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First Announcement


The Olympian Symposium 2018

Gas and stars from milli- to mega- parsecs

May 28th - June 1st, 2018

Paralia Katerini, Mount Olympus, Greece.


The overall view of star formation and interstellar medium studies has been significantly populated with the new remarkable observational data delivered in the age of ALMA. Theoretical investigations have also advanced with unprecedented simulation tools that allow the magneto-hydrodynamical and chemical evolution of the ISM from milli- to mega- parsec scales to be examined. The aim of the conference is to bring together the theoretical, computational and observational scientific communities to address and discuss the star formation and the ISM in this new era.

Our sessions will include discussions on:

  1. the physics and chemistry of the ISM at different scales and metallicities
  2. the role of the galactic environment in the star formation process
  3. the star formation process from low- to high- mass stars
  4. the ISM in starbursts, (U)LIRGs, mergers, AGNs
  5. the formation and evolution of star clusters
  6. the role played by feedback, turbulence and magnetic fields in the evolution of the ISM
  7. the importance of cosmic rays regulating the (thermo-)dynamics and chemical composition of the ISM
  8. how line observations and chemical modelling bridge star formation across scales

The meeting will be held from Monday 28th of May to Friday 1st of June 2018 at the five-star Mediterranean Village Hotel & Spa. This is the third Olympian Symposium, following two successful meetings in 2014 (on Star Formation) and 2015 (on Cosmology and the Epoch of Reionization).

We recommend you to sign up for updates about our meeting via the OS2018 webpage. The call for abstract submission and the opening of registration will occur on September 4, 2017.

Scientific Organizing Committee:

  • Thomas Bisbas (Florida; Co-chair)
  • Maria Drozdovskaya (Bern; Co-chair)
  • Cara Battersby (CfA)
  • Philipp Girichidis (Heidelberg)
  • Thomas Haworth (Imperial)
  • Jonathan Tan (Florida)
  • Stefanie Walch (Cologne)

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  • Crystal Brogan (NRAO)
  • James Dale (Hertfordshire)
  • Neal Evans (UT Austin, KASI)
  • Alvaro Hacar (Leiden)
  • Nick Indriolo (STScI)
  • Mark Krumholz (ANU)
  • Eve Ostriker (Princeton)
  • Serena Viti (UCL)
  • Naoki Watanabe (Hokkaido)

Local Organizing Committee: Olympian Centre for Astrophysics

Contact: symposium2018@olympiancfa.org

Second Announcement


The Olympian Symposium 2018

Gas and stars from milli- to mega- parsecs

May 28th - June 1st, 2018

Paralia Katerini, Mt. Olympus, Greece.


CALL FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

  • Deadline for Abstract submission: 26 January 2018 (oral contributions only)
  • Deadline for Early registration: 23 February 2018
  • Deadline for Late registration: 27 April 2018 (poster contributions)

The LOC and SOC announce the call for abstract submission and the opening of registration for OS2018 "The Olympian Symposium 2018: Gas and stars from milli- to mega- parsecs" to be held from May 28th to June 1st, 2018 in Paralia Katerini, Greece. The conference will take place at the five-star hotel "Mediterranean Village Hotel & Spa". We welcome abstracts for contributed talks and poster presentations covering any subject from the following topics:

  • the physics and chemistry of the ISM at different scales and metallicities
  • the role of the galactic environment in the star formation process
  • the star formation process from low- to high- mass stars
  • the ISM in starbursts, (U)LIRGs, mergers, AGNs
  • the formation and evolution of star clusters
  • the role played by feedback, turbulence and magnetic fields in the evolution of the ISM
  • the importance of cosmic rays regulating the (thermo-)dynamics and chemical composition of the ISM
  • how line observations and chemical modelling bridge star formation across scales

CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS

  • Crystal Brogan (NRAO)
  • James Dale (Hertfordshire)
  • Neal Evans (UT Austin, KASI)
  • Rachel Friesen (NRAO)
  • Alvaro Hacar (Leiden)
  • Nick Indriolo (STScI)
  • Mark Krumholz (ANU)
  • Stella Offner (UT Austin)
  • Eve Ostriker (Princeton)
  • Padelis Papadopoulos (AUTh)
  • Serena Viti (UCL)
  • Naoki Watanabe (Hokkaido)

SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

  • Thomas Bisbas (Florida; Co-chair)
  • Maria Drozdovskaya (Bern; Co-chair)
  • Cara Battersby (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)
  • Philipp Girichidis (AIP, Potsdam)
  • Thomas Haworth (Imperial)
  • Jonathan Tan (Florida)
  • Stefanie Walch (Cologne)

PROCEEDINGS

We will not publish conference proceedings for OS2018; however we plan to include in our website the presentations in PDF format after the end of the conference.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DATES

  • Opens: 7 September 2017
  • Closes: 26 January 2018
  • Decisions will be announced: 16 February 2018
  • Programme will be announced: 2 April 2018

REGISTRATION DATES

  • Early registration opens (330 Euros): 7 September 2017
  • Early registration closes: 23 February 2018
  • Late registration opens (400 Euros): 24 February 2018
  • Late registration closes: 27 April 2018

Registration covers: Buses from/to Thessaloniki's airport (SKG) to/from the Mediterranean Village Hotel & Spa (weekends before and after the meeting only), excursions, welcome package, coffee breaks, conference dinner.

HOTEL ROOM PRICES

Mediterranean Village Hotel & Spa 5*
Single occupancy: 110 Euros per night. Price includes two meals: breakfast and dinner at the hotel.
Double or Twin room: 80 Euros per night per person (160 Euros per room). Price includes two meals: breakfast and dinner at the hotel.

Mediterranean Resort 4*
Single occupancy: 80 Euros per night. Price includes two meals: breakfast and dinner at the hotel.
Double or Twin room: 50 Euros per night per person (100 Euros per room). Price includes two meals: breakfast and dinner at the hotel.

Further information on booking the hotel rooms will be announced later.
Participants who wish to stay somewhere else are welcome to do so. Further information on that will be announced online in due time.

TRAVEL SUPPORT

Details for travel support for PhD students and young postdoctoral researchers will be announced later.

Contact: symposium2018@olympiancfa.org