Issue 20-01, January 5, 2020
- NSRC-2020 SUBORBITAL RESEARCHERS MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT AND ABSTRACT DEADLINE
- THE DPS ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE – MEMBERSHIP NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS
- SMALL BODIES ASSESSMENT GROUP (SBAG) MEETING AGENDA
- OUTER PLANETS ASSESSMENT GROUP (OPAG): IMPORTANT UPDATES
- JOBS, POSITIONS, OPPORTUNITIES
NSRC-2020 SUBORBITAL RESEARCHERS MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT AND ABSTRACT DEADLINE
The 2020 Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC-2020) will
be held in Colorado, March 2-4. This conference has become the leading professional
forum for researchers and educators interested in using suborbital rockets and balloons,
and features heavy participation by NASA, flight provider companies like Blue Origin,
World View, and Virgin Galactic. Approximately 300 participants are expected.
The conference web site and registration information can be found at http://nsrc.swri.org
NSRC-2020 will take place at the Omni Interlocken Hotel and Resort in Broomfield,
Colorado, with an opening reception Sunday night, March 1 and sessions March 2-4.
Abstracts are due January 10th at
THE DPS ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE – MEMBERSHIP NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS!
The DPS is proud to announce the establishment of the DPS Environmental
Affairs Subcommittee, to be chaired by Anne Virkki (Arecibo). The purpose
of the Subcommittee will be to provide inputs to the DPS Committee and
membership on environmentally sustainable actions throughout the year and
at the annual DPS meeting. We are looking to fill ~10 membership positions
on the Subcommittee. If interested in joining, please send an email to
[email protected] indicating your name, field of planetary science,
career stage, and 1-2 paragraphs if you have thoughts on bringing environmentally
sustainable ideas to the DPS and DPS meetings. Please send submissions no
later than 31 January 2020.
SMALL BODIES ASSESSMENT GROUP (SBAG) MEETING 22 AGENDA
Dear SBAG Community:
The agenda for the next SBAG meeting at the Pasadena Hilton January 14-16, 2020
is posted at: https://www.lpi.usra.edu/sbag/
Note that there will be a kick-off workshop for Decadal white papers on Wednesday afternoon.
OUTER PLANETS ASSESSMENT GROUP (OPAG): IMPORTANT UPDATES
The Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG) meeting will be held February 3–4,
2020 at the Lunar and Planetary Institute located at 3600 Bay Area Blvd., Houston,
OPAG will host a poster session on February 3 for technology and mission concepts/
studies. Posters should focus on ICEE-2 and similar Icy World in-situ instruments and
sampling systems. Posters that focus on science investigations will also be accommodated
if space is available.
If you wish to present a poster at OPAG, please send the title and first author to Dr.
Morgan Cable [email protected] by February 1. Please include OPAG
Poster Presentation in the subject line. Presentation requests will be accepted on a first-
come, first-served basis. Please expect to receive a notification from Dr. Cable via e-mail
when your intent to present has been accepted.
After the meeting, presenters will be invited to electronically submit an abstract and
the poster file to be archived on the OPAG website.
Please note the previous announcement prematurely included the abstract submission
link. Abstract submission will be open only to those who are accepted to present at the
meeting. Those interested in presenting at the OPAG meeting should contact Dr. Cable
as stated above.
Registration fees are not being collected for this meeting, but registration is required.
Register now using the electronic registration form.
Visit the meeting website for details including accommodation options.
JOBS, POSITIONS, OPPORTUNITIES
A) POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITION IN MODELING EXOPLANETS PLASMA ENVIRONMENT AND STAR-PLANET INTERACTION
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the University of Massachusetts
Lowell?s Center for Space Science and Technology, to work on modeling radio emissions
from exoplanets and star-planet interaction, with Dr. Ofer Cohen. The successful applicant
will develop MHD codes to simulate modulation of stellar radio emission by transiting
exoplanets, star-planet interaction, and will perform coupled simulations of the plasma
environment around short-orbit exoplanets. The applicant will also develop code coupling
between stellar coronae and planetary magnetospheres models.
Minimum Qualifications for the position include:
1. Ph.D. in Space Physics, Astrophysics, computational physics or related field.
2. Computational, coding, and model development experience, plasma physics modeling
experience, strong background in space plasma physics or astrophysical plasmas.
Other preferred qualifications:
1. Experience with parallel coding (MPI), Fortran 90 (preferred, but not a requirement).
2. Good communication and writing skills.
The postdoc will be expected to demonstrate ability to submit research proposals on
her/his own, to be independent in the science work, and to work with undergraduate/graduate
students in the center. Opportunities to gain teaching experience may also be available.
To apply, go to the UMass Lowell position announcement at:
or go to the UMass Lowell job listing and search for position number 503644:
Please include a CV, cover letter and research summary with your application.
Names and contact information of three references will be required during the
Send submissions to:
Anne Verbiscer, DPS Secretary ([email protected])
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