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CONTENT

1. MERAC Prizes for young European astronomers — new deadline for applications

2. ESLAB 2013: The Universe as seen by Planck

3. 43rd "Saas-Fee Advanced Course" of the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and
   Astronomy (SSAA)

4. Upcoming Summer/Winter Schools


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1. MERAC Prizes for young European astronomers — new deadline for applications

The EAS Council invites EAS members to nominate suitable candidates for the
MERAC Prizes of 2013. This being an uneven year, the three prizes will be
for the Best Early Career Researchers (i.e. up to 10 years after PhD).

The deadline for nomination has been extended to
	Friday, October 12, 2012 at 16:00 CEST.

Please refer to the following link for further information and nomination:
	http://eas.unige.ch/merac_prizes.jsp

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2. ESLAB 2013: The Universe as seen by Planck 

                            2-5 April 2013 

               ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands 

1st Announcement:
A conference dedicated to present and discuss the initial science results from
Planck, ESA's mission to map the anisotropies of the Cosmic Microwave Background
( http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Planck/ ).

More details on the conference can be found at the website:
	http://congrexprojects.com/13a11

Pre-registration will be open from 15 October 2012.

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3. 43rd "Saas-Fee Advanced Course" of the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and
   Astronomy (SSAA)

                STAR FORMATION IN GALAXY EVOLUTION: 
              CONNECTING NUMERICAL MODELS TO REALITY
		 
		 11-16 March 2013, Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
    
The goal of this Saas-Fee course is to give an overview of the major
computational techniques used to  solve   the  equations  governing 
self-gravitating  fluids, including  radiation and magnetic  fields, to
make an inventory of  the physical processes  involved at  different scales,
and  to see  how they  can be  properly incorporated in the simulations.

HANDS-ON SESSIONS

Hands-on exercises will be proposed in order to train the students with
numerical techniques used in astrophysics. The exercises will cover a variety
of topics, linked to the formation of galaxies, like orbits computation,
preparation of initial conditions, comparing gravity solvers, performing
hydrodynamical tests, analysis and visualization of simulations, etc.

REGISTRATION

The number of participants is limited to about one hundred. 

For more details, please see: http://lastro.epfl.ch/conferences/sf2013/

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4. Upcoming Summer/Winter Schools

Please note the following upcoming Summer/Winter Astronomy schools.
For a complete list, see: http://eas.unige.ch/schools.jsp

- 8th IRAM Millimeter Interferometry School
  IRAM Grenoble, France, 15 - 19 October 2012
  http://www.iram-institute.org/EN/content-page-248-7-67-248-0-0.html

- XXIV Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics
  Astrophysical Applications of Gravitational Lensing
  Puerto de La Cruz, Tenerife, Spain, 4 - 16 November 2012
  http://www.iac.es/winterschool/2012/

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