Challenges in Infrared Extragalactic Astrophysics II
26 September - 1 October 2010
St. Nicolas Bay Resort, Crete, Greece


"If you are not prepared for the unexpected you will never discover it" - Heraclitus

The scope of this 4.5 day conference is to bring together a number of experts (less than 70) on infrared extragalactic astrophysics to discuss the outstanding questions in the field as well as how recent experiments using future facilities may address them. Emphasis will be given on how one can apply the knowledge derived from studies of the local universe to understand the properties of galaxies at higher redshifts.

The conference will consist of ~30 invited talks each ~40min in length with 5 additional minutes for discussion.

There will be a limited number of contributed talks but we will arrange for ample opportunities for discussions along with a dedicated poster session.

Funding for the conference is provided by the European Union 7th Framework Programme (EU FP7-REGPOT grant 206469) and the Foundation for Research and Technology - Helas.


Final Conference Program
Availabe as a PDF file.

Scientific Organizing Commitee
L. Armus, C. Cesarsky, V. Charmandaris, D. Elbaz, A. Franceschini, G. Helou, N. Kylafis, E. Le Floc'h, D. Lutz, J.D. Smith, P. var der Werf, L. Vigroux

Local Organizing Commitee
T. Bitsakis, V. Charmandaris, E. da Cunha, T. Diaz-Santos

Venue - Acomodation
The venue of the conference is Crete the biggest island of Greece. It will take place from Monday Sept. 27 2010, until Friday Oct. 1, 2010 at the Conference Center of the St. Nicolas Bay Resort, which is located at the outskirts of the city of Agios Nikolaos. Detailed information on how to reach the conference location are available here.

The conference rates at St. Nicolas Bay Resort are: 136/195 Euros for single/double for bed and breakfast. When making reservations mention "Astrophysics Conference September 2010". Contact Ms. M. Tzortzi Reservations Manager, Phone: +30-28410-25041, Fax: +30-28410-24556, e-mail:

Cheaper alternatives to other hotels within walking distance to the Conference location are: Ormos Hotel (300 meters away) and Lato Hotel (800 meters away).

Registration Deadline
Interested participants should send an e-mail to Prof. V. Charmandaris ( with a proposed title and abstract for their contribution before May 30th 2010. There is no registration fee for the conference.

Last modified: Sat Sep 11 07:10:58 EEST 2010
by: Vassilis Charmandaris
University of Crete | Department of Physics | Institute of Astrophysics