Research Center for Astronomy


15-20 September 2024

@ Academy of Athens



Tuesday 16 July 2024, 12:00


Buckling instability in galactic bars

Ewa L. Lokas

Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Warsaw


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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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Accommodation will be provided at three hotels in the center of Athens.


a) Ilisia Hotel Athens, Address: Michalakopoulou 25, Tel. (+30) 210 72 44 051

The participants should take line 3 of metro from the Airport and stop at

the Evangelismos Station.

Map from Evangelismos Metro Station to Ilisia Hotel Athens (on foot).


In order to reach the Conference Venue the participants should take

metro from the Evangelismos Station to Syntagma Station and then

change to line 2 from Syntagma to Panepistimio Metro Station, or

continue from Syntagma on foot to the Conference Venue.

Map from Syntagma Metro Station to the Conference Venue (on foot)


b) Hotel Achilleas, Address: Lekka 21, Tel. (+30) 210 32 33 197

The participants should take line 3 of metro from the Airport and stop at

the Syntagma Station.

Map from Syntagma Metro Station to Hotel Achilleas (on foot)

Map from Hotel Achilleas to the Conference Venue (on foot)


c) Athens Cypria Hotel, Address: Diomeias 5, Tel. (+30) 210 32 38 034

The participants should take line 3 of metro from the Airport and stop at

the Syntagma Station.

Map from Syntagma Metro Station to Athens Cypria Hotel (on foot)

Map from Athens Cypria Hotel to the Conference Venue (on foot)







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