Hel.A.S. Newsletter 251 - January 2019

JANUARY 2019 - TOPICS
 
  1. Short News
  2. Hipparchos: Call for articles
  3. Best PhD Prize 2019
  4. IAU 100: Talks at the Academy of Athens
  5. Student and Postdoctoral Research Opportunities Abroad
  6. Upcoming Astronomy Meetings in Greece
  7. About this Newsletter
1. Short News

The Society would like to extend its best wishes for a Joyous, Healthy and Productive New Year. The Society, following the mandate by its Members and General Assembly, will continue to respond to present and future challenges and implement its vision for the benefit and global visibility of the national astronomy and astrophysics community.

 
2. Hipparchos: Call for articles

The Editorial Board of Hipparchos wishes to invite Hel.A.S. members to submit articles or announcements that could be included in forthcoming issues. Those interested should contact the Editor of Hipparchos, Dr. Panos Patsis, directly (patsis at academyofathens.gr)

 
 
3. Best PhD Prize 2019
In October 2011, the Governing Council of Hel.A.S. established the “Best PhD thesis Prize” of the Hellenic Astronomical Society. The Prize is aimed at young scientists working in the fields of Astronomy and Astrophysics. The GC believes that the Prize promotes and increases the visibility of the research done by the Junior members of our Society and is thus happy to announce the 2018 competition. The prize for 2018 is restricted to Junior members of Hel.A.S, who have successfully defended their thesis in a University either in Greece or abroad between August 1, 2016 and April 30, 2018 (expected date). The Thesis should be written on a topic in Astronomy or Astrophysics. The Prize is accompanied by a financial award for the participation of the laureate in an international conference to present the results of their thesis. The laureate is also expected to give an oral presentation of their thesis at the 14th Conference of Hel.A.S. (Volos, 8/7-11/7 2019). The deadline for applications is January 31, 2019. More information can be found here.
 
4. IAU 100: Talks at the Academy of Athens
The Research Center for Astronomy of the Academy of Athens, participates in the celebration of IAU 100, with a series of 9 outreach talks, during 2019. The talks will take place at the main building of the Academy of Athens (Panepistimiou 28). The first event, with Prof. Kanaris Tsinganos, a former president of our society and coordinator of IAU 100 in Greece , as main speaker, will take place on January 11, at 18:00. The talk is entitled '100 years of astronomical discoveries'. The Academician George Contopoulos, who was General Secretary of IAU in the period 1973-1976, will give a short introduction about the IAU role in Astronomy during the last 100 years.
 
5. Student and Postdoctoral Research Opportunities Abroad
The list below may be refreshed or updated with further established lists:
  • The Institute of Theoretical Physics IFT CSIC/UAM welcomes applications to a postdoctoral position in astroparticle phenomenology (1+1 years). The position starts in fall 2019, the candidate should have the PhD before June 30, 2019. For more info look here
  • The first ever ESO Summer Research Programme provides the unique opportunity to students, not yet enrolled into a PhD programme, to carry out a 6-week long research project at the ESO Headquarters in Garching (Germany). For more info look here
  • Any Member of the Society who wishes to contribute another credible link with opportunities, or individual opportunities that will, however, be shown in a single-liner format as above, is encouraged to contact the Secretary of the Society.
6. Upcoming Astronomy Meetings in Greece
 
7. 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 February 1, 2019.  Please send your announcements (e.g., appointments / departures, job openings, research opportunities, awards, conferences in Greece) or comments before January 25, 2019. 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. at secretary@helas.gr.

 


 
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