The Early Phase of Star Formation
The MPIA conference series at Ringberg Castle, Germany
                 
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
Molecular Clouds
Chair: Joao Alves
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
Clusters, Fragmentation, Early Phases of Disks
Chair: Fumitaka Nakamura
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
Magnetic Fields
Chair: Ralf Klessen
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
Massive Stars
Chair: Richard Klein
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
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PROJECT MEETINGS, POSTERS, WALKS...
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
Low-mass cores
Chair: Charlie Lada
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
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PROJECT MEETINGS, POSTERS, WALKS...
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Existing and New Roads for Early Phase Star Formation Research: Modeling
Chair: Ralph Pudritz
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
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PROJECT MEETINGS, POSTERS, WALKS...
Existing and New Roads for Early Phase Star Formation Research: Theory
Chair: Rolf Chini
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
Existing and New Roads for Early Phase Star Formation Research: Observations
Chair: Henrik Beuther
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
 
The EPoS way: Large group, small room, remote location. Consider all aspects. Short talks, intense discussions.