Aug 19 – 23, 2024
Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Warsaw, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Scientific Scope

Scientific Scope



Our goal is to encourage a friendly exchange of knowledge, ideas and tools among groups working on similar topics and research questions. We look forward to hosting a collaborative and enriching experience for all participants. The scientific agenda of the conference will cover a broad range of topics including but not limited to:


 Numerical approaches to modelling stellar systems and their constituents

- Simulation techniques and codes for star cluster dynamics
- High-performance computing in stellar dynamics simulations
- Gravitational few-body dynamics
- State-art-of-the-art in binary and multiple stellar evolution and population synthesis

 Observational properties of dense stellar systems in different environments

- Multiwavelength photometric and spectroscopic observations of star clusters in the Milky Way and beyond
- Multiple stellar populations in globular cluster
- Kinematic properties of Milky Way star clusters

 Formation of dense stellar systems across cosmic time

- Dense molecular clouds and gas-embedded stellar systems
- Hydrodynamical simulations of star cluster formation
- The link between star clusters and galactic archeology
- Formation and growth of nuclear star clusters and their link to massive black holes
- Star clusters in cosmological zoom simulations

 Stellar multiplicity, exotica, and transients in star clusters

- Binary systems and higher order multiples
- Formation and evolution of blue straggler stars, X-ray binaries, cataclysmic variables, and millisecond pulsars in star clusters
- Tidal disruption and other transient events in dense stellar environments
- Brown dwarfs, planetary systems and interstellar objects in star clusters

 Chris Belczynski memorial session on compact objects and gravitational wave sources

- Fate of compact objects in star clusters
- Dynamical formation channels of gravitational wave sources
- Observational signatures of dynamically formed gravitational wave sources and differences with other formation channels
- Upcoming and planned gravitational wave observatories and their astrophysical importance