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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 travelling 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 organise 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 ond 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 tackled collaboratively with the IAA commnuity 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.

Abstratcs must be submitted through the registation form.


  • Registation opening: Tuesday, July 19th 

  • Abstracts submission deadline: Friday, September 9th

  • Comunication to authors: By the end-September

  • Registation closure: Tuesday, October 4th

  • Meeting: from October 18th to 21st


The IAA-CSIC has a code of behaviour 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: J.L. 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: J.M. 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


How to register?

This Meeting will be an in-person meeting. The registration deadline is October 4th.

To formalize the participation you must fill the mandatory fields in the registration form. Payment can be made by bank transfer or credit card through the registration platform. If bank transfer is chosen, you must state clearly the name and the reference received by email.​

All attendees who belong to the IAA will have a discount on the registration fee and in the conference dinner (It is necessary to register with a valid institutional email

Registration fee

The conference fee will be 325 euros. The registration fee includes two daily coffee breaks, lunches, welcome cocktail and the conference dinner on Thursday evening.

Other social activities listed in the program like tours (20€) or the private visit to Alhambra Nasrid Palaces (35€) are not included in the registration fee. If you want to join the Alhambra tour please provide your passport No or ID card (mandatory to book Alhambra tickets) in the registration form. There is a limited number of tickets available that will be assigned in strict order of registration and payment.

Companions are welcome at all social activities. Please, contact the Technical Secretariat ( to register companions in the activities.

Call for Abstracts

The organizing committee invites authors to submit abstracts for on-site presentation within any of the topic listed above. Submissions are sought for poster presentations. The scientific committee will select the high relevance abstracts to present as Oral Communication. Additional details are outlined below:

  • All abstracts must be written in English

  • An author may submit a maximum of one abstract as first author.

  • The presenting author must be registered in the Congress.

  • Abstracts can be up to 200 words.

  • Abstracts must be submitted through the registration form.



The Meeting will take place at the “Parque de las Ciencias”, Avenida de la Ciencia s/n, CP: 18006, Granada. This fantastic science museum is located at 15 minutes by walk from the city centre, and can be reached by bus (lines 5, 11, 21 and C5) and by metro (at the “Alcázar del Genil” station)

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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