Conferences and Meetings on Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

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International Conference on Observing The First Billion Years of the Universe Using Next Generation Telescopes
20 Jan 2020 - 24 Jan 2020 • Indore, India
Event listing ID:
1269404
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School on Observing The First Billion Years of the Universe Using Next Generation Telescopes
27 Jan 2020 - 31 Jan 2020 • Indore, India
Event listing ID:
1269370
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The Cosmic Web in the Local Universe
27 Jan 2020 - 31 Jan 2020 • Leiden, Netherlands
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2020 Sun-Climate Symposium
27 Jan 2020 - 31 Jan 2020 • Tucson, Arizona, United States
Abstract:
We are pleased to announce the 2020 Sun-Climate Symposium, which is sponsored by the Sun-Climate Research Center, a joint venture between NASA GSFC and LASP at the University of Colorado. The format for this symposium consists of invited and contributed oral and poster presentations in several themed sessions. We encourage your participation and hope that you will share this announcement with colleagues.
Event listing ID:
1214962
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MODEST 20: Dense Star Clusters in the Era of Large Surveys
02 Feb 2020 • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India
Event listing ID:
1233589
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APEX2020 — Science with the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment
02 Feb 2020 - 05 Feb 2020 • Ringberg Castle, Germany
Event listing ID:
1275190
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Inflationary Reheating Meets Particle Physics Frontier
03 Feb 2020 - 06 Feb 2020 • UC Santa Barbara, United States
Abstract:
This conference will bring together experts in cosmology, particle physics, and fundamental theory to address how and when the universe thermalizes following inflation, and the associated particle physics and dark matter phenomenology. Important topics that will be covered include hidden sector model building in the LHC era, thermalization of the universe following inflation, possibilities of post-inflation cosmic history prior to nucleosynthesis, and associated experimental signatures. The conference aims to attract researchers in different areas to develop new directions in model building and establish new experimental paths for probing early universe cosmology and dark matter phenomenology.
Event listing ID:
1120621
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Kavli-IAU Workshop — International co-ordination of multi-messenger transient observations in the 2020s and beyond
03 Feb 2020 - 07 Feb 2020 • Cape Town, South Africa, South Africa
Abstract:
The objective of this workshop is to explore the challenges in making international multi-messenger collaborations function and to draft a white paper with recommended best practice. If this is to succeed it will require the active participation of the major projects and observatories around the world.
Event listing ID:
1249188
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Galaxy Quenching and Transformation throughout Cosmic Time
08 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020 • Aspen, Colorado, United States
Event listing ID:
1275200
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RPC2020 — XV Workshop on Resistive Plate Chambers and related detectors
10 Feb 2020 - 14 Feb 2020 • Rome, Italy
Organizer:
University of Rome
Topics:
Resistive plate chambers ; RPC Front-End electronics ; RPC large systems ; RPC new materials and gases ; RPC ageing ; RPC space-time resolution
Event listing ID:
1282729
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Tackling the Complexities of Substellar Objects: From Brown Dwarfs to (exo-)Planets
10 Feb 2020 - 14 Feb 2020 • Leiden, Netherlands
Organizer:
Lorentz Center
Event listing ID:
1275254
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Magnetic Fields in the Universe 7
16 Feb 2020 • Quy Nhon, Vietnam
Event listing ID:
1233586
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AstroWin'20 — International Winter School on Astronomy 2020
16 Feb 2020 - 21 Feb 2020 • Hyderabad, India
Organizer:
Western University, Canada & BM Birla Science Centre, India
Abstract:
This is one of the largest astronomy winter schools in the region, and it seeks to promote the development of professional astronomers through this event, as well as broaden the appeal of science to local school students and the general public in the host city by organizing public lectures and discussions.

The organizers seek out up to a few select scientists to be primary lecturers at the school and also participate in content development. A series of secondary lecturers will also be invited, and the diversity of speakers are emphasized. Hands-on sessions will include theory, computation, and data analysis. Students will leave the school having replicated some of the analysis that went into recent discoveries of gravitational waves, interpreted observational data from stellar clusters, and ran a simple computer simulation of star formation. A visit and half-day mini-workshop at the TIFR National Balloon Facility, Hyderabad, where we will do some demonstration of scientific ballooning for astronomical observations along with two day exhaustive workshop on computational astrophysics and data mining.

Contact:
Organizing Committee;     Email: astrowin19@gmail.com
Topics:
astronomy, science, workshop, India, Canada, US, UK, Europe, Russia, UAE, Iran, Winter, astrophysics, computation, data, observation, cosmic rays, neutrino
Event listing ID:
1289918
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The 24th International Microlensing Conference
17 Feb 2020 - 19 Feb 2020 • Beijing, China
Organizer:
The meeting is co-organized by Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University (sponsored via PKING) and Department of Astronomy, Tsinghua University.
Abstract:
The conference will be held in honor of Andy Gould to recognize his seminal contributions to the field of microlensing. The meeting will cover all aspects of ongoing research of microlensing. It will also look forward to advancing the field in the upcoming decade by standing on nearly three decades of microlensing discoveries.
Event listing ID:
1287396
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Dynamical Reconstruction of Galaxies
17 Feb 2020 - 21 Feb 2020 • Leiden, Netherlands
Organizer:
Lorentz Center
Event listing ID:
1275308
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Cosmic Flows, Large-Scale Structure and Visualisation
17 Feb 2020 - 21 Feb 2020 • Stellenbosch & Cape Town, South Africa, South Africa
Abstract:
This international conference is part of a series of conferences that have been dedicated to the topic of Cosmic Flows over the last two decades: most recently 2012 in Queensland, Australia, 2013 in Marseille, France and 2016 in Quy Nhon, Vietnam.
Event listing ID:
1249174
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The 35th Annual New Mexico Symposium
21 Feb 2020 • Socorro, NM, United States
Organizer:
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Abstract:
Dark skies and remote sites have attracted world-class astronomical facilities to the Southwest and supported a wide range of research since the mid-1900s. Regional achievements span areas in both science and technology including optical and radio interferometry, as well as new understanding of solar physics, planetary science, star and galaxy formation and evolution, and the creation and evolution of our universe. To support the network of scientific research in the Southwest and encourage interdisciplinary discussions, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and New Mexico Tech are sponsoring the 35th Annual New Mexico Symposium on Friday, 21 February 2020, at the NRAO Science Operations Center (SOC) in Socorro, NM.
Event listing ID:
1300772
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PERC International symposium on Dust & Parent bodies (IDP2020)
25 Feb 2020 - 27 Feb 2020 • Chiba Institute of Technology, Tokyo Skytree Town , Japan
Abstract:
To share state-of-the-art research on dust delivered to Earth and its parent bodies in a multidisciplinary approach of planetary science and astronomy in light of the DESTINY+ mission
Topics:
Flyby observations and related sciences, Onboard instruments with a special emphasis on cameras
Event listing ID:
1254067
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PLANETS2020 — Ground and space observatories: a joint venture to planetary sciences
02 Mar 2020 • Santiago , Chile
Event listing ID:
1242025
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NUSTAR Annual Meeting 2020
02 Mar 2020 - 06 Mar 2020 • GSI, Darmstadt, Germany
Topics:
NuSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array)
Event listing ID:
1228669
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The Shifting Paradigm of Stellar Convection from Mixing Length Concepts to Realistic Turbulence Modeling
02 Mar 2020 - 27 Mar 2020 • Stockholm, Sweden
Organizer:
Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita)
Abstract:
Understanding stellar convection is of crucial importance to many fields of stellar astrophysics. For example, the generation and maintenance of differential rotation and large-scale magnetic fields in stars rely on turbulent convection. However, mounting evidence suggests that our understanding of stellar convection is much more incomplete than previously thought. We bring together experts in three-dimensional convection simulations, helio- and asteroseismology, and theoreticians working on replacing the mixing length concept to present the latest developments and to address open problems in the field.
Event listing ID:
1276859
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JWST Proposal Preparation Workshop Prague
03 Mar 2020 - 05 Mar 2020 • Prague, Czech Republic
Organizer:
Universität zu Köln, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät Astrophysik | a Cologne-Prague-Collaboration
Abstract:
The release date of the JWST Cycle 1 GO (General Observers) Call for Proposals is January 23, 2020 and the deadline for APT (Astronomers Proposal Tool) proposal submission is May 1, 2020. The intention of this JWST workshop is to get local astronomers and scientists with specific scientific questions prepared to develop technical feasible and promising proposals.
Topics:
JWST mission status and instruments: NIRCam, NIRSpec, NIRISS, MIRI, Available proposal tools and end-to-end tools usage, Available observing science modes and observing strategies: Imaging, Integral Field Spectroscopy, Multi Object Spectroscopy, Slit spectroscopy, Wide Field Slitless Spectroscopy, Coronagraphy, Time Series Observations, Aperture Masking Interferometry, Moving Targets, Parallels.
Event listing ID:
1310355
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VICQG — VI Cosmology and the Quantum Vacuum
05 Mar 2020 - 08 Mar 2020 • Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:
The focus of this workshop will be on different aspects of modern theoretical cosmology, the challenges of the theory being consistent with experimental data, and the unavoidable connection of cosmological models with the quantum nature of the vacuum. A basic question in modern cosmology is: why we do not see vacuum fluctuations at cosmological scale? In addition, should the singularities of cosmological theories be treated as necessary ingredients of the classical theory or should them be considered as indicators of an underlying quantum theory, yet to be discovered? We aim to bring along to this workshop all the leading scientists working on those problems and discuss state of the art results on the above, strongly interdependent, areas of fundamental physics. The workshop will hence cover topics related to modified theories of gravity, theories of dark energy and inflation, the description of the universe’s evolution according to these theories and the incipient but compulsory modification of those within the theoretical frameworks of quantum gravity, including loop quantum cosmology, an elegant theory providing up to date a singularity free cosmological evolution. Describing and understanding the quantum vacuum is always a challenge to all these theories, as is also the comprehension of the main manifestation available of the quantum vacuum at nanometric scales, namely the Casimir effect (e.g., when confronted with van der Waals forces).
Contact:
Email: odintsov@ieec.uab.es
Topics:
Cosmological models ; Modified gravities ; f(R) theories ; Quantum Gravity ; Quantum vacuum and the Casimir Effect ; Mathematical physics techniques
Event listing ID:
1292522
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Cloud Academy II
08 Mar 2020 • Les Houches School of Physics, St-andrews, United Kingdom
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Star clusters and their role in the build-up of galaxies (Regional meeting).
09 Mar 2020 - 11 Mar 2020 • La Serena, Chile
Abstract:
As the cradle of many, and perhaps even most of the stars in the sky, star clusters hold an special place in modern astrophysics and they serve as testbeds for theories of star formation, stellar structure, stellar populations, stellar dynamics and much more, including theories of galaxy formation. The Chilean community has been gathering in small meetings on this topic in previous years and this meeting aims to continue the tradition with the goal to strengthen this area of research and encourage collaborations. This small conference is open to all astronomers working on star clusters and related fields, with special emphasis on those working in Chile. Our conference room will limit us to accept about 40 participants.
Event listing ID:
1282704
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EDSU2020 — 3rd World Summit on Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe
09 Mar 2020 - 13 Mar 2020 • Point a Pitre Guadeloupe Islands, French Antilles
Organizer:
Physique-Outremer Organization, University of Antilles and Linear Accelerator Laboratory IN2P3 CNRS Orsay France
Abstract:
This is the 3rd World Summit meeting, following the 2nd one (EDSU2018) organized in Guadeloupe Islands in June 2018 and the 1rst one organized in Galapagos Islands in June 2006. The main goal of this meeting is to discuss progress and future directions related to outstanding issues, both in Cosmology and in Particle Physics. The successes and shortcomings of the Standard Cosmological model as well as the Standard Particle Physics model, will be reviewed through the last astrophysical observations and accelerator experiment results.
Topics:
Cosmology, Dark Energy, Dark Matter, Neutrino, Gravity, Gravitational Waves, Multimessanger astronomy, Primordial Universe, Black Holes, Inflation, Cosmic Microwaves Background, Hubble Constant Tension
Event listing ID:
1274104
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EDSU2020 — 3rd World Summit on Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe
09 Mar 2020 - 13 Mar 2020 • Guadeloupe, Guadeloupe
Abstract:
The main goal is to discuss progress and future directions related to outstanding issues, both in Cosmology and in Particle Physics. The successes and shortcomings of the Standard Cosmological model as well as the Standard Particle Physics model will be reviewed through the last astrophysical observations and accelerator experiment results.
Event listing ID:
1310343
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The Physical Challenges of Astrostatistics
09 Mar 2020 - 13 Mar 2020 • Sesto Val Pusteria, Italy
Abstract:
Astrostatistics is developing fast as astronomy is confronted to huge volumes of data. This constitutes undoubtly a new era through a move from object- to data-driven astrophysics. We can distinguish two types of challenges: the first one is related to the exploration of the data space and the second one is the physical interpretation of the results of this exploration. Astrostatistics cannot be reduced to the technical issues brought by methods and algorithms required to analyse the data. Despite these tools are not part of the cursus of astronomers, things are changing rapidly through schools, training sessions, collaborations with experts (statisticians) as well as developments of specific tools adapted to astronomical data. The use of new techniques pervades the astronomical literature. To convince more and more astronomers to switch to this new approach to do science, it is important to demonstrate the relevance of astrostatistics results.
Contact:
Phone: [+39-049-8278233];     Email: mauro.donofrio@unipd.it
Event listing ID:
1271401
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XTCP — X Taller de Ciencias Planetarias
09 Mar 2020 - 13 Mar 2020 • Punta del Este, Uruguay
Organizer:
CURE, Universidad de la República
Abstract:
Los Talleres de Ciencias Planetarias surgieron en 1999 como reuniones de trabajo entre investigadores, profesores y estudiantes universitarios, con el objetivo de intercambiar ideas y avances en el área de las ciencias planetarias en Latinoamérica. Desde sus comienzos, estos talleres han ido ampliando su temática y creciendo en número de participantes. Los tópicos abarcan física, dinámica, y observaciones astrofísicas de cuerpos del sistema solar, formación y evolución de sistemas planetarios, planetas extrasolares, misiones espaciales en el sistema solar y proyectos de instrumentación y monitoreo. Se desarrollara en Español/Portugues.
Topics:
planets, satellites, small bodies
Event listing ID:
1308338
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MAXI 10 Year Workshop for the Time Domain Astronomy
10 Mar 2020 - 12 Mar 2020 • Tokyo, Japan
Organizer:
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Abstract:
We invite you to participate in the "MAXI 10-year workshop" to celebrate the decade of successful operation of MAXI, or Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image, an X-ray all-sky monitor onboard the Japanese Experiment Module of the International Space Station.
Event listing ID:
1287340
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GCGM9 — 9th Gulf Coast Gravity Meeting
13 Mar 2020 - 14 Mar 2020 • Oxford, Mississippi, United States
Organizer:
University of Mississippi, Department of Physics
Abstract:
After a few years hiatus, the GCGM returns! The 9th Gulf Coast Gravity Meeting will be held at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS, on March 13 and 14, 2020. In keeping with its tradition, this will be an open, relaxed, and informal conference. We are inviting researchers and students interested in all areas of gravitational physics: classical and quantum gravity, general relativistic astrophysics and cosmology, quantum cosmology, gravitational waves, and experimental gravity. Because this is a regional meeting, many attendees will be from the southeastern United States, but all are welcome.
Contact:
Organizing committee;     Email: gcgm9@phy.olemiss.edu
Topics:
general relativity, gravitation, gravitational waves, black holes, compact objects, high energy astrophysics, cosmology, quantum gravity
Event listing ID:
1295282
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17th Rußbach School on Nuclear Astrophysics
15 Mar 2020 - 21 Mar 2020 • Rußbach am Paß Gschütt, Austria
Organizer:
European Network of Nuclear Astrophysics Schools (ENNAS)
Abstract:
In keeping with its tradition, the school will bring together specialists from the various sub-fields of astrophysics, astronomy, cosmochemistry and nuclear physics with the aim to raise mutual interest and to teach under- and postgraduate students, young post-docs as well as senior scientists interested to be introduced to nuclear astrophysics. The school will be organized in major topical sessions, with dedicated lecture time for basic introduction, presentations of the various aspects of the topic, and ample time for discussions and out-door activities in the Dachstein West mountain region.
Event listing ID:
1307453
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Mapping the X-ray Sky with SRG: First Results from eROSITA and ART-XC
16 Mar 2020 - 20 Mar 2020 • Research Campus Garching, Germany
Abstract:
In little more than half a century, X-ray astronomy has established itself as a fundamental domain of observational astrophysics. X-rays probe the hot and energetic components of the Universe, encompassing, among others, the million degree coronae of stars, the remnants of supernovae, the ultra-dense matter in neutron stars, the immediate surroundings of black holes, the plasma filling galaxy clusters – the most massive objects in the Universe. Successfully launched in July 2019, after more than a decade of development, the Russian-German Spectrum-RG (SRG) mission will contribute to the X-ray exploration of the Universe by performing eight all-sky surveys, each lasting half a year, with its two scientific instruments: eROSITA, the German-built telescope array operating between ~0.3-8 keV, and ART-XC, the Russian-built hard-X-ray focusing telescope array, operating between ~3-30 keV.
Event listing ID:
1300760
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Accurate Flux Calibration for 21st Century Astrophysics
17 Mar 2020 - 19 Mar 2020 • Baltimore, United States
Organizer:
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
Abstract:
Whenever an observation of an astrophysical source must be converted from instrumental values to physical units, we use flux calibration. As new questions are formulated and new capabilities become available, the requirements on the precision and accuracy of flux calibration increase. Once upon a time, 10% was considered good enough, but today, 1% is demanded, which advances in technology and computation power now enable. This workshop addresses current issues in flux calibration for the new generation of telescopes and for multi-wavelength science. In addition, the workshop honors Ralph Bohlin's seminal contributions over 40 years, particularly the development of CALSPEC, the database of spectrophotometric standards used by much of the astronomical research community.
Event listing ID:
1307103
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Astronomy from the Moon: the next decades
18 Mar 2020 - 19 Mar 2020 • London, United Kingdom
Organizer:
The Royal Society
Abstract:
Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Joseph Silk FRS, Professor John Zarnecki, Professor Ian Crawford and Dr Martin Elvis. Low-frequency radio astronomy from the radio-shielded lunar far side can have a unique science impact on cosmology potentially at modest cost. The permanently shadowed lunar craters may offer advantages for passive cooling of infrared telescopes. This meeting will examine these and other potential uses of the Moon as a platform for astronomical observations and the policy implications. Attendance is free but advance registration is essential.
Contact:
Scientific Programmes Team;     Phone: [02074512500];     Email: scientific.meetings@royalsociety.org
Topics:
astronomy, cosmology, radio astronomy, infrared telescope
Event listing ID:
1306981
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Moriond EW 2020 — 55th Rencontres de Moriond on Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories
21 Mar 2020 - 28 Mar 2020 • La Thuile, Italy
Topics:
electroweak ; standard model ; grand unification ; higgs ; neutrinos ; supersymmetry ; CP violation ; dark matter ; dark energy ; extra dimensions
Event listing ID:
1301003
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The Interstellar Shocks School
22 Mar 2020 - 27 Mar 2020 • Les Houches, France
Organizer:
Physics school of Les Houches
Abstract:
The Interstellar Shocks School is a one-week session in the Physics school of Les Houches. Its goal is to provide a comprehensive view of the physics and chemistry of interstellar shocks and detailed presentation of the multiple impacts they have on their close environments (i.e. energetics, star formation, cosmic ray acceleration). The session will include lectures dedicated to the physical, thermal, and chemical processes at play in shocks, observations of shocks in galactic and extragalactic sources, as well as state-of-the-art models, and lab experiments. Those lectures will be completed with tutorial and hands-on sessions so that all participants can get familiar with publicly available codes simulating the propagation of interstellar shock waves.
Event listing ID:
1287416
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IAU Symposium 360 Astropol2020 Astronomical Polarimetry 2020 -- New Era of Multi-Wavelength Polarimetry
23 Mar 2020 - 27 Mar 2020 • Hiroshima, Japan
Organizer:
International Astronomical Union (IAU)
Abstract:
Astronomical Polarimetry 2020 (Astropol 2020) is the next in a series of international conferences. The aim of this series of conferences is to bring researchers interested in astronomical polarimetry together to share and discuss recent results and advances in technical and scientific aspects in all relevant astronomical fields.
Event listing ID:
1307135
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UCLA Dark Matter 2020 — 14th symposium on Sources and Detection of Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe
25 Mar 2020 - 28 Mar 2020 • Los Angeles, CA, United States
Topics:
dark matter, ; dark energy, ; direct and indirect dark matter detection, ; accelerator dark matter searches ; dark matter theory
Event listing ID:
1301056
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Moriond Cosmology 2020 — 55th Rencontres de Moriond on Cosmology
28 Mar 2020 - 04 Apr 2020 • La Thuile, Italy
Topics:
CMB Cosmological Microwave Background ; CMB anisotropies ; Reionization ; Dark energy probes ; Dark Matter ; Inflation ; Modified gravity ; Massive gravity ; Galaxy clusters ; SZ ; Non gaussianities
Event listing ID:
1301079
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9th International Fermi Symposium
29 Mar 2020 • Johannesburg, Azerbaijan
Abstract:
The two Fermi instruments have been surveying the high-energy sky since August 2008. The Large Area Telescope (LAT) has discovered more than a thousand new sources and many new source classes, bringing the importance of gamma-ray astrophysics to an ever-broadening community.
Event listing ID:
1210985
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SMuK — 84. Jahrestagung der DPG und DPG-Frühjahrstagung: Sektion Materie und Kosmos
29 Mar 2020 - 03 Apr 2020 • Bonn, Germany
Event listing ID:
1294535
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Globular Clusters at the Nexus of Star and Galaxy Formation
30 Mar 2020 • Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Event listing ID:
1137483
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Thermal infrared astronomy - past, present and future
30 Mar 2020 - 03 Apr 2020 • Garching, Munich, Germany
Organizer:
ESO Garching
Event listing ID:
1287360
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PHAROS Conference 2020: The multi messenger physics and astrophysics of neutron stars
30 Mar 2020 - 03 Apr 2020 • Patras, Greece
Event listing ID:
1269413
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Where the Star Formation Ends
30 Mar 2020 - 03 Apr 2020 • Leiden, Netherlands
Organizer:
Lorentz Center
Event listing ID:
1275318
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Adaptive Optics Workshop Week
30 Mar 2020 - 03 Apr 2020 • Porto, Portugal
Organizer:
CENTRA, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)
Abstract:
By gathering a large range of experts in telescope instrumentation, we hope to cover topics ranging from computer-assisted design of astronomical adaptive-optics systems to the post-processing of their observations passing through the on-sky calibration and real-time performance optimisation. We are willing to get contributions pertaining both to the announced and planned 3rd generation instruments for the existing 10m-class telescopes (VLT, Keck, Subaru, Gemini, …) and the next generation of Giant Segmented Mirror Telescopes (ELT, TMT, GMT). Bench experiments and pathfinders are particularly welcome. Workshops are arguably the greatest venues for extended scientific and technical discussions between pairs. Following the very positive feedback of the AO community, the opportunity to hold back-to-back workshops on several inter-connected topics made for a unique, interdisciplinary format that was welcome by many participants.
Event listing ID:
1282738
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Cosmic Cartography 2020 — Exploring the Cosmic Web and Large-Scale Structure
06 Apr 2020 - 10 Apr 2020 • Kashiwanoha, Japan
Organizer:
Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU), University of Tokyo
Abstract:
Going into the 2020s, cosmic large scale structure will be mapped with increasing detail by the next generation of observational facilities operating at various wavelengths (radio, optical, infra-red) and exploiting various techniques. Meanwhile, theory and simulations are increasing in sophistication in their ability to describe large-scale structure. These advances could potentially allow greater constraints into cosmological parameters and theories of galaxy evolution. The goal of this meeting at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU) is to bring together a diverse group of researchers working on the cosmic web, its various tracers, and their embedded galaxies from both observational and theoretical perspectives. T
Contact:
Event Organizers;     Email: cosmic2020@ipmu.jp
Topics:
Cosmology, Large-scale Structures, Cosmic Cartography, Cosmic Web, Observations
Event listing ID:
1276510
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Time-Domain Cosmology with Strong Gravitational Lensing
13 Apr 2020 - 15 Apr 2020 • Kashiwa, Japan
Organizer:
Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)
Abstract:
This workshop will focus on applications of strong gravitational lensing to do cosmology, particularly with time-domain observations. This would include time-delay lensed quasars to determine the Hubble constant, lensed supernovae from future surveys, microlensing to detect dark compact objects, the effects of substructure lensing, and lensed gravitational waves, among other topics.
Event listing ID:
1287436
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Growing Black Holes: Accretion and Mergers
19 Apr 2020 • Kathmandu, Nepal
Event listing ID:
1242002
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ECLA2020 — European Conference on Laboratory Astrophysics ECLA 2020: Linking dust, ice and gas in space
19 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020 • Anacapri, Capri Island, Italy
Abstract:
The interplay between ubiquitous dust, ice and gas in space knits an interesting tale from collapsing interstellar clouds to the formation of new stars, planets, moons and comets. Along this path, the formation of complex organic molecules necessary to construct the building blocks of life brings us a step closer to the understanding of the evolution of life. The advancement in the understanding of these vast intricacies of space lies in the development of varied laboratory techniques and astrophysical modelling in close connection with space exploration and astronomical observations. We are living a very exciting time at the interplay between current and future missions/facilities. Return of extra-terrestrial samples is one of the drivers of these missions (e.g. Hayabusa 2, OSIRIS-Rex) together with a more and more detailed exploration of the Solar System planets, moons and other bodies (e.g. Martian rovers ExoMars and Mars 2020, BepiColumbo for Mercury, the future JUICE and Europa Clipper missions for Jupiter and its moon Europa). From the astronomical side, new perspectives arise from progress in high angular resolution observations from the optical/infrared (VLT and the coming JWST and ELT) to the sub-mm/mm range (ALMA, NOEMA) to the mid-radio frequencies (SKA) together with a better coverage of the electromagnetic spectrum (e.g. ATHENA for X-rays) and the discovery of new exo-worlds (e.g. PLATO, ARIEL). The ECLA 2020 conference will provide the opportunity for interdisciplinary exchanges between scientists active in different research fields, which range from astronomy to geology and from chemistry to instrumentation. These interactions will foster collaborations that will result in better scientific exploitation of missions/facilities in planetology and astronomy in relation with the major questions on our origins.
Contact:
Email: vito.mennella@inaf.it
Event listing ID:
1209747
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THE LOCAL GROUP. Assembly and Evolution
20 Apr 2020 - 23 Apr 2020 • Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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15th International Astronomical Consortium for High Energy Calibration (IACHEC) meeting
20 Apr 2020 - 23 Apr 2020 • Pembroke, VA, United States
Event listing ID:
1287468
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BEACON — Biennial European Astrobiology Conference
20 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020 • Fuencaliente de La Palma, Spain
Organizer:
European Astrobiology Institute
Abstract:
The Biennial European Astrobiology Conference (BEACON) will take place at the La Palma &Teneguia Princess Hotel on La Palma Island (Canary Islands, Spain) from 20-24 April 2020. During this meeting also the 2nd General Assembly of the EAI will take place. Scientific sessions are planned covering the following themes: Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems and Detection of Habitable Worlds, The Pathway to Complexity: From Simple Molecules to First Life
Contact:
Phone: [0046855378649];     Email: wgeppert@fysik.su.se
Topics:
astrobiology, planetary science, geology, geochemistry, biology, philosophy
Event listing ID:
1295240
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The Sharpest Eyes on the Sky: A 2020 vision for high angular resolution astronomy
20 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020 • Exeter, United Kingdom
Event listing ID:
1275294
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IVOA Interoperability Meeting
04 May 2020 - 08 May 2020 • Sydney, Australia
Organizer:
International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA)
Abstract:
The Virtual Observatory (VO) is the vision that astronomical datasets and other resources should work as a seamless whole. Many projects and data centres worldwide are working towards this goal. The International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) is an organisation that debates and agrees the technical standards that are needed to make the VO possible. It also acts as a focus for VO aspirations, a framework for discussing and sharing VO ideas and technology, and body for promoting and publicising the VO.
Event listing ID:
1300879
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The Accelerating Universe: The Physics and Astrophysics of Dark Energy and Gravitation
04 May 2020 - 29 May 2020 • Munich, Germany
Abstract:
As general structure for the programme, we aim at discussing probes of cosmic expansion, tests of structure growth and at understanding the implications of combining them. Different competing theoretical scenarios, both of the “modified matter” and “modified gravity” kinds, will be compared against each another. Both the theoretical and experimental/observational viewpoints will be represented and discussed.
Event listing ID:
1249132
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Uncovering the Physics of Formation of Globular Clusters and their Host Galaxies
11 May 2020 • Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Event listing ID:
1137504
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Uncovering the Physics of Formation of Globular Clusters and their Host Galaxies
11 May 2020 - 14 May 2020 • UC Santa Barbara, United States
Abstract:
This conference will synthesize recent observational discoveries of massive star clusters in nearby galaxies and the high-redshift universe. It will connect the observations to theoretical modeling of galaxy formation on large scales and star formation on small scales. The topics for discussion will include the efficiency of star cluster formation as a function of environment, and the origins of the cluster age and metallicity distributions. The meeting will aim to highlight the similarities and differences in star formation in low-redshift and high-redshift galaxies.
Event listing ID:
1120630
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17th AIP Thinkshop on "Protoplanetary Disk Chemodynamics"
11 May 2020 - 15 May 2020 • Potsdam, Germany
Organizer:
Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP)
Abstract:
Protoplanetary disk dynamics are crucial in defining the ecosystem for planet formation. The shift away from turbulence as the main agent for driving disk evolution towards disk winds has recently gained momentum in the community. At the same time, both the absence of significant levels of turbulence and the presence of large-scale outflows are gaining observational support. Yet, we are still lacking clear diagnostics for magnetic fields during the T Tauri phase. The task of extracting useful knowledge about the conditions in planet-forming disks, for instance from molecular-line ALMA data, is paramount. It demands an approach based on forward modelling combined with synthetic observation to understand the relevant dynamical and chemical processes shaping the detected emission features. Highlighting recent developments, we aim to orient the workshop around this chemo-dynamical link with a special focus on the potential role played by magnetic fields.
Event listing ID:
1300889
61
CAFFELattes — Cosmological analyses featuring Galactic foreground emission
11 May 2020 - 15 May 2020 • Montpellier, France
Abstract:
The magnetized Galactic interstellar medium has become a main hindrance in the analysis of cosmological data. Galactic foregrounds are an issue in different observational contexts for the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), the HI 21cm signal from the epoch of reionization (EoR), line intensity mapping and lensing surveys. Galactic magnetic fields also upset the identification of sources of ultra-high energy cosmic rays and the measurement of extragalactic magnetic fields. In each context, cosmology is tied to Galactic astrophysics, and from a methodological point of view, to mathematics, because novel methods are required to model and reproduce the statistical properties of Galactic foregrounds and account for their complexity in the statistical inference of cosmological parameters. The meeting aims at bringing together scientists from Cosmology, Galactic Astrophysics and Mathematics for cross-fertilization. These three themes will be developed in parallel along the week in the context of CMB, large scale structure, EoR, cosmic magnetism and cosmic-ray science and experiments.
Contact:
Phone: [+33679170204];     Email: francois.boulanger@ens.fr
Topics:
Cosmic microwave background, Large scale structure, Cosmic magnetism, Galactic astrophysics, Interstellar matter, Computational cosmology, component separation methods
Event listing ID:
1253877
62
THESEUS CONFERENCE 2020 — The Transient High-Energy Sky and Early Universe Surveyor
12 May 2020 - 15 May 2020 • Malaga, Spain
Abstract:
The Transient High-Energy Sky and Early Universe Surveyor (THESEUS) is a space mission concept currently under Phase A study by the European Space Agency (ESA) as candidate M5 mission, in view of a launch opportunity in 2032.
Event listing ID:
1257512
63
17th NRAO Synthesis Imaging Workshop
13 May 2020 - 20 May 2020 • Socorro, NM, United States
Abstract:
The 17th Synthesis Imaging Workshop will be held on 13 - 20 May 2020 at NRAO and New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT) in Socorro, New Mexico. The workshop will comprise of a week of lectures on aperture synthesis theory and techniques, and practical tutorials demonstrating data collection, calibration, and imaging of various types of data, including new data from the Jansky VLA, ALMA and the VLBA. The workshop will be delivered at a level appropriate for graduate students in astrophysics.
Event listing ID:
1300721
64
Galactic and Extragalactic High Velocity Clouds Workshop
17 May 2020 - 20 May 2020 • University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States
Event listing ID:
1265700
65
Massive Stars Near and Far
18 May 2020 • Ballyconnell, Cavan, Ireland
Event listing ID:
1242045
66
Distorted Astrophysical Discs: New Insights and Future Directions
18 May 2020 - 20 May 2020 • Cambridge, United Kingdom
Organizer:
Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge
Abstract:
We invite researchers working on non-axisymmetric distortions and warps in protoplanetary discs, galactic discs, discs in binaries (cataclysmic variables, etc.), circumbinary discs, debris discs around white dwarfs, planetary rings, tidal disruption events, etc. to gather for three days of focused discussion on the emerging puzzles and recent progress made in understanding such distortions.
Event listing ID:
1300786
67
Alvio@80: Conference in honor of Alvio Renzini
25 May 2020 - 29 May 2020 • Island of Crete, Greece
Abstract:
The conference will celebrate the life and the scientific achievements of Alvio Renzini, who turns 80 in July next year. Alvio’s extraordinary career spans over nearly 6 decades of amazing productivity and covers a great diversity of scientific topics, including stellar evolution, stellar populations in globular clusters, the Milky Way and nearby galaxies, elliptical galaxies, high-redshift star formation, theoretical modeling, observations. The scientific program is focused on the latest developments, both observationally and theoretically, in each of these topics with an emphasis on the interplay between the evolution of stellar populations in galaxy sub-structures, the evolution of the supermassive black hole, and the evolution of galaxies as systems across the cosmic time, including the physics of quenching.
Event listing ID:
1308292
Event website:
68
XRU2020 — The X-ray Universe 2020
25 May 2020 - 29 May 2020 • ESTEC/ESA, Noordwijk, Netherlands
Organizer:
XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre
Abstract:
The XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre is organising the 54 ESLAB conference, a major astrophysical symposium to take place 25 - 29 May 2020 at the European Space Agency's European Space Research and Technology Centre, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands. The symposium is the sixth meeting in the series "The X-ray Universe". The aim of the symposium is to have discussions on a broad range of topics in X-ray astrophysics. The meeting will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the launch of XMM-Newton. There will be a large range of presentations highlighting the outstanding results produced over the past two decades using XMM-Newton. In addition, the excellent results obtained with other currently active X-ray missions will also be presented as well as the scientific potential of future missions such as, for example, Athena.
Contact:
XMM-Newton SOC;     Email: xru2020@sciops.esa.int
Topics:
High energy astrophysics, XMM-Newton, Chandra, Swift, INTEGRAL, NuSTAR, NICER, MAXI, eROSITA, future X-ray missions
Event listing ID:
1302563
69
9ICPDP 2020 — 9th International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas
25 May 2020 - 29 May 2020 • Moscow, Russia
Organizer:
Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Abstract:
The history of ICPDP started in 1996 in Goa (India) as a response to growing interest in the topics of dusty plasmas, when the liquid and crystalline plasma was discovered. We continue a series of International Conferences on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas which take place every three years at different locations around the world (Goa, India 1996; Hakone, Japan 1999; Durban, South Africa 2002; Orleans, France 2005; Azores, Portugal 2008, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany 2011, New Delhi, India 2014, Prague, Czech Republic 2017). The conference provides a unique opportunity for disseminating the present status of dusty plasma physics worldwide and especially to young researchers. Ninth ICPDP conference is hosted by the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Science (IKI), Moscow, Russia. IKI acronym comes from Russian “Institut Kosmicheskih Issledovanyi”, which is Space Research Institute, and is used in English as is. IKI designs and builds scientific instruments for space experiments, acts as principal organization for various scientific space projects and missions, and uses the data of space probes to deepen our understanding of space and Earth. At present a significant topic of research at IKI is the space dust and dusty plasmas.
Contact:
Email: popel@iki.rssi.ru
Topics:
laboratory dusty plasmas, liquid and solid-like structures as well as phase transitions in plasmas, microgravity research, waves and instabilities in dusty plasmas, dusty plasmas in Earth’s environments, dusty plasmas in the Solar System, dusty plasmas in astrophysics and cosmology, dusty plasma applications including dusty plasmas for nanotechnology, etc.
Event listing ID:
1281745
Event website:
70
236th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society
31 May 2020 - 04 Jun 2020 • Madison, France
Organizer:
American Astronomical Society (AAS)
Event listing ID:
1300741
71
TOE III: from Solar System to Exoplanets
01 Jun 2020 - 05 Jun 2020 • Lamego, Douro Valley, Portugal
Event listing ID:
1257500
72
Michigan Cosmology Summer School
01 Jun 2020 - 05 Jun 2020 • Ann Arbor, United States
Organizer:
University of Michigan
Abstract:
The week-long school will focus on computational and theoretical large-scale structure, while allowing in-depth exploration of how current research tests theory with data. The school will be hands-on and partly computational, so that the participants acquire concrete practical skills in modeling data (and theory). Each lecturer will deliver ~4-5 hrs of lectures; some of that time may be devoted to numerical exercises/calculations. Confirmed lecturers include Ami Choi (Ohio State), Tim Eifler (Arizona), Tesla Jeltema (Santa Cruz), Adrian Liu (McGill), Will Percival (Waterloo), Mark Vogelsberger (MIT), and Joe Zuntz (Edinburgh).
Contact:
Email: huterer@umich.edu
Topics:
cosmology, school, summer school
Event listing ID:
1305888
73
PLANET FORMATION: FROM DUST COAGULATION TO FINAL ORBITAL ASSEMBLY
01 Jun 2020 - 26 Jun 2020 • Garching, Germany
Abstract:
This programme will bring together experts with complementary expertise in observation, theory, solar system and extrasolar planets to assess the current status of planet formation models, highlight problems in each formation stage, and explore the possibility of developing comprehensive models that can be applied to different planetary systems.
Event listing ID:
1249175
74
ISVHECRI 2020 — 21st International Symposium on Very High Energy Cosmic Ray Interactions (ISVHECRI 2020)
04 Jun 2020 - 08 Jun 2020 • Ooty, TN, India
Organizer:
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Abstract:
The 21st International Symposium on Very High Energy Cosmic Ray Interaction (ISVHECRI 2020) will be hosted by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research at the location of GRAPES-3 experiment in Ooty, India.

ISVHECRI is a biennial conference series supported by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). Its primary objective is to provide a forum for the discussion of very high energy interaction for the interpretation of cosmic ray data based on the information available from both the accelerator and cosmic ray experiments. This unique series brings together cosmic ray physicists and scientists involved with the high energy accelerators and colliding beam facilities. The scope of the conference has been widened to include interesting and new measurements from related areas of astro-particle physics.

Topics:
EAS results relevant to Particle Physics, Accelerator results relevant to Cosmic Ray Physics, Emulsion chamber & Hybrid experiment results, LHC pp and Heavy Ion Physics, Exotic phenomena, manifestation of a “New Physics” beyond the Standard Model, Hadronic cross sections, multiparticle production & hadronic interaction models, Space experiment data related to high energy interactions, Matter-Antimatter asymmetry, New EAS experimental installations, High energy neutrino and muon fluxes, High and super high energy cosmic rays, origin & observation
Event listing ID:
1314464
75
QUARKS-2020 — XXI Seminar on High Energy Physics
07 Jun 2020 - 13 Jun 2020 • Pereslavl-Zalessky, Russia
Organizer:
The Seminar is organized by the Institute for Nuclear Research of RAS, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
Abstract:
"Quarks-2020" is the 21st in the series of seminars taking place biennially since 1980 in various historical and cultural places of Russia.
Contact:
Event Secretariat;     Email: quarks@ms2.inr.ac.ru
Topics:
physics beyond the Standard Model, neutrino physics, quantum chromodynamics, strong interactions, heavy ion collisions, cosmology and astroparticle physics, gravity and its modifications, aspects of mathematical physics, selected experimental results
Event listing ID:
1288688
76
YAGN20 — Young Astronomers on Galactic Nuclei
08 Jun 2020 - 10 Jun 2020 • Copenhagen, Denmark
Abstract:
Young Astronomers on Galactic Nuclei (YAGN) is an annual series of informal meetings of Ph.D. students and postdocs working on supermassive black holes and active galactic nuclei in general, with the aim of promoting exchanges of ideas and new collaborations amongst young scientists.
Event listing ID:
1307177
77
AwRI2020 — Astronomy with Radioactive Isotopes
08 Jun 2020 - 11 Jun 2020 • Budapest, Hungary
Event listing ID:
1226694
Related subject(s):
78
IAU Symposium 362 — The predictive power of computational astrophysics as a discovery tool
08 Jun 2020 - 12 Jun 2020 • Chamonix, France
Abstract:
The Symposium will focus on computational methods applied to speed up and broaden the scope of scientific studies, such as finding trends from observational data, high performance computing, automated search algorithms, and model predictability. The meeting will bring together experts to discuss a palette of challenging informational and technical developments, including hardware and software but always focused on astronomical applications.
Topics:
Strong gravity - Large-scale structure, galaxy formation and evolution - Star formation and the interstellar medium - Stellar evolution, - Solar & exo-planet systems - New computational tools and data mining
Event listing ID:
1300724
79
LSST@EUROPE 4: Shaping the European contribution to LSST
08 Jun 2020 - 12 Jun 2020 • Rome, Italy
Abstract:
The LSST project is moving forward in the construction phase, and activities in the LSST Science Collaborations (Solar System; Stars, the Milky Way and Local Volume; Transients and Variable Stars; Galaxies; AGN; Strong Lensing; Dark Energy and Informatics and Statistics) are vibrant and involve a significant European participation.
Event listing ID:
1249092
80
SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2020
14 Jun 2020 - 19 Jun 2020 • Yokohama, Japan
Event listing ID:
1275314
Related subject(s):
81
SPIE AS20 — SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2020
14 Jun 2020 - 19 Jun 2020 • Yokohama, United States
Organizer:
SPIE – The international society for optics and photonics
Abstract:
SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation is the most prestigious event for developers of ground- and space-based telescopes, the supporting technologies, and the latest instrumentation. Taking place every two years, the 2020 conference will be held in Yokohama, Japan. No other event in the astrophotonics industry draws the number of elite researchers, innovators, and companies, whose collective efforts push the frontiers of space and enable the building and maintaining of the important telescopes of the world.
Contact:
Customer Service;     Phone: [(360)676-3290];     Email: customerservice@spie.org
Topics:
Adaptive optics, exoplanets, Interferometry, infrared, polarimetry, telescope Instrumentation, spectrograph, spectroscopy, telescope, calibration, polarimetry, ELT, interferometry, wavefront sensing and distortion, diffractive optics
Event listing ID:
1273026
82
Aspen Center for Physics Summer Workshop: Black Hole Formation, Accretion, and Outflows Through Cosmic Time
14 Jun 2020 - 05 Jul 2020 • Aspen, Colorado, United States
83
Extragalactic jets on all scales - launching, propagation, termination
15 Jun 2020 - 19 Jun 2020 • Heidelberg, Germany
Organizer:
Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg
Event listing ID:
1275280
84
The International Astrophysics and Space Conference 2020
15 Jun 2020 - 20 Jun 2020 • Tbilisi, Georgia
Organizer:
'The Foundation for Promoting Science and Education NOVA' and 'Georgian Astronomical Union'
Abstract:
The International Astrophysics and Space Conference 2020 is the scientific forum bringing together space exploration missions, ground-based observational projects and related astrophysics researchers, engineers, academicians, PIs and industrial professionals from all over the world to present their development activities and research results in the Solar System or Stellar Astrophysics and Space Science.
Contact:
Phone: [+995577558555];     Email: info@astronomia.ge
Topics:
space science, space exploration, space missions, solar atmosphere, stellar astrophysics, exoplanets
Event listing ID:
1293021
Event website:
85
RATOP2020 — Relativistic astrophysics, Theory and observational perspectives
16 Jun 2020 - 19 Jun 2020 • Warsaw, Poland
Organizer:
Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences
Abstract:
Theoretical studies have shown that the muti-wavelength emission in the nuclei of the active galaxies, and black hole binaries, is fueled by their accretion disks. The magnetic fields therein must mediate the transfer of mass and angular momentum. In addition, shock waves, possibly related to the regions tidally excited by the companion star in a binary system, may influence the accretion process and observed flaring emission. Finally, the episodes of jets being launched from the central engines, in both radio-blazars and in gamma ray bursts, are giving important insight into the physics of black hole accretion, and help estimate the fundamental parameters of the black holes, such as their masses and spins. These effects are studied by advanced numerical simulations, that use the methods of general relativistic magnetohydrodynamics.

Theoretical investigations are verified experimentally through the timing and spectral properties of the observed sources. In the last years, the observational context has been enormously enhanced due to discovery of gravitational waves, which give independent constraints on the masses (and possibly spins) of the merging compact stars. The multi-wavelength detection of accompanying events of the short GRBs, such as the kilonovae, have brought further important information about the conditions within the post-merger environment. Finally, the fundamental theories of gravity can be tested now with unprecedented precision through the signals from compact objects, such as quasars, supernovae, and gravitational-wave sources.

Contact:
Local Organizing Committee;     Email: ratop2020@cft.edu.pl
Topics:
active galaxies, black holes, accretion, magnetic fields, jets, general relativity, gravitational waves
Event listing ID:
1302681
86
COOL STARS 21: Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems and the Sun
21 Jun 2020 • Toulouse, France
Event listing ID:
1141940
87
Gemini Science Meeting: 20th Anniversary and Beyond
21 Jun 2020 - 25 Jun 2020 • Seoul, South Korea
Organizer:
Gemini Observatory
Abstract:
Gemini Observatory invites its international user community to Seoul, Korea, for a celebration of 20 years of forefront access to the entire sky, and a preview of the even more exciting things to come. Hosted by the partnership’s newest member, this special Science Meeting will feature the latest scientific results from Gemini, news on current instrumentation projects, updates on operations developments, fabulous dining, and lively discussion of Gemini’s strategic plans for the coming decade. Come join us in Seoul!
Event listing ID:
1282640
88
Neutrino 2020 — XIX International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics
21 Jun 2020 - 27 Jun 2020 • Chicago, Illinois, United States
Organizer:
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Abstract:
This is a biennial conference. Its primary focus is to review the current status of neutrino physics, the impact of neutrino physics on astronomy and cosmology, and the vision for the future development of these fields.
Event listing ID:
1279893
89
Planetary Science Informatics and Data Analytics 2020 Conference
22 Jun 2020 - 24 Jun 2020 • Madrid, Spain
Organizer:
European Space Agency (esa)
Abstract:
Tremendous growth in data volume and complexity of data returned from planetary exploration coupled with new and emerging data science technologies are changing planetary science. From better calibrations to enhanced modelling to new methods for data management and discovery, informatics and data analytics are an increasingly important part of understanding and processing data from planetary missions. As a result, it is becoming increasingly important for the planetary science and data science communities to work together to research and develop applications of these technologies to support upcoming mission and science needs. The PSIDA conference provides a forum to discuss approaches, challenges, applications of informatics and data analytics technologies and capabilities in planetary science.
Event listing ID:
1300998
90
ICSLS2020 — 25th InternationaI Conference on Spectral Line Shapes
22 Jun 2020 - 26 Jun 2020 • Caserta, Italy
Abstract:
The ICSLS (InternationaI Conference on Spectral Line Shapes) bi-annual conference series started in Paris, France in 1973, and it is held alternating European and North-American locations. The last three editions were held in Tullahoma, Tennessee, USA (2014), Torun, Poland (2016) and Dublin, Ireland (2018). The 25th ICSLS conference is organized by the Department of Mathematics and Physics, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli. It will be held inside the wonderful Monumental Complex of Belvedere di San Leucio, in Caserta (Italy). Also known as Ferdinandopoli, its construction is due to king Ferdinand IV of Bourbon, who wished to create a small village around the silk factory, in the eighteenth century. The ICSLS 2020 conference covers a broad range of topics related to spectral line shape studies, including: line shapes of atomic and molecular transitions in neutral gaseous mixtures, fundamental metrology, single and multi-photoionisation processes, high and low temperature plasmas, clusters and helium droplets, nanophotonic processes, spectroscopy of stellar atmospheres and interstellar media, spectroscopy of planetary atmospheres and exoplanets, cold atoms and molecules, collision-induced spectra, processes in laser fields, innovative techniques of line shape applications for diagnostic purposes and fundamental studies with narrow optical resonances, along with applications in e.g., industrial, environmental, medical and all other potential domains of interest. The conference will include a mix of invited lectures, contributed talks and poster presentations.
Contact:
Phone: [+390823274632];     Email: livio.gianfrani@unicampania.it
Topics:
Atomic and molecular spectra, spectral lineshapes, fundamental metrology, astronomical spectroscopy, spectroscopy of planetary atmospheres, collision-induced spectra
Event listing ID:
1242892
91
Multiphase Gas in Galaxy Groups
23 Jun 2020 - 25 Jun 2020 • Charlottesville, VA, United States
Organizer:
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc.
Event listing ID:
1300953
92
CSSP20 — CARPATHIAN SUMMER SCHOOL OF PHYSICS 2020
28 Jun 2020 - 11 Jul 2020 • Sinaia, Romania
Organizer:
Horia Hulubei National Institute for R&D in Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH)
Abstract:
We plan to remain faithful to the format of the latest editions: a combination of school-like format and conference format, with 1-2 hours long invited lectures by senior scientists/professors and 20 minutes short student communications. It is aimed at graduate students, post-docs and young or established researchers. Students from all countries are invited to attend. A limited number of stipends to cover the local expenses for students will be available. The first week will concentrate on topics of exotic nuclei and nuclear astrophysics and astroparticles, while the second will address physics with small accelerators and news about the physics and advances at ELI-NP. The conference will be held in Sinaia, a year-round mountain resort in the heart of the Carpathians, about 130 km north of Bucharest, about 1.5 hours drive from the main international airport of Bucharest (OTP). During the school, we shall organize excursions and social events to give the participants the chance to know the Romanian landscape and culture. Sinaia is “the Pearl of the Carpathians”, a prime tourist attraction and near many first class natural and historical attractions of Romania: the Sinaia monastery and the Peles Castle (with its beautiful art collection or the open-air folklore exhibit and market). Dining and wining at restaurants with live Romanian and international music, to mountain climbing, are all available within walking distance. Visits to old Transylvanian cities, like Brasov, Sibiu and Sighisoara, or to the Bran castle (“Dracula’s castle”) and Poiana Brasov, are possible by car, bus or train.
Contact:
CSSP20 Secretariat;     Phone: [+40214042345];     Email: cssp20@nipne.ro
Topics:
Exotic nuclei, Nuclear physics with RIBs, Nuclear physics for astrophysics, Astroparticle physics, Multi-messenger astrophysics, Stellar and laser induced plasmas, Physics at ELI-NP, Applications at small accelerators, Nuclear astrophysics with small accelerators, Accelerators for medical treatments, radioisotope production and industrial applications
Event listing ID:
1315516
Event website:
93
The Physics of Star Formation: From Stellar Cores to Galactic Scales
29 Jun 2020 - 03 Jul 2020 • Lyon, France
Contact:
Email: benoit.commercon@ans-lyon.fr
Topics:
star formation, protostellar disk, Initial Mass Function, Star formation Rate, feedback, galactic evolution
Event listing ID:
1213617
94
RUSGRAV-17 — 17th Russian Gravitational Conference — International Conference on Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics
29 Jun 2020 - 03 Jul 2020 • Saint Petersburg, Russia
Organizer:
Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University, Institute of Physics, Nanotechnology and Telecommunications and Russian Gravitational Society
Abstract:
The objective of the meeting is to promote contacts between scientists working in the field of Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics and related fields. It is well known that these research areas become more and more important not only for fundamental science but also for numerous technical applications. The main topics to be discussed are the following: Classical gravity; Observational and theoretical cosmology; Theoretical astrophysics, dark matter and dark energy; Quantum effects in curved space-time; Quantum gravity; Gravitational theory with extra dimensions; Geometrical aspects of gravitational theory; Gravitational theories beyond Einstein's General Relativity.
Contact:
Event Organizing Committee;     Email: yuri.pavlov@mail.ru
Topics:
Gravitation, cosmology, astrophysics, dark matter, dark energy, extra dimensions, classical gravity, quantum gravity, quantum effects in curved space-time, general relativity theory, Universe, inflation, gravitational waves. Friedmann solution.
Event listing ID:
1302608
95
EAS 2020 — European Astronomical Society Annual Meeting
30 Jun 2020 - 01 Jul 2020 • Leiden, Netherlands
Organizer:
European Astronomical Society (EAS)
Abstract:
n this symposium, we will bring together observers and modellers with an interest in galaxy evolution in intermediate-redshift clusters. The communities will update each other on recent progress, identify the shortcomings in current models, and discuss which future observations and simulations will be most beneficial to making progress in this field.
Topics:
Quenching Cluster Galaxies in the Cosmic Middle Ages: From Observations to Theory
Event listing ID:
1310397
96
14th Asia-Pacific Regional IAU Meeting (APRIM)
06 Jul 2020 • Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Event listing ID:
1133165
Event website:
97
The First Penn State SETI Symposium
06 Jul 2020 - 09 Jul 2020 • State College, Pennsylvania, United States
Organizer:
The Penn State Extraterrestrial Intelligence Center
Contact:
Email: PSETI.symposium@gmail.com
Topics:
SETI, technosignatures, exoplanets, astrobiology
Event listing ID:
1293888
98
Gamma2020 — 7th Heidelberg International Symposium on High-Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy
06 Jul 2020 - 10 Jul 2020 • Barcelona, Spain
Organizer:
Universitat de Barcelona
Abstract:
Scientific topics will range from the origin of galactic and extragalactic cosmic rays to the physics and astrophysics of compact objects (Pulsars, Microquasars, AGN) and their relativistic outflows, as well as to cosmological issues related to Dark Matter, Intergalactic radiation and magnetic fields, and topics relevant to fundamental physics.
Event listing ID:
1257609
99
Illuminating the Dusty Universe: A Tribute to the Work of Bruce Draine
06 Jul 2020 - 10 Jul 2020 • Florence, Italy
Event listing ID:
1269390
100
MULTIPHASE AGN FEEDING & FEEDBACK II: Linking the Micro to Macro Scales in Galaxies, Groups, and Clusters
06 Jul 2020 - 10 Jul 2020 • Sesto/Sexten, Italy
Organizer:
Massimo Gaspari (Princeton U.) | Francesco Tombesi (U. Rome) | Massimo Cappi (INAF OAS)
Abstract:
In the last decade, increasingly strong efforts have been devoted to understand the role of active galactic nuclei (AGN) during the cosmic evolution of galaxies, groups and clusters of galaxies. Chandra, XMM-Newton, and Hitomi have unveiled spectacular interactions of the central supermassive black hole (SMBH) with the host atmosphere in the form of resolved X-ray cavities, shocks, metal uplifts, and turbulence. At the same time, the hot halos of galaxies, groups, and clusters recurrently condense in localized regions forming multiphase filaments and clouds that rain onto the central SMBH and that are detected via optical/IR/radio telescopes (e.g., HST, Magellan, VLT, IRAM, SOFIA). In the nuclear region, spectroscopical studies of AGN have discovered an amazing diversity of feeding and feedback phenomena, including ultrafast outflows, warm absorbers, massive ionized, neutral and molecular outflows. With the advent of next-generation telescopes (e.g., ALMA, MUSE, JWST, XARM, Athena, LOFAR/SKA), we are starting to learn that multiphase outflows are an ubiquitous phenomenon in cosmic structures of different masses and ages. Linking the macro to micro scales — and vice versa — of feeding and feedback processes is thus vital to advance our knowledge on the (co)evolution of black holes, galaxies, and clusters of galaxies. The aim of the workshop is to bring together active researchers in the above tightly related — but often disjointed — fields in order to discuss the latest results, confront state-of-the-art simulations/models and observations, as well as promote new collaborations and set the path to future observational and numerical campaigns.
Contact:
Email: sesto2018agnfeeds@gmail.com
Topics:
Active Galactic Nuclei, Outflows/Jets, Black Hole Accretion, Galaxy Clusters/Groups, ICM/IGM/CGM Physics, Multiphase Gas Condensation, Multiwavelength Observations, Hydrodynamic Simulations
Event listing ID:
1295330
101
A COMPREHENSIVE VIEW OF GALAXY EVOLUTION FROM THE MILKY WAY TO I ZWICKY 18 (A conference in honor of Monica Tosi).
06 Jul 2020 - 10 Jul 2020 • Sesto/Sexten, Italy
Organizer:
American Astronomical Society (AAS)
Event listing ID:
1301007
102
IFAS6 - Indo-French Astronomy School - Spectroscopy: Treasures in the voxels
09 Jul 2020 - 17 Jul 2020 • Lyon, France
Event listing ID:
1269400
103
EPoS 2020 — The Early Phase Star Formation - Insights from Dynamics
12 Jul 2020 • MPG Conference Center Castle Ringberg, Tegernsee, Germany
Event listing ID:
1242033
104
TASC6/KASC13 Workshop
12 Jul 2020 - 17 Jul 2020 • Leuven, Belgium
Abstract:
Asteroseismology is a young and rapidly developing field in stellar astrophysics. It enables efficient probes of stellar interiors and provides critical input to many fields in contemporary astrophysics. Being very sensitive to the total time span and precision of individual stellar brightness measurements, observational asteroseismology has experienced significant boosts with the launch of space-missions such as CoRoT, Kepler/K2, and TESS. The interior macro- and micro-physics are being probed with unprecedented precision for isolated stars, as well as small- to intermediate-sized stellar populations across the entire HR-diagram. Powerful synergies between asteroseismology and fields such as binary stars, exoplanets, clusters, galactic archeology, etc. are emerging fast. In this joint 6th/13th in a series of TASC/KASC workshops, we aim to put asteroseismology in a wider context, reaching out to other fields in astrophysics, focusing on the above synergies with specific attention to joint exploitation of large-scale space- and ground-based surveys. We will celebrate the 10th anniversary of “Kepler Asteroseismology in Action” started during KASC3 at Aarhus University, where Kepler asteroseismology was put into practice for the first time, opening a new horizon for observational asteroseismology as we know it today. KASC6/TASC13 will highlight the first results emerging from the full-sky, double-hemisphere TESS data exploration, in synergy with other and complementary large-scale surveys. The TASC6/KASC13 workshop will take place from 13-17 July 2020 at KU Leuven, Belgium - one of the most active asteroseismic centers in Europe.
Topics:
Asteroseismology
Event listing ID:
1307176
105
Taking the Temperature: Statistical Nuclear Physics for Astrophysics and Applications
13 Jul 2020 - 16 Jul 2020 • Athens, Ohio, United States
Organizer:
Ohio University in Athens
Abstract:
Statistical estimates of nuclear reaction rates are essential ingredients for astrophysical model calculations, e.g. r-process nucleosynthesis in neutron star mergers, and nuclear applications, e.g. next generation nuclear reactor performance. Rate calculations require experimental or theoretical constraints for nuclear properties such as level densities (temperature), gamma-strength functions, particle optical potentials, and level spin distributions. Recently major advances have been made experimentally constraining the statistical properties of nuclei, particularly off the valley of beta-stability, while systematic studies have identified critical data needs for astrophysics and applications. As such, the time is ripe to “take the temperature” of the field of statistical nuclear physics to share recent advances and promising opportunities.
Event listing ID:
1285768
106
Dust2020 — The Rise of Metals and Dust in Galaxies through Cosmic Time
13 Jul 2020 - 17 Jul 2020 • Marseille, France
Organizer:
Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille
Abstract:
Before the birth of the first generation of stars (population III), the universe contained essentially only hydrogen and helium atoms. But after these first stars ignited, they synthesized in their cores nuclei of atoms heavier and heavier (the rise of metals). Some of these atoms have formed grains of dust, which is now everywhere in the interstellar medium. Dust absorbs and diffuses ultraviolet radiation and optical light, which heats the dust particles that ultimately produce radiation that is re-emitted in the infrared. This process modifies our vision of galaxies and of the universe and has dominated the universe for several billion years (the rise of dust). In addition to the effects of reddening and obscuration, dust grains also play a crucial role in star formation and in the physics and chemistry of the interstellar medium, such as heating and cooling processes, gas dynamics, charge transfer and the formation of H2 molecules. It is therefore important to progress in understanding the history of the formation of heavy elements in the universe as well as the different phases of the duty cycle of dust and the variation of this cycle according to the environment and the cosmic times.
Contact:
Email: denis.burgarella@lam.fr
Event listing ID:
1287203
107
ECRS 2020 — European Cosmic Ray Symposium
13 Jul 2020 - 17 Jul 2020 • Nijmegen, Netherlands
Abstract:
The 27th European Cosmic Ray Symposium (ECRS 2020) will be held in Nijmegen, the Netherlands from July 13th to 17th, 2020.
Topics:
Cosmic-Ray Physics, Gamma-Ray Astronomy, Neutrino Astronomy, Dark Matter Physics, Solar and Heliospheric Physics, Astroparticle Physics Theory and Models as well as Experimental Methods, Techniques, and Instrumentation.
Event listing ID:
1314452
108
16th International Conference on the Dark Side of the Universe
13 Jul 2020 - 17 Jul 2020 • Kigali, Rwanda
Organizer:
ICTP-East African Institute for Fundamental Research
Abstract:
The DSU conferences are a series of international workshops in cosmology and astro-particle physics. The workshops bring together a wide range of theorists and experimentalists to discuss current ideas on models of the dark sector of the Universe, and relate them to ongoing and future experiments. Topics covered include: dark matter, dark energy, cosmic rays, neutrino physics, large-scale structure, black holes, gravitational waves, physics beyond the standard model, and more.
Event listing ID:
1314606
109
Compact Objects and Energetic Phenomena in the Multi-Messenger Era
14 Jul 2020 - 16 Jul 2020 • Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Event listing ID:
1265710
110
Hot Stars: Life with Circumstellar Matter
20 Jul 2020 - 24 Jul 2020 • Almaty, Kazakhstan
Abstract:
We will organize an international conference with the main focus on hot stars showing effects of the presence of circumstellar material such asspectral line emission, excess radiation in the visual and infrared regions, stellar spectrum veiling, nebulocities, brightness and spectrum variations. The classes of object include pre-main-sequence Herbig Ae/Be stars, Be stars, objects with the B[e] phenomenon, hot supergiants, Wolf-Rayet stars, Luminous Blue Variables, and planetary nebulae.
Event listing ID:
1249112
111
Physics of Neutron Stars - 2020
20 Jul 2020 - 24 Jul 2020 • Saint Petersburg, Russia
Organizer:
Ioffe Institute, Alferov University.
Abstract:
This will be the 12th scientific meeting on neutron star physics in Saint Petersburg organized by the Theoretical Astrophysics Department of the Ioffe Institute. The conference will cover all major topics of observations and theory of neutron stars, particularly, isolated neutron stars, magnetars, radio pulsars, fast radio bursts, classical accreting X-ray pulsars, transitional millisecond pulsars, ultra-luminous X-ray pulsars, pulsar emission mechanisms, evolution of neutron stars, origin and evolution of their magnetic fields, equation of state and structure, mechanisms of supernova explosions and evolution of supernova remnants, gamma-ray observations of pulsars, X-ray polarimetry, neutron star mergers and gravitational-wave astronomy.
Contact:
Email: ns2020spb@gmail.com
Event listing ID:
1288657
112
2020 Sagan Summer Workshop on Extreme Precision Radial Velocity
20 Jul 2020 - 24 Jul 2020 • Pasadena, California, United States
Organizer:
NASA
Abstract:
The Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshops are held annually and provide opportunities for students, postdocs, and researchers to learn about the engineering and scientific application of exoplanet-related techniques used in NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program.
Event listing ID:
1275312
113
Exoplanets III
27 Jul 2020 • Heidelberg, Germany
Event listing ID:
1099812
Event website:
114
NWCS20 — SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures
27 Jul 2020 - 30 Jul 2020 • Bremen, Germany
Abstract:
Theoretical aspects of applied mathematical research on nonlinear waves and coherent structures are relevant to subjects as diverse as general relativity, high-energy particle and plasma physics, fluid and solid mechanics, nonlinear electrical circuits, Bose-Einstein condensation, nonlinear optics, random media, atmosphere and ocean dynamics, chemical reactions, and biology. Remarkable agreement between theory and experiments can be claimed in many of these fields. The goals of the conference are to provide a forum for the development of mathematical methods and tools, to foster cross-fertilization among different fields of application, and most crucially to enable communication between the mathematicians who build the theory and the scientists who use it. The conference program will consist of presentations on subjects ranging from basic mathematical research to concrete applications.
Event listing ID:
1250837
Related subject(s):
115
GAP TRANSIENTS/INTERMEDIATE LUMINOSITY OPTICAL TRANSIENTS: GIANT EURPIONS OR STELLAR MERGERS?
27 Jul 2020 - 31 Jul 2020 • Alta Pusteria, Italy
Abstract:
The workshop will gather together a group of experts on surveys, follow-up observations, stellar evolutionary theory, stellar physics, and population synthesis aimed at confronting the observational properties of each subclass with theory.
Event listing ID:
1308280
116
43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly and Associated Events
15 Aug 2020 • Sydney, Australia, Australia
Event listing ID:
1123865
117
COSPAR2020 — Unifying planetary system formation out of elementary building blocks: from dust, gas and ice to our Solar System and exoplanets
15 Aug 2020 - 22 Aug 2020 • Sydney, Australia
Organizer:
The Australian space research community
Abstract:
The 2020 Assembly will combine the latest in space research findings with activities designed to enrich the global space research community - including helping equip our future leaders, and workshopping with space industry - and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. You will have the opportunity of a lifetime to interact directly with everything that Australia has to offer – our science and innovation, our people, our heritage, and our beautiful environment.
Event listing ID:
1287390
118
EUROWD20: 22nd European Workshop on White Dwarfs
17 Aug 2020 • Tbingen, Germany
Event listing ID:
1192419
119
Star Formation: From Clouds to Discs. A Tribute to the Career of Lee Hartmann
17 Aug 2020 - 20 Aug 2020 • Malahide, Ireland
Organizer:
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Ireland
Abstract:
This conference will celebrate the career of Lee Hartmann, who has made enormous contributions to our field during his productive life. For over 3 decades Lee has been a leading pioneer in characterizing the physics of molecular clouds, stars and planet formation. His scientific breadth and impact can be seen in his studies on molecular cloud formation and cloud lifetimes. This has led to a change in our paradigm of star formation towards more rapid evolution. He has been among the first to recognize the importance of accretion and magnetic fields in the phenomena observed in young stars, and has led ground-breaking efforts characterizing these effects. As a tribute to Lee, but also recognizing that we stand on the threshold of a new era with the arrival of JWST, E-ELT and SKA, it is appropriate to take stock of the most fascinating developments in our field, emphasizing those areas where Lee has made significant contributions.
Contact:
Phone: [+353 (0)1 440 6656];     Email: cloudstodiscs@dias.ie
Topics:
star formation, protostars, accretion discs, jets, outflows, molecular clouds, magnetic fields, HII regions
Event listing ID:
1317904
120
SFDE2020 — Star formation in different environments 2020
24 Aug 2020 - 28 Aug 2020 • Quy Nhon, Vietnam
Organizer:
ICISE, Quy Nhon, Vietnam
Abstract:
To continue the SFDE series that were organized in 2016 and 2017 held in ICISE, Quy Nhon, Vietnam, we will get together again in 24-28 August 2020 to discuss the recent progress in star formation. From 22-23, there will be a bootcamp for young students. The conference will highlight the recent advances in all directions in observations, numerical simulations, and theory of star formation in different environments, from individual star to galaxy systems. The idea is to search for a universal picture of star formation across all scales and also identify the characteristics of each individual scale. The conference will cover all aspects of star formation, including core-collapse, turbulence, chemistry, magnetic field, filaments, converging flows and cloud-cloud-collision.

The goal of the conference is to share the different views from different research communities by balancing contributions from different categories and to encourage collaborations between researchers across the Globe. Ample time is set aside to encourage discussions and collaboration. The meeting consists of invited reviews, invited talks, contributed talks, and posters. The conference also aims at fostering close collaboration via smaller size focus group discussion and excursion. There is also a bootcamp training school prior to the conference for local students.

Contact:
Chair;     Phone: [+1-6479141612];     Email: qnguyen@nsc.nagoya-cu.ac.jp
Topics:
star formation, interstellar medium, galaxy, observation, physics, astronomy, astrophysics, protostars, young planet
Event listing ID:
1277101
121
IAU365 — IAU Symposium 365: Dynamics of solar and stellar convection zones and atmospheres
25 Aug 2020 - 29 Aug 2020 • Moscow, Russia
Abstract:
The Symposium will bring together solar and stellar physicists investigating the dynamics of convection zones and lower atmospheres. It will be dedicated to observational and theoretical aspects of the hydrodynamics and magnetohydrodynamics of the solar and stellar convection zones and lower atmospheres, both global and local, with the inclusion of numerical simulations as a particular branch of theoretical research.
Contact:
Email: iaus365@sinp.msu.ru
Topics:
Convection (solar – on different scales – and stellar), Differential rotation and meridional circulation (both solar and stellar), Global dynamo (in the Sun and stars; solar-cycle observed patterns and predictions), Helioseismology and asteroseismology (both global and local; probing subsurface structure and dynamics), Local processes of magnetic-flux emergence, sunspot and starspot formation (observed patterns of sunspot evolution, small-scale motions, local dynamo)
Event listing ID:
1252993
122
IWARA2020 — 9th International Workshop on Astronomy and Relativistic Astrophysics
06 Sep 2020 • Mexico City, Mexico
Event listing ID:
1242065
123
IWARA2020 - 9th International Workshop on Astronomy and Relativistic Astrophysics
06 Sep 2020 - 12 Sep 2020 • Mexico City, Mexico
Abstract:
The event is the ninth in a series of meetings gathering scientists working on astroparticle physics, cosmology, gravitation, nuclear physics, and related fields. As in previous years, the IWARA2020 meeting sessions will consist of invited and contributed talks, poster sessions.
Contact:
Phone: [+52 1 55 2736 3988];     Email: hess@nucleares.unam.mx
Topics:
IWARA2020 will cover recent developments in the following topics: New phenomena and new states of matter in the Universe, General relativity, gravitation, cosmology, New directions for general relativity: past, present and future of general relativity, FRW cosmologies, Cosmic microwave background radiation, First stars, hypernovae, and faint supernovae in the early Universe, Quantum gravity and quantum cosmology, Gravity and the unification of fundamental interactions, Supersymmetry and Inflation, String theory, White dwarfs, neutron stars and pulsars, Black hole physics and astrophysics, Gamma-ray emission in the Universe, High energy cosmic rays, Gravitational waves, Dark energy and dark matter, Strange matter and strange stars, Antimatter in the Universe, High-energy cosmic neutrinos, Blazars, Quantum chromodynamics, nuclear and particle physics and new states of matter in the Universe, Heavy ion collisions and the formation of the quark-gluon plasma in heavy ion collisions and in the first instants of the Universe, Strong magnetic fields in the Universe, strong magnetic fields in compact stars and in galaxies, ultra-strong magnetic fields in neutron star mergers, quark stars and magnetars, strong magnetic fields and the cosmic microwave background, Laboratories, observatories, telescopes and other experimental and observational facilities that will define the future directions of astrophysics, astronomy, cosmology, nuclear and astroparticle physics as well as the future of physics at the energy frontiers, and topics related to these.
Event listing ID:
1238414
124
Planetary Science: The Young Solar System
06 Sep 2020 - 12 Sep 2020 • ICISE, Quy Nhon, Vietnam, Vietnam
Abstract:
For decades scientific researchers have wondered how the solar system formed and evolved. This active field of research is populated with cosmochemists, planetary scientists, geologists, geophysicists and astronomers, among others, who all try to unravel what happened over 4.5 billion years ago. Yet despite all these international efforts the nature of the formation and evolution of the young solar system and the proclivity of the terrestrial planets to support a (long-term) biosphere remains obscure. It makes sense at this time to synthesis what we know, highlight key points of agreement and contention, and to provide recommendations for scientific progress.
Event listing ID:
1254013
125
IPA 2020 — Interplay between Particle and Astroparticle physics 2020
07 Sep 2020 - 11 Sep 2020 • Vienna, Austria
Organizer:
Institute of High Energy Physics (HEPHY) Vienna
Abstract:
There are several open questions in Physics today each of which touches the fields of both Particle Physics and Astroparticle/Cosmology. For example, only 5% of the Universe is described by the Standard Model of particle physics. A far larger contribution comes from the elusive Dark Matter whose existence has been inferred from Astroparticle measurements, and for which a large variety of models have been built by the theory community. Dark Matter is searched for in dedicated direct and indirect detection experiments but also in high-energy collisions at the LHC. Other subjects, such as the baryogenesis is still an open question related both to leptogenesis and CP violation and the matter content of today’s Universe. The knowledge of the neutrino sector has greatly increased over the past decades, but the question of the hierarchy is not yet solved and would need both accelerator/astroparticle and cosmological measurements to be fully understood. The physics of inflation which will be better constrained in the coming years would also need skills from both fields to be fully explored. Is a simple extension of the Standard Model sufficient or do we need more? In many fields the “single experiment” measurements have given way to more global views of our models: electroweak fits, exploring the parameter space of models beyond the Standard Model taking into account measurements and limits on new signatures.

The IPA2020 conference will bring together experimentalists and theorists to discuss the topics mentioned above with an emphasis on exchange between the different but correlated fields.

Event listing ID:
1277208
126
The Epoch of Galaxy Quenching: Understanding the Decline in Star Formation from Cosmic Noon to the Present
07 Sep 2020 - 11 Sep 2020 • Cambridge, United Kingdom
Organizer:
Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge, UK
Abstract:
The goal of this conference is to bring together an international community of researchers in observational and theoretical astrophysics, to work towards a solution to one of the most important problems in modern extra-galactic astronomy: why do galaxies stop forming stars?
Event listing ID:
1282612
127
HEAD18 — 18th Meeting of the High Energy Astrophysics Division
13 Sep 2020 - 17 Sep 2020 • Tucson, AR, United States
Event listing ID:
1301006
128
Wheel of Star Formation: A conference dedicated to Prof. Jan Palouš
14 Sep 2020 - 18 Sep 2020 • Prague, Czech Republic
Abstract:
This is a meeting to celebrate the life-time work and contributions to astronomy of Jan Palouš. Among other topics that have always interested Jan is the gas cycle in galaxies, in particular how star formation influences their evolution. With the advance of new instruments and computational capacities in the recent years, there have been many unexpected observational discoveries and sophisticated simulations. This brings a desire to think anew about these topics, and try to connect these sometimes conflicting findings with the greater picture of star formation as a key element in the evolution of the Universe. The goal of the meeting is to gather researchers actively working in the field, to present and discuss the up-to-date advances and discoveries, as well as identify the important questions and initiate discussions on their solution strategies.
Event listing ID:
1307208
129
ESO-ESA JOINT 2020 SCIENCE WORKSHOP: NEW SCIENCE IN THE MULTI-MESSENGER ERA
14 Sep 2020 - 18 Sep 2020 • Garching, Munich, Germany
Organizer:
ESO – European Southern Observatory
Abstract:
Multi-messenger astronomy - the combination of electromagnetic light with gravitational waves or neutrinos - has come of age. The detection of gravitational waves and a kilonova from a merging neutron star binary, and the identification of a flaring blazar in coincidence with a high energy neutrino mark the beginning of an era where the detections of sources beyond the electromagnetic spectrum will become increasingly common. The facilities of both ESO and ESA are central to efforts to identify the counterparts of sources initially located by either gravitational wave or neutrino observatories, and have made pivotal contributions to these first steps into multi-messenger astronomy. This workshop will celebrate these contributions, summarize the results gathered during the third LIGO/VIRGO observing run, and explore the long term possibilities enabled by LISA, E-ELT, Athena and more.
Event listing ID:
1287477
130
EANAM2020 — The 9-th East Asian Numerical Astrophysics Meeting
14 Sep 2020 - 18 Sep 2020 • Tenbusu Naha, Okinawa, Japan
Abstract:
Numerical simulations have become even more important as detailed comparisons between theories and observations are now possible at a deeper level in most fields of astrophysics. The aim of this series of meetings is to bring (but not limited to) East-Asian numerical astrophysicists together and provide chances to learn each other's work and explore possible collaborations among them. The scope of the meeting will encompass all major astronomical research fields that involve numerical simulations, including (but not limited to) cosmology, astronomical hydrodynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, radiative transfer, particle acceleration, and planetary / stellar / galactic dynamics. In addition, there will also be a focus on computer science applications directed toward astrophysics including numerical methods, simulation data analysis, high performance computing, and optimization for use on large scale computer clusters. Participants from outside of the East Asia are warmly welcome as well.
Event listing ID:
1292899
131
Advances and Challenges in Computational Relativity
14 Sep 2020 - 18 Sep 2020 • Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Abstract:
This kick-off workshop will seek to provide an overview of both the state-of-the-art and open challenges drawing from multiple themes (theory, analysis of the equations, computation, and data analysis) within the broad context of Einstein's general relativity theory.
Event listing ID:
1250847
Related subject(s):
132
VLVnT — 9th Very Large Volume neutrino Telescopes
16 Sep 2020 - 19 Sep 2020 • Valencia, Spain
Event listing ID:
1314506
133
Conditions and Impact of Star Formation - Across Times and Scales
21 Sep 2020 • Puerto Varas or Valdivia, Chile
Event listing ID:
1233560
134
Aaronson Symposium: Galactic Dynamics with Resolved Stars
21 Sep 2020 - 23 Sep 2020 • Tucson, Arizona, United States
Organizer:
University of Arizona, Department of Astronomy
Abstract:
This is a special symposium in honor of Marc Aaronson, who was a postdoc at Steward Observatory starting in 1977 and an Associate Professor starting in 1983. His astronomical research focused on many of the most important problems of observational cosmology: the cosmic distance scale, the age of the Universe, the large-scale motion of matter, and the distribution of invisible mass in the Universe.
Event listing ID:
1275377
135
NIC 2020 — 16th International Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos
21 Sep 2020 - 25 Sep 2020 • Chengdu city, Sichuan province, China
Organizer:
China Institute of Atomic Energy
Abstract:
Nuclei in the Cosmos is the most important international meeting in the field of nuclear astrophysics. It brings together nuclear experimentalists, nuclear theorists, astronomers, theoretical astrophysicists, cosmochemists, and others interested in the scientific questions at the interface of nuclear physics and astrophysics.
Event listing ID:
1303225
Related subject(s):
136
Galaxy evolution: from cosmic dawn to the Milky Way with the ESA Euclid mission and ESO telescopes
21 Sep 2020 - 25 Sep 2020 • Madrid, Spain
Organizer:
European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC)
Abstract:
Euclid is a high profile ESA mission to be launched mid 2022 aimed at characterizing with unprecedented accuracy the properties of Dark Energy by mapping the evolution of the large-scale structures of the Universe over the past 10 billions years. Euclid will have a major impact on galaxy formation from cosmic dawn to the present time. At lower redshift, Euclid will provide the equivalent of SDSS-quality images of redshift 0.1 galaxies out to redshift 0.7, for detailed morphological studies. Realizing the full potential of these programmes requires, however, follow-up spectroscopic observations of the photometrically selected samples. The workshop will address ESA/ESO synergies.
Event listing ID:
1310352
137
9th Microquasar Workshop: Celebrating over 50 years of discovery
21 Sep 2020 - 25 Sep 2020 • Cagliari, Italy
Organizer:
INAF-Observatory of Cagliari
Abstract:
"The 9th Microquasar Workshop: Celebrating over 50 years of discovery" will be held in Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy, on 21-25 September 2020. It is the ninth in a series of conferences mainly devoted to microquasars but also covering relativistic jet sources in a broader context. It will also be an occasion to celebrate the 50 years since the discovery of variable radio emission from X-ray binaries. The workshop aims to present and discuss the latest results related to X-ray binaries, in particular accretion/ejection physics (multi-wavelength observations and theory/simulations), the properties, mechanisms and interplays of the accretion disk, disk winds, jets, accretion/ejection at all scales, and comparison with the various accretions (BH, NS, CV). The formation, evolution and merging of compact objects in binaries will also be addressed. In the context of recent missions devoted to transient sources, new facilities will be discussed (such as NICER, HXMT, MeerKAT, ASKAP, etc), in addition to new tools and diagnostics based on X-ray timing.
Contact:
Email: loc-microquasar.oaca@inaf.it
Event listing ID:
1308266
138
CSS 2020 — Cosmology on Small Scales 2020: Excessive Extrapolations and Selected Controversies in Cosmology
23 Sep 2020 - 26 Sep 2020 • Prague, Czech Republic
Organizer:
Institute of Mathematics, Czech Academy of Sciences
Abstract:
According to the modern cosmological paradigm, about 2/3 of the energy of the Universe is in the dark form and about 5/6 of the matter is invisible. However, numerous recent attempts to detect independently the dark-matter particles failed, and a number of other problems with the existence of dark energy and dark matter (such as the anomalous friction in the dark-matter halos of galaxies, etc.) become now more and more obvious. All these troubles raise the question if the "dark" substance is merely a result of excessive extrapolations involved in the theoretical analysis? So, it is timely to gather specialists from various branches of astronomy and astrophysics to discuss these issues.
Topics:
Mathematical aspects of the extrapolations used in cosmology, Arguments for and against dark matter, and revisiting the foundations of physics, Alternative models for dark matter and dark energy, A systematic discord in the value of the Hubble constant derived by different methods, Theoretical possibility and observational evidence for small-scale cosmological effects, Complementary redshifts of non-cosmological nature, Quantum effects on the early universe and their observational imprints at the present time
Event listing ID:
1302754
139
From Clouds to Planets II: The Astrochemical Link
28 Sep 2020 - 02 Oct 2020 • Berlin, Germany
Abstract:
During the conference, we will make a journey through space and time, starting from interstellar clouds and then moving to cloud filaments and dense cores on the verge of star formation, to protostars and their embedded disks, to planet-forming disks to exoplanet and finally landing in our Solar System, while delving into laboratory facilities and theoretical calculations and simulations. Each evening, before dinner, there will be a general talk on each topic of the conference (the “aperitive talk”), to allow all communities to understand better the “big picture” and to facilitate finding links across disciplines, which always provide fertile ground in our journey towards understanding our astrochemical origins.
Event listing ID:
1287454
140
PUMA2020 — Probing the universe with multi-messanger astronomy
28 Sep 2020 - 02 Oct 2020 • Sestri Levante, Italy
Abstract:
A conference to gather an overview of the status and future prospects of astrophysics and cosmology with a multimessanger approach. The conference will feature only plenary sessions on the following topics: astrophysics with electromagnetic waves, astrophysics with gravitational waves, astroparticle physics and neutrino astrophysics, nuclear astrophysics, cosmology.
Event listing ID:
1230595
141
IAU Symposium 366: The origin of outflows in evolved stars
04 Oct 2020 - 10 Oct 2020 • Leuven, Belgium
Organizer:
International Astronomical Union (IAU)
Abstract:
A proper understanding of stellar evolution and of the chemical make-up of the building blocks in the Universe near and far cannot be achieved without a detailed understanding of the wind physics during the late stages of stellar evolution as a function of the cosmic environment and hence metallicity. The goal of this IAU Symposium 366 is to propel our understanding of stellar wind physics across stellar mass by bringing together the scientific communities which often focus on either the low-mass or the massive stars. This cross-disciplinary approach will fuel new scientific ideas and insights and will facilitate for new collaborations to grow across communities.
Topics:
Theory of stellar outflows: low mass & massive stars Observing stellar outflows: low mass & massive stars Numerical models for stellar outflows: low mass & massive stars Binarity Enrichment of the interstellar medium by stellar winds Astrochemistry Current and new observing facilities
Event listing ID:
1307185
Event website:
142
MIAPP Workshop — Star-forming clumps and clustered starbursts across cosmic time
05 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020 • Garching, Germany
Organizer:
NIAPP – Munich Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics
Abstract:
This program addresses the questions of how starbursting complexes, gaseous high-redshift clumps, giant molecular clouds, and young massive star clusters are formed, what are their physical properties, and what is their impact on galaxy evolution. Current observations and simulations allow us to directly compare how star formation proceeds at low and high redshift, down to the small spatial scales of star clusters.
Event listing ID:
1288751
143
ADASS 2020 — The Annual Conference on Astronomical Data Analysis Software & Systems
08 Nov 2020 - 12 Nov 2020 • Granada, Spain
Organizer:
The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc.
Abstract:
The 30th annual international Astronomical Data Analysis Software & Systems (ADASS) conference will be held November 8-12, 2020 in Granada, Spain. The International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) meeting will follow ADASS on November 13-15. We look forward to seeing you there!
Event listing ID:
1282644
Related subject(s):
Event website:
144
Linking the Galactic and Extragalactic: stellar dynamics and stellar populations of the Milky Way and its siblings
30 Nov 2020 - 04 Dec 2020 • Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Organizer:
"Astro3D" an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence
Abstract:
n this conference we aim to link Galactic and Extragalactic research, both of which bring unique perspectives to understanding how disk galaxies formed. The recent wealth of detailed Milky Way measurements from GALAH, APOGEE, LAMOST, and Gaia, combined with results from spatially resolved spectroscopic surveys such as SAMI, MaNGA, and with VLT­-MUSE, make this the ideal time to link Galactic and extragalactic research. Crucial in this discussion are the recent results from large cosmological and Milky Way zoom in simulations that shows that the Galaxy might not be the ideal template for understanding disk formation as previously thought.
Event listing ID:
1307195
145
The aftermath of a revolution: planet formation five years after HL Tau
07 Dec 2020 - 11 Dec 2020 • Cape Town, Chile
Event listing ID:
1265764
146
IAUS367 — Education and Heritage in the Era of Big Data in Astronomy. First steps on the IAU 202-2030 Strategic Plan
09 Dec 2020 - 14 Dec 2020 • San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
Organizer:
Nationa University of Rio Negro
Abstract:
The primary goal of this Symposium is to give perhaps for the first time a global vision of Education and Heritage in the frame of the goals of the IAU, taking into account the Plan 2020-2030 and to propose an eventual ‘next steps’ road map and a global astronomy education agenda for the next decade, while honouring the education from the past.

In this sense, we would foster inclusiveness in the advancement of astronomy and facilitate the advancement of the next generation of astronomers and scientists, through encouragement of the use of new methods of learning and best practices (including distance education: Moocs) in pedagogy at university level, as well as the use of astronomy for teaching and education at school level, which are part of the definitions of the proposed Office of Astronomy for Education (OAE), which also pursuits the establishment of a Network of Astronomy Education Contacts (NAECs) to provide accessible materials and astronomy literacy guidelines globally. The invited speakers are international leaders in discipline-based education in astronomy and the planetary science, but also in communication, history, inclusion and protection of world’s heritage, including the dark sky.

As with most other sciences, astronomy is being fundamentally transformed by the Information and Computation Technology (ICT) revolution. The data volume is growing exponentially, can be accessed remotely and the observations can be performed even without a real knowledge of a telescope. The new approaches to the data permits the development of new tools, techniques and resources for data analysis and produce discoveries which probably never would be reached with traditional astronomy data analysis period.

Contact:
Local Organizing Committee;     Email: iaus367@unrn.edu.ar
Topics:
State-of-the-art of astronomy education in countries/continents in the framework of the 2020-2030 IAU plan, Meta-analysis of astronomy education research on contents/school grade levels/focus on education cross studies, Literacy in Astronomy, Innovations in education methodologies and instrumentation, Research into the value and influence of astronomy education in other disciplines, Big Data in education and Open Astronomy, Astronomy as an interdisciplinary approach to science education in all levels, Inclusive education in Astronomy, Use of Astronomy Education Research experiments and results by teachers and in informal education activities (museum, planetarium, etc), Cultural Astronomy and heritage and education: from Stonehenge to the Space telescopes.
Event listing ID:
1276480
147
237th AAS Meeting — 237th meeting of the American Astronomical Society
03 Jan 2021 - 07 Jan 2021 • Phoenix, AZ, United States
Event listing ID:
1083137
148
Multiwavelength Probes of Galactic Atmospheres
25 Jan 2021 - 28 Jan 2021 • UC Santa Barbara, United States
Organizer:
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP)
Abstract:
The circumgalactic medium (CGM) can be viewed as an atmosphere that surrounds a galaxy and sustains star formation within it. Much of what we know about the CGM has come from absorption-line spectroscopy, mainly in the UV band, of gas at temperatures below the galaxy's virial temperature. A comparable amount of hotter gas, closer to the virial temperature, may also be present but has been harder to detect. If it is there, then the properties of the cooler clouds and the hotter ambient medium are likely to be complementary, deeply interwoven, and physically complex. It follows that the physics of cosmic rays, magnetic fields, turbulent mixing layers, conductive interfaces, and shocks may then play a leading role in setting the fate of the multiphase CGM. This conference will examine the evidence for a virial-temperature component along with the observations capable of revealing its properties and its relationship to the cooler components. Probes that complement UV absorption-line observations will be emphasized, including X-ray emission and absorption, UV and optical emission, Sunyaev-Zel'dovich probes, Fast Radio Bursts, and signposts of non-thermal particle acceleration.
Event listing ID:
1246613
149
White Dwarfs from Physics to Astrophysics
29 Mar 2021 - 01 Apr 2021 • UC Santa Barbara, United States
Organizer:
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP)
Abstract:
Astrometric, photometric and spectroscopic all-sky surveys provide the first complete, unbiased view of the Galactic population of the most abundant type of stellar remnants: white dwarfs. This wealth of observational data provides an array of opportunities to use white dwarfs as probes of a wide range of astrophysics, including the formation and evolution of stars and planets, the star formation rate of the Galaxy, and the populations of low-frequency gravitational wave sources and progenitors of thermonuclear supernovae. These applications require improved models of these electron-degenerate stars, which in turn rely on developments in the relevant input physics, including equations of state and opacities. This conference will provide a joint platform for experts in the observational and theoretical study of white dwarfs, scientists working on the underlying fundamental physics, and astronomers using white dwarfs as diagnostic tools to gain a panoramic overview of the state-of-the-art, to identify remaining limitations of the current models, and to explore novel scientific opportunities arising from the new data.
Event listing ID:
1246645
150
White Dwarfs as Probes of the Evolution of Planets, Stars, the Milky Way and the Expanding Universe
29 Mar 2021 - 01 Apr 2021 • Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Organizer:
UC Santa Barbara, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
Abstract:
Astrometric, photometric and spectroscopic all-sky surveys provide the first complete, unbiased view of the Galactic population of the most abundant type of stellar remnants: white dwarfs. This wealth of observational data provides an array of opportunities to use white dwarfs as probes of a wide range of astrophysics, including the formation and evolution of stars and planets, the star formation rate of the Galaxy, and the populations of low-frequency gravitational wave sources and progenitors of thermonuclear supernovae. These applications require improved models of these electron-degenerate stars, which in turn rely on developments in the relevant input physics, including equations of state and opacities. This conference will provide a joint platform for experts in the observational and theoretical study of white dwarfs, scientists working on the underlying fundamental physics, and astronomers using white dwarfs as diagnostic tools to gain a panoramic overview of the state-of-the-art, to identify remaining limitations of the current models, and to explore novel scientific opportunities arising from the new data.
Event listing ID:
1282708
151
Protostars & Planets VII
01 Apr 2021 - 07 Apr 2021 • Kyoto, Japan
Event listing ID:
1275354
Event website:
152
International School on The Interstellar Medium of Galaxies, from the Epoch of Reionization to the Milky Way
19 Jul 2021 - 23 Jul 2021 • Banyuls-sur-Mer, France
Abstract:
This international school will offer an overview of the observational constraints, the interpretative tools and the theoretical frameworks used for studying the interstellar medium in galaxies from the epoch of reionization to the Milky Way. Furthermore, it aims to build a synergy between the Galactic ISM and extragalactic communities. Time will be devoted to discussion between participants and lecturers, with the hope of kick-starting original projects.
Event listing ID:
1310384
153
Mathematical Aspects of General Relativity
29 Aug 2021 - 04 Sep 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1313112
154
239th AAS — 239th meeting of the American Astronomical Society
08 Jan 2022 - 13 Jan 2022 • Washington DC, United States
Event listing ID:
1083051
155
241st AAS Meeting — 141th meeting of the American Astronomical Society
08 Jan 2023 - 12 Jan 2023 • Seattle, WA, United States
Event listing ID:
1083114
156
245th AAS Meeting — 245th meeting of the American Astronomical Society
12 Jan 2025 - 16 Jan 2025 • National Harbor, MD , United States
Event listing ID:
1083179


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