EPoS 2008 Program
  M O N D A Y 28 July 2008  
11:00 Start of the registration
12:20 Arrival of the airport shuttle bus
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:10 10+0 Jürgen Steinacker Welcome and Introduction
Chair Joao Alves Molecular Clouds
14:10-15:00 40+10 Charlie Lada The physical nature of dense cores and the role of pressure in the initial stages of star formation
15:00-15:30 25+5 Clare Dobbs Revealing the formation and properties of GMCs through galaxy simulations
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-16:30 25+5 Fabian Heitsch New approaches to understanding the formation of molecular clouds and stars
16:30-17:20 5+45 DISCUSSION (Moderator: James Di Francesco)
17:20-18:30 POSTER SESSION
18:30 Dinner
  T U E S D A Y 29 July 2008  
08:00-09:00 Breakfast
Chair Fumitaka Nakamura Clusters, Fragmentation, Early Phases of Disks
09:00-09:50 40+10 Thomas Megeath The formation and early evolution of clusters and associations
09:50-10:20 25+5 Paul Clark The thermodynamic evolution of GMCs and the formation of clusters
10:20-10:50 Coffee break
10:50-11:40 40+10 Ralf Klessen Fragmentation of turbulent molecular clouds and star formation
11:40-12:30 40+10 Jes Jorgensen Observations of the earliest stages of protostellar disks
12:30-14:00 Lunch
Chair Ralf Klessen Magnetic Fields
14:00-14:50 40+10 Shantanu Basu Magnetic fields: recent progress and future tests
14:50-15:20 25+5 Richard Crutcher Magnetic fields and star formation: new observational tests and analyses, and surprising new results
15:20-15:50 Coffee break
15:50-16:20 25+5 Ralph Pudritz The role of magnetic fields in star formation
16:20-16:50 25+5 Fumitaka Nakamura Magnetically regulated star formation in low-mass Star forming regions
16:50-17:20 25+5 Helen Kirk Constraining the environment of star-forming regions: from observations to simulations and back again
17:20-18:20 5+55 DISCUSSION (Moderator: Antonella Natta)
18:30 Dinner
  W E D N E S D A Y 30 July 2008  
08:00-08:50 Breakfast
Chair Richard Klein Massive Stars
08:50-09:40 40+10 Henrik Beuther Massive star formation: major questions and potential answers
09:40-10:10 25+5 Sarah Ragan Constraining conditions of cluster formation: paving the way for the ALMA age
10:10-10:40 25+5 Frederique Motte Properties of high-mass protostars and massive pre-stellar cores at the dawn of Herschel and ALMA
10:40-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 25+5 Thomas Henning The earliest stages of massive stars - the search continues
11:30-12:00 25+5 Hendrik Linz Dissecting massive YSOs with MIR interferometry
12:00-12:30 25+5 Rolf Chini M17 - a test bed for the formation of high-mass stars
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:50 40+10 Sebastian Maret Chemical evolution during the early phases of low mass star formation
14:50-15:20 25+5 Malcolm Walmsley Tracing the dense component in prestellar cores
15:20-16:10 5+45 DISCUSSION (Moderator: Thomas Henning)
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17:50 45+35 FOCUS GROUP The role of magnetic fields in star formation
Convenor: Dick Crutcher
17:50-18:30 40+0 Hans Zinnecker Multiplicity of massive stars
18:30 Dinner
  T H U R S D A Y 31 July 2008  
08:00-09:00 Breakfast
Chair Charlie Lada Low-Mass Cores
09:00-09:50 40+10 Mario Tafalla Low-mass cores: achievements and challenges
09:50-10:20 25+5 Eric Keto Models of starless cores
10:20-10:50 Coffee break
10:50-11:20 25+5 Joao Alves The dark future of star formation
11:20-12:30 15+55 FOCUS GROUP Space missions for star- and planet formation
Convenor: Harold Yorke
12:30-14:00 Lunch
Chair Ralph Pudritz Existing and New Roads for Early Phase Star Formation Research: Modeling
14:00-14:30 25+5 Robi Banerjee Molecular cloud formation out of the magnetized ISM
14:30-15:00 25+5 Alyssa Goodman Ready-to-Eat?: What early "taste-tests" say about modern simulations of star formation
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:20 15+35 FOCUS GROUP Participating in star formation taste tests
Convenor: Alyssa Goodman
Chair Rolf Chini Existing and New Roads for Early Phase Star Formation Research: Theory
16:20-16:50 25+5 Richard Klein The effects of feedback on the formation of high mass stars
16:50-17:20 25+5 Matthew Bate Radiation hydrodynamical simulations of the earliest stages of low-mass star formation
17:20-18:20 5+55 DISCUSSION (Moderator: Malcolm Walmsley)
18:30 Dinner
  F R I D A Y 1 August 2008  
08:00-09:00 Breakfast
Chair Henrik Beuther Existing and New Roads for Early Phase Star Formation Research: Observations
09:00-09:50 40+10 Leonardo Testi ALMA - status, capabilities, future possible developments, and outlook on (early phase) star formation research with this facility
09:50-10:20 25+5 Marco Lombardi The three-dimensional structure of giant molecular clouds: current status and prospects with GAIA
10:20-10:50 25+5 Philippe Andre Probing the demography of core formation with Herschel surveys
10:50-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:00 30+0 Doug Johnstone Conference summary
12:00-12:30 5+25 FINAL DISCUSSION (Moderator: Harold Yorke)
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00 Departure of the airport shuttle bus