Namibia to Host High Energy Astrophysics in Southern Africa (HEASA 2019) Conference

HEASA 2019 will be the seventh conference in the annual series “High Energy Astrophysics in Southern Africa”. Its goal is to bring together scientists from the the African continent and around the world with an interest in high-energy astrophysical phenomena. Topics to be discussed include theoretical, multi-wavelength, and multi-messenger observational aspects of astrophysical sources (e.g. active galactic nuclei (AGNs), galaxy systems, gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), X-ray/gamma-ray binaries, supernovae and supernova remnants, neutron stars, pulsars and pulsar wind nebulae, cataclysmic variables (CVs)), and modern aspects of astro-particle physics.

HEASA 2019 will be hosted by the University of Namibia (UNAM), and will take place next to the coast in the Auditorium of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (Swakopmund), at the National Marine Aquarium, from August 28 to August 30, 2019. It is sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa through the South African Gamma-Ray Astronomy Programme (SA-GAMMA).

Registration and abstract submissions opened on May 1, with a deadline of August 4, 2019. Please follow this link to the registration and abstract submission page. There will be a registration fee of ZAR 2000 (ZAR 1000 for students). Payment details will be sent to registrants after registration. Accompanying persons planning to take part in the meals included in the registration fee may be registered at an additional cost of ZAR 1500.

HEASA 2019 will, for the first time, allow recent Ph.D. graduates to present their Ph.D. research in a Dissertation Talk, with extended time (likely 20 minutes, depending on the number of abstract submissions) compared to regular contributed talks. For HEASA 2019, Ph.D. graduates who completed their degree requirements after January 1, 2018, are eligible to present a Dissertation Talk.

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