Programme


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Invited Review [IR]: 30 mins including questions
Invited Talk [IT]: 20 mins including questions
Contributed talks: 20 mins including questions

Sunday 27 May 2018

10:00 - 21:00 Registration 19:00 - 21:00 Public Lecture by Dr. Padelis Papadopoulos 21:00 - 23.30 Welcome reception for participants and accompanying persons

Monday 28 May 2018

08:00 - 08:40 Registration
The role of the galactic environment in the star-formation process and low-mass star formation
Chair: Thomas Bisbas
08:45 - 09:00 Thomas Bisbas Welcome! 09:00 - 09:30 Eve Ostriker [IR] The role of environment in the star formation process 09:30 - 10:00 Stella Offner [IR] Low-mass star formation 10:00 - 10:20 Daniel Seifried [IT] Simulating molecular clouds and its link to observations 10:20 - 10:50 Coffee/Tea break 10:50 - 11:10 Rowan Smith How does galactic environment shape the star formation in molecular clouds in spiral galaxies? 11:10 - 11:30 Catherine Zucker The Physical Properties of Large-Scale Galactic Filaments 11:30 - 11:50 Kostantinos Tassis The physics of striations in molecular clouds 11:50 - 12:10 Patrick Sheehan Constraints on Embedded Disk Structures and Masses as Seen by CARMA and ALMA 12:10 - 12:30 James Wurster Outflows in non-ideal MHD simulations of low-mass star formation 12:30 - 15:30 Lunch break / Beach time!
High-mass star formation
Chair: Cara Battersby
15:30 - 16:00 Crystal Brogan [IR] High-mass star formation 16:00 - 16:20 Simon Purser Radio jets as a bridge between low and high mass star formation 16:20 - 16:40 Stefan Kraus Unveiling the Dynamical Processes in High-Mass Star Formation: VLTI Imaging of a High-Mass Protobinary System 16:40 - 17:00 Paolo Padoan The Origin of Massive Stars 17:00 - 17:30 Coffee/Tea break 17:30 - 17:50 Anna Rosen The Formation of Massive Stars with Radiative and Outflow Feedback 17:50 - 18:10 Kei Tanaka Modeling of Massive Star Formation under Multiple Feedback Processes 18:10 - 18:30 Alberto Sanna Discovery of warped infalling disk around an O-type YSO 18:30 - 18:50 Adam Ginsburg Widespread star formation throughout the Galactic center cloud Sgr B2 18:50 - 19:20 1' flash poster presentations

Tuesday 29 May 2018

Star Formation Rate and ISM environments
Chair: Thomas Haworth
09:00 - 09:30 Serena Viti [IR] Chemistry of the ISM at different scales and physical conditions 09:30 - 10:00 Neal Evans [IR] What controls the rate of star formation: common features and myths 10:00 - 10:20 Timea Csengeri [IT] Galactic surveys to constrain the star formation process 10:20 - 10:50 Coffee/Tea break 10:50 - 11:10 Josefa Grossschedl Maps of Star Formation Rate and Efficiency for the GMC Orion A 11:10 - 11:30 David Rebolledo A multi-phase and multi-scale view of the ISM in the Carina Nebula 11:30 - 11:50 Claire Murray Cold, dusty neutral gas and its influence on the ISM lifecycle 11:50 - 12:10 Shmuel Bialy The HI-to-H2 Transition in a Turbulent Medium 12:10 - 12:30 Blakesley Burkhart A New Analytic Calculation of the Star Formation Rate in a Gravoturbulent Medium 12:30 - 15:30 Lunch break / Beach time!
Astrochemistry of the ISM and protostars
Chair: Maria Drozdovskaya
15:30 - 16:00 Naoki Watanabe [IR] Astrochemistry and surface chemistry of the ISM 16:00 - 16:20 Yasuhiro Oba Chemical desorption of hydrogen sulfide from the surface of amorphous solid water 16:20 - 16:40 Samantha Scibelli Prevalent Organic Molecules towards Prestellar Cores in the Taurus Star Forming Region 16:40 - 17:00 Umit Kavak Origin of Hydrogen Fluoride (HF) Emission in the Orion Bar 17:00 - 17:30 Coffee/Tea break 17:30 - 17:50 Per Bjerkeli Resolving star and planet formation with ALMA 17:50 - 18:10 Victor Rivilla ALMA maps of HCO, the basic precursor of complex organic molecules, towards the solar-like protostellar binary IRAS16293-2422 18:10 - 18:30 Tyler Bourke Jets and Outbursts in the BHR 71 Class 0 outflow 18:30 - 18:50 Todd Hunter Dramatic changes in the massive protostellar system NGC6334I-MM1 resulting from the ongoing extraordinary accretion outburst of 2015 18:50 - 19:20 1' flash poster presentations

Wednesday 30 May 2018

Interdisciplinary presentations
Chair: Jonathan Tan
09:00 - 09:20 Alyssa Goodman glue-ing together the Universe 09:20 - 09:40 Anthony Whitworth Small Rocks Bound to Andromeda 09:40 - 10:00 Randolf Klein SOFIA observing Gas and Dust from Milli- to Mega-parsecs 10:00 - 10:20 Ake Nordlund Zoom-Simulations of Protoplanetary Disks starting from GMC scales 10:20 - 11:00 1' flash poster presentations 11:00 - 11:45 Free time 11:45 - 18:00 Excursions

Thursday 31 May 2018

Star clusters and synthetic observations
Chair: Stefanie Walch
09:00 - 09:30 Rachel Friesen [IR] Formation and evolution of star clusters 09:30 - 10:00 Alvaro Hacar [IR] How line observations and chemical modeling bridge star formation across scales 10:00 - 10:20 Christine Koepferl [IT] Insights from synthetic star-forming regions: star-formation rates, gas/dust properties and N-PDFs 10:20 - 10:50 Coffee/Tea break 10:50 - 11:10 Varsha Ramachandran Spectra and feedback from young stellar clusters 11:10 - 11:30 Enrique Vazquez-Semadeni Star Cluster Formation and Structure by Multi-Scale Molecular Cloud Collapse 11:30 - 11:50 Terrence Tricco Is the dust-to-gas ratio constant in molecular clouds? 11:50 - 12:10 Sumeyye Suri Star Formation in the Orion A Molecular Cloud 12:10 - 12:30 Francesco Fontani Phosphorus-bearing molecules in massive star-forming cores 12:30 - 15:30 Lunch break / Beach time!
The ISM in local and distant galaxies
Chair: Philipp Girichidis
15:30 - 16:00 Desika Narayanan [IR] The Molecular and Dusty Interstellar Medium in Galaxies: A Theoretical Perspective 16:00 - 16:20 Zhi-Yu Zhang Top-heavy IMF found in high-z dusty starburst galaxies with ALMA 16:20 - 16:40 Ryan McKinnon Cosmological Simulations of Cosmic Dust 16:40 - 17:00 Andrew Emerick Simulating Feedback Driven Chemodynamics in Dwarf Galaxies with Individual Stars 17:00 - 17:30 Coffee/Tea break 17:30 - 17:50 Melanie Chevance A systematic characterisation of the lifecycle of star formation and feedback on cloud scales in nearby galaxies 17:50 - 18:10 Julia Roman-Duval Probing dust properties in the LMC from the UV to the FIR 18:10 - 18:30 Monica Relano Dust and gas properties across the disks of nearby galaxies 18:30 - 18:50 Eric Koch Spatially-Varying Turbulent Properties in M33 18:50 - 19:30 1' flash poster presentations 19:30 - 20:45 Poster session and pre-dinner service 21:00 - 00:00 Conference dinner and Greek night - announcement of poster presentation winners

Friday 1 June 2018

Thermodynamics of the ISM, molecular gas and magnetic fields
Chair: Desika Narayanan
09:00 - 09:30 Nick Indriolo [IR] The importance of cosmic-rays in regulating the thermodynamics and chemistry of the ISM 09:30 - 10:00 Padelis Papadopoulos [IR] Now you see it, and now you don't: the travails of H2 gas tracers in the Universe 10:00 - 10:20 Derek Ward-Thompson [IT] The effects of magnetic fields on star formation - results from the BISTRO survey 10:20 - 10:50 Coffee/Tea break 10:50 - 11:10 Annika Franeck Synthetic [CII] line emission from simulated molecular clouds 11:10 - 11:30 Brandt Gaches The effect of Embedded Far-Ultraviolet Radiation and Protostellar Cosmic Rays on the Thermochemical Structure of Molecular Clouds 11:30 - 11:50 Manuel Riener Going beyond cloud segmentation: Unveiling the detailed velocity structure of the CO gas in the Galactic plane 11:50 - 12:10 Juan Diego Soler What are we learning from the relative orientation between the magnetic field and the density structures in the interstellar medium? 12:10 - 12:30 Laurent Pagani Multiwavelength studies to reveal dust properties and 3D cloud structure 12:30 - 15:30 Lunch break / Beach time!
Feedback, turbulence and magnetic fields
Chair: Stella Offner
15:30 - 16:00 James Dale [IR] The role played by feedback, turbulence and magnetic fields 16:00 - 16:20 Georgia Virginia Panopoulou The ISM magnetic field in 3D along a diffuse sightline 16:20 - 16:40 Yuan Wang THOR: The HI/OH/Recombination line survey of the Milky Way 16:40 - 17:00 Camilo Penaloza Can the virial parameter reliably trace the dynamical state of molecular clouds? 17:00 - 17:30 Coffee/Tea break 17:30 - 17:50 Duncan Christie Cloud-Cloud Collisions in the Limit of Non-Ideal MHD 17:50 - 18:10 Snezana Stanimirovic Stellar feedback in the Magellanic Clouds: inefficient or highly localized? 18:10 - 18:30 Megan Reiter Measuring the role of feedback in star and planet formation via cluster dynamics 18:30 - 18:50 Eleonora Zari Young stellar populations towards Orion with Gaia DR2 18:50 - 19:30 T. Bisbas & M. Drozdovskaya Conference Summary