The Henri Poincaré Junior Program of Côte d’Azur Observatory is open (deadline, April 30, 2020). This one proposes internships for international students wishing to perform a scientific training in one of the laboratories of the observatory. The laureates will receive up to 2200 euros for a training period of 2 months or more during the second half of 2020.
What are the application conditions ?
You have to be a student in Master 2 or PhD (or equivalent) and from a country where astrophysical and Earth sciences are in development. Interested students should contact an OCA researcher in their discipline who prepares and files the application. This application is electronic and should include the latex application form filled (and converted to PDF, can be dowloaded by clicking on "Téléchargements" in the previous link), a CV (shorter than 2 pages) and up to two letters of recommandation . Applications should be submitted to before April 30, 2020.
What are the privileged research areas?
Internships may be sought in any research field of the OCA, from astrophysics to geophysics representing a vast array of research opportunities:
Earth and space sciences, Earth-Ocean-Space interfaces:
Geodynamics, geochronology, geomechanics, marine geosciences, mechanical faults and earthquakes, imagery, modeling, natural hazards and vulnerabilities, space geodesy, laser ranging, transfer time.
> Contact: Géoazur department
Astrophysics, fluid dynamics and signal processing:
Origin of planetary systems, exoplanets, interferometry, coronography, instrumentation, galactic archeology, solar and stellar physics, cosmology, dark matter, inverse problems and image reconstruction, turbulence in fluids and plasmas, digital high-performance computing, modeling.
> Contact: Lagrange department, Teams
Multi-messengers astrophysics, gravitational waves:
Gravitational waves, astrophysics non photonics, compact objects, coalescing black holes, neutron stars, gravitation, research and development, quantum optics, stabilization of lasers, laser metrology, optical cavities of high fineness for energy storage, metrology.
> Contact: Artemis Department
How to contact an OCA researcher ?
You will find below a list of scientists who could build a project with you. Their emails are of the format
Philippe Bendjoya: Asteroids/ Radiative Transfer/ Stellar Physics
Christophe Benoist : Observational Cosmology/ Galaxy Clusters
Marieanne Bizouard: Gravitational Waves/ General Relativity
Marcel Carbillet: Adaptive Optics
Philippe Charvis : Seismology
Andrea Chiavassa: Stellar Physics/ 3D Models/ Exoplanets
Michel Corsini : Geology (Morrocco)
Orlagh Creevey: Stellar Parameters / Interferometry/ Asteroseismology / Exoplanets stellar hosts
Aurélien Crida: Proto-Planetary Discs/ Planetary Migration / Saturn Rings and Satellites
Patrick de Laverny: Galactic Archeology / Stellar Specrtoscopy
Chiara Ferrari: Radioastronomy / SKA
Agnès Fienga: Astrometry/ Ephemerides/ Solar System / General Relativity
Oliver Hahn: Cosmology / Simulations
Vanessa Hill: Galactic Archeology / Stellar Populations
Holger Homann: Turbulence (Fluids and Plasma)
Georges Kordopatis: Galactic Archeology / Galactic Dynamics
Natalia Korsakova Gravitational Waves
Eric Lagadec: Evolved Stars / Dust High Angular Resolution Imaging
Astrid Lamberts: Binary Stars / Simulations/ Gravitational Waves Sources
Elena Lega: Solar System Dynamics
David Mary: Data processing/ Image Reconstruction
Heloise Méheut: Proto-Planetary Discs / Simulations
Bernard Mercier de Lepinay : Geology (Carribean/Haiti)
François Michaud Geology (Earth and Sea-based/Ecuador, Mexico)
Florentin Millour: Interferometry/ Evolved Stars/ Nanosats
Alessandro Morbidelli: Solar System
Fathi Namouni : Solar System Dynamics
Nicolas Nardetto: Cepheids/ Distances/ Interferometry
Mamadou N'Diaye: Instrumentation/ High Contrast Imaging/ Space Telescopes
Nicole Nesvadba: AGNs, radio observations
Jean-Mathieu Nocquet: GNSS
Alejandra Recio-Blanco: Galactic Archeology / Stallar Spectroscopy /Stellar Clusters
Sylvie Robbe-Dubois: Interferometry / Instrumentation
Lucie Rolland: ionosphere, planetary seismology
Jean Pierre Rivet: Intensity Interferometry / Asteroids/ Instrumentation
Mathias Schultheis: Galactic Archeology / Poussière/ Evolved Stars
Paolo Tanga: Asteroids / Modeling/ Occultations
Aziz Ziad: Atmospheric Optics / Site Testing
What are the criteria for laureate selection?
The scientific council of OCA selects candidates. The list of laureates will be published in the month of June 2020. The main criterion is the excellence of the application. Proposals that can lead to a longer-term collaboration are favoured. We will take into account the research needs in the proposant application and the prospects offered to the students too. The program cannot fund co-supervised OCA’s students as the program’s aim is to help young scientists with new research perspectives.