The MPIA conference series at Ringberg Castle
EPoS 2024 Objectives
Since the discovery of Bok globules in the 1940s, the initial phase of the star formation process has been the target of intense scientific research, and yet we are unable to arrive at a generally accepted paradigm. EPoS meetings cover all aspects, but EPoS 2024 was designed to especially address the aspect
Answering the Big Questions: Are we making progress?
This includes identifying the big questions, evaluating the accomplished progress in answering them, how the remaining obstacles are dealt with, and an outlook what future path can be taken to arrive at an answer.

Individual astrophysical topics of interest are: accretion, binarity, chemistry, clustered SF, collapse, core mass function, cosmic dust, cosmic rays, cores, disks, extra-galactic SF, feedback of SF, filaments, fragmentation, high-mass SF, initial mass function, jets, low-mass SF, magnetic fields, molecular clouds, outflows, triggered SF, turbulence, and X-rays.
The EPoS way: Large group, small room, remote location. Consider all aspects. Short talks, intense discussions.
invented and organized by Jürgen Steinacker & Aurore Bacmann
The EPoS webpages currently offer 1440+ pages with 1.7 GB of information.