Code Of Conduct

Following current practice in many astronomical workshops, conferences and summer schools (e.g. IAU, ASA or Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2018 VLTI school) this school has a Code of Conduct presented below. Interested readers can consult a FAQ.It is our policy that participants in this school are able to enjoy an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. We are therefore committed to making this meeting productive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, nationality or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of any form during this meeting.We kindly ask that the participants follow these guidelines:
  • Behave professionally. Harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary comments or jokes are not appropriate. Harassment includes sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, sexual attention or innuendo, deliberate intimidation, stalking, and photography or recording of an individual without consent. It also includes offensive comments related to race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size or religion.
  • All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual or sexist language and imagery is not appropriate.
  • Be considerate and respectful to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Critique ideas rather than individuals.

Individuals asked to stop inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Anyone who wishes to report a violation of this policy can speak confidentially to the meeting organisers or send them an email confidentially: Anthony Meilland, Florentin Millour or Alexis Matter.

 The above code of conduct is based on the “London Code of Conduct“, as originally designed for the conference “Accurate Astrophysics. Correct Cosmology”, held in London in July 2015. The London Code was adapted with permission by Andrew Pontzen and Hiranya Peiris from a document by Software Carpentry, which itself derives from original Creative Commons documents by PyCon and Geek Feminism. It is released under a CC-Zero licence for reuse. To help track people’s improvements and best practice, please retain this acknowledgement, and log your re-use or modification of this policy at

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