Ambasciata INAF V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University Institute of Radio astronomy National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Ukraine Astronomical Association Ukraine International Airlines


Second Italy-Ukraine meeting in Astronomy


Institute of Astronomy and Department of Astronomy and Space Informatics of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

September 25-27, 2018

Sponsoring Institutions:

Italian Embassy in Ukraine, National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF), V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Institute of Radioastronomy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukrainian Astronomical Association.


to continue the fruitful process, started in Rome in March 2018, aimed at fostering the interaction between the two scientific communities, mostly in the areas of radio, optical, and high energy astrophysics as well as high education, in view of establishing new and stronger synergic collaborations and strengthen the existing one.

Scientific Committee

Elena Bannikova and Federica Govoni (co-chairpersons)

Massimo Capaccioli, Alexander Konovalenko, Jader Monari, Yuriy Shkuratov, Oleg Ulyanov, Tiziana Venturi, Yaroslav Yatskiv

Local Organizing Committee:

  • Vadim Kaydash and Vyacheslav Zakharenko (co-chairpersons),
  • Vladimir Akhmetov, Ruben Fediy, Olexyi Golubov, Alexey Sergeev, Alisa Shevtsova, Alexandr Zhelezyak
  • Photo Gallery of Meeting


    • Sept. 25:
    • 08:45 - 09:00 Registration

      Chairperson: Vadym Kaydash

      09:00 - 10:00 Welcome addresses:      Karazin University Rector Vil Bakirov, Governor of the Kharkiv Region Yuliya Svitlychna,

                                                                   Ambassador of Italy in Ukraine Davide La Cecilia, INAF Scientific Director Filippo Zerbi,

                                                                   UAA President Yaroslav Yatskiv

      Chairperson: Victor Kontorovich

          10:00 - 10:25

          Michele Cantiello

          Extra-galactic globular clusters: an overview and the science with VST

           Presentation in PDF

          10:25 - 10:50

          Pietro Schipani

          VST & SOXS in the current and next decade

          Presentation in PDF

          10:50 - 11:15

          Enrichetta Iodice / Massimo Capaccioli

          The VEGAS program with VST

          Presentation in PDF

               11:15 - 11:45 Coffee break (30 min)

      Chairperson: TizianaVenturi

          11:45 - 12:10

          Mariateresa Crosta

          The Gaia mission: new challenges in gravitational astrometry

           Presentation in PDF

          12:10 - 12:35

          Vladimir Akhmetov

          Some results of the Gaia DR2 data analysis

           Presentation in PDF

          12:35 - 13:00

          Olexey Golubov

          Rotation curve of the Galaxy

           Presentation in PDF

               13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

      Chairperson: Elena Bannikova

      14:30 - 14:55 Salvatore Capozziello   Theoretical cosmology in multimessenger era

          14:55 - 15:20

          Maksym Tsizh

          Dark energy on cosmological and astrophysical scales: predictions and perspective of testing

           Presentation in PDF

          15:20 - 15:45

          Irina Vavilova

          Large-scale structure of the universe: big data surveys vs. multiwavelength properties

          Presentation in PDF

               15:45 - 16:15 Coffee break (30 min)

      Chairperson: Federica Govoni

          16:15 - 16:40

          Jader Monari

          SKA technologies

           Presentation in PDF

          16:40 - 17:05

          Alexander Konovalenko

          Recombination lines

           Presentation in PDF

          17:05 - 17:30

          Tiziana Venturi

          Science with the VLBI network

           Presentation in PDF

          17:30 - 17:55

          Oleksii Patoka

          Microwave radioastronomy

           Presentation in PDF

      19:00 - 21:00 Evening event: dinner hosted by the Ambassador of Italy in Ukraine

    • Sept. 26:
    • Chairperson: Filippo Zerbi

          09:00 - 09:25

          Yaroslav Yatskiv

          Astronomy in Ukraine

           Presentation in PDF

          09:25 - 09:50

          Bruno Leibundgut

          The future projects of ESO

           Presentation in PDF

          09:50 - 10:15

          Riccardo Smareglia

          INAF big data challenges

           Presentation in PDF

          10:15 - 10:35

          Patrizia Caraveo

          Satellite and Cherenkov telescopes to study the gamma-ray universe

           Presentation in PDF

               10:35 – 11:05 Coffee break (30 min)

      Chairperson: Yaroslav Yatskiv

      11:05 –11:30 Eugenio Coccia                Gravitational waves

          11:30 - 11:55

          Enzo Brocato

          Ground based electromagnetic follow-up of gravitational wave sources

           Presentation in PDF

          11:55 - 12:20

          Roberto Ragazzoni

          High angular resolution from the ground

           Presentation in PDF

          12:20 - 12:45

          Valentin Melnik

          Sporadic radio emission of the Sun at decameter waves

          Presentation in PDF

               13:00 –14:30 Lunch

      Chairperson: Yuriy Shkuratov

          14:30 - 14:55

          Chiara Spiniello

          Gotta catch’Em All: Strong gravitational lenses in KiDS and KABS

          Presentation in PDF

          14:55 - 15:20

          Alexander Zheleznyak

          Investigations of gravitational lensing in Kharkiv

           Presentation in PDF

          15:20 - 15:45

          Elena Bannikova

          Hidden properties of AGNs and ring galaxies

           Presentation in PDF

               15:45 – 16:15 Coffee break (30 min)

      Chairperson:Jader Monari

          16:15 - 16:40

          Federica Govoni

          Italian involvement in national and international radio facilities

           Presentation in PDF

          16:40 - 17:05

          Oleg Ulyanov

          Calibration of large phased antenna arrays

           Presentation in PDF

          17:05 - 17:30

          Andrea Possenti

          The many lives of pulsar astronomy

           Presentation in PDF

          17:30 - 17:55

          Vyacheslav Zakharenko

          Decameter pulsar/transient survey

           Presentation in PDF

      Chairperson: Massimo Capaccioli

      17:55 – 18:30 Concluding remarks

      19:30–22:00 Evening event: conference dinner offered by the Rector of the Karazin University

    • Sept. 27
    • Chairperson: Vyacheslav Zakharenko

      09.00 – 18.00 Excursion to the UTR-2 radio telescope, 85 km from Kharkiv


    Interviews of the meeting participants:

    Telescopes on the meeting logo