PHAROS Conference 2022

Aula Magna (La Sapienza University)

Aula Magna

La Sapienza University

Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5, 00185 Rome, Italy

Neutron stars are unique objects that manifest themselves across a wide range of multi-messenger signals: electromagnetic radiation from radio to gamma-rays, cosmic rays, neutrinos, and gravitational waves. Their extreme density, gravity and magnetic fields make them exceptional astrophysical laboratories for the exploration of nuclear physics, general relativity, and electromagnetism at extreme conditions that are impossible to achieve in terrestrial laboratories. 

The PHAROS Conference 2022 is intended to gather experts and students working on neutron stars from any perspective:

  • astronomical observations from radio to gamma-rays
  • modelling of their multi-band emission
  • gravitational waves of isolated and binary neutron stars
  • neutron star formation and evolution
  • equation of state and nuclear interiors
  • core collapse supernovae
  • connection with gamma-ray bursts, fast radio bursts and the transient Universe in general

Meeting Venue

The meeting will be held on May 16-19, 2022 in La Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). Given the release of all the restrictions, the meeting will be fully in person (we will allow a zoom connection only to listen to the talks).

Invited Speakers

*Marco Antonelli
*Stefano Ascenzi
*Anna Bilous  
*Alice Borghese
*Enrico Bozzo
*Benoit Cerutti
*Colin Clark 
*Paolo D’Avanzo 
*Rossella Gamba
*Michael Kramer
*Sam Lander
*Lina Levin Preston
*Arianna Miraval Zanon
*Helena Pais                   


*Albino Perego 
*Luigi Piro
*Geert Raaijmakers
*Kaustubh Rajwade
*Tania Regimbau
*Stephan Rosswog
*Benjamin Shaw
*Alicia Sintes
*Luigi Stella 
*Thomas Tauris
*Laura Tolos
*Alejandro Torres-Forné 
*Roberto Turolla
*Silvia Zane 


Important Timetable and Deadlines:

  • Release of the SOC and the conference website: January 10, 2022
  • Registration and Abstract Submission Open: January 10, 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15, 2022
  • Publication of the program: March 28, 2022
  • Resolution financial support: April 1, 2022
  • Payment conference fee deadline: April 25, 2022
  • Registration closes: April 25, 2022
  • Late fee: May 15, 2022

Financial Support:

We have funds from the PHAROS COST Action to support the travel and stay of some attendees. If you need support please state so in the registration form before February 15th. Priority will be given to students, young post-docs and scientists from COST ITC countries. Resolution financial support: April 1, 2022.

Conference fee and social dinner:

The conference fee is of 100 euros, and includes the coffee breaks and the welcome cocktail on Monday May 16th.

The dinner on Wednesday May 18th will be a fix menu of 70 euros (food preferences might be selected at the registration desk).

Conference fee+dinner (170 euros) or only Conference fee (100 euros) should be payed in advance via bank transfer before April 25, 2022.

A late fee of 250 euros is possible via bank transfer before May 15, 2022.

Transfers should be sent to:

 Associazione Cefalu and Astronomy
IBAN: IT83P 02008 43262 000300086911
CC Unicredit
Piazza Garibaldi 2, 90015 Cefalù

Please specify your name, institute and the PHAROS 2022 conference in the bank transfer. You will receive a payment receipt at the registration desk. Participants are responsible for any bank transfer charges.

Social Dinner

The conference dinner will take place on Wednesday May 18 at Palazzo Naiadi (, about 20-25 minutes walk from the La Sapienza University. As you know, we asked all participants to pay for the dinner in advance since the restaurant needs the exact number of participants already this week. If you did not register for the dinner, and want to join, we cannot guarantee this will be possible, but please let us know within this week. Furthermore, only people with specific dietary needs (vegetarian, vegan, allergies, etc etc.), please send an email to with DINNER in the subject, telling us your special requests (such that we can pass them to the restaurant in due time, possibly before next Wednesday, May 11 ).


New regulations have been published in Italy concerning COVID-19. In particular, within La Sapienza University the “green pass” certification is not required anymore. However, all participants, to enter the University Campus, should fill in an online form everyday (and be, from Friday 12th, in the participant list of the meeting that we will provide).

To fill-in the COVID19 form (BEFORE the entrance in the University Campus ) you should go here:

and fill the form under “Procedure for Guests and Visitors”, to certify that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms. When filling the form (one for each day of the conference):

  • in the field “structure you need to go” write “Department of Physics”

  • in the field “Sapienza contact person’s full name write “Leonardo Gualtieri”

  • in the field “Sapienza contact person’s email write “

  • in the field “Building” write “CU001-Rettorato”

  • in the field “Reason for the activity” write “Participation to PHAROS conference at Aula Magna”

Once you fill the form you will receive an email as a receipt, which should be shown at the entrance of the University Campus.


1- The participants should keep an FFP2 (warmly advised) or surgical mask when inside the building of the conference, and keep the distance of at least one 1m from each other.
2- Only people already in the final participant list will be allowed to enter in the Aula Magna.
3- COVID-19 “Green pass” is not required but you need to fill the form online everyday.

Map for the Aula Magna

The University Campus is rather big, and the Aula Magna has many entrances. There will be signs in the Campus, however you can also find a detailed map at the following link:MAP


A computer will be available in the room for presentations in PDF or Power-Point format. We need the presentations to be uploaded in the main computer to be able to share them in zoom with the remote listeners. Mac-Keynote or Linux-OpenOffice users are advised to save their presentations in PDF format, since the local computer will only support Windows Power-points.

Remember to give your presentation in a USB-pen to the LOC, at the latest in the break before your session.


All posters will be shown in the conference room (and on zoom) during coffee breaks in a single slideshow file, with 3 minutes per poster, and in alphabetical order. 

Signing up the attendance list everyday

As for COST regulations, you need to sign an attendance at the registration desk everyday. The LOC will remind people to do so, but please do not forget.

WIFI (very important!)

In the Campus all EDUROAM users will have an internet connection directly. If you do not have an eduroam account, you can ask for Wifi credentials at the registration desk. To release connection details, for security reasons, we will need to take a picture of your passport/ID.

For more info contact:

Scientific Organizing Committee

Sebastiano Bernuzzi (FSU Jena)
Marica Branchesi (GSSI)
Marta Burgay (INAF-OAC)
Fiorella Burgio (Catania)
Nathalie Degenaar (UvA)
Pablo Cerda’ Duran (Alicante)
Alice Harding (NASA)
Bryn Haskell (CAMK)
Evan Keane (Galway)
Kostas Kokkotas (Tubingen)
Vanessa Graber (ICE-CSIC, IEEC)
Leonardo Gualtieri (Sapienza)
Paola Leaci (Sapienza)
Manuel Linares (NTNU)
Gianluca Israel (INAF-OAR)
Micaela Oertel (LUTH)
Alessandro Papitto (INAF-OAR)
Jose’ A. Pons (Alicante)
Costança Providencia (Coimbra)
Nanda Rea (ICE-CSIC, IEEC; SOC Chair)
Patrick Weltevrede (Jodrell)

Local Organizing Committee

Pia Astone (Sapienza)
Anna Bertolin (ICE-CSIC, IEEC)
Francesco Coti Zelati (ICE-CSIC, IEEC)
Clara Dehman (ICE-CSIC, IEEC)
Leonardo Gualtieri (Sapienza)
Abubakr Ibrahim (ICE-CSIC, IEEC)
Gianluca Israel (INAF-OAR)
Paola Leaci (Sapienza, LOC Chair)
Alessio Marino (ICE-CSIC, IEEC)
Andrea Maselli (GSSI, Sapienza)
Alessandro Papitto (INAF-OAR)
Emilie Parent (ICE-CSIC, IEEC)
Celsa Pardo (ICE-CSIC, IEEC)
Nanda Rea (ICE-CSIC, IEEC)
Michele Ronchi (ICE-CSIC, IEEC)


  • Abdelhamid Haddad
  • Abubakr Ibrahim
  • Adam Griffiths
  • Aditya Parthasarathy
  • Adriana R. Raduta
  • Adrien Soudais
  • Aishwarya Linesh Thakur
  • Alberto Colombo
  • Albino Perego
  • Alejandro Torres Forne
  • Alessandro Papitto
  • Alessandro Ridolfi
  • Alessio Anitra
  • Alessio Marino
  • Alessio Mei
  • Alexander Mushtukov
  • Alexandra Botnariuc
  • Alexis Reboul-Salze
  • Ali Arda Gencali
  • Ali Taani
  • Alice Borghese
  • Alicia M Sintes
  • Andrea Maselli
  • Andrea Pavan
  • Andrea Possenti
  • Andrea Sabatucci
  • Andrea Sanna
  • Andrei Igoshev
  • Andres Vargas-Sanchez
  • Andrew Coates
  • Andrew Miller
  • Andrey Timokhin
  • Andrzej Krolak
  • Andrzej Szary
  • Anirban Ain
  • Ankan Sur
  • Anna Bilous
  • Anna Watts
  • Anthea Francesca Fantina
  • Antoine Depasse
  • Anuradha Samajdar
  • Apurba Bera
  • Arianna Miraval Zanon
  • Arjun K R
  • Armen Sedrakian
  • Armin Vahdat
  • Arpan Das
  • Arus Harutyunyan
  • Atousa Pournaghi
  • Aziz Rabhi
  • Balázs Endre Szigeti
  • Balázs Kacskovics
  • Barbara Patricelli
  • Beatrice Giudici
  • Benjamin Shaw
  • Benoît Cerutti
  • Bettina Posselt
  • Bikram Pradhan
  • Bruno Giacomazzo
  • Brynmor Haskell
  • Carlo Ferrigno
  • Caterina Tiburzi
  • Celsa Pardo Araujo
  • Chandreyee Maitra
  • Charlotte Summers
  • Chiranjib Mondal
  • Christian Salm
  • Clara Dehman
  • Claudio Gasbarra
  • Clément Pellouin
  • Colin Clark
  • Conor Omand
  • Constantinos Kalapotharakos
  • Constança Providencia
  • Corentin Guerra
  • Costantino Pacilio
  • Cristiano Palomba
  • Dafne Guetta
  • Daniel Pęcak
  • Daniela Doneva
  • David Alvarez-Castillo
  • David Barba González
  • David Blaschke
  • David Keitel
  • David Tsang
  • Davide Guerra
  • Davide Pelliciari
  • Davood Rafiei Karkevandi
  • Debarati Chatterjee
  • Debatri Chattopadhyay
  • Debora Lančová
  • Deepak Kumar
  • Devarshi Choudhury
  • Dimitra Tseneklidou
  • Dipanjan Mitra
  • Dixeena Lopez
  • Domitilla de Martino
  • Dubravko Klabučar
  • Duncan Neill
  • Dániel Barta
  • Eda Vurgun
  • Edoardo Giangrandi
  • Ekaterina Sokolova-Lapa
  • Elena Ambrosi
  • Emilie Parent
  • Enrico Bozzo
  • Enrico Catalano
  • Fabian Gittins
  • Fabian Jankowski
  • Fabio Ragosta
  • Fatemeh Rastegarnia
  • Federico De Lillo
  • Federico Maria Guercilena
  • Federico Schianchi
  • Felipe Sebastián Zepeda González
  • Fergus Hayes
  • Filippo Ambrosino
  • Fiorella Burgio
  • Francesco Coti Zelati
  • Francesco Di Clemente
  • Francesco Pannarale
  • Francis Fortin
  • Francisco Castillo Andahur
  • Fulvio Ricci
  • Gabriel Török
  • Gaetano Luciano
  • Galin Gyulchev
  • Gaël Servignat
  • Geert Raaijmakers
  • George Younes
  • Georgios Doulis
  • GianLuca Israel
  • Gianluca Pagliaro
  • Giovanni Camelio
  • Giulia Illiano
  • Gor Oganesyan
  • Guilherme Grams
  • Guillaume Voisin
  • Guillermo Rodriguez
  • György Wolf
  • Hannes Rüter
  • Hao-Jui Kuan
  • Harish Chandra Das
  • Helena Pais
  • Hoa Dinh Thi
  • Ian Jones
  • Ik Siong Heng
  • Indranil Chattopadhyay
  • Inés Pastor-Marazuela
  • Ioannis Dimitropoulos
  • Irem Bakir
  • Irene Di Palma
  • Isaac Vidana
  • Istvan Sokolov
  • Jacopo Tissino
  • Jam Sadiq
  • James Turner
  • Jan-Erik Christian
  • Janos Takatsy
  • Jaroslaw Dyks
  • Jay Vijay Kalinani
  • Jens Mahlmann
  • Jerome Chenevez
  • Jerome Novak
  • Jerome Petri
  • Jessica Irwin
  • Jishnu Suresh
  • Joan Moragues Roca
  • Joeri van Leeuwen
  • John Antoniadis
  • Jonas Pereira
  • Jose Agustin Lozano Torres
  • Jose Pons
  • Juergen Schaffner-Bielich
  • Julian Carlin
  • Jérôme Guilet
  • Kabir Chakravarti
  • Karolina Rożko
  • Kateřina Klimovičová
  • Kaustubh Rajwade
  • Kini Yves
  • Kostas Glampedakis
  • Kostas Gourgouliatos
  • Laila Vleeschower Calas
  • Lami Suleiman
  • Lars Nieder
  • Laura Marcela Becerra Bayona
  • Laura Tolos
  • Lavinia Paiella
  • Lenka Vozárová
  • Leonardo Gualtieri
  • Lina Levin Preston
  • Loren Everett Held
  • Lorenzo Cavallo
  • Lorenzo Pierini
  • Loïc Perot
  • Luana Modafferi
  • Luca D'Onofrio
  • Luca Del Zanna
  • Lucas Tonetto
  • Lucy Oswald
  • Lucy Strang
  • Ludmilla Dirson
  • Luigi Piro
  • Luigi Scurto
  • M. Alessandra Papa
  • M. Cristina Baglio
  • Magdalena Sieniawska
  • Mahboubeh Shahrbaf
  • Mahmoud Elmasry
  • Manuel Linares
  • Manuel R. Izquierdo
  • Marco Antonelli
  • Marco Drago
  • Marcus Hatton
  • Maria Chernyakova
  • Maria Concetta Tringali
  • Maria Grazia Bernardini
  • Mark Kennedy
  • Marta Burgay
  • Martin Urbanec
  • Maryam asadnezhad
  • Marzia Campanelli
  • Matteo Bugli
  • Matteo Imbrogno
  • Matteo Trudu
  • Mattia Emma
  • Matyas Vasuth
  • Mayuresh Surnis
  • Melissa Mendes
  • Micaela Oertel
  • Michael Gabler
  • Michael Kramer
  • Michael Moss
  • Michail Chabanov
  • Michał Bejger
  • Michał Marczenko
  • Michela Rigoselli
  • Michele Ronchi
  • Mikhail Beznogov
  • Milan S. Dimitrijević
  • Mina Zamani
  • Miquel Miravet-Tenés
  • Mohamad Chamseddine
  • Mohsen Bigdeli
  • Morteza Taghilo
  • Márcio Ferreira
  • Nanda Rea
  • Niccolo' Bucciantini
  • Nicolas Chamel
  • Nicolas Moraga
  • Nikhil Sarin
  • Niko Jokela
  • Noshad Khosravi Largani
  • Oleksii Ivanytskyi
  • Oliver Boersma
  • Ornella Juliana Piccinni
  • Pablo Cerdá-Durán
  • Pantelis Pnigouras
  • Paola Leaci
  • Paolo D'Avanzo
  • Paolo Pani
  • Parita Mehta
  • Paritosh Verma
  • Paul Barrère
  • Pavel Abolmasov
  • Pep Covas Vidal
  • Petros Stefanou
  • Pia Astone
  • Piergiorgio Casella
  • Prajwal Voraganti Padmanabh
  • Prakash Sarnobat
  • Prasad R
  • Prasanta Char
  • Prosenjit Paul
  • Péter Kovács
  • Raffaella Schneider
  • Rafia SARWAR
  • Rahman Mizan
  • Rahul Basu
  • Rajath Sathyaprakash
  • Ramprasath Rajkumar
  • Raphaël Duque
  • René Šprňa
  • Ricard Aguilera
  • Riccardo La Placa
  • Roberto Turolla
  • Robin Diedrichs
  • Rodrigo Tenorio
  • Rossella Gamba
  • Roxana Rosca-Mead
  • Sabrina D'Antonio
  • Saikat Das
  • Sam Lander
  • Samuel Tootle
  • Samuele Ronchini
  • Sandro Mereghetti
  • Sareh Eslamzadeh Askestani
  • Sebastian Gomez Lopez
  • Sebastian Völkel
  • Sebastien Guillot
  • Sercan Cikintoglu
  • Serena Vinciguerra
  • Sergey Tsygankov
  • Shilpa Sarkar
  • Shriya Soma
  • Silvia Pietroni
  • Silvia Piranomonte
  • silvia zane
  • Simona Michela Mazzola
  • Simone Dall'Osso
  • Smaranika Banerjee
  • Sobhan Kazempour Ishka
  • Solen Balman
  • Solen Balman
  • Sophie Bini
  • Soroush Shakeri
  • Stefan Typel
  • Stefano Ascenzi
  • Stefanos Tsiopelas
  • Stephan Wystub
  • Stoytcho Yazadjiev
  • Suprovo Ghosh
  • Susobhan Mandal
  • Swarnim Shirke
  • Syed Naqvi
  • Syed Naqvi
  • Sylvain Chaty
  • T.S.Sachin Venkatesh
  • Tania Regimbau
  • Tathagata Ghosh
  • Tatiana Timokhina
  • Thomas Celora
  • Thomas Hutchins
  • Thomas Tauris
  • Tuomo Salmi
  • Tuğba Boztepe
  • Udita Shukla
  • Unnati Kashyap
  • Valentin Allard
  • Valentina Richard Romei
  • Vanessa Graber
  • Veronica Dexheimer
  • Victor Alexander Torres Sánchez
  • Violetta Sagun
  • Vivek Baruah Thapa
  • Vladimir Karas
  • Volodymyr Savchenko
  • Vsevolod Nedora
  • William Newton
  • Xinyu Li
  • Yago Herrera
  • Yashaswi Gangwar
  • Yashpal Bhulla
  • Yogesh Maan
  • Yuliya Mutafchieva
  • Yuting Lu
  • Zhivko Stoyanov
  • Zorawar Wadiasingh
  • Özgür Can Özüdoğru
  • Ünal Ertan
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