World-class astrophysicists in Cyprus for world conference
More than 120 scientists from all over the world are participating in the world conference entitled `Disc Dynamics and Planet Formation` that takes place at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) Cyprus Campus, on the outskirts of the southern coastal town of Larnaca.
In statements to CNA, the organiser of the conference astrophysicist Dimitris Stamatellos from the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK, said that the scientific community is very much interested in the creation of the planets both of our solar system and beyond that.
“This is a very crucial issue which is linked to the question we would like to answer concerning the possibility of the existence of other civilisations around other stars and whether we can communicate with them”, he told CNA.
The conference, which will conclude tomorrow Friday, is attended by renowned astrophysicists from universities around the world (including Great Britain, France, USA, Russia, Germany, Japan, Chile, China, Brazil, Sweden, The Netherlands) and the European Space Agency and is taking place on the occasion of the 20th anniversary since the discovery of the first exoplanet in 1995.