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IWARA 2020


In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event IWARA 2020, in the presential format, will be transferred to 2021, and named IWARA 2021. This year, in place of the presential event, an online meeting, named IWARA 2020 Video Conference, will be held from 6 to 12 of September, 2020 and will include Live Plenary Talks, Video-Recorded Talks and Presentations, and Virtual Posters Sessions. IWARA 2021 in turn, in presential format, will be held from 5 to 11 September 2021, as originally planned, at the Palacio de Minería, in Mexico City, Mexico.

We are pleased to send you in attachment the second announcement of the meeting IWARA 2020 - 9th International Workshop on Astronomy and Relativistic Astrophysics (

IWARA 2020 will take place in Mexico City, Mexico, in the period 6-12 September 2020, at the Palacio de Minería, located at Calle de Tacuba 5, Centro Histórico, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, México.

As in previous years, the meeting sessions will consist of invited and contributed talks, poster sessions and will cover recent developments in the following topics: New phenomena and new states of matter in the Universe, general relativity, gravitation, cosmology, heavy ion collisions and the formation of the quark-gluon plasma, white dwarfs, neutron stars and pulsars, black holes, gamma-ray emission in the Universe, high energy cosmic rays, gravitational waves, dark energy and dark matter, strange matter and strange stars, antimatter in the Universe, strong magnetic fields in the Universe, strong magnetic fields in compact stars and in galaxies, ultra-strong magnetic fields in neutron star mergers, quark stars and magnetars, strong magnetic fields and the cosmic microwave background, and topics related to these.

A special session about the laboratories, observatories, telescopes and other experimental and observational facilities that will define the future directions of astrophysics, astronomy, cosmology, nuclear and astroparticle physics as well as the future of physics at the high energy frontiers, and topics related to these, will also be organized.

Professor Marcos Moshinsky Award will be granted to the best three posters presented by students at the conference. Marco Moshinsky, a former professor at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), was a prominent Mexican physicist whose research in the field of nuclear physics earned him the 1988 Prince of Asturias Prize for Scientific and Technical Research, the 1997 UNESCO Science Prize and the 1998 Wigner Medal.

We also inform you that the pre-registration period for the event has already started. Please sign up for IWARA 2020 using the link

When you fill the registration form, please let us know if you plan to attend the social events and the number of accompanying persons. The social events we plan to organize are the welcome cocktail, conference dinner, and excursion to Teotihuacan, the famous urban center of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica located at 48 kilometers northeast of present-day Mexico City. More details on the social events will be informed later.  We expect an appreciable number of participants in the meeting. So, please make as soon as possible your pre-registration to IWARA 2020 in order we can guarantee your participation in the various activities offered during the meeting. We will also inform you as soon as possible about the official travel agency of the event.