Diffusion PNCG – n° 248 – 23 novembre 2022

1. Workshop announcement “COSMIC MAGNETISM IN VOIDS AND FILAMENTS” (23-27 January 2023, Bologna)
2. Presentations du “SKA-France Day 2022” en ligne
3. Announcement of the 2023 SaasFee school on CGM (19-24 March 2023, Les Diablerets, Swiss)
4. “mm Universe 2023” (26-30 June 2023, Grenoble) – registration and call for abstracts
5. 6ieme édition de la conference PONT 2023 (Avignon 2-5 mai 2023)
6. SO:UK instrumentation positions at The University of Manchester
7. Postdoctoral positions CosmoStat (CEA Saclay)
8. Post-Doc Positions for LiteBIRD available at SISSA

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. Workshop announcement “COSMIC MAGNETISM IN VOIDS AND FILAMENTS” (23-27 January 2023, Bologna)SOC: F. Vazza (UNIBO), F. Finelli (OAS INAF), D. Paoletti (OAS INAF), E. Prandini (UNIPD)

The origin of cosmic magnetism is one of the most fascinating topics in astrophysics and cosmology. The question “What did the seeds of observed cosmic magnetic 
fields in galaxies, clusters, filaments and voids come from?” remains still unanswered despite decades of advancements in multi-wavelength observations and theoretical understanding. 
This conference aims at bringing together the three aspects that can answer the question, by focusing on the study of magnetic fields in the largest and emptiest regions of the Universe:

  • primordial magnetic seeding mechanisms and the limits on primordial magnetic fields by the precise measurements of CMB anisotropies from Planck and future experiments;
  • the observation and modelling of TeV blazars data from current and future gamma-ray  telescopes (e.g., Fermi-LAT, H.E.S.S., MAGIC, VERITAS, CTA);
  • the study of magnetism with state of the art cosmological simulations, in which magnetic seeding mechanisms are coupled with a model for the evolution of the cosmic web and of galaxies. 

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and the potentiality of bringing together these communities does not simply rely on the sum of the different expertises present at this conference but rather in pursuing a truly joint approach to the study of cosmic magnetism across a wide range of redshifts and scales creating new powerful synergies. 

The abstract submission for oral contributions is open. 

The deadline for abstract submission is fixed to November 30, 2022.  
Please register here: https://indico.ict.inaf.it/event/2136/

Although the conference is optimised for in-presence attendance, we will reserve a number of slots for remote access, both for speakers and participants (please indicate your preferences in the application form).
There is no registration fee.


  • Primordial Magnetism & CMB: K. Subramanian (review),  P. de Bernardis (review) C. Caprini,  J. Chluba, K. Jedamzik, T. Kahniashvili, K. Kunze, J. A. Rubino-Martin;
  • Blazars: C. Righi (review), A. Neronov, J. Biteau, P. Da Vela, E. Pueschel, M. Meyer;
  • Simulations: K. Dolag (review), R. Alves-Batista, E. Garaldi, S. Mtchedlidze.

CONFERENCE WEBSITE: https://cosmosimfrazza.myfreesites.net/primordial-magnetism-2023

REGISTRATION: https://indico.ict.inaf.it/event/2136/

EMAIL: cosmicmagnetism.voidfilaments@gmail.com
Transmis par D. Paoletti

2. Presentations du “SKA-France Day 2022” en ligne
Avec plus de 100 inscrits, le “SKA-France Day 2022” de la semaine dernière a permis de faire l’état des lieux de la participation française au projet SKA et d’en préparer les prochaines étapes. Cette rencontre a confirmé une fois de plus le fort intérêt de la communauté nationale dans le SKA Observatory.

Les présentations sont disponibles en ligne au lien suivant:

Transmis par C. Ferrari

3. Announcement of the 2023 SaasFee school on CGM (19-24 March 2023, Les Diablerets, Swiss)We are pleased to announce the 52nd Saas-Fee Advanced Course entitled “The circum-galactic medium across cosmic time: an observational and modeling challenge”, which will be held from 19 to 24 March 2023 in Les Diablerets, in the Swiss Alps.

The course will aim to give to young researchers a comprehensive view of the current state of the CGM studies both observational and theoretical by including a series of lectures by three distinguished lecturers. Formal lectures will be complemented by interactive hands-on sessions, where the participants will have the opportunity to get their hands on observational and simulation data. A several-hour-long afternoon break is scheduled, when the participants are encouraged to do winter sports or simply interact with each other.


  • Jérémy Blaizot (CRAL, University of Lyon)
  • Céline Péroux (ESO, Garching)
  • Charles Steidel (Caltech)

This course is primarily targeted at Ph.D. and advanced M.Sc. students but can also be valuable to young postdoctoral researchers who would like to start exploring the field. Due to logistical aspects, the number of participants will be limited to 70 persons. The school will be in-person only. More information can be found in the website.

The registration is now open and will close on January 15th: https://www.astro.unige.ch/saasfee2023/user/register

We look forward to welcoming you at the school !
Feel free to forward this announcement to other colleagues who you think might be interested.

The organizing committee (saasfee2023@unige.ch)

  • Floriane Leclercq
  • Thibault Garel
  • Haruka Kusakabe
  • Jorryt Matthee
  • Anne Verhamme
  • Annalisa De Cia

transmis par L. Tresse

4. “mm Universe 2023” (26-30 June 2023, Grenoble) – registration and call for abstracts

This is the second announcement concerning the mm Universe conference to be held in Grenoble (France) in 2023 from June 26th to June 30th.

The registration and call for abstracts are now open

Registration: https://lpsc-indico.in2p3.fr/event/2859/page/290-information-concerning-registration

Abstract: https://lpsc-indico.in2p3.fr/event/2859/abstracts/

This international conference will bring together the scientific community working on science related to millimetre observations. It includes instrumental, observational and theoretical topics related to the mm Universe, from stellar to cosmological scales. As multi-wavelength analysis is a key approach to understand astrophysical processes and cosmological issues, the conferences series is of course opened to results and observations at other wavelengths. 


  • Cosmology with clusters of galaxies
  • Galaxy cluster science (SZ, X, visible, …)
  • Galaxy formation in the early Universe
  • Nearby galaxies
  • Galactic star formation
  • From dust to planets
  • mm instruments
  • Simulation

More information: https://lpsc-indico.in2p3.fr/event/2859/

transmis par F. Mayet

5. 6ieme édition de la conference PONT 2023 (Avignon 2-5 mai 2023)

we would like to bring to your attention the sixth edition of the international conference :
Progress on Old and New Themes in cosmology – PONT 2023 


to be held in  the Popes’ Palace in Avignon (France) on 2-5 May 2023. 

The aim of the conference is to gather scientists working in cosmology and particle physics in order to address the cardinal issues of the dark universe today, in the inspiring and monumental setting of Avignon. The topics that will be the focus of this edition are:  early and late universe cosmology, gravitational waves and  astrophysical messengers of new physics.

The format will consist of a limited number of invited talks by leading experts in the field, followed by shorter selected contributed talks.  Typically, each day will be devoted to a particular topic, with three or four keynote speakers reviewing the state of the art and fostering  debates and discussions.

We encourage you to submit the abstract of your contribution on the conference page. 
The abstract submission deadline is the 12th of March 2023. We will inform you before the end of March if your contribution has been accepted. The registration deadline is the 16th of April 2023. 

Pending requested financial support, we expect to be able to waive the conference registration fees for all participants. We may have to ask for a contribution of 100 euros maximum to cover for the welcome cocktail, the banquet, all coffee breaks, the outreach event, the night visit to the Popes’ Palace  and  finally support the participation of students from developing countries. We will communicate the exact amount of the registration fees in January at the latest.

PONT 2023 is also pleased to announce the availability of free on-site child care for participants.

Avignon is only 2.5 hours from Paris by high-speed TGV train and is also easily reached by train from Lyon and Marseille.
The town boasts an exceptional number of historical monuments, including the Popes’ Palace, and beautiful surroundings which are known world-wide for their gastronomic and wine making tradition. A banquet is included in the registration fee for all participants.

Looking forward to meeting you in Avignon! Please encourage all your collaborators, especially the younger ones,  to join us.

transmis par P. Brax, F. Calore, M. Cirelli, C. Marinoni, V. Poulin & N. Tamanini 

6. SO:UK instrumentation positions at The University of Manchester

Deadline: 9th December 2022

Please allow me to bring to your attention two openings in CMB instrumentation at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at The University of Manchester. Both positions are to work as part of the SO:UK team on the development of two additional Small Aperture Telescopes (SATs) for Simons Observatory. 

Firstly, we are looking for someone with significant experience to take a leadership role in the overall delivery of the two-SAT program, including the full system testing of both receivers at Jodrell Bank Observatory as well as the site development in Chile. The successful applicant will be appointed as a Senior Research Fellow and the advert is here: https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/8369017c

The second opening is for a postdoctoral research associate to work on two specific aspects of the instrument development: (i) setting the requirements for, and then validating the performance of, the Kinetic Inductance Detectors (KIDs) and their associated readout and (ii) implementation and testing of the half-wave plate rotation mechanism for both SATs. The advert is here: https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/9c37814d

The closing date for both positions is 9th December 2022. Please circulate amongst your groups where appropriate and feel free to get in touch with any questions. 
transmis par M. Brown

7. Postdoctoral positions CosmoStat (CEA Saclay)

Deadline: 31/01/2023

There are several PhD and postdoc positions available in the CosmoStat group at CEA Paris Saclay, and with project partners in France (Nice, Caen) and Greece. Topics include cosmology, machine learning, astrostatistics, and concern Euclid, SKA, JWST. 

Info here: http://www.cosmostat.org/jobs

transmis par V. Pettorino

8. Post-Doc Positions for LiteBIRD available at SISSA

Deadline: December 30th

we would like to bring to your attention a call of interest for Post-Doc positions at SISSA to start in 2023, supported by the Italian Space Agency through the LiteBIRD network. Deadline is December 30th. You can find all the relevant information at 
transmis par C. Baccigalupi, N. Krachmalnicoff

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