Plenary Lectures

  1. Roland Bacon (Observatory of Lyon, France)
    From globular clusters to the Hubble deep fields: first science impact of MUSE, the ESO VLT Multi-Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (Mon 9:45)
  2. Corinne Charbonnel (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
    Multiple Stellar Populations in Globular Clusters - Observational breakthroughs and theoretical challenges (Tue 15:00)
  3. Emanuele Daddi (CEA/Saclay, France)
    Observing galaxy formation and evolution: successes and open issues (Tue 15:30)
  4. Reinhard Genzel (MPI for Extraterrestrial Physics, Germany)
    The Galactic Center Black Hole: a Quest (Thu 10:15)
  5. Luigi Colangeli (ESA)
    ESA Report (Fri 11:15)
  6. Rob Ivison (ESO)
    ESO Report (Fri 11:45)
  7. Rob Fender (University of Oxford, UK)
    Black Holes at Large: extreme astrophysics around stellar-mass black holes (Fri 12:15)

Prize Award Talks and Ceremonies

  • Joachim Trümper (Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Germany)
    Tycho Brahe Prize (Tue 16:00)
    Discoveries in the X-ray Sky – a personal recollection
  • Thibault Damour (Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, France)
    Lodewijk Woltjer Lecture (Mon 10:15)
  • Maria Petropoulou (Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA)
    MERAC Prize in Theoretical Astrophysics (Wed 15:00)
  • Yingjie Peng (Kavli Institute for Astron. and Astroph. at Peking University, China)
    MERAC Prize in Observational Astrophysics (Wed 15:30)
    Simplicity of the evolving galaxy population and the origin of the Schechter function
  • Oliver Pfuhl (Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Germany)
    MERAC Prize in New Technologies (Wed 16:00)
    High precision astrometry with the GRAVITY interferometer

Memorial to Francesco Palla

An exceptional plenary event is held on Wednesday at 14:15 in memory of Francesco Palla, who passed away in the night of January 26, 2016 in Switzerland, where he was to attend an EAS Council meeting.

After a short allocution by Filippo Mannucci (Director of the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory) and by Thierry Courvoisier (EAS President), Daniele Galli (Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory) is giving a talk entitled "Francesco Palla: an appreciation".

Public talk in Greek

On the occasion of EWASS 2016, Dr Jason Spyromilio (ESO) will give a public talk in Greek entitled "The accelerating Universe" on Tuesday, 5 July 2016 at 19:00 at the Eugenides Foundation.

English abstract: The discovery of the acceleration of the expansion of the universe almost 20 years ago has changed our understanding of the contents of our world. Dark Matter and Dark Energy dominate our universe. The talk will present the history of the discovery and also how this discovery will affect the future of our entire Universe.