IAU Division D (High energy phenomena and fundamental physics) Newsletter - February 2023

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***IAU Division D Newsletter, February  2023***




*AHEAD2020 Announcement of Opportunity Cycle 5 

* Upcoming Conferences, Meetings, Workshops



*AHEAD2020 Announcement of Opportunity Cycle 5 


The AHEAD2020 (Integrated Activities for High Energy Astrophysics*) calls for a program of transnational visits and remote access activities to be performed starting ~mid April 2023. The main objectives are:

1) fostering new or strengthening existing collaborations on science and technology topics  in high energy astrophysics (visitor program);

2) provide access free of cost to selected European astronomical institutes and data centers for support in high energy and multimessenger data analysis, as long as computational astrophysics.

3) providing access free of cost to some of the best European ground test and calibration facilities relevant for high-energy astrophysics.


Visitor grants include full reimbursement of travel and subsistence expenses. To face possible restrictions to travel as an effect of the pandemic, the possibility of remote access for a number of services in the area of data analysis, tools and computational astrophysics will be provided.  


AO-5 Calls Opening:         31 January 2023

Submission Deadline:        28 February 2023


For further information and links to the AO-5 calls:



* AHEAD2020 is a Research Infrastructure program funded by EU Horizon 2020. Its main goal is to integrate and open research infrastructures for high energy Astrophysics.

For general information on AHEAD2020: 





* Upcoming Conferences, Meetings, Workshops


X-ray Vision of the Energetic Universe (X-VISION 2023), a joint IAU I-HOW and COSPAR Capacity Building Workshop

February 6-17, 2023

Potchefstroom, South Africa



Black hole winds at all scales

March 12-16,  2023

Haifa, Israel



First UVEX Community Workshop: Synergies And New Opportunities
March 13-15, 2023
Pasadena, CA, USA


International Conference on the Physics of the Two Infinities
March 27-30, 2023
University of Kyoto, Japan

Variable Galactic Gamma-Ray Sources (VI)

April 12-14, 2023

Innsbruck, Austria



Galactic Center Workshop 2023

April 24-28, 2023

Granada, Spain



10th Micro-quasar Workshop

May 22-26,  2023

Crete, Greece



Bologna-VLBI: Life begins at 40!

May 22-26,  2023

Bologna, Italy



AHEAD2020 High Resolution X-ray Spectroscopy School
May 22-25,  2023
Alicante, Spain

The Transient Universe 2023

May 30-June 9, 2023

Cargese, France



AGN winds on the Chesapeake

June 11-16, 2023

Tidewater Inn, Easton MD, USA



X-ray Universe 2023

June 12-16, 2023

Athens, Greece



The first Vasto accretion meeting

June 19-23, 2023

Vasto, Italy



The restless nature of AGN: 10 years later

June 26-30, 2023

Naples, Italy



International Conference on Gravitation, Astrophysics and Cosmology (ICGAC15)

July 3-7, 2023

Gyeongju, South Korea



Gravitational Wave Populations: what’s next?

July 10-14, 2023

Milan, Italy



Massive Binaries 2023

July 17-21, 2023

Leuven, Belgium



International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2023)

July 26-August 3, 2023

Nagoya, Japan

IAU Symposium 384: Planetary Nebulae: a Universal Toolbox in the Era of Precision Astrophysics

September 4-8, 2023

Cracow, Poland https://iaus384-pne.ncac.torun.pl


5th International Workshop on AM CVn binaries

September 5-8, 2023

Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK



AGN on the beach - The many facets of fuelling and feedback in jetted AGN

September 10-15, 2023 

Tropea, Italy





If you wish to share with IAU Division D any information about matters that may be relevant to the activities of Div D Members, please send an e-mail to rea@ice.csic.es . This will appear in the next Newsletter, which will be sent out around March 1, 2023. Thank you in advance for your inputs, and best regards.


Dr. Nanda Rea, acting Scientific Secretary of IAU Division D Steering Committee

Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC, IEEC; Barcelona, Spain)