Diffusion PNCG – n° 231 – 16 fevrier 2022

1. CNES: Appel annuel à Propositions de Recherche 2023 
2. European Innovation Council – Pathfinder Open 2022
3. Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope 13th Users’ Meeting (May 9 – 11 2022, Strasbourg, France and remotely)
4. 2022 Benasque conference “New frontiers in strong gravity” (Jul 03–16 2022, Benasque, Spain)
5. 2022 IAP conference “When \hbar meets G” (June 27th to Friday July 1st, 2022, Paris)
6. Ecole Athena 2022 (20 au 24 juin, Toulouse)
7. Likelihood-free in Paris LFIParis (20th-22nd April, École Normale Supérieure)
8. Cosmoglobe workshop (May 2–6, remote)
9. European Astronomical Society Annual Meeting 2022 (27 June – 1 July 2022, Valencia, Spain)
10. Poste prof CRAL-ENS
11. Research Assistant/Associate in Cosmology (Newcastle, GB)

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. CNES: Appel annuel à Propositions de Recherche 2023
Date limite: jeu, 04/07/2022 – 00:00

L’appel annuel à propositions de recherche pour préparer le programme de recherche scientifique spatiale du CNES pour l’année 2023 est ouvert !

Les équipes de recherche des laboratoires sont invitées à soumettre leurs propositions jusqu’au 7 avril 2022 minuit sur le site APR dédié:https://apr.cnes.fr/
Vous y retrouverez le texte de l’appel à propositions, le modèle de proposition technique, une liste des missions et thématiques ainsi que le manuel utilisateur.

Attention :  les porteurs de projets CFOSAT sont invités, dans le cadre du renouvellement de la science team CFOSAT, à attendre le call CFOSAT qui va être lancé en 2022.

Rappels :

  • L’APR s’applique aussi bien à des propositions nouvelles qu’à la poursuite de projets APR engagés. Tout projet engagé doit faire l’objet, chaque année, d’une mise à jour de la proposition (en mettant en exergue la prise en compte des recommandations du comité TOSCA et l’état d’avancement du projet)  et de la demande de financement.
  • Dans le menu à gauche, « dupliquer une proposition » permet de créer une proposition à partir d’une proposition de l’année précédente. Il est ainsi possible de reprendre une proposition déjà engagée. La proposition ainsi clonée sera affichée avec les champs pré saisis de la proposition précédente qui pourront être mis à jour.

Pour de plus amples informations, merci d’adresser vos demandes à l’adresse générique suivante : AppelAPropositions@cnes.fr
transmis par C. Vignolles

2. European Innovation Council – Pathfinder Open 2022

Date limite: mer, 05/04/2022 – 00:00

The European Commission adopted the 2022 work programme of the European Innovation Council. It opens funding opportunities worth over €1.7 billion in 2022 for breakthrough innovators to scale up and create new markets.

You should apply to this call if you are looking for support from EIC Pathfinder Open to realize an ambitious vision for radically new technology, with potential to create new markets and/or to address global challenges. EIC Pathfinder Open supports early stage development of such future technologies (e.g. various activities at low Technology Readiness Levels 1-4), based on high-risk/high-gain science-towards-technology breakthrough research (including ‘deep-tech’). This research must provide the foundations of the technology you are envisioning

Call will open on 1 March, with a deadline on 4 May 2022 :
If you are interested in this, call, you can apply here: 

transmis par EIC Pathfinder

3. Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope 13th Users’ Meeting (May 9 – 11 2022, Strasbourg, France and remotely)
L’enregistrement pour la 13ème Rencontre des utilisateurs du CFHT est maintenant ouvert. Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez consulter l’adresse suivante: 

La date limite pour vous enregistrer est le 15 avril 2022.

Transmis par L. Parker et D. Devost

4. 2022 Benasque conference “New frontiers in strong gravity” (Jul 03–16 2022, Benasque, Spain)

We would like to announce the two-week workshop “New frontiers in strong gravity” taking place in Benasque, Spain from Jul 03–16, 2022; please see the announcement below and the website http://benasque.org/general/cgi-bin/years.pl?ano=2022 for further information.

The highly nonlinear, strong-field regime of gravity holds the key to address long-standing puzzles in modern physics. These range from deeply theoretical questions concerning a consistent theory of quantum gravity and resulting modifications to general relativity, over the stability properties of black holes in traditional general relativity, to new insight into nuclear matter under extreme conditions in the context of neutron star and multimessenger astronomy.

In this two-week workshop (Jul 03–16, 2022) we will bring together leading experts as well as junior scientists and PhD students in these diverse research areas, to encourage communication and training across the fields and to foster new research collaborations.

Invited speakers include:
Masha Baryaktar • Laura Bernard • Beatrice Bonga • Katerina Chatziioannou • Katy Clough • Mihalis Dafermos • Will East • Roberto Emparan • Tanja Hinderer • Aaron Kovacs • Macarena Lagos • Luis Lehner • Lionel London • David Mateos • Maria Okounkova • Carlos Palenzuela • Paolo Pani • Patricia Schmidt • Thomas Sotiriou • Rita Teixeira • Toby Wiseman • Nicolas Yunes

The number of participants is limited. We ask students to upload a short CV (maximal 2 pages). Limited travel support will be available, with priority given to students and participants from underrepresented groups. To apply for travel support please include some text justifying your request for support on the registration page. Registration will close on May 31, 2022. Registration will open shortly.

To help us create a safe and healthy environment, we ask that all participants are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

transmis par H. Witek

5. 2022 IAP conference “When \hbar meets G” (June 27th to Friday July 1st, 2022, Paris)

The Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris (IAP, http://www.iap.fr) organizes its 38th Conference, in Paris, from Monday June 27th to Friday July 1st, 2022 and entitled

                        “When \hbar meets G”

The aim will be to discuss the physics at the interface between Quantum Mechanics, the theory of Gravitation and Cosmology, both at the theoretical and experimental levels.

The main subjects which will be covered are:

  1. The different interpretations of Quantum Mechanics and their relationship with the theories of Gravity and Cosmology.
  2. Cosmology and Quantum Mechanics
  3. Gravitational Quantum Physics

Plenary speakers include M. Arndt, M. Aspelmeyer, G. Bacciagaluppi, A. Bassi, S. Bose, C. Burgess, E. Dimastrogiovanni, T. Jacobson, J.-L. Lehners,
J. Martin, S. Liberati (TBC), F. Sciarrino, D. Rickles (TBC), D. Sudarsky, W. Unruh and D. Wallace.

The conference webpage http://www.iap.fr/col2022/ gathers informations about registration and fees (350€ and 250€ for students before May 31st, increase by 50€ after)

The conference will be in person: should the material conditions related to the covid pandemic not allow us to proceed this way, there will be no on-line version and the conference will be postponed.

Transmis par the organising committee (C. Curceanu, D. Kaiser, J. Martin, A. Micheli, P. Peter, V. Vennin & F. Vidotto)

6. Ecole Athena 2022 (20 au 24 juin, Toulouse)

We are pleased to announce 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 now opened: https://fs6.formsite.com/XIFU/athena-school/index.htmlThe 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 xifu@irap.omp.eu

transmis par M. Voltz

7. Likelihood-free in Paris LFIParis (20th-22nd April, École Normale Supérieure)
A gathering to discuss and discover: simulation-based inference,  implicit inference,  deep learning for simulations and beyond!
Motivated by challenges in the Cosmology/Astrophysics community, this is still an opportunity to be joined by people excited by these new approaches from any field.

The meeting is being held in the historic 45 rue d’Ulm of the École Normale Supérieure. On the first evening, a cocktail reception will be held on Campus. The conference dinner will be held on the second evening nearby.

We strongly encourage talk abstract submissions from early-career scientists as well as more established researchers.

Invited speakers & panellists
    Tom Charnock
    Alan Heavens
    Shirley Ho
    Daniela Huppenkothen
    François Lanusse
    Gilles Louppe
    Ben Wandelt

Important dates:
    – Abstract submission deadline: 3rd March
    – Registration deadline: 3rd March
   –  LFIParis meeting: 20th-22nd April 2022

Covid restrictions:
As the rules currently stand a “pass sanitaire” (vaccine proof) is required to attend.
At the moment we are optimistic, and all spaces at ENS are booked with the expectation of holding the meeting in person. If we find it is not possible to hold an in-person meeting closer to the time, we will announce a move to virtual.

Meeting contact: niall.jeffrey@phys.ens.fr

transmis par N. Jeffrey, F. Boulanger

8. Cosmoglobe workshop (May 2–6, remote)

We are pleased to announce that the second Cosmoglobe workshop will be held digitally from May 2–6. This workshop will expand on topics from last year’s kickoff, and will include topics such as experiment updates, systematics treatment, Milky Way modeling, cosmology updates, and spectral distortions.
This workshop will include traditional talks, single-figure talks, and opportunities for discussion both online and offline.
To register, please fill out this online form: https://nettskjema.no/a/249588 . 

If you are interested in giving a talk, tick the appropriate box and we will contact you directly.
transmis par D. Watts

9. European Astronomical Society Annual Meeting 2022 (27 June – 1 July 2022, Valencia, Spain)

The European Astronomical Society (EAS) Annual Meeting (formerly known as EWASS, and earlier JENAM) has more than 25 years of tradition and it has imposed itself as the largest conference for European astronomy. In addition to plenary sessions and the award of prestigious prizes, the conference hosts many symposia held in parallel, as well as special sessions and meetings.

The EAS, often together with one of its affiliated societies, organises its annual meeting to enhance its links with national communities, to broaden connections between individual members and to promote European networks.

After two annual meetings in virtual format due to COVID-19, EAS 2022 is planned to be held physically in Valencia, Spain from 27 June to 1 July 2022. The conference is expected to welcome more than 1200 astrophysicists from all over Europe and even beyond. 


transmis par V. Pettorino

10. Poste prof CRAL-ENS
Deadline: 31 mars 2022

Un poste de professeur (PU, section 34) est ouvert au CRAL à l’ENS-Lyon dans l’équipe de l’ENS pour la rentrée 2022.
L’intitulé générique est ‘Astrophysique théorique’, recouvrant les thématiques générales de l’équipe.
Le poste paraîtra sur le site GALAXIE et sur le site de l’ENS-Lyon le 24 février prochain (cloture du dépôt des dossiers le 31 mars):

Pour tout renseignement supplémentaire contacter: Gilles Chabrier (chabrier@ens-lyon.fr)
https://cral.univ-lyon1.fr/spip.php?rubrique39transmis par G. Chabrier

11. Research Assistant/Associate in Cosmology (Newcastle, GB)

Deadline: April 17, 2022
Our cosmology group at Newcastle University (UK) is looking to recruit a 3-year postdoc working on the cosmic large-scale structure, specifically non-Gaussian statistics for weak lensing and galaxy clustering applicable to Euclid. I’m leading the STFC-funded project as PI together with Joachim Harnois-Déraps as Co-I and we are hopeful that you are just the right crowd for advertising this exciting opportunity. 

The application deadline is April 17, the start date is flexible with a preferred start in autumn 2022. Further details on the role and application process: https://jobs.ncl.ac.uk/job/Newcastle-Research-AssistantAssociate-in-Cosmology/763108001/

It would be great if you can spread the word among potentially interested and qualified candidates. We are open to consider both current postdocs as well as people finishing up their PhDs. I’m happy to tell you more about the project if you get in touch with me via email.
transmis par C. Uhlemann

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