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Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge


We are pleased to announce that the 'Distorted Astrophysical Discs: New Insights and Future Directions' workshop (DAD2021), postponed from 2020 will now take place as a virtual online event from 17-20th May 2021.


Recent high-resolution observations of nearly-Keplerian discs in a variety of astrophysical systems – protoplanetary discs, discs around compact objects, discs within and around binaries - have revealed a stunning richness of asymmetric and non-coplanar distortions: spiral arms, eccentricities, warps, azimuthal clumping, and so on. These omnipresent deviations from a classical planar and circular shape have important implications for their dynamics, as well as for the formation and evolution of objects inside and around them. The goal of the DAD2021 workshop is to bring together researchers working on non-axisymmetric distortions and warps in protoplanetary discs, galactic discs, discs in binaries, circumbinary discs, debris discs around white dwarfs, planetary rings, tidal disruption events, and so on, to enable focused discussion on the emerging puzzles and recent progress made in understanding such distortions. This forum will provide a venue for the exchange of ideas between theorists and observers from different fields and will cover both recent advances in the theory of non-axisymmetric and non-coplanar structures in discs and observational discoveries using new instruments (e.g. ALMA) and techniques.

All workshop information can be found in the tabs on the left.

Registration for workshop participation and viewing is open until Friday 14th May 2021.


We look forward to seeing you all online.

Monday, 17 May, 2021 - 12:00 to Thursday, 20 May, 2021 - 18:00
Contact name: 
Steven Brereton
Contact email: 
Event location: 
Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge (virtual)