EWASS 2014 : European Week of Astronomy and Space Science
30 June – 4 July 2014, Geneva, Switzerland

Programme Overview

Complete programme

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Parallel sessions


  1. Star formation in galaxies: from small to large scales (S1 Talks / Posters)
  2. The outer regions of extrasolar planetary systems (S2 Talks / Posters)
  3. Gaia Research for European Astronomy Training: GREAT network science symposium (S3 Talks / Posters)
  4. Origin of Cosmic Dust (S4 Talks / Posters)
  5. Digging deep into the extragalactic infrared sky: current status and the European road to the JWST (S5 Talks / Posters)
  6. From local galaxies to the reionisation epoch: the Universe as seen in Lyman α (S6 Talks / Posters)
  7. Fast outflows in massive stars: from single objects to wind-fed and colliding-wind binaries (S7 Talks / Posters)
  8. Testable solutions to the dark matter problem: theory & observations (S8 Talks / Posters)
  9. Exploring the low-frequency radio sky in the SKA era (S9 Talks / Posters)
  10. mm/submm astronomy in the ALMA era (S10 Talks / Posters)

Special Sessions

  1. What powers anomalous X-ray pulsars and soft gamma-ray repeaters ? (Sp1 Talks / Posters)
  2. Helios and Helium: what is wrong with them ? (Sp2 Talks)
  3. Tidal disruption events around Sgr A* and beyond (Sp3 Talks / Posters)
  4. Cluster lensing and distant sources (Sp4 Talks / Posters)

Special Meetings

  1. ASTRONET meeting (SM1 Talks)
  2. Myths and facts about women in astronomy (SM2 Talks / Posters)
  3. Inter-, multi-and transdisciplinarity in astronomical education (SM3 Talks)
Plenary events

Plenary Talks

  1. Brendan Crill (JPL, Pasadena, USA)
    "Planck results" (Mon 9:30)
  2. Linda Tacconi (MPE, Garching, Germany)
    "Star Formation in young, high-redshift galaxies" (Mon 10:00)
  3. William Chaplin (University of Birmingham, UK)
    "Asteroseismology" (Tue 9:30)
  4. Stefano Profumo (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)
    "Dark Matter" (Tue 10:00)
  5. Leonardo Testi (ESO, Garching, Germany)
    "First science with ALMA" (Thu 9:30)
  6. Willy Benz (University of Bern, Switzerland)
    "Extrasolar planets" (Thu 10:00)
  7. Sandra Kortner (MPI for Physics, Munich, Germany)
    "New Physics with the LHC" (Fri 10:00)
  8. Mark McCaughrean (ESA)
    "ESA Report" (Fri 9:00)
  9. Rob Ivison (ESO)
    "ESO Report" (Fri 9:30)

Prize Award Talks and Ceremonies

Special Plenary Sessions

Restricted meetings
  • EAS Council meeting 1 (Tuesday, 1st July 14:00 – 15:30, room 14)
  • OPTICON WG13 Board meeting (Tuesday, 1st July 16:00 – 18:30, room 13)
  • ASTRONET ExeC meeting (Wednesday, 2nd July 9:00 – 13:00, room 13)
  • GREAT steering committee meeting (Wednesday, 2nd July 9:15 – 12:15, room 11)
  • EAS Affiliated Societies: business lunch (Wednesday, 2nd July 12:30 – 14:00, room 14)
  • EAS Council meeting 2 (Thursday, 3rd July 11:00 – 12:30, room 14)