The "UCM-Galaxies" group contributed with 8 out of 31 talks.
The UCM delegation was one of the best represented groups, with two members of the executive committee, one invited talk and an active role both during the scientific sessions and the post-meeting evenings.
The Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) conference has been held this year in Boston. GUAIX has been represented in this conference with the participation of Nicolás Cardiel and Sergio Pascual.
Two posters were presented. Cardiel's poster Using boundary fits to determine spectra pseudo-continua describes a new approach to compute the pseudo-continuum using boundary fits and the boundfit program.
Pascual presented the current status of the EMIR pipeline in PyEmir: Data Reduction Pipeline for EMIR, the GTC Near-IR Multi-Object Spectrograph.
Astrofísicos de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) lideran el desarrollo del que será el próximo instrumento óptico del Gran Telescopio Canarias: el Espectrógrafo MEGARA. El pasado día 30 de septiembre el comité responsable del Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC), que cuenta con un espejo primario de más de 10 metros de diámetro y es el telescopio óptico-infrarrojo más grande del mundo, anunció la elección del espectrógrafo MEGARA para la siguiente fase de diseño y, una vez completada la fase de diseño satisfactoriamente, futura construcción del próximo instrumento óptico para GTC.
The International Conference on the "Evolution of galaxies, their central black holes and their large-scale environment" was held from 20th to 24th of September in Potsdam, a city 30 km away to the south-west from Berlin (Germany). Mercedes Prieto (one of main collaborators at the IAC) and Carmen Eliche-Moral (GUAIX member) have attended the conference, where they presented their more recent results on the evolution of massive early-type galaxies through major galaxy mergers from both theoretical (poster available here) and observational (poster also available here) perspectives.
The Astronomical Spanish Society (Sociedad Española de Astronomía, or SEA) celebrates a National Meeting each two years, in which Spanish astrophysicists and astronomers expose their recent work. This year, the IX Scientific Meeting of the SEA has been held in Madrid, from 13 to 17 September, in the "Campus Central del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas". Many GUAIX members have been involved in it as Scientific and Local Organizing Committees. The most recent results on Extragalactic Astronomy and Astronomical Instrumentation of the group have been presented through several talks and posters (the abstracts of talks and posters are available).