HACK100: Past, Present and Future of Astrophysical Spectroscopy

International Conference

Trieste, 6-10 June 2022

On the occasion of the centenary of Margherita Hack's birth next June 2022 we are happy to announce “HACK100: past, present and future of astrophysical spectroscopy”, a conference to be held in Trieste on June 6-10, 2022.

The meeting will be held in a hybrid format, with a preference for in-person participation and a limited number of online presentations. The meeting is intended to deliver a historical retrospective on Margherita’s work and legacy, focusing on UV spectroscopy and astrophysical spectroscopy in general, both in the stellar and extragalactic fields.

We foresee sessions dedicated to the present ground based and space facilities (HST), and to future cutting-edge instrumentation. Particular focus will be given to medium/high resolution spectrographs at ESO VLT, TNG and LBT, together with future ELT spectrographs like HIRES and MOSAIC, that strongly involve INAF and the Italian/European communities at large.

Given Margherita's commitment to the field of outreach and dissemination of astronomy, and her strong link with the town, we plan a session devoted to this topic, and a parallel program of events dedicated to the public.

Program, Sessions, Abstracts

Local info - Venue

Important dates


  • Late registration, standard fees: from 30 April 2022
  • Program announcement:
    Mid-May 2022

  • Conference: June 6-10, 2022




Registration fee includes coffee breaks and lunches.

Late registrations will be accepted according to the attendance limits related to covid19 restrictions that will be in place at the date of the conference
(at present, the allowed capacity of the hall is 200 persons).


For any question about registrations, fees, travel & visa please contact hack100@theoffice.it
For any other questions please contact hack100@inaf.it


Gabriele Cescutti (co-chair), Valentina D'Odorico (co-chair), Fabrizio Fiore (co-chair), Piercarlo Bonifacio, Stefano Cristiani, Paolo Di Marcantonio, Alessandro Marconi, Francesca Matteucci, Paolo Molaro, Livia Origlia, Laura Pentericci, Massimo Persic, Giovanni Vladilo, Maria Rosa Zapatero Osorio.


Lorenzo Biasiotti, Marco Citossi, Guido Cupani, Chiara Feruglio, Fabio Fontanot, Federico Gasparo, Giulia Iafrate, Pierluigi Selvelli, Roberta Tripodi.