The Olympian Symposium

Welcome to the homepage of OS2018: The Olympian Symposium 2018 on "Gas and stars from milli- to mega- parsecs".

The meeting was held from Monday 28th of May to Friday 1st of June 2018 at the five-star Mediterranean Village Hotel & Spa. This was the third Olympian Symposium, following two successful meetings in 2014 (on Star Formation) and 2015 (on Cosmology and the Epoch of Reionization).

OS2018 was officially organized under the auspices of the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO and the Section of Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics, Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

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Scientific Rationale

The overall view of star formation and interstellar medium studies has been significantly populated with the new remarkable observational data delivered in the age of ALMA. Theoretical investigations have also advanced with unprecedented simulation tools that allow the magneto-hydrodynamical and chemical evolution of the ISM from milli- to mega- parsec scales to be examined. The aim of the conference was to bring together the theoretical, computational and observational scientific communities to address and discuss star formation and the ISM in this new era.

Nebula Photo by Kallias Ioannidis

Our sessions will included discussions on:

Confirmed Invited Speakers

  • Crystal Brogan (NRAO)
  • Timea Csengeri (MPIfR)
  • James Dale (Hertfordshire)
  • Neal Evans (UT Austin, KASI)
  • Rachel Friesen (NRAO)
  • Alvaro Hacar (Leiden)
  • Nick Indriolo (STScI)
  • Desika Narayanan (Florida)
  • Christine Koepferl (LMU)
  • Stella Offner (UT Austin)
  • Eve Ostriker (Princeton)
  • Padelis Papadopoulos (AUTh)
  • Daniel Seifried (Cologne)
  • Serena Viti (UCL)
  • Derek Ward-Thompson (UCLan)
  • Naoki Watanabe (Hokkaido)