Meetings/Workshops on Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology in Italy

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The Art of Measuring Galaxy Physical Properties
18 Nov 2019 • Milan, Italy
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Lithium2019 — Lithium in the Universe: To Be or not to Be?
18 Nov 2019 - 22 Nov 2019 • Observatory of Rome, Italy
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XIII Tonale Winter School on Cosmology
09 Dec 2019 - 13 Dec 2019 • Tonale, Italy
The School will cover topics relevant to theoretical and observational cosmology. The aim is to bring together observation and theory: "Theory for Observers & Observations for Theorists". The School is addressed to advanced masters students, graduate students enrolled in a PhD program, and postdocs. The School takes place in the ski resort Passo del Tonale (Italy) 9-13 December 2019. A limited amount of financial help to attend the School is available (see registration page).
Neutrino Cosmology, Non-linear perturbation theory, Testing dark energy with current and future observations, CMB polarisation and spectral distortions.
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10th OPTICON Gaia Science Alerts Workshop
18 Dec 2019 • Catania, Sicily, Italy
1st Padova International School of Physics of the Universe: Multi Messenger Astrophysics
14 Jan 2020 - 23 Jan 2020 • Asiago, Italy
Department of Physics and Astronomy (DFA) of the University of Padova
This first edition focuses on Multi-Messenger Astrophysics. The past four years were marked by huge advancements in this field, with countless invaluable results such as the detection of first gravitational waves, also in correspondence with photons, as well as the simultaneous observation of photons with a 300 TeV neutrino from an active galaxy. The foundation of high energy astroparticle physics are shaken and new theoretical buildings are raised. This calls for additional focused experimental efforts, with careful planning of multi-wavelenght and multi-experiments coordinated observation, especially when pointing telescopes with limited field of view are involved. This school teaches the cosmology and particle physics background needed to seriouslyapproach multi-messenger astrophysics. It includes key lectures, plus a series of topical lectures and seminars. Exercises will be organized throughout the school on all topics. Hands-on will be organized on a selection of codes. The school will be closed with a final exam for self-evaluation.
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RPC2020 — XV Workshop on Resistive Plate Chambers and related detectors
10 Feb 2020 - 14 Feb 2020 • Rome, Italy
University of Rome
Resistive plate chambers ; RPC Front-End electronics ; RPC large systems ; RPC new materials and gases ; RPC ageing ; RPC space-time resolution
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The Physical Challenges of Astrostatistics
09 Mar 2020 - 13 Mar 2020 • Sesto Val Pusteria, Italy
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.
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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
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.
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LSST@EUROPE 4: Shaping the European contribution to LSST
08 Jun 2020 - 12 Jun 2020 • Rome, Italy
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.
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ICSLS2020 — 25th InternationaI Conference on Spectral Line Shapes
22 Jun 2020 - 26 Jun 2020 • Caserta, Italy
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.
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Atomic and molecular spectra, spectral lineshapes, fundamental metrology, astronomical spectroscopy, spectroscopy of planetary atmospheres, collision-induced spectra
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Illuminating the Dusty Universe: A Tribute to the Work of Bruce Draine
06 Jul 2020 - 10 Jul 2020 • Florence, Italy
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PUMA2020 — Probing the universe with multi-messanger astronomy
28 Sep 2020 - 02 Oct 2020 • Sestri Levante, Italy
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.
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Last updated: 20 October 2019