Feeding, Feedback, and Fireworks

Late in June 2013, the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) will be holding an international astronomy conference which will be hosted in the tropical paradise of Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia. The meeting, entitled “Feeding, Feedback, and Fireworks: Celebrating Our Cosmic Landscape“, will be the 6th of the Southern Cross Conference Series, jointly supported by the AAO and CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS). The Southern Cross Astrophysics Conferences are held annually around Australia with the aim of attracting international experts with wide ranging skills to discuss a particular astrophysical topic. This conference will focus on galaxy evolution and how various feedback and feeding processes transfer energy into and out of galaxies. We intend to bring together observations, from radio to X-rays, and the best available theoretical models, to create a more complete picture of our cosmic landscape.