ESF Research Conferences

ESF Conference in Partnership with LFUI

The Modern Era of Helio- and Asteroseismology

20-25 May 2012

Universitätszentrum Obergurgl, Austria

Chaired by: Dr. Markus Roth, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik, DE
Co-chaired by: Dr. Katrien Uytterhoeven, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, ES


NEW! Information about proceedings

Helioseismology and asteroseismology are the only means to investigate the interior of the Sun and stars. They are crucial for understanding the structure and evolution of stars, which produce all chemical elements in the universe heavier than helium, and which host and influence planets which may carry life. Understanding the physics of the Sun's interior is essential for understanding the solar dynamo and consequently for predicting solar magnetic activity, which has a severe impact on the operation of space missions. Understanding the interior of the stars is essential for understanding those astronomical objects that host and influence planets. With the suite of the latest instruments and missions, e.g. BiSON, GONG, SOHO, SDO, Hinode and Picard for solar exploration and MOST, CoRoT, Kepler, BRITE, SONG for stellar and exoplanetary research, the precision on the seismically determined quantities, e.g. flows in the solar interior or the ages and radii of stars will be greatly improved. This will allow creating new knowledge in solar physics and astrophysics and therefore makes the proposed conference particularly timely.

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For accepted participants and invited speakers only

All participants - including speakers, chairs & session chairs - are kindly expected to confirm their attendance (and, when applicable, to pay the conference fee) by filling in a Registration Form.

Closing date for Early Bird Registration & fee payment: 25 March 2012
Closing date for Normal registration & fee payment: 22 April 2012

Official list of invited speakers and accepted participants

Group Transportation:

Two buses will be arranged arrival day 20 May and departure day 25 May only, from Innsbruck train station and airport to the hotel. The coaches will have a sign in the window indicating  “ESF Research Conferences” for easy recognition. The trip will take 2 hours more or less.

- Railway station Departure: 16:00 AND 18:00   
- Airport Departure: 16.30 AND 18.30

Transportation on departure day will be organised in a similar way with departure at 7:00 and 9:00 to Innsbruck Airport and Train station.

Transportation is included in the fee and we very much encourage you to make use of it!

Fees & Grants

Conference fees cover an all inclusive package which includes conference attendance and coffee breaks, accommodation in full board, group transportation from and to Innsbruck on arrival and departure day.

To Pay
Conference fee will be covered by ESF and its partners0 €
AssistedConference Fee will be partially covered by ESF and its partners450 €
Early Bird
Registration and payment by 25 March 2012785 €
Registration and payment after 22 April 2012885 €
Conference participation without accommodation580 €

Grants are available for students and early stage researchers to cover the conference fee and possibly part of the travel costs. Grants are distributed based on financial need and scientific merit. Grantees must attend the entire conference in order to benefit from the grant. Grant requests should be made by ticking appropriate field(s) in the paragraph "Grant application" of the application form.

Practical Information

Universitätszentrum Obergurgl, Ötz Valley, near Innsbruck, Austria
The Obergurgl University Centre is located at an altitude of 1940 metres, in the highest glacial village in the Tyrol, at the end of the Ötz Valley and surrounded by numerous three-thousand metre peaks.

Detailed information on all practical aspects of the conference are available from the Practical Information Page.

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ESF Contact

If you have any questions please consult our FAQ page or contact:
Ms. Alessandra Piccolotto Email Please quote 12-383 in any correspondence.
Conference Officer
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