QUID ULTRA? Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics
It is about to start the program QUID ULTRA? Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics, a series of monthly
prestigious colloquia that will be running from early February till December 2021.
The topics that will be proposed range from the search for exoplanets and astrochemical traces of the origin of life, to star formation,
in the near and far Universe; from the astrophysical sources of gravitational waves, to the complex mechanisms that regulate the evolution
of galaxies; from the formation of black holes, to the nature of dark matter and dark energy and their impact on the observable properties
of the Universe.
The guiding principle of the seminars is to present, to a heterogeneous audience of astrophysicists, physicists, PhD and master students, the
known and controversial aspects of these frontier research fields.
This initiative has been funded by Sapienza University with the co-sponsorship of INAF/Astronomical Observatory
of Rome and of the joint PhD program in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Science of Sapienza, Tor Vergata University and INAF.
The first seminar will be on February 2 at 16:30 and will be held by Prof. Cecilia Ceccarelli (Université Grenoble Alpes, IPAG) on
“The astrochemical trail of our origin”.
More information on the scientific program and how to attend the meeting can be found on the project website: www.quidultra.it.