15-19 June 2015
Hotel Mercure Buda, Budapest
Europe/Budapest timezone
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This international conference is devoted to all aspects of compact stars and related fields, such as physics of dense matter, nuclear astrophysics, pulsars and binary neutron stars, gravitational physics and cosmology. This year the event is organized by the Wigner Research Centre for Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the largest physics research center in Hungary.

The scientific program includes plenary talks from invited speakers as well as standard talks chosen from the abstracts of registered participants by the organizing committee.  The plenary talks will group around six main topics as follows,


  • Equation of State of Hot and Dense Matter
  • Neutronstar evolution and Neutronstar cooling 
  • Nucleosynthesis and Supernova Physics
  • Pulsars and Observation
  • Magnetars and Gamma Ray Bursts
  • Gravitational Waves, Cosmology and Alternative theories

Conference Plenary speakers:


  • Mehmet Ali Alpar  (Sabanci University) 
  • Nils Anderson  (University of Southampton)
  • Almudena Arcones  (Darmstadt TU)
  • Maria Grazia Bernardini  (INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera)
  • Fiorella Burgio  (INFN Catania)
  • Valeria Ferrari  (Universita di Roma La Sapienza)
  • Francesca Gulminelli  (LPC Caen France)
  • Oleg Kargaltsev  (The George Washington University)
  • Kostas Kokkotas  (Eberhard-Karls University of Tubingen)
  • Andrew Melatos  (University of Melbourne)
  • Sandro Merghetti (INAF, IASF-Milano)
  • Rosalba Perna  (Stony Brook University)
  • Jose Pons (Universitat d'Alacant)
  • Michele Punturo (INFN Perugia)
  • Chihiro Sasaki  (FIAS - University of Frankfurt)
  • Andreas Schmitt  (TU Wien)

Registration procedure (very important!)

  1. Conference page registration: First you should regrister for the conference page, under the 'Registration tab' on the left side. This is needed for us to keep track of each participant
  2. Indico registration, abstract submission: In order to submit an abstract you should register to the Indico, which can be done in the 'Submit Abstract' tab on the left or here. After the Indico registration you can upload your abstract
  3. Registration for payment options, student support:  Conference fee payment is possible through a secure site of our conference organization company, which can be found in the 'Conference fee payment' tab on the left or here. Due to additional security a separate registration is needed! It is possible to pay by bank transfer, by credit card, or in cash at the conference site.  Either way you should register there. Very important: You can only get a receipt if you registered here! For sudent support you should check the box named 'Hereby I apply for a student support'. If you apply you will be noticed about your possible support in due time.

The Conference fee is 290 . 

Since the conference will be at Hotel Mercure Buda we have special prizes for the participants, which are 72 /night for single room and 82 /night for double room in case of four nights stay and includes breakfasts. The buffet lunch at the hotel costs 23 /day.  
The conference dinner will be at Borkatakomba and its cost is included in the conference fee for participants, while it is 45 € for accompanying persons.






Hotel Mercure Buda, Budapest
Mátyas Hall
Krisztina Körút 41-43, 1013 Budapest, HUNGARY
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