Meetings/Workshops on Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology in Italy

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Science with the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes. V
ID
835103
Start date
20 Mar 2017
Location
Venice, Italy
2.
 
Moriond Gravitation 2017 — 52nd Rencontres de Moriond on Gravitation
ID
851641
Dates
25 Mar 2017 - 01 Apr 2017
Location
La Thuile, Italy
Topics
Astrophysical and cosmological sources of Gravitational Waves ; Search for gravitational wave events ; Space borne detectors ; Strong field tests of General Relativity ; Quantum sensors for gravitational waves and fundamental physics ; Tests of the equivalence principle ; Astrometry, solar system ephemerides and observational gravity tests ; Space geodesy, Earth and Planetary Gravity, Navigation ; Clocks, lasers and fundamental constants ; Tests of GR and alternative theories ; Short range gravity and Casimir effect ; Long range gravity ; dark matter, dark energy
Event website
3.
 
QUASARS AT ALL COSMIC EPOCHS
ID
836322
Start date
02 Apr 2017
Location
PADOVA, Italy
4.
 
QUASARS AT ALL COSMIC EPOCHS
ID
835606
Dates
02 Apr 2017 - 07 Apr 2017
Location
PADOVA, Italy
Abstract
Quasars have been discovered slightly more than 50 years ago. All the improvement in telescope light gathering and in computing power notwithstanding, we still miss a clear connection between observational properties and theory for quasars, as provided, for example, by the H-R diagram for stars. We do not yet have a complete self-consistent view of nuclear activity with predictive power, as we do for main-sequence stellar sources. At the same time quasars offer many “windows open onto the unknown.” On small scales, quasar properties depend on phenomena very close to the black hole event horizon. On large scales, quasars may effect evolution of host galaxies and their circum-galactic environments. Quasars’ potential to map the matter density of the Universe and help reconstruct the Universe’s spacetime geometry is still largely unexploited.

The time is ripe for a critical assessment of our present knowledge of quasars as accreting black holes and of their evolution across the cosmic time. The aim of this meeting is to review and contextualize the main observational scenarios following an empirical approach, to present and discuss the accretion scenario, and then to analyze how a closer connection between theory and observation can be achieved, identifying those aspects of our understanding that are still on a shaky terrain and are therefore uncertain knowledge.

Contact
MAURO D'ONOFRIO;     Phone: [+39-049-8278233];     Email: mauro.donofrio@unipd.it
Topics
1. observational properties of quasars as luminous active galactic nuclei 2. accretion processes on supermassive black holes 3. contextualization and connection between theory and observation for the emitting region of quasars 4. quasar evolution over cosmic time and quasars as cosmological tools 5. feedback and environment of active galaxies and quasars
5.
 
Black Holes, Gravitational Waves and Space Time Singularities: An International Workshop to Celebrate the Legacy of George Lemaitre in the New Millennium
ID
871771
Start date
09 May 2017
Location
Vatican Observatory (Specola Vaticana), Castel Gan, Italy
6.
 
2nd Advanced School on Exoplanetary Science: Astrophysics of Exoplanetary Atmospheres
ID
824728
Start date
22 May 2017
Location
Vietri sul Mare (Salerno), Italy
Related subject(s)
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7.
 
ASES2 — 2nd Advanced School on Exoplanetary Science: ASTROPHYSICS OF EXOPLANETARY ATMOSPHERES
ID
824496
Dates
22 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
Location
Vietri sul Mare (Salerno), Italy
Abstract
The 2nd Advanced School on Exoplanetary Science will be held at the International Institute for Advanced Scientific Studies (IIASS) in Vietri sul Mare (Salerno), Italy from 22 to 26 May, 2017. The School - taking place in the enchanting Amalfi Coast - is aimed to provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art picture of a variety of relevant aspects of the fast-developing, highly interdisciplinary field of exoplanets research. The Lecture topics of the 2nd year of School will be focused on the Atmospheres of Exoplanets. The Lectures will be delivered by four senior researchers to an audience of graduate students, Ph.D. students and young post-docs.
Contact
Luigi Mancini;     Phone: [+49 (0) 6221 528 454];     Email: mancini@mpia.de
Topics
exoplanets, exoplanet atmospheric models, exoplanet-atmosphere observational techniques, molecular spectroscopy, solar-system atmospheres
Event website
8.
 
LDMA2017 — Light Dark Matter @ Accelerators
ID
873268
Dates
24 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
Location
La Biodola, Italy
Abstract
The International Workshop on Light Dark Matter @ Accelerators (LDMA) aims to bring together experts from the experimental and theoretical community, interested in the new and fast growing field of light dark matter search at accelerators. It will be the occasion to share expertise spanning from theoretical motivations to experimental techniques for future programs to pursue in mid-energy and high-intensity accelerating facilities. The workshop will cover the following topics: I) Theoretical grounds and motivations for light dark matter scenarios, II) Present and future experimental programs at accelerators, III) Status of dark forces searches and future perspectives, IV) Latest updates on dark matter direct detection and results from experiments at high-energy colliders, V) Constraints and limits from indirect dark matter detection, VI) Innovative instrumentation and new experimental techniques.
Contact
Andrea Celentano;     Email: andrea.celentano@ge.infn.it
Topics
Dark Matter, Light Dark Matter, Dark Matter search at accelerators, Dark Photon, Cosmology, Searches for New Physics
9.
 
Globular cluster systems and their host galaxies
ID
813478
Dates
05 Jun 2017 - 09 Jun 2017
Location
Bad Moos , Italy
Abstract
The formation and evolution of globular cluster (GC) systems is still an unsolved problem of modern astrophysics despite years of study. New observations have revealed that the distribution of sizes, masses and mass-to-light ratios of small stellar systems is largely continuous thanks to the discovery of a growing number of ultracompact dwarf galaxies and related objects, all of which have properties remarkably similar to GCs. At the same time, steady progress is being made in characterising the properties of GC systems, not only in our own Milky Way, but also in a growing number of local Universe galaxies. All these new observations add new pieces to the puzzle of how and where GCs form, starting as early as the epoch of reionization within the first billion years after the Big Bang, and then continuing through the hierarchical assembly of their host galaxies. GC systems are also providing new insight on the properties of galaxy halos at large radii. Simulations have now reached the size and mass scales relevant for direct modelling of GC system formation in a cosmological context. This meeting will bring together the leading observers and theorists from diverse backgrounds to review the current state of the field, discuss existing scenarios, and stimulate the exploration of new collaborative proposals for future modeling and for observations with next-generation telescopes.

The meeting will place GC systems in the context of their host galaxy and the interplay between them.

10.
 
The X-ray Universe 2017
ID
847550
Start date
06 Jun 2017
Location
Rome, Italy
11.
 
4th Azarquiel School: A Bridge Between East and West
ID
874117
Dates
11 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
Location
Portopalo, Italy
Abstract
We were primarily concerned for the future of students and post-docs from the Mediterranean countries and wanted to initiate something in order to help them to understand (and maybe undertake) our profession, which we consider as and the best form of culture and civilization of modern society; something that is strictly connected with democracy.
12.
 
Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics
ID
822178
Start date
18 Jun 2017
Location
Catania, Italy
13.
 
NPA8 — 8th Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics International Conference
ID
811446
Dates
18 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Location
Catania, Italy
14.
 
Large Binocular Telescope Observatory. 2nd User's Meeting.
ID
871732
Start date
20 Jun 2017
Location
Florence, Italy
15.
 
Rewriting Nuclear Physics Texbooks: Basic nuclear interactions and their link to nuclear processes in the cosmos and on earth
ID
856900
Dates
24 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
Location
Pisa, Italy
16.
 
The amazing life of stars: from the Main Sequence to the Gravitational Wave emission
ID
855900
Start date
04 Sep 2017
Location
Cefal, Sicily, Italy
17.
 
9th European Summer school on Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics
ID
877529
Start date
17 Sep 2017
Location
Santa Tecla, Catania, Italy
18.
 
CNNP2017 — Conference on Neutrinos and Nuclear Physics
ID
879270
Dates
15 Oct 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
Location
Catania, Italy
Abstract
The main objective of CNNP2017 is to promote a collaborative framework of researchers from the fields of nuclear, neutrino, astro and dark-matter physics, to discuss experiments and theories in which nuclear physics aspects are particularly relevant. At present, nuclear structure plays an ever growing role in the mentioned fields of fundamental physics, but still a lot needs to be done. The overlap between different communities is an unavoidable, despite demanding, feature in order to face several challenges of modern fundamental physics. The sharing of different experimental and theoretical techniques and the exchange of technical experiences and know-how are perhaps the best resource to build a unified view of the afore mentioned scientific problems. In this context, it is of utmost importance to allow people working at the intersections of these fields to meet regularly to exchange ideas and results. For this reason, the CNNP2017 aims at evolving in the long term into a periodic meeting.

A preliminary list of the topics to be developed during the Conference is given below: Nuclear double beta decays; Nuclear structure in connection with neutrino physics; Nuclear reactions as a probe for weak decays; Neutrino-nucleus interaction at low and high energy; Supernova models and detection of supernova neutrinos; Solar models and detection of solar neutrinos; Direct and indirect dark-matter searches; Rare beta decays of nuclei for neutrino-mass measurements; Neutrino oscillations and matter effects; Anomalies in reactor neutrinos; New related detection technologies

Topics
Nuclear double beta decays; Nuclear structure in connection with neutrino physics; Nuclear reactions as a probe for weak decays; Neutrino-nucleus interaction at low and high energy; Supernova models and detection of supernova neutrinos; Solar models and detection of solar neutrinos; Direct and indirect dark-matter searches; Rare beta decays of nuclei for neutrino-mass measurements; Neutrino oscillations and matter effects; Anomalies in reactor neutrinos; New related detection technologies

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Last updated: 21 February 2017