We are happy to announce that we will be running the seminar series Online Meetings on Evolved Stars and Systems (O-MESS) for another semester, following the overwhelmingly positive feedback that we received in our survey. We hope that O-MESS will continue to bring our community closer together while we move towards normality and, hopefully, in person meetings from next year. As in our previous edition, we expect O-MESS to offer an opportunity to foster collaborations, and, importantly, to promote the work of PhD students and non-permanent position holders.
O-MESS will again take place fortnightly on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. As there were many requests for a later start, the first O-MESS will take place at 17:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST), and the following ones at 17:00 Central European Time (CET) to enable the largest possible global participation. In exceptional cases when e.g. these times are not convenient for the scheduled speaker, we might reschedule the seminar to another time, but that will always be announced in advance. For those who cannot participate live, we will - with the permission of the speaker - record the talks and upload them to YouTube. We will also offer the option of distributing the videos using a password-protected page.
The first two O-MESS will take place on October 19 (Tuesday) and November 3 (Wednesday). The talks will be held by invited speakers and the program can be found here. Please check this page regularly for updates. In the following meetings, we want to give you the opportunity to share your research. You can present a recently published work, but also preliminary results for which you would like feedback from the communities are welcome. If you would like to give a talk at O-MESS, please have a look here. The deadline for abstract submission is October 21, 2021.
The meetings will run via Zoom and we will share the login details the day before the meeting. For this we ask you to please subscribe to our mailing list.
After the talks and questions, we offer to have a 30-minute virtual coffee-break, where you are invited to join separate rooms and chat if you wish.
Finally, we would like to encourage you to also make your students, other institute members, or whoever else might be interested aware of O-MESS. We hope this seminar series will provide an enjoyable environment where everybody, who is eager to learn about what is going on in our field, is welcome.
The O-MESS organizing committee
Marcelo Miller Bertolami, Ingrid Pelisoli, Roberto Raddi, Nicole Reindl
Thus far, we received 319 subscriptions from people distributed around 5 continents and we are looking forward to more!