Putting A Stars into Context: Evolution, Environment, and Related Stars

June 3-7, 2013

Venue: Moscow M.V. Lomonosov State University in Moscow, Russia

Main Topics:

 - A-star formation: abundances and chemical peculiarities of A-type and related stars in open clusters
 - A-star formation: formation and evolution of discs and planetary systems around A-type and related stars; A-star multiplicity
 - A-star formation: magnetic field generation
 - Fundamental parameters, chemical abundances and inhomogeneities in A-type and related stars
 - Magnetic fields in Main-Sequence A-type and related stars
 - Pulsation in Main-Sequence A-type and related stars
 - Rotation and hydrodynamical processes in Main-Sequence A-type and related stars
 - Evolution of A stars off the Main Sequence: generic aspects, magnetism and dissipation of chemical peculiarities
 - Evolved A-type stars in the Galaxy and beyond

Scientific Organizing Committee:

Gautier Mathys, JAO/ESO, Chile, chair
Maryline Briquet, Universite de Liege, Belgium
Margarida Cunha, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Oleg Kochukhov, University of Uppsala, Sweden
Friedrich Kupka, University of Vienna, Austria
Francis LeBlanc, Universite de Moncton, Canada
Lyudmila Mashonkina, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Richard Monier, Universite de Nice, France
Olga Pintado, INSUGEO, Tucuman, Argentina
Hiromoto Shibahashi, University of Tokyo, Japan
Kazimierz Stepien, Warsaw University, Poland
Glenn Wahlgren, Catholic University of America, USA

Russian institutions organizing the conference:

Sternberg Astronomical Institute of Moscow M.V. Lomonosov State University,
Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
Eurasian Astronomical Society.

Invited Speakers (confirmed):

Evelyne Alecian, Observatoire de Paris, France
Victoria Antoci, University of Vienna, Austria
Rainer Arlt, Leibniz-Institut fuer Astrophysik Potsdam, Germany
Luca Fossati, University of Bonn, Germany
Swetlana Hubrig, Leibniz-Institut fuer Astrophysik Potsdam, Germany
Heidi Korhonen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Jiri Krticka, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic
Rolf Kudritzki, University of Hawaii, USA
John D. Landstreet, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Theresa Lueftinger, University of Vienna, Austria
Stephane Mathis, Observatoire de Paris, France
Zdenek Mikulasek, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic
Martin Netopil, University of Vienna, Austria
Pierre North, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Jan Robrade, Hamburg Observatory, Germany
Iosif Romanyuk, Special Astrophysical Observatory, RAS, Russia
Frederic Royer, Observatoire de Paris, France
Tatyana Ryabchikova, Institute of Astronomy, RAS, Russia
Mikhail Sachkov, Institute of Astronomy, RAS, Russia
Hideyuki Saio, Tohoku University Sendai, Japan
Denis Shulyak, Georg-August University Goettingen, Germany
Asif ud-Doula, Penn State Worthington Scranton, USA


Registration is now open and ends on April 1st 2013. Please register at your earliest convenience. Please note that timely registration is essential to ensure that visa formalities can be completed in due time. The registration fee covers all regular meeting costs including abstract materials, welcome party, coffee breaks, conference banquet, Moskva-river cruise tour, and classical music concert. Full conference registration costs 280 Euro (11 300 Rubles). A discount of 30 Euros is provided for the participants, who pay the registration fee before April 1st 2013.

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Abstract submission

Contributed talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts, and there will also be a poster session. All contributions will be included in the proceedings.

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Key Dates

1 April 2013: Deadline abstract submissions
1 April 2013: Early registration closes
2 June 2013: Welcome party/Conference Begins
3-7 June 2013: Conference
1 August 2013: Deadline for submission of proceedings contributions.

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