ACDC 2017


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What is it?

The George Washington University Physics Department and Astronomy, Physics and Statistics Institute of Sciences (APSIS) are proud to host AstroCon DC, the 5th installment of the annual DC/MD/VA summer meetings focused on astronomy and astrophysics research presented by junior scientists. The aim of this meeting is to bring local undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs, and researchers together to interact, network, and learn about other's research. See last year’s conference schedule here.

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The progam, posters, and oral presentation abstracts can be found here.


Students and postdocs are invited to submit abstracts to present their research in the form of talks or posters. The format for talks will be 10-15 minutes in length with 5 minutes for questions. The exact format will be announced after the registration deadline. There will be 2 coffee breaks and 1 lunch break, during which posters will be presented. This provides ample time for discussions focused on posters. We also plan to have several talks on hot modern-day astrophysics topics conducted by senior researchers.

Location and Directions

Science and Engineering Hall (SEH)
The meeting will be held at the GWU's Science and Engineering Hall (SEH), the largest academic building dedicated to science and engineering in downtown Washington DC, located at 800 22nd St NW (at the corner of I and 22nd St). It is easily accessible by metro, only a short walk from either Foggy Bottom (Orange/Blue/Silver) or Farragut North (Red).
If you come by car, parking information is available here. The talks will take place in SEH's the Lehman auditorium.


Local Organizing Committee (
Sylvain Guiriec (GWU, GSFC)
Oleg Kargaltsev (GWU)
Jeremy Hare (GWU)
Nick Gorgone (GWU)
Noel Klingler (GWU)
Scientific Organizing Committee:
Mary Keenan (UMBC)
Michael Busch (JHU)
Emily Mason (CUA, GSFC)
Jeff Magill (UMD)
Mahmuda Afrin Badhan (UMD, GSFC)
Sean Linden (UVA)
Meeting sponsors: This meeting is supported by the Department of Physics and the Astronomy, Physics and Statistics Institute of Sciences (APSIS) of the George Washington University.