Workshops & Conferences
Recent and upcoming conferences.
The OzSKA meeting will be held in the Hercus Theatre, David Caro building at the University of Melbourne on 8-10 April 2015.
The Square Kilometer Array will herald a new era in radio astronomy, with the construction of the world’s largest radio telescope in Australia and South Africa. The conference will provide an opportunity to explore the new science that will be possible with the increased sensitivity, with a particular emphasis on exploring opportunities for young scientists to become engaged with new projects and ideas. The science themes explored include the formation of the first stars and galaxies, galaxy evolution, cosmic magnetism, the nature of gravity and exploring life beyond the Earth. Other topics will include the impact of enabling technologies, including the processing and management of ‘big data’, new signal processing and detector technologies and the role of ‘blue sky’ science in the education of our wider community. Young researchers are particularly encouraged to attend.
The 2014 Orange Pulsar Meeting will be held at the University of Melbourne on Wednesday 26th, Thursday 27th and Friday 28th November, 2014.
The meeting gathers a broad range of people interested in pulsar astrophysics in Australia, including both observational and theoretical aspects. This year, topics will include audio band and nanohertz gravitational waves and neutron star interior modelling. All welcome!
The 2014 CAASTRO Annual Science Conference "Supernovae in the local universe: Celebrating 10,000 days of supernova 1987" was held at
Novatel Pacific Bay Resort, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia.
Conference dates: Monday 11th - Friday 15th August 2014
Topics discussed included:
- Observations and modelling of individual nearby supernovae
- Observations and constraints on supernova progenitors
- Progenitor mass loss, pre-supernova activity and supernova "imposters"
- Theories of core collapse, thermonuclear supernovae and explosion mechanisms
- Supernova 1987A at 10,000 days
- Historical supernovae, young supernova remnants and light echoes
- Wide-field surveys, automated classifications and new types of transients
- Future instruments: SKA, LSST, eROSITA
The 2013 CAASTRO Annual Science Conference: "Reionization in the Red Centre: New windows on the high redshift Universe" was held at the Ayers Rock Resort, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, NT.
Conference dates: Monday 15 July - Friday 19 July 2013
Topics discussed included:
- Redshifted 21cm observations
- CMB as a probe of reionization
- Formation of the first luminous objects
- Starformation in galaxies at high redshift
- How and when were hydrogen and helium reionized
- Pollution and thermal evolution in the IGM
- Methods for simulation of high-z galaxy formation and reionization
For a list of the presentations please go to: http://www.caastro.org/reionization-in-the-red-centre-presentations