IAU Division D (High energy phenomena and fundamental physics) Newsletter - January 2023

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***IAU Division D Newsletter, January  2023***



* JWST Cycle 2 GO Proposal: deadline January 27, 2023

* Upcoming Conferences, Meetings, Workshops

* In memoriam




* JWST Cycle 2 GO Proposal: deadline January 27, 2023

We invite scientists to participate in Cycle 2 of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The telescope and its instruments were built under the auspices of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). Management of JWST's scientific program is carried out by the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI). We anticipate allocating up to 5,000 hours in this cycle, including 2,900 hours for Small programs (≤ 25 hours), 1,250 for Medium programs (> 25 and ≤ 75 hours), and 850 for Large programs (> 75 hours).

Proposing calendar and deadlines

Cycle 2 dates: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024

Cycle 2 proposal deadline: January 27, 2023 by 8:00pm US Eastern Standard Time

Cycle 2 Peer Review meeting: April 17 - 27, 2023

Cycle 2 Budget submission deadline: June 29, 2023 by 5:00pm US Eastern Daylight Time

Notification of the outcome of the selection process will be sent to all proposers by Mid-May 2023.


More info can be found here:




* Upcoming Conferences, Meetings, Workshops


JWST Cycle 2 proposal planning workshop

January 6-5, 2023

University of Hertfordshire, UK



Magnetism and Accretion

January 16-19, 2023

Cape town, South Africa



Timescales in Astrophysics Conference

January 16-10, 2023

Abu Dhabi, UAE



Testing Gravity 2023

January 18-21, 2023

Vancouver, Canada



SNEX: Supernovae Explosions - theory and observations

January 31 - February 4, 2023

Technion Institute, Israel



X-ray Vision of the Energetic Universe (X-VISION 2023), a joint IAU I-HOW and COSPAR Capacity Building Workshop

February 6-17, 2023

Potchefstroom, South Africa



Variable Galactic Gamma-Ray Sources (VI)

April 12-14, 2023

Innsbruck, Austria



Galactic Center Workshop 2023

April 24-28, 2023

Granada, Spain



Black hole winds at all scales

May 12-16,  2023

Haifa, Israel



10th Micro-quasar Workshop

May 22-26,  2023

Crete, Greece



Bologna-VLBI: Life begins at 40!

May 22-26,  2023

Bologna, Italy



X-ray Universe 2023

June 12-16, 2023

Athens, Greece



The first Vasto accretion meeting

June 19-23, 2023

Vasto, Italy



The restless nature of AGN: 10 years later

June 26-30, 2023

Naples, Italy




* In memoriam


We are sorry to learn of the passing of:


- Prof. Attilio Ferrari from INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino



- Prof. Tom Marsch from the University of Warwick





If you wish to share with IAU Division D any information about matters that may be relevant to the activities of Div D Members, please send an e-mail to rea@ice.csic.es . This will appear in the next Newsletter, which will be sent out around February 1, 2023. Thank you in advance for your inputs, and best regards.


Dr. Nanda Rea, acting Scientific Secretary of IAU Division D Steering Committee

Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC, IEEC; Barcelona, Spain)