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Big Questions in Astrophysics – The Next Decades

Welcome to the jubilee symposium Big Questions in Astrophysics – The Next Decades to celebrate Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation's 100 years anniversary.




08.30 - 17.50


Grand Auditorium, Lux


Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Big Questions in Astrophysics – The Next Decades 

To celebrate 100 years of research funding, in 2017 the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation will organize conferences in scientific areas for which it has provided substantial support. Astronomy is one of these areas. We have been given the honor of organizing a symposium on astronomy in Lund on April 4, 2017. The symposium is titled Big Questions in Astrophysics – The Next Decades. Keynote speakers will cover major topics in contemporary astrophysics, including understanding the formation of planets and stars, galaxy evolution, dark matter and the transient revolution in astrophysics. Other speakers will present their research results from projects that receive financial support from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. Along with the symposium, the scientific committee has taken the opportunity to organize three workshops. These will cover The Transient Universe and Dark Matter on Monday April 3 and Galaxy Evolution and Star Formation across the Universe on April 5.

Abstracts and more information will be published at this website in due time.

For abstracts and detailed program, please click here

The registration for symposium is now closed.

If you have any questions, please contact jubilee-lund@kva.se

To celebrate 100 years in support of excellent Swedish research and education, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation arranges, in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Swedish universities, a series of symposia in areas where the Foundation has provided substantial financial support throughout the years.