Lithium in the Universe: to Be or not to Be


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Observatory of Rome

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The meeting will bring together experts from various fields to discuss the role played by lithium in several astrophysical contexts and to highlight the extraordinary character of this chemical species, as a tracer of the structure and evolution of stars, galaxies and the Universe.


The main topics of the meeting will be:


 * Big Bang nucleosynthesis

 * Nuclear reaction rates involving lithium and beryllium

 * Physical processes in stellar interiors as traced by Li, Be, and B

 * Hot bottom burning in massive AGB stars

 * Lithium depletion in pre-MS stars and brown dwarfs

 * Lithium and Beryllium in novae

 * Lithium in stellar clusters

 * Galaxy evolution

 * Lithium as tracer of the evolution of extra-galactic systems

 * Lithium and the First stars

 * Evolution in the disc and the bulge of the Milky Way

 * Li abundance modelling


Confirmed speakers


Jerome Bouvier (Observatoire de Grenoble, France) Sergio Cristallo (INAF - Osservatorio d'Abruzzo, Italy) Franca D'Antona (INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Italy) Barry Davids (Simon Fraser University, Canada) Brian Fields (University of Illinois, USA) Anibal Garcia-Hernandez (IAC Tenerife, Spain) Jordi Jose (Université Politécnica de Catalunya, Spain) Nadege Lagarde (France National centre for scientific research, France) Karin Lind (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Germany) Francesca Matteucci (Università di Trieste, Italy) Jorge Melendez (Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brasil) Paolo Molaro (INAF - Osservatorio di Trieste, Italy) Cyril Pitrou (IAP Paris, France) Rafael Rebolo (IAC Tenerife, Spain) Matthias Steffen (AIP Potsdam, Germany) Rodolfo Smilianic (Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Centre, Poland) Aaron Steinhauer (State University of New York at Geneseo, USA) Bruce Twarog (University of Kansas, USA)


Important deadlines:

- Payment of early registration fee (120 euro): 15 September 2019

- Beginning of conference: 18 November 2019