Welcome to web page of IWARA 2016: Quarks and Cosmos

The 7th International Workshop on Astronomy and Relativistic Astrophysics will be held at the Centro de Eventos FAURGS
in Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

October 9 - 13, 2016.

Our understanding of the origin of the Universe, of its evolution and the physical laws that govern its behavior, as well as on the different states of matter that make up its evolutionary stage, reached in recent years levels never before imagined. This is due mainly to the new and recent discoveries in astronomy and relativistic astrophysics as well as to experiments on particle and nuclear physics that made the traditional boundaries of knowledge on physics to be overcome. As a result we have presently a new understanding about the Universe in its two extreme domains, the very large and the very small: the recognition of the deep connections that exist between quarks and the cosmos.

Based on the understanding of the intimate relationship between quarks and cosmos, the IWARA meetings is focused on the following related topics:


  • New phenomena and new states of matter in the Universe
  • General relativity, gravitation and cosmology
  • White dwarfs, neutron stars, pulsars and black holes
  • Gamma-ray emission in the Universe, high energy cosmic rays and gravitational waves
  • Strong magnetic fields in compact stars and in galaxies
  • Ultra-strong magnetic fields in neutron star mergers
  • Strange matter, strange stars, quark stars and magnetars
  • Strong magnetic fields and the cosmic microwave background
  • Dark matter and dark energy
  • Antimatter in the Universe, strong magnetic fields in the Universe
  • Heavy ion collisions and the formation of the quark-gluon plasma

  • Conference poster is available here.

  • Gramado and Serra Gaúcha slideshow is available here.

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