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Conference - API100

June 8, 9, and 10, 2022 in Amsterdam

We are happy to announce a 3-day conference to celebrate 100 years of astronomy research at the Anton Pannekoek Institute (API) of the University of Amsterdam.

Location

The conference is held at the UvA location Oudemanhuispoort (room D1.08), which is in the center of Amsterdam https://goo.gl/maps/for9nheR4QEthWW98

Registration

If you are a current API or API alumni (master, PhD, PD, staff members, support staff) and you would like to attend, please register here: https://api-uva.paydro.com/api-100-alumni-event

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at api-alumni@uva.nl!

Scope of the conference: 

The aim of the conference is to highlight API research then, now and in the future. The conference will cover the five key research topics of the API: 

i) exoplanets and planet formation
ii) stellar evolution and populations
iii) dense matter
iv) accretion inflows and outflows
v) high-energy transients, explosions and particles

In addition, we will touch upon the rich history of the API. 

Preliminary program: 

The conference program consists of half-day plenary sessions with both invited and solicited review talks on the different API research topics. Since we have dearly missed in-person collaborations in the past two years, we have also planned half-day splinter sessions to facilitate in-depth discussions and collaborations on different sub-topics.

The first day of the conference covers topics within API’s Origins theme, the second day is devoted to the High-Energy Astrophysics (HEA) theme. The third and closing day of the conference gives an overview of the history of API as well as highlights of current and future API teaching and research efforts. The conference closes with celebratory drinks in honor of API’s 100 year anniversary.

Day 1 = Wednesday June 8
Theme Origins

09:00-12:30 morning plenary session highlighting current research within the Origins theme of API

08:30 - 09:15 Registration, coffee
09:15 - 09:30 Conference opening
                         Welcome address by API director Carsten Dominik
09:30 - 10:00 Silvia Toonen, API research on the evolution of multiple-star systems 
10:00 - 10:30 Jean-Michel Desert, API research on exoplanets
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 11:30 Slot for solicited plenary talk on Origins topic
11:30 - 12:00 Slot for solicited plenary talk on Origins topic
12:00 - 12:30 Slot for solicited plenary talk on Origins topic

12:30-14:30 Lunch break in one of the many venues around the conference location 

14:30-17:30 Afternoon splinter sessions
Several rooms are available, everyone can arrange splinter sessions: please indicate interest in your registration form

Already planned splinter sessions: 

X-ray binary session (contact Nathalie Degenaar, degenaar@uva.nl)
Gamma-ray burst session (contact Ralph Wijers, r.a.m.j.wijers@uva.nl)

Day 2 = Thursday June 9
Theme High-Energy Astrophysics (HEA)

09:00-12:30 morning plenary session
09:00 - 09:30 Anna Watts, NICER and dense matter (Rossi prize talk)
09:30 - 10:00 Oliver Porth, numerical modeling of black hole accretion
10:00 - 10:30 Slot for solicited plenary talk on HEA topic
10:30 - 11:00 coffee break
11:30 - 12:00 Slot for solicited plenary talk on HEA topic 
12:00 - 12:30 Slot for solicited plenary talk on HEA topic 

12:30-14:30 Lunch break in one of the many venues around the conference location 

14:30-17:30 Afternoon splinter sessions
Several rooms are available, everyone can arrange splinter sessions: please indicate interest in your registration form

Already planned splinter sessions: 
X-ray binary session (contact Nathalie Degenaar, degenaar@uva.nl)
Gamma-ray burst session (contact Ralph Wijers, r.a.m.j.wijers@uva.nl)

Day 3 = Friday June 10
The Anton Pannekoek Institute then, now and in the future

9:00-12:30 Morning splinter sessions
Several rooms are available, everyone can arrange splinter sessions: please indicate interest in your registration form

Already planned splinter sessions: 
X-ray binary session (contact Nathalie Degenaar, degenaar@uva.nl)
Gamma-ray burst session (contact Ralph Wijers, r.a.m.j.wijers@uva.nl)

12:30-14:30 Lunch break in one of the many venues around the conference location 

14:30-17:30 Afternoon plenary session
14:30 - 15:00 Ed vd Heuvel and/or Ralph Wijers, History of Anton Pannekoek & Institute
15:00 - 15:30 Rudy Wijnands, the Anton Pannekoek Observatory
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 16:00 Highlight talk Origins research at API now and ahead (speaker TBD)
16:30 - 17:00 Highlight talk HEA research at API now and ahead (speaker TBD)
17:00 - 17:10 Formal closing of conference (Ralph Wijers)
17:10 - 18:30 Conference closing drinks (location TBD)