In cooperation with the DAG (Eastern Anatolia Observatory) 4-m telescope project and with the support of the Ministry of Development we have been working on preparing a laboratory for astronomical detector characterization and tests. The first stage of the project is now over, where our optical tables and some of the electronics are acquired together with the establishment of the laboratory at the Astronomy and Space Sciences Department building.
Two of our members (Kai Schwenzer and Tolga Guver) won prestigious Simons Foundation Fellowships to perform research and attend conferences at the Aspen Center for Physics Colorado USA.
Our members will go at different dates to the center during this summer to attend workshops “Neutron Stars: Linking Nuclear Physics of the Interior to Electromagnetic Observations and Gravitational Radiation” and “Astrophysics of Gravitational Radiation Sources and Multimessenger Astronomy in the Era of LIGO Detections” and also do research on astrophysics.
We invite you to submit an abstract for a contributed oral or poster presentation for Special Session SS6 “Exploring Neutron Star Structure by Timing and Spectroscopy” to be held during EWASS2017 in Prague, Czech Republic. Information about EWASS 2017 and our special session can be found at
Important dates (http://eas.unige.ch/EWASS2017/dates.jsp): 10 February 2017 Very early registration deadline 8 March 2017 Deadline for submitting abstracts 26 June 2017 Deadline regular registration 26-30 June 2017 EWASS 2017 27 June 2017 Special Session SS6
Hoping to see you in Prague in June 2017!
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Tolga Guver Rudy Wijnands Ali Alpar Zaven Arzoumanian Nathalie Degenaar Feryal Özel Patrick Weltevrede