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PROGRAMME NATIONAL HAUTES ÉNERGIES
lettre d'information n°153
http://pnhe.cnrs.fr
30 septembre 2021
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ÉVÉNEMENTS, CONFÉRENCES, ATELIERS, ÉCOLES

1. "THE TRANSIENT UNIVERSE WAITING IN THE SKY 2021" WORKSHOP (24 au 26 novembre 2021)
2. ATELIER "THÉORIE, UNIVERS ET GRAVITATION" (Paris, 13 au 15 décembre 2021)
3. 51TH "SAAS-FEE ADVANCED COURSE" (Saas-Fee, Suisse, 24 au 28 janvier 2022)
4. WORKSHOP ON MACHINE LEARNING FOR AIR SHOWERS (University of Delaware, Etats-Unis, 31 janvier au 3 février 2022)

POSTES, OFFRES DE THÈSES, CONTRATS POST-DOCTORAUX

1. NIKHEF AMSTERDAM - POSTDOC IN GW DETECTORS
2. POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER AND PHD POSITIONS AT THE AIP POTSDAM
3. POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AT LAPP
4. TWO POST-DOC POSITIONS FOR LST OPERATIONS
5. APPEL D'OFFRE POSTDOC IPI 2021
6. CALL FOR POST-DOC AT PSL - PARIS OBSERVATORY
7. POST-DOCTORAL POSITION AT CEA PARIS-SACLAY, ASTROPHYSICS DPT.
8. GROUP LEADER OR POSTDOC IN GRAVITATIONAL PHYSICS: THE NIELS BOHR - VILLUM FELLOW
9. SWIFT AND LOBSTER JOB AT UOL


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ÉVÉNEMENTS, CONFÉRENCES, ATELIERS, ÉCOLES

1. "THE TRANSIENT UNIVERSE WAITING IN THE SKY 2021" WORKSHOP (24 au 26 novembre 2021)

La France et le Mexique ont depuis de nombreuses années des relations étroites en science et en astronomie en particulier. Cette collaboration s’est récemment concrétisée par la décision de développer et d’exploiter conjointement un télescope robotique, COLIBRI, spécialement conçu pour l'étude du ciel profond et de l’univers transitoire, en particulier dans le cadre de la mission franco-chinoise SVOM.

Afin de formaliser cette relation, la France et le Mexique ont mis en place un Laboratoire International Associé (LIA)/International Research Laboratory (IRL) nommé ERIDANUS. Son objectif est de favoriser de nouvelles collaborations et de renforcer d’anciennes autour d’un certain nombre de thèmes, ceux-ci allant de l’étude des exoplanètes à l’ISM, jusqu’à l’observation du ciel transitoire et le développement de nouveaux instruments. Ce programme est porté par le CNRS, le CNES et AMU en France, et l’UNAM et le CONACyT au Mexique.

La troisième conférence devait avoir lieu à Puebla, Mexique. En raison de la situation sanitaire dans les deux pays, il a été décidé de l’annuler et de la remplacer par une vidéoconférence organisée du 24 au 26 novembre 2021. En raison du décalage horaire elle sera organisée entre 15h30 et 18h30 (heure française). Cette conférence est comme toujours ouverte à l’ensemble de la communauté scientifique et tout le monde y est le bienvenu. Ces rencontres sont en effet l’occasion de discussions conviviales, ouvertes et enrichissantes. Les plus jeunes sont particulièrement incités à soumettre un abstract.

Tout le monde est donc invité à s’inscrire et à soumettre un abstract depuis le site: https://rbecerra97.wixsite.com/lia-eridanus-2021 N'hésitez surtout pas à nous contacter pour de plus amples renseignements: Jean-Luc Atteia (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) et Stéphane Basa (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) .

Transmis par S. Basa & J.-L. Atteia


2. ATELIER "THÉORIE, UNIVERS ET GRAVITATION" (Paris, 13 au 15 décembre 2021)

Annonce : Atelier "Théorie, Univers et Gravitation" - Paris, Institut Henri Poincaré - 13-15 décembre 2021

Chers collègues,

En réponse à une demande assez partagée dans notre communauté, nous souhaitons réunir les chercheuses et chercheurs impliqués en "Théorie, Univers et Gravitation" pour faire un bilan des activités théoriques et phénoménologiques à l'échelle nationale sur ce domaine scientifique très large. Cet atelier sera l'occasion de présenter développements récents dans nos différentes disciplines de manière transverse, tout en laissant place à des incursions plus techniques dans chacun des sujets couverts. Nous privilégierons la participation des jeunes chercheuses et chercheurs autant que possible (nous pourrons participer aux frais de déplacement et de séjour dans la limite du notre budget).

Cet atelier se déroulera dans l'amphithéâtre Hermite de l'IHP, à Paris, du 13 au 15 décembre 2021, en présence des participants et dans la limite des places disponibles. Les inscriptions sont ouvertes sur le site :
https://indico.in2p3.fr/event/24746/

Merci par avance de diffuser au sein de vos équipes (y compris aux jeunes non-permanents).

Les organisateurs : Laura Bernard (LUTh), Philippe Brax (IPhT), Cédric Deffayet (IAP), Julien Lavalle (LUPM), Pasquale Serpico (LAPTh), Vincent Vennin (APC), Filippo Vernizzi (IPhT).


3. 51TH "SAAS-FEE ADVANCED COURSE" (Saas-Fee, Suisse, 24 au 28 janvier 2022)

Dear Colleagues,

The 51th "Saas-Fee Advanced Course" of the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy (SSAA) will be held from 24 to 28 January 2022 in Saas-Fee, in the Swiss Alps. This course has taken place annually since 1971 and will be devoted in 2022 to:

Compact-Object Astrophysics in the Era of Multi-Messenger Astronomy

https://www.astro.unige.ch/saasfee2022/

Our four distinguished lecturers that will cover the topics:

Detection and analysis of gravitational wave data.( Prof. Samaya Nissanke)

The astrophysical origin of coalescing double compact objects. (Prof. Ilya Mandel)

Analysis and interpretation of multi-messenger campaigns of coalescing double compact objects. (Prof. Raffaella Margutti)

Understanding electromagnetic signatures of coalescing double compact objects. (Prof. Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz)

Formal lectures in the morning will be followed by interactive hands-on sessions in the evenings, A several-hour-long afternoon break is scheduled, when the participants are encouraged to do winter sports or simply interact with each other.

Due to COVID-19 related restrictions and other logistical aspects, the number of participants will be limited to approximately 60 people. We will close inscriptions after reaching this limit.

All details can be found on the school website: https://www.astro.unige.ch/saasfee2022/

Note that accommodation should be booked separately by each participant, see https://www.astro.unige.ch/saasfee2022/venue before 24 October 2021.
Please forward this message to students and colleagues who might be interested.
The organizing committee.

Tassos Fragos , Carlo Ferrigno, Maurizio Falanga, Myriam Burgener Frick, Marie-Claude Dunand


4. WORKSHOP ON MACHINE LEARNING FOR AIR SHOWERS (University of Delaware, Etats-Unis, 31 janvier au 3 février 2022)

We are organizing a hybrid workshop at the University of Delaware, USA, about Machine Learning of Air Showers (from any primary particles). The workshop will feature longer talks, invited and contributed, and plenty of discussion time.

As we recently have published two papers on this topic, we hope for active participation from involved and interested collaborators. You are welcome to register here and submit abstracts:

https://events.icecube.wisc.edu/event/141/

For a proper workshop atmosphere, we prefer to have participants on site, but we recognize the ongoing international travel restrictions. If you are unsure whether you will be able to travel, you can register for in-person participation and add a comment that you may fall back to remote participation in case travel to Delaware would not be possible.
Of course, we will follow any Covid-related rules. At the moment, these include a mask mandate for the audience of talks, a daily health survey, and additional requirements for anybody who is not fully vaccinated.

Please contact Frank Schroeder (SOC chair, Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) in case of questions.

Transmis par Marcos Santander


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POSTES, OFFRES DE THÈSES, CONTRATS POST-DOCTORAUX

1. NIKHEF AMSTERDAM - POSTDOC IN GW DETECTORS

Nikhef invites applications for a postdoc position in instrumentation for future gravitational wave detectors, primarily on developing the quadrant photoreceiver systems for LISA, and wave-front sensing systems for upgrades of the Advanced Virgo detector, for ETpathfinder, and the Einstein Telescope. The LISA photoreceiver project is a collaboration with the Dutch institute for space research SRON, Dutch Photonics industry, and various international partners from, e.g. Belgium (KU Leuven), Germany (AEI Hannover), and France (ARTEMIS, Nice). Within this collaboration, you will characterize the prototype photo-receivers and evaluate environmental influences like electromagnetic compatibility, particle irradiation, and thermal stability. You will use these results to optimize the next iteration of the photodiode and to study the impact of the photoreceiver characteristics on the LISA science performance. In addition, you will work on developing new segmented wave-front sensors and further improving Nikhef’s phase camera for ground-based gravitational detectors.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.nikhef.nl/en/vacancies/

Dr. N. A. van Bakel


2. POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER AND PHD POSITIONS AT THE AIP POTSDAM

Dear Colleagues,

I’d be most grateful if you could kindly transfer this announcement to potentially relevant postdoc and PhD candidates and turn my attention to any suitable potential candidate that you may identify.

We have currently two ongoing searches:

Postdoctoral Research Positions (m/f/d) in Theoretical/Computational Astrophysics
The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites applications for a number of postdoctoral research positions to work in theoretical and computational astrophysics on the formation and evolution of galaxies and galaxy clusters, transport and feedback by cosmic rays and magnetic fields, or on particle-in-cell simulations of shock acceleration and particle transport. For more details, see:
https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/fe43408a
Application deadline: November 15, 2021

12 Postdoc and PhD positions in the DFG Research Unit 'Relativistic Jets in Active Galaxies'
We invite applications for 12 postdoctoral and PhD student positions on theory, observations, modeling and simulations of relativistic jets in active galaxies. The positions (mainly PhD, but also several postdoc positions) are within a newly funded German research unit that links physics on event horizon scales to galaxy cluster scales and beyond, and connects wavebands from the radio to gamma-rays. For more details, see:
https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/902d2bd6
Application deadline: September 30, 2021

Prof. Dr. Christoph Pfrommer


3. POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AT LAPP

Dear Colleagues,

Sorry of you receive this email more than once.

We are opening a Postdoctoral position at LAPP (Annecy). This position will focus on extra-galactic objects with CTA and Fermi. More details can be found here as well as the application procedure:

https://bit.ly/3AHYHMc

Note that the starting date can be accommodated and the remuneration is according to work experience

If your are interested do not hesitate to contact me.

Please, feel free to forward this announcement to potential candidates

Best

David Sanchez


4. TWO POST-DOC POSITIONS FOR LST OPERATIONS

Dear Colleagues,

INAF has opened two Postdoctoral positions dedicated to support realization and operations of the Large Size Telescope in La Palma.

Details on both the positions can be found at the following links as well as the application procedure:

LST Deputy Telescope Manager:

https://www.oa-roma.inaf.it/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/20210922-Bando-Assegno-ENG_DTM_signed-PROTOCOLLATO.pdf

LST Operation Specialist:

https://www.oa-roma.inaf.it/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/20210922-Bando-Assegno-ENG_LST_OS_signed-PROTOCOLLATO.pdf

Deadline for the submission is October 20th.

Interested people who wants further informations could contact me and/or Daniel Mazin (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.)

Please, feel free to forward this announcement to potential candidates.

Kind regards

Angelo Antonelli


5. APPEL D'OFFRE POSTDOC IPI 2021

Hello everyone,

Please find attached the call for funding of (up to) three postdocs for 2021: deadline 17 October, 3 weeks from now.

https://ipi-sorbonne-universite.fr/campagne-dattribution-des-contrats-post-doctoraux-ipi-2021-procedure-pour-candidater/

Kind regards,

Christophe Pichon for the IPI


6. CALL FOR POST-DOC AT PSL - PARIS OBSERVATORY

Call for applications for postdoctoral fellowships in astrophysics at Paris Observatory-PSL

Applications are solicited for up to three post-doctoral fellowships in astrophysics at Paris Observatory-PSL. The positions are funded for one year, renewable for a second year.
Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL is a new university federating nine prestigious research and higher education institutions in the fields of sciences, humanities, and arts, such as the Paris École Normale Supérieure, Paris-Dauphine University, or Paris Observatory, and involving as well ten associate institutions.
Paris Observatory is one of the largest astronomical centres in the world with 650 permanent staff out of a total of 1000 employees, and 840 publications per year. It represents one fourth of French astronomy with teams covering a wide range of research fields and participating in the largest instrumental, theoretical/numerical and experimental projects of modern astronomy. Research teams are located on three main sites, amongst which two are in the Paris area (Paris and Meudon). The third one is the Nançay astronomical radio observatory. Paris Observatory-PSL is part of a rich astronomical environment in the Paris area comprising about 600 scientists.
Successful applicants will be expected to conduct research related to the priorities of the Paris Observatory laboratories and of the Virtual Observatory Paris Astronomical Data Centre (PADC), and to the themes and programmes highlighted by the Paris Observatory Scientific Council for the 2019 – 2023 period :

- Cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution
- Exoplanets and conditions for life
- Fundamental physics and gravitational waves
- High-energy astrophysics, compact objects, Active Galactic Nuclei
- High performance computing in astrophysics
- Interstellar medium
- Laboratory physics and astrophysics.
- Solar physics and heliosphere
- Solar system
- Stellar physics
- The Galaxy

A special attention will be given to applications that are focused on the scientific exploitation or preparation of instruments that were or are currently developed at the Paris Observatory.

Fellowships are open to applicants of any nationality. The gross monthly salary for a full-time position amounts to roughly 2,900€, health insurance benefits included. Fellowships should normally start between September and December 2022.


Selection criteria and procedure

Applications will be selected according to the following criteria:

a) Scientific interest of the project in the context of the specific field of research and how it fits within the priorities of the Paris Observatory and of the research laboratory;
b) Scientific track record of the applicant and relevance of the proposed project in his/her employability and longer-term career;
c) Proposed work plan: pertinence and consistency with respect to the scientific objectives;
d) Synergy of the project with the host team;
e) Clarity and quality of the application.


Applications will be selected following a three-step procedure:

1. Pre-selection of applications by the Paris Observatory research laboratories: each laboratory can select a limited number of applications depending on its size (number of research teams and number of researchers). Criteria (a), (b), and (d) are used during this first pre-selection step. A maximal number of 30 applications are pre-selected and transmitted to the Scientific Council of the Paris Observatory;
2. Each pre-selected application is ranked according to criteria (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) by three reviewers selected within the Scientific Council. Each criterion carries equal weight in the evaluation of an average grade. Applications are ranked according to the average grades (scores) and the 70% best applications are selected to pass this second step of the selection process;
3. The remaining applications are discussed during the Fall session of the Paris Observatory Scientific Council, from which a list of ~10 applications are finally selected. The first ranked applications, depending on the exact number of positions offered that year, are contacted right after to be offered a position. Applications ranked up to the 10th rank (waiting list) are contacted;
4. If a candidate to whom a position was offered declines, the position is offered to the next candidates on the waiting list until the position is fulfilled.


Calendar

August 30, 2021: publication of the call
October 11, 2021 : closure of the call
October 13 to 27, 2021 : first pre-selection step
November 23, 2021 : Final selection (second and final selection steps)

The results will be communicated to the candidates after each step of the selection process.

Susanna Vergani


7. POST-DOCTORAL POSITION AT CEA PARIS-SACLAY, ASTROPHYSICS DPT.

Postdoctoral position in High-Energy Astrophysics

CEA Paris-Saclay, IRFU, Astrophysics department

Start of candidate selection: October 1st, 2021

CTA is the next generation ground based gamma ray observatory. With tens of telescopes on sites in both hemispheres, it will allow probing the high-energy sky with an unprecedented sensitivity and angular resolution, in the energy domain from a few tens of GeV to a few hundreds of TeV. The CTA group at the Astrophysics department of IRFU invites applications for a post-doctoral research position in high-energy astrophysics in the context of the start of the construction of the telescope arrays and the first real data analysis.

The objective is to contribute to the improvement and go toward finalisation of the CTA data pipeline software, aiming at producing sky images from the telescope array data. A prototype version has been made available and has now to be adapted to the construction phase of the observatory, and later its full exploitation. A particular effort is required to tune the existing implemented algorithms to real data in particular for what concern the data volume reduction (image cleaning) and the determination of energy and particle discrimination using supervised artificial intelligence. The development will be made in the context of the early science phase of CTA, giving the opportunity to cover science subjects to be discussed with the candidate.

The candidates should hold a PhD in subatomic physics, astroparticle or astrophysics with a strong motivation in software and algorithm developments as well as formal code release and documentation, the understanding of experimental data and physics analysis. The software will be written in Python and experience in object-oriented programming is appreciated.

The position is available from end 2021 for a period of up to 3 years. The position will remain open until filled. The candidate selection will start on October 1st.

The applicant should send the following documents in a digitized format to Thierry Stolarczyk, head of the group (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.):

- A letter of motivation;

- A curriculum vitae, a list of relevant publications;

- The names of at least two references and at least two letters of recommendation.

Thierry Stolarczyk


8. GROUP LEADER OR POSTDOC IN GRAVITATIONAL PHYSICS: THE NIELS BOHR - VILLUM FELLOW

The Niels Bohr International Academy at The Niels Bohr Institute invites expressions of interest for a Group Leader or postdoctoral position, for a period of up to five (3+2) years, with preferred starting date in Fall 2022. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to guide more junior fellows, teach courses at various levels, participate in outreach activities, and organize international meetings. To receive full consideration, please upload the material requested below before the deadline.

This position is part of the Villum Investigator Grant "Illuminating the dark universe with gravitational waves" (IluGra) for Prof. Vitor Cardoso, starting 2022 and until 2027, which addresses the physics of black holes, including black hole spectroscopy, black hole singularities and that of possible exotic compact objects. It includes the exploration of black holes as engines of discovery, including implications for dark matter physics.

We are looking for exceptional candidates with an outstanding CV, research plan and performance associated with strong-gravity research. A proven track record of research in one of these areas are essential prerequisites. The successful applicant will benefit from Ilugra generous support package for these Fellows.

Candidates should have a PhD in Physics or in related areas (Mathematics, Computer Science). The application should comprise a CV, a full list of publications, and an ambitious research plan illustrating hiring strategy for the postdoctoral and PhD positions. Applications will have to be submitted here,

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19205

before November 15th, 2021 for full consideration, but the search will remain open until the optimal candidate is found.

The Niels Bohr International Academy is hosted by the Niels Bohr Institute and functions as a primary center for fundamental research, including theoretical and computational astrophysics, cosmology, high-energy particle physics, condensed matter physics, and bio-physics. The Academy hosts a large number of international programs, including visitors, workshops, and PhD schools.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. Postdoctoral Fellows at the University of Copenhagen receive a competitive salary (including pension) and funds for travel and computing. Generous parental leave, state-subsidized childcare, vacation, and full medical care are provided to employees in Denmark. A favorable tax scheme is generally granted to international researchers.

Application Materials Required: Submit the following items to complete your application:

Cover letter
Curriculum Vitae (max 4 pages)
Research statement (max 4 pages)
Publication list
Three reference letters (to be submitted online by reference writers)

Transmis par Vitor Cardoso


9. SWIFT AND LOBSTER JOB AT UOL

Hi all

We are advertising a job at the University of Leicester. 70% of this is to work with Paul O’Brien on Lobster-eye triggers algorithms and GW-EM astronomy, and 30% is to work with me on the UK Swift Science Data Centre.

The job advert is here, closing date October 31

https://jobs.le.ac.uk/vacancies/3667/research-associate.html

Please do pass this on to anyone you know who may be interested.

Phil Evans