Hel.A.S. Newsletter 284 - October 2021

  1. Short News
  2. The 2021 Nick Kylafis Lecture
  3. The new seminar series ”Hel.A.S. NextGen Series” is looking for speakers!
  4. Post-doctoral application at the IAASARS
  5. ESA Archival Reseach Visitor Programme
  6. Monthly Colloquium of Hel.A.S.
  7. Upcoming Astronomy Meetings in Greece
  8. About this Newsletter
1. Short News

We would like to congratulate George Chintzoglou who was hired as a permanent personnel (Senior Research Scientist) at Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Lab, Palo Alto, California, USA. The Society extends its best wishes for further success in his professional pursuits.

We would like to congratulate Ioannis Kontogiannis who was elected as member of the European Solar Physics Directory board. The ESPD is a division of the European Physical Society that represents and provides a forum for scientists interested in the physics of the Sun. The Society extends its best wishes for further success in his professional pursuits.

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) journals will switch to fully open access (OA) as of 1 January 2022. The transition will affect the Astronomical Journal (AJ), the Astrophysical Journal (ApJ), Astrophysical Journal Letters (ApJL), and the Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series (ApJS); the Planetary Science Journal. For more info consult the: https://aas.org/press/aas-journals-open-access.

2. The 2021 Nick Kylafis Lecture

The Institute of Astrophysics - FORTH is happy to announce that the 2021 Nick Kylafis Lecturer, Prof. Ewine van Dishoeck, will present her lecture entitled "Building stars, planets and the ingredients for life in space", on October 22, 2021 @14:00 (UTC +3:00). The lecture will be streamed via ZOOM and details will be available in the seminar page.

The “Nick Kylafis Lectureship” was established in 2019 in order to honor Nick Kylafis, Professor Emeritus at the Dept. of Physics of the Univ. of Crete and past President of Hel.A.S., on the occasion of his 70th birthday, for his 35 years of scientific contributions and leadership towards the founding and continuous improvement of the astrophysics group at the University of Crete and FORTH. This lifelong commitment has been instrumental in the international recognition of the research activities of the Crete astrophysics group, which led to the creation of the Institute of Astrophysics at FORTH in 2018. Under the auspices of the Lectureship, one distinguished theoretical astrophysicist is invited annually at FORTH for a brief visit.

3. The new seminar series ”Hel.A.S. NextGen Series” is looking for speakers!

This fall, a new seminar series is starting, supported by young Hel.A.S. members. The seminars are aimed to encourage junior members of the Society and postdoctoral researchers to present their work and to obtain valuable experience talking in front of an audience.
More info: https://sites.google.com/view/early-career-helas-colloquia/home.
Contact: nextgen.helas@gmail.com or via the website.
Starting Date: 18 October 2021
Zoom link: TBD
Join our Slack channel here.
Submit your talk here.
For the first seminar, abstract submission is open until 10 October 2021, and the list of presenters will be announced on 11 October 2021.

4. Post-doctoral application at the IAASARS

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position at the Institute of Astronomy Astrophysics Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA). The successful applicant will closely collaborate with the X-ray group of the IAASARS (Dr. Akylas, Dr. Georgantopoulos, Dr. Georgakakis) to develop novel tools, largely based on Artificial Intelligence algorithms, that will generate value-added products (e.g. photometric redshifts, upper limits, classifications) for the 4XMM serendipitous source catalogue. The scientific exploitation of these products will also be part of the contract. For more information and application details see https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/678649.

5. ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme

the European Space Agency (ESA) welcomes applications from scientists interested in pursuing research projects based on data publicly available in the ESA Space Science Archive https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/esdc.
The ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme is open to scientists, at all career levels, affiliated with institutes in ESA Member States and Collaborating States. Early-career scientists (within 10 years of the PhD) are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications by PhD students are also welcome.
Applications received before 1 November 2021 will be considered for visits in spring/summer 2022. For further details please consult https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/esdc/visitor-programme.

6. Monthly Colloquium of Hel.A.S.

We are happy to announce that the October 2021 colloquium speaker is Dr. Vasilis Archontis. As usual, videos of all past colloquia are available in the Youtube channel of the Society. Details of the upcoming colloquium follow:

10th Monthly Colloquium of HelAS - 12 October 2021
"Structure and Dynamics of Solar Magnetic Fields"
Dr. Vasilis Archontis (University of St, Andrews)

Tuesday, 12 October 2021 at 18:00 Athens time (UTC + 3:00)

Click for ZOOM link
(Meeting ID: 994 4024 3666 and Passcode: 504670)

Abstract: The Sun is the closest star to Earth. Magnetic fields that emerge from the solar interior to the solar surface, form Active Regions (ARs) and drive the intense solar activity. Most of the explosive events in the Sun originate from ARs. An example is Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs), with scales up to 100Mm (1Mm=1000km), that can expel up to 10^16g mass into the interplanetary space. Recent observations have shown that solar eruptions occur also on much smaller scales (a few Mm) and they can drive jets. We present results from numerical experiments with the aim to understand the multi-scale nature of solar activity and the possible connection between the emergence of solar magnetic fields and the onset of eruptions and jets.

7. Upcoming Astronomy Meetings in Greece
  • 12th Gaia Science Alerts workshop
    8-12 November 2021, Heraklion, Island of Crete
  • COSPAR 2022 44th Scientific Assembly
    16-24 July 2022, Athens.
8. 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 November 1, 2021.  Please send your announcements (e.g., appointments / departures, job openings, research opportunities, awards, conferences in Greece) or comments before October 25, 2021. 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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