ann23018 — Announcement

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23 May 2023
IAU Scientific Meetings for 2024 Announced

IAU Symposia and Focus Meetings aim to significantly advance their fields and explore current key questions and emerging concepts in a programme of invited talks, contributed talks and posters, and discussion.

Following the proposal evaluation and recommendations of the IAU Division Presidents and Vice Presidents, the IAU Executive Committee has discussed and approved the list of Symposia for 2024. Because of oversubscription and the high quality of the submitted proposals, the evaluation process was challenging. Regrettably many good proposals could not be selected. The approved meetings for 2024 are as follows:

Symposia outside the IAU General Assembly

  • IAUS 387 (Toward) Discovery of life beyond Earth and its impact
    This Symposium has been accepted as a Kavli-IAU Symposium: a partnership with the Kavli Foundation for one symposium on Interdisciplinary Science each year, in accordance with the IAU Strategic Plan (2020–2030).
  • IAUS 388 Solar and Stellar Coronal Mass Ejections
  • IAUS 395 Stellar populations in the Milky Way and beyond

Symposia during IAU General Assembly XXXII

  • IAUS 389 Gravitational Wave Astrophysics
  • IAUS 390 A Multi-Point view of the Sun: Advances in Solar Observations and in Space Weather Understanding
  • IAUS 391 The first chapters of our cosmic history with JWST
  • IAUS 392 Neutral hydrogen in and around galaxies in the SKA era
  • IAUS 393 Planetary Science and Exoplanets in the Era of James Webb Space Telescope
  • IAUS 394 All-inclusive AGN

Focus Meetings during IAU General Assembly XXXII

  • FM 1 Harnessing ground-based optical telescopes: an opportunity for emerging astronomy in Africa
  • FM 2 A Coherent View of Atomic and Molecular Gas from Infrared to Radio Wavelengths
  • FM 3 Follow-up observations of small bodies in the Solar System in the era of large discovery surveys
  • FM 4 Bridging the final stages of massive stars to supernovae and transients
  • FM 5 The future of radio astronomy in an increasingly crowded spectrum
  • FM 6 History of Astronomy in South Africa: The Late Modern Period
  • FM 7 New Horizons at the interface between Computational Astrophysics and Big Data
  • FM 8 Advances and Challenges in Understanding the Solar and Stellar Dynamos
  • FM 9 Measures of luminous and dark matter in galaxies across time
  • FM 10 Teaching capacity of remote observing facilities for the Universities and High Schools
  • FM 11 Multi-wavelength Astrometry
  • FM 12 The High-Energy Gamma-ray Universe: Results and perspectives with wide-field ground-based facilities

Further details of the approved meetings, such as dates and locations, can be found on the Future IAU Meetings web page.

More information

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