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IAA-CSIC Severo Ochoa Advanced School on Galaxy Evolution

Granada. 23rd-27th May 2022


Credit: HST. Stephan's Quintet



The IAA-CSIC Severo Ochoa Advanced School on Galaxy Evolution will be held in Granada, from Monday, May 23th, to Friday, May 27th, 2022. This school is directed at researchers of all levels who have a special interest in relevant aspects of the formation and evolution of galaxies.  The school will present a panoramic overview of the state of the art in the area, aiming to go well beyond the standard textbook knowledge, and providing updated information on the current frontiers of research, with theory and observations.

The lectures and tutorials will be highly interactive, leaving room for questions and discussion; with this aim, several panel discussion sessions and evening tutorials will be scheduled along the week, promoting an interactive atmosphere. The participants will be encouraged to present a summary of their ongoing work or/and future projects during the panel sessions.


As concerns the Covid-19 pandemic, we will adhere to the legal requirements that are valid at the time of the conference in the Andalusian autonomous region of Spain. These measures currently include social distancing and masking when indoors.


  • Ricardo O. Amorín, University of La Serena, Chile

  • Cristina Chiappini, Leibniz Institute für Astrophysik Postdam, Germany

  • Roberto Cid Fernandes, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil

  • Elena D’Onghia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

  • Andrea Ferrara, Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa, Italy

  • Robert C. Kennicutt, University of Arizona Steward Observatory, USA, and Texas A&M University, USA

  • Mónica Relaño, University of Granada, Spain

  • Eva Schinnerer, Max Planck Institut für Astronomie, Germany

  • Kristine Spekkens, Royal Military College of Canada, Canada

  • Thaisa Storchi-Bergmann, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

  • Jacqueline van Gorkom, Columbia University, USA

  • José M. Vilchez, IAA-CSIC, Spain


  • José M. Vílchez – Chair

  • Alicia Pelegrina López 

  • Manuel González García

  • Carolina Kehrig

  • Iris Breda 

  • Ginés Martínez Solaeche

  • Antonio Arroyo Polonio

  • Borja Pérez Díaz


  • First Galaxies. Cosmological constraints of galaxy evolution.

  • Modelling and numerical simulations of galaxies and their environments.

  • Galaxies along the Hubble Sequence. The laws of star Formation.

  • Properties of star-forming galaxies towards cosmic noon.

  • Stellar populations evolution in galaxies.

  • Active galactic nuclei and hosts.

  • Gas in galaxies: molecular, neutral, ionized.

  • Dust and metals.

  • The Milky Way as a Galaxy

Structure of the School

From Monday 23rd to Friday 27th May 2022.

  • Lectures:  9:00 - 13:30 and 15:00 - 18:30

  • Tutorials: 18:30 - 19:00

  • Wednesday and Friday afternoon free



How to register?

This School will be an in-person workshop. The registration deadline is March 31th. You will be informed whether you have been accepted no later than April 10th. Payment of the fee should then be made within one week. 

To formalize the participation you must fill in the mandatory fields in the pre-registration form (see below). Once you have been accepted you will receive an electronic invoice to confirm your registration. Payment can be made by bank transfer or credit card.

Registration fee

The conference fee will be 250 euros. The registration fee includes two daily coffee breaks, three lunches, and the conference dinner on Thursday evening.

The night visit to Alhambra Nasrid Palaces is not included in the registration fee. If you want to join the tour please provide your passport No or ID card (mandatory to book Alhambra tickets) in the pre-registration form. There is a limited number of tickets available that will be assigned in strict order of registration and payment.

Important dates

Due to the large number of applications received and in anticipation of possible COVID restrictions, from February 10th onward, all pre-registrations received will be placed on the waiting list. 

  • The pre-registration deadline: March 31th, 2022

  • Notification to accepted attendants: Before April 10th, 2022

  • Workshop: May 23th - 27th, 2022



The Meeting will take place at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía headquarters (IAA-CSIC), Glorieta de la Astronomía s/n, 18008 Granada. The IAA-CSIC is located 15 minutes walk from the city centre, and can be reached by bus lines S2, S0, 11 and 9.

How to get Granada?


Federico García Lorca Airport (GRANADA)
Federico García Lorca Airport is currently connected by six daily flights to Madrid and three daily flights to Barcelona. It is located 15km from the city centre, with buses to and from each flight.
Check here all airlines connections with Granada.

Pablo Picasso Airport (MALAGA)
The Pablo Picasso International Airport is located approximately 130km from Granada, connected to every European city with regular daily flights and, thanks to the motorway which links both cities, can be reached in just over one hour by car or bus.

Flights and routes.
See the AENA website – Telephone: 958 245 200


Modern trains connect Granada to all of Andalusia and to the main Spanish cities. The High Speed rail network has been operational since 2015, thus significantly lowering travel times.
Avenida de Andaluces, s/n 18014 Granada – Telephone: 902 320 320
Information, timetables and destinations on their website:


Granada is very well connected thanks to its network of motorways and daily bus services to destinations all over the country.
Bus station
Address: Carretera de Jaén, s/n. 18014. Granada.
Telephone numbers: 958 18 54 80 / 958 25 13 58

Please, before preparing your trip, check the latest news and restrictions related to COVID here:




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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