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:
Can we make substantial progress in understanding the early phase of star formation
by studying the Initial Mass Function and the Core Mass Function?
(left: NO, right: YES)


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1=Jürgen Steinacker, 2=Markus Nielbock, 3=Paul Clark, 4=Fabian Heitsch, 5=Peter Schilke, 6=Phil Myers, 7=Enrique Vazquez-Semadeni, 8=Andi Burkert, 9=Leonardo Testi, 10=Thomas Henning, 11=Richard Klein, 12=Sergio Molinari, 13=Eric Keto, 14=Satoshi Yamamoto, 15=John Bally, 16=Yancy Shirley, 17=Patrick Hennebelle, 18=Tim van Kempen 19=Alyssa Goodman, 20=Rowan Smith, 21=Benoit Commercon, 22=Edwin Bergin, 23=Robi Banerjee, 24=Gille Chabrier 25=Aurore Bacmann, 26=Gary Fuller, 27=Pamela Klaassen 28=Nami Sakai, 29=Arnold Benz, 30=Megan Reiter, 31=Eric Feigelson, 32=Lars Kristensen 33=Aake Nordlund, 34=Jouni Kainulainen, 35=Jens Kauffmann, 36=Thomas Megeath, 37=Sarah Ragan, 38=Ralph Pudritz, 39=Laurent Pagani, 40=Hendrik Linz, 41=Anaelle Maury, 42=Kengo Tomida, 43=Richard Crutcher, 44=Martin Hennemann, 45=Fumitaka Nakamura, 46=Elaine Winston 47=Arjan Bik, 48=Nicolas Peretto, 49=Mordecai-Mark Mac Low, 50=Dmitry Wiebe, 51=Mario Tafalla, 53=Jaime Pineda, 54=Neal Evans, 55=Helen Kirk, 56=Tatiana Vasyunina, 57=Alvaro Hacar 58=Malcolm Wamsley, 59=Yuan Wang, 60=Philippe Andre, 61=Rolf Kuiper, 62=Henrik Beuther, 63=Richard O'Dell, 64=Paolo Padoan, 65=Doug Johnstone
Not on the picture: Jes Jorgenson, Thomas Troland, Joao Alves, Isabelle Baraffe, Kaitlin Kratter
The EPoS way: Large group, small room, remote location. Consider all aspects. Short talks, intense discussions.