Hypatia Colloquium: Early Career Astronomer series at ESO

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In a time in which most of the planned international conferences, science events and seminars have been postponed or cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, ESO intends to organize a new series of talks aimed at fostering the visibility and promoting the work of astronomers at an early stage of their career.

As part of the ESO science activity, the Office for Science is hence glad to announce a new series of seminars called "Hypatia Colloquium" for the months February to June 2021.

PhD students and early postdocs (max 3 years from the PhD) working in any field of theoretical and observational astronomy and astrophysics are invited to apply to be nominated as speaker of the Hypatia Colloquium, by submitting an abstract using the dedicated form.

The talks will be scheduled on Tuesday at 3pm Garching (Germany) time from February to June 2021.

The format of this series foresees a 30 min long talk followed by questions and discussion. The seminars will be entirely hosted on-line and will be streamed live on a dedicated YouTube channel. The videos will remain on-line on the same platform.

The events will be advertised broadly via the ESO Science Newsletter and social media to reach the wide astronomical community. All astronomers will be invited to remotely attend the talks. All attendees will be able to make questions during the live event using a dedicated chat.


The closing date for this application round is 30 November 2020.

A selection committee will evaluate the applications and will contact the selected speakers via email before Christmas.

The calendar of the talks will be made available as soon as the committee receives a confirmation of participation by the nominated speakers.

Please feel free to contact us by sending and email to esohc (at) eso.org