ESO Cosmic Duologues: Call for Topics

Published: 28 May 2021
Man meets Milky Way

Since 2020 the ESO Cosmic Duologue series has aimed to cover the biggest questions in astronomy in a lively way. For each duologue, ESO invites two speakers to give short, dynamic talks, presenting their side of a challenging scientific topic or related to the sociology of science. Following on from the talks, the speakers debate the topic further, with the help of a moderator, and answer questions from the audience. The duologues are streamed live on a dedicated YouTube channel. The links to the videos of all past events can be found here. We invite all astronomers from the community, at any stage of their career, to propose a topic, a list of potential speakers and moderator(s) for the new series, planned for October 2021 through January 2022.

Proposals can be sent using the dedicated web-form by July 16.  The new calendar of events will be advertised in mid-August. 

The ESO Duologues cover any observational and theoretical field in astronomy and astrophysics. Topics of sociological and philosophical relevance are also debated. Scientifically controversial topics are welcome and will be discussed in a friendly, respectful and professional atmosphere.

Please do not hesitate to contact the organisers for any further questions.