Meetings/Workshops on Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology in Italy

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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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11th Young Researcher Meeting, Trento 2020
08 Jun 2020 - 11 Jun 2020 • Trento, Italy
Abstract:
The Young Researcher Meeting is a conference devoted to the discussion of new developments and ideas in Physics. The meeting is organised in sessions, each one dedicated to an active research field, and it is primarily aimed at students and young researchers, who are encouraged to present their work in short talks or as poster presentations. The main purpose of this multidisciplinary format is to create an international network of young researchers, both experimentalists and theorists, and fruitful collaborations across the different branches of Physics.
Contact:
Email: yrm.secretary@iphysnet.com
Topics:
Astrophysics and Cosmology, Geophysics, Condensed Matter Physics, General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology, Mathematical Physics, Nonlinear Sciences, Nuclear Physics, Quantum Physics, Applied Physics, Computational Physics
Event listing ID:
1336432
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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:
1249158
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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
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International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" - Foundations of Cosmic Ray Astrophysics
25 Jun 2020 - 30 Jun 2020 • Varenna, Italy
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Illuminating the Dusty Universe: A Tribute to the Work of Bruce Draine
06 Jul 2020 - 10 Jul 2020 • Florence, Italy
Event listing ID:
1269445
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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:
1295396
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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:
1300963
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Cosmology 2020 in Duino
20 Jul 2020 - 25 Jul 2020 • Duino, Trieste, Italy
Abstract:
Cosmology offers today one of the most important frontiers of physics. The mystery of dark matter and the puzzle of dark energy are still outstanding. On the observational side, there is an exponential growth of accurate and important data, which will help in establishing the new needed theories. In this conference we plan to bring together researchers from the observational, computer simulation and theoretical sides working in cosmology, astrophysics and astroparticle physics, to discuss the current situation as well as prospects for the future improvements.
Topics:
The topics to be discussed will include: DM (Theory, Observations, Detection) , The present Cosmological Model , Structures in the Universe , New observational probes of the Universe , Multimessenger cosmology (Gravitational waves, Cosmic rays, Neutrinos)
Event listing ID:
1331033
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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:
1308324
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NOW 2020 — Neutrino Oscillation Workshop
06 Sep 2020 - 13 Sep 2020 • Ostuni, Brindisi, Italy
Organizer:
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare and Departments of Physics of Bari and Lecce, Italy
Abstract:
NOW 2020 is the 11th workshop of a series started in 1998 in Amsterdam and held since 2000 in the Apulian region of Italy. The aim of the workshop is: to discuss Neutrino Oscillation Physics, in particular current experimental data and their theoretical interpretation; to outline future investigations of neutrino masses and mixings; and to explore the links with various research fields in Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology.
Contact:
Email: now2020@ba.infn.it
Topics:
Neutrino Physics, Astroparticle Physics, Cosmology
Event listing ID:
1329133
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NOW 2020 — Neutrino Oscillation Workshop 2020
06 Sep 2020 - 13 Sep 2020 • Ostuni, Brindisi, Italy
Abstract:
Participation by invitation only
Topics:
Neutrino Physics ; Astroparticle Physics ; Cosmology
Event listing ID:
1331151
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Padova2020 — Multiple stellar populations in the next decade
07 Sep 2020 - 11 Sep 2020 • Padova, Italy
Organizer:
Universita' di Padova
Abstract:
The discovery of multiple stellar populations in globular clusters (GCs) represents one of the most important results of the research in the field of stellar astrophysics. The last two decades witnessed a growing number of studies which, by reversing our vision of simple stellar systems compatible with an isochrone, unveiled the complex nature of the GCs . High-precision photometry color-magnitude diagrams revealed that GCs are composed of two or more discrete stellar groups with specific chemical compositions: one with abundances typical of halo field stars, the other(s) with enhanced light-elements as nitrogen and sodium. A sub-group of clusters also exhibits variations in heavy-elements and iron. Several scenarios of formation and evolution of multiple stellar populations have been proposed so far but none of them fulfills at once all the numerous observational constraints. Important questions, therefore, are still open: How did GCs form in the early Universe? What is their role in the assembly of the Galaxy? Did they significantly contribute to the reionization of the Universe? The aim of this conference is to connect observation and theory to review the state-of-the-art on multiple populations in GCs and discuss the developments of GC studies in the next future.
Contact:
Organizers;     Phone: [+390498278259];     Email: anna.marino@unipd.it, antonino.milone@unipd.it
Topics:
Star clusters, multiple stellar populations, Galaxy formation, chemical abundances, kinematics
Event listing ID:
1329129
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DICE2020 — 10th Int. Conf. DICE2020: Spacetime - Matter - Quantum Mechanics
14 Sep 2020 - 18 Sep 2020 • Castiglioncello, Tuscany, Italy
Topics:
emergent spacetime, matter, and symmetries; ; quantum foundations; ; key experiments; ; quantum information and AI for physics; ; quantum gravity / cosmology and high-energy physics
Event listing ID:
1331205
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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:
1308211
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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:
1230551
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NovA2020 — The astrophysics of Classical Novae at the dawn of the new decade
05 Oct 2020 - 09 Oct 2020 • Naples, Italy
Organizer:
INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte
Abstract:
This conference will cover all the topics related to the classical nova phenomenology and related systems, and will include a series of lecture-style talks held by experts in the respective fields anticipating the main conference. The reason for this structure consists in providing to all the attending researcher the right tools and background to follow the multi-disciplinary approach to the phenomenology of nova systems.
Contact:
Email: nova2020.info@gmail.com
Event listing ID:
1326196


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Last updated: 27 February 2020