Meetings/Workshops on Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology in Spain

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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:
1292500
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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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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:
1257567
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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:
1300910
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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:
1257554
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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:
1282699
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Last updated: 27 November 2019