“Modelling the ionic and radiation state of an astrophysical plasma”, 1st Nova Summer School on High-Precision Quantum Physics, New University of Lisbon, Caparica, Portugal, 7-11 September 2020 (Review talk; M.Avillez)

“Tracing the Ionic and Dynamical History of the Interstellar Gas and of the Galactic Fountain in a Self-Consistent Fashion”, Galactic Astronomy Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey, 12-13 September 2019 (Review talk; M.Avillez)

“High Performance Computing + High Performance Data Analytics” – Advancing Science with the Oblivion Supercomputer @U.Evora – ENGAGE SKA”, in 13th International Conference on Statistics, Mathematics and Computation – WSMC13, Lisbon, Portugal, 3-5 June 2019. (Plenary Session; M.Avillez)

“X-Ray Astronomy + X-Ray Spectral Fitting and the Properties of Astrophysical Plasma”, EXSA Quantitative Methods in X-Ray Spectrometry – Spring School and Workshop, Monte da Caparica, Almada, Portugal, 12-17 May 2019 (Invited lecture; M.Avillez)

“Evaluation of computing (with supercomputers), observing (with space telescopes) and traditional research projects”, in 26th EUCLIDES Network General Meeting and International Conference “Education and Research for the Next Decade”, Portalegre, Portugal, 2-3 May 2019. (Plenary session talk; M.Avillez)

“Supercomputing in Astrophysics Unveiling the Secrets of the Milky Way Galaxy”, Encontro com a ciência e Tecnologia em Portugal, Ciência 2018, Lisboa, Portugal, 2-4 July 2018 (Invited; João Rocha on behalf of M. Avillez)

“Dynamical evolution and non-equilibrium ionisation of the interstellar plasma”, in “Interstellar Medium in the Nearby Universe – A workshop on interstellar matter, light, and magnetic fields in our Milky Way and nearby galaxies”, Bamberg, Germany, 26-28 March 2018. (Review; M.Avillez)

“Ionization structure and emission due to non-thermal particles in regions of particle acceleration”, in “Ginzburg Centennial Conference on Physics”, Lebedev Institute, Moscow, Russia, 29 May – 3 June 2017 (Highlight; M.Avillez)

“Collisional + Photo Ionization Plasma Emission Software (CPIPES)”, in High Energy Astrophysical Model Comparison Workshop, Lorentz Center, Leiden, Netherlands, 08-12.2016. (Highlight; M.Avillez)

“Towards a detailed modelling of the Fermi Bubbles”, ISSI Workshop “New Approach to Active Processes in Central Regions of Galaxies”, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 06-08.2016. (Review; M.Avillez)

“Thermal and non-thermal evolution of interstellar plasmas”, in “What processes drive the building of the visible structures in the Universe?”, Garching, Germany, 23.07.2015 (Highlight; M.Avillez)

“Modelling bubbles and superbubbles in the turbulent interstellar medium – Recent developments”, in ISSI Workshop “New Approach to Active Processes in Central Regions of Galaxies”, Beijing, China, 05-06.2015. (Review; M.Avillez)

“Joint Thermal and Dynamical Evolution of Superbubbles in the Galaxy, in “Dick McCray Symposium”, Bern University, Bern, Switzerland, 01.06.2015. (Review; M.Avillez)

“Meeting Summary”, in “Superbubbles, HI holes and Supershells”, Freising, Germany, 12 November 2014 (M.Avillez)

“Numerical Studies of the Matter Cycle and Thermal Feedback in Star-forming Galaxies”, in “2nd Potsdam-Berlin Colloquium”, Berlin, 11 October 2013. (Review)

“Impact of UV observations in understanding the ISM”, in “ESO/NUVA/IAG Workshop on Challenges in UV Astronomy”, Garching, Germany, 7-11 October 2013. (Review; M.Avillez)

“The Atomic+Molecular Plasma Emission Code (EA+MPEC) & Application to the Joint Thermal and Dynamical Evolution of Optically thin Plasmas”, in “Hot Plasmas in Laboratory and Space”, Berlin, Germany, 21.09.2012. (Review; M.Avillez)

“The Signature of Non-equilibrium Ionization and time-dependent Cooling of the Interstellar Medium”, in “Second Conference on Spectrum-X/eROSITA Science”, Kazan, Russia, 3-7 September 2012. (Review; M.Avillez)

“Simulations of the ISM: An Overview of Models”, in “Modern Views of the Interstellar Medium”, SpS12 IAU General Assembly XXVIII, Beijing, China, 27-31 August 2012 (Overview; M.Avillez)

“Mixing Processes in the ISM”, in “Open Questions in Galactic Chemical Evolution”, Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg, Germany, 8-9 May 2012. (Review; M.Avillez)

“Numerical simulations of the interstellar medium evolution”, in 37th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, 21-25.06.2010, Dublin, Ireland. (Review; M.Avillez)

“The evolution of the large-scale ISM: bubbles, superbubbles, and magnetic Fields” in “The Dynamic ISM: a celebration of the Canadian Galactic Plane Survey”, 06-10 Jun 2010, Naramata, BC, Canada. (Review; M.Avillez)

“The Turbulent Magnetized ISM – The Feedback of the Ionization Structure” in “Magnetic Fields on scales from kiloparsecs to kilometers: properties and origin”, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland, 17-21 May 2010. (Review; M.Avillez)

“Time-Dependent Evolution of the Interstellar Medium and the Plasma Feedback” in “ISM2010 – Multiphase interstellar medium and star formation”, Nagoya, Japan, 28.Feb-02.Mar 2010. (Review; M.Avillez)

“Modelling the Turbulent ISM” in XXVII IAU General Assembly Joint Discussion 15 “Magnetic Fields in Diffuse Media”, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12-14 August 2009. (Review; M.Avillez)

“Modelling the Turbulent ISM” in JENAM 2008 Symposium Grand Challenges in Computational Astrophysics”, Vienna, Austria, 8-12 September 2008. (Review; M.Avillez)

“Numerical Modelling of the Turbulent ISM and Disk-Halo Interaction: Recent Developments”, in “The Role of Disk-Halo Interaction in Galaxy Evolution: Outflow vs. Infall?”, Espinho, Portugal, 18-22 August 2008. (Review; M.Avillez)

“Local Bubble Models”, in Symposium D11 of COSPAR-2008, Montreal, Canada, 14-16 July 2008. (Highlight; M.Avillez)

“The Portuguese Astronomical/Astrophysics Community”, in the Opening Session of the VIII Scientifi c Meeting of the Spanish Astronomical Society (Reunion Cientifica de la Sociedade Espanola de Astronomia), Santander, Spain, 7-11 July 2008. (Invited talk delivered as President of the Portuguese Astronomical Society; M.Avillez)

“The Turbulent Interstellar Medium – Feedback and Phases”, in “The Cosmic Odyssey of the Elements”, Aegina, Greece, 23-27 June 2008. (Review; M.Avillez)

“Mixing Processes, Time Scales, & Models”, Open discussion moderated by M.A. de Avillez, Eli Dwek, Yannis Tsamis, in “The Cosmic Odyssey of the Elements”, Aegina, Greece, 24 June 2008.

“Phases of the ISM and feedback”, in “FIR-07 – Far-Infrared and Submillimeter Emission of the Interstellar Medium: Models meet extragalactic and Galactic Observations”, Physikzentrum, Bad Honnef, Germany, 5-7 November 2007. (Review; M.Avillez)

“Stability of Interstellar Clouds in the Local Bubble”, in “From the Outer Heliosphere to the Local Bubble: Comparison of New Observations with Theory”, Bern, Switzerland, 15-19 Outubro 2007. (Review; M.Avillez)

“NEI and CIE Modelling of the ISM and Disk-Halo Interaction”, in “Next Generation of Computational Models of Baryonic Physics in Galaxy Formation: from protostellar cores to disk galaxies”, Zurich, Switzerland, 18.09.2007. (Review; M.Avillez)

“Modelling the Hot ISM and the Disk-Halo Interface in Star Forming Galaxies – Recent Developments”, in “X-rays from Nearby Galaxies”, European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), Villafranca del Castillo Madrid, Spain, 06.09.2007. (Review; M.Avillez)

“Galactic Fountain and Disk-Halo Interaction” in “Space Astronomy: The UV window to the Universe” Meeting dedicated to Dr. Willem Wamsteker, El Escorial, Spain, May 28 -June 1 2007. (Review; M.Avillez)

“The White Book of Astronomy – An Overview”, in “Astronomy & Astrophysics Research in Portugal – Its Impact and Future Perspectives”, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, 10.13.2006. (Overview delivered as President of the Portuguese Astronomical Society; M.Avillez)

“Ovi Distribution in the ISM – Predictions from Global MHD and HD Models and Comparison with Observations”, in “Warm-hot Gas in and around Disk Galaxies”, 208th American Astronomical Society Meeting, 06.05.2006, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Review)

“Magnetized Supersonic Turbulence in Diffuse Gases – Results from 3D Block Mesh Refinement Simulations”, in “III International Conference on Mathematical Fluid Mechanics and Applications”, Evora, Portugal, 06.16.2006. (Review)

“Astronomy & Astrophysics Public Outreach, Education and Publicity. Just Pick One!”, in “Astronomy and Space Sciences: Communication & Education”, Centro Multimeios de Espinho, Espinho, Portugal, 04.22.2006. (Overview)

“Interstellar Turbulence Modelling – Direct comparisons with observations and experiments” in “Graduiertenkolleg 787 (Graduate School 787) – Galaxy groups as laboratories for baryonic and dark matter”, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Bad Honnef, Germany, 11.18.2005. (Review; M.Avillez)

“Visualization of Adaptive Mesh Refinement Astrophysical Simulations Data, in “First National Meeting on Scientific Visualization”, Espinho, Portugal, 09.17.2005. (Review; M.Avillez)

“Global MHD modelling of the ISM”, in “Polarization 2005 – Sky polarisation at far- infrared to radio wavelengths: The Galactic Screen before the Cosmic Microwave Background”, Orsay (Paris), France, 09.13.2005. (Review; M.Avillez)

“Testing and Validating Global MHD Models of the ISM”, in “The magnetized turbulent ISM” Workshop, Ruhr-Universit”at Bochum, 09.08.2005. (Highlight; M.Avillez)

“Global MHD Modelling of the ISM – From large scale driving to small scale turbulence”, in “The Magnetized Plasma in Galaxy Evolution”, Krakow, Poland, September 09.27.2004. (Review; M.Avillez)

“Towards self-consistent modelling of the ISM”,in “Cosmic Ray dynamics: from turbulent to Galactic-scale magnetic fields”, Copenhagen, Denmark, Sept. 2-4 2004 (Review; M.Avillez)

“The Role of ISM Mixing in Deuterium Variations”, in “Astrophysics in the Far Ultraviolet: Five Years of Discovery with FUSE”, Victoria (BC), Canada, 2-6 August 2004. (Review; M.Avillez)

“MHD Modelling of the ISM in Disk Galaxies”, in “Magnetic Fields in Galaxies: Observations and Models”, Leiden, The Netherlands, 5-8 July 2004. (Highlight; M.Avillez)

“3D MHD models of extraplanar gas”, in “Extra-planar Gas Meeting”, Dwingeloo, The Netherlands, 7-11 June 2004. (Review; M.Avillez)

“Global evolution of the ISM and its Effect on star formation on small and large scales”, in “XXXIXth Rencontres de Moriond & XXIVth Moriond Astrophysics Meeting”, La Thuile, Aosta, Italy, 21-28 March 2004. (Review; M.Avillez)

“Recent Developments Concerning Large-Scale 3D HD and MHD Modelling of the ISM”, in “The UV Sky: Linking the future to the present”, JENAM 2003, Budapest, Hungary, 26-27 August 2003 (Review; M.Avillez)

“3D HD and MHD Adaptive Mesh Refinement Simulations of the Global and Local ISM”, in “How does the Galaxy Works? – A galactic tertulia with Don Cox and Ron Reynolds”, Granada, Spain, 23-27 June 2003. (Review; M.Avillez)

“0.625 pc Resolution simulations of the Global and Local ISM”, in “Star Formation Through Time – A conference to honour Roberto J. Terlevich”, Granada, Spain, September 2002. (Review; M.Avillez)

“From Large to small scales: Global Models of the ISM”, in “From Observations to Self-consistent Modelling of the ISM in Galaxies”, JENAM 2002, Porto, Portugal, September 2002. (Review; M.Avillez)

“Galactic Fountains and X-Ray Emmiting Halos”, in “X-ray Astronomy from the Local Bubble to AGN”, JENAM 2001, Munich, Germany, September 2001.(Review; M.Avillez)

“Mixing of Primordial Elements in a Supernova-Driven ISM”, in “XVIIth IAP Colloquium – Gaseous Matter in Galaxies and Intergalactic Space”, Paris, June 2001.(Review; M.Avillez)

“From Large to Small Scales in ISM Modelling”, in “New Directions in Cluster Supercomputing”, American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA, June 2001. (Highlight; M.Avillez)



2020 “Advancing Science with the OBLIVION Supercomputer”, Polytechnic Institute of Beja, Beja, Portugal, 18.03.2020

2020 “The OBLIVION Supercomputer”, Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, Portalegre, Portugal, 27.02.2020

2019 “A view of the interstellar medium – From turbulence to bubbles and superbubbles”, Department of Astronomy and Space Sciences, I. U. Science Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey, 20.09.2019

2018 “Computational Astrophysics – Unveiling the Secrets of Spiral Galaxies”, University Science – Vietnam National Univ., Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, 28.07.2018

2017 “Thermal and dynamical Evolution of Plasmas Using parallel computing to gain insight into the ISM”, Department of Physics, University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria, 20.10.2017

2017 “Supercomputer Modelling – Joint Thermal and Dynamical Evolutions of the Inter- stellar Gas in the Galaxy”, Quy Nhon University, Quy Nhon, Vietnam, 17.01.2017

2016 “Studying the interstellar medium multi-fluid simulations tracing the dynamics and the ionic structure of the gas”, Max-Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn, Germany, 12.07.2016 (Colloquium)

2016 “Dynamical and thermal histories of bubbles”, Department of Physics, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, 13.06.2016 (Colloquium)

2016 “Dynamical and thermal histories of the Local Bubble Theory vs. 60Fe deep sea measurements”, Department of Physics, New university of Lisbon, 20.04.2016 (Colloquium)

2015 “The variability of cooling paths in the interstellar gas – Results from joint dynamical and thermal simulations of the interstellar medium”, at Department of Astronomy, University of Hong Kong, 10.06.2015. (Colloquium)

2015 “X-ray emission due to non-thermal electrons in optically thin media”, at Institut für Astronomie und Astrophysik, University of Tübingen, 13-07-2015. (Colloquium)

2015 “The ionisation structure of plasmas evolving with non-thermal electrons”, Astronomisches Institut, Fakultät für Physik und Astronomie,Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany, 27.01.2015. (Seminar)

2014 “Tracing the Combined Thermal and Dynamical Evolutions of the Interstellar Gas”, Max-Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn, Germany, 20.06.2014. (Colloquium)

2013 “Joint Thermal and Dynamical Evolution of the Interstellar Gas”, Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan, US, 19.09.2013. (Colloquium)

2013 “The Electron Density in the ISM – A Non-Equilibrium Ionization Perspective”, Astronomisches Institut, Fakultät für Physik und Astronomie,Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany, 07.02.2013. (Seminar)

2012 “Thermal & Dynamical Evolution of the Interstellar Gas”, Astronomisches Institut, Fakultät für Physik und Astronomie,Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany, 27.11.2012. (Seminar)

2012 “Thermal and Dynamical Evolution Studies of the Interstellar Medium”, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK, 13.06.2012. (Colloquium)

2012 “Thermal and Dynamical Evolution Studies of the Electron Distribution in the Galactic Disk”, Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON), Dwingeloo, Holanda, 22.05.2012. (Colloquium)

2012 “Is there a need for time-dependent ionization modelling of the interstellar medium?”, Department of Physics, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo-Horizonte, Brasil, 28.03.2012. (Seminar)

2011 “Time-dependent Dynamical and Thermal Evolution Modelling of the ISM”, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, 01.12.2011. (Colloquium)

2010 “Delayed Recombination in the ISM”, Technical University Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 16.10.2010 (Seminar)

2010 “High-Resolution Modelling of the ISM with Time Dependent Ionisation Structure”, ASTRON/JIVE, Dwingeloo, The Netherlands, 09.09.2010. (Colloquium)

2008 “Testing Models of the Turbulent SN-Driven ISM & Disk-Halo Interaction”, Institute of Astronomy & Geophysics, University of São Paulo, Brazil, 12.11.2008. (Colloquium)

2007 “The Generation and Dissipation of Interstellar Turbulence – Results from Large Scale High Resolution Simulations”, Center of Astrophysics of the University of Porto, Portugal, 20.06.2007. (Colloquium)

2006 “Block Mesh Refinement Algorithm for Simulations of Supersonic Turbulence”, CMUC – Center for Mathematics University of Coimbra, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, 15.03.2006. (Colloquium)

2005 “Interstellar Turbulence – From Injection Scales to Scaling Properties”, CENTRA/IST – Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofsica, IST, Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, Portugal, 30.11.2005. (Colloquium)

2005 “An Efficient Block Mesh Refinement Scheme for Gas Dynamics Simulations”, Institut fur Astronomie, Universitat Wien, Wien, Austria, 10.11.2005. (Seminar)

2005 “Recent developments in global modelling of the ISM – Interstellar Turbulence”, Institut fur Astronomie der Universitat Wien, Wien, Austria, 06.06.2005. (Colloquium)

2005 “Recent Results from Global Modelling of the ISM”, Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Universite Paris Sud, Orsay, France, 04.Apr.2005. (Colloquium)

2004 “How much of the ISM mass lies in the thermally unstable regime at T< 5000 K?”, Center of Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, 19.Feb.2004. (Colloquium)

2002 “Mixing Time Scales in the Interstellar Medium”, Astronomical Observatory, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, 07.Mar.2002. (Colloquium)

2001 “Sources of Ionization of the Diffuse Ionized Gas in the Galaxy”, Centro de Astronomia & Astrofisica da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal, 09.May.2001. (Colloquium)

2000 “Adaptive Mesh Refinement in 3D Simulations of Astrophysical Flows”, University of Evora, Portugal, 06.Jan.2000. (Colloquium)

1999 “Disk-Halo Interaction in the Galaxy”, American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA, 16.Sept.1999. (Colloquium)

1999 “Disk-halo interaction: Chimneys and Galactic Fountains”, CENTRA/IST – Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofsica, IST, Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, Portugal, 23.Apr.1999. (Colloquium)

1999 “Adapted Mesh Re nement Calculations in MHD Systems”, Seccao de Matematica Aplicada e Analise Numerica, Departamento de Matematica, IST, Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal, 28.Jan.1999. (Colloquium)