Letters of Intent for 2013

LoI 2013-131
LARIM 2013

Date: 25 November 2013 to 29 November 2013
Location: Florianopolis, SC , Brazil
Contact: Zulema Abraham (zulema@astro.iag.usp.br)
Coordinating division: Division XII Union-Wide Activities
Chair of SOC: Zulema Abraham (Universidade de Sao Paulo )
Chair of LOC: Roberto Cid Fernandes (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina )

 

Topics

Planetary Systems
Stars, stellar systems and star formation
Interstellar medium
Galaxies (including AGNs)
Cosmology
High Energy Astrophysics
Instrumentation
History, teaching and outreach

 

Rationale

This is an IAU Regional Meeting that has been taking place by more than 30 years, and its organization has been reversing among the Latin American Countries, like Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela, which have a significant active astronomical community. These meetings have promoted important interchanges of students and researchers of these countries, as well as stimulated the growth of astronomy in less scientifically developed Latin American Countries. During the Assembly of LARIM 2010, it was decided that the next meeting will take place in Brazil. We will follow the same organizational practice previously adopted: the chair of the Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC) was indicated by the Brazilian Astronomical Society, as well as the LOC. Each of the participant countries has been asked to indicate one representative for the SOC.