Following on from the recent Data Science for Physics and Astronomy scoping workshop, sponsored by the Alan Turing Institute, we have set up a community mailing list that will be used for data science related topics. This mailing list is DATASCIENCE-HEPASTRO@JISCMAIL.AC.UK in case you wish to send a mail to the community.… continue to the full article
Balance of Programme Exercise – PPAN evaluations
The first STFC Balance of Programme exercise was published in 2017. This exercise looked at the balance of funding between the PPAN research disciplines – particle physics, nuclear physics, particle astrophysics, and astronomy – and the computing and accelerator programmes that complement those disciplines.… continue to the full article
UK SKA Science Committee Membership Vacancies
The UK SKA Science Committee is looking for new members to serve from the 1st February 2020 for two years following the end of its previous membership cycle. Eight positions are currently available.
The committee meets approximately once every six weeks via teleconference, with additional meetings organised as and when required.… continue to the full article
Public engagement is becoming an increasingly prominent part of the work of researchers.
As part of the coordination of the EU-funded SOLARNET project, we are collecting data on the attitudes of Solar Physics researchers based in the EU towards public engagement (whether this is aimed at schools, industry, politicians, etc.).… continue to the full article
This is a note to advise that the closing date for the 2020 Astronomy Grants Round is 5th February 2020. Submissions are accepted from 2nd December 2019.
The Astronomy Guidelines for Applicants have been revised and can be found at:
Please be advised there is no change to the consolidated grant scheme for this round.… continue to the full article
A set of DEM inversion software has been made available on Solarsoft under directory $SSW/packages/dem_sites. The software is based on new methods developed at Aberystwyth, and recently published in Solar Physics:
The first paper describes the core inversion method:
The second paper provides a gridding method that greatly increases the computational speed:
The software has currently only been tested on AIA/SDO for non-flare conditions, but should work with any instrument given measurements, errors, and temperature response functions.… continue to the full article
UKRI is very pleased to announce a Call for new members to the UKRI International Development Peer Review College. UKRI is inviting applications for new members to the College from both academics and non-academics from organisations based in or working with DAC list countries, such as policymakers, non-governmental organisations and civil society organisations.… continue to the full article
The nominations for RAS Council are open.
The deadline for nominations is the 29 November.
In the Geophysics category, there are up to 3 councillor positions and one vice-president position available.
We strongly encourage interested members of the community to consider standing for election.… continue to the full article
We are writing to convey the outcome of this year’s priority project “light touch” review, specifically with reference to those projects within the remit of SSAP. We would like to thank all the PIs that originally submitted ideas, and those who provided updates to their projects over the summer.… continue to the full article