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IAA Severo Ochoa Advanced School on Star Formation

The School


The IAA-CSIC Severo Ochoa Advanced School on Star Formation will be held in Granada, from Monday, November 15th, to Friday, November 19th, 2021. This school is directed at researchers of all levels who have a special interest in star formation.  This school will include an overview of basic concepts, but aims to go beyond textbook knowledge by providing insight into the current frontiers of research and will have a strongly interactive aspect with ample room for questions and discussions. Lectures will be short 'flash lectures’, no longer than 30 min, followed by questions and discussions. The participants will contribute to  shaping the concluding discussions at the end of each day.


The number of participants will be limited to 50

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



  • Rainer Schödel - Head of SOC

  • Alicia Pelegrina López - LOC

  • Manuel González García - LOC


The School 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). In the coming weeks more information will be given about the rooms where the lessons will take place.​





This School aims at having a highly interactive character and physical participation is therefore strongly encouraged. We may provide the possibility of limited remote participation in case of strong demand or necessity (vulnerable persons, insuperable travel restrictions), but please be aware that the conference will not be optimised for this mode.


The registration deadline is September 30th. You will be informed whether you have been accepted no later than October 15th. 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. 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.


The maximum number of participants is 50. Up to half of the available slots may be reserved for staff from the IAA-CSIC. If the number of applicants exceeds 50 after the registration deadline, the SOC will decide on the applications based on factors such as geographic location, research interests and expertise, gender balance, or seniority in order to come up with an optimal mix of participants. Accepted participants will then be notified and receive an invoice. They should then proceed to payment of the registration fee.

Registration fee

The School fee will be 250 euros. The registration fee includes two daily coffee breaks and the conference dinner on Tuesday evening.

Important dates

  • The registration deadline will be extended from Sept 30th  to October 15th. Persons registering after Sept 30th  will be put on a waiting list and be informed as soon as a slot becomes available.

  • Workshop: November 15th -19th, 2021




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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