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Frontier Research in Astrophysics – II

FRAPWS2016 - (other frapw conferences)
23-28 May 2016
Mondello (Palermo), Italy

The purpose of this international workshop is to bring together astrophysicists and physicists who are involved in various topics at the forefront of modern astrophysics and particle physics. The workshop will discuss the most recent experimental and theoretical results in order to advance our understanding of the physics governing our Universe. To accomplish the goals of the workshop, we believe it is necessary to use data from ground-based and space-based experiments and results from theoretical developments:  work on the forefront of science which has resulted (or promises to result in) high-impact scientific papers.  Hence, the main purpose of the workshop is to discuss in a unique and collaborative setting a broad range of topics in modern astrophysics, from the Big Bang to Planets and Exoplanets. We believe that this can provide a suitable framework for each participant who (while obviously not involved in all the topics discussed), will be able to acquire a general view of the main experimental and theoretical results currently obtained.  Such an up-to-date view of the current research on cosmic sources can help guide future research projects by the participants, and will encourage collaborative efforts across various topical areas of research. The proceedings will be published in Proceedings of Science (PoS)- SISSA and will provide a powerful resource for all the scientific community and will be especially helpful for PhD students.

The following items will be reviewed:

Cosmology: Cosmic Background, Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Clusters of Galaxies.
Physics of the Diffuse Cosmic Sources.
Physics of Cosmic Rays.
Physics of Discrete Cosmic Sources.
Extragalactic Sources: Active Galaxies, Normal Galaxies, Gamma-Ray Bursts.
Galactic Sources: Star Formation, Pre-Main-Sequence and Main-Sequence Stars, the Sun, Cataclysmic Variables and Novae, Supernovae and SNRs, X-Ray Binary Systems, Pulsars, Black Holes, Gamma-Ray Sources, Nucleosynthesis, Asteroseismology.
Planetology: Solar System, Sun-like Stars, Exoplanets.
Science from large area multiwavelength surveys and deep-exposure pointings.
Future Physics and Astrophysics: Ongoing and Planned Ground- and Space-based Experiments.

The workshop will include a few 35-minute general review talks to introduce the current problems, and 20-minute talks to discuss new experimental and theoretical results. A series of 15-minute talks will discuss the ongoing and planned ground-based and space-based experiments. There will also be some general talks about the future directions of scientific research on cosmic sources. The papers will pass a peer-review process and the workshop proceedings will be edited by Franco Giovannelli & Lola Sabau-Graziati.

The location of the workshop is the Splendid Hotel La Torre, located in Mondello beach in Palermo, Italy, a venue that will provide a friendly and collaborative atmosphere. 

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Opening Remarks
Gravitational Waves
Star Formation & Evolution
High Energy Astrophsyics
Jet Sources & GRBs
Exo-Planets & Habitability
Ongoing Experiments
Special Night Session
Concluding Remarks
Concluding Address
Opening Remarks
Commemoration of Lidia Barbanera
PoS(FRAPWS2016)092 pdf F. Giovannelli
Frontier Research in Astrophysics - A Review
PoS(FRAPWS2016)001 pdf F. Giovannelli and L. Sabau-Graziati
Search for Dark Matters at Accelerators
PoS(FRAPWS2016)002 file missing G. Auriemma
LHC Highlights from ATLAS
PoS(FRAPWS2016)003 file missing C. Luci
Planck scale black holes – Theory vs. observations
PoS(FRAPWS2016)082 file missing M.F. Wondrak, P. Nicolini and M. Bleicher
Neutrino Astronomy in the IceCube Era
PoS(FRAPWS2016)004 file missing T. Stanev
LUNA: hydrogen, helium and carbon burning under Gran Sasso
PoS(FRAPWS2016)005 file missing C. Broggini
The Golden History of HST Discoveries
PoS(FRAPWS2016)006 file missing N. Panagia
Gravitational Waves
Historical Review of Gravitational waves and Possible GW-Astrophysical Sources
PoS(FRAPWS2016)008 file missing L. Stella
Gravitational Waves Astronomy
PoS(FRAPWS2016)009 file missing D. Rosinska
Massive Stellar Black Hole Binaries and Gravitational Waves
PoS(FRAPWS2016)010 file missing K. Belczynski
The importance of transient X-ray sources for gravitational wave physics
PoS(FRAPWS2016)011 pdf R. Poggiani
AGILE hunts gravitational waves counterparts
PoS(FRAPWS2016)083 pdf C. Pittori, on behalf of the AGILE Collaboration and M. Tavani
Astrophysical Fashions - A Warning
PoS(FRAPWS2016)012 pdf W. Kundt
CMB in the Planck Era: A Review
PoS(FRAPWS2016)014 file missing M. Bucher
Macro Dark Matter Selfgravitating Halos around Galaxies
PoS(FRAPWS2016)017 pdf M. Merafina and F.G. Saturni
Investigating the Hot Gas in Active Brightest Cluster Galaxies
PoS(FRAPWS2016)018 pdf A. Ratsimbazafy, I. Loubser, M. Donahue and M. Voit
Search for Large Scale Anisotropy in the Arrival Direction of Cosmic Rays Detected above10^19 eV at the Pierre Auger Observatory and the Telescope Array
PoS(FRAPWS2016)019 file missing U. Giaccari
Star Formation & Evolution
Star Formation - The Hubble Tarantula Treasury Project
PoS(FRAPWS2016)020 file missing N. Panagia
Massive Star Formation - A Review
PoS(FRAPWS2016)021 file missing J.C. Tan
The complex nature of the high-mass star forming regions
PoS(FRAPWS2016)022 file missing P. Persi
Dust in Star Forming Regions - A Review
PoS(FRAPWS2016)023 file missing D. Wiebe
The connection between the Galactic halo and ancient Dwarf Satellites
PoS(FRAPWS2016)024 pdf E. Spitoni, F. Vincenzo, F. Matteucci and D. Romano
A review on Asteroseismology
PoS(FRAPWS2016)029 file missing M.P. Di Mauro
Photometric Studies of Mass Accretion Rates in Pre Main Sequence Objects
PoS(FRAPWS2016)025 file missing G. Beccari
Population III Supernovae and the First Stars
PoS(FRAPWS2016)026 file missing D.J. Whalen
The chemical evolution of the Milky Way
PoS(FRAPWS2016)027 file missing F. Matteucci, E. Spitoni, D. Romano and A. Rojas Arriagada
Supernovae as Probes of the Latest Moments of Stellar Evolution
PoS(FRAPWS2016)028 file missing M. Turatto
High Energy Astrophsyics
VHE Gamma-ray sources in view of the Cherenkov Telescope Array - A Review
PoS(FRAPWS2016)030 pdf J. Cortina and on behalf of the CTA Consortium
Cosmic Accelerators: New Surprises in the CTA Era
PoS(FRAPWS2016)031 pdf P. Meintjes
Studying High-Energy Sources and Their Environments in Gamma Rays
PoS(FRAPWS2016)032 file missing V. Bosch-Ramon
Search of MeV-GeV Counterparts of TeV Sources
PoS(FRAPWS2016)052 pdf C. Pittori, on behalf of the AGILE Collaboration, A. Rappoldi, F. Lucarelli, P. Cattaneo, F. Longo and F. Verrecchia
Integral highlights and future perspectives for high energy astrophysics
PoS(FRAPWS2016)084 file missing P. Ubertini
Gamma rays from SNIa
PoS(FRAPWS2016)035 pdf J. Isern, E. Bravo and P. Jean
Consequence of Cosmic Ray Acceleration in Supernova Remnants on Their Evolution - The Case of RX J0852.0-4622 (Vela Jr)
PoS(FRAPWS2016)036 pdf B. Aschenbach
2RXS: The Deepest X-Ray All-Sky Survey Before eROSITA
PoS(FRAPWS2016)038 file missing T. Boller
The Circumnuclear Regions of AGNs with Chandra
PoS(FRAPWS2016)037 file missing G. Fabbiano
Unprecedent X-Ray Flaring Activity of MMrk 421 in 2013 April
PoS(FRAPWS2016)033 pdf B. Kapanadze, S. Kapanadze, P. Romano, S. Vercellone and L. Tabagari
Highlights from the XMM-Newton X-Ray Surveys of the Magellanic Clouds
PoS(FRAPWS2016)039 file missing F. Haberl
Population III X-Ray Binaries
PoS(FRAPWS2016)040 file missing T. Ryu, T. Tanaka and R. Perna
Neutron Star Kicks
PoS(FRAPWS2016)041 file missing M. Kaminski
Nuclear Activity and the Conditions of Star-formation at the Galactic Center
PoS(FRAPWS2016)042 pdf A. Eckart, M. Valencia-S., B. Shahzamanian, M. Zajacek, L. Moser, M. Parsa, M. Subroweit, F. Peissker, N. Sabha, M. Horrobin, C. Straubmeier, A. Borkar, D. Kunneriath, V. Karas, C. Rauch, S. Britzen, A. Zensus and M. Garcia-Marin
Timing Noise Analysis of Pulsars: Tools and Hidden Gems
PoS(FRAPWS2016)044 pdf J. Maritz and P. Meintjes
SGR/AXP - Are They Magnetars?
PoS(FRAPWS2016)045 pdf attachments G. Bisnovatyi-Kogan
Cataclysmic Variables - a Reach Laboratory for Accretion Processes
PoS(FRAPWS2016)046 file missing V. Simon
New Discoveries and Surprises Revealed through SALT Spectroscopy of the Unidentified Fermi-LAT Sources
PoS(FRAPWS2016)034 file missing B. van Soelen, L. Klindt, J. Marais, R. Britto, P. Meintjes, P. Vaisanen, L. Hanlon and D. Murphy
The Features of Flow Pattern in the Peculiar Cataclysmic Variable AE Aquarii
PoS(FRAPWS2016)047 file missing D. Bisikalo
Black Hole Hunt in Transient X-Binaries
PoS(FRAPWS2016)048 file missing J. Casares
On Be/Black Hole Binary Systems
PoS(FRAPWS2016)050 file missing J. Ziolkowski
Geometry of X-Ray Sources in Accreting Black Hole Binaries
PoS(FRAPWS2016)049 file missing A. Zdziarski
Diagnostic Studies for Excretion Be - Star Disc Evolution in Be/X-Ray Binary Systems Utilizing SALT Spectroscopy
PoS(FRAPWS2016)051 pdf A. Rajoelimanana, P. Meintjes and P. Charles
Jet Sources & GRBs
Astrophysical Jets: A Review
PoS(FRAPWS2016)053 pdf J.H. Beall
Large Scale Simulations of Astrophysical Jets
PoS(FRAPWS2016)054 file missing J.H. Beall, D.V. Rose, K. Lind, P. Meintjes, R. D.V., L. Kevin, W. Michael T., v.S. Brian, M. Peter and v. Izak
Blazar Variability and Gamma-Ray Emission - Signatures for Leptonic and Hadronic Jet Gamma-Ray Production Models
PoS(FRAPWS2016)055 file missing R. Britto, J. P. Marais, B. van Soelen and P. Meintjes
Hydrodynamics and Instabilities of Relativistic Astrophysical Jets in AGN
PoS(FRAPWS2016)081 file missing I. van der Westhuizen, B. van Soelen, P. Meintjes and J. Beall
Magnetic Reconnection on Jet-Accretion Disk Systems
PoS(FRAPWS2016)056 pdf E. De Gouveia Dal Pino, M.V. del Valle, L. Kadowaki, B. Khiali, G. Kowal, Y. Mizuno and C.B. Singh
Evolution of the Jet-Feedback Mechanism (JFM)
PoS(FRAPWS2016)057 pdf N. Soker
Search for GRB Afterglows in Optical Surveys
PoS(FRAPWS2016)059 file missing M. Topinka
Exo-Planets & Habitability
Habitability of Exoplanets in the Galaxy
PoS(FRAPWS2016)060 file missing P.A. Mason
Exoplanets - The Possible Biosignature
PoS(FRAPWS2016)061 file missing R. Claudi
The Characterization of Terrestrial Planetary Systems
PoS(FRAPWS2016)062 file missing A. Sozzetti
Ongoing Experiments
Interplanetary GPS Using Pulsar Signals
PoS(FRAPWS2016)068 file missing W. Becker
How Commercial Space Can Get Astrophysics Out of Its Funding Wall Crisis
PoS(FRAPWS2016)066 file missing M. Elvis
Observing the Dawn of the Universe
PoS(FRAPWS2016)067 pdf J.M. Rodriguez Espinosa
CHEOPS (Characterising Exoplanets Satellite) Mission
PoS(FRAPWS2016)089 file missing G. Scandariato, D. Ehrenreich, I. Pagano, D. Queloz, Y. Alibert, R. Alonso, T. Bárczy, W. Baumjohann, W. Benz, X. Bonfils, A. Brandeker, L. Borsato, C. Broeg, J. Cabrera, S. Charnoz, A.C. Cameron, M. Davies, O. Demangeon, M. Deleuil, A. Erikson, A. Fortier, L. Fossati, M. Fridlund, D. Gandolfi, M. Gillon, M. Güdel, K. Isaak, L. Kiss, J. Laskar, C. Lovis, M.R. Meyer, V. Nascimbeni, G. Oloffson, E. Pallé, G. Piotto, D. Pollacco, R. Ragazzoni, N. Rando, É. Renottes, I. Ribas, N.C. Santos, S. Sousa, T. Spohnl, M. Steller, G. Szabó, N. Thomas, S. Udry, N. Walton, D. Barrado y Novascués, A. Gutierrez Peña, A. Lecavelier des Etangs and V. Van Grootel
The GAPS Project: First Results
PoS(FRAPWS2016)069 pdf S. Benatti, R. Claudi, S. Desidera, R.G. Gratton, A.F. Lanza, G. Micela, I. Pagano, G. Piotto, A. Sozzetti, C. Boccato, R. Cosentino, E. Covino, A. Maggio, E. Molinari, E. Poretti, R. Smareglia and and the GAPS team
GIARPS: The Unique VIS-NIR High Precision Radial Velocity Facility in This World
PoS(FRAPWS2016)070 pdf R. Claudi, S. Benatti, I. Carleo, A. Ghedina, G. Micela, E. Molinari, E. Oliva, A. Tozzi and G. Team
SMILE ESA-CAS Satellite Mission
PoS(FRAPWS2016)072 file missing R. Hudec, G. Branduardi Raymont and S. Sembay
SPICA - a space infrared telescope for cosmology and astrophysics
PoS(FRAPWS2016)086 file missing L. Spinoglio
Forthcoming UVOIR Telescopes: JWST and more
PoS(FRAPWS2016)087 file missing N. Panagia
The X-ray timing frontier and the e-XTP mission
PoS(FRAPWS2016)088 file missing A. Santangelo
X-Ray Polarimetry with X-Calibur and PolSTAR
PoS(FRAPWS2016)080 file missing E.S. Krawczynski
LOBSTER EYE X-Ray Wide Field Telescopes and Monitors: Recent Progress
PoS(FRAPWS2016)071 file missing R. Hudec
The NUCLEON Space Experiment - Preliminary Results
PoS(FRAPWS2016)090 pdf A. Turundaevskiy, E. Atkin, V. Bulatov, V. Dorokhov, N. Gorbunov, S. Filippov, V. Grebenyuk, D. Karmanov, I. Kovalev, I. Kudryashov, M. Merkin, A. Pakhomov, A. Panov, D. Podorozhny, D. Polkov, S. Porokhovoy, V. Shumikhin, L. Sveshnikova, A. Tkachenko, L. Tkachev, M. Torochkov, O. Vasiliev and A. Voronin
The ASTRI Project in the Framework of the Cherenkov Telescope Array
PoS(FRAPWS2016)065 file missing S. Vercellone
LXC and Dockers: Migrating OSA Software on Linux Containers
PoS(FRAPWS2016)073 pdf B.L. Martino, G. Patria, F. Reale and M. Federici
Special Night Session
Science Facing the Emergence of Life on Earth
PoS(FRAPWS2016)074 file missing P.L. Luisi
Have and Have nots - their strategies for Nuclear Zero
PoS(FRAPWS2016)091 file missing R. Antonini
Concluding Remarks
Concluding Remarks - I
PoS(FRAPWS2016)075 pdf G. Bisnovatyi-Kogan
Concluding Remarks - II
PoS(FRAPWS2016)076 file missing P.A. Mason
Frontier Research in Astrophysics 2016 Concluding Remarks
PoS(FRAPWS2016)077 file missing R. Hudec
Concluding Remarks - IV
PoS(FRAPWS2016)078 file missing J. Ziolkowski
Concluding Address
Concluding Address
PoS(FRAPWS2016)079 pdf F. Giovannelli

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