IAA Severo Ochoa Meeting: Addressing key astrophysical questions from Granada



The IAA-CSIC Severo Ochoa Meeting "IAA Severo Ochoa Meeting: Addressing key astrophysical questions from Granada" will be held in the Parque de las Ciencias (Granada) from Tuesday October 18th, to Friday, October 21st, 2022.

Our Severo Ochoa IAA Colloquia programme, was implemented in 2019 to allow senior scientists 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-19, and hence the online format was the rule for a while. Being aware of the importance of interactions beyond the screen, we orginise this 4-day meeting, where we plan to gather our web-loquia speakers and other internationally renowed researchers, with the aim of promoting in-person discussions with the IAA scientists.

We have organised the meeting to take place along 4 days, from Tuesday 18th to Friday 21th October. The morning sessions will have around 4 keynote speakers each, and will be devoted to the topics: i) Towards the understanding of planetary systems; ii) Star formation in the Milky Way ond the local universe; iii) Galaxy Formation and Evolution; iv) 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. The discussion session(s) of each topic will take place at least during one of the afternoons (afternoon parallel sessions are foreseen).


  • Aline Vidotto

  • Amaya Moro Martín (TBC)

  • An Tao (TBC)

  • Corinne Charbonnel

  • Corrado Trigilio

  • Cristian Beauge

  • Estelle Moreaux

  • Frank Eisenhauer

  • George Heald (TBC)

  • Gianna Cauzzi (TBC)

  • Hagai Netzer

  • Helena Domínguez Sánchez

  • Holly Gilbert

  • Itziar de Gregorio Monsalvo

  • James Chibueze

  • Jan Forbrich

  • Jesús Toalá

  • Juan García Bellido

  • Julia de León

  • Koraljka Muzik

  • Licia Verde

  • Louise Harra (TBC)

  • Mara Salvato

  • Meredith Rawls (TBC)

  • Mike Rich

  • Noemí Pinilla-Alonso (TBC)

  • Valentín Martínez Pillet

  • Ricardo Gil-Hutton

  • Rob Beswik

  • Rubén López Coto

  • Mark Krumholz

  • Daniel Shaerer

  • Geraint Jones

  • Andrei Mesinger

  • Anja Feldmeier

  • Karri Muinonen (TBC)


  • Isabel Márquez (Chair), IAA-CSIC

  • José Luis Ortiz, IAA-CSIC

  • Rainer Schoedel, IAA-CSIC

  • José Manuel Vílchez, IAA-CSIC

  • Olga Muñoz, IAA-CSIC

  • Josefa Masegosa, IAA-CSIC

  • Antxon Alberdi, IAA-CSIC


  • Towards the understanding of planetary systems

  • Star formation in the Milky Way ond the local universe

  • Galaxy Formation and Evolution

  • State-of-the-art instrumentation and methodologies


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 end-September 2022.

Abstratcs must be submitted through the registation form.


  • Registation opening: Friday, July 1st 

  • Abstracts submission deadline: Friday, September 9th

  • Comunication to authors: by end-september

  • Registation closure: Tuesday, October 4th

  • Meeting: from October18th to 21st




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 could 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 be exempt from paying the registration fee (It is necessary to register with a valid institutional email @iaa.es)

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 registration form. There is a limited number of tickets available that will be assigned in strict order of registration and payment.

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 abstract must be written in English

  • All accepted abstracts will be published in the Proceedings Book

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

  • The presenting author must be registered in the Congress.

  • Abstracts should be up to 300 words.

  • Abstracts must be submitted through the registration form.


The Meeting will take place at the “Parque de las Ciencias (Granada)”, 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: www.renfe.es


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: www.spth.gob.es




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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