Second announcement


Abstract submission and grant applications deadline imminent (15 March);

Early-bird registration deadline coming up (1 April):


Dear Colleagues,

IAU Symposium 355 on "The Realm of the Low Surface Brightness Universe" will be held from July 8 to 12, 2019, at the Guajara Campus of the University of La Laguna in the island of Tenerife, Spain.

The deadline for abstract submission and that for grant applications are now imminent, on 15 March 2019. The early-bird registration deadline is on 1 April 2019. All relevant forms can be accessed through the conference webpage at http://research.iac.es/congreso/iaus355/ . The website also contains all relevant logistical information, including on travel and accommodation.

 

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Rationale and Key Topics:

IAU Symposium 355 aims to survey the denizens of the low surface brightness skies, at all wavelengths and resolutions, to show the richness of physical processes taking place in this regime, which has not been fully explored yet. From the Zodiacal light in the Solar System all the way to the cosmological backgrounds, and from the contributions of amateurs to space-based instrumentation, this Symposium will provide participants with a broad glimpse of one of the few last niches that remain to be explored.

A wide range of topics will be addressed:

- State-of-the-art in present and future ground- and space-based instrumentation for LSB observations
- Data analysis and management of upcoming LSB surveys
- The nature of interplanetary/cometary dust grains and meteoritic streams in the Zodiacal light
- Dust grains in the interstellar medium as traced by cirri
- Mass loss episodes, shocks and debris discs as traced by LSB features around stars; orphan SN and GRBs
- Low surface brightness features around galaxies: signatures of past and on-going accretion and their constraints on dark haloes
- The nature of ultra diffuse galaxies and other galaxies discovered by LSB surveys
- The intracluster light and its role in galaxy evolution in clusters
- The circumgalactic medium of high-redshift galaxies
- The cosmic web of large-scale filaments
- The UV/optical/IR cosmological background radiation and its fluctuations
- The role of amateurs in LSB observations and citizen science LSB projects

 

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Important Dates:


    15 March 2019: Deadline for grant applications.
    15 March 2019: Deadline for abstract submission.
    25 March 2019: Results announced for grant applications and abstract selection.
    1 April 2019: Deadline for early-bird registration.
    1 May 2019: Announcement of programme.
    8-12 July, 2019: Symposium.
    1 Sept 2019: Deadline for submission of proceedings papers.
 

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Registration:

The registration fee is 275 euros (when paid by April 1st, 2019) or 325 euro (when paid later). Registration is through our webpage here. Registration is required for abstract submission and to apply for travel grants, but does not imply immediate payment.
 

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Travel grants:

The IAU provides funding for a number of grants, which will be administered by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias. Grants can include a waiver of the registration fee, travel, and/or accommodation support. Grants will be paid either in-kind or by bank transfer after the conference.

Grants are primarily aimed at students and colleagues from developing countries, from institutes which cannot provide travel funding, or those who otherwise cannot attend without support. Applications are to be made by March 15th, 2019 through our webpage here.

 

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Ethics and Anti-harassment statement:

The organisers consider this IAU Symposium to be a privileged occasion for free and frank interchange of scientific ideas, as well as for the nurturing and creation of professional and social contacts. Any abuse of power or inappropriate behaviour has no place at IAU Symposium 355.

We specifically refer to the IAU anti-harassment policy and the EAS Ethics Statement and Guidelines for Good Practice. These will apply during IAU Symposium 355. By registering for this conference, all participants confirm that they have read the documents and that they will follow its recommendations.

 

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We look forward to seeing you in Tenerife in July!

Johan Knapen, on behalf of the organisers
IAC Tenerife, Spain

Conference webpage: http://research.iac.es/congreso/iaus355/
Conference contact email: iaus355@viajeseci.es

 


 

​​​​​​​First announcement


Registration, abstract submission and grant applications are now open

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce IAU Symposium 355 on "The Realm of the Low Surface Brightness Universe", which will be held from July 8 to 12, 2019, at the Guajara Campus of the University of La Laguna in the island of Tenerife, Spain.

With this first announcement we open the registration, the abstract submission, and the possibility to apply for IAU grants, all through the conference webpage at http://research.iac.es/congreso/iaus355/

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Rationale and Key Topics:

IAU Symposium 355 aims to survey the denizens of the low surface brightness skies, at all wavelengths and resolutions, to show the richness of physical processes taking place in this regime, which has not been fully explored yet. From the Zodiacal light in the Solar System all the way to the cosmological backgrounds, and from the contributions of amateurs to space-based instrumentation, this Symposium will provide participants with a broad glimpse of one of the few last niches that remain to be explored.

A wide range of topics will be addressed:

- State-of-the-art in present and future ground- and space-based instrumentation for LSB observations
- Data analysis and management of upcoming LSB surveys
- The nature of interplanetary/cometary dust grains and meteoritic streams in the Zodiacal light
- Dust grains in the interstellar medium as traced by cirri
- Mass loss episodes, shocks and debris discs as traced by LSB features around stars; orphan SN and GRBs
- Low surface brightness features around galaxies: signatures of past and on-going accretion and their constraints on dark haloes
- The nature of ultra diffuse galaxies and other galaxies discovered by LSB surveys
- The intracluster light and its role in galaxy evolution in clusters
- The circumgalactic medium of high-redshift galaxies
- The cosmic web of large-scale filaments
- The UV/optical/IR cosmological background radiation and its fluctuations
- The role of amateurs in LSB observations and citizen science LSB projects

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Important Dates:


    15 March 2019: Deadline for grant applications.
    15 March 2019: Deadline for abstract submission.
    25 March 2019: Results announced for grant applications and abstract selection.
    1 April 2019: Deadline for early-bird registration.
    1 May 2019: Announcement of programme.
    8-12 July, 2019: Symposium.
    1 Sept 2019: Deadline for submission of proceedings papers.

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Registration:

The registration fee is 275 euros (when paid by April 1st, 2019) or 325 euro (when paid later). Registration is through our webpage
here. Registration is required for abstract submission and to apply for travel grants, but does not imply immediate payment.

---------------------


Travel grants:

The IAU provides funding for a number of grants, which will be administered by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias. Grants can include a waiver of the registration fee, travel, and/or accommodation support. Grants will be paid either in-kind or by bank transfer  after the conference.

Grants are primarily aimed at students and colleagues from developing countries, from institutes which cannot provide travel  funding, or those who otherwise cannot attend without support. Applications are to be made by March 15th, 2019 through our  webpage
here.


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Ethics and Anti-harassment statement:

The organisers consider this IAU Symposium to be a privileged occasion for free and frank interchange of scientific ideas, as well as for the nurturing and creation of professional and social contacts. Any abuse of power or inappropriate behaviour has no place at IAU Symposium 355.

We specifically refer to the IAU anti-harassment policy and the EAS Ethics Statement and Guidelines for Good Practice. These will apply during IAU Symposium 355. By registering for this conference, all participants confirm that they have read the documents and that they will follow its recommendations.

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We look forward to seeing you in Tenerife in July!

Johan Knapen, on behalf of the organisers
IAC Tenerife, Spain