IberiCOS 2021

15th Iberian Cosmology Meeting

March 29 — April 1, 2021
Universidade de Coimbra

Local information

The meeting is organized jointly by the University of Coimbra and Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon and will be held online. Details on how to access the meeting will be sent to participants after the deadline for registration.

Coimbra is a university town of about 150 000 inhabitants, including a large fraction of young students. It has a remarkable cultural heritage, testimony of its long history, dating back to the Roman times. The University of Coimbra was created in 1290 by king D. Dinis, being one of the oldest universities in the world. The Physics Department is the heir of the Faculty of Philosophy, created in 1772. It is installed in a building located in the Rua Larga, next to the Porta Ferrea, the University Library, and the Faculties of Arts and Medicine. Whenever you find yourself lost in the town, look for the University Tower, right at the top of the Alta - it's the best reference point from almost any place in Coimbra. 

The Centre for Physics of the University of Coimbra (CFisUC) is a Research Institute committed to excellence in Physics. CFisUC is located in the Physics Department of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra. The centre results from the merger of the Centro de Física Computacional and of the Centro de Estudos de Materiais por Difração de Raios-X. Members of CFisUC are the Portuguese representatives in PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe. CFisUC research activities' span most areas of Physics (Quantum Chromodynamics, Nuclear Physics, Electronic Structure, Nanophysics, Condensed Matter Physics, Biological Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology) bridging many time and length scales. The recently created Astrophysics and Cosmology group gathers researchers working on astrophysics and cosmology topics. It covers theoretical, computational and observational skills, potentiating synergies between them to tackle a number of problems of current interest in the field. The main research areas are the physics of white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes, the equation of state of dense hadronic matter, radio astronomy, detection and characterisation of exoplanets, dynamics of stellar and planetary systems, celestial mechanics, computational astrophysics, interplay between particle and gravitational physics, the origin of dark matter, dark energy, inflation, and the baryon asymmetry.