18th Heidelberg Summer School – Call for Applications

The “International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy &
Cosmic Physics at the University of Heidelberg

announces the

>> 18th Heidelberg Summer School <<
“Unraveling Galaxy Evolution with JWST”

The school is organized for early-career scientists and will take place on September 4 – 8.

It will focus on the most relevant aspects of galaxy evolution addressed by JWST, from nearby to the most distant galaxies.
JWST revealed surprises from its first images and is already
revolutionizing many fields of astrophysics.

The school will give the participants an overview of what we have learned about galaxy evolution in the first year of JWST observations, the emerging challenges, and the opportunity to work with JWST data guided by world-renowned experts.

The topics include an overview of JWST, the physics of nearby galaxies, the role of AGN feedback, the cosmic noon, and the high-z Universe.
The lectures will be accompanied by hands-on sessions and talks highlighting recent scientific results.

Invited lecturers are:

Steve Finkelstein (Univ. Texas Austin)
Adam Leroy (Ohio State Univ.)
Nora Lützgendorf (ESA)
Alice Shapley (UCLA)
Andrey Vayner (Johns Hopkins Univ.)

Hands-on session tutors are:
James Davies (MPIA)
Oleg Egorov (ARI)

The school SOC is:
E.Banados (MPIA), L.Boogaard (MPIA), F.Davies (MPIA), A.de Graaff (MPIA),
I.Momcheva (MPIA), N.Neumayer (MPIA), D.Wylezalek (ZAH)

>> Deadline for applications is June 15, 2023 <<

Registrations open for the Space Science in Context (SSiC) online conference

Join on the 26th January 2023 the Space Science in Context (SSiC): a FREE online conference that unpacks the social dimensions of outer space.

There will be three panels of invited speakers who will be live in conversation – on Space and the Environment; Space, Technology and Dual-Use; and Labour and Space – packed with wonderful speakers, and two poster sessions of contributions from around the world on how space interacts with local social contexts. 

The schedule, programme and more information about SSiC is available online at spacescienceincontext.com, and from Thursday 19th January the prerecorded talks and posters are available online to registrants

Register for the conference and gain access to their pre-recorded content and the live panels, for free, here.

They will be providing English-language CART for the three speaker panels and one poster room in each session, with auto-captioning available for the poster sessions. Further, all attendees, invited speakers, and poster presenters are required to comply with the accessibility statement and code of conduct. If you would like more information about accessibility, including how to use Zoom’s accessibility features, or safety please reach out to the organisers at spacescienceincontext(at)gmail.com.

Space Science in Context 2023 is only possible thanks to the financial support of the Royal Astronomical Society’s Meeting Grant; and the European Association of Science and Technology Studies (EASST) Fund. SSiC is and will always be free to attend. If you would like to donate to support SSiC and our mission to pay speakers and build accessible, interdisciplinary platforms, consider buying them a Ko-Fi!

Registrations open for RED23 – Astrobiology Introductory Course

The 2023 session of the Rencontres Exobiologiques pour Doctorants  (RED’23 / Astrobiology Introductory Course) will take place, if sanitary conditions allow, from March 12 to 18, 2022 at the Reserve Ornithologique du Teich (France).

These meetings are organized for:

  • Any student preparing a thesis in Earth and Universe Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, Bioinformatics or History / Philosophy of Sciences.
  • Students wishing to acquire an interdisciplinary training in astrobiology to complete their initial training and to be able to address questions related to the origins of life on Earth and beyond, its evolution and its distribution in the Universe.
  • The school is also open to any young researchers interested in astrobiology

The RED’23 / Astrobiology Introductory Course program is complementary to the RED’22 program, however it is not necessary to have attended in 2022 to participate in this new school.

Lectures will be held in English.

Registrations are open until January 31, 2023. Some grants to participate are available, more about it on the website.

Discover the program and the speakers of this session on the school website

AbGradEPEC 2023 in La Palma, Spain 

After the success of the joint AbGradEPEC event at EPSC2022, AbGradE and EPEC are teaming up again for the long-awaited AbGradEPEC 2023!  

We would like to invite you to the beautiful island of La Palma (Spain) for a 4-day event, May 4th to 7th (just before BEACON 2023).

Registration is now open, and you can find more info on the event’s page.

🌴We look forward to seeing you in “La Isla Bonita!”🌴

The EAI Academy

After the success of last year’s first edition, the European Astrobiology Institute (EAI) is back for the academic year 2022 – 2023 with the EAI Academy!

A series of 17 didactic talks and discussions by experts in the field, the seminars will once again be offered for free and will be streamed online via zoom every two weeks on Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CET.

The EAI Academy will provide a framework to meet online with the European astrobiology community and acquire interdisciplinary knowledge through a series of seminars given by experts in these fields.  Each session will include a 30-40 minute didactic talk followed by about 20 minutes of questions and answers.

The sessions will be hosted by the Center for Astrobiology (CAB), who will issue a certificate of participation to those who attend at least 10 seminars (remember to add your name and affiliation to the chat in order to be eligible for the certificate!).

>> Click here to learn more! <<

AbGradEPEC 2022 at EPSC 2022 in Granada, Spain 

We are back! For our first in person event in two years, AbGradE teams up with EPEC for EPSC2022, expanding network opportunities for early career scientists and students.  

This year we invite you on Sunday, September 18th for a symposium-style meeting with a program comprising of contributed talks from early career scientists, keynote presentations and an update from AbGradE and EPEC regarding our activities and future events.

The event will be held 10 am to 4pm at the Palacio de Congresos de Granada, Room Andalucia 2. A detailed program and further details will be shared at the beginning of September. 

Registration and applications for contributed talks can be accomplished in the following form: https://forms.gle/vwDu5A6rSR4smaJk8  

For contributed talks, a submission of a short abstract (max. 200 words) is required until August 24th.  We invite early careers to present their work which they either present as a poster at EPSC22 or any other project not presented at EPSC22. Letters of acceptance will be sent out by August 31st

The final program for AbGradEPEC 2022 is out!

We look forward to meeting you in Granada! 

Exobiologie Jeunes Chercheurs 2022 – Paris – October 17-19

The organizers are pleased to invite you to the 5th edition of the exobiological meetings for young researchers (EJC’22). This new edition will be held on October 17, 18 and 19 in Paris. These meetings are dedicated to early career researchers involved in research fields and themes questioning the origins and evolutions of life in the Universe.

👉 All the information on the website 👈

This event is organized by some of the RED22 participants – the main language will be French but you can give your talk in English.

The abstract submission deadline is Monday, August 1st and registration closes September 20th. The registration form, the template for submitting abstracts and other practical information can be found on the site.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions,

Exobiologically yours,

The EJC’22 team.

IOoL2022: Abstract deadline extension

The Origin of Life Early Career Network (OoLEN) is pleased to announce that this year’s Interdisciplinary Origin of Life Meeting for Early Career Researchers (IOoL2022) will take place on August 3-5 at the University of Montreal, Canada.

All expenses except travel (with possible exceptions) will be covered!

📣 Abstract deadline extended to May 6th 2022!! 📣

OoLEN’s biannual meeting, the IOoL conference, is a prime opportunity for early-career researchers to present their work on origin of life in a relaxed setting, to exchange ideas across different disciplines relevant to understanding the origin and nature of living systems, and to stimulate discussions and ideas to help guide the future of research on these topics.

The IOoL meeting further provides an opportunity for early career researchers to connect with each other and immerse themselves in the community outside their own labs. A previous meeting has resulted in OoLEN’s first community paper.

Researchers interested in submitting an abstract are welcome to join the network through https://oolen.org/join/ (please mention your intention to participate in IOoL2022 when joining the network) and then send an email to oolearlycareer@gmail.com with the subject line “Abstract for IOoL2022” containing a single .pdf file with the following information: name, affiliation, title, abstract (max. 250 words, in English), while also specifying if travel support is needed.

Submissions will be considered for oral presentations.

You are encouraged to visit OoLEN’s website for more information.