Announcement of Opportunity
for ESA appointed scientists to the
Science Topical Panels of the Einstein Probe mission

 

21 October 2022

This Announcement of Opportunity (AO) solicits the participation of the scientific community in the role of ESA appointed scientists to the Science Topical Panels (STP) of the Einstein Probe (EP) mission. Applications are invited from scientists based in ESA Member States.

Einstein Probe is a small satellite dedicated to time-domain astronomy to monitor the sky in the soft X-ray band. It is a mission led by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) with international collaboration through ESA and the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE). Its wide-field imaging capability is achieved by using established technology of the micro-pore lobster-eye X-ray focusing optics. Complementary to this is a deep X-ray follow-up capability enabled by two Wolter-I type X-ray telescopes. Einstein Probe is also capable of fast transient alerts triggering and downlink, aiming at multi-wavelength follow-up observations by the world-wide community. Its scientific goals are mainly concerned with discovering new or rare types of transients, including tidal disruption events, supernova shock breakouts, high-redshift GRBs, and of particular interest, electromagnetic sources of gravitational wave events.

ESA will appoint up to 10 scientists to represent European scientific interests in the Einstein Probe Science Topical Panels. The positions will be for a period of three years, renewable.

Early career scientists are specifically encouraged to apply.

Full details of this AO can be found in the Announcement of Opportunity for ESA appointed scientists to the Science Topical Panels of the Einstein Probe mission document. Additional, important information is contained in the Einstein Probe Science Management Document and in the Terms of Reference for the Einstein Probe Science Topical Panels.

 

Application Submission

Applications, in PDF format, must be submitted using the submission form linked below, before the deadline of 7 December 2022, 12:00 (noon) CET.

Application Submission Form
The deadline for receipt of proposals is:
7 December 2022, 12:00 (noon) CET

 

 

Schedule for this call and important dates

Activity Date
Release of this call 21 October 2022
Deadline for receipt of proposals 7 December 2022, 12:00 (noon) CET
Appointment of the Working Group members December 2022

 

Contact

Requests for further information should be addressed to:

Paul McNamara
Astronomy and Astrophysics Coordinator
Directorate of Science
European Space Agency
Email: Paul.McNamara@esa.int

 

Last updated: 21 October 2022

 

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