First Chile-Korea-Gemini Workshop on Stellar Astrophysics


First Chile-Korea-Gemini Workshop on Stellar Astrophysics

The astronomy communities in Chile and Korea have established fruitful collaborations in several fields of astrophysics since Koreaʻs engagement with Gemini Observatory as a limited-term participant with Gemini.

Within that framework, Gemini Observatory, Sejong University, and the University of La Serena – with sponsorship by the The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), are organizing the “First Chile-Korea-Gemini Workshop on Stellar Astrophysics”. The workshop will be held from December 4-8, 2016 in La Serena, Chile.

The workshop aims to focus on various research activities on symbiotic stars and related objects, including theoretical and observational studies. Particular emphasis will be placed on the characterization of accretion processes via high-resolution spectroscopy and fast photometry.

Students are encouraged to participate in the workshop. The sponsoring organizations are offering financial support for lodging in the city of La Serena during the days of the workshop. The deadline to request financial support is September 30.

The organizers have selected speakers who represent astronomers from a variety of facilities, which include: Steve Margheim (Gemini Observatory, Chile), Mark Phillips (Las Campanas Observatory, Chile), Miguel Roth (Giant Magellan Telescope, Chile), and other prominent astronomers. To learn more about the planned speakers click here.

The deadlines for final registration, as well as requests for financial support, end on September 30, 2016.

For more information about the workshop visit or send an email to Rodolpho Angeloni.

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