1st. Circular

FOF2022 – FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT 

The Organizing Committee of the Friends of Friends (FoF) annual meeting is pleased to announce the upcoming meeting XI. It will be celebrated from the 18-22th April 2022. The mode of the meeting will be hybrid due to the unfolding COVID-19 crisis: part of it will take place on Discord and part in-person at the Observatorio Astronómico de Córdoba in Córdoba City (Argentina). 

The FoF Meeting is a yearly international meeting jointly organized by the “Instituto de Astronomía Teórica y Experimental” (IATE, http://iate.oac.uncor.edu) and the “Observatorio Astronómico de Córdoba” (OAC, http://oac.unc.edu.ar). It aims to encourage interaction between members of the local and international communities to promote collaborative networks in a friendly atmosphere. 

In addition to the talks by invited speakers, participants will have the opportunity to present their work through oral contributions as well as to participate in workshops. Pre-registration is now open at the meeting website: http://fof.oac.uncor.edu/. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and designed to help the organizing committee define elements of the meeting, including the partition of virtual and in-person talks, workshop topics, and discussion sessions that are being planned for both the pre-recorded and in-person contributed/invited talks.

Given the worldwide health situation, the organizing committee is evaluating using the virtual-only modality if it is not possible to hold the meeting in person. In future announcements, we will be communicating what the modality will be according to how the situation evolves regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

We invite you to circulate this announcement among potentially interested colleagues and remain at your disposal to clarify any doubts, queries or any other potential issues. 

PRE-REGISTRATION

To optimize the available resources, we have created a pre-registration form for all those interested in participating in this XI FoF Meeting. We kindly ask you to complete it before November 15th, 2021. The form is available here.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Pre-Registration opening: October 1st, 2021.
  • Registration opening: November 15th, 2021. 
  • Registration deadline: March 7th, 2022. 

SCIENTIFIC and LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Viviana BertazziRafael PignataValeria CristianiFederico Stasyszyn
Leticia FerreroCarlos CorreaVanessa DazaDamián Mast
Sebastián GurovichAgustín RodriguezEugenia Díaz-Giménez

CONTACT

For questions, you can contact the Organizing Committee through this email address: fof@observatorio.unc.edu.ar