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EAS News:

1. Call for nominations for the Tycho Brahe Prize 2016

2. Expressions of interest to organise Symposia and Special Sessions at
   EWASS 2016, Athens, 4-8 July 2016

Contributed News:

3. Conference announcement: "Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics"
   Geneva, Switzerland, 13-18 December 2015

4. School announcement: "Astrophysical Jets", Cargese School 2016
   Cargèse, Corsica, France, 23 May - 1 June 2016

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1. Call for nominations for the Tycho Brahe Prize 2016

The EAS Council now invites EAS members to nominate suitable candidates for
The Tycho Brahe Prize 2016.

The prize is awarded annually in recognition of the development or exploitation
of European instruments, or major discoveries based largely on such instruments.
The prize carries a monetary reward of € 6000.-. Short biographies of previous
years' awardees and full details regarding the prize are to be found on the
EAS website at:
	http://eas.unige.ch/tycho_brahe_prize.jsp

There are no restrictions to the nationality of the candidates nor to the
country of origin or residence.

Nominations are only accepted through a web form accessible for EAS members at:
	http://eas.unige.ch/tycho_brahe_prize.jsp?tab=nomination

The deadline for 2016 nominations is Saturday, 31st October 2015.

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2. Expressions of interest to organise Symposia and Special Sessions at
   EWASS 2016, Athens, 4-8 July 2016

In response to the call for proposals to organise Symposia and Special Sessions
at the EWASS 2016 to take place in Athens, Greece, on 4-8 July 2016, the two
co-Chairs of the Scientific Organising Committee received 52 proposals.
The evaluation and selection of the successful proposals is on-going.

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3. Conference announcement: "Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics"
   Geneva, Switzerland, 13-18 December 2015

The 28th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics will be held in Geneva,
Switzerland, from December 13 to 18, 2015, organized by the Astronomy Department
and the Physics Section of the University of Geneva. The Symposium will include
both invited and contributed talks and posters.

Major astrophysical discoveries have been announced and discussed at Texas
Symposia in the field related to relativistic theory of gravitation and
cosmology, such as black-holes, quasars, neutron stars, X-ray binaries,
gamma-ray bursts, particle acceleration, the cosmic background, dark matter
and dark energy.

The organisers are excited to welcome hundreds of international astrophysicists
and physicists in Geneva, the home town of the LHC, to review remarkable
discoveries and prospects, one century after the publication of General
Relativity by Albert Einstein, and to bridge astrophysics with particle physics.

The Symposium will include morning plenary sessions and afternoon parallel
sessions which will function as mini-symposia in each sub-field.

Additional information and registration at: http://www.isdc.unige.ch/texas2015/

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4. School announcement: "Astrophysical Jets", Cargese School 2016
   Cargèse, Corsica, France, 23 May - 1 June 2016

Jets is a phenomenon observed in several astrophysical sources, either in our
Galaxy or in the deep Universe. These sources include Active Galactic Nuclei
(AGNs), Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs), Microquasars, Young Stellar Objects (YSOs),
etc. The spatial and temporal characteristics of these jets differ from one
object to another, but there are several phenomena that have a common origin
and/or explanation.

Focussing on the high-energy part of the electromagnetic spectrum, several
common mechanisms are invoked in order to explain the non-thermal radiation
associated to the jets, and observed over more than nine decades of energy
(from keV to TeV). From the particle acceleration point of view (e.g. shocks,
diffusive acceleration, stochastic acceleration, current sheets) as well as from
 the point of view of emission processes (e.g. synchrotron emission, Inverse
Compton, Bremsstrahlung, etc.) several objects show striking similarities, but
also notable differences, especially in terms of maximum energy of the
particles, their injection rate, their environment, etc.

The 2016 Cargese School is aimed mainly at PhD students and young post-docs with
the goal of providing them with a global view of astrophysical jets, and to help
them to make the fundamental connections between communities, in order to have a
more comprehensive approach to the proposed scientific theme. The school will
take place at the Institut d'Etudes Scientifiques de Cargese on the coast of
Corsica, France. The number of participants will be limited to 80, and the
students will be hosted mainly at the Institute, in double rooms.

Confirmed Speakers and Preliminary Programme:
  - Radiation processes in high energy astrophysics (G. Ghisellini, INAF/OAB, I)
  - Introduction to the inflow/outflow connection in accreting black holes
    (S. Markoff, UvA, NL)
  - Astrophysical particle acceleration (J. Kirk, MPI, D)
  - Fully Kinetic and Hybrid Simulations of Collisionless Astrophysical Flows
    (L. Sironi, CfA Harward, USA)
  - Computer simulations of astrophysical jets (S. Komissarov, Leeds Univ., UK)
  - Facts and conjectures about magnetically driven jets from accretion discs
    (J. Ferreira, IPAG, F)
  - Relativity in Astrophysical Jets (L. Stella, INAF/OAR, I)
  - Gamma Ray Bursts (G. Ghirlanda, INAF/OAB, I)
  - Young Stellar Objects (T. Ray, University of Dublin, IE)
  - Active Galactic Nuclei (V. Beckmann, APC, F)
  - X-Ray Binaries and Microquasars (E. Gallo, University of Michigan, USA)
  - The Square Kilometer Array (S. Corbel, Université Paris Diderot, F)
  - SVOM (D. Götz, CEA, F)
  - ATHENA (J. Rodriguez, CEA, F)
  - Revealing the sites of particle acceleration with Very-High-Energy gamma rays
    (K. Kosack, CEA, F)

Important dates:
  - December 2015: second circular and registration opening
  - March 2016: registration deadline and participant selection

More information at: http://www.issibern.ch/cargese2016/

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