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Upcoming Partner Conferences (13)
15–20 December 2019 30th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics
6–8 January 2020 Rocky Worlds: from the Solar System to Exoplanets
20–24 January 2020 International Conference and School on Observing The First Billion Years of the Universe Using Next Generation Telescopes
Radio interferometric observations of the redshifted 21-cm signal, coming from the HI of this era, promise to resolve many of these puzzles. The present time is particularly exciting for this rapidly growing field, as several radio telescopes, such as the GMRT, LOFAR, MWA, PAPER, HERA, HIRAX, Tianlai, CHIME, OWFA etc., are competing to detect this signal from the CD-EoR as well as from the post-EoR phase of the Universe. The upcoming SKA, owing to its superior sensitivity, is expected to provide, for the first time, tomographic images of the HI distribution at different cosmic times. These images will enable a giant leap in our understanding of these mysterious chapters in the cosmic history. Additionally, experiments such as EDGES, LEDA, SARAS etc. are trying to measure the variation of the mean 21-cm signal with cosmic time. Further, an upcoming set of telescopes in other wavelengths (e.g. Euclid, Athena, WFIRST, JWST, ELT, TMT, SPHEREx, TIME, CONCERTO etc.) will have the capability to map and characterize the sources that might have reionized the Universe. These multi-wavelength future experiments promise to provide us a comprehensive picture of the CD-EoR through direct observations of the luminous sources as well as of their impact on the IGM at this period.
To find innovative solutions to the various observational and technical obstacles faced by these new generation experiments and to analyze and interpret the unprecedented amount of observational data generated by them, we will need a large pool of highly skilled and motivated researchers. With this goal in mind, we are conducting a five-days-long school (27-31 January 2020) for Masters and PhD students, Postdocs, and Early Career Researchers who wish to conduct active research in this vibrant field. This school will consist of a series of lectures, hands-on demonstrations, and discussions by leading scientists on different methods of analytical modelling, simulations, observations, data reduction, and statistical inference for multi-wavelength observations of this early phase of our Universe. This will be part of the ongoing effort of the SKA-India consortium, which has been conducting such schools annually since 2016.
The school will be preceded by an international conference (20-24 January 2020) that will focus on the progress and present status of observations, modelling, and statistical inference tools of the CD-EoR and post-EoR epoch.
Reionization of hydrogen and helium
First sources of light
Updates on 21-cm experiments
Updates on X-ray, UV, IR experiments
Obstacles in the observations
Modelling and simulations of the first billion years
Cosmology via intensity mapping of 21-cm and signals in other wavelengths
Cross-correlation and other synergy studies between observations in 21-cm and other wavelengths
Constraints on dark matter/dark energy
Statistical estimators of the expected signals and statistical inference tools
27–31 January 2020 The Cosmic Web in the Local Universe
Lorentz [email protected], Leiden, The Netherlands
8–13 February 2020 Galaxy Quenching and Transformation throughout Cosmic Time
Aspen, CO, USA
10–14 February 2020 Tackling the Complexities of Substellar Objects: From Brown Dwarfs to (exo-)Planets
Lorentz [email protected], Leiden, The Netherlands
(b) Exchange knowledge and methods.
(c) Start join projects (observation proposals, ideas for papers etc.).
17–21 February 2020 2ND AUSTRALIA-ESO JOINT CONFERENCE: THE BUILD-UP OF GALAXIES THROUGH MULTIPLE TRACERS AND FACILITIES
University Club UWA, Perth, Australia
17–19 February 2020 The 24th International Microlensing Conference: New Frontiers of Microlensing -- a conference in honor of Andy Gould
Peking University, Beijing, China
5–8 March 2020 VI Cosmology and the Quantum Vacuum
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).
The Workshop is open to all the above and related topics, including:
- Cosmological models: modified gravities, f(R) theories and the like, non-local models.
- Possibility of Observing Modified Gravity in an Astrophysical Level (Neutron Stars)
- Quantum Gravity
- Quantum Cosmology and Loop Quantum Cosmology
- Quantum vacuum and the Casimir Effect
- The cosmological constant problem.
- Mathematical physics techniques for quantum vacuum studies
30 March–3 April 2020 PHAROS Conference 2020: The multi-messenger physics and astrophysics of neutron stars
15–19 June 2020 Extragalactic Jets on all Scales—Launching, Propagation, Termination
Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg, Germany
The main focus shall be on the theoretical side. One major aim of this conference is to demonstrate recent advances in the multi-scale numerical modeling of jets and to discuss strategies for how to better constrain simulations with multi-wavelength and high-resolution observational data. Another focus shall be the universality of jet properties and understand what we can learn from other jets sources such as non-relativistic jets or GRBs.
24–28 August 2020 30th Summer School and International Symposium on the Physics of Ionized Gases (SPIG 2020)
14–18 September 2020 The 9-th East Asian Numerical Astrophysics Meeting (EANAM2020)