Awareness Conference "Hot topics in Astrophysics"
Bucharest, September 24-28, 2013

This conference intends to bring together students from all over Eastern Europe,
and senior scientists, to discuss the recent progress,
and major open questions in Astrophysics.
This should help Master students in their last year to decide about their PhD topic,
PhD students to broaden their views,
and established scientists to see the future trends and how to access major european facilities.
The selection of participants will be made locally in each of the participating countries.


Michel Dennefeld (IAP and University of Paris 6): Modern instrumentation; Opticon tools
François Hammer (Paris Observatory): Formation and Evolution of galaxies
Giulia Iafrate (Trieste): Virtual Observatory tools
Pierre Kervela (Paris Observatory): How to write a good proposal
Andy Lawrence (Royal Observatory Edimburgh): Large Scale Surveys
Alain LeCavelier (IAP and University of Paris 6): Detection and Characterisation of Exoplanets
Ana Palacios (University of Montpellier): New questions in stellar astrophysics
Patrick Petitjean (IAP and University of Paris 6): Intergalactic and high-z Interstellar Medium
Martin Ward (University of Durham): Activity in galaxies

Tentative Program

( Late afternoons are reserved for discussions)

Tuesday, September 24th
Morning: New questions in Stellar Astrophysics I
Intergalactic Medium
Afternoon: Virtual Observatory, with practical work

Wednesday, September 25th
Morning:  Stellar Astrophysics II
Astronomy in Romania (TBD)
Afternoon: TBD

Thursday, September 26th
Morning: Galaxies I
Exoplanets I
Afternoon: Proposal writing, with practical work

Friday, September 27th
Morning: Exoplanets II
Galaxies II
Afternoon: Activity in Galaxies
Large scale surveys
General Discussion

Saturday, September 28th (for school teachers)

Exoplanets (Alain LeCavelier)
ISM (Mircea Rusu)
The Milky Way (Radu Constantinescu)