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IAA Severo Ochoa Meeting: Addressing key astrophysical questions from Granada



The “IAA Severo Ochoa Meeting: Addressing Key Astrophysical Questions from Granada” will be held in Granada, from Tuesday October 18th, to Friday, October 21st, 2022.  

Our Severo Ochoa IAA Colloquium programme, was implemented in 2019 to allow senior staff from top level institutions to visit IAA to impart talks and work hands-on with our staff. It was timely transformed into web-loquia to circumvent the impossibility/difficulty for traveling due to Covid-19Due to COVID pandemics, and hence the online format was the rule. Being aware of the importance of interactions beyond the screen, we organize this 4-day meeting, where we plan to gather our web-loquium speakers and other internationally renowned researchers, with the aim of promoting the discussion with IAA scientists.


The *morning sessions* will have around 4 keynote speakers each, and will be devoted to the topics:


  • Day 1. Towards the understanding of planetary systems

  • Day 2. Star formation in the Milky Way on the local universe

  • Day 3. Galaxy Formation and Evolution

  • Day 4. State-of-the-art instrumentation and methodologies


The * afternoon sessions* will be devoted to discussions and in-depth interactions between the invited researchers and the IAA scientific staff. They will follow up the morning sessions with the aim to identify the related outstanding questions that can be addressed collaboratively with the IAA community in the coming years.


  • Isabel Márquez (Chair), IAA-CSIC

  • Antxon Alberdi, IAA-CSIC

  • Josefa Masegosa, IAA-CSIC

  • Olga Muñoz, IAA-CSIC

  • José Luis Ortiz, IAA-CSIC

  • Rainer Schoedel, IAA-CSIC

  • José Manuel Vílchez, IAA-CSIC


  • Isabel Márquez (Chair), IAA-CSIC

  • Manuel González, IAA-CSIC

  • Alicia Pelegrina, IAA-CSIC



Only Posters will be available.

Participants interested in presenting a Poster presentation are invited to submit an abstract before 9th September. All abstracts will undergo peer review by the SOC.

Notification regarding the status of your abstract acceptance is expected to be sent by the end of September 2022.

Abstracts must be submitted through the registration form.


  • Registration opening: Tuesday, July 19th

  • Abstracts submission deadline: Friday, September 9th

  • Communication to authors: By the end-September

  • Registration closure: Tuesday, October 4th

  • Meeting: from October 18th to 21st


The IAA-CSIC has a code of behavior that all registered participants are encouraged to read and to abide by. For any issue concerning this code contact Alicia Pelegrina or Manuel González. More information:



October 17th, Monday

19:30 - 21:00 Welcome cocktail at the IAA ( see map )

October 18th, Tuesday | Towards the understanding of planetary systems. Chair: JL Ortiz

08:00 - 08:45 Registration

08:45 - 08:55 Welcome

09:00 - 09:50 Julia de León : “Small bodies of the Solar System: state of the art and future prospects”

09:50 - 10:40 Karri Muinonen : “Scattering and absorption of light in planetary regoliths”

10:40 - 11:20 Coffee break

11:20 - 12:10 Corrado Trigilio : "Auroral Radio Emission in Exo-Planetary Systems"

12:10 - 13:00 Aline Vidotto : “Exo-space weather: the interaction between exoplanets and their host star environments”

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch break

14:30 - 16:00 Discussion session: Addressing key astrophysical questions on the understanding of planetary systems. Discussion leaders: Ricardo Gil-Hutton, Michael Perryman

IAA PostDoc co-leaders: Julia Martikainen, Camilla Danielski

19:00 Private tour of the Albaicín and Sacromonte

October 19th, Wednesday | Star formation in the Milky Way and the Local Universe. Chair: R. Schoedel

09:30 - 10:20 Mark Krumholz : “Star formation, feedback, and turbulence: towards a unified model of the star-forming ISM”

10:20 - 11:10 Jan Forbrich : “Star formation radio news: the impact of wideband capabilities”

11:10 - 12:00 Coffee Break

12:00 - 12:15 Michael Rich: “Insights on the formation of the bulge from the Blanco DECam Bulge Survey”

12:15 - 13:05 Teresa Antoja : ”Milky Way dynamics and evolution with Gaia”

13:05 - 14:30 Lunch break

14:30 - 16:00 Discussion session: Addressing key astrophysical questions on the Star formation in the Milky Way and the Local Universe. Discussion leaders: Koraljka Muzic, Itziar de Gregorio

IAA PostDoc co-leaders: Paco Nogueras, Javier Moldón

19:00 Private tour Granada city Center

October 20th, Thursday | Galaxy Evolution and Cosmology. Chair: JM Vílchez

09:00 - 09:50 Hagai Netzer : “Black Hole Evolution over Cosmic Time: Mergers Outflows and Feedback”

09:50 - 10:40 Lidia Tasca : “Cosmic history of galaxies, growth and environment: the Key role of Spectroscopic Surveys”

10:40 - 11:20 Coffee break

11:20 - 12:10 Licia Verde : “Hubble troubles”

12:10 - 13:00 Juan García Bellido : “General Relativistic Entropic Acceleration”

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch break

14:30 - 16:00 Discussion session: Addressing key astrophysical questions on Galaxy Evolution and Cosmology. Discussion leaders: Mara Salvato, Rob Beswick

IAA PostDoc co-leaders: Yolanda Jiménez-Teja, Sara Cazzoli, Kelley Hess

19:30 Conference Dinner. La Chumbera ( see map )

October 21st, Friday | State-of-the-art instrumentation and methodologies. Chair: O. Muñoz







The organisers acknowledge financial support from the State Agency for Research of the Spanish MCIU through the "Center of Excellence Severo Ochoa" award for the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (SEV-2017-0709).

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