IAU Symposium 312

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International Astronomical Union
State Key Lab of Computational Astrophysics, NAOC, CAS
State Key Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, ITP, CAS
Thousand Talents Program - Recruitment of Global Experts
Chile-China Joint Center for Astronomy
SUGON Company

Why this IAU Symposium?

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. The NAOC/CAS has hosted the IAU General Assembly and in conjunction with Peking University there is ample experience in hosting international science conferences. The National Library of CAS, located in an excellent new building in an easily accessible region (subway, airport bus, international hotels, Peking Uni campus), offers us spatious and modern conference facilities, including convenient lecture halls, large high quality projection screens and ample space for posters and coffee breaks.



  • Black Holes in Galactic Nuclei
  • Galaxy Mergers and AGN Feedback
  • Dynamics of Stars and Gas around Black Holes
  • Accretion Disks
  • Galactic and Extrag. 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


Coordinating Supporting IAU Division: 

Division H: Interstellar Matter and Local Universe

Further supporting divisions and commissions:
Division D: High Energy Phenomena and Fundamental Physics
Division G: Stars and Stellar Physics
Division J: Galaxies and Cosmology
Commission 28, Galaxies 
Commission 33, Structure and Dynamics of the Galactic System
Commission 37, Star Clusters and Associations
Commission 44, Space and High Energy Astrophysics (new)
Commission 47, Cosmology