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***                     EAS e-News 2013-02 (19-Mar-2013)                     ***
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1. EAS 2013 Prizes: Tycho Brahe Prize, Lodewijk Woltjer Lecture & MERAC Prizes 

2. Reminder on EWASS 2013, to be held in Turku, Finland, 8-13 July 2013

3. EWASS grants available for young EAS members - deadline April 8th

4. Call for nominations for the 2013 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Astrophysics

5. The Universe Explored by Herschel, 15-18 October 2013
   ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

6. Upcoming Summer/Winter Schools

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1. EAS 2013 Prizes 

The European Astronomical Society is pleased to announce the awardees of its
2013 Prizes.

Tycho Brahe Prize

  The 2013 Tycho Brahe Prize is awarded to Massimo Tarenghi in recognition
  of his central role in the development of the European Southern Observatory
  facilities that have resulted in Europe?s world-leading role in ground-based
  astronomy.
  	>> http://eas.unige.ch/tycho_brahe_prize.jsp

Lodewijk Woltjer Lecture

  The 2013 Lodewijk Woltjer Lecture is awarded to Suzy Collin-Zahn for her
  fundamental contributions to the understanding of Active Galactic Nuclei.
  	>> http://eas.unige.ch/woltjer_lectures.jsp

MERAC Prizes

  The 2013 MERAC Prizes for the Best Early Career Researcher are awarded in

  Theoretical Astrophysics
    to Gabriella De Lucia for her work on the theoretical modeling of galaxy
    formation and evolution.

  Observation Astrophysics
    to Elisabetta Caffau for the discovery of a very primitive low-mass star
    in our Galaxy.

  New Technologies
    to Justin Read for his high-impact research in computational astrophysics
    and cosmology.
    
  	>> http://eas.unige.ch/merac_prizes.jsp

The awardees are invited to give a plenary lecture at the European Week of
Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS) to be held in Turku, Finland on 8-13 July
2013.

Press Release: http://eas.unige.ch/documents/eas_prizes_2013.pdf
	
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2. Reminder on EWASS 2013, to be held in Turku, Finland, 8-13 July 2013

EWASS 2013, the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science, will take place
in Turku, from the 8 to the 13th of July, 2013. It will host 7 plenary talks,
12 Symposia, and 16 Special Sessions on various aspects of modern astronomy.
The conference web page is available at:

	http://www.astro.utu.fi/EWASS2013/

Note that the early registration deadline is 8th of April.

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3. EWASS grants available for young EAS members - deadline April 8th

A limited number of EAS travel grants are available for the EWASS 13 meeting
(EWASS 2013, to be held in Turku, Finland, 8-13 July 2013).
Note that EAS travel grants are restricted to the applicants who are members of
the European Astronomical Society by the end (Dec. 31) of the year preceding
the EWASS. The grant covers the registration fees or more but usually does not
exceed a total amount of € 500.-.

For more details and application, please see:
	http://eas.unige.ch/ewass.jsp?tab=grant

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4. Call for nominations for the 2013 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Astrophysics

Call for nominations for the 2013 IUPAP Young Scientist Medal and award of
€ 1,000.- in the field of Astrophysics.

Details can be found at:
	http://www.iupap.org/commissions/c19/page_59650.html

The winner will be invited to give a presentation of scientific achievements at
the 27th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics (December 8-13, 2013 in
Dallas, USA).

Nominations should be sent on or before the 1st June 2013 to the C19 Secretary
and Chair of the Award committee (Grazina Tautvaisiene) by e-mail to:
	grazina.tautvaisiene @ tfai.vu.lt

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5. The Universe Explored by Herschel, 15-18 October 2013
   ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

The Herschel `First Results Symposium' was held in May 2010 in the ESTEC 
Conference Centre. More than 400 astronomers shared in the excitement during
the four memorable days of the first major scientific symposium featuring
Herschel results. There have been numerous expressions of interest regarding
future meetings. The organisers are now pleased to be in a position to extend
an invitation to the community for a follow-up meeting.

The overall objective of `The Universe Explored by Herschel' meeting will be
to present, discuss, and take stock of the scientific breakthroughs to date
based on Herschel observations, and their impact. The symposium will feature
invited and contributed talks, and posters, in five sessions:

* Galaxy formation & evolution
* Large scale galactic structure & nearby galaxies
* Water, astrochemistry & ISM physics
* Star & planetary system formation & evolution
* The Solar System & its evolution

The Second Announcement and Call for Papers was issued on 25 January 2013,
the deadline for abstract submission is 31 May 2013. All information about
the meeting is available on the conference website below.

Website: http://congrexprojects.com/13a12/
Contact: esa.conference.bureau @ esa.int

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6. Upcoming Summer/Winter Schools

Please note the following upcoming Summer/Winter Astronomy schools:

- Molecules in Space: Astrochemistry and Astrobiology
  Onsala Space Observatory, Sweden, 25 June - 2 July 2013
  Application deadline: April 2, 2013
  http://www.nordicastrobiology.net/Onsala2013/

- The 2013 VLTI school: High angular resolution for stellar astrophysics 
  Barcelonnette (France), 9 - 21 September 2013
  http://vltischool.sciencesconf.org/

A complete list is at: http://eas.unige.ch/schools.jsp

EAS members are invited to add schools to the list at:
	http://eas.unige.ch/schools.jsp?tab=new

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