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Conference "The many facets of extragalactic radio surveys: towards new
scientific challenges" - Second Announcement

Dear colleagues,

  we invite you to register and submit an abstract for the Conference "The many facets of extragalactic radio surveys: towards new scientific challenges”, which will be held in Bologna 20-23 October 2015.

The aim of this conference - inspired by the recent celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Northern Cross Radio Telescope in Medicina (BO)-  is to explore new scientific perspectives offered by modern radio surveys, focusing on synergies allowed by multi-frequency, multi-resolution observations. We aim at bringing together researchers working on wide aspects of the physics and evolution of extra-galactic radio sources, from star-forming galaxies to AGNs and clusters of galaxies, including their role as cosmological probes.

Below you can find some important information, for more details please visit  
the conference website, recently updated:

- April 30th 2015: Request for financial support
- May   15th 2015: Abstract submission (updated from April 30th)
- July  31st 2015: Registration

The registration fee is 250 Euro until July 31st, 2015, and 300 euros
for later payments. The registration fee DOES NOT include the conference dinner. The conference dinner will cost 40 Euro for either attendees or accompanying persons.

The Conference will be organized in six sessions covering the following topics:
Galaxy evolution, Cosmology,  Galaxy Clusters, Extragalactic Transients, AGN and Star Formation Physics.

Here is a preliminary list of invited speakers (TBC indicated by *):

I. Agudo (IAA, Spain)
R. Beswick (JBO, UK)
R. Braun (SKAO)
R. Cassano (INAF-IRA, Ita)
J. Condon (NRAO, USA)
P. Diamond (SKAO)
R. & C. Fanti (INAF-IRA, Ita)
M. Garrett (ASTRON, NL)
F. Govoni (INAF-OAC, Ita)
G. Heald (ASTRON, NL)*
A. Hopkins (AAO, Aus)
B. Lacki (IAS - Princeton, USA)*
R. Laing (ESO)
J.-P. Macquart (Curtin Univ., Aus)
T. Oosterloo (ASTRON, NL)
P. Patel (UWC, RSA)
M. Santos (UWC, RSA)
A. Slyz (Oxford Univ., UK)*
V. Smolcic (Zagreb Univ., Croatia)
R. van Weeren (CfA Harvard, USA)

The Conference proceedings will be published in Proceedings of Science (, the open access online journal managed by SISSA, the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste (Italy).

Should you have any further inquire, please contact the LOC at

Best regards
the SOC:                                                      

R. Morganti (ASTRON) co-chair
I. Prandoni (INAF-IRA) co-chair
P. Best (ROE)
A. Bonafede (Hamburg Univ.)
R. Braun (SKA Org)
L. Feretti (INAF-IRA)
M. Jarvis (Western Cape/Oxford Univ)
E. Murphy (Caltech)
R. Norris (CSIRO)
M. Perez-Torres (IAA)
L. Saripalli (Raman)
T. Venturi (INAF-IRA)



R. Cassano  (co-chair)
I. Prandoni (co-chair)
A. Casoni
D. Guidetti
R. Lico
R. Ricci



  • March 1st 2015: Registration opens
  • May 15th 2015: Abstract submission deadline
  • July 31st 2015: Early Registration deadline
  • August 31st 2015: Late Registration deadline


April 30th 2015: financial requests expired

                With the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Directorate General for the Country Promotion.