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

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***IAU Division D Newsletter, May  2023***




* Announcement of Opportunity for observations with Insight-HXMT

* Call for applications for the IAU Hands-On Workshops (I-HOW) 

* Call for Survey Participants: The Future of Observational Astronomers

* Upcoming Conferences, Meetings, Workshops

* In memoriam




* Announcement of Opportunity for observations with Insight-HXMT


The Insight-HXMT Cycle 6 guest observation program is open completely to the whole international scientific community. Insight-HXMT is China's first X-ray astronomy satellite. It was launched on 15th June 2017 and is currently in service smoothly. 


The key milestones for this announcements:


Proposals Submissions Open time: Apr. 21, 2023

Proposals Due: Jun. 15, 2023

Announcement of accepted proposals: Aug. 30, 2023

Start time of the AO-04 Observations: Sept. 1, 2023

End time of the AO-04 Observations: Aug. 31, 2024

Useful links:

AO-06 White Book of Insight-HXMT: http://hxmten.ihep.ac.cn/notice/799.jhtml

Submit via the website (registration reuired): http://proposal.ihep.ac.cn/proposal.jspx

Guide for proposal submission: http://enghxmt.ihep.ac.cn/doc/170.jhtml

Proposal forms download: http://enghxmt.ihep.ac.cn/doc/282.jhtml


Yours sincerely,


Prof. Shuang-Nan Zhang, PI of Insight-HXMT

Insight-HXMT Science Center, Institute of High Energy Physics, the Chinese Academy of Sciences


For questions, please email to Zheng Shijie:zhengsj@ihep.ac.cn


* Call for applications for the IAU Hands-On Workshops (I-HOW) 

The IAU calls for applications for workshops under the IAU Hands-On Workshops (I-HOW) initiative. This is an initiative to train young scientists in developing countries in accessing, analysing and using those data for their research projects. 


Proposals to organise one of these workshops should be submitted using the application form provided on the website by email to one of the members of the I-HOW Steering Committee (see list of members on that same webpage).


*** The deadline for applications is May 30, 2023 ***


More information on the characteristics of the initiative, the procedure and selection criteria for workshops, and a link to the application form are available at:  https://www.iau.org/training/iau-hands-on-workshops/ 



Mariano Mendez

I-HOW Director

Email: mariano@astro.rug.nl




* Call for Survey Participants: The Future of Observational Astronomers


If you are a researcher or postgraduate student working in the broad field of Observational Astronomy, please complete an anonymous online survey (< 10 min) to help improve understanding of current practices and future changes relating to: (1) the level of in-person involvement in data collection; and (2) the use of automation to assist with research activities.


Further details and the survey questions are at: https://tinyurl.com/futureastronomersurvey


 The survey will close on Monday 8 May 2023.




* Upcoming Conferences, Meetings, Workshops

Arcus Community Science Meeting

May 4-5, 2023

On-line only



6th GW open data workshop

May 15-17, 2023




10th Micro-quasar Workshop

May 22-26,  2023

Crete, Greece



Bologna-VLBI: Life begins at 40!

May 22-26,  2023

Bologna, Italy



AHEAD2020 High Resolution X-ray Spectroscopy School
May 22-25,  2023
Alicante, Spain

Advanced School on Multi-messenger Astrophysics

May 29 - June 7, 2023

Sao Paulo, Brasil



The Transient Universe 2023

May 30-June 9, 2023

Cargese, France



1st Trieste Meeting on the physics of GW

June 5-9, 2023

SISSA, Trieste, Italy



AGN winds on the Chesapeake

June 11-16, 2023

Tidewater Inn, Easton MD, USA



Towards LISA Catalog

June 12-14, 2023

Campus Valrose, Nice, France



X-ray Universe 2023

June 12-16, 2023

Athens, Greece



Timing and Imaging of compact sources with SKA pathfinders and precursors

June 12-16, 2023

Kerastari, Greece



The first Vasto accretion meeting

June 19-23, 2023

Vasto, Italy



2023 Summer School for Astro-statistics

June 19-23, 2023

Heraklion, Greece



Astrophysical black Holes: a rapidly moving field

June 23-26, 2023

Hong Kong, China



The restless nature of AGN: 10 years later

June 26-30, 2023

Naples, Italy



International Conference on Gravitation, Astrophysics and Cosmology (ICGAC15)

July 3-7, 2023

Gyeongju, South Korea



Second MaNiTou Summer School on Gravitational Waves: A new window to the Universe
July 3-8, 2023
Nice, France https://indico.in2p3.fr/event/29050/

Gravitational Wave Populations: what’s next?
July 10-14, 2023
Milan, Italy https://sites.google.com/unimib.it/gwpopnext


COST CA18108: Quantum gravity phenomenology in the multi-messenger approach July 11-14, 2023

Rijeka, Croatia https://indico.capa.unizar.es/event/31/


Massive Binaries 2023

July 17-21, 2023

Leuven, Belgium



European Astronomical Society 2023 Annual Meeting

Special Session: Circumbinary disks across all binary systems

July 12, 2023

Krakov, Poland



European Astronomical Society 2023 Annual Meeting

Special Session: Black-Hole accretion disks 50 years on

July 14, 2023

Krakov, Poland



European Astronomical Society 2023 Annual Meeting

Symposium: Baryonic feedback, magnetic fields and cosmic rays in galaxy evolution

July 13-14, 2023

Krakov, Poland



International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2023)

July 26-August 3, 2023

Nagoya, Japan


High-Resolution X-ray Spectroscopy: a Chandra workshop

August 1-3, 2023

Cambridge, USA



Astrophysics & Particle Physics Conference announcement: "Windows on the Universe"

August 6-12, 2023

ICISE, Quy Nhon, Central Vietnam 



Asia-Pacific Regional IAU Meeting (APRIM 2023)

August 7-11, 2023, 

Koriyama, Japan (hybrid)



IAU Symposium 384: Planetary Nebulae: a Universal Toolbox in the Era of Precision Astrophysics
September 4-8, 2023
Cracow, Poland

5th International Workshop on AM CVn binaries

September 5-8, 2023

Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK



AGN on the beach - The many facets of fuelling and feedback in jetted AGN

September 10-15, 2023 

Tropea, Italy


XX International workshop on Neutrino Telescopes

October 23-27, 2023

Venezia, Italy



HEPRO VIII: High Energy Phenomena in Relativistic Outflows VIlI

October 23-26, 2023

Paris, France



*In memoriam


We are sorry to learn of the passing of:


- Prof. Pierre Pizzochero, University of Milan



- Prof. Gülnur Gün, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University



- Prof. Klaus Meisenheimer, Heidelberg University





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 June 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)