Announcements of Upcoming Meetings

Notice that this list is not meant to be all-inclusive, but concentrates on meetings of potential interest to X-ray, gamma-ray, cosmic-ray, and gravitational astrophysicists. The HEASARC also maintains a list of on-line proceedings of high-energy astrophysics meetings. Updates, corrections, and/or suggestions about meetings should be sent to stephen.a.drake@nasa.gov

Other Sources of Information on Upcoming Meetings

List of International Astronomy meetings maintained by the Canadian Astronomy Data Center
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Space Calendar


High Energy Astrophysics meetings

2015 August 19 - 21: The Universe in High-Resolution X-ray Spectra (Chandra Science Workshop 2015)

2015 September 8 - 10: Exploring the Hot and Energetic Universe: The first scientific conference dedicated to the Athena X-ray observatory

2015 September 21 - 24: Demographics and Environment of AGN from Multi-Wavelength Surveys

2015 October 5 - 8: High-Energy Phenomena in Relativistic Outflows V (HEPRO V)

2015 October 5 - 9: The New High Energy Sky after a Decade of Discoveries (2015 INTEGRAL Workshop)

2015 October 6 - 8: Clusters of galaxies and hot baryons: An international conference to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the discovery by Ariel 5 Exp. C spectrometer of X-ray emission lines from clusters of galaxies

2015 October 12 - 14: The Physics of Supermassive Black Hole Formation and Feedback

2015 October 19 - 21: Time Domain Astrophysics with Swift

2015 November 9 - 13: Sixth International Fermi Symposium

2015 December 13 - 18: 28th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics

2016 April 3 - 7: HEAD Meeting

2016 June 6 - 10: Supernova Remnants: An Odyssey in Space After Stellar Death

2016 July 30 - August 7: 41st Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) and Associated Events (COSPAR 2016)

2017 August 16 - 20: HEAD Meeting


Other Selected Astronomy, Physics and Space Science meetings

2015 October 5 - 7: Feedback in the Magellanic Clouds (Space Telescope Science Institute Workshop)

2015 October 12 - 16: Exploring the Universe with JWST (49th ESLAB Symposium)

2015 November 9 - 13: 2nd Symposium of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR): Water and Life in the Universe (COSPAR 2015)

2016 January 3 - 7: American Astronomical Society Meeting 227

2016 June 6 - 10: The 19th Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems, and the Sun ("Cool Stars 19")

2016 June 12 - 16: American Astronomical Society Meeting 228


Selected Astronomy-related Physics, Computational, Data Analysis, Software or Statistics meetings

2016 May 16 - 20: 11th International Conference on High Energy Density Laboratory Astrophysics


High Energy Astrophysics meetings

The Universe in High-Resolution X-ray Spectra (Chandra Science Workshop 2015)

Meeting Dates: 2015 August 19 - 21
Deadline for Contributed Talk Abstract Submission: 2015 May 22
Final Deadline for General Registration and Poster Abstract Submission: 2015 June 26
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

This workshop will concentrate on recent high-profile results from X-ray grating spectroscopy observations. In addition, near-term (Astro-H) and longer term (Athena) plans for the new world of micro calorimeter spectroscopy will be discussed, as well as future spectroscopic missions with both gratings and calorimeters such as envisioned for X-ray Surveyor mission. Topics will include:

        - Accretion, Outflows & Jets (from AGN, XRB, NS, WD, and Young Stars)
        - Dynamics and Abundances in Galaxies and Clusters
        - Stellar Atmospheres & Winds
        - Shocks & Flows At All Scales (including Novae, SNe, SNR, LHB, and Starbursts Galaxies)

Thanks to deeper observations and longer baselines, there have been a number of major X-ray spectroscopic discoveries that will be highlighted in invited and contributed talks as well as posters. The meeting will also include sessions on upcoming opportunities and expected science arising from X-ray calorimeters, such as Astro-H Soft X-ray Spectrometer as well as Athena's X-ray Integral Field Unit, including ideas for coordinated grating/calorimeter observations with these missions and with the X-ray Surveyor. We also plan a set of small-group parallel sessions to discuss how to make the best use of the existing archives, identify new spectral analysis tools and atomic data needs, and other topics relevant to high-resolution X-ray spectroscopy.

For those interested, there will also two pre-workshop events held August 17-18 at CfA. First, there will be an abbreviated AtomDB workshop (see www.atomdb.org), an opportunity to meet with the AtomDB team and others interested in atomic data and complex spectroscopy problems. Secondly, those interested in learning about the Chandra data analysis package CIAO, or who have complex CIAO questions they would like to discuss with experts, are invited to express their interest via email to cxchelp@cfa.harvard.edu. A one-day CIAO workshop or one-on-one sessions could be organized depending on interest.

Exploring the Hot and Energetic Universe: The first scientific conference dedicated to the Athena X-ray observatory

Dates: 2015 September 8 - 10
Opening of Registration & Abstract Submission: 2015 mid-late April
Deadline for Contributed Talks: 2015 mid-June
Deadline for Registration and Posters: 2015 mid-late August
Location: Villafranca del Castillo, near Madrid, Spain

The Advanced Telescope for High Energy Astrophysics (Athena) is a large-class mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). It is currently entering an assessment study phase, with launch planned for 2028. Athena has been designed to address the science theme 'The Hot and Energetic Universe', which poses two key questions:

  • How does ordinary matter assemble into the large-scale structures we see today?
  • How do black holes grow and influence the Universe?

The mission will employ a variety of techniques to address these topics in a comprehensive matter, including spatially-resolved high resolution spectroscopy, sensitive wide field imaging, high throughput spectral-timing, and fast follow-up of transient phenomena.

The purpose of this conference is to gather together all members of the astronomical community worldwide who have an interest in Athena. The main focus of the meeting will be to discuss the key science questions which will be addressed by the mission. A significant portion of the programme will be devoted to presenting the status of the project and discussing the synergies with other future large multi-wavelength facilities and missions.

Scientific topics to be covered include:

  • Formation, evolution and physical properties of clusters of galaxies
  • Cosmic feedback
  • The missing baryons and the WHIM
  • Supermassive black hole evolution
  • Accretion physics and strong gravity
  • High energy transient phenomena
  • Solar system and exoplanets
  • Star formation and evolution
  • he physics of compact objects
  • Supernovae, supernova remnants and the ISM
  • Multiwavelength synergies

Demographics and Environment of AGN from Multi-Wavelength Surveys

Meeting Dates: 2015 September 21 - 24
Deadline for Abstract Submission: 2015 June 15
Participants Informed on the Status of Their Contributed Talks and Posters: 2015 July 15
Deadline for Early Registration: 2015 July 15
Deadline for Late Registration: -
Location: Chania, Crete, Greece

Topics:

     I. Constraints on the accretion history of the Universe

        AGN luminosity functions from the local Universe to early times
        Constraints on the obscuration distribution of AGN
        The contribution of the most heavily obscured, Compton thick, AGN to black hole growth.
        Multiwavelegth AGN selection methods.

    II. AGN demographics as a function of redshift

        Links between the accretion and star-formation histories of the Universe
        AGN triggering mechanisms
        AGN feedback and impact on host galaxy
        Exploring the Eddington ratio distribution of AGN as a function of host galaxy properties
        AGN unification

    III. Positions of AGN on the cosmic web

        Distribution of AGN in dark matter halos
        Content and demographics of AGN in clusters and groups vs field.
        Impact of AGN on the intracluster medium

    IV. Simulations vs Observations

        Semi-Analytic models of AGN evolution
        Hydro simulations of black hole growth
        Physics of black hole fueling 
        Simulations of AGN feedback processes

High-Energy Phenomena in Relativistic Outflows V (HEPRO V)

Meeting Dates: 2015 October 5 - 8
Deadline for Registration & Abstract Submission: 2015 July 15
Location: La Plata, Argentina

The "High Energy Phenomena in Relativistic Outflows" or HEPRO series of conferences has now reached its fifth installment. The previous meetings were held with success in Dublin (2007), Buenos Aires (2009), Barcelona (2011), and Heidelberg (2013). The HEPRO V conference will be devoted to the presentation and discussion of hot recent observational, phenomenological, and theoretical developments in the field of high-energy phenomena associated with relativistic winds and jets. Some specific topics are gamma-ray and neutrino production in relativistic outflows, multi-wavelength jet emission, formation and propagation of relativistic jets on different scales, and particle acceleration in various relativistic contexts. There will be both invited reviews and highlighted talks that will cover the most recent work in the field. Plenty of time will be devoted to discussions.

The New High Energy Sky After a Decade of Discoveries (2015 INTEGRAL Workshop)

Meeting Dates: 2015 October 5 - 9
Location: Rome, Italy

The central focus of this workshop is to provide an up-to-date view of the high-energy sky, addressing the following scientific topics:

  • Accreting Black-Holes at all scales: Galactic and Extragalactic
  • Neutron stars and White dwarfs
  • Nucleosynthesis (SNe, Novae, SNRs, ISM) and gamma-ray lines
  • Diffuse emission
  • Sky surveys, source populations and unidentified sources
  • Gamma-ray bursts
  • Dark matter
  • Future instruments and missions

Clusters of galaxies and hot baryons: An international conference to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the discovery by Ariel 5 Exp. C spectrometer of X-ray emission lines from clusters of galaxies

Meeting Dates: 2015 October 6 - 8
Deadline for registration: 2015 September 1
Location: Dorking, Surrey, UK

Forty years ago, emission lines of iron were discovered in the X-ray spectrum of the Perseus cluster, implying that the X-rays are coming from a massive reservoir of hot gas. Our knowledge that the matter density of the Universe is dominated by dark matter and that this governs the growth of large scale structure, that most baryons today lie outside galaxies in a tenuous hot gas, and that black holes exert a dominant influence on the evolution of galaxies, all ultimately derived from this discovery.

In the four decades that have followed, the study of hot intergalactic gas has become a subject in its own right, at the forefront of astronomical research. There have been huge advances in the quality of data since the crude spectrometer carried by Ariel 5, with exciting prospects for advanced imaging spectrometers on Astro-H, soon to be launched, and ATHENA in 2028.

UCL's Mullard Space Science Laboratory, where the spectrometer which enabled the discovery of the X-ray emission lines was built, will be hosting an international conference to explore our current understanding of clusters of galaxies and hot baryons, and the wider implications for astronomy and cosmology, with a look forward to the prospects of imaging high-resolution X-ray spectroscopy offered by Astro-H and ATHENA.

Scientific areas to be covered include:

  • Groups and clusters of galaxies
  • Dark matter and large scale structure
  • The intergalactic medium
  • The large-scale influence of black holes

Due to space limitations, registration will be limited to around 60 people.

The Physics of Supermassive Black Hole Formation and Feedback (2015 JSI Workshop)

Meeting Dates: 2015 October 12 - 14
Deadline for Early Registration and Oral Presentation Abstract Submission: 2015 September 9
Deadline for Lodging Reservation: 2015 September 9
Final Deadline for On-line Registration: 2015 October 5 (but see below)
Location: Annapolis, Maryland, USA

The Joint Space-Science Institute (JSI), a partnership between the University of Maryland College Park and the NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center, is pleased to host this 3 day conference. The meeting will bring together theorists and observers to discuss the latest developments in our understanding of (i) physics of jets and winds from accreting black holes, (ii) the formation and feedback of the earliest supermassive black holes, (iii) AGN feedback in dwarf galaxies, (iv) quasar-mode feedback at high and low redshift, (v) interaction of AGN with the intracluster medium of galaxy clusters, (vi) the physics of the intracluster medium.

Registration will be in a first-come first-served basis.

Time Domain Astrophysics with Swift

Meeting Dates: 2015 October 19 - 21
Location: Clemson, South Carolina, USA

A sequel to the highly-successful 2011 meeting which had nearly 200 attendees, this meeting will be again be hosted by Dieter Hartmann. Please mark your calendars!

Sixth International Fermi Symposium

Meeting Dates: 2015 November 9 - 13
Deadline for Abstracts and Registration: 2015 September 14
Location: Washington, DC, USA

The two Fermi instruments have been surveying the high-energy sky since August 2008. The Large Area Telescope (LAT) has discovered thousands of new sources and many new source classes, bringing the importance of gamma-ray astrophysics to an ever-broadening community. The GeV gamma-ray sky now includes supernova remnants, pulsar wind nebulae, pulsars, binary systems, novae, several classes of active galaxies, starburst galaxies, normal galaxies, and a large number of unidentified sources. Continuous monitoring of the high-energy gamma-ray sky has uncovered numerous outbursts from a wide range of transients. LAT data have provided stringent constraints on new phenomena such as supersymmetric dark-matter annihilations as well as tests of fundamental physics. The Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) continues to be a prolific detector of gamma-ray transients: magnetars, solar flares, terrestrial gamma-ray flashes and gamma-ray bursts at keV to MeV energies, complementing the higher energy LAT observations of those sources in addition to providing valuable science return in their own right.

The science capabilities of both instruments continue to improve. The transition to high-time-resolution data in the GBM in November 2012 has dramatically improved sensitivity to very short timescale transients. The LAT team completed an extensive revamp of data processing algorithms that has dramatically improved performance across the entire LAT energy range.

This meeting will focus on the new scientific investigations and results enabled by Fermi, the mission and instrument characteristics, future opportunities, and coordinated observations and analyses.

28th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics

Meeting Dates: 2015 December 13 - 18
Opening of Registration and Abstract Submission: 2015 May 1
Contributed Talk Abstract Submission Deadline: 2015 October 1
Regular Registration Deadline: 2015 October 14
Accommodation Booking Deadline: 2015 November 1
Poster Abstract Submission & Late Registration Deadline: 2015 December 6
On-site Registration Deadline: 2015 December 18
Location: Geneva, Switzerland

The 28th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics is organized by the Astronomical Department and the Physics Section of the University of Geneva. The Symposium will include both invited and contributed talks and posters. The format of the Symposium will include morning plenary sessions and afternoon parallel sessions which will function as mini-symposia in each sub-field.

The Texas Symposia on Relativistic Astrophysics are an impressive series of events where major astrophysical discoveries have been announced and discussed in the field related to relativistic theory of gravitation and cosmology, such as black-holes, quasars, neutron stars, X-ray binaries, gamma-ray bursts, particle acceleration, the cosmic background, dark matter and dark energy.

As in the previous editions of the Texas Symposium, Texas 2015 will cover recent developments in Cosmology, Gravitation, High-Energy and Astroparticle Physics and related areas of Relativistic Astrophysics with emphasis on the most recent developments in the field and in particular:

  • General Relativity: Hundred Years of GR; Experimental Tests; Precision tests; Black-Hole Horizon; Numerical relativity; Exact Solutions; Modified Gravity; Strong-field tests; Other Topics;
  • Cosmology: Cosmic Microwave Background; Polarisation; Spectral Distortion; Large Scale Structure; Dark energy; Dark Matter; The LHC and the Universe; The Very Early Universe; SZ for cosmology; Cosmic Magnetic Fields; Gravitational Lensing; Other Topics;
  • Messengers: Gravitational waves; Space Borne; Earth Borne; Simulations; Cosmic-Rays; Neutrinos; Electromagnetic Counterparts; Other topics;
  • Relativity At Work: Black Holes; Mergers; Accretion Discs; Jets; Pulsars; Dense Matter; Active Galactic Nuclei; Galaxy Evolution; Imaging Black Holes; Magnetars; White Dwarfs; Microlensing and Exoplanets; Singularities; Strong Gravitational Lensing; Supermassive Black Hole Binaries; Tidal Disruptions; Gamma-Ray Bursts; SNe Connections; High-Energy Gamma-Rays; Supernovae Remnants; Other Topics;
  • Ongoing and future experiments and other topics.

High Energy Astrophysics Division (HEAD) of the AAS Meeting

Meeting Dates: 2016 April 3 - 7
Location: Naples, Florida, USA

Supernova Remnants: An Odyssey in Space After Stellar Death

Meeting Dates: 2016 June 6 - 10
Registration, Payment, Abstract Submission and Hotel Reservations Open: 2015 September 1
Deadline for Abstract Submission for Contributed Talks: 2016 March 4
Deadline for Early Registration and Payment, and Abstract Submission for Posters: 2016 April 8
Deadline for Guaranteed Rate for Hotel Reservation: 2016 May 3
Deadline for Late Registration and Payment: 2016 May 13
Location: Chania, Crete, Greece

The meeting will explore the exciting recent observational and theoretical progress in the structure, evolution and physics of SNRs. It will build upon spectral and imaging observations from radio to gamma-ray wavelengths of SNR blast waves, pulsar wind nebulae and SN ejecta and their interpretation through models and numerical simulations. The goals of the meeting are understanding the evolution of SNRs and their interaction with interstellar gas, elucidating the physical processes that govern shock waves and relativistic plasmas, and inferring characteristics of supernova explosions from SNR observations.

We will focus on narrowing the gap between observations and theories with the help of powerful new instrumentation such as hard X-ray and gamma-ray satellites, large optical telescopes, and sub-mm and low-frequency radio arrays on the one hand, and increasingly detailed and realistic numerical simulations on the other. New understanding of the nature of supernova remnants and processes that occur there offers new insights into the role of SNRs in the structure and evolution of galaxies and the nature of supernova explosions.

41st Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) and Associated Events (COSPAR 2016)

Meeting Dates: 2016 July 30 - August 7
Abstract Submission: 2015 August 19 - 2016 February 12
Location: Istanbul, Turkey

Topics:

Approximately 125 meetings covering the fields of COSPAR Scientific Commissions
(SC) and Panels:

- SC A:  The Earth's Surface, Meteorology and Climate
- SC B:  The Earth-Moon System, Planets, and Small Bodies of the Solar System
- SC C:  The Upper Atmospheres of the Earth and Planets Including Reference Atmospheres
- SC D:  Space Plasmas in the Solar System, Including Planetary Magnetospheres
- SC E:  Research in Astrophysics from Space
- SC F:  Life Sciences as Related to Space
- SC G:  Materials Sciences in Space
- SC H:  Fundamental Physics in Space

- Panel on Satellite Dynamics (PSD)
- Panel on Scientific Ballooning (PSB)
- Panel on Potentially Environmentally Detrimental Activities in Space (PEDAS)
- Panel on Radiation Belt Environment Modelling (PRBEM)
- Panel on Space Weather (PSW)
- Panel on Planetary Protection (PPP)
- Panel on Capacity Building (PCB)
- Panel on Education (PE)
- Panel on Exploration (PEX)
- Panel on Exoplanetary Exploration (PEPE)

- Special events:  interdisciplinary lectures, round table, etc.

Selected papers published in Advances in Space Research and Life Sciences in Space Research, fully refereed journals with no deadlines open to all submissions in relevant fields.

Contact:

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COSPAR Secretariat, 2 place Maurice Quentin, 75039 Paris Cedex 01, France

Tel: +33 1 44 76 75 10
Fax: +33 1 44 76 74 37
Email: cospar@cosparhq.cnes.fr
Web site: http://www.cospar-assembly.org
 
Scientific Program Chair: Prof. Ersin Gogus, Sabanci University
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High Energy Astrophysics Division (HEAD) of the AAS Meeting

Meeting Dates: 2017 August 16 - 20
Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA

Other Selected Astronomy, Physics and Space Science meetings

Feedback in the Magellanic Clouds (Space Telescope Science Institute Workshop)

Meeting Dates: 2015 October 5 - 7
Deadline for Abstract and Poster Submission: 2015 July 3
Deadline for Registration: 2015 August 31
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

The goal of this workshop is to bring together the communities studying feedback in the Magellanic Clouds on both stellar and galactic scales. As the nearest gas-rich dwarf galaxies, the Magellanic Clouds offer a superb opportunity for studying the radiative, chemical, and mechanical feedback from star formation at high spatial resolution. We will discuss recent multi-wavelength observations that trace the impact of star formation in the Magellanic Clouds on the surrounding interstellar medium, and on the larger-scale evolution of the two galaxies. A broader objective is to explore the role of feedback in the Magellanic Clouds in the context of other dwarf galaxies.

For any questions, please email Andrew Fox, the SOC chair (afox@stsci.edu), or Elena Sabbi, the SOC co-chair (sabbi@stsci.edu).

Exploring the Universe with JWST (49th ESLAB Symposium)

Meeting Dates: 2015 October 12 - 16
Registration and Abstract Submission Opens: 2015 March
Location: Noordwijk, The Netherlands

This international conference is dedicated to the presentation and discussion of future scientific research that will be enabled by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

JWST, scheduled for launch in October 2018, will be one of the great observatories of the next decade. It will provide imaging, spectroscopic and coronagraphic capabilities over the 0.6 to 28.5 micron wavelength range. It will offer an unprecedented combination of sensitivity and spatial resolution to study targets ranging from our Solar System to the most distant galaxies.

With JWST's launch date approaching steadily and a first call for proposals scheduled for the end of 2017, the European Space Agency is organising an international conference dedicated to the presentation and discussion of future scientific research that will be enabled by JWST.

This conference will cover a broad range of scientific topics that will be organized in the following categories:

  • The end of the "dark ages": first light and reionisation.
  • The assembly of galaxies.
  • The formation and evolution of stars and planets.
  • Planetary systems and the origins of life.
  • Our Solar system.

2nd Symposium of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR): Water and Life in the Universe (COSPAR 2015)

Meeting Dates: 2015 November 9 - 13
Abstract Submission: 2015 March 2 - May 31
Early Registration: 2015 June 1 - July 31
Location: Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Topics:

- Space astronomy missions to detect ingredients for life and exoplanets in the universe: 
     status of current and future approved missions and new proposals
- Water and life in the universe and on Earth: impact on human consciousness and societies
- Satellite and probe missions for water remote sensing on Earth, planets, and other celestial bodies
- Water and Life in the Solar System
- Water from chemical, biological, and physical perspectives
- Role of water from the ground to the upper atmosphere
- Astrobiology: habitability, synthesis of organics in ice, and prebiotic chemistry in liquid water
- Water, organics and life support for human exploration in low Earth orbit, the Moon and beyond
- Interdisciplinary lectures, keynote talks, public lectures

Selected papers published in Advances in Space Research and Life Sciences in Space Research, fully refereed journals with no deadlines open to all submissions in relevant fields.

Contact:

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COSPAR Secretariat, 2 place Maurice Quentin, 75039 Paris Cedex 01, France

Tel: +33 1 44 76 75 10
Fax: +33 1 44 76 74 37
Email: cospar@cosparhq.cnes.fr
Web site: http://cosparbrazil2015.org/
 
Scientific Program Chair: Dr. Othon Winter, UNESP - Sao Paulo State University
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American Astronomical Society Meeting 227

Meeting Dates: 2016 January 3 - 7
Location: Kissimmee, Florida, USA

The 19th Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems, and the Sun ("Cool Stars 19")

Meeting Dates: 2016 June 6 - 10
Location: Uppsala, Sweden

Important Meeting Deadlines & Dates (tentative):

16 Oct 2015  -  Splinter session proposal deadline
27 Nov 2015  -  Selection and announcement of splinter sessions
18 Jan 2016  -  Early registration and abstract submission opens
18 Mar 2016  -  Contributed talk abstract deadline and end of early registration
22 Apr 2016  -  Selection and announcement of contributed talks
29 Apr 2016  -  Poster abstract deadline
06 May 2016  -  Cool Stars 20 proposal deadline
20 May 2016  -  Online registration closes
05 Jun 2016  -  Opening reception at Bontaniska Tradgarden

American Astronomical Society Meeting 228

Meeting Dates: 2016 June 12 - 16
Location: San Diego, California, USA


Selected Astronomy-related Technology (e.g., Instrumentation) Meetings

None


Selected Astronomy-related Physics, Computational, Data Analysis, Software or Statistics Meetings

None


Selected Space Science-related Education and Public Outreach Meetings

11th International Conference on High Energy Density Laboratory Astrophysics (HEDLA2016)

Meeting Dates: 2016 May 16 - 20
Location: Menlo Park, California, USA

This will mark the 20th anniversary of the HEDLA conference series and will be a great opportunity to discuss exciting recent work and future prospects in laboratory astrophysics. During the past decade, research teams around the world have developed astrophysics-relevant research utilizing high energy-density facilities such as intense lasers and z-pinches. Research is underway in many areas, such as compressible hydrodynamic mixing, shock phenomena, magnetic reconnection, turbulence, jets, dynamos, heat conduction, radiative transport, complex opacities, equations of state, warm dense matter, relativistic plasmas, pair plasmas, and QED.

Meeting Topics:

  • Dense Plasmas (EOS, warm dense matter, planet interiors, etc.)
  • Fluid and Collisional Plasmas (jets, turbulence, dynamos, instabilities, etc.)
  • Transport and Atomic Processes (heat conduction, anomalous resistivity, diffusion, radiative transport, opacity, line shapes, photoionization, etc.)
  • Collisionless Plasmas and Particle Acceleration (shocks, magnetic reconnection, etc.)
  • New Frontiers (QED, pair plasmas, nuclear astrophysics, new experimental facilities, computing, etc.)



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