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Message SF2A No 498 - 23/01/12


1. RAPPEL - Workshop : "Lithium in the Cosmos", February 27-29, 2012, Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris
2. 42nd Saas-Fee Course : "Dynamics of Young Star Clusters and Associations", 25-31 March, 2012, in Villars- sur-Ollon, Switzerland
3. ESLAB Symposium on "Formation and Evolution of Moons", 25-29 June 2012, ESTEC, The Netherlands
4. Conference "The Early Phase of Star Formation", July 1-6, 2012, Max-Planck Society Conference Center Ringberg Castle, Germany
5. RAPPEL - 9th COSPAR Scientific Assembly : "Multi-wavelength Studies of Compact Objects with Focus on ASTROSAT", 14-22 July, 2012, Mysore, India

1. RAPPEL - Workshop : "Lithium in the Cosmos", February 27-29, 2012, Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris

Registration is still open for the workshop "Lithium in the Cosmos", to be held at the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, february 27-29, 2012.

Please check our webpage

The final program is now included.

Also notice that attendance will be limited, and that an rapid registration is now required. The deadline is january 31st 2012 ( fee registration : 150 euros).

Looking forward to seeing you in Paris,

Fabio Iocco for the SOC

Transmis par Elisabeth Vangioni

2. 42nd Saas-Fee Course : "Dynamics of Young Star Clusters and Associations", 25-31 March, 2012, in Villars- sur-Ollon, Switzerland

The school will attempt to address such questions as :
- 1) How common are star-forming events of varying richness ?
- 2) What are the dynamical states of these events ?
- 3) In what sort of star-forming event did the Sun form ?
- 4) How can we use answers to these questions to constrain predictive theories of star formation ?

These questions will be addressed by the following distinguished international faculty :
- Prof. Cathie Clarke, Institute of Astronomy, U. Cambridge
- Prof. Robert Mathieu, Dept. of Astronomy, U. Wisconsin
- Dr. Neill Reid, Space Telescope Science Institute

See the course website located HERE and register ASAP.

Transmis par Daniel Schaerer

3. ESLAB Symposium on "Formation and Evolution of Moons", 25-29 June 2012, ESTEC, The Netherlands

Understanding the formation and evolution of the natural satellites of the planets is important, as a piece of the wider puzzle concerning the formation and evolution of the solar system as a whole. Significant progress has been achieved recently on the formation of the Moon and of the regular satellites of the giant planets. However, many questions regarding the different formation mechanisms are still unanswered. The goal of the symposium is to review all possible scientific mechanisms for forming the moons, and for driving their subsequent evolutions, and their consequences on our current understanding of solar system formation and evolution.

Web site : HERE.

Deadline for abstract : 2nd April 2012

Contact : European Space Agency, owitasse@rssd.esa.int

Transmis par Olivier Witasse

4. Conference "The Early Phase of Star Formation", July 1-6, 2012, Max-Planck Society Conference Center Ringberg Castle, Germany

Session topics (review speaker) :
- Molecular Clouds : Bound or Unbound, Supported or Collapsing ? (P. Goldsmith)
- Role of Filaments in Fragmentation and the Formation of Cores (F. Heitsch)
- Molecular Cloud Cores - Life and Collapse (J. Alves/M. Bate)
- Protostellar Envelopes (D. Johnstone)
- Early Phases of Disks (R. Banerjee)
- Chemistry (S. Yamamoto)
- Magnetic Fields (R. Pudritz)
- Massive Stars (H. Beuther)
- Triggered Star Formation, Feedback and Environment (M. Krumholz)

Registration deadline is approaching : 1st of February 2012, 9:00 p.m. CET.

More information and registration : this URL.

The Scientific Advisory Committee will decide about contributed talks, posters, and the participation on the basis of submitted abstracts of registered participants only.

There is no registration fee for EPoS 2012. The number of participants is limited to 70.

Transmis par Aurore Bacmann

5. RAPPEL - 9th COSPAR Scientific Assembly : "Multi-wavelength Studies of Compact Objects with Focus on ASTROSAT", 14-22 July, 2012, Mysore, India

Abstract submission deadline is 10 February 2012.

For information, see : this web site.

Main Scientific Organizer : Sudip Bhattacharyya (TIFR, India)

Deputy Organizer : Ranjeev Misra (IUCAA, India)

Invited speakers : Phil Charles (University of Southampton, UK), Kulinderpal Singh (TIFR, India), Poshak Gandhi (ISAS, Japan), A. R. Rao (TIFR, India), Kirpal Nandra (MPE, Germany), Dipankar Bhattacharya (IUCAA, India), S. Seetha (ISAC, India), Ed van den Heuvel (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Phil Uttley (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Tadayasu Dotani (ISAS/JAXA, Japan), Didier Barret (IRAP, France), Tariq Shahbaz (IAC, Spain), Duncan Galloway (Monash University, Australia), Ranjan Vasudevan (University of Maryland, USA), Sunder Sahayanathan (BARC, India).

Scientific Description : X-ray binaries and Active Galactic Nuclei provide us a unique opportunity to explore the properties of matter in extreme conditions and test fundamental physical theories in extreme environments. These objects emit across the wavelengths, and hence multi-wavelength studies of them will be useful to probe, among other things, high-density degenerate matter, theories of gravitation in the strong field regime and the inflow-outflow (disk-jet-wind) mechanism. The Indian astronomy satellite ASTROSAT will perform simultaneous observations from optical to hard X-ray, monitor the sky for X-ray transient activities, and detect and study the rapid variability of these sources. This session aims to include the new theoretical and observational results, as well as reviews, related to accreting neutron stars and black holes (stellar-mass and super-massive) at wavelengths relevant to ASTROSAT, and complementary studies in other wavelengths. The session will also include presentations on the effective ways to use ASTROSAT, including joint observations with other space-based and ground instruments.

Duration : 3 half-days.

The precise dates of the event will be announced as soon as they are fixed.

Transmis par Didier Barret

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