Diffusion PNCG – n° 230 – 2 fevrier 2022

1. “Physics of relativistic jets on all scales” Focus Meeting 1 of IAUGA2022 (Aug. 2-20 2022, Busan, Republic of Korea)
2. Atelier Science Extra-galactique Harmoni (8 Mars 2022)
3. Postdocs (or assistant professors) at QUP, KEK
4. MCSS Postdoctoral Fellowship at Washington University (St Louis, USA)
5. Richard S Morrison Postdoc Fellowship at CWRU, Jan 2 – May 1, 2022)

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1. “Physics of relativistic jets on all scales” Focus Meeting 1 of IAUGA2022 (Aug. 2-20 2022, Busan, Republic of Korea)
We are pleased to announce the IAU Focus Meeting “Physics of relativistic jets on all scales” will be held in the context of the IAU General Assembly 2022 in Busan, Republic of Korea.

Please find more information about the meeting at the website.
Website of the Focus Meeting: http://ga2022-fm1.kasi.re.kr/

Registration and abstract submission should be made at IAU GA webpage.
Website of IAUGA 2022: http://www.iauga2022.org/

Important dates
 Abstract Submission Deadline: Mar. 31st 2022
 Early Bird Registration: Jan. 1st – Feb 28th 2022
 Regular Registration: Mar. 1st – May 31st 2022
 IAUGA 2022: Aug. 2nd – 20th 2022
 The Focus Meeting will take place on August 4th and 9th.

Scientific rationale
The goal of this Focus Meeting is to bring together experts in observational, theoretical and computational astrophysics with the aim of promoting our understanding of the physics of relativistic jets. Relativistic jets are among the most powerful manifestations of the energy released by compact objects on galactic and extragalactic scales. Non-thermal processes operating in jets are responsible for multi-messenger emissions, such as broadband electromagnetic radiation and high-energy neutrinos, and synergies can be drawn with gamma-ray bursts and gravitational wave emitters. Despite much effort, aspects of jet physics, such as the launching mechanism, jet collimation, high-energy emission, the life-cycle of jets, and the impact on the surrounding medium remain in debate. A combined and comprehensive approach, including observational, numerical and theoretical work is required to tackle the open issues. This meeting will discuss recent and forthcoming developments in observing techniques across the electromagnetic spectrum (e.g. EHT, SKA-VLBI, ALMA, LSST, JWST, and CTA) and in numerical simulations that will be a step forward in our understanding of the physics of relativistic jets.

Key topics are:

  • The central engine: EHT results and properties of the jet-launching region; jet formation, acceleration, propagation, collimation and dissipation properties; particle acceleration and radiation; the role of the magnetic field; structured jets; multi-band and multi-messenger observations; polarization measurements
  • Jet properties – large scale: Jet interaction with the ISM; Jet power and the properties of the host galaxy; Jets and the IGM; Jets in large-scale surveys
  • Jets across all scales: from AGN to Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs); connection with gravitational wave astronomy; GRBs at very high energies;
  • The next generation of telescopes and new surveys: first results, plans, expectations

Confirmed invited speakers
 Kazuhiro Hada (NAOJ)
 Jongho Park (ASIAA)
 Elisabete de Gouveia dal Pino (U Sao Paulo)
 Andrew Chael (Princeton U)
 Dipanjan Mukherjee (IUCAA)
 Francoise Combes (Obs de Paris)
 Tao An (Shanghai Obs)
 Andrew Fabian (U Cambridge)
 Z. Lucas Uhm (KASI)
 Susumu Inoue (RIKEN)
 Maria Rioja (ICRAR)
 Matteo Guainazzi  (ESA)
 Filippo D’Ammando (INAF/IRA Bologna)

SOC members
 Markus Boettcher (North-West U)
 Heino Falcke (Nijmegen U)
 Gabriele Giovannini (U Bologna)
 Marcello Giroletti (IANF/IRA Bologna)
 Jose’ L. Gomez (IAA-CSIC Granada)
 Svetlana Jorstad (Boston U)
 Taehyun Jung (KASI)
 Raffaella Morganti (ASTRON)
 Masanori Nakamura (NIT Hachinohe)
 Lara Nava (INAF/OA Brera)
 Monica Orienti (INAF/IRA Bologna), Co-Chair
 Maria Petropoulou (U Athens)
 Bong Won Sohn (KASI), Co-Chair
 Diana M. Worrall (U Bristol)
Transmis par M. Orienti and B. Won Sohn (SOC Chairs of FM1)

2. Atelier Science Extra-galactique Harmoni (8 Mars 2022)

Harmoni (spectrographe intégral de champ VIS et IR proche), un des instruments de première lumière pour l’ELT, arrive en phase de construction et devrait être opérationnel en 2027. Ce projet en phase FDR a une forte implication technique de la france sur l’IFU et l’AO et l’intérêt de la communauté française extra-galactique pour cet instrument est important.

En 2022, nous devons nous organiser pour maximiser le retour scientifique car l’ESO a soulevé des points durs qui suscitent de nouvelles évaluations et  certains choix techniques devront être fait en 2022. Ces choix peuvent avoir un impact sur la science extragalactique et l’objectif de cet atelier est d’échanger autour de la thématique de la science extragalactique avec Harmoni, afin d’informer au mieux la communauté sur le statut du projet, ainsi que de coordonner les besoins et capabilités à maintenir pour la science extragalactique.

L’atelier est prévu pour le Mars 8, et l’inscription se fait sur le site suivant:

transmis par N. Bouché

3. Postdocs (or assistant professors) at QUP, KEK

Deadline: February. 28, 2022
The International Center for Quantum-field Measurement Systems for Studies of the Universe and Particles (QUP) at KEK solicits applications for its Postdoctoral Fellowship program.
Each appointee will have opportunities to work with 13 initial PIs.

We plan to hire about 20 postdoctoral fellows.
We may offer a higher position at the rank of assistant professor to outstanding candidates.

Please see the following sites for details:
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/programs/21028 (AcademicJobsOnline)
https://www.kek.jp/en/jobs/qup21-1e/    (Advertisement at KEK web page)

The posting shall remain open until the positions are filled, however for full consideration, we encourage all candidates to apply by February. 28, 2022.

QUP was established on December 16, 2021, at KEK as one of the research centers under the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI)of the Japanese government. It is a brand new research center.

With “Bringing new eyes to humanity” as its tagline, QUP will invent, develop, and implement new measurement systems to lead discoveries in cosmology and particle physics.

QUP’s missions also include applications of the new measurement systems to a wide range of academic fields and society-related research.

Please also see the following pages to learn more about QUP’s overview and vision:
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/KEK/QUP (AcademicJobsOnline)
https://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-toplevel/04_project_plans.html    (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)

QUP’s broad area of research led by 13 initial PIs include superconducting detector development and implementation to the LiteBIRD satellite, “Project Q,” a new project for new particle searches (including theoretical studies,) super rad-hard detector development and implementation to accelerator-based projects etc., development of new quantum field measurement systems beyond existing quantum sensors, a new device with quantum-field Casimir effects, innovation in analog-digital-mixed ASICs design, applications of machine learning to cosmology and particle physics, advancing systems engineering and systems science through projects at QUP.

We welcome applications from ambitious researchers who are willing to take on new challenges.

transmis par M. Hazumi

4. MCSS Postdoctoral Fellowship at Washington University (St Louis, USA)
Deadline: March 1, 2022

The McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences (MCSS) at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the broad field of space sciences.  We welcome applicants with interests in Astromaterials, Cosmochemistry, or Meteoritics; Experimental, theoretical, or observational Astrophysics; Planetary Science; Particle and Nuclear Physics, Cosmology and Gravitation; and Earth as a Planet. In their application materials, the candidate should describe their research interests and list potential collaborators from among the faculty fellows of the MCSS.  Any prospective applicant interested in working with the CMB group should contact Johanna Nagy.  Opportunities are available for multiple projects including SPIDER, Taurus, and CMB-S4 with both instrumentation and analysis https://mcss.wustl.edu/news/postdoctoral-fellowship-opening

5. Richard S Morrison Postdoc Fellowship at CWRU, Jan 2 – May 1, 2022)
Deadline: May 1, 2022

The position is expected to start October 1, 2022 (earlier/later start dates may be negotiated). Applications containing a CV, publication list, statement of research interests and three letters of recommendation should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/20769. If electronic submission is not possible, paper applications may be submitted to “Richard Morrison Post-Doctoral Fellowship Search c/o G. Starkman,” Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7079 USA. Review of applications will commence on a rolling basis on Jan 2, 2022. The position will be open until filled. Please keep this in mind when submitting application materials, as we expect this to occur in advance of the posted deadline.

Information about the research interests of the Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology group can be found on the Department of Physics webpage. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Glenn Starkman at glenn.starkman@case.edu. The successful applicant is likely to be interested in a focused collaboration with him, the current Morrison Fellow, Yashar Arkami, and colleagues at CWRU, Imperial College London, the University of Pittsburgh, and the Institute for Theoretical Physics (Madrid) on cosmic topology, CMB anomalies and other large-scale properties of the Universe.  Candidates with expertise in Machine Learning and/or other advanced numerical techniques are particularly encouraged to apply.

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