The Institute of Space Sciences has organized in the past years several conferences, international and national scientific meetings and public outreach events. These events have taken place mainly in Barcelona and below, you can find additional information on each of these events.

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HYP2012: XI International Conference on Hypernuclear and Strange Particle Physics

The HYP conference brings together theoreticians and experimentalists working on the physics of hadron processes and bound nuclear systems containing strangeness. This area of research covers a broad variety of topics, including the physics of ? hypernuclei, multistrange systems, kaonic nuclear clusters or the role of strangeness in extreme forms of matter. Over the years, the conference has always been open to including new and challenging problems, extending its frontiers to emerging subfields in nuclear and particle physics.
October 1st-5th, 2012, Barcelona, SPAIN

Benasque 2012 - Modern Cosmology: Early Universe, CMB, and LSS

With the most recent measurements of the cosmic microwave background anisotropies (CMB) and large scale structures (LSS) of the universe as well as various other astronomical observations, it is now possible to have a clear and consistent picture of the history and content of the universe since nucleosyntheses. A feaverish activity is taking place for measuring the cosmological parameters with great precision, and for understanding better the origin of primordial perturbations, the nature of dark energy and dark matter, the mechanisms responsible for the formation of non-linear stuctures, and the implications of cosmological observations for particle physics. After the success of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Benasque workshops on Modern Cosmology held in 2006, 2008 and 2010, we wish again to bring together leading international experts on both theoretical and observational aspects of cosmology, into a particularly beautiful and inspiring atmosphere, below the pic of Aneto, the highest point in the Pyrenees. The 4th Benasque workshop on Modern Cosmology was held from the 5th to the 25th of August 2012, and has been similar in the spirit of the first three editions, with a program consisting mainly on a few lectures and long discussion sessions, leaving plenty of time in the afternoon for interactions and research, as well as for mountain hiking and trecking.
August 5th-25th, 2012, Benasque, Barcelona, SPAIN

Cool Stars 17

The "Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems, and the Sun" (also known as "Cool Stars") have been running for 30 years since the first one, organized by Andrea Dupree, was held in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1980. Cool Stars is now a well established workshop, which gathers biennially about 400 worldwide experts in Low-Mass Stars, Solar Physics and more recently also Exoplanets, creating an stimulating cross-disciplinary exchange environment in these fields. Cool Star meetings have a long tradition of presenting cutting-edge science, as shown by outstanding results such as the discovery of the first Extrasolar Planet and the first confirmed Brown Dwarf, which were first announced in the Cool Stars 9 meeting celebrated in Florence, Italy in 1995. Cool Stars 17 was held at the World Trade Center in Barcelona,Spain, starting with an opening Welcome reception on the evening of Sunday, Jun 24, 2012. Science sessions ran from Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29, 2012, with the traditional plenary sessions in the morning, splinter sessions in the afternoon focused on topics proposed by meeting attendees, and poster displays with the contributions from all conference participants.
June 24th -29th, 2012, Barcelona, SPAIN

Sant Cugat Astrophysics Forum

The Sant Cugat Forum on Astrophysics is a framework where to host international meetings of experts directed to analyze the most violent and energetic phenomena in the Universe. The most recognizable meetings of the Forum are the Workshop sessions, focusing on an specific aspect of astrophysics, held every two years, with a typical size of 100 persons, all plenary talks, no posters, and a duration of three or four days. An edited book reflecting the status of the topic discussed is published after each Workshop. An Award to the best presentation by a young scientist is given, and an outreach event gives account in lay-person terms what the Forum session will be about. The Forum is established under the auspices of the Sant Cugat City Hall, the Institute for Space Sciences (CSIC), the Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC), and the Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA).
April 16th -19th, 2012, Barcelona, SPAIN

2nd Iberian Gravitational Wave Meeting

It is a pleasure to announce that the 2nd Iberian Gravitational-Wave Meeting 2012 will be organized by the Gravitational Wave Astronomy - LISA Group of the Institut de Ciències de l'Espai (CSIC-IEEC) in Barcelona. Following the format of the first meeting we plan to organize a 3-day meeting starting on February 15th and ending on February 17th, 2012. The style of the meeting will be informal, with significant time for discussions, and there will be no registration fee. In future communications we will describe the details of the scientific program.

The idea of the meeting is to bring together researchers with interest in the development of Gravitational Wave Astronomy, including researchers from related areas of Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Fundamental Physics. Please, feel free to send this announcement to scientists that may be interested in attending.
February, 15-17th, 2012, Barcelona, Spain

COST CM-0805

The main objective of this Action is to study chemical processes relevant to the physical conditions encountered in the interstellar medium, and on the surface and in the atmospheres of planetary bodies. The Action aims to provide new insights into the dynamics of the chemical reactions leading to molecular syntheses under such conditions and reveal how these are influenced by the ambient temperature and pressure. Special attention will also be given to the study of the novel surface chemistry prevalent on interstellar medium dust grains and planetary surfaces. The Action also aims to combine such laboratory data with complementary chemical models to allow a fuller interpretation of observational data.
September, 21-23th, 2011, Barcelona, Spain

NR HEP: Numerical Relativity and High Energy Physics

The aim of this workshop is to bring together world experts in two extremely active and successful, but up to now essentially disjoint, research fields: numerical relativity and high energy physics. More specifically, within high energy physics we shall focus on the gauge gravity duality and trans-Planckian scattering.
August 31st to September 3rd, 2011, Madeira Islands, Portugal

Advanced Topics in Astrophysics

Workshop aimed at covering the following topics: Cosmic ray sources and propagation, Multiwavelength signatures, Molecular cloud physics and chemistry, Role of magnetic fields, The special case of the Galactic Center, Future multiwavelength opportunities.
May 4th-6th, 2011, Llafranc, Spain

Cosmic Ray Interactions

Workshop aimed at covering the following topics: Cosmic ray sources and propagation, Multiwavelength signatures, Molecular cloud physics and chemistry, Role of magnetic fields, The special case of the Galactic Center, Future multiwavelength opportunities.
March 14th-18th, 2011- Leiden, The Netherlands

GNSS-R 2010: Workshop on GNSS Reflectometry

GNSS-R'10 is the new edition of the series of GNSS-R workshops organized since 1999 and hosted at different Institutions, which aim to provide a forum for researchers working on different aspects and applications of the GNSS Reflectometry.
October 21st-22nd, 2010- Barcelona


Conference aimed at studying topics of Modern Cosmology.
August 1-20, 2010- Benasque, Aragón


Explore technological challenges and scientific opportunities associated with entry, descent, landing and flight in planetary atmospheres with fellow scientists, technologists, engineers, mission designers, policy-makers and students interested in the exploration of solar system bodies with substantial atmospheres.
June 14-18th, 2010- Barcelona

IAU Symposium 270

International Astronomical Union Symposium 270: Computational Star Formation
May 31st - June 4th, 2010- Barcelona

First Consolidation Meeting of the Spanish Meteor Network

The first meeting of the SPMN members has taken place after the 10th anniversary of the creation of this Network. It has been held in the province of Barcelona, where two SPMN centers, Instituto de Ciencias del Espacio (CSIC-IEEC) and Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, are located.
May 19-21st, 2010- Sant Celoni, Barcelona

Sant Cugat Forum of Astrophysics

The Sant Cugat Forum on Astrophysics is a framework where to host international meetings on high-energy and particle astrophysics: a place to discuss about the most violent phenomena in the Universe. The Forum is established under the auspices of the Sant Cugat City Hall, the Institute for Space Sciences (CSIC), the Institut d?Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC), and the Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA).
April 12-16, 2010- Sant Cugat, Barcelona
Cosmology, The Quantum Vacuum, and the Zeta Functions

A workshop with a celebration of Emilio Elizalde's sixtieth birthday - ICE/CSIC, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 8th - 10th March, 2010
Misteries of the Cosmos

When was the first time that the human looked up at the sky and started to ask himself about what he was looking at? We really do not know, but since then most of these questions have been solved although, many more are waiting to be answered. Some of these questions will be the main topic of the conference cicle, which is organized by the Institute of Space Sciences in colaboratio with the Cosmocaixa.
European Week of Astroparticles

From 10 to 17 October 2009, with open days, talks for the general public, exhibitions organized all over Europe, astroparticle physicists will then meet the general public and explain the challenges they face to answer the hot questions about the Universe, such as What is the Universe made of??, ?What is the origin of cosmic rays?? or ?What is the nature of gravity or dark matter???
MC Workshop Pathways towards Habitable Planets

September 14th-18th, 2009
The aim of this conference has been to help integrate the prospective efforts in Europe and in the US, build a community around this theme, and bring together several pathways towards that final goal.
MC Workshop LISA Workshop

September 7th-11th, 2009
LISA Astro-GR@BCN* Merger of compact objects by supermassive black holes: From Astrophysics to Fundamental Physics.
MC Workshop The Direction of Modern Cosmology

March 2nd, 2009
Workshop on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Professor S. D. Odintsov.
Benasque2008 Benasque 2008

July 27th - August 14th, 2008
Benasque, Pyrenees Spain
LISA Symposium 7th International Lisa Symposium

June 16th-20th, 2008
Barcelona, Spain

June30th - July 4th, 2008
16th European White Dwarf Workshop held in Barcelona.
Cherenkov  Telescope  Array - Barcelona 2008 CTA: Cherenkov Telescope Array

January 24-25, 2008
Meeting held in Barcelona to address an advanced facility for ground-based gamma ray astronomy.
Eclipsi de Sol - 29 Març 2006 Meteoroids 2007

June 11th-15th, 2007
An international meeting on minor bodies organized in Barcelona.
XXIII Jornades de la Mediterrània Supernoves: Llum en la foscor

XXIII Trobades científiques de la Mediterrània held in Maó, Menorca, October 3rd - 5th, 2007
Benasque2006 Benasque 2006

July 30th - August 18th, 2006
Benasque, Pyrenees Spain
Eclipsi de Sol - 29 Març 2006 Sun Eclipse

Observation of the Sun Eclipse on March 29th, 2006
Eclipsi de Sol - 3 Octubre 2005 Sun Eclipse from Barcelona

Observation of the Sun Eclipse on October 3rd, 2005
Trànsit de Venus - 8 Juny 2004 Venus Transit in front of the Sun

Observation of the Venus Transit in fron of the Sun on June 8th, 2004
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