Oct 15 – 17, 2024
Padova, Astronomical Observatory
Europe/Rome timezone




Stellar evolution school for the PhD students from the MWGaiaDN network. The school is also open to a limited number of participants from outside the network.

The goal is to  address next decade challenges on stellar evolution and pulsation through synergies between advances in theory,  multi-dimensional modelling, new observational technologies and data including the on-going and near future spectroscopic, photometric, astrometric and asteroseismic surveys  (Gaia, WEAVE, 4MOST, LSST, TESS, PLATO) 

The school programme consists of:

  • Lectures on stellar evolution, Gaia variable catalogs, asteroseismology, stellar surveys
  • Turorials on deriving stellar parameters using asteroseismology
  • Tutorials on the use of stellar models
  • During  the conference sessions participants will work  in teams on short scientific projects.

More details on the programme can be found in the attached programme notes below.

Participants should make their own travel and accommodation arrangements. There is no registration fee for this school. MWGaiaDN covers the costs for the venue and also for the catering (lunches, coffee/tea) throughout the event.

MWGaiaDN is a Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Doctoral Network funded under grant agreement no. 101072454. 


Remote attendance

The attendance is expected to be in person. Only under exceptional circumstances, remote attendance will be allowed

A Slack  channel will be open for comments/questions.

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Confirmed speakers

  • A. Bragaglia



Registration will open on May 1rst 2024.

Dead-line for  registration (in person attendance): June 30th, 2024

Organizing committee


  • Antonella Vallenari (INAF, Padova)
  • Angela Bragaglia (INAF, Bologna)
  • Diego Bossini (DIFA, Padova University)
  • Andrea Miglio (DIFA, Bologna University) 
  • Leo Girardi (INAF, Padova)
  • Giada Pastorelli (DIFA, Padova University)
  • Michele Trabucchi (DIFA, Padova University)



  • Simone Zaggia (INAF, Padova)
  • Rosanna Sordo (INAF, Padova)
  • Antonella Vallenari (INAF, Padova)






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Sala Jappelli
Vicolo Osservatorio 5, 35122 Padova, Italy
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