7th Serbian Conference on Spectral Line Shapes in Astrophysics
Zrenjanin, Serbia, June 15-19 2009

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

Scientific Organizing Committe

Milan S. Dimitrijevic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade, Serbia)
  - Co-chairman (mdimitrijevic@aob.bg.ac.yu)
Luka C. Popovic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade, Serbia)
  - Co-chairman (lpopovic@aob.bg.ac.yu)

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)
Peter Hauschildt (Hamburger Sternwarte, Hamburg, Germany)
Darko Jevremovic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade, Serbia)
Evencio Mediavilla (Instituto de Astrofsica de Canarias, Spain)
Anatolij A. Mihajlov (Institute of Physics, Zemun, Serbia)
Vladimir Milosavljevic (Faculty of Physics, Belgrade, 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)
Myakzyum Kh. Salakhov (Kazan State University, Russia)
Aleksandar F. Zakharov (Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow, Russia)

Local Organizing Committee

Luka C. Popovic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade, Serbia)
  - Chairman (lpopovic@aob.bg.ac.yu)

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

Edi Bon (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Miodrag Dacic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Milan S. Dimitrijevic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Predrag Jovanovic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Tanja Milovanov (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Zoran Simic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Natasa Gavrilovic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Jelena Kovacevic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Andjelka Kovacevic (Faculty of Mathematics, Belgrade)
Marko Stalevski (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)

Organized by: Astronomical Observatory Belgrade

This Conference is organized as a part of activities in Serbia dedicated to the International Year of Astronomy 2009 "THE UNIVERSE IS YOURS TO DISCOVER".


The conference will be held in hotel "Vojvodina" located in the center of Zrenjanin. Zrenjanin is situated in the northern Serbian province of Vojvodina. It is the administrative centre of the Central Banat District of Serbia. The city's population is around 80000, while the Zrenjanin municipality has around 13000 inhabitants. Zrenjanin is the largest city in the Serbian Banat, the third largest city in the Vojvodina province (after Novi Sad and Subotica) and the sixth largest city in Serbia.
Zrenjanin got its present name in 1946 in honour of the revolutionary hero Zarko Zrenjanin (1902-1942). Zarko Zrenjanin was a leader of the Vojvodina Communists and wartime Partisans during the World War II. Old Serbian name for the city was Beckerek or Veliki Beckerek. The town of (Veliki) Beckerek / (Nagy) Becskerek was first settled in the 14th century, and its first mention dates from 1326. The merchant town on the Begej river became a property of the Serbian prince Stefan Lazarevic in the 14th century. The town was ruled by the Kingdom of Hungary until 1551 when it was conquered by the Ottoman Empire.

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