This morning the XXVIII Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics was inaugurated in the Lecture Theatry of the Headquarters of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), in La Laguna, by the Deputy Director of the IAC, Carlos Martínez Roger, who welcomed all the participants. There followed short introductory talks by Julia de León and Javier Licandro, the organizers of the School, who are both researchers at the IAC.
As in every year since 1989, the IAC has organized an international meeting with experts in an astrophysical theme of great interes, and in this edition it is the exploration of the Solar System. From 7th to 16th November, there will be a series of classes related to this material given to 50 doctoral students and recent post-docs from all over the world, who can, in this way, share and amplify their knowledge in this field of astrophysics.
Previous press release: http://www.iac.es/divulgacion.php?op1=16&id=1127&lang=en
Web of the XXVIII Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics
JULIA DE LEÓN: “We know very well the orbits of over 90% of the asteroids which could cause a world-wide catastrophe if they impact on Earth”
SEBASTIEN LEBONNOIS: “Climate models can be applied to atmospheres detected around exoplanets and find places suitable for life”