9th Serbian Conference on Spectral Line Shapes in Astrophysics
Banja Koviljaca, Serbia, May 13-17, 2013

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

This is the 9th conference in the series. All materials (programme, talk presentations, photos, etc.) from the previous meetings are avalaible at the following link through Serbian Virtual Observatory .

NEW: The program of the coneference has been updated. Please see the page Programme.

PROCEEDINGS: The website for the submission of manuscripts is now OPEN! Please see for all details the Proceedings page at this website.

Book of Abstracts is available. [download]

COST Action MP1104

A special session "Spectral Lines and Polarization" will be dedicated to the COST Action MP1104 "Polarization as a tool to study the Solar System and beyond".

The COST Action MP1104 can cover travel and subsistence expenses for a number of participants from MP1104 Action that would like to attend this meeting. To be eligible you need to either give a talk or present a poster in this session. Registration fee cannot be covered by COST.

For those who are interested, please contact directly the chairman of the MP1104 Action Dr. Herve Lamy at herve.lamy@aeronomie.be .

Scientific Organizing Committe Local Organizing Committe

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

Zoran Simic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
  - Co-chairman (zsimic@aob.rs)
Marko Stalevski (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
  - Co-chairman (mstalevski@aob.rs)

Edward Baron (University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA)
Nabil Ben Nessib (Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Science,
    King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia )
John Danziger (Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste, Italy)
Emanuel Danezis (University of Athens, Greece)
Peter Hauschildt (Hamburger Sternwarte, Hamburg, Germany)
Dragana Ilic (Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade, Serbia)
Darko Jevremovic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Evencio Mediavilla (Instituto de Astrofsica de Canarias, Spain)
Anatolij A. Mihajlov (Institute of Physics, Zemun, 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)
Sylvie Sahal-Brechot (Observatoire de Paris-Meudon)
Aleksandar F. Zakharov (Institute of Theoretical and Experimental
    Physics, Moscow, Russia)
Jelena Kovacevic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
  - Secretary (jkovacevic@aob.rs)

Jovan Aleksic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Edi Bon (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Natasa Bon (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Miodrag Dacic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Milan Dimitrijevic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Dragana Ilic (Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade)
Darko Jevremovic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Predrag Jovanovic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Andjelka Kovacevic (Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade)
Tanja Milovanov (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Luka C. Popovic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Veljko Vujcic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)

Organized by: Astronomical Observatory Belgrade


Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade
Serbian Astronomical Society


The conference will be held in Banja Koviljaca. The venue is the hotel Royal Spa

Banja Koviljaca, known as the Podnrinje beauty, is a well known natural spa, rehabilitation area and tourist resort located in the vicinity of Loznica. It lies on the right bank of the Drina river at the foot of mount Gucevo (779 m a.s.l.) in one of the largest and most beautiful parks in Serbia.
This spa located at the 125 m a.s.l. and mineral springs offers many beneficial aspects to its visitors, and healthful exercise positively affecting human body. Banja Koviljaca is surrounded by many cultural-historical monuments.

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