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FROM: Rainer Spurzem
SUBJECT: 1st Announcement IAU Symposium 312 Star Clusters and Black Holes Across Cosmic Time, Beijing, China, Aug. 25-29, 2014

Dear Colleague

We are happy to announce IAU Symposium 312 “Star Clusters and Black Holes in Galaxies across Cosmic Time”,
which will be held in Beijing, P.R. China, from August 25-29, 2014, hosted by Chinese Academy of Sciences
(National Astronomical Observatories and National Science Library).

PLEASE NOTICE BELOW THE URGENT DEADLINE (Mar 31) FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT APPLICATION, INCLUDING YOUNG RESEARCHERS
AND DOCTORAL STUDENTS!!

Pre-Registration is now open at silkroad.bao.ac.cn/iaus312/
Full registration, visa forms and a first draft programme will appear soon.

Note that China requires a visa from visitors and we need to provide prospective participants
with an official invitation.

Rationale: Black Holes, dense star clusters, and galactic nuclei move into the focus of cosmological galaxy
formation and evolution. High-resolution observations as well as simulations, in our local
environment as well as in the distant universe approach the central engine and its co-evolution with
stars and gas around. Black Holes formed in astrophysical environments are expected gravitational
wave sources. China, and the National Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC/CAS) as well
as Peking university are at the forefront of these endeavors and seek to increase international cooperation.

Topics that will be addressed are:

Black Holes in Galactic Nuclei
Galaxy Mergers and AGN Feedback
Dynamics of Stars and Gas around Black Holes
Accretion Disks
Galactic and Extragalactic Globular Clusters
Nuclear Star Clusters
Dwarf Galaxies
Gravitational Wave Emission from Star Clusters and Galactic Nuclei
Gravitational Wave Instruments
Electromagnetic Counterparts of Gravitational Wave Emission
Currently confirmed invited speakers (note that this list is still growing and not complete...):

Kelly Holley-Bockelmann (Vanderbilt Univ., USA), Tal Alexander (Weizmann Inst., Israel),
Lucio Mayer (Univ. of Zurich, Switzerland), Luis Ho (KIAA, China),
Omer Blaes (UCSB, USA), Jorge Cuadra (PUC, Chile),
Feng Yuan (SHAO, China), Rainer Spurzem (NAOC, China),
Pau Amaro-Seoane (AEI, Germany), Eric Peng (Peking Univ., China),
Mark Gieles (IoA Cambridge Univ., UK), Duncan Forbes (Swinburne Univ., Australia),
Giampaolo Piotto (Padova Univ., Italy), Enrico Vesperini (Indiana Univ., USA),
Tom Maccarone (Texas Tech Univ., USA), Eva Grebel (Heidelberg Univ., Germany),
Mirek Giersz (CAMK, Poland), Natalia Ivanova (Univ. of Alberta, Canada),
Alister Graham (Swinburne Univ., Australia), Ken Freeman (Mount Stromlo Obs., Australia),
Pavel Kroupa (Univ. Bonn, Germany), Dana Casetti (S.Conn. State Univ., USA),
Joan Centrella (NASA, USA), Alberto Sesana (AEI, Germany),
Matthew Benacquista (UTB, USA), Luciano Rezzolla (Univ. Frankfurt, Germany),
Kazuaki Kuroda (KAGRA, Japan), Yun-Kau Lau (AMSS, China),
Stefanie Komossa (MPIfR, Germany), Diederik Kruijssen (MPAGarching, Germany),
Fukun Liu (Peking Univ., China), Jeffrey McClintock (Harvard CfA, USA),
Jay Strader (Univ. of Michigan, USA), Thorsten Naab (MPA, Germany),
Sera Markoff (Univ. Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Please note that the deadline to apply for an IAU grant is approaching soon;
please URGENTLY submit a title and abstract to our conference website if you are interested;
from there you can download the form for IAU support (it MUST reach us by March 31, 2014,
by the latest!!).
Or get the form from www.iau.org/static/meetings/GrantSymposium.pdf ;
send the filled from to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
(And please do not forget to complete the pre-registration and abstract submission
procedure on our website, if not done already).

Deadlines:
March 31 Submit IAU grant application form to SOC (with abstract)
April 15 (approximately) Opening of Full Registration, Accommodation Service
June 1 Early Bird Registration Deadline
June 1 Abstract Submission Deadline
Registration Fees:
2500 Yuan RMB (300 EUR) Early Bird
3000 Yuan RMB (350 EUR) Normal
3500 Yuan RMB (Only RMB) On-Site
1250 Yuan RMB (150 EUR) Students with Certificate

Thank you very much and best wishes,

Rainer SPURZEM and LIU Fukun on behalf of LOC and SOC

Local Organising Commitee

Liu Fukun (KIAA/DoA/PKU, co-chair), Rainer Spurzem (NAOC/KIAA/PKU, co-chair), Licai Deng (NAOC), Eric Peng (KIAA/DoA), Thijs Kouwenhoven (KIAA), Lijun Gou (NAOC), Qingjuan Yu (KIAA), Youjun Lu (NAOC), Lixin Li (KIAA), Peter Berczik (NAOC), Gareth Kennedy (NAOC), Luca Naso (NAOC), Jifeng Liu (NAOC), Shuo Li (NAOC), Yohai Meiron (KIAA), Maxwell Xu Tsai (NAOC/KIAA)

Scientific Organising Committee

Liu Fukun, Rainer Spurzem (co-chairs, China), Joan Centrella (USA), Stefanie Komossa (Germany, China), Jufu Lu (Xiamen, China), Steve McMillan (Philadelphia, USA), Douglas Heggie (Edinburgh, UK), Giampaolo Piotto (Padova, Italy), Alison Sills (Canada), Joss Bland-Hawthorn (Australia), Hyung-Mok Lee (Korea), Ron Ekers (Australia), Martin Gaskell (Chile), Kim Venn (Canada)

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