The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has been producing a growing number of impressive and scientifically compelling results as the most powerful mm/submm interferometer in the world. Held in central Tokyo, the aim of this four day conference is to highlight the most recent science results from ALMA obtained during the first three years of science operations, and to motivate future collaboration among researchers around the world. Continua a leggere Revolution in Astronomy with ALMA
From Stars to Life – Connecting our understanding of star formation, planet formation, astrochemistry and astrobiology. Science topics: Star Formation (including isolated and clustered star formation), Circumstellar Disks, Planet Formation, Exoplanets (including search and characterization), Solar System constraints, Astrochemistry, Prebiotic Chemistry. We would like to understand the physical and chemical processes that lead to habitable planet formation, starting from the simplest interstellar medium initial conditions of pre-stellar cores, through star formation, accretion & protoplanetary disk evolution, and planet & planetary system formation & evolution. We will discuss theoretical, observational and laboratory constraints on these processes. The conference aims to foster inter and multidisciplinary collaboration between researchers interested in these topics.