Rest after IAUS symposium in Toledo

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Find IAUS symposium engaging but, at the same time, very exhausting? We will tell you how to recover and chill out after a busy day.

Try digital detox

A familiar feeling when the working day seems to be over, but notifications from work mail attack the smartphone, or, which is completely sad, customers or bosses call?

Set yourself a mindset: work stays at work. Of course, if you are a freelancer or on a piecework wage, you should learn about harmonious time management. But if you are an employee with a strict work schedule, then feel free to turn on the "do not disturb" mode and tell everyone at work that at the end of the working day that you are having a well-deserved rest. 

Your nervous system will thank you for this. You can also put an answering machine (if you are anxious), which will politely ask everyone to wait until tomorrow.

Use relaxation techniques

There are tons of options here. Many mobile apps offer "quick relaxation in 15 minutes". You can also do meditation, but it will be more of a challenge than relaxation for beginners. There are recreation techniques before bed, where you relax each muscle group in turn and eventually go into deep rest.

Go jogging

Another variant of rest in Toledo and a useful life hack for office workers. Sports after work relaxes. Even if it seems that your only need in the evening is to lie on the couch and play computer games, believe us - this is an illusion. Getting ready for a run or the gym can be challenging, but it's worth it.

Order your favorite food delivery

What can be better after a decent workout? Everything ingenious is simple: everyone will be pleased with their favorite food, especially if you do not need to spend long hours preparing it. Order food delivery straight from work so that it will be delivered by your arrival. Bon Appetit!

Smoke CBD cigarettes

After a good dinner, the only thing left is to open another pack of your favorite CBD cigarettes. Fortunately, rules concerning cannabis in Spain allow us to use CBD-based products if their THC contents is 0.2% or lower.

This is an excellent option for those who want to relax and improve their health. The fact is that cannabidiol is used as a method of prevention of various diseases. So hurry up to order some CBD stuff.

Take a hot bath

We often underestimate the power of this activity. Soak thoroughly in warm water, and then apply relaxing oils to the steamed skin. Have a good evenin

This symposium aims to provide the reference for the study of the outskirts of galaxies, both in terms of our current understanding and to prepare an optimal exploitation of upcoming facilities. The stellar, dust and gas content of galaxy outskirts will be discussed, going from resolved stellar populations in the Local Group to the study of high-redshift systems. Such a broad approach is needed to improve our knowledge on the assembly and evolution of these elusive regions and to establish their role on the evolution of galaxies as a whole and on their interplay between these galaxies and the intergalactic medium surrounding them.

The symposium also serves to celebrate the achievements of the EU-funded initial training network (ITN) DAGAL (Detailed Anatomy of GALaxies, PI J. H. Knapen, see This network will come to the end of its 4-year duration at the end of March 2016, and the 4th annual meeting of DAGAL has been expanded into this international conference. DAGAL is a network of six academic partners (IAC Tenerife, UCM Madrid, Groningen, Oulu, Marseille, and MPIA) which has employed ten research fellows, 2 postdocs and 8 PhD students. Most of these fellows will give presentations on their research work during dedicated sessions at the symposium. The DAGAL team invites you to celebrate their achievements with them during IAUS 321.

During five days, from March 14th to 18th 2016, participants will discuss galaxy outskirts, which have been very hard to observe and therefore often ignored, while enjoying the enriching atmosphere of the medieval “City of the Three Cultures”, Toledo (Spain), since 1986 UNESCO World Heritage Site and on 2016 also Gastronomy Capital of Spain. We look forward to seeing you in Toledo.

Before navigating the IAUS 321 site we invite you to have a look at the Symposium poster.

The second announcement of the symposium can be found here.

Registration and abstract submission is now closed. We strongly recommend you to make your hotel reservations (Symposium code is IAUS321) ASAP.

See you in Toledo in March!