Date sent: 4 June 2018, 19:00

From: Anna Watts (

Subject: IAU Div D (High energy phenomena and fundamental physics) Bulletin No. 24 - 1 June 2018

***IAU Division D Bulletin N. 24: June 1, 2018***


*No Bulletin August 1
*Einstein Telescope Letter of Intent
*AHEAD Announcement of Opportunity Cycle 6
*Upcoming conferences, meetings, workshops and schools (new announcements)
*In memoriam

*No Bulletin August 1

There will be no Division Bulletin in August.  Announcements with a deadline before September should be submitted by June 30, to be sent out in the July Bulletin.

*Einstein Telescope Letter of Intent

Division D members who are interested in supporting the Einstein Gravitational Wave Project are invited to sign the Letter of Intent.

*AHEAD Announcement of Opportunity Cycle 6

The AHEAD (Integrated Activities for High Energy Astrophysics*) project solicits proposals for its program of transnational visits. Three calls are included in this AO. The types of visit on offer are:

-Experimental facilities: free access to some of the best European ground test and calibration facilities relevant for high-energy astrophysics
-Data analysis: free access to training in the use of X-ray and gamma-ray data via tutorials and mentoring at host institutes
-Research visits: funding to support research visits for scientists and engineers to foster new or strengthen existing collaborations

Visitor grants include full reimbursement of travel and subsistence expenses.

AO-6 Calls Opening:         15  May 2018
Submission Deadline:        30 June 2018

For further information and links to the AO-6 calls:

Due to EC grant regulations, transnational access to data analysis (call 3) is open exclusively to visitors with affiliation to an EU or associated country**.

* AHEAD is a Research Infrastructure Program funded by the Horizon 2020 program of the European Union. Its main goal is to integrate and open research infrastructures for high energy Astrophysics.  For general information on AHEAD:


*Upcoming Conferences, Meetings, Workshops and Schools

The gamma-cas phenomenon in Be stars
3-5 September, 2018
Strasbourg, France

NuGid / JINA-CEE / ChETEC School: Software Tools for Simulations in Nuclear Astrophysics
September 17-19, 2018
Hull, UK

Monitoring the Non-Thermal Universe
September 18-21, 2018
Cochem, Germany.

ISAPP European doctorate school “LHC meets Cosmic Rays”
October 28 - November 2, 2018
CERN, Switzerland

*In memoriam

We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Dr David Pines.

If you wish to share with IAU Div D any information about matters that may be relevant to the activities of Div D Members, please send an e-mail to This will appear in the next Bulletin, which will be sent out on July 1, 2018.  Thank you in advance for your inputs, and best regards.

Dr Anna Watts, Secretary of IAU Div D Steering Committee
Associate Professor, University of Amsterdam


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