Second Circular

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Dear Colleagues,

this second circular is to announce the opening of the registration to the international school on "Astrophysical Jets" to be held from May 23rd to June 1st 2016, in Cargèse, Corse, France, see


The registration to the school is now open, and will be closed on March 6th 2016. If you are interested to participate, please register at

At the same time, due to the limited number of places, and, in order to balance the participants’ profiles (PHDs, post-docs, research fields, etc.), we ask the participants to provide their short CV (including the names of two reference persons). Note however, that priority will also be given on the basis of the registration date. Selected participants will be informed in March 2016.

In the registration form participants will also be able to indicate if they are interested in giving a short presentation or in presenting a poster. In this case they shall provide a title and an abstract.

The provisional fee for the school is 600 Euro, which includes 10 days of housing at the school, or nearby to it in the village, lunches, social dinner, and a social excursion. Please note that only shared double rooms are available for the given fee; limited single rooms are available but at a higher price. The payment of the fee will be done at arrival to the school in cash only.

Some financial support may be available in the form of a reduction of the fee for participants with limited support from their institution. In case you want to apply for financial support, please mention it in the registration form.

The school is acknowledged as an “Ecole thématiqhue du CNRS”, hence applicants under CNRS contract (permanent and not permanent) will be exempted from the registration fee.

The School

The goal of the school is to gather the experts of the different astrophysical objects/scenarios, linked by the fact that they work on physical models explaining the high-energy radiation from jetted sources. They will illustrate their different approaches to such a common problem, and will stimulate the young scientists to provide the link that is currently under-exploited among the different communities.

The school will be organised in lectures that will last in total three hours, with some sessions split into separate lectures on several days, if needed. Each session will be self-contained, and there will be room for questions and discussions after each lecture.

Some time will be available for short (15 min) presentations given by the school participants, and a poster session may be foreseen if needed.


The school will take place at the Institut d'Etudes Scientifiques de Cargèse ( on the coast of Corsica, France. It will begin on Monday 23rd at 14:00, and the registration and payment will open at 12:30. Two buses from the Ajaccio airport will be scheduled on Monday morning, in order to collect and bring the participants to Cargèse. The Ajaccio airport is served from Paris Orly, Paris CDG, Nice and Marseille. It is highly recommended to tune your travel schedule on the two buses, due to the paucity of public transportation in Corsica. If you don't want to take the school bus, note that a taxi can be an expensive (> 100 Euro) alternative.

Important dates

- January 4 2016 • Second circular and registration opening

- March 6 2016 • Registration closes

- End of March 2016 • Selected participants informed and logistics finalization

- May 23 - June 1 2016 • School

Looking forward to see you in Cargèse, Diego Götz on behalf of the LOC.