IAU376 17-21 April 2023 | International Spring School

IAU Symposium 376 | 17-21 April 2023

At the cross-roads of astrophysics and cosmology: Period–luminosity relations in the 2020s

An event sponsored by IAU | hybrid conference in Budapest, Hungary

International Spring School

The week before the conference we organize an in-person International Spring School for PhD students, postdocs and early career scientists.

Topic: Modern methods of cosmic distance determination

Date: 12-15 April, 2023

Venue: Konkoly Observatory, Budapest, Hungary

Address: H-1121, Budapest, Konkoly Thege Miklós út 15-17.

Provisional topics covered with hands-on sessions

  • Distance determination methods near and far
  • Gaia revolution in distance measurements
  • PL relations of pulsating stars
  • Hubble constant and Hubble tension
  • Current view of the structure of our Galaxy using field stars, open clusters
  • Exotic new methods of distance determination (e.g. gravitational lensing, baryon acoustic oscillations, gamma-ray bursts, and fast radio bursts as distance tracers)
  • Working with the Gaia catalog
  • Machine learning and its applications

How to apply to the International Spring School?

  • Go to the IAU Symposium Registration System, register for the main conference, (select your registration category,) then go to the optional program menu (left side) and choose the Spring School option.
  • Send your motivation letter and CV to loc@csfk.org
  • Deadline of application: 20 January, 2023

The capacity is limited to 20 participants. Please note that only in-person participation is possible. Talks/sessions will be recorded and shared publicly after the event.

Lunch and coffee breaks are provided, no registration fee is required.

Participants need to arrange their accommodation, either in the related IAU Symposium conference hotel or in other hotels/hostels.

Selection will be made soon after the deadline. Preference will be given to early career researchers, and those who attend the IAU Symposium No 376, as well.

IAU Symposium 376