Venue

The conference venue will be the annex of the Honorable House of Senators of the Province of Buenos Aires, located at the intersection of streets 7th and 49th, La Plata city (see map below). This beautiful neoclassic building from the 1920’s is nowadays part of the Historical Heritage of the Province.

La Plata is the capital of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Founded in 1882, it is recognized by its carefully planned design: a perfect square crossed by diagonals forming rhombuses, spangled with green areas exactly every six streets.

The city is the seat of the government of the Province. It enjoys a lively cultural life with several theatres and museums, notably the Argentinian Theatre (the second most important opera house in the country) and the Museum of Natural Sciences. The monumental Cathedral of La Plata, located in the geographical centre of the city, is the largest Neogothic temple in South America. Other remarkable buildings include the Curuchet House, the only work by the renowned architect Le Corbusier in Latin America.

La Plata hosts the second largest university in Argentina. It is also home to an Astronomical Observatory founded alongside with the city, that since then has harboured a venerable tradition in research and teaching.

There is a free tourist bus that takes visitors around the city stopping at its most beautiful spots. Check this leaflet (in Spanish) for details.

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Travel

La Plata is located 60 km south of the City of Buenos Aires. The nearest international airport is Ministro Pistarini Airport (usually referred to as "Ezeiza"). Manuel Tienda León offers a shuttle service Ezeiza-La Plata-Ezeiza with six departures a day. The nearest domestic airport is Aeroparque Jorge Newbery in Buenos Aires. Some international flights, mainly from neighbouring countries, operate from Aeroparque as well. ArBus offers free buses Ezeiza-Aeroparque-Ezeiza and Aeroparque-La Plata-Aeroparque for passengers flying with Aerolíneas Argentinas. ArBus buses also connect Aeroparque with downtown Buenos Aires; these services are available for passengers of any airline for a flat fare of 30 Argentinian pesos. Further details about Manuel Tienda León and Arbus are available here.

Buenos Aires and La Plata are very well connected by highway. There are regular bus services at all hours from La Plata Bus Terminal to downtown Buenos Aires (travel time approximately one hour).

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Accommodation

Participants are expected to make their own lodging arrangements. La Plata offers a variety of options, from four-star hotels to youth hostels. In the accommodation search page of the Government of La Plata you can find a list with some alternatives. Please contact the organizers if you need help.

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  • Contact information

    email: hepro5 [at] iar.unlp.edu.ar
  • Conference Poster

    Conference poster
  • Supported by

  • Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomía
  • Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
  • Honorable Cámara de Senadores de la Provincia de Buenos Aires
  • Municipalidad de La Plata
  • Facultad de Ciencias Astronómicas y Geofísicas
  • Asociación Física Argentina
  • Asociación Argentina de Astronomía
  • International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)
  • Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica
  • Comisión de Investigaciones Científicas de la Provincia de Bs. As.