Meetings/Workshops on Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology in South Africa

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23rd International Conference on Information Fusion
06 Jun 2020 - 09 Jun 2020 • Sun City, South Africa
Abstract:
The International Conference on Information Fusion is the premier forum for the interchange of the latest research in data and information fusion. The conference brings together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to report on the latest scientific and technical advances.
Event listing ID:
1325267
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GRAVITEX 2020 — International Conference on Gravitation: Theory and Experiment
03 Aug 2020 - 08 Aug 2020 • Durban, South Africa
Organizer:
Astrophysics Research Centre, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Abstract:
Slightly over 100 years has passed since Einstein formulated the field equations of General Relativity, revealing a purely classical nonlinear theory of great mathematical richness and profound physical consequences. Nevertheless despite much effort and progress, understanding gravity remains elusive. On the theoretical front, a satisfactory quantum theory of gravity is still lacking, and although great progress has been made in testing the Einstein theory experimentally, we are not sure that its extrapolation to very small and very large scales is the last word. Attempts to incorporate and constrain “modified gravity” in cosmology, with a view toward explaining dark energy and dark matter, has been a very active area of theoretical inquiry. Moreover, by exploiting gravitational lensing, we are able to probe the distribution of mass in the universe directly. On the experimental front, decades of effort to develop gravitational wave detectors capable of detecting the gravitational waves from the coalescence of black holes and neutron star mergers have come to fruition with a first detection, and the years ahead promise to bring us rich data sets, allowing for precise tests of theoretical predictions of gravity in the strong-field regime. This event will include two components held in parallel: a conference, more aimed at specialists from Africa and around the world; and a school designed to present young African researchers with an overview of these exciting developments.
Topics:
Gravitation, Cosmology, Theory, Experiment
Event listing ID:
1338179
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Magnetism and Accretion
16 Nov 2020 - 20 Nov 2020 • Cape Town, South Africa
Abstract:
A multi-disciplinary international meeting on the topic of magnetically influenced accretion and outflows throughout the Universe
Topics:
compact binaries with accreting white dwarfs, neutron stars or black holes, disk/jet connections, AGN and blazars, proto-stellar systems, YSOs & planets, GRBs, kilonovae and associated objects, Computer simulations of magnetically controlled accretion
Event listing ID:
1331166
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Last updated: 03 March 2020