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From First Light to Newborn Stars

From First Light to Newborn Stars

March 14-17, 2010
Tucson, AZ

Final program 3/5/2010

Saturday, March 13
5:30-7:00pm Reception at the Marriott (Atrium).
Light food, beer, soft drinks

Sunday, March 14 - Day I: Star Formation on GALACTIC SCALES (clouds to spiral arms)

8:15 Continental breakfast (provided)

8:45 Welcome and opening remarks

9:00-9:45
Invited Review Talk 1: Star Formation from molecular clouds to spiral arms - Lee Hartmann

9:45 -10:05
Invited talk: Massive star formation in the Magellanic Clouds - You-Hua Chu

10:05-10:25
Contributed Talk: The Spitzer Survey of the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex - Tom Megeath

10:30-11:00
Coffee break / poster viewing

11:00-11:45
Invited Review Talk 2: Star Formation at high redshift — Romeel Dave

11:45-12:05
Invited talk: Star formation in high redshift galaxies: insights from resolved observations of the ionized and molecular gas - Natascha Förster Schreiber

12:05 -12:25
Contributed talk: The Mass Function of the First Stars — Aparna Venkatesan

12:30-2:00 Lunch (provided)

2:00-2:15 Very short contributions ( 1-5 min each)

2:15-3:45
Break-out groups meet, formulate discussion.
Coffee provided

  1. Are SF laws (as in Kennicutt/Schmidt) uniform across all scales and environments?
    What is the physical basis for such a law?
    Issues: formation of molecular clouds, star formation in molecular clouds, measures of star formation rates, initial conditions, turbulence, spatial distributions
    Chairs: Tom Megeath, Benjamin Weiner
  2. How important is feedback and regulation ? Issues: Feedback from Sf during galaxy formation, regulation of SF through outflows (on both galactic and stellar scales), cold streams, AGN
    Chairs: Fred Adams, Dave De Young

3:45 - 5:00
Discussion, all participants together, led by breakout session chairs.

Monday, March 15 - Day II: Star Formation and ENVIRONMENT

8:30 Continental breakfast (provided)

8:55 Announcements

9:00-9:45
Invited Review Talk 1: Star Formation in Clusters — Rupali Chandar

9:45-10:05
Invited Talk: A star and gas surface density correlation within nearby molecular clouds - Rob Gutermuth

10:05-10:25
Invited Talk: Super star clusters - Kelsey Johnson

10:30-11:00
Coffee break / poster viewing

11:00-11:45
Invited Review Talk 2: Star Formation at high densities — Nick Scoville

11:45-12:05
Invited Talk: The Kennicutt-Schmidt Relation at z~2 - Desika Narayanan

12:05-12:25
Invited Talk: The Carina Nebula as a Laboratory for Feedback driven star formation - Nathan Smith

12:30-2:00 Lunch (on your own)

2:00-2:15 Very short contributions ( 1-5 min each)

2:15-3:45
Break-out groups meet, formulate discussion. Coffee provided

  1. How does SF occur in regions of extreme metallicity ?
    Issues: Both low and high metal, DLAs, faint Lya emitters, Pop III stars, LSB, dwarf galaxies, extended SF, IGM, extended disks. Emphasis primarily on low-metallicity.
    Chairs: Amanda Kepley, David Silva
  2. How does SF occur in environments of extreme density and or luminosity?
    Issues: formation of super star clusters, formation of globular clusters, formation in clusters near the Galactic center, dynamics, LIRGs, ULIRGs, mergers
    Chairs: Bob Blum, Alexandra Pope

3:45 - 5:00
Discussion, all participants together, led by breakout session chairs.

Tuesday, March 16 - Day III: HISTORY of Star Formation

8:30 — 8:55 Continental breakfast, announcements

9:00-9:45
Invited Review Talk 1: History of Star Formation in local galaxies — Tammy Smecker-Hane

9:45-10:05
Contributed Talk: The Dirt on Dry Mergers - Vandana Desai

10:05-10:25
Contributed Talk: Local Galaxies in Global Contexts — Dennis Zaritsky

10:30-11:00
Coffee break / poster viewing

11:00-11:45
Invited Review Talk 2: History of Star Formation in the Universe — Ranga Chary

11:45-12:05
Invited Talk: Star formation at z<1: Galaxy Mergers vs. Gas Accretion - Jennifer Lotz

12:05-12:25
Contributed talk: The star formation rate density at z~4-10: Deep Lyman-break galaxy searches and the UV-perspective — Rychard Bouwens

12:30-2:00 Lunch (on your own)

2:00-2:15 Very short contributions ( 1-5 min each)

2:15-3:45
Break-out groups meet, formulate discussion
Coffee provided

  1. Star Formation over cosmic time Issues: gas-rich mergers, environments of high-redshift galaxies, effects of interactions/starbursts as a function of redshift, Young, sub-L* and L* galaxies at high-z
    Chairs: Mark Dickinson, Greg Rudnick
  2. History of Star Formation in nearby galaxies and the Milky Way Issues: the IMF, binaries, observational constraints, shape and evolution, metallicity, histories in local group galaxies
    Chairs: Knut Olsen, Andrew Dolphin

3:45 - 5:00
Discussion, all participants together, led by breakout session leaders.
Meeting wrap-up and conclusion

Program for March 17, 2010.

 
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