IPTA Science Meeting 2024

Haus Sexten, Sexten, Italy | 24 - 28 of June 2024

The IPTA meeting this year will open up to the astrophysics, cosmology and fundamental physics communities at large. The meeting will consist of four days of open sessions plus one ‘closed day’ dedicated to IPTA internal matters. During this day, non-IPTA participants will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Sexten, immersed in the iconic Dolomites.


The IPTA meeting 2024 will be organised by the Sexten Center of Astrophysics (SCfA) Riccardo Giacconi. SCfA offers the opportunity to meet in an informal environment and carry out collaborative work, surrounded by the spectacular view of the Dolomites. During the daytime the weather is expected to be mild with average temperature of around 22°C. Since we are in a mountainous area, the temperature in the evening can drop as low as 5°C.

Photo credit: Sexten Center of Astrophysics Riccardo Giacconi
Photo credit: Photo by Sebastian Knoll from Unsplash

The conference will be held at the spatious Congress Hall Haus Sexten:

Haus Sexten
Via Dolomiti 130, 39030 Sexten, Italy


To register for the science week please click the button below. This will redirect you to the Sexten Centre for Astrophysics webpage. The registration fee is 350 euros for postdoctoral and senior researchers, and 300 euros for students. In exceptional cases the fee may be waived. The priority will be given to early-career researchers coming from underfunded institutions. Please note that the registration for the science week is separate from the registration for the student week.

By signing up for the IPTA science week, you agree to abide by the codes of conduct of the conference.

Scientific Programme



The Center has an agreement with several local hotels. Please refer to the recommended accomodation list provided by the Sexten Centre for Astrophysics.

Plan your trip

By Plane
We recommend landing in Venice Marco Polo Airport which is 170 km from Sexten. The Sexten Centre for Astrophysics will provide a shuttle service from Venice airport to the conference venue (takes ~2h instead of 4 & 1/2 with public transport). Please click here for more information. The price of the transfer is 60 euros per one passenger per one trip. Alternatively, taxi and car hire are available.
By train
The venue can be reached via train. The nearest train station is San Candido. There is a public bus from San Candido which can take to Sexten (~15 minutes).
From Milano
For participants of the Student Week a separate transfer free of charge will be organised from Milano to Sexten on Sunday. Note: there will be no transfer back to Milano.

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will be held in Haus Sexten. A fine buffet dinner will be prepared by a Michelin chef. The price of the conference dinner is around 50 euros per person (not included in the conference fee).

Photo credit: Sexten Center of Astrophysics Riccardo Giacconi