The Early Phase of Star Formation
The MPIA conference series at Ringberg Castle, Germany
                 
The participants have chosen (half-seriously) their position according to the question:
Which part badly needs a better support in the research of early-phase star formation?"


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1=Shantanu Basu, 2=Fabian Heitsch, 3=Dmitry Wiebe, 4=Doug Johnstone, 5=Paul Clark, 6=Dimitris Stamatelos, 7=Ralf Klessen, 8=Eric Keto, 9=Alyssa Goodman, 10=Anthony Whitworth, 11=Robi Banerjee, 12=Juergen Steinacker, 13=Rolf Kuiper, 14=Clare Dobbs, 15=Ralf Pudritz, 16=Fumitaka Nakamura, 17=Matthew Bate, 18=Rachel Friesen, 19=Melissa Enoch, 20=Antonella Natta, 21=Henrik Beuther, 22=Takashi Hosokawa, 23=Wolf Dapp, 24=Richard Klein, 25=Jens Kauffmann, 26=Sami Dib, 27=Charlie Lada, 28=Joao Alves, 29=Hans Zinnecker, 30=Cassie Fallscheer, 31=Hal Yorke, 32=Malcolm Walmsley, 33=Sebastien Maret, 34=James Di Francesco, 35=Jes Jorgensen, 36=Kazi Rygl, 37=Thomas Troland, 38=Philippe Andre, 39=Rolf Chini, 40=Sarah Ragan, 41=Vera Hoffmeister, 42=Tatiana Vasyunina, 43=Frederic Schuller, 44=Martin Hennemann, 46=Tom Megeath, 47=Masaaki Hiramatsu, 48=Takeshi Sakai, 49=Mario Tafalla, 50=Thomas Henning, 51=Dieter Nuernberger, 52=Helen Kirk, 53=Pamela Klaassen, 54=Frederique Motte, 55=Anaelle Maury

Not in the picture: Richard Crutcher, Hendrik Linz, Marco Lombardi, Markus Nielbock, Dmitry Semenov (photographer), Leonardo Testi
The EPoS way: Large group, small room, remote location. Consider all aspects. Short talks, intense discussions.