Chairman: Dr. L. Siess (ULB)
Secretary: Dr. R. Alvarez (ROB)

The Group ASTRONOMIE & ASTROPHYSIQUE is one of the Contact Groups of the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS).
This Contact Group is open to any research in astronomy and astrophysics.
The goal of the Group is to give the opportunity to astronomers and astrophysicists, especially the young researchers, to get better acquainted with the astronomical activities carried on in the various institutes of the country.
Since 2009, the Contact Group meeting is held together with the Astronomy Day of the Royal Observatory of Belgium.


17th Meeting of the FNRS Contact Group Astronomie & Astrophysique

Astronomy Day of the Royal Observatory of Belgium


Tuesday 11 October 2016 Planetarium (map)

P R O G R A M M E

Note to the speakers: the format of your contribution includes a ~15min oral presentation of your work plus ~5 minutes dedicated to questions, the total duration not exceeding 20min.

9:00 Coffee
9:25 Welcome
9:30
Dimitri Pourbaix (ULB):
What can be anticipated from Gaia DR1? [pdf file]
10:00
MichaŽl Gillon (ULg):
Searching for terrestrial exoplanets at the bottom of the main-sequence and below [ppt file]
10:20
Sotiris Sotiriadis (UNamur):
Formation of giant planetary systems: planet-planet interactions during the gas phase [pdf file]
10:40 Coffee Break
11:10
Cedric Gillmann (ROB):
Habitability... and Venus [pdf file]
11:30
Maria Elena Innocenti (KUL):
Kinetic, realistic mass ratio simulations of magnetic reconnection at the terrestrial magnetopause [pdf file]
11:50
Christophe Marque (ROB):
Can solar radio bursts impact human activities?
12:10
Matthieu Leroy (KUL):
Hall-MHD simulations of the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability at the solar wind/magnetosphere interface [pdf file]
12:30 Lunch
14:00
INVITED TALK: Rob Crain (Liverpool John Moores University):
The EAGLE project [pdf file]
15:20
Peter Camps (UGent):
Far-infrared and dust properties of present-day galaxies in the EAGLE simulations [pdf file]
15:40
Mathieu Van der Swaelmen (ULB):
Binary systems: spectroscopic detection and pre/post mass transfer characterisation [pdf file]
16:30 End of meeting
Posters
Walter van Rensbergen (VUB):
Accretion disks in Algols: progenitors and evolution [pdf file] [A&A article]
S. M. Shaaban (KUL):
Shaping the solar wind temperature anisotropy by the interplay of electron and proton instabilities [pdf file]
D. Millas (KUL):
Two component jets: relativistic 2.5D simulations [pdf file]


       
   
Secretary: Rodrigo ALVAREZ Chairman: Lionel SIESS
Royal Observatory of Belgium Institut d'Astronomie et d'Astrophysique
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Ringlaan 3, 1180 Uccle Campus Plaine, CP 226, 1050 Bruxelles
Tel:  + 32 2 474 70 53 Tel:  + 32 2 650 55 16
rodrigo.alvarez AT oma.be siess AT astro.ulb.ac.be