3rd Advanced Astronomy School
September 20-22, 2010
"The Obscured Universe"
National Obsertvatory of Athens, Insitute of Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of Athens - Section of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mechanics
Schedule & Talks
Astronomers have recently recognised that the most fascinating and violent phenomena in the Universe are taking place in dark regions, hidden from our eyes by thick clouds of gas and dust. The formation of stars, the build-up of galaxies, the growth of supermassive black holes are examples of important astrophysical processes, in which the bulk of their huge energy output is typically absorbed by large quantities of dust. Penetrating the obscuring clouds of dust and gas is therefore imperative for understanding the formation and evolution of the Universe at large.
The goal of the 3rd Astronomy School is to provide a comprehensive review of the key recent developments in the study the obscured Universe using the world's largest ground-based and space facilities and to highlight open problems and challenges for the future.
The school is sponsored by the European Union Marie-Curie program, the National Observatory of Athens and the General Secretary of Research and Technology. Lectures will be presented by astrophysicists from both Greek and International Universities and Research Institutes. The school will take place at the facilities of the Section of Astronomy, Astrophysics & Mechanics of the Univerdity of Athens.
Content and Schedule
Monday 20 to Wednesday 22, September 2010. Lectures will run from 9:00-17:00. Topics covered:
University of Athens,
Section of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mechanics,
Seminar room of the section of Astronomy, Astrophysics & Mechanics.
List of Speakers
Andrea Comastri, Bologna Observatory<
Gian Luigi Granato, Padova
Vassilis Charmandaris, University of Crete
Mary Kontizas, University of Athens
Manolis Xilouris, National Observatory of Athens
Despina Haztidimitriou, University of Athens
Antonis Georgakakis, National Observatory of Athens
Alceste Bonanos, National Observatory of Athens
Ioannis Georgantopoulos, National Observatory of Athens
Athanassios Akylas, National Observatory of Athens