The ISM-SPP Olympian School of Astrophysics 2016

Instead of organizing a third international conference, 2016 was dedicated to the organization of a School on Astrophysics for PhD students and young researchers. The School was attended by approximately 30 students coming from 12 different countries. It covered the topic of physics and chemistry of the interstellar medium. The public lecture was given by the Director Emeritus of the Eugenides Planitarium of Athens, Dionisios Simopoulos and it was attended by more than 250 citizens.

The event was generously sponsored by the ISM-SPP Priority Program 1573 of the German Foundation of Science (DFG).

Topics covered

Participants PhotoPhoto showing the students and lecturers of the School taken at Mediterranean Village Hotel where it was held

The School included:

The covered topics included:


The lectures were given by six distinguished scientists:


Scientific Organizing Committee: Organized by:
  • Philipp Girichidis (MPA, Germany)
  • Thomas Peters (MPA, Germany)
  • Thomas Bisbas (University of Florida, USA)
  • Jonathan Tan (University of Florida, USA)
  • Robi Banerjee (Hamburg, Germany)

List of Participants

1.Andreasyan HasmikByurakan Astrophysical Observatory
2.Boulangier JelsInstitute of Astronomy - KU Leuven
3.Bruckmann ChristophI. Physikalisches Institut, Universität zu Köln
4.Daszuta MateuszJanusz Gil Institute of Astronomy, University of Zielona Góra, Poland
5.Derigs DominikUniversity of Cologne
6.Gentry EricUniversity of California at Santa Cruz
7.Greif JonasAstrophysical Institute and University Observatory; Friedrich Schiller University Jena
8.Hernández Padilla DavidInstituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Autónoma de México
9.Jarvis MirandaMax Plank Institute for Astrophysics
10.Kaothekar SachinMahakal Institute of Technology, Ujjain
11.Kazantzidis LavrentiosUniversity of Ioannina
12.Kim Won-JuMax Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy
13.Kowalińska MagdalenaJanusz Gil Institute of Astronomy, University of Zielona Góra, Poland
14.Kvashnina AlviraUral Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N.Yeltsin
15.Lodge AlexanderUniversity of Central Lancashire
16.Panopoulou Georgia VirginiaUniversity of Crete
17.Parker RaeesaUniversity of Central Lancashire
18.Psaradaki IoannaUniversity of Crete
19.Riener ManuelUniversity of Vienna
20.Singh Ajay PratapIndian Institute of Technology, Indore, India
21.Solis BasilioUniversity of Bonn
22.Tanha NassimI. Physical institute of University of Cologne
23.Tritsis ArisUniversity of Crete
24.Tsaprazi EleniAristotle University of Thessaloniki
25.Villagran Azuara Marco AdrianInstituto de Radiastronomía y Astrofísica, UNAM
26.Young AlisonUniversity of Exeter
27.Ziebart MonikaI.Physikalische Institut, Universität zu Köln
28.Zámečníková MartinaCharles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Chemical Physics and Optics, Ke Karlovu 3, CZ-12116 Prague 2, Czech Republic

School Poster