans, 8 au 10 avril 2019)
8. ASTROPHYSICS SUMMER SCHOOL "COSMIC EXPLOSIONS 2019 » (Cargèse, 26 mai au 5 juin 2019)
9. EWASS 2019: NEUTRON STARS AS MULTI-MESSENGER LABORATORIES FOR DENSE MATTER PHYSICS (Lyon, 26 juin 2019)
10. SCHOOL ON HIGH ENERGY ASTROPHYSICS (Sao Paulo, Brésil, 5 au 16 août 2019)

POSTES, OFFRES DE THÈSES, CONTRATS POST-DOCTORAUX

1. POSTE DE MAÎTRE DE CONFÉRENCES 34/29 À L'INSTITUT D'ASTROPHYSIQUE DE PARIS : « SOURCES ASTROPHYSIQUES À HAUTE ÉNERGIE ET ONDES GRAVITATIONNELLES »
2. POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS AT UC MADRID
3. ERC-FUNDED POST-DOCTORAL POSITIONS ON NEUTRON STARS
4. ERC-FUNDED POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN COMPUTATIONAL ASTROPHYSICS
5. PHD AND POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AT DIAS DUBLIN
6. POSTDOC POSITION ON GW AND EM AT CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
7. APPEL À CANDIDATURES THÈSES ET POST-DOCTORATS CNES
8. POST-DOC POSITION, CAC, UNIVERSITY OF NOVA GORICA, SLOVENIA
9. POST-DOC POSITION IN THE GAMMA-RAY AND NEUTRINO (MULTI-MESSENGER) MAGIC GROUP AT DESY
10. POST-DOC ON GRBS
11. TENURE-TRACK SCIENTIST POSITION IN EXPERIMENTAL ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS
12. PHD POSITION IN INDIRECT DARK MATTER SEARCHES AT IAAT
13. RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORINO, ITALY
14. OPENING POSITIONS AT LAPP, ANNECY, FRANCE

AUTRES

1. QUESTIONNAIRE INTERFACES INTERDISCIPLINAIRES : PROSPECTIVE INSU/AA
2. QUESTIONNAIRE DU GROUPE B DE LA PROSPECTIVE INSU AA
3. APPEL D'OFFRES À NOUVELLES LABELLISATIONS SNO-AA
4. NENUFAR: APPEL À PROPOSITIONS DE KEY PROGRAMMES, SITE WEB, 1ER ATELIER UTILISATEUR
5. APPEL À CANDIDATURES : BOURSES FRANCE L’ORÉAL-UNESCO POUR LES FEMMES ET LA SCIENCE 2019


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ÉVÉNEMENTS, CONFÉRENCES, ATELIERS, ÉCOLES

1. WORKSHOP ON OBSERVATORY SYNERGIES FOR ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS AND GEOSCIENCE (Paris, 11 au 12 février 2019)

APPEC, GEO-8 and Academia Europaea organize a 2-days workshop in February 2019, at the Institut de Physique de Globe de Paris, in the presence of key science PIs and stakeholder agencies representatives, including organisations collaborating within the APPEC and GEO-8 consortia.

The recent convergence between Geoscience and Astroparticle Physics. In the last years there appeared many areas of natural synergy between Geosciences and Astroparticle Physics. Earth and Astroparticle sciences share a mutual scientific culture based on common objects of study, methods and approaches. They both deal with complex natural systems at much larger scales than the human scale, need deployments of large sensor networks in sometimes very hostile environments (sea, desert, underground, space), use long series of precise observations acquired over a range of time scales. They develop models relying on the state of the art in fundamental physics, chemistry, earth sciences, biology, numerical and computer sciences. They finally use big data analysis and transfer and worldwide networking.

In particular, some of the synergies concern:
1. Imaging (gravitational, acoustic, muon, neutrino)
2. Data collection in extreme environment
3. New technological means for parameter monitoring
4. Contribution to the understanding and forecasting of natural hazards

Please submit your abstracts or Apply for a Grant by following the link: https://indico.in2p3.fr/event/18287/


2. WORKSHOP GWEOS-2019 (Pise, Italie, 25 au 26 février 2019)

Constraining the equation of state of matter at extreme densities with gravitational wave observations

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https://agenda.infn.it/event/17643/overview
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The idea of the workshop is to put together physicists with competences in gravitational waves, nuclear physics and neutron star physics to create a bridge between these communities and to foster future collaborations.

A large amount of time is allocated for discussions, and the style of the communications should be open to dialogue. Here is a list of issues we aim to discuss:

What kind of constraints on the equation of state (EOS) of matter at very high densities are allowed by the present and future GW detector sensitivities?

What are the most up to date theoretical models for the EOS?

Can neutron stars sustain long-lived large quadrupolar deformations?

What is the current state of the art for numerical simulations?

What are the more urgent theoretical challenges?

What are the most relevant analysis limitations?

How can we bring together GW and EM constraints?

What do we expect to gain with third-generation GW observatories for fundamental physics of matter at extreme densities?

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The second day of the workshop will be hosted by the European Gravitational Observatory. A free service transport from Pisa to EGO and back will be available. At the end of the workshop it will be possible to visit VIRGO.
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Foreseen talks are on invitation only, but registration is open to everyone interested (within a numerical limit). Registrants are welcome to participate to the discussions.
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Ignazio Bombaci (Pisa University and INFN Pisa)


3. ISAPP SCHOOL 2019 AT THE PIERRE AUGER OBSERVATORY (Mendoza, Argentine, 1er au 9 mars 2019)

Dear Colleagues,

This the second circular for the ISAPP School 2019 "Cosmic Ray Vision from the Southern Sky" to be held at the site of Pierre Auger Observatory, Malargue (Mendoza, Argentina) between March 1st and March 9th 2019.

The webpage of the school can be found here
http://indico.nucleares.unam.mx/e/isapp2019

An updated timetable with speakers list is available.

School topics will include UHE cosmic rays, cosmic ray sources and propagation, high-energy neutrinos, gamma rays and multi-messenger astronomy.

Regular lectures will be given in the mornings and topic seminars about selected experiments in the afternoons. In the spirit of the ISAPP schools, lectures will be complemented by extensive exercises.

Master, PhD students and young researchers will have the opportunity to become part of the largest cosmic ray Observatory in the world and share their experience with Observatory staff and researchers. Dedicated activities are planned to fully exploit this unique location. Students are encouraged to bring posters showing their own research work, which will be presented and discussed in dedicated poster sessions. The abstract submission form is now available on the website.


The deadlines have been extended by 1 week:
School subscription till 22nd February
Request for financial support till February 8th


This initiative is supported by the International School on Astroparticle Physics (ISAPP https://www.isapp-schools.org/), a network including 39 institutions and doctorate schools which has the mission of disseminating Astroparticle Physics, training the future community of scientists in the field and encouraging exchanges of students. This current edition is also supported by the Pierre Auger Observatory with the aim of facilitating and promoting the participation of students from Latin-American countries.

Please, feel encouraged to forward this circular to anyone you think may be interested in participating.

Kind Regards,

Lorenzo Perrone on behalf of the Organizing Committee.


4. SECOND SMILEI TRAINING WORKSHOP (Saclay, 7 au 8 mars 2019)

Dear colleagues,

The development team of the Particle-In-Cell (PIC) code Smilei is happy to announce that the second Smilei training workshop will take place on March 7-8, 2019 at Maison de la Simulation (Saclay, 20 km south of Paris).

Version 4.0 has just been released, and among the code's most recent features you will find:
Adaptive SIMD vectorization (https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.03949)
3D envelope (ponderomotive guiding center) model for the laser (http://icap2018.vrws.de/papers/mopag02.pdf)
Initialisation of relativistic particle beams
Initialisation of a laser on a tilted plane (https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.04435)
Cylindrical geometry with azimuthal Fourier decomposition (version alpha)
More than 30 participants attended the last workshop; the next iteration will be the perfect opportunity for beginners to learn about PIC simulations in a High-Performance Computing environment. Current users will strengthen their expertise, try the new code features and share their feedback and needs with the Smilei community.

The training program over the two days is still under consideration and will evolve depending on your interests/demands. On the first day, we plan a morning session during which the Smilei project, its achievements and its road map for the next years will be discussed. The remaining day and a half will be focused on using the code and on numerical hands-on.

Access to a computer connected to a computing cluster will be available during the hands-on training, although it is also possible to bring your own laptop if you need specific help.

If you would like to participate, please register at: https://indico.math.cnrs.fr/event/4002.
There will be no fee for registration and participation but the number of participants will be limited.

You are welcome to forward this message to potentially interested people.

We look forward to seeing you!

Keep SMILEIng,

The Smilei dev-team
www.maisondelasimulation.fr/smilei

Transmis par Benoit Cerutti


5. ASTERICS-OBELICS PYGAMMA19 MEETING (Heidelberg, Allemagne, 18 au 22 mars 2019)

We are happy to announce the ASTERICS-OBELICS PyGamma19 meeting,a conference on Python and open data for gamma-ray astronomy.

It will take place March 18 - 22, 2019 at MPIK Heidelberg.

All information is here: https://indico.cern.ch/event/783425

Python-based tools are increasingly gaining acceptance and importance in astronomy. At the same time, the clear trend is towards interoperable and open data. The goal of this meeting is to discuss the status and prospects for gamma-ray astronomy and related fields.

This workshop is co-organized by MPI for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, Germany and CNRS-LAPP, Annecy. This workshop is organized in the framework of OBELICS (Observatory E-environments LINked by common ChallengeS) work package of H2020-ASTERICS project.

Registration is now open. Anyone is welcome to join, there is no fee.

If you'd like to present something, please submit a title and abstract by Feb 10.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact us any time.

Christoph Deil, Catherine Boisson, Florian Gaté, Jeremy Perkins, Kay Graf, Karl Kosack, Petra Hüntemeyer, Thomas Robitaille (the PyGamma19 program organising committee)

Transmis par Catherine Boisson


6. GRAVITATIONAL-WAVE OPEN DATA WORKSHOP #2 (Paris, 8 au 10 avril 2019)

We are pleased to announce the second edition of the gravitational-wave open data workshop, which will be held on April 8-10 2019 at the Denis Diderot University in Paris, France.

Observational data are made publicly available at http://www.gw-openscience.org, along with associated software libraries. This workshop is intended for students and more senior scientists that wish to learn about these data and softwares in order to conduct research in the field of gravitational wave astronomy.

The workshop will offer participants a hands-on introduction to working with software tools that allow to access and process publicly available gravitational-wave data.

More information is available on the workshop website at https://indico.in2p3.fr/e/gw-odw2

Registrations will open early 2019.


7. NEUTRON STARS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENTS (MODE-SNR-PWN) (Orléans, 8 au 10 avril 2019)

The 2019 edition of the workshop "Neutron stars and their environments" (MODE-SNR-PWN) will take place in Orléans (France) from April 8th to 10th. As each year since 2007, this workshop will bring together several communities interested in the physics of neutron stars and their
environments: theoreticians and observers of neutron stars, supernova remnants (SNRs), and pulsar wind nebulae (PWNe).

For more details, please visite the conference web site: https://mode2019.sciencesconf.org/

The program will be organised in plenary sessions with invited reviews, parallel specialised sessions, and a round table to help the discussion between the communities. The topics covered will be the followings, with a focus on our understanding of the population of pulsars and binary neutron stars:

• Radio timing,
• Rotating neutron stars, Fast Radio Bursts,
• General relativity and neutron-star modelling,
• Equation of state and nuclear processes,
• Observation at different wavelengths,
• Pulsar magnetospheres and emission processes
• Supernovae, Supernova remnants and Pulsar wind nebulae.

Scientific Organizing committee: Fabio Acero (Laboratoire AIM, Gif sur Yvette), Anthea F. Fantina (GANIL, Caen), Marianne Lemoine-Goumard (CENBG, Bordeaux), Fabrice Mottez (LUTH, Observatoire de Paris), Jérôme Novak (LUTH, Observatoire de Paris), Gilles Theureau (LUTH, Observatoire de Paris/LPC2E/OSUC).

Anthea Fantina


8. ASTROPHYSICS SUMMER SCHOOL "COSMIC EXPLOSIONS 2019 » (Cargèse, 26 mai au 5 juin 2019)

Reminder: the registration for the astrophysics summer school "Cosmic Explosions 2019 » is open (deadline Feb 15th) !
The school will take place at the Scientific Institute of Cargèse, Corsica from 26 May to 5 June 2019. The school is organized in the context of the multi-messenger era (photons, neutrinos, and gravitational waves) and is focused on subjects relating to the death and aftermath of massive stars---from supernova explosions and their remnants to accretion and coalescence of binary systems and the evolutionary link between them. The level of the lectures will be targeted for Ph.D students/postdocs. Students can submit abstract for talks and posters. Permanent staff is also encouraged to apply.

+ Registration and detailed schedule: http://www.cosmicexplosions2019.eu
+ Dates: 27 May - 5 June 2019
+ Location: Institut d’Etudes Scientifiques de Cargèse (Corsica)
+ contact email: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
+ Registration fess are waived for CNRS staff (formation continue)

Registration will close February 15th and selected participants will be contacted shortly after.


9. EWASS 2019: NEUTRON STARS AS MULTI-MESSENGER LABORATORIES FOR DENSE MATTER PHYSICS (Lyon, 26 juin 2019)

Information and contacts:
https://eas.unige.ch/EWASS2019/session.jsp?id=SS26

Understanding the interior composition of neutron stars is an important goal of astrophysics and fundamental physics. By mid-2019, the promising results of the Neutron Star Interior Composition ExploreR mission (NICER) on the dense matter equation of state will be available. Around that time, run O3 of the LIGO/Virgo collaboration will be in progress (or completed) with several expected new NS-NS mergers discoveries.

This Special Session aims at discussing recent results of the various observational methods giving access to the dense matter properties: gravitational waves from neutron star mergers (LIGO/Virgo), the NICER mission, thermal emission from the surface of neutron stars, and other existing methods. The theoretical modelling of the dense matter equation of state can also be discussed in light of these new results. Finally, some time will be dedicated for the future of the field, in particular how future missions/experiments will provide the next generations constraints for the better understanding of the dense matter equation of state.

Programme:
We solicit contributions on the following methods providing constraints on the dense matter equation of state:
- Gravitational waves signals from NS-NS mergers
- Results from the NICER Mission and other light-curve modelling techniques.
- Thermal emission from neutron stars (Quiescent LMXBs, INSs, CCOs)
- Type I X-ray bursts
- Mass measurements of neutron stars
- Moment of inertia measurements
- Experimental measurements
as well as expected constraints from future experiments and observatories.

Registrations:
Registrations are already open (early-bird deadline on Feb. 10th)
and the online form can be found on the EWASS2019 webpage:
https://eas.unige.ch//EWASS/registration.jsp

Abstract submission:
The deadline for abstract submission is 3 March 2019
https://eas.unige.ch//EWASS/abstract_submission.jsp

Scientific organisers:
Sebastien Guillot (IRAP), Fiorella Burgio (INFN Catania), Alessandro Drago (U Ferrara), Mark Alford (U Wash. St. Louis), Luciano Rezzolla (ITP Frankfurt), Jérôme Margueron (IPNL), Laura Tolos (ICE), Sebastiano Bernuzzi (TPI Jena), Veronica Dexheimer (Kent U.), Adrianna Raduta (NIPNE), Pierre Pizzochero (INFN Milano), Morgane Fortin (CAMK), Dipankar Bhattacharya (IUCAA), Nanda Rea (ICE), Tanja Hinderer (UvA), Anna Watts (UvA).

Sébastien Guillot


10. SCHOOL ON HIGH ENERGY ASTROPHYSICS (Sao Paulo, Brésil, 5 au 16 août 2019)

Dear colleagues,

we would kindly ask you to bring the following announcement to the attention of all potentially interested students.

We will run a school on High Energy Astrophysics, at the ICTP-SAIFR in São Paulo, Brazil, August 5-16, 2019.

A list of subjects and teachers is available here
http://www.ictp-saifr.org/school-on-high-energy-astrophysics/

and registrations will open in late February.

The school is aimed at Master and PhD students from all over the World, and some support will be available for outstanding students from South American countries, whom we warmly encourage to apply.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any further information, and apologies if you receive this email more than once.

Regards,

Fabio Iocco

 

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POSTES, OFFRES DE THÈSES, CONTRATS POST-DOCTORAUX

1. POSTE DE MAÎTRE DE CONFÉRENCES 34/29 À L'INSTITUT D'ASTROPHYSIQUE DE PARIS : « SOURCES ASTROPHYSIQUES À HAUTE ÉNERGIE ET ONDES GRAVITATIONNELLES »

Un poste de maître de conférences en section 34/29 est ouvert à l’Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris au printemps 2019 sur la thématique « Sources astrophysiques à haute énergie et ondes gravitationnelles ». Les candidatures se font via le site Galaxie du portail de l’Enseignement Supérieur. Date limite = 25 février 2019 à 16h (heure de Paris).

Le profil détaillé du poste est décrit sur le site Galaxie.

Les personnes intéressées sont invitées à contacter Francis Bernardeau (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.), directeur de l’IAP, et — pour les deux équipes concernées — Frédéric Daigne (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) ou Guillaume Faye (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.).

Lien vers le site Galaxie (référence Galaxie du poste : 122)
https://www.galaxie.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/ensup/cand_postes_GALAXIE.htm#1EC

Transmis par Frédéric Daigne


2. POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS AT UC MADRID

The High Energy Physics group at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid is welcoming outstanding candidates to applying to the Spanish "Juan de la Cierva" postdoctoral program. The application just opened and will be closing by the end of this month.

There are two different subprograms. The first one is aimed to young researchers who recently finished their PhD, whereas the second subprogram is for researchers that already have a few years of postdoctoral experience. The contracts are for 2 years and the candidate is expected to contribute to one of our current research areas, which are rather broad from Galactic to extragalactic science. There is also the possibility of joining some of the collaborations in which we are involved, MAGIC, CTA, and Fermi-LAT.

Please, don't hesitate in contacting us should you think this call may be of your interest.

Best regards,

Alberto Dominguez (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.)


3. ERC-FUNDED POST-DOCTORAL POSITIONS ON NEUTRON STARS

Applications are invited for several Postdoctoral positions funded by the H2020 ERC Consolidator project: MAGNESIA - The impact of highly magnetic neutron stars in the explosive and transient Universe. The positions will be based at the Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC-IEEC) in Barcelona, Spain, and starting dates might be between June 2019 and early 2020, depending on specific needs. The host institution is part of of Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), comprises several groups spanning from Astrophysics, Cosmology, Planets, Gravitational Waves, and Nuclear Astrophysics, and hosts several laboratories to shape next generation space and ground-based instruments. At the same time, Barcelona is one of the most attractive cities in Europe, full of art, music, beautiful beaches, perfect weather, big mountains around, good food, and extremely family friendly.

Job description

We start the ERC MAGNESIA project searching for two postdoctoral fellows, with an initial appointment for two years, with possible renewal up to four years, depending on performance and the project needs. To strengthen our team, we are looking for enthusiastic and motivated astrophysicists, both theorists and observers, with the will of contributing to a vibrant group, and sharing with us a passion for neutron stars, pulsars, gamma-ray bursts, fast radio bursts, and the most explosive events in the Universe. Specifically we are looking for young researchers with expertise in any of those subjects: search for periodic and transient signals in multi-band data, multi-band data analysis, pulsar timing, multi-band follow-up of transient events, population synthesis, magnetic field evolution, Monte Carlo and MHD simulations. The group will have a proprietary computer cluster and a supporting computer scientist to run our analysis and simulations.

Applicants should hold a PhD-degree within the area of physics, be a social and enthusiastic person, and with the will of understanding the weird behaviour of the neutron star population. Salaries are relatively high for Spanish standards and needs, and they might vary depending on expertise and personal situation between 30-50 keuros (gross annual). All contracts include health insurance, retirement plan, parental leave, and unemployment benefits. The Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC-IEEC) is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is strongly committed to welcome diversity.

Deadline: March 1st, 2019 - although late submissions might be considered until all positions are filled.

How to apply: Send your CV, a 1-page research statement, and 3 reference letters to: Nanda Rea (email: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) .

Nanda Rea


4. ERC-FUNDED POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN COMPUTATIONAL ASTROPHYSICS

https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/83dc40ed

We invite applications for one postdoctoral research position funded by the ERC Consolidator Grant DEMOBLACK led by Prof. Michela Mapelli. The DEMOBLACK team studies stellar binary black holes in the field and in star clusters, by means of population synthesis and dynamical simulations.

We particularly invite applications from candidates with experience in the development of direct N-body codes (e.g. NBODY6 or similar codes) and/or binary population synthesis codes.

The successful candidate will join an active research team, working in the vibrant research environment of the University of Padova. Enquiries about the scientific project can be addressed to Michela Mapelli: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

More details about the research group can be found at https://web.oapd.inaf.it/mapelli/group.html

The nominal starting date is expected to be September 2019, but earlier or later dates are possible. Applicants must have a Ph.D. (in physics, astronomy, astrophysics, or equivalent degree), or are expected to obtain their Ph.D. by the time of the appointment. The appointment is for 2 years, with a possible extension up to 4 years depending on performance. Gross salaries range approximately from 28000 to 45000 EUR/year, depending on experience, more than adequate for local costs of living. Generous travel funds are available.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests (maximum 3 pages), sample of one of their codes (up to 500 lines), complete list of publications, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Michela Mapelli, Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.. Applications sent by February 28 2019 will receive full consideration. Applications after this date are still welcome until the position is filled.

Women, Minorities, and Disabled Persons are encouraged to apply.

Michela Mapelli


5. PHD AND POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AT DIAS DUBLIN

Dear Colleagues,

The Astronomy & Astrophysics Section of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is offering a postdoctoral fellowship and a PhD scholarship for theoretical/computational investigation of particle acceleration and high-energy radiation processes in stellar-wind bubbles, in supernovae interacting with dense stellar winds, and in young supernova remnants.

- Anticipated start date around September 2019.
- Application deadline 15th February.

Further details can be found here:
https://dias.ie/highenergy_positions

Please feel free to contact me with any queries.

DIAS has a growing Astrophysics department with expertise in high-energy and computational astrophysics, star formation, Solar physics and space weather.

https://www.dias.ie/cp-geophysics/astro/
https://homepages.dias.ie/jmackey/

Best regards,
Jonathan Mackey


6. POSTDOC POSITION ON GW AND EM AT CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

Dear all,

I would like to draw your attention to another 2-year Postdoc position at Cardiff University to work on GW astronomy, particularly in source modelling, data analysis, and astrophysical and cosmological interpretations, as well as in EM follow-up.

This position deadline is now on the 1st of February.

Here the link to the job application
https://krb-sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=30011&siteid=5460&AReq=8097BR#jobDetails=1423245_5460

Please, let me know if you have further enquiries or contact Prof. Patrick Sutton (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.).

Best regards,

Cosimo Inserra


7. APPEL À CANDIDATURES THÈSES ET POST-DOCTORATS CNES

Avec les thèses et les post-doctorats du CNES : inventons l’espace du futur !

Chaque année, le CNES accorde une centaine d’allocations de recherche (thèses et post-doctorats) à des étudiants français et étrangers, dans les domaines des :
- sciences pour l’ingénieur (systèmes orbitaux, systèmes de transport spatial),
- sciences utilisatrices des moyens spatiaux (sciences de l’univers, sciences de la Terre, sciences en micropesanteur)
- sciences humaines et sociales (juridique, histoire, économie, sociologie, psychologie, etc.)

Il contribue ainsi, de façon très significative, à l’effort de formation par la recherche, des ingénieurs et des chercheurs qui inventeront les systèmes spatiaux du futur.

Nous vous informons que l'appel à candidatures CNES pour les thèses et post-doctorats est actuellement disponible sur notre site internet https://cnes.fr/fr/consulter-les-offres .

Vous y trouverez la liste des sujets de thèses susceptibles d’être cofinancés, les conditions et modalités de candidature ainsi que les coordonnées de vos interlocuteurs CNES.

La date de limite de réception des candidatures est fixée au 1er avril 2019 minuit.

Nous vous invitons à relayer ce message auprès des personnes de votre entourage éventuellement intéressées.

Nous nous tenons à votre disposition pour toute information relative à ce programme de thèses et de post-doctorats.

Joelle GUINLE, Benjamin LEGRAND et Myriana LOZACH
Equipe thèses/post-doctorats CNES


8. POST-DOC POSITION, CAC, UNIVERSITY OF NOVA GORICA, SLOVENIA

Center for Astrophysics and Cosmology, University of Nova Gorica, invites applications for a post-doc position:
http://www.ung.si/en/news/1994/assistant-with-phd-in-the-field-of-physics-or-astrophysics/

The successful candidate will be directly involved in research work of Center for Astrophysics and Cosmology in the field of a constellation of nano-satellites for detection of time dependent signals coming from high-energy transients, such as gamma ray bursts and electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational wave events.

The position will be available as soon as the selection will be completed with appointment for 24 months.

Applications should be received by Feb 8, 2019.

Andreja Gomboc


9. POST-DOC POSITION IN THE GAMMA-RAY AND NEUTRINO (MULTI-MESSENGER) MAGIC GROUP AT DESY

https://www.researchgate.net/job/925413_Postdoc_Scientist_f_m_d_Gamma-ray_Neutrino_Astroparticle

Dear Colleagues

In the MAGIC group at DESY there is an open post-doc position for two years.

I will be grateful if you forward this information to potentially interested candidates!

Many thanks and kind greetings

Elisa Bernardini


10. POST-DOC ON GRBS

*We are looking for a researcher to work on a Horizon 2020 project HERMES-SP! <http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/218722/factsheet/en>*

The project is a mission concept based on a constellation of nano-satellites in a low Earth orbit, hosting new miniaturized detectors to probe the X-ray temporal emission of bright high-energy transients such as Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRB) and the electromagnetic counterparts of Gravitational Wave Events (GWE). The main goal of the project is to demonstrate the feasibility of detection and localisation of high-energy transients with simple nano-satellites and a disruptive level of cost-effectiveness.

The candidates should have:
* a PhD in physics or astrophysics,
* experience in numerical modelling, data analysis, and optimization methods,
* knowledge of at least one of the following programming languages: C/C++, Fortran, MPI, CUDA, Python,
* knowledge of GRBs (data modelling and analysis, gamma-ray detectors, processing pipeline, data reduction, FITS format) or global positioning systems algorithms (position reconstruction, time tagging of scientific observations).

The successful candidate will take over the following tasks:
* development of new parallel algorithms for time series analysis,
* design and implementation of the scientific data analysis software and pipelines,
* data reduction and analysis,
* writing reports and papers.

The project collaboration consists of 11 partners from Italy, Slovenia, Spain, Germany, and Hungary, therefore, the candidates must be fluent in English.

The position will be available on 1 February 2019 or soon thereafter. This is a full-time temporary position until April 2020, with a possibility of an up to a 12 month extension.

The application should be submitted electronically to the e-mail info @ aalta-lab.com with the following attachments:
* cover letter,
* cv,
* list of publications,
* contact details of references.

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11. TENURE-TRACK SCIENTIST POSITION IN EXPERIMENTAL ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS

https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/8bdf67f8

Dear colleagues,

we have an opening for a tenure-track astroparticle physicist position at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

I’d be grateful if you could pass this ad on to interested candidates.

Best regards,

David Berge


12. PHD POSITION IN INDIRECT DARK MATTER SEARCHES AT IAAT

https://hyperspace.uni-frankfurt.de/2019/01/24/phd-position-in-indirect-dark-matter-searches-at-tubingen-university/


Dear colleagues,

we have an opening for a PhD position at the Institut fur Astronomie und Astrophysik Tubingen, Tubingen University in Indirect Dark Matter searches, please see attached file for the details.

I’d be grateful if you could pass this ad on to interested candidates.

Kind regards,

Denys Malyshev


13. RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORINO, ITALY

The University of Torino, Italy, invites applications for a Research Fellowship to work in ultra high energy (UHE) cosmic ray physics.

The successful candidate will work with the AugerPrime upgrade of the Pierre Auger Observatory, designed to provide additional measurements of composition-sensitive observables on a high statistics sample of ultra-high energy events.

Our interest is to understand the origin of the flux suppression at UHE, to provide fundamental constraints on the sources of these particles and their properties. We aim at evaluating the possible existence of a fraction of protons at UHE, thus helping in setting the stage for future experiments and assess the feasibility of charged particle astronomy.

AugerPrime consists of a scintillator plane (SSD) above each of the 1661 surface detector stations, an upgrade of the read-out electronics and an increase of the dynamic range of the measurements, obtained by positioning in each of the stations a fourth small photomultiplier (SPMT).

The proposed research project will be focussed on the performances of the detectors of AugerPrime, currently under deployment, and their inter-calibration. The work will be conducted based both on the data collected by the AugerPrime Engineering Array and on simulations.

The successful candidate will also contribute to the analysis for the extraction of the composition information, where different approaches will be considered, either based on the universality features of air showers, or equivalently on multivariate analyses or exploiting more recent machine learning techniques.

We are looking for an outstanding applicant who has obtained, or is about to obtain, a Ph.D. in Astroparticle Physics or High-Energy Physics. Particular consideration will be given to candidates with an expertise in instrumentation, in particular photomultipliers and readout electronics, and computing.

The initial appointment will be for one year, but a renewal for a second year can eventually become possible in the near future. The net salary is ~1600 Euro/month.

Applications have to be sent within February, 12th 2019 using the online procedure of Torino University. An interview will follow around mid-March. The fellowship starting date can be chosen in the period between April 1st and July 1st 2019.

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Antonella Castellina (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) or Prof. Mario Bertaina (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) for further details and to explain how to apply (it might take a bit of time, therefore potential candidates should inform us quickly).


14. OPENING POSITIONS AT LAPP, ANNECY, FRANCE

The LAPP institute has invited applications for three opening positions of the ESCAPE (European Science Cluster of Astronomy & Particle physics ESFRI research infrastructures) project, which is funded by the European Commission through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. The positions are the following (application deadline is 15 of Feb.):

1) Technical Coordinator at LAPP, in Annecy - France
https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR5814-CARMAR-001/Default.aspx?lang=EN

2) Data Scientist at LAPP, in Annecy - France
https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR5814-CLABOM-010/Default.aspx?lang=EN

3) Postdoctoral researcher in astroparticle physics (CTA) at LAPP, in Annecy - France
https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR5814-CLABOM-011/Default.aspx?lang=EN

These positions are also advertised on the Escape web site and on Inspire.

Best regards,

Vincent Poireau


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AUTRES

1. QUESTIONNAIRE INTERFACES INTERDISCIPLINAIRES : PROSPECTIVE INSU/AA

https://enquete.cnrs-dir.fr/index.php/496871/lang-fr

Enquête: Interfaces Interdisciplinaires.

Dans le cadre de l'exercice de prospective de l'INSU Astronomie et Astrophysique, ce questionnaire aborde les activités scientifiques situées à l'interface de l'astronomie/astrophysique et des autres disciplines scientifiques.

Il est possible de répondre à ce questionnaire en tant que responsable d'un laboratoire ou d’un groupe de recherche, ou/et à titre individuel.

Ce questionnaire est très souple. Seules 3 questions sont obligatoires. Il est possible de revenir en arrière ou de sauvegarder ses réponses pour une finalisation ultérieure du questionnaire.

Il sera clôturé le 28 Février. Contact pour questions éventuelles Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Dahbia Talbi


2. QUESTIONNAIRE DU GROUPE B DE LA PROSPECTIVE INSU AA

Dans le cadre de l’exercice de prospective de l’INSU-AA 2019, le Groupe B « Prospective des moyens » a préparé une enquête en ligne pour recenser les moyens existants et futurs d’astrophysique de laboratoire. Nous invitons les responsables d’expériences d’astrophysique de laboratoire à remplir, en concertation avec les différents acteurs de l’expérience, le questionnaire accessible à partir du lien suivant :

https://enquete.cnrs-dir.fr/index.php/444614/lang-fr

Une vue d’ensemble du questionnaire est disponible au format PDF via le lien :

https://mycore.cnrs.fr/index.php/s/viCm8WXkxIvZKD7

Un unique questionnaire par expérience doit être rempli, et ce avant le 28 février 2019.

Nous vous remercions par avance pour le temps que vous consacrerez à cette enquête. Il est important que l'exercice de prospective repose sur des informations aussi précises et à jour que possible.

Bien cordialement,

F. Delahaye, coordinateur du sous-groupe "Astrophysique de laboratoire"
S. Charlot, responsable du Groupe B de la prospective INSU-AA 2019


3. APPEL D'OFFRES À NOUVELLES LABELLISATIONS SNO-AA

Appel d’offres de l’INSU - labellisation de nouveaux services nationaux d’observation en Astronomie-Astrophysique (Campagne 2018-2019)

L’INSU émet un appel d’offres pour de nouvelles labellisations de services nationaux d’observation (SNO) dans le domaine Astronomie & Astrophysique. Cet appel d’offres concerne également les demandes de création de Pôle Thématique National (PTN). Vos demandes devront être effectuées en utilisant les formulaires disponibles à l’adresse http://www.insu.cnrs.fr/node/9666 (1 formulaire par demande). Voir cette page pour des informations complémentaires. Les demandes doivent être portées par des personnels permanents. Elles devront être envoyées au directeur de l’OSU coordinateur du service proposé, qui les fera suivre à l'INSU au plus tard le 1 mars 2019. Dans le cas d’un service multi-OSUs, l’OSU coordinateur aura la charge de collecter l'ensemble des informations et de fournir un seul formulaire.

La description des Actions Nationales d’Observation en AA (ANO1 à ANO6) se trouve sur la page http://www.insu.cnrs.fr/node/4144. Vous y trouverez aussi la composition du groupe ad hoc SNO de la CSAA et, sur les pages correspondantes, celles des comités de coordination mis en place pour les ANO1, ANO2, ANO5 et ANO6. Il est rappelé que les projets sols ou spatiaux en phase préparatoire ne sont pas labellisables. Les décisions finales de labellisation seront prises par l’INSU à l’été 2019. Il est rappelé d’autre part que l’évaluation quadriennale (par vague annuelle) des SNO labellisés aboutit à la décision de maintenir ou non les SNO évalués.

Envoyé par Bruno Bezard


4. NENUFAR: APPEL À PROPOSITIONS DE KEY PROGRAMMES, SITE WEB, 1ER ATELIER UTILISATEUR

Bonjour à tous,

Le nouveau site web de NenuFAR est ouvert: https://nenufar.obs-nancay.fr

Il comprend une page publique en Français et Anglais et une page « Astronomers » en Anglais.

Les premières news sont d’importance puisqu’il s’agit de l’annonce de l’appel à propositions de Key Programmes sur NenuFAR et du 1er atelier « Utilisateurs de NenuFAR ».

Cette annonce est reproduite ci-dessous en Français et Anglais.

Bien cordialement,
Philippe Zarka
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Dear all,

The new NenuFAR web site is open: https://nenufar.obs-nancay.fr

It comprises a public page in French and English and a page « Astronomers » in English.

The first news are important as they consist in the announcement for the call for Key Programmes with NenuFAR and the 1st « NenuFAR users » workshop.

Sincerely,

Philippe Zarka
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Appel à propositions de Key Programmes sur NenuFAR: date limite 31 mars 2019

NenuFAR (New Extension in Nançay Upgrading LOFAR) est un nouveau radiotélescope dans la gamme 10 à 85 MHz, actuellement en fin de construction sur le site de la Station de Radioastronomie de Nançay. L'instrument sera composé à terme de 96 mini-réseaux de 19 antennes plus 6 mini-réseaux distants, et pourra être utilisé dans quatre modes d’observation: beamformer, imageur, forme d'onde, et superstation LOFAR.

Les questions scientifiques qui peuvent être abordées avec NenuFAR sont très diverses: cosmologie, pulsars, activité solaire et stellaire, éclairs d’orages planétaires, exoplanètes, émissions transitoires, AGN, émission diffuse extragalactique, raies de recombinaison…

La communauté scientifique française est invitée par le Comité Scientifique de NenuFAR (CSN) à proposer des Key Programmes (KP) utilisant NenuFAR, qui seront exécutés pendant la période dite « Early Science » de l’instrument, de juillet 2019 à décembre 2021. Pendant cette période, il est prévu qu’environ 8000 heures d’observation devraient être disponibles pour les KP. Les propositions peuvent inclure n’importe lequel des modes d’observation de NenuFAR, sauf le mode superstation LOFAR qui sera accessible via les appels à propositions de LOFAR. Pour plus de détails, voir le texte de l’appel, à l’adresse https://nenufar.obs-nancay.fr/en/astronomer/.

Le CSN préfère recevoir des propositions soumises par des équipes structurées autour d'un coordinateur, mais les personnes souhaitant rejoindre un KP en cours de structuration peuvent contacter le CSN à l’adresse Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser..

La date limite de soumission des propositions de Key Programmes est le 31 mars 2019.


Atelier « NenuFAR utilisateurs #1 » :

NenuFAR sera un instrument puissant mais complexe. Pour aider les proposants à préparer au mieux leurs propositions, et pour familiariser les observateurs avec les capacités, modes opératoires, et données de NenuFAR, un atelier de deux jours est organisé à Nançay du 18 mars 2019 à 14h au 20 mars à midi.

Tous les futurs utilisateurs de NenuFAR peuvent s'inscrire sur le site https://nenufar2019.sciencesconf.org/, à partir du 18 janvier 2019 et de préférence avant le 10 février 2019.
Les équipes qui pensent soumettre un Key Programme sont invitées à envoyer au moins un membre à cet atelier.
La participation étant limitée (~30 personnes), le CSN confirmera l’acceptation des inscriptions à partir du 11 février 2019.
Le programme et les informations pratiques seront mises en ligne sur https://nenufar2019.sciencesconf.org/

La description détaillée de l’instrument et le texte détaillé de l’appel à KP se trouvent sur la page de NenuFAR https://nenufar.obs-nancay.fr/en/astronomer/

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Invitation to propose Key Programmes with NenuFAR : deadline 31 March 2019

NenuFAR (New Extension in Nançay Upgrading LOFAR) is a new radioastronomy instrument, operating in the 10 – 85 MHz frequency band, which is in the last stages of its construction at the Station de Radioastronomie in Nançay (France). At completion, the instrument will be composed of a compact core of 96 mini-arrays of 19 antennas each plus 6 distant mini-arrays. Four operating modes will be implemented: standalone beamformer, standalone imager, Transient Buffer mode, and LOFAR super-station.
The scientific questions that can be adressed with NenuFAR are very diverse: cosmology, pulsars, solar and stellar activity, lightning storms on solar system planets, exoplanets, transients, AGN, extragalactic diffuse emission, recombination lines...

The Comité Scientifique de NenuFAR (NenuFAR Scientific Committee, CSN) welcomes proposals for Key Programmes (KP) using NenuFAR for the Early Science phase of the instrument, from July 2019 to December 2021. During this period, it is anticipated that a total of approximately 8000 hours of observations should be available for KPs. The KP proposals may include any of the standalone operating modes of NenuFAR, or a combination of these modes, but should consider the progressive availability of the observing modes. The LSS mode will be accessed through regular LOFAR calls. For more details, see the call at https://nenufar.obs-nancay.fr/en/astronomer/ .

Any member of the French scientific community, and, by invitation, international researchers, may answer this call. The CSN expects proposals submitted by structured teams led by a KP coordinator. However, individuals wishing to join a KP may also apply and should contact the CSN at Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser..

The deadline for proposal submission is 31st March 2019.


NenuFAR users workshop #1:
NenuFAR will be a hopefully powerful but certainly complex instrument. In order to help the teams to prepare their proposals in the best possible way, and to introduce observers to NenuFAR capacities, operating modes, and data, a 2-day NenuFAR data workshop is organized in Nançay from March 2019, 18th at 2pm to March, 20th at 12 am.

All future users of NenuFAR can register at https://nenufar2019.sciencesconf.org/, which will open on January 18th, and preferably before February 10th.

Teams that intend to propose a KP are expected to send a least one team member to attend the workshop.

Attendance will be limited to about 30 people and the CSN will confirm acceptance after February 11.
Programme and practical informations can be found on https://nenufar2019.sciencesconf.org/

For the detailled instrument description and the call for KP, please visit https://nenufar.obs-nancay.fr/en/astronomer/ ; if you have any question please contact the CSN at Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser., or use the contact button of the web site.


5. APPEL À CANDIDATURES : BOURSES FRANCE L’ORÉAL-UNESCO POUR LES FEMMES ET LA SCIENCE 2019

La Fondation L'Oréal, en partenariat avec l'UNESCO et l'Académie des Sciences, est heureuse de vous annoncer l'ouverture de l'appel à candidature de l'édition 2019 des Bourses France L'Oréal-UNESCO Pour les Femmes et la Science.

Créé en 2007, ce programme a pour objet de révéler et récompenser de jeunes chercheuses talentueuses. Au total, 230 jeunes femmes ont bénéficié d’une Bourse France L’Oréal-UNESCO Pour les Femmes et la Science.

En 2019, la Fondation L’Oréal remettra 35 Bourses, dont au moins 5 seront exclusivement dédiées à des chercheuses effectuant leurs travaux de recherche dans les DOM-TOM :
- d’un montant de 15 000 € chacune à des doctorantes,
- d’un montant de 20 000 € chacune à des post-doctorantes.

Nous vous sollicitons afin de bien vouloir diffuser cet appel à candidature au sein de votre établissement ou de votre réseau et ainsi, encourager les chercheuses à soumettre leur dossier.

Pour cela, nous vous adressons un lien vers la plateforme de candidature où vous trouverez le règlement des Bourses, ainsi que l’affiche du programme que vous pouvez utiliser sur vos supports de communication.

La date limite de dépôt des dossiers de candidature est le dimanche 14 avril 2019.

Nous nous tenons à votre disposition pour vous fournir tout élément complémentaire pouvant vous aider à la promotion de cet appel à candidature.

En vous remerciant vivement par avance de votre soutien et de votre concours, nous vous prions d‘agréer, Madame, Monsieur, l’expression de nos sentiments les meilleurs.

La Fondation L'Oréal
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