8th Serbian Conference on Spectral Line Shapes in Astrophysics
Divčibare, Serbia, June 6-10 2011

Scientific Rationale

The spectral lines, their widths, and shapes, are powerful tools for emitting/absorbing gas diagnostics in different astrophysical objects (from the Solar system to the most distant objects in the Universe - quasars). The emission/absorption lines of astrophysical objects are produced over a wide range of distances from an observer and under a wide range of physical and kinematical conditions. Therefore in astrophysical objects the lines from X-ray (Fe K) to the radio (radio recombination line) have been observed. On the other hand, the experimental and theoretical investigations of laboratory plasma have been applied in spectroscopic astrophysical research, especially atomic data needed for line shape calculations. This conference will bring together astronomers (observers and theoreticians) and physicists to review the present stage of investigation (Serbia and elsewhere), with the aim of improving our knowledge in this field, and to better understand the significance of emission/absorption lines for future astrophysical investigations.

The program will focus on:
- Stellar and interstellar spectral lines
- Spectral line phenomena in extragalactic objects
- Spectral lines in laboratory plasma

Proceedings The Proceedings of the 8th SCSLSA are published in the Baltic Astronomy vol. 20, no.3-4, 2011 [contents]



Book of Abstracts download from here

     A special session "Spectral Lines and Black Holes" will be dedicated to the COST Action MP0905 "BLACK HOLES IN A VIOLENT UNIVERSE".

COST Action MP0905

Scientific Organizing Committe Local Organizing Committe

Luka C. Popovic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade, Serbia)
  - Co-chairman (lpopovic@aob.bg.ac.rs)
Darko Jevremovic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade, Serbia)
  - Co-chairman (darko@aob.bg.ac.rs)

Dragana Ilic (Faculty of Mathematics, Belgrade)
  - Co-chairperson (dilic@matf.bg.ac.rs)
Darko Jevremovic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
  - Co-chairman (darko@aob.bg.ac.rs)

Edward Baron (University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA)
Nebil Ben Nessib (Institut National des Sciences Appliques et
    de Technologie, Tunis, Tunisia)
John Danziger (Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste, Italy)
Emanuel Danezis (University of Athens, Greece)
Milan S. Dimitrijevic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade, Serbia)
Peter Hauschildt (Hamburger Sternwarte, Hamburg, Germany)
Dragana Ilic (Faculty of Mathematics, Belgrade, Serbia)
Evencio Mediavilla (Instituto de Astrofsica de Canarias, Spain)
Anatolij A. Mihajlov (Institute of Physics, Zemun, Serbia)
Gillian Peach (University College, London, United Kingdom)
Jagos Puric (Faculty of Physics, Belgrade, Serbia)
Tanya Ryabchikova (Institute of Astronomy, Russian Academy
    of Sciences, Russia)
Sylvie Sahal-Brechot (Observatoire de Paris-Meudon)
Aleksandar F. Zakharov (Institute of Theoretical and Experimental
    Physics, Moscow, Russia)
Andjelka Kovacevic (Faculty of Mathematics, Belgrade)
  - Secretary (angelkovacevic@gmail.com)

Edi Bon (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Miodrag Dacic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Milan S. Dimitrijevic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Predrag Jovanovic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Jelena Kovacevic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Tanja Milovanov (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Luka C. Popovic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Zoran Simic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Natasa Gavrilovic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Marko Stalevski (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)

Organized by: Astronomical Observatory Belgrade


Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade
Serbian Astronomical Society


The conference will be held in hotel 'Divcibare' in Divcibare. Divcibare is a small town and a well-known mountain resort situated on Mount Maljen (1104m), south-east of Valjevo, at the altitude of 980 metres above sea level. The local climate is temperate and the locality abounds in flora and fauna, springs and streams, not to mention a fine landscape and a favourable geographical position. Nearby is situated second biggest waterfall in Serbia (30m). The surrounding mountain peaks and saddles are covered with snow for three to four months each year. All this makes Divcibare attractive in summer and winter alike and one of the most popular resorts in Serbia.

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