The Early Phase of Star Formation
The MPIA conference series at Ringberg Castle, Germany
                 
EPoS 2010 Program
  M O N D A Y 14 June 2010  
11:00 Start of the registration
12:20 Arrival of the airport shuttle bus
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:15 15 + 0 Jürgen Steinacker Welcome and Introduction
Molecular Clouds
Chair: Aurore Bacmann
14:15 - 15:05 42 + 8 Neal Evans Molecular Clouds: Basic Properties and Stellar Production
15:05 - 15:35 25 + 5 Enrique Vazquez-Semadeni Star Formation by Hierarchical Gravitational Fragmentation
15:35 - 16:05 25 + 5 Jens Kauffmann Mass-Size Studies of Regions of low-mass and high-mass Star Formation
16:05 - 16:35 Coffee break
16:35 - 17:05 25 + 5 Robi Banerjee Star formation efficiency and lifetime of molecular clouds
17:05 - 17:35 25 + 5 Gary Fuller The Properties of A New Catalogue of Spitzer Infrared Dark Clouds
17:35 - 18:30 5 + 50 DISCUSSION (Moderator: Ralph Pudritz)
18:30 Dinner
 
  T U E S D A Y 15 June 2010  
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
Turbulence
Chair: Andi Burkert
09:00 - 09:50 42 + 8 Mordecai-Mark Mac Low What is the role of turbulence in molecular cloud formation and evolution?
09:50 - 10:20 25 + 5 Fabian Heitsch Setting the Star Formation Rate & Efficiency: Revisiting the Role of Turbulence and Magnetic Fields
10:20 - 10:50 25 + 5 Jaime Pineda Direct Observation of a Sharp Transition to Coherence in Dense Cores
10:50 - 11:10 Coffee break
Herschel: Exciting First Results
Chair: Laurant Pagani
11:10 - 11:40 25 + 5 Philippe Andre Initial highlights from the Herschel Gould Belt survey
11:40 - 12:10 25 + 5 Sergio Molinari From Clouds to Young Stellar Objects and back again: the all-in-one view from the Herschel infrared Galactic Plane Survey
12:10 - 12:40 25 + 5 Thomas Megeath The Herschel Orion Protostar Survey (HOPS)
12:40 - 14:00 Lunch
Cores & Collapse
Chair: Isabelle Baraffe
14:00 - 14:40 33 + 7 Yancy Shirley Cores and Collapse: Observations of Cores & Collapse
14:40 - 15:10 25 + 5 Aurore Bacmann Kinematics of pre-stellar cores: fast infall
15:10 - 15:40 25 + 5 Mario Tafalla Understanding the origin of outflows and their feedback on cores: the case of IRAS 04166+2706
15:40 - 16:10 Coffee break
16:10 - 16:40 25 + 5 Jürgen Steinacker "Coreshine" - the New Window to Explore Dust Growth in Cores
16:40 - 17:30 5 + 45 DISCUSSION (Moderator: Malcolm Walmsley)
17:30 - 18:30 POSTER SESSION)
18:30 Dinner
 
  W E D N E S D A Y 16 June 2008  
08:00 - 08:50 Breakfast
Cores & COllapse
Chair: Satoshi Yamamoto
09:00 - 09:40 33 + 8 Patrick Hennebelle Cores & Collapse: Theories
09:40 - 10:10 25 + 5 Eric Keto What the starless cores tell us about the physics of the ISM
10:10 - 10:40 25 + 5 Gilles Chabrier Understanding the stellar initial mass function
10:40 - 11:10 Coffee break
11:10 - 11:40 25 + 5 Phil Myers How do protostars get their masses?
Early Phases of Disks
Chair: Satoshi Yamamoto
11:40 - 12:30 42 + 8 Jes Jorgensen The formation and early evolution of circumstellar disks
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Chemistry
Chair: Dmitry Wiebe
14:00 - 14:50 42 + 8 Edwin Bergin Chemistry and Star Formation
14:50 - 15:20 25 + 5 Laurent Pagani Deuteration of prestellar cores and the role of the ortho/para H2 ratio
15:20 - 15:40 Coffee break
15:40 - 16:10 25 + 5 Doug Johnstone The Problem of Dense Gas Tracers in Perseus: Relating the N2H + , NH3, and Dust Continuum Properties of Pre- and Proto-Stellar Cores
16:10 - 16:40 25 + 5 Nami Sakai Chemical Diversity of Low-Mass Star Forming Regions; Peculiar Compositions in L1527 and IRAS15398-3359
16:40 - 17:20 5 + 35 DISCUSSION (Moderator: Peter Schilke)
Session
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17:20 - 18:30
15 + 55 FOCUS GROUP Large-Scale Structure in Molecular Clouds
Convenors: Jens Kauffmann, Alyssa Goodman, Mario Tafalla
15 + 55 FOCUS GROUP The Herschel satellite: the new observing tool for EPoS aficionados and aficionadas
Convenors: Markus Nielbock, Hendrik Linz
18:30 Dinner
 
  T H U R S D A Y 17 June 2010  
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
Magnetic Fields
Chair: Aake Nordlund
09:00 - 09:50 42 + 8 Richard Crutcher The Role of Magnetic Fields in Star Formation
09:50 - 10:20 25 + 5 Fumitaka Nakamura A Significant Role of Magnetic Field and Protostellar Turbulence on the Formation and Evolution of Dense Cores in Clustered vs. Distributed Star Formation
10:20 - 10:50 Coffee break
10:50 - 11:20 25 + 5 Paolo Padoan The Magnetic Field Strength in Molecular Clouds
11:20 - 11:50 25 + 5 Thomas Troland Prelude to Star Formation - The Mass-to-Flux Ratio in Galactic GMCs
Session
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11:50 - 12:40
50 TIME FOR PROJECTS
10 + 40 FOCUS GROUP Magnetic Field Observations: Testing Star Formation Theory
Convenor: Richard Crutcher
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Massive Stars
Chair: Leonardo Testi
14:00 - 14:50 42 + 8 Henrik Beuther The formation and early evolution of high-mass stars
14:50 - 15:20 25 + 5 Alyssa Goodman Under- appreciated Players? The Role of B-Star Winds in Molecular Clouds
15:20 - 15:50 Coffee break
15:50 - 16:20 25 + 5 Richard Klein The Feedback Effects of Protostellar Outflows on High Mass and Low Mass Star Formation
16:20 - 17:10 5 + 45 DISCUSSION (Moderator: Thomas Henning)
Session
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17:10 - 18:30
15 + 65 FOCUS GROUP The Formation of Rich Clusters
Convenors: Eric Feigelson
15 + 65 FOCUS GROUP Computational Challenges: Where do we go from here?
Convenors: Richard Klein
18:30 Dinner
 
  F R I D A Y 18 June 2010  
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
Massive Stars
Chair: Eric Feigleson
09:00 - 09:30 25 + 5 Joao Alves It's not that massive stars are found in clusters, it's clusters that are found around massive stars
09:30 - 10:00 25 + 5 Robert O'Dell Multiple Centers of Star Formation in the Orion Nebula
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 - 11:20 50 + 0 John Bally Conference summary
11:20 - 12:20 5 + 25 FINAL DISCUSSION (Moderator: Arnold Benz)
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.