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St.Petersburg, September 21-25, 2015

Conference proceedings

Dear colleagues,

We would like to inform you that the final version of the Proceedings with pages numbered is available.

Please read more about Proceedings here.


  • Photos (Monday, 10/21/2015, Plenary Talks, opening of the Sobolev-100).
  • Photos (Tuesday, 10/22/2015, at the Sections).
  • Photos (Wednesday, 10/23/2015, at the Sections).
  • Photos (Thursday, 10/24/2015, at the Sections).
  • Photos (Friday, 10/25/2015, Plenary Talks, closing of the Sobolev-100).
  • Photos (Friday, 10/25/2015, excursion to Konstantin palace, Strel'na).

Key dates

December, 2014 - First announcement

25 December, 2014 - Pre-registration opens

18 March, 2015 - Registration opens

April, 2015 - Abstract submission opens

15 August, 2015 - Registration and abstract submission deadline

Scientific rationale

Studies of radiation mechanisms and processes of spectra formation in astrophysical objects are among the fundamental tasks of modern astrophysics. A powerful tool for the solution of these problems is provided by the theory of radiative transfer, which has been substantially contributed to and developed by the full member of the Soviet (Russian) Academy of Sciences Victor Victorovich Sobolev. The Sobolev method to solve the radiative transfer equations, among his numerous results in the field of radiative transfer, became classical nowadays. In 1947-1998 V.V. Sobolev was the head of the Chair of Astrophysics of the Leningrad/St. Petersburg State University and a leader of the Leningrad/St. Petersburg astrophysical school, which had won international recognition for many valuable results.

The 100th birthday anniversary of V.V. Sobolev will be celebrated on September 2, 2015. On this occasion the Saint-Petersburg State University organizes an international conference “Radiation mechanisms of astrophysical objects: classics today”, which will be held in St. Petersburg from September, 21 to September, 25, 2015. The conference will highlight recent advances in the field of interests of V.V. Sobolev. The conference will include plenary sessions with review talks by internationally recognized Russian and foreign scientists and a memorial session. It will continue with parallel sessions on:

  • radiative transfer theory,
  • interstellar matter,
  • stellar atmospheres and circumstellar matter, planetary atmospheres,
  • high-energy astrophysics and cosmology

at which original results in various branches of modern astrophysics will be presented.


Dear participants! According to the forecast on Monday (09/21) the rain is expected. So if you plan to participate in 'welcome reception' umbrellas and warm clothing are strongly recommended.

Also the place of the boat's departure has been changed. It will be announced on Monday during the Plenary session.

Conference program

The CONEFERNCE PROGRAM is available (last updated on 09/28/2015).

Dear participants, please note that the POSTER SESSION will take place at two days: on Tuesday (09/22/2015) and on Wednesday (09/23/2015), from 1:30 till 2:00 p.m. (before the lunch). List of posters is available at the last page of the PROGRAM.

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