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Junior Research Assembly (JURA) 2022

Junior Research Assembly (JURA) 2022

The latest Junior Research Assembly (JURA) took place from the 4th to the 6th of April. Young researchers from the four universities that are part of NCCR PlanetS were invited to this 3-day event hosted at Hotel Meielisalp in Leissigen. There was a lot of motivation to participate from all universities, with an impressive number […]

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CaSSIS Book

CaSSIS Book

The Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System (CaSSIS) is a visual imaging system that was built by the University of Bern with support from several institutions in Europe and the US. The NCCR contributed to CaSSIS in the early phases and was very important in supporting its genesis. The camera was launched from Baikonur onboard […]

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InsiderS Editorial

InsiderS Editorial

Dear NCCR PlanetS members and associates, It has been a while since the last issue of the internal newsletter and much has happened in the mean time. This was evident at the first in-person General Assembly in two years, where many new faces could be seen. The 4-day event was a very rewarding event for […]

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General Assembly 2022 in Grindelwald

General Assembly 2022 in Grindelwald

The first in-person General Assembly in two years took place in Grindelwald. Nearly 150 members and associates, as well as the Advisory Board, gathered there to present and listen to each other’s research progress, catch up with or meet colleagues in-person for the first time and overall enjoyed a very rewarding time. After two years […]

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Prestigious Grants and Honors of PlanetS members

Prestigious Grants and Honors of PlanetS members

Despite the difficulties that the pandemic brought with it, our members have been incredibly successful in applying for prestigious grants and were honored with exceptional awards and prizes. Below follows an overview of some of the more recent examples.   Paolo Sossi (ETHZ) and Brice Demory (UBE) won Starting and Consolidator Grants from the European […]

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When in doubt, aim high

When in doubt, aim high

Veerle Sterken had been away from a paid job in cosmic dust science for three years. Then she convinced the European Research Council (ERC) to fund her project on interstellar dust. That kick-started her “second career” in astrophysics and led to her project being welcomed into PlanetS by the board.  “I will send out my […]

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Science taught her to stand up for herself

Science taught her to stand up for herself

Yogita Kadlag is an astrophysicist from Maharashtra, India. Since October 2019, she’s been a member of the NCCR PlanetS. From her hometown, where she is stranded due to the Corona pandemic, she spoke to us about her work, cultural differences and discrimination. “It’s raining heavily at the moment; can we try again in 20 minutes?”, […]

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Professor wanted! 

Professor wanted! 

The Space Research and Planetology Division within the Physics Institute of the University of Bern has an opening, as per 1 January 2022, for a full or associate professor (100%) in the field of Theoretical Planetology.

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