ACAMAR 10 Workshop

May 13 - May 16
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The ACAMAR 10 Workshop will be held from 13 – 15 May 2024 in Guangzhou, China.

This workshop brings together members of the Australian and Chinese astronomy communities to discuss all areas of astronomical collaboration between Australian and China. Workshop themes include:

  • Fast radio bursts, pulsars and gravitational waves
  • Galactic astronomy
  • Facilities (including SKA, ASKAP, MWA, FAST and Antarctic astronomy)
  • Time-domain astronomy
  • Galaxies and cosmology
  • Machine learning, virtual observatories and big data challenges

Note: attendees are requested to check in at the hotel by 12th May to ensure a prompt start to the workshop on the morning of 13 May, 2024.

Registration, abstract submission, venue information and more can be found on the workshop website.


Registration and submission of abstracts

Registration for ACAMAR 10 is now open. You may now also submit an abstract using the online submission system. Abstracts must be submitted before 29 February 2024.


Key Dates
  • 29 February, 2024 – abstract submission deadline (including poster proposals)
  • 31 March, 2024 – program release date
  • 26 April, 2024 – poster submission (PDF and video files) deadline
  • 30 April, 2024 – in-person registration closes
  • 6 May, 2024 – poster release date
  • 12 May, 2024 – online registration closes
  • 12 May, 2024 – hotel check-in
  • 13 May, 2024 – workshop commences


Workshop Prizes

Five prizes will be offered during this workshop for PhD students and ECRs (within 3 years of the start of research career). See here for more information.

  • The Best Poster Award for an Australia-based PhD student: ¥4,600 (CNY)
  • The Best Poster Award for a China-based PhD student: ¥4,600 (CNY)
  • People’s Choice Poster Award: ¥4,600 (CNY)
  • The Best Australia-based Presentation Award: ¥4,600 (CNY)
  • The Best China-based Presentation Award: ¥4,600 (CNY)


Invited speakers

Invited speakers include:

  • Aaron Ludlow, ICRAR/UWA – The impact of spurious collisional heating on the spatial distribution and kinematics of stellar and dark matter particles in simulated galaxies
  • Aman Chokski, University of Melbourne – Instrumental Challenges of an Epoch of Reionization Detection
  • Andrew Zic, CSIRO – PPTA/IPTA
  • Connor Bottrell, ICRAR/UWA – Galaxy evolution simulations
  • Emil Lenc, CSIRO – The Rapid ASKAP Continuum Survey
  • Fabo Feng, Shanghai JiaoTong University – Jiao-Tong University Spectroscopic Telescope (JUST)
  • Fei Liu, NAOC – New RF phase field telescope receiver – Cosmic Antenna
  • Fei Xie, Guangxi University – Vela pulsar wind nebula X-rays are polarized to near the synchrotron limit
  • Ivy Wong, CSIRO – AI in Astronomy
  • Jian Ge, SHAO – ET
  • John Morgan, CSIRO – Interplanetary Scintillation
  • Junhua Gu, NAOC – 21CMA and SKA low frequency detection in China
  • Kat Ross, ICRAR/Curtin – GLEAM-X
  • Qi Guo, NAOC – Dark matter simulation, galaxy/large scale formation
  • Quentin Parker, HKU – Bespoke AI and ML technologies applied to dense star-field wide-field narrow bad data to discover Planetary Nebulae
  • Tasso Tzioumis, CSIRO – ATNF Technology
  • Tessa Vernstrom, ICRAR/UWA – Cosmic Magnetism with Next Generation Radio Surveys
  • Xiaodong Li, Sun Yat-sen University – The applications of AI to astrophysics and cosmology
  • Yi Zheng, Sun Yat-sen University – Peculiar velocity comoslogy: RSD and kSZ effects
  • Yu Yu, Shanghai JiaoTong University – Optimal cosmological information extraction from Stage-IV galaxy survey
  • Zhenwei Li, YNAO – First generation supernova
  • Zhiping Jin, PMO – GRB 220101A
  • Zhiqi Huang, Sun Yat-sen University – Measuring primordial tensor perturbations with ground-based CMB experiments


Conference Venue

ACAMAR 10 will be held in Songlin Hall at the Guangdong Yingbin Hotel.  Located in Guangzhou’s bustling city centre, the Hotel is within easy walking distance of multiple cultural attractions and public transport routes.

Address: No.603 Jiefang North Road, Yue Xiu, 510180 Guangzhou, China

Note: The LOC has negotiated a discounted room rate for ACAMAR 10. This rate Includes taxes and charges. One breakfast is included in the room rate. Please login to the ACAMAR 10 workshop portal to make your booking. The discounted rate is available for bookings made before 30 April.


Visa Information

Most foreign visitors will required a visa to enter China. You can find further information on visa requirements on the visa page of the ACAMAR 10 workshop portal and the official visa website is here. Please follow the requirements and procedures for Chinese visa application on the Embassy’s website to prepare your documents. Visa applications will usually require an invitation letter issued by an organisation in China.  When you register for ACAMAR 10, you will receive an invitation letter to assist with your visa application.


We hope to see you at the ACAMAR 10 workshop!


May 13
May 16
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