Meetings/Workshops on Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology in the United States (USA)

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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:
1300990
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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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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:
1287380
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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:
1120663
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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:
1300754
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Galactic and Extragalactic High Velocity Clouds Workshop
17 May 2020 - 20 May 2020 • University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States
Event listing ID:
1265711
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The 2020 Midwest Magnetic Fields Meeting
26 May 2020 - 29 May 2020 • Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Abstract:
The Midwest Magnetic Fields (MMF) series of meetings initially started as local Midwest event that has grown to become an international one. The event usually hosts 50 participants from the USA and abroad. It features invited and contributed talks as well as posters. Discussion is an important part of the meetings.
Topics:
Measuring magnetic fields , MHD turbulence , Magnetized processes , Cosmic ray acceleration , Dynamo and reconnection
Event listing ID:
1330842
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Supermassive Black Hole Studies with the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) - Part of AAS#236
01 Jun 2020 - 03 Jun 2020 • Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Event listing ID:
1330832
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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:
1305866
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Summer School in Statistics for Astronomers XVI
01 Jun 2020 - 05 Jun 2020 • State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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Summer School in Astroinformatics
08 Jun 2020 - 12 Jun 2020 • State College, Pennsylvania, United States
Organizer:
Pennsylvania State University's University Park Campus located in State College, Pennsylvania, USA.
Abstract:
Penn State's Center for Astrostatistics is continuing its annual Summer Schools in Statistics for Astronomers designed for graduate students and researchers in astronomy. This is being supplemented with a new additional week-long Summer School in Astroinformatics. Lectures and tutorials are presented by a team of experienced professors in statistics, astronomy, computer science, and informatics. Classroom instruction is interspersed with hands-on analysis of astronomical data with opportunity for discussion of methodological issues.
Event listing ID:
1330871
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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:
1272993
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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
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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:
1279904
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Preparing for SOFIA-HIRMES Science: The Missing Link Between JWST and Herschel
22 Jun 2020 - 24 Jun 2020 • Baltimore, United States
Event listing ID:
1330957
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Cosmic Explorations: at the Intersection of Science, Space, Art, and Culture
22 Jun 2020 - 25 Jun 2020 • Pasadena, CA, United States
Event listing ID:
1330901
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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:
1300920
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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:
1293844
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LAGER — Lyman Alpha Emitters Workshop and Lager Meeting
13 Jul 2020 - 15 Jul 2020 • Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Scie, United States
Organizer:
Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science
Event listing ID:
1331002
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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:
1285779
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Compact Objects and Energetic Phenomena in the Multi-Messenger Era
14 Jul 2020 - 16 Jul 2020 • Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Event listing ID:
1265809
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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:
1275345
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GMTCSM8 — GMT Community Science Meeting: Black Holes at all Scales
09 Sep 2020 - 11 Sep 2020 • Sedona, AZ, United States
Organizer:
GMTO Corporation
Abstract:
Black holes are among the most extraordinary objects in the Universe. Pivotal new results include the detection of gravitational radiation from merging black holes and the imaging of event horizon scale regions. These discoveries have revolutionized the field while demonstrating how much remains to be learned about black hole demographics, formation and evolution, and interactions with their environment. This conference will focus on dynamics as a way to probe and learn about black holes across all mass scales, and topics will include the environment around Sgr A*, black hole mass measurements, demographics, rates for gravitational wave events, accretion disk dynamics around single and binary black holes, and tidal disruption events. Experts across this wide range of subfields will be brought together to canvass observational and theoretical progress, highlight key unanswered questions, and motivate future directions, particularly in the era of extremely large telescopes.
Contact:
Phone: [6262040500];     Email: registration@gmto.org
Topics:
Black holes, tidal disruption events, accretion, galactic dynamics, extragalactic dynamics, black hole demographics, black hole multiplicity, black hole formation
Event listing ID:
1336197
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HEAD18 — 18th Meeting of the High Energy Astrophysics Division
13 Sep 2020 - 17 Sep 2020 • Tucson, AR, United States
Event listing ID:
1300962
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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:
1250814
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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:
1275366
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237th AAS Meeting — 237th meeting of the American Astronomical Society
03 Jan 2021 - 07 Jan 2021 • Phoenix, AZ, United States
Event listing ID:
1083071
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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:
1246668
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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:
1246601
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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
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Gordon Research Seminar — Origins of Solar Systems
19 Jun 2021 - 20 Jun 2021 • South Hadley, MA, United States
Event listing ID:
1320819
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Gordon Conference on Origins of Solar Systems
19 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021 • Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, United States
Event listing ID:
1326392
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Gordon Research Conference — Origins of Solar Systems
20 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021 • South Hadley, MA, United States
Event listing ID:
1320710
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Gordon Research Seminar — String Theory, Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics
26 Jun 2021 - 27 Jun 2021 • Stonehill College, Easton, MA, United States
Event listing ID:
1321595
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Gordon Research Conference — String Theory, Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics
27 Jun 2021 - 02 Jul 2021 • Stonehill College, Easton, MA, United States
Event listing ID:
1321585
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239th AAS — 239th meeting of the American Astronomical Society
08 Jan 2022 - 13 Jan 2022 • Washington DC, United States
Event listing ID:
1083062
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241st AAS Meeting — 141th meeting of the American Astronomical Society
08 Jan 2023 - 12 Jan 2023 • Seattle, WA, United States
Event listing ID:
1083081
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245th AAS Meeting — 245th meeting of the American Astronomical Society
12 Jan 2025 - 16 Jan 2025 • National Harbor, MD , United States
Event listing ID:
1083102


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