General Info

Galactic dynamics includes the different aspects of research on the formation and evolution of the galaxies. Investigations have been focused on the interaction between the galaxies, alongside the behavior of stellar, gas and dark matter components and their mutual effects in each galaxy. These interactions lead to distinct features, e.g. the spiral arms, bars, and bulges with different properties that can further affect the secular evolution of the system. On the other hand, the cosmological background and the adopted physical theory inevitably influences the dynamics of the galaxies. Regarding the large observational surveys and improved simulations in recent years, the galactic dynamics can act as a powerful laboratory to test the laws of physics.

About Workshop

In this workshop, we will discuss the secular evolution and the effect of spiral arms within the disk galaxies. An overview of the N-body simulations, as a tool to study the galaxies, will also be provided. Furthermore, the kinematic properties of the galactic disks will be discussed. A part of the workshop is devoted to the evolution of galactic disks in modified theories of gravity.


  • Secular evolution within galaxy disks
  • Migration and vertical bending modes
  • Capabilities and pitfalls of N-body simulations
  • Kinematic properties of disk galaxies

Keynote Speakers

Victor Debattista

University of Central Lancashire

Jesús Falcón Barroso

Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

Jerry Sellwood

Unversity of Arizona

Juntai Shen

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Contributed Speakers

Neda Ghafourian

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Mahmood Roshan

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Mojtaba Raouf

Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute


Deadline for registration (extended): June 9, 2020 / 20 Khordad 1399 (Please Note due to the limitation, priority is given to those who register earlier.)

There is no registration fee for the workshop.

How to participate?

All the talks will be given online using bigbluebutton. Please watch this video to see how you can use it.

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