|November 2006 - TOPICS
- Short News
- The new council of Hel.A.S.
- Addresses of new members of Hel.A.S.
- Job openings
- Fulbright Fellowships
- PhD positions at IMPRS
- ASTRONET Symposium
- Upcoming Astronomy meetings in Greece
- About this Newsletter
|1. SHORT NEWS
We would like to congratulate Dr. Despina Hatzidimitriou who was
recently promoted to an Associate Professor at the Department of
Physics of the University of Crete
We would like to congratulate Dr. Paul Kalas who recently
commenced his appointment as Assistant Adjunct Professor at the
University of California, Berkeley (USA).
|2. THE NEW COUNCIL OF HEL.A.S.
The first meeting of the new Governing Council of Hel.A.S. took
place on October 8 2006 under the presidency of Prof. Tsinganos.
Kostas Kokkotas was appointed vice-president of the Society,
Vassilis Charmandaris was appointed as the Secretary of the Society
and Apostolos Mastichiadis became the new Treasurer. Profs. Kokkotas
and Charmandaris also continued in their corresponding positions as
the editors of Hipparchos and the monthly electronic newsletter of
|3. ADDRESSES OF NEW MEMBERS OF HEL.A.S.
The contact details of the new members of Hel.A.S. have been
included in the online directory of the Society. All members are
requested to check their records to ensure that the information is up to date. If you find a mistake
or wish to make corrections please contact the Secretary of the
Society at firstname.lastname@example.org
|4. JOB OPENINGS
A new tenure-track position at the level of "Assistant Professor"
or "Lecturer" in the field of "Astrophysics with emphasis on Plasma
Astrophysics of the Sun and the Interplanetary Medium" has been
opened at the Department of Physics of the University of Ioannina.
The deadline for submission of applications is December 9, 2006.
Interested applicants may contact the Secretariat of the Physics
Department: telephone 26510-97192 (Mrs Ourania Gortzi).
The Section of Astrophysics, Astronomy, and Mechanics at the
Dept. of Physics of the University of Athens is participating in the
new Astronomy Research and Training Network (RTN) named "ELSA". The
team leader is Prof. Mairy Kontizas and the goal of the project is
the preparation of the European Astronomical community for the GAIA
space mission of ESA. A number of postdoctoral and PhD positions
funded by the European Union will become available as part of this
RTN, among which one PhD position will be available in Athens. For
more information please contact Prof. Kontiza at
|5. FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIPS
The Fulbright Foundation in Greece is offering the possibility of
fellowships in the United States for the 2006-2007 academic
year. The fellowships have a duration of 3 months and are addressed
to greek university professors and researchers with at least 5 years
of research experience after their PhD. The application deadline is
12 December 2006. For more information you may visit: http://www.fulbright.gr
|6. PHD POSITIONS AT IMPRS
the International Max-Planck Research School on Astrophysics
(IMPRS) is soliciting applications for its PhD program. Located in
the beautiful Munich-Garching area in southern Bavaria (Germany),
the school offers a unique environment for graduate students due to
the presence of four internationally renowned institutes which form
* The Max-Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics (MPE)
* The Observatory of the University of Munich (LMU/USM)
* The Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA)
* The European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Applications for the program are open to students from all
countries. More details on the IMPRS program and the admission
requirements can be found at the IMPRS website
The closing date for applications for the program starting in
September 2007 is December 1, 2006. Applications forms are
available online at
|7. ASTRONET SYMPOSIUM
The ASTRONET effort has been initiated by a group of European
funding Agencies in order to establish a comprehensive long-term
planning for the development of European astronomy. It has been
selected and is financially supported by the European Commission
under its FP6 program. The overall objective is to consolidate and
reinforce the highly competitive position that European astronomy
has attained at the beginning of this 21st Century. Integral to
ASTRONET needs is to establish a common Science Vision for the next
20 years, followed by a detailed Infrastructure Roadmap to attain
the scientific goals.
A Symposium on "future scientific challenges in Astronomy" will
take place on January 23-25, 2007, Poitiers, France and it is aimed
at getting precious feedback from the astronomical Community at
large to refine and consolidate the scientific goals of European
Astronomy for the next two decades. The Symposium programme features
parallel sessions between the enlarged four ASTRONET science panels:
each participant is urged to enlist on one Panel (with if possible a
2nd choice that could be exercised in case of a too uneven
distribution) when registering for the event. Following the
Symposium, the ASTRONET Science Panels will complete their task,
delivering the 'Science Vision' to the European Commission by April
2007. This in turn will be a major input for the Infrastructure
Roadmap Panels that are starting their work end of 2006.
The application deadline for the Symposium is December 5,
2007. For more information visit:
|5. UPCOMING ASTRONOMY MEETINGS IN GREECE
The following meetings will take place in Greece. Please check the corresponding web page or contact the organizers by e-mail for more information.
|9. ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER
This Newsletter was sent to all members of Hel.A.S. who have e-mail access.
The next edition of the Newsletter will be mailed around December 1st 2006. Please send your
announcements (e.g. appointments/departures,job openings, research opportunities, awards,
conferences in Greece) or comments before Novmber 25, 2006. If you do not wish to receive future
issues of this Newsletter or the e-mail address to which it was sent is not your preferred one,
please inform the Secretary of Hel.A.S.