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IAU symposium 336: Maser Astrophysics

Sunday September 3rd the IAU Symposium 336 "Astrophysical Masers: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe" will start. More than 160 participants coming from all the parts of the world will discuss for a week the new scientific frontiers of this exciting research field.
IAU symposium 336: Maser Astrophysics
Only one week left before the start of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Symposium 336: Astrophysical Masers: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe.

More than 160 participants, coming from all the parts of the world, will gather in Cagliari to discuss the new frontiers of the maser science, a research field originally concentrated on star formation and evolved stars but now touching on a very borad range of astrophysical phenomena.

During the Symposium week (from September 4th to 8th), which will be held in Conference Room of the Hotel Regina Margherita in Cagliari, researchers will review and discuss in particular the following topics:
    - The Structure of the Milky Way
    - Local Group Cosmology
    - The Cosmic Distance Scale and the Hubble Constant
    - Galaxy Kinematics and Black Hole Masses
    - The Formation of Massive Stars
    - Pulsation and Outflows in Evolved Stars
    - Theory of masers and maser sources

Please, visit the conference website to consult the scientific programme and download the Abstract Book: 

The free afternoon is scheduled for Wednesday, September 6. On that date, a visit to the Sardinia Radio Telescope site will take place, which will include a typical Sardinian lunch buffet and a tour of the archeological site of Pranu Mutteddu (Goni).
The conference dinner will be held in the historical complex of 'La Corte in Giorgino' on Thursday, September 7.
All the social activities, together with a public outreach event planned for Friday, September 8 and additional tours of interesting sites and sightseeing trips around Cagliari can be checked at the page

CONTACT If you have questions about the meeting, feel free to contact us directly at :

Attached Documents

Abstract Book
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Official Poster
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