Date sent: 2 January 2019, 17:11

From: Anna Watts (

Subject: IAU Div D (High energy phenomena and fundamental physics) Bulletin - January 2019

***IAU Division D Bulletin January, 2019***


*ASTRON/JIVE 2019 Summer Research Programme

*Upcoming Conferences, Meetings, Workshops and Schools

*In memoriam


*  ASTRON/JIVE 2019 Summer Research Programme 

The Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) and the Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) announce the availability of a limited number of grants for their 2019 Summer Research Programme. The Programme enables astronomy students (graduate or advanced undergraduate) to spend the summer (10-12 weeks) at the institute in Dwingeloo in the Netherlands, conducting astronomical research under the supervision of ASTRON and JIVE staff members.  Possible topics of study include radio galaxies and quasars, aspects of observational cosmology, continuum and line mission/ absorption from normal and starbust galaxies, faint radio sources, pulsar timing, pulsar searching, fast radio bursts, molecular clouds, cosmic magnetism, as well as algorithm development. The actual project the successful candidate will work on will be defined after arrangement with the local supervisor. The programme is not aimed at engineering or electronics students.  More information can be found at:  Applications for the programme should be sent via the registration form at this website. Deadline for applications is 1 February 2019. 


*Upcoming Conferences, Meetings, Workshops and Schools
ICONS: Investigating Crusts of Neutron Stars

April 15-17, 2019

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Cosmic Explosions Summer School

27 May- 5 June 2019

Corsica, France

From winds to jets: The role of outflows in compact binaries

July 1-3, 2019

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Nuclear and astrophysics aspects for the rapid neutron capture process in the era of multimessenger observations

July 1-5, 2019

Trento, Italy

Gamma-ray Bursts in the Gravitational Wave Era 2019

October 28 - November 1, 2019

Yokohama, Japan


*In memoriam

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of both Riccardo Giacconi, the "Father of X-ray Astronomy" and Nancy Grace Roman, the “Mother of Hubble”.


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 February 1, 2019. 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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