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PROGRAMME NATIONAL HAUTES ÉNERGIES
lettre d'information n°159
http://pnhe.cnrs.fr
1 avril 2022
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NOUVELLES DU PNHE

1. MÉDAILLE D'ARGENT DU CNRS 2022
2. CHANGEMENT DE DIRECTION POUR LE CS DU PNHE

ÉVÉNEMENTS, CONFÉRENCES, ATELIERS, ÉCOLES

1. FERMI SUMMER SCHOOL (Lewes, Etats-Unis, 31 mai au 10 juin 2022)
2. REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE ATHENA SCHOOL ON X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY (Toulouse, 20 au 24 juin 2022)
3. 27TH EUROPEAN COSMIC RAY SYMPOSIUM (Nimègue, Pays-Bas, 25 au 29 juillet 2022)
4. FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT: GRAVITATIONAL WAVE PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY WORKSHOP (Melbourne, Australie, 5 au 9 décembre 2022)

POSTES, OFFRES DE THÈSES, CONTRATS POST-DOCTORAUX

1. LECTURESHIP (FACULTY POSITION) IN ASTROPHYSICS AT UCL WITH FOCUS ON GW/MULTIMESSENGER/TRANSIENT ASTRONOMY
2. POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS AT THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
3. FONDECYT POSTDOCS AT UMCE, SANTIAGO, CHILE


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NOUVELLES DU PNHE

1. MÉDAILLE D'ARGENT DU CNRS 2022

Marta Volonteri et Vincent Tatischeff se sont vus décerner la médaille d'argent du CNRS, en récompense de leurs travaux de recherche :

https://www.cnrs.fr/fr/personne/medailles-dargent-2022

Le Conseil Scientifique du PNHE tient à féliciter Marta et Vincent pour cette prestigieuse récompense !


2. CHANGEMENT DE DIRECTION POUR LE CS DU PNHE

Susanna Vergani, qui occupait la fonction de directrice du Conseil Scientifique du Programme National Hautes Energies (PNHE) depuis 2018, est nommée Chargée de mission « hautes énergies » auprès de l’INSU/AA à compter du 1er avril 2022. Elle est remplacée à la tête du PNHE par Pierre-Olivier Petrucci, de l’IPAG (Grenoble).

Le Conseil Scientifique du PNHE souhaite le meilleur à Susanna Vergani et Pierre-Olivier Petrucci pour leurs nouvelles fonctions, et tient à remercier chaleureusement Susanna Vergani pour tout le travail accompli au sein du PNHE !


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ÉVÉNEMENTS, CONFÉRENCES, ATELIERS, ÉCOLES

1. FERMI SUMMER SCHOOL (Lewes, Etats-Unis, 31 mai au 10 juin 2022)

We are excited to announce that we are planning to hold the Fermi Summer School (https://fermi.gsfc.nasa.gov/science/mtgs/summerschool/2022/) as an in-person event this summer. This will be the 11th year that the Fermi Mission, in partnership with the University of Delaware, has organized a workshop designed to support graduate students and post docs getting started with Fermi, gamma-ray astrophysics and related topics.

The school will run from May 31 through June 10 at the University of Delaware Conference Center in Lewes, Delaware. Attendees will need to follow University of Delaware COVID-19 guidelines for event attendees (https://www.udel.edu/home/coronavirus/guidelines/).

Lectures over 10 days will cover a broad range of gamma-ray astrophysics with an emphasis on connections to multimessenger and time domain astrophysics. Students will also be able to develop individual projects using the Fermi analysis tools and will have opportunities to present and discuss their research. The program allows substantial interaction with instructors experienced in space-based and ground-based gamma-ray instrumentation, analysis, and modeling. This format is designed to provide an in-depth experience for students from a diverse range of astrophysics backgrounds.

Details of the program will be updated in the coming weeks. Please visit the web page (https://fermi.gsfc.nasa.gov/science/mtgs/summerschool/2022/) to find information (including programs from previous years) and how to apply. The application deadline is April 1. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and earlier submissions are encouraged. Non-US applicants are strongly urged to begin the visa application process as soon as possible and to understand travel requirements.

Please forward this message to anyone who may be interested in attending. If you have questions, contact the organizers at Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser..

We hope to see you this summer.

Liz Hays and Jamie Holder


2. REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE ATHENA SCHOOL ON X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY (Toulouse, 20 au 24 juin 2022)

Registration is open for the first edition of the Athena School: “The Universe in the era of spatially resolved, high-resolution, X-ray spectroscopy”. This CNRS thematic school will be held from the 20th to the 24th of June 2022 in Toulouse, France. It is open to the whole French astronomical community, regardless of prior experience in high energy astrophysics.

Athena (Advanced Telescope for High-Energy Astrophysics) is ESA’s next generation X-ray observatory. It is the second large-class mission of its Cosmic Vision programme and the successor of current missions, ESA’s XMM-Newton and NASA’s Chandra. With its two focal plane instruments, the X-IFU (X-ray Integral Field Unit) and the WFI (Wide Field Imager), Athena will unveil the physics of the Hot and Energetic Universe through spatially resolved high-resolution X-ray spectroscopic observations. Athena will address two fundamental questions in astrophysics: 1) How did matter come together over time to form the Universe as we observe it today? and 2) How do black holes form, grow and shape the Universe?

The lessons and practicals will cover the whole breadth of Athena’s scientific reach i) the dynamical assembly of clusters of galaxies, the chemical enrichment of the Universe; ii) the search for the most distant super-massive black holes, the physical mechanisms coupling black holes and their environment; iii) the life cycle of stars from the chemistry of the intergalactic medium, the physics of stellar winds and of supernova remnant, to the endpoints of stellar evolution, namely compact objects.

The aim of the school is to provide participants (staff, postdocs, PhD students, etc.) with knowledge of the scientific objectives of Athena, foster collaboration in the early stage of their careers, stimulate inter- and multi-disciplinary collaborations, and develop their skills in high-resolution X-ray spectroscopy. No specific background in X-ray astronomy is required to attend the school.

Registration for this event is open on this page. The deadline is 30 April 2022. Each application will be reviewed by the Scientific Organisation Committee.

For further information, please visit our webpage: http://x-ifu.irap.omp.eu/home/athena-school or contact us at Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Transmis par Maëva Voltz


3. 27TH EUROPEAN COSMIC RAY SYMPOSIUM (Nimègue, Pays-Bas, 25 au 29 juillet 2022)

Dear colleagues,

we would like to invite you to attend the 27th European Cosmic Ray Symposium to be held from July 25th to 29th, 2022 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

The European Cosmic Ray Symposium is covering the following topics in Astroparticle Physics: Cos- mic-Ray Physics, Gamma-Ray Astronomy, Neutrino Astronomy, Dark Matter Physics, Solar and Heliospheric Physics, Space Weather, Astroparticle Physics Theory and Models as well as Experimental Methods, Techniques, and Instrumentation.

The scientific program will include invited plenary talks, contributed presentations, and poster sessions. There will be awards for the best posters. All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the ISPC. Presenting authors are expected to attend the conference (in-person or remote). A maximum of two contributions is allowed for each presenting author.

Important dates:
15 April 2022 end early bird registration
30 April 2022 end abstract submission
1 May 2022 end block reservation of rooms in conference hotel
20 May expect decision from ISPC concerning oral and poster contributions 30 May 2022 end online registration
25 July 2022, 9:00 on-site registration, conference starts
29 July 2022, 17:00 end of conference

Registration fee:
420 EUR early bird registration
470 EUR regular registration
520 EUR on-site registration
50 EUR remote participation via zoom

We understand that it is difficult to make solid predictions on the further development of the covid pande- mic. However, we hope that the situation in July stabilizes and we can welcome many colleagues in Nijmegen at the conference venue. We will also offer a zoom connection for participants who cannot attend in person. To offer this hybrid format, the IAC has decided to have plenary sessions only (with both, invited and contributed talks). There will be an in-person poster session. Posters will be available on indico for remote participants.

Registration and abstract submission are open, please visit https://indico.nikhef.nl/event/2110 for more information.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Nijmegen.

With best regards,

Jörg R. Hörandel on behalf of the International Advisory Committee and the organizers

Transmis par Kumiko Kotera


4. FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT: GRAVITATIONAL WAVE PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY WORKSHOP (Melbourne, Australie, 5 au 9 décembre 2022)

Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of the Local and Scientific Organising Committees, this is the first announcement of the Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop (GWPAW).

The conference will be an in-person event taking place in Melbourne, Australia, 5-9 December 2022. Hybrid participation will be possible for those who are unable attend in person. Further details including registration and the exact conference venue will be finalised shortly.

Preliminary information can be found on the GWPAW2022 website https://www.gwpaw2022.org, and we will be regularly updating this with event details.

We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne in December.

Kind regards

Erin O'Grady & Ilya Mandel
On behalf of the Local & Scientific Organising Committees


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POSTES, OFFRES DE THÈSES, CONTRATS POST-DOCTORAUX

1. LECTURESHIP (FACULTY POSITION) IN ASTROPHYSICS AT UCL WITH FOCUS ON GW/MULTIMESSENGER/TRANSIENT ASTRONOMY

Dear all,

This is to draw attention of potential candidates for a Lectureship (Faculty position as Assistant Professor)) in Astrophysics at UCL.

We particularly encourage applications from candidates with theoretical and/or observational research interests in the area of multi-messenger/transient astronomy, including gravitational waves (e.g. LIGO/LISA/Cosmic Explorer/Einstein Telescope) and/or electromagnetic transients (e.g. Rubin-LSST).

The deadline is 29 April 2022.

For more information see:

https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?amNvZGU9MTg4MjQzNSZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT05NjUmb3duZXI9NTA0MTE3OCZvd25lcnR5cGU9ZmFpciZicmFuZF9pZD0wJnBvc3RpbmdfY29kZT0yMjQ%3D&jcode=1882435&vt_template=965&owner=5041178&ownertype=fair&brand_id=0&posting_code=224

Best wishes,

Hiranya Peiris


2. POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS AT THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

Dear colleagues,

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral research fellowships in the Department of Physics at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The successful candidates will work under the supervision of incoming faculty member Alvin Chua, who is presently at Caltech.

Fellowship A: We seek applicants with a strong background in scientific modelling and analysis for contemporary and/or near-future gravitational-wave detectors such as LIGO, LISA and pulsar timing arrays. The successful candidate will join and contribute to the growth of a new gravity/astrophysics group at NUS with both theoretical and observational interests, whose faculty members include Prof. Edward Teo (relativity and gravitation) and Prof. Chelsea Sharon (radio astronomy). There will also be opportunities to take up (or retain) membership in international gravitational-wave collaborations such as LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA and the LISA Consortium, and to be formally involved in their activities.

Fellowship B: We seek applicants with a general background in applied mathematics, statistics, data science or computational science. Specific areas of expertise can include (but are not limited to) topics such as applied geometry, numerical analysis, computational statistics, time-series analysis and statistical learning. The successful candidate will work with the gravity/astrophysics group to develop or adapt cutting-edge techniques for a variety of difficult open problems in gravitational-wave scientific analysis. They will also be encouraged to foster collaborations with other NUS researchers at the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Statistics and Data Science, and the Department of Computer Science.

The ideal candidate for either position will possess skills and interests in both theoretical and computational research, a willingness to diversify their expertise and to be involved in cross-disciplinary projects, as well as the disposition to work well independently and as part of a team. They will be expected to maintain their own individual research programme, while working in close collaboration with Prof. Chua on topics of mutual interest.

The initial appointment is for one or two years, with expected renewal up to three years in total, and could start as early as October 2022. Both positions come with a competitive salary and personal benefits, as well as travel funds for international conferences. There will also be opportunities for the successful candidates to gain additional experience in teaching and research supervision during their appointment.

Applicants should submit the following materials via e-mail to Alvin Chua (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.): a cover letter, their CV and list of publications, a short statement of research, and the e-mail addresses of three academic referees who will provide letters of reference. They should also indicate clearly which of the two positions they wish to be considered for. All materials should be received by 30 April 2022 for full consideration.

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students is one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presences are required. In accordance with Singapore's legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on the NUS premises with effect from 15 January 2022. Thus job applicants will need to be fully COVID-vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

(Apologies if you receive another copy of this e-mail, be it in the past or future.)

Regards,

Alvin Chua


3. FONDECYT POSTDOCS AT UMCE, SANTIAGO, CHILE

The UMCE Physics Dept. in Santiago, Chile, is searching for candidates who may propose research projects to the Chilean National Fund for Science and Technology (FONDECYT) with the sponsorship of UMCE faculty members, including:

• Luis Barrera (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.): Solar System, stellar astrophysics
• Mauricio Contreras (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.): theoretical physics, gravitation, econophysics
• Cristián Cortés (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.): stellar astrophysics, variable stars, chemical abundances
• Jorge Pinochet (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.): physics education, astronomy education
• Andreas Reisenegger (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.): neutron stars, high-energy astrophysics, CTA and SWGO collaborations

Chile hosts many of the largest telescopes in the world, 10% of whose observing time is reserved to scientists in the country. It will also host several next-generation telescopes, including the Vera C. Rubin Observatory (LSST), Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), and Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA). Santiago has become an important center for Physics and Astronomy, with research groups at several universities as well as the local ESO and ALMA centers.

FONDECYT is expected to soon open its yearly call for 2- or 3-year postdoctoral grants starting around April 2023 and covering salary, research expenses, and a relocation allowance. Candidates should have obtained their PhD in 2019 or later, except for female applicants who have had children since that date, for whom the former is extended to an earlier date.

Given the short time available, we urge potential candidates to contact as soon as possible the faculty member closest to their research interests, sending their CV (including PhD graduation date and a list of publications) and a brief description of their research interests.

Related URLs:
• UMCE Physics Department (https://www.umce.cl/index.php/facultad-de-ciencias-basicas/departamento-de-fisica)
• UMCE Physics publications (https://www.umce.cl/index.php/dpto-fisica-publicaciones)
• FONDECYT postdoctoral grants 2022 (previous call) (https://www.anid.cl/concursos/concurso/?id=683)

For more information, please write to Prof. Andreas Reisenegger (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.), with subject “FONDECYT postdocs at UMCE”.

Andreas Reisenegger