Diffusion PNCG – n° 246 – 26 octobre 2022

1. Research School on the ISM of Nearby Galaxies (25 Jul – 02 Aug 2023, Banyuls, France)
2. AS SKA/LOFAR workshop on cosmic magnetism (Dec 5-6 2022, ENS, Paris)
3. journée ‘Galaxy Clustering Euclid France’ (24 novembre, LAM, Marseille, hybride)
4. “AGN on the beach – The many facets of fuelling and feedback in jetted AGN” (11-15 September 2023, Tropea, Italy)
5. Postdoc JWST CNES – Appel à sujets
6. Postdoc position in extragalactic astrophysics at CRAL (Lyon)
7. data science x cosmology/astro/physics tenure-track faculty position at Kavli IPMU
8. New Research Fellow position at Cardiff

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. Research School on the ISM of Nearby Galaxies (25 Jul – 02 Aug 2023, Banyuls, France)GISM2: SUMMER SCHOOL ON THE ISM OF NEARBY GALAXIES

 July 25 – August 2, 2023 – Centre Océanographique de Banyuls-sur-mer (France)

This school will be centered around 14 high-level lectures covering the observational constraints, the interpretative tools and the theoretical frameworks used for studying the interstellar medium in nearby galaxies. In parallel, each participant will work, in a small group, on a project whose results will be presented at the end of the school. Finally, there will be three round table discussions addressing the main outstanding science questions. The attendance will be limited to 70 participants in person.


  • Hsiao-Wen CHEN (University of Chicago, USA): “The circumgalactic medium”
  • Mélanie CHEVANCE (University of Heidelberg, Germany): “The hot ionized ISM and stellar retroaction”
  • Daniel DALE (University of Wyoming, USA): “The ISM of normal galaxies”
  • Eli DWEK (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA): “Elemental and dust evolution”
  • Benjamin GODARD (Observatoire de Paris, France): “Photoionization and photodissociation models”
  • Brent GROVES (University of Western Australia): “Starburst galaxies”
  • Vianney LEBOUTEILLER (CEA Saclay, France): “Multiline modeling of nearby galaxies”
  • Pierre LESAFFRE (École Normale Supérieure de Paris, France): “Turbulence and shocks”
  • Alexandre MARCOWITH (Laboratoire Univers et Particule de Montpellier, France): “High energy processes”
  • Julia ROMAN-DUVAL (Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, USA): “The cool Galactic ISM and star formation”
  • Karin SANDSTROM (University of San Diego, USA): “Low-metallicity systems”
  • Rowan SMITH (University of Manchester, UK): “Large-scale galactic dynamics”
  • Stefanie WALCH-GASSNER (Physical Institute, University of Cologne, Germany): “Simulations of the star-formation process”
  • Nathalie YSARD (Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Orsay, France): “Dust models”


Transmis par Y. Dubois

2. AS SKA/LOFAR workshop on cosmic magnetism (Dec 5-6 2022, ENS, Paris)
Through the CNRS Special Action SKA/LOFAR we are pleased to organize a 2-day workshop on low-frequency galactic and extra-galactic magnetic field measurements in preparation of the SKA. The workshop will be held at the Laboratoire de Physique de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure (LPENS) in Paris on December 5-6, 2022.

Registration is now open at http://cosmaglowfreq.sciencesconf.org/

It is possible to apply for oral contributions until 20 November 2022.

The event will be organized face-to-face with the possibility to follow it remotely for those who are registered.
transmis par A. Bracco

3. journée ‘Galaxy Clustering Euclid France’ (24 novembre, LAM, Marseille, hybride)

Nous allons organiser la journée ‘Galaxy Clustering Euclid France’ le 24 novembre pour faire le point sur les activités galaxy clustering en France pour Euclid mais aussi discuter des nouvelles avancées menées sur d’autres relevés autour du galaxy clustering, qu’ils soient photométriques ou spectroscopiques. Cette réunion aura lieu à Marseille au LAM en mode hybride. Nous avons mis en place une page indico dédiée sur laquelle nous vous demandons de vous inscrire. Voici le lien: https://indico.in2p3.fr/event/28244/

Les jeunes sont vivement encouragés à participer et des financements PNCG pour les missions sont possibles. Merci de nous faire savoir par retour d’email si vous souhaitez en bénéficier. 

Nous vous demandons de vous inscrire dès que possible et n’hésitez pas à diffuser ce message dans vos laboratoires à toutes les personnes potentiellement intéressées. Nous vous remercions par avance de nous envoyer le titre de votre contribution ou de l’indiquer lors de votre inscription sur la page indico.

Transmis par S. de la Torre & S. Escoffier

4. “AGN on the beach – The many facets of fuelling and feedback in jetted AGN” (11-15 September 2023, Tropea, Italy)


Relativistic radio-emitting jets associated with active galactic nuclei (AGN) likely play a crucial role in the evolution of galaxies. By transferring a fraction of their kinetic energy to the surrounding medium (the so-called “kinetic-mode” AGN feedback), radio jets can both quench (negative feedback) and promote (positive feedback) star formation, thus regulating the growth of both central supermassive black holes (SMBHs) and their host galaxies. One of the most spectacular phenomena associated with relativistic jets is indeed the creation of cavities and shocks in the hot X-ray-emitting atmospheres of galaxies, groups, and clusters, providing the most striking evidence that expanding radio jets can heat the surroundings, balancing its spontaneous radiative cooling losses. 

Complementing earlier high-resolution radio, optical, and X-ray instruments (e.g. VLA, HST, Chandra, XMM-Newton), the unprecedented resolution and sensitivity provided by the latest generation of telescopes (e.g. VLT/MUSE, ALMA and the SKA precursors/pathfinders) combined with state-of-the-art simulations, have opened up new regimes that have started revolutionising our view of the interplay between the radio jets and their surrounding medium. For instance, evidence has been accumulated over the past few years that jet-mode feedback can significantly alter the distribution, kinematics, and physics of the surrounding gaseous medium also on (sub-)kpc scales, with a few examples starting to appear at high redshift as well. Recent observations also suggest that jetted AGN may be self-regulated by a feeding and feedback loop, in which the matter that fuels the SMBH and triggers the jet activity gets regularly heated by these latter and stops being accreted, setting-up a cycle that is fast compared to the evolutionary timescales of the host galaxies. All this provides clear evidence of a deep connection between the large-scale environment, fuelling/feedback processes of jetted AGN and their host galaxy evolution, although the complexity of these phenomena still leave many open questions. 

With the advent of next-generation telescopes (e.g. JWST, SKA, Athena), we are at the brink of an exciting new era of discoveries in terms of jetted AGN physics, including their role in the high-redshift universe, which will surely translate to a broader understanding of galaxy evolution across cosmic times. The aim of this workshop is to summarise and discuss our state of knowledge on this topic. We will focus on the results obtained from the wealth of multi-wavelength observations acquired over the past few years, including complementary theoretical understanding, and look towards future perspectives in the context of forthcoming facilities. In particular, we aim to address the following scientific topics:
– Gas replenishing mechanism(s) and the role of the large-scale environment
– Fuelling processes on (sub-)kpc scales and jet powering mechanisms
– Jet-induced feedback on galactic and extragalactic scales
– Jet-ISM interaction on (sub-)kpc scales (positive vs negative feedback)
– AGN duty cycle

The workshop will be held in-person only and is limited to 70 attendees, to enable effective discussion. 
Abstract submission will open in due course. If you are interested in receiving announcements when this happens, please express interest via the dedicated page on our website: http://agnonthebeach.space/
Relevant dates and information on the registration fee will be soon provided on the same website, and circulated in following announcements. SOC: 
Ilaria Ruffa (Cardiff University)
Marisa Brienza (INAF-OAS)
Timothy Davis (Cardiff University)
Fabrizio Fiore (INAF-OAT)
Robert Laing (SKAO)
Filippo Maccagni (ASTRON)
Nicole Nesvadba (OCA)
Isabella Prandoni (INAF-IRA)
Stanislav Shabala (UTAS)
Pasquale Temi (NASA-ARC)
transmis par I. Ruffa

5. Postdoc JWST CNES – Appel à sujetsDeadline: 09 Novembre 2022

Le  CNES  souhaite soutenir les équipes françaises impliquées dans l’exploitation scientifique du temps ouvert de la mission JWST (General Observer Program, ou GO, voir CALLS FOR PROPOSALS AND POLICY (stsci.edu))  en finançant chaque année deux post-doctorats (d’une durée de deux ans chacun). Le CNES lance donc la procédure pour la sélection d’un premier postdoc. Un appel pour un second postdoc sera mis en place dans un an environ, puis renouvelé chaque année en phase avec les appels du programme GO JWST.

L’appel à sujets est ouvert à toute la communauté scientifique française, selon les modalités suivantes :

1) Chaque équipe proposante devra  fournir un document de 3 pages maximum décrivant le  projet scientifique : Nom et/ou numéro de référence du programme GO obtenu, contexte, objectifs visés, étapes du projet, méthodologies envisagées, ainsi que la liste des personnes impliquées dans le projet. Le document devra être envoyé au plus tard le 09/11/2022 à minuit à olivier.lamarle@cnes.fr

2) Les propositions seront examinées en novembre par un comité ad’hoc comprenant un représentant des Programmes Nationaux concernés (PNCG, PCMI, PNPS, PNP) et le Président du  Groupe Astronomie-Astrophysique du CNES. Ce comité sélectionnera 1 sujet.

3) Le résultat de la sélection sera transmis aux proposants fin novembre au plus tard. Le CNES mettra le budget nécessaire en place auprès de l’organisme de tutelle. L’équipe sélectionnée organisera librement son processus de recherche et de sélection de candidat.e, avec l’objectif de le conclure dans les 3 mois qui suivront l’annonce de la sélection du sujet. 

Remarques importantes:

  • L’excellence scientifique est un critère majeur. Les proposants devront notamment démontrer l’intérêt du projet, en termes de résultats attendus et d’originalité.
  • Ce soutien spécifique du CNES pour JWST est distinct et indépendant des allocations postdoctorales que le CNES attribue chaque année à de jeunes chercheurs sur la base de l’excellence de leur candidature. Ces deux processus – soutien au  projet JWST et allocations postdoctorales – ne sont d’ailleurs pas mutuellement exclusifs.

transmis par O. La Marle

6. Postdoc position in extragalactic astrophysics at CRAL (Lyon)

Deadline: 14 November

The Center of research in Astrophysics of Lyon (CRAL) at the University of Lyon1 has an opening for a 3 year postdoc position in extragalactic astrophysics.

The candidate is expected to perform original research on the kinematics of galaxies. Candidates with experience in IFU observations, kinematics, rotation curves, and interest on the nature of dark matter are encouraged to apply.


 We will consider both current postdocs and finishing PhD students.

The deadline is Nov14th and start date is flexible (not earlier than June 2023) with a preferred start in Fall 2023.

Informal inquiries about the project are welcome. 

transmis par N. Bouché

7. data science x cosmology/astro/physics tenure-track faculty position at Kavli IPMU

deadline: January 15, 2023

The Kavli IPMU have an open position in data science x cosmology/astro/physics tenure-track position (possibly two): https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23386/

We like to emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of the position and the candidate’s potential contribution to diversity at Kavli IPMU.

We are grateful if you could circulate this and encourage suitable candidates to apply.

Please note that we also have a postdoc position for CMB instrumentation and analysis:
https://www.ipmu.jp/en/job-opportunities/PD2022transmis par T. Matsumura

8. New Research Fellow position at Cardiff

deadline: 21st November

New position in the Cardiff University Astronomy Instrumentation Group for a senior research fellow to work on instrument development for the Simons Observatory:
https://krb-sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/HomeWithPreLoad?partnerid=30011&siteid=5460&PageType=searchResults&SearchType=linkquery&LinkID=6#jobDetails=2019996_5460transmis par P. Hargrave

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