Archivi tag: Observations

Fifteen Years of Science with Chandra

The meeting will highlight key science results from the past fifteen years and a panel discussion focusing on key science topics for the next 10+ years of operation of the Chandra X-ray Observatory. Topics and themes will emphasize high resolution imaging and spectroscopy, observations and theory, including related data from other observatories. Continua a leggere Fifteen Years of Science with Chandra

Planet Formation and Evolution 2014

The goal of this workshop is to provide a common platform for scientists working in the fields of star- and planet formation, exo-planets, astrobiology, and planetary research in general. Most importantly, this workshop is aimed at stimulating and intensifying the dialogue between researchers using various approaches, observations, theory, and laboratory studies.  Continua a leggere Planet Formation and Evolution 2014

Galactic and Extragalactic Star Formation

The conference will be held from Monday 8 to Friday 12 September 2014 in Marseille at the congress center “Palais du Pharo” located on the “Vieux Port”. It will focus on observational and computational star formation in the Milky Way and external galaxies, emphasizing the link between these fields. The first aim of this meeting is to bring together the Galactic and extragalactic communities to exchange new results and discuss the perspectives offered by rich existing and forthcoming facilities such as Herschel, Spitzer, Sofia, JWST, as well as radio-telescopes and interferometers such as ALMA, EVLA and the future NOEMA and SKA. The second aim of the conference is to confront the latest results regarding analytical models and simulations to detailed observations of clouds and star formation in the Milky Way and other galaxies. Continua a leggere Galactic and Extragalactic Star Formation

AGN vs star formation: the fate of the gas in galaxies

How is AGN activity connected to star formation? This remains one of the key unsolved questions in astronomy and cosmology. Both processes are efficiently driven by a cold gas supply and we therefore may expect a loose connection. However, a slew of empirical and theoretical evidence suggest an unexpectedly tight symbiotic link between AGN activity and star formation, whereby the fuelling and regulation of one process is dictated by the other. The effectiveness of this fuelling and regulation and (most crucially) whether it is predominantly dictated by AGN activity or star formation is a matter is intense debate, and has important implications for the growth of galaxies and black holes over cosmic time.

The objective of this international workshop is to bring together observers and theorists to discuss the connection between AGN activity and star formation on small (<100 pc), large (~0.1-10 kpc), and cosmological scales to address the following key questions:

  • What evidence is there for a symbiotic connection between AGN activity and star formation?
  • What physical processes drive gas into the centre/how does AGN and star formation compete for cold gas?
  • How does star formation control AGN activity?
  • What impact does AGN activity have on star formation?
  • How different would the Universe look without AGNs?
  • What key tests and observations do we need to make progress in the field?

Poster of the workshop

Astronomical Polarimetry 2014

ASTROPOL 2014 is the next of a series of large international conferences held regularly, every 5 years or so. The aim of this series of conferences is to bring together all researchers interested in astronomical polarimetry to discuss the most recent results and advances, technical and scientific. The previous ASTROPOL meetings were held in Baie St-Paul, Quebec, Canada, in 2008 and in Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, in 2004 and gathered 150+ participants from all over the world. The 2014 meeting will be co-organised by the European COST action “polarisation as a tool to study the solar system and beyond”. See http://www.polarisation.eu. Continua a leggere Astronomical Polarimetry 2014