Diffusion PNCG – n° 225 – 24 novembre 2021

1. Atelier Zoom sur les stéréotypes et biais inconscients (29 novembre de 14h à 17h, Virtual)
2. Atelier “Hot topics in Modern Cosmology –  SW14 », du 1 au 7 mai 2022 (IESC Cargèse)
3. First Announcement of the “From Planck to the Future of CMB” workshop (23-27 May 2022, Ferrara, Italy)
4. Large-Volume Spectroscopic Analyses of AGN and Star Forming Galaxies in the Era of JWST Virtual Workshop (March 21-24, 2022, Virtual)
5. IAU Symposium 373: Resolving the Rise and Fall of Star Formation in Galaxies (9-11 August 2022, Busan, Republic of Korea)
6. IMBH Meeting – Puerto Rico 2022 (30 April – 2 May 2022, San Juan, Puerto Rico)
7. Post-doctoral position to work within Gaia DPAC to adequately process resolved binaries (Université libre de Bruxelles)
8. Three postdoc positions at AIP (Postdam, Germany)

Envoyez svp vos propositions d’annonces à l’adresse : pncg@iap.fr
Pour vous inscrire ou gérer votre abonnement à la liste PNCG: https://listes.services.cnrs.fr/wws/info/pncg 

1. Atelier Zoom sur les stéréotypes et biais inconscients (29 novembre de 14h à 17h, Virtual)

Aujourd’hui, en astronomie et astrophysique, les femmes sont toujours bien moins nombreuses que les hommes (24% de chercheuses à l’INSU). Pourquoi cette différence ? Que faire ?
En partant de ces questions, nous proposons un atelier Zoom le 29 novembre de 14h à 17h. Notre intervenante sera Isabelle Régner, professeure en psychologie, responsable de l’équipe cognition et neurosciences sociales, et vice-présidente d’Aix-Marseille Université en charge des questions d’égalité femmes-hommes et de la lutte contre les discriminations. Elle nous parlera en particulier des effets de biais inconscients et des stéréotypes genrés dans notre quotidien de scientifiques, y compris dans les processus d’évaluation et d’auto-évaluation. Son intervention sera suivie d’un échange avec les participantes et participants.

L’atelier est ouvert à toute personne de la communauté A&A. L’objectif est de partager et de diffuser des références qui vont nous permettre d’avancer et de nous positionner sur ces questions et d’identifier les dispositifs possibles pour faire changer les choses.

La formation sera faite en visioconférence, avec la possibilité de tester ses propres biais directement en ligne de manière anonyme et confidentielle. 

Les inscriptions sont ouvertes jusqu’au 26 novembre 2021 en remplissant l’Evento suivant :
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2. Atelier “Hot topics in Modern Cosmology –  SW14 », du 1 au 7 mai 2022 (IESC Cargèse)
Spontaneous Workshop (SW) brings together specialists in particle physics, astrophysics and theoretical physics at the Institute of Scientific Studies of Cargèse (IESC) to exchange recent knowledge on Cosmology in a constructive atmosphere. The goal is to stimulate debate for generating innovative ideas on emerging issues. With this in mind, the number of participants is limited to 30 and the workshop program is based on an optimal number of concise presentations, with a sufficient discussion space to facilitate interactions between participants. Postdoctoral and PhD students are encouraged to participate.

Pour en savoir plus : 

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3. First Announcement of the “From Planck to the Future of CMB” workshop (23-27 May 2022, Ferrara, Italy)

We are happy to announce a workshop entitled “From Planck to the Future of the CMB: Challenges and Perspectives”, to be held between  23 and 27 May 2022 in Ferrara (Italy), which we hope you will consider attending. We have funding to support travel to and participation in the workshop by a number of early career  scientists.

Please note: the SOC believes that physical presence at the workshop is a very important ingredient for its success. Therefore registration and proposed contributions are initially being accepted from participants who intend to be present in Ferrara, up to ~100 participants. Nonetheless, the SOC is very conscious that the Covid pandemic may still produce surprises and specific travel and meeting restrictions, and will follow developments closely. For this reason, we encourage prospective participants not to make definite travel plans until their personal circumstances in this respect are clear. In the same spirit, payment of registration fees is decoupled from registration and abstract submission until a later time. The workshop will in any case support remote participation, with obvious limitations to interactivity. Contributions from remote participants may be proposed only after an initial programme has been established based on contributions from participants who intend to be physically present.

More information on the workshop is included below and is further detailed in the website (https://www.fe.infn.it/PlanckFutureCMB/).
Please note that we are accepting abstract submissions and funding grant applications up to 31 January 2022.

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4. Large-Volume Spectroscopic Analyses of AGN and Star Forming Galaxies in the Era of JWST Virtual Workshop (March 21-24, 2022, Virtual)
Massive spectroscopic datasets, in the form of IFU datacubes and large surveys consisting of thousands of spectra, have begun to stream into archives on a daily basis, and will soon include observations from NIRSpec and MIRI aboard JWST. Creating and testing spectroscopic analysis tools can be expensive to astronomers, requiring large amounts of development time for a task that may have already been developed elsewhere in the scientific community. We present the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Spring 2022 Science Workshop, dedicated to discussing what tools astronomers currently use to analyze large numbers of complex spectroscopic data in AGN and star-forming galaxies and how users can apply these tools for analysis to their own (potentially non-AGN/galaxy related) data. The workshop will also help users scale the sometimes daunting initial learning curve by connecting them with the tool’s designers or expert users.

This workshop will include mornings of invited talks on several fitting tools as well as contributed talks and e-posters selected from abstract submissions. Afternoons will have hands-on working sessions, with speakers from that day walking through spectral analyses using their tool from initial dataset to measurement output. The workshop will conclude by summarizing the presented tools and hosting a ‘rodeo’ in which each submitted tool will provide an analysis of the same IFU data cube, with individual results from each routine being discussed and compared in a scientific and technical context. This workshop welcomes users at all levels of experience in spectroscopic analysis. The current draft of the workshop block schedule along with any other additional information is on the workshop website.

Abstract Submission 
Abstracts for contributed talks and e-posters should be submitted by 8:00 PM EST, January 7, 2022, using the following link: https://forms.gle/SP6wDrbSGWTunmhQ7.

Please note that submitting an abstract does not register you for the workshop.

Registration for the workshop should be submitted by 8:00 PM EST, February 18, 2022. There is no registration fee to attend this virtual workshop. To register, please go to the registration website: https://na.eventscloud.com/lvsworkshop.

Important Dates

  • Registration and abstract submission opens: November 8, 2021
  • Abstract submission deadline: 8:00 PM EST January 7, 2022
  • Registration closes: February 18, 2022
  • Workshop Dates: March 21-24, 2022

Confirmed Fitting Tools & Invited Speakers

  • pPXF – Michele Cappellari (University of Oxford) 
  • BEAT – Dzhuliya Dashtamirova (Space Telescope Science Institute)
  • LZIFU – Anne Medling (University of Toledo)
  • specutils/Jdaviz – Patrick Ogle & Camilla Pacifici (Space Telescope Science Institute)
  • Pipe3D – Sebastian Sanchez (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
  • BADASS – Remington Sexton (United States Naval Observatory)
  • PAHFIT – JD Smith (University of Toledo)

For more information regarding this workshop, visit our homepage

5. IAU Symposium 373: Resolving the Rise and Fall of Star Formation in Galaxies (9-11 August 2022, Busan, Republic of Korea)

Dates: 9-11 August 2022 (General Assembly runs 2-11 August)
Venue: IAU GA XXXI, BEXCO, Busan, Republic of Korea
Website: https://iausymp373.web.illinois.edu

Scientific Rationale:
IAU Symposium 373, one of the seven symposia scheduled during the IAU GA XXXI, will focus on the impact that resolved studies of galaxies, both observational and theoretical, are having on the understanding of star formation on all scales. With improvements in spatial resolution, new multi-wavelength capabilities (including ALMA and soon JWST), and our ability to probe strongly lensed systems at high redshift, the characterization of star-forming regions is no longer limited to the nearest galaxies. Furthermore, advances in imaging spectroscopy (particularly integral field units, IFUs) are providing key diagnostics across galaxy bulges and disks, overcoming the aperture limitations of previous spectroscopic surveys. At the same time, our ability to model the coupled evolution of gas, stars, and dark matter has grown dramatically.  The goal of the meeting will be to update the community on the latest advances in understanding star formation in its galactic context (via resolved studies) and how it drives galaxy evolution.

Registration and Abstract Submission:
Registration takes place through the main IAU GA website (www.iauga2022.org).  Speakers must register at the in-person rate even if the talk is to be delivered remotely.  Remote delivery of talks must be approved by the SOC/LOC. Virtual participants may register at a discounted rate and submit abstracts for brief pre-recorded talks (e-talks) or e-posters. Because of the short duration of GA Symposia, the number of available speaking slots is very limited, and requests for talks may be assigned as e-talks or e-posters. The SOC will make every effort to ensure a diverse slate of presenters. 

Registration provides access to the entire GA meeting, not just IAUS 373.  There is a limit to the number of abstracts an individual may submit to the GA as a whole.  Further information, including details on cancellation policies and IAU travel grants, can be found on the GA website.

Important Dates:
Early registration: 1 Jan – 28 Feb
Regular abstract submission (oral): 1 Jan – 31 Mar
Late abstract submission (e-talks, e-posters only): 1 Jan – 31 May
Regular registration: 1 Mar – 31 May
Late/on-site registration: 1 Jun – 11 Aug

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6. IMBH Meeting – Puerto Rico 2022 (30 April – 2 May 2022, San Juan, Puerto Rico)Scientific Topic 
In this meeting we aim to explore the various observational and theoretical aspects of intermediate-mass black holes, and their unique role in: (1) Cosmology and galaxy evolution; (2) Formation of gravitational wave sources; (3) Accretion, tidal disruption events, and high-energy phenomena. The workshop aims to serve as a focal point for researchers working on intermediate-mass black holes on all scales, to connect theorists and observers, and to link together and share knowledge and tools between groups working on similar questions.

Meeting Format 
The meeting will consist of contributed talks and active discussion, for about 5/6 hours per day from Saturday 30 April through Tuesday 2 May 2022. Plenty of time will be dedicated to fruitful discussions and interactions among the participants, and to enjoy the beautiful venue of Puerto Rico.

For registration, abstract submission, and updates, please visit the meeting website https://sites.northwestern.edu/imbh .

If you plan to participate to the meeting, we kindly ask you to pre-register. Pre-registration is not mandatory, and it will only be used to have an estimate of the number of possible participants and of the number of people that need a reduced conference fee.

Registration and Abstract Submission 
We hope that you are interested in attending the meeting. If you plan to participate and/or give a talk, please register and submit your abstract at the above website before Tuesday 15 February 2022.

Registration Fee 
Registration fee is due at the moment of registration (starting 1 January 2022). The registration fee will be approximately $350 and will include breakfast, coffee breaks, and lunch for all meeting days, a guided tour of old San Juan, and the social dinner. We will be able to offer discounted rates for a few participants (please, add motivation for a discounted rate at the moment of pre-registration).

Social Events 
We are planning to have plenty of time for social interactions among the participants. Social events will include a guided tour of old San Juan, the social dinner, a rum tasting, and much more!

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7. Post-doctoral position to work within Gaia DPAC to adequately process resolved binaries (Université libre de Bruxelles)

Deadline: December 31, 2021

Post-doctoral position to work within Gaia DPAC (Data Processing and Analysis Consortium) to adequately process resolved binaries
The Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC) is a consortium of over 400 scientists and software engineers who are processing the data that arrives from ESA’s Gaia satellite.
A major problem to be solved before Gaia Data Release 4 (2025) relates to stellar images not correctly matched by a single point-spread function (PSF). These situations cause severe problems in the further astrometric and binary-star processing, handled by the so-called Coordination Units “Core Processing” (CU3) and “Object Processing” (CU4). The objective of the project is to solve this problem by adding the necessary processing to the existing architecture.

Although based in Brussels (Université libre de Bruxelles), the successful candidate will work in close collaboration with colleagues from CU3 and CU4, located at ESAC (Madrid), Observatoire de Paris and CNES (Toulouse).
The Brussels Gaia DPAC team consists of three researchers (A. Jorissen, C. Siopis, G. Sadowski) working in the framework of Gaia CU4-NSS (“Non-single stars”) who will provide regular guidance as well.

Applicant’s Profile:
– The candidate must have a PhD in physics, preferentially astrophysics.
– The candidate must have a strong interest in “big data” processing (knowledge of Java is an asset).
– Some knowledge about image processing, astrometry and the Gaia DPAC environment will be a strong asset.
– Working in such an international team requires capacity of teamwork and a very good level of English language.

Interested candidates should send their CV with a motivation letter and request two referees to send their recommendation letter directly to A. Jorissen (Alain.Jorissen at ulb.be)

The contract is for one year, with possible extension depending on funding. It is funded by Belspo – PRODEX (Belgian Science Policy Office).

Applications are open until December 31, 2021. The position should start as soon as possible.

Université Libre de Bruxelles is a complete university maintaining 40 bachelor and
150 master programs, for 30 000 students of 140 nationalities, and hiring 9000 employees. More information on the Institut d’Astronomie et d’Astrophysique, belonging to the Physics Department of the Science Faculty, can be found at http://www.astro.ulb.ac.be
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8. Three postdoc positions at AIP (Postdam, Germany)

1. A position for “Circumgalactic Medium Studies”, as part of my ERC-funded project SPECMAP-CGM.
The deadline for applications is 10 Jan 2022.

2. A position in “Observational Extragalactic Astrophysics” to work with Davor Krajnovic “on aspects such as structure, kinematics, stellar populations, gas content, or nuclear activity of galaxies at low to intermediate redshifts”.
Deadline: 17 Dec 2021

3. The Karl Schwarzschild Postdoctoral Fellowship 2022 in the broad area of galactic and extragalactic astrophysics. This is our flagship postdoc programme with very attractive conditions for independent research.
Deadline: 20 Dec 2021

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Envoyez svp vos propositions d’annonces à l’adresse : pncg@iap.fr
Pour gérer votre abonnement à la liste PNCG: https://listes.services.cnrs.fr/wws/info/pncg