Center for Astrophysics and Cosmology

Scientific meetings organized by CAC

Future meetings

We will host the first meeting of the CEEPUS network CIII-SI-1314-01-1819 'Multi-messenger Astrophysics in Cetral Europe (ASTRO.CE)’ coordinated by the CAC/UNG and with participation from the Universities of Banja Luka, Belgrade, Novi Sad, Rijeka and Skopje on May 13-15, 2019 in Lanthieri Mansion, Vipava. This meeting is also supported by the proESOF initiative.


Petnica Summer Institute is organised every summer in Petnica Science Center, Serbia and it covers wide range of topics in theoretical physics and astrophysics. One of the main objectives of PSI is to bring together young students of physics and astronomy from the region of Balkans and give them an opportunity to meet each other and together learn about recent developments in theoretical (astro)physics from their senior colleagues from all around the world. PSI events organized so far are:
  • Summer School on Cosmology, 2013
  • Summer School on Elementary Particle Physics, 2014
  • Summer School on Astrophysics and Astroparticles, 2015
  • Summer School on General Relativity, 2016
  • Summer School on Cosmology, 2017
  • Summer SChool on High Energy Physics, 2018

Dr. Zaharijas is one of the founders of the PSI and CAC/UNG is supporting the schools.

Past meetings

CTAO/SME Workshop in Vipava on 7 November 2019

The ninth OPTICON Gaia Science Alerts workshop, 8-10 October, 2018, Vipava: This meeting provided an opportunity to learn about Gaia and to find out about most recent scientific highlights from Gaia Alerts.

IAU Symposium, New Frontiers in Black Hole Astrophysics, 12-16 September, 2016, Ljubljana: This event, organized by Prof, Dr. Andreja Gomboc, is the first meeting of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) organized in Slovenia. The meeting was focused on different aspects of the physics of black holes and their environments.

Sixth IDPACS PhD School, 23 May-01 June, 2016, Vipava, Slovenia: IDPASC is a network of Universities dedicated to training of PhD students in the fields of Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology. We hosted a sixth in series of their annual PhD schools in the Lanthieri mansion in Vipava.