ann19066 — Announcement

The Autonomous University of Chiapas (UNACH)
22 November 2019
International School of Young Astronomers 2020-1 applications open

The 43rd International School for Young Astronomers, ISYA2020Mex, will take place in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico, from 8-26 June, 2020, at the Autonomous University of Chiapas (UNACH). The International School for Young Astronomers (ISYA) is a long-standing project of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), and is now co-sponsored by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (NASL) through the Office for Young Astronomers (OYA). The 43rd school will be jointly organised by the UNACH and the Mesoamerican Center for Theoretical Physics (MCTP).

The ISYAs are three-week-long international postgraduate schools held in regions where students have fewer opportunities to be directly exposed to the full extent of up-to-date astrophysics. The aim of the schools is to broaden the horizons of young students through interactions with experts from around the world, who will give lectures on current topics in astrophysics, both theoretical and observational.

ISYA2020Mex will accept 40 students with full support from the ISYA program and UNACH and MCTP. Applications are open online until 1 February 2020.

Scientific Programme:

  • Stellar Evolution and Structure, Kim Venn (University of Victoria, Canada)
  • Star and Planetary formation, Susana Lizano (IRyA - Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México)
  • Compact Objects, Jorge Rueda (International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics, Italy)
  • Galaxies and AGN, Itziar Aretxaga (Inst. Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, México)
  • CosmologyDavid Mota (Univ. Oslo, Norway)
  • Computational AstrophysicsMordecai Mark Mac Low (American Museum of Natural History/Flatiron Institute, USA)
  • Radio AstronomyLuis Felipe Rodríguez (Mesoamerican Centre for Theoretical Physics /IRyA-Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México)
  • Optical Astronomy, Mauricio Reyes (IA-Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México)
  • X-ray Astronomy, Anna Lia Longinotti (Inst. Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica / Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, México)
  • Gamma-rays and Cosmic-Rays AstrophysicsPablo M. Saz Parkinson (University of Hong Kong, China)
  • Gravitational-Wave Astronomy, Nergis Mavalvala (Massachusets Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Virtual ObservatoriesRoberto Cid Fernandes (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil)

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Itziar Aretxaga
ISYA Director

Lars Lindberg Christensen
IAU Press Officer
Garching bei München, Germany
Tel: +49 89 320 06 761
Cell: +49 173 38 72 621

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