Star Formation in
June 19 - 22, 2012
|Important Dates||Registration||Abstract Submission|
|Scientific Program||Travel and Lodging||Participants|
Dwarf irregular galaxies are the most common type of galaxy locally. They are also the closest analogs in the nearby universe to the low mass dark matter haloes that formed after the Big Bang, and in the LambdaCDM model, it is in these entities that the first stars formed. Yet, we do not understand what drives star formation on galactic scales even in nearby dwarfs, the simplest, most pristine local environments.
Workshop topics include mechanisms for triggering cloud formation in dwarfs,
phases of the ISM, outer disks, thickness and structure of dwarf
disks, disk kinematics, and star clusters.
This workshop aims to address the following fundamental questions:
Alberto Bolatto, University of Maryland Mark Krumholz, University of California Santa Cruz Janice Lee, STScI Adam Leroy, NRAO Mordecai Mac Low, American Museum of Natural History Dan Weisz, University of Washington
Scientific Organizing Committee:
Caroline Simpson, Florida International University (CHAIR) Kenji Bekki, University of Western Australia Frederic Bournaud, CEA Saclay, France Elias Brinks, University of Hertfordshire Bruce Elmegreen, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center Yasuo Fukui, Nagoya University Leslie Hunt, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri Mark Krumholz, University California Santa Cruz Michael Rupen, National Radio Astronomy Observatory Evan Skillman, University of Minnesota Lisa Young, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Local Organizing Committee:
Deidre Hunter Kim Herrmann Jeff Hall Lowell Observatory 1400 W. Mars Hill Rd. Flagstaff AZ 86001 Telephone: +1-928-233-3225
For more information, contact Deidre Hunter dah at lowell.edu.
|January 1:||Pre-registration Opens|
|March 1:||SOC chooses talks and posters from pre-registrations|
|March 15:||Registration Opens|
|April 30:||Registration Deadline|
|May 1:||Abstract Submission Deadline|
|May 15:||Last day to cancel registration and receive a full refund|
|May 28:||Last day for hotel reservation as part of the guaranteed block|
|June 18:||Reception and registration in Lowell Observatory Rotunda, 5:30-7:30 PM|
|June 19 - 22:||Workshop sessions, Lowell Observatory, Giclas Lecture Hall|
|June 22, after lunch:||Workshop end|
The venue at Lowell Observatory is limited to 85 participants; this allows us to have a small, friendly meeting. At this point, the meeting is full. If you are not in the list of participants, please contact Deidre (dah at lowell dot edu) to see if there is an opening or to be put on the waiting list. We do occasionally have cancellations.
If you pre-registered and appear in the list of Participants, a spot is being reserved for you, but you must register to retain it.
All attendees are expected to pre-pay. The registration fee
is $325, and includes 4 catered lunches and 3 dinners.
You should have submitted an abstract when you pre-registered (on-line) or when you register (email to Deidre), but the deadline for receipt of final abstracts is 1 May 2012.
Poster board space is 4 ft X 4 ft. The posters will be on double-sided
poster boards 8-ft long x 4-ft high. We have room for 28 posters.
They will be organized in a circle around the Rotunda, and on
the third day the posters boards will be flipped around. That way,
every poster gets a chance to be facing in towards the coffee/break table.
There will be no hardcopy proceedings.
A conference summary will be published in PASP.
In addition, we will publish on-line any
submissions in a suitable format: Powerpoint, Postscript, or PDF files.
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Image of DDO 63 from Hunter & Elmegreen (2006, ApJS, 162, 49)