Institute of Astronomy

Meetings

The Institute of Astronomy plans to host one large summer conference each year. Below is a list of upcoming and previous meetings at the IoA.

Upcoming & Recent Meetings

Astrohackweek19

26 August 2019 - 30 August 2019

AstroHackWeek is also an unconference and hackathon. The afternoon every day is entirely unstructured, and offers opportunities for collaborative research, breakout sessions on special topics, and application of the concepts covered during the morning sessions. Come with a project in mind, join someone else's or apply a new skill to an old problem.

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Cosmology: the end of the beginning. Future prospects in cosmology, large scale structure and galaxy formation

16 September 2019 - 20 September 2019

The Kavli Institute for Cosmology, 10th anniversary Symposium 

"Cosmology: the end of the beginning. Future prospects in cosmology, large scale structure and galaxy formation" will take place from Monday 16th - Friday 20th September 2019, in Cambridge, UK, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Kavli Institute. 

Registration is now open, until 1st May. Abstract deadline is 1st April. 

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Rocky Worlds: from the Solar System to Exoplanets

6 January 2020 - 8 January 2020

Monday 6th - Wednesday 8th January 2020 at the Kavli Institute for Cosmology

The planets that are best understood are the four telluric planets of our own solar system. Applying the detailed understanding gleaned from these bodies is crucial in our interpretation of exoplanetary systems.

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Previous Meetings

DARKNESS VISIBLE: Dark Matter in astrophysics and particle physics

2 August 2010 - 6 August 2010

The Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, summer conference will focus on Dark Matter, bring together recent progress in astrophysical studies, direct and indirect detection experiemnts, and the LHC.

We invite applications for contributed talks and posters to fill an expanded format for the Darkness Visible meeting to be held at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge (UK). This meeting will bring together particle- and astro - physicists (theoretical, experimental and observational) to present recent advances in our understanding of dark matter at scales ranging from particle pysics to cosmology.

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Angular Momentum Transport and Energy Release in Accretion Discs

7 September 2009 - 8 September 2009

The aim of this conference is to bring together an outstanding group of young researchers to discuss theoretical and observational progress toward understanding accretion disc physics in Young Stellar Objects, compact binaries, and galactic nuclei.

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Putting Gravity to Work

21 July 2008 - 25 July 2008

Putting Gravity to Work: from black holes to galaxy clusters was a high energy astrophysics conference held at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, in celebration of Andy Fabian's 60th birthday.

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The Planet-Disc Connection

17 July 2006 - 21 July 2006

Observations of the later evolutionary stages of discs around young stars offer the best opportunity to study planet formation from an observational perspective. Localised clearing of dust and gas in discs can be inferred from a variety of imaging/spectroscopic diagnostics and is often interpreted as evidence for planet formation; alternatively, such clearing results from some other process which needs to be taken into account when assessing the environment in which planets form.

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Starbursts - From 30 Doradus to Lyman break galaxies

6 September 2004 - 10 September 2004

Large-scale starbursts are very common features of early galaxy evolution. At high redshifts, the majority of the present-day "normal" galaxy progenitors either appear to be undergoing violent gravitational interactions, or experience very active star formation throughout.

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