The Early Phase of Star Formation
The MPIA conference series at Ringberg Castle, Germany
                 
EPoS 2006 Aphorisms

These phrases have been gathered during the conference and cited during the summary talks by Ian and Matthew.

We paint in black and white whereas reality is grey.
Aake Nordlund
How low can you go before you have to worry about the vermin?
Tyler Bourke
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People who do chemistry are very brave.
Alyssa Goodman
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It seems bonkers to ignore what we see locally when interpreting more distant objects.
Lee Hartmann
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Sometimes I worry that we are not including the essential physics.
Matthew Bate
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Can you please let the chairman chair the session!
Telemachos Mouschovias
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PowerPoint science.
Thomas Megeath
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It is always a temptation to over-interpret the results from numerical simulations.
Mordecai-Mark Mac Low
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Star Formation follows such a diversity of paths no simple model can expect to capture them all.
Dirk Froebrich
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We had a frank exchange of views, but little communication.
Lee Hartmann, referring to an earlier communication with a colleague
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Thank you for a very nice and depressing talk.
Joao Alves
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I hope this scares you not too much.
Henrik Beuther
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If you assume the wrong model, you are screwed.
Eric Keto
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We send up a 150 Million Dollar satellite and all we get back is a flat image.
Jürgen Steinacker
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No Bok globule is an island.
Tyler Bourke
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I'll call your ambipolar diffusion and raise you a Bonnor Ebert Spear.
Doug Johnstone
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There is more room to wiggle out when you include free parameters.
Dick Crutcher
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Everyone can be simultaneously correct.
Alyssa Goodman
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At most one model can be correct.
Aake Nordlund
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We are willing to live with observational results once the uncertainties have been removed.
Telemachos Mouschovias
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Most, if not all, of my models are wrong.
Shantanu Basu
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When we see H2, we see Star Formation.
Lee Hartmann
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Molecular clouds do not form stars. Dense cores form stars.
Philippe Andre
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Why do clouds not form stars?
Doug Johnstone
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Do stars leave clouds or clouds leave stars?
Alyssa Goodman
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Do stareless cores turn into chickens or omlettes?
Jennifer Hatchell
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Cores do not interact.
Philippe Andre
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The EPoS way: Large group, small room, remote location. Consider all aspects. Short talks, intense discussions.