Research Center for Astronomy


15-20 September 2024

@ Academy of Athens



Tuesday 28 November 2023, 12:00


Uncovering galaxy history through deep imaging and machine learning

Johan H. Knapen
IAC Tenerife, Spain


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The Research Center for Astronomy and Applied Mathematics of the Academy of Athens (RCAAM) is organizing the European Astronomical Society (EAS) conference, "The Nature and the Dynamics of Structures Observed in Galactic Disks". This conference is part of the HERA workshop series, which is supported by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation. These workshops offer a platform for early career scientists to engage in collaborative interactions, devise research projects, gain a comprehensive outlook, and initiate international partnerships.

The workshop will take place in the week of September 15th (Sunday) - September 20th (Friday) at the Central Building of the Academy of Athens. A reception for the participants, along with welcome addresses, is scheduled for Sunday, September 15th.

The European Astronomical Society extends an invitation to early-career scientists, defined as those with less than 5 years post-PhD experience (including PhD students who are close to defending their theses), and who are affiliated with European Research Institutes and Universities, to submit their applications. We especially encourage researchers in the fields of Galactic Morphology and Galactic Structure and Dynamics to apply.

The application form can be found here (for details see When you submit your application, please send also a notification to

Attendees will have ample opportunities to showcase their research, initiate collaborations with local scholars from RCAAM and other Greek Astronomical Institutes, and engage with the six invited senior review speakers. It's important to note that there is no registration fee, and the WE Heraeus Foundation will cover the local expenses for all participants.

Every day of the workshop will feature 1-2 presentations delivered by accomplished senior scientists. The scheduled lectures are as follows:

E. Athanassoula (Aix-Marseille Université, France): N-body simulations of disk galaxies

A. Bosma (Aix-Marseille Université, France): Rotation curves of galaxies and Dark Matter

F. Fragkoudi (Durham University, UK): Barred galaxies in cosmological simulations

D. Gadotti (Durham University, UK): State-of-the-art observations of disk galaxies

D. Pfenniger(University of Geneva, Geneva Observatory, Switzerland): Pattern Speeds of bars and spirals

M. Sormani (University of Surrey, UK): Hydrodynamics of the innermost 1 kpc

P. Patsis (RCAAM, Athens, Greece): Orbital theory and the structure of galactic disks.

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