Institute of Astronomy



as at 12 June 2018

Final Programme

Sunday July 1 

17:00-19:30: Welcome Reception at Churchill College, Jock Colville Lawn 

Monday July 2 

9:00-9:10: Welcome words (Richard G McMahon, Director of the Institute of Astronomy)

9:10-9:40: Thijs Van der Hulst: Historical overview of the early days of star formation studies

9:40-10:10: Adam Leroy: The star formation law: an observational perspective (Invited Talk)

10:10-10:30: Andreas Schruba: Physical processes that regulate star formation in nearby galaxies

10:30-11:00: Coffee break

11:00-11:30: Rob Kennicutt & Mithi Alexa de los Reyes: Revisiting the Global Star Formation Law 

11:30-11:50: Juan Molina: A kinematic analysis of the molecular gas content in H-ATLAS galaxies at z ~ 0.1-0.3 using ALMA

11:50-12:10: Sarah Leslie: Bridging the gap: resolved Kennicutt-Schmidt relation at intermediate redshift z~0.3

12:10-12:30: Elias Brinks: The radio continuum - star formation relation

12:30-14:00: Lunch break

14:00-14:30: Diederik Kruijssen: The (non-)linearity of the star formation law in analytical and numerical models (Invited Talk)

14:30-14:50: Cecilia Bacchini: The volumetric star formation law: a fundamental relation for nearby spiral galaxies

14:50-15:10: Blakesley Burkhart: A new analytic model for the star formation law, from galactic clouds to galaxies

15:10-15:30: Gustavo Bruzual: State of the art population synthesis models

15:30-16:00: Coffee break

16:00-16:30: Amelie Saintonge: Molecular gas, dust and star formation across the local galaxy population (Invited Talk)

16:30-16:50: Sambit Roychowdhury: The Kennicutt-Schmidt relation in the HI dominated regime

16:50-17:10: Christine Wilson: Dense gas and star cluster formation in the Antennae merger

17:10-17:30: Sebastien Viaene: Dense gas and star formation in Andromeda

17:30-17:50: María Jimenez-Donaire: The EMPIRE survey: probing the dense, immediately star-forming gas across nearby galaxies

18:00-18:30: Special highlight talk by Richard Ellis

18:30-20:30: Wine & Cheese evening  (IoA) 

Tuesday July 3  

9:00-09:30: Yingjie Peng: Star formation quenching in the galaxy population (Invited Talk)

9:30-09:50: Brent Groves: A SAMI view of SFR profiles in galaxies

9:50-10:10: Stephen Eales: The Herschel view of the galaxy population - an emerging paradigm

10:10-10:30: Fatemeh Tabatabaei: Discovery of massive star formation quenching by non-thermal effects in the centre of NGC 1097

10:30-11:00: Coffee break

11:00-11:20: Guido Roberts-Borsani: The nature and prevalence of cold gas outflows across the local SFR-M* plane

11:20-11:40: Andrin Flütsch: Evidence for quenching in local galaxies from molecular and ionised outflow observations

11:40-12:10: Sally Oey: The interaction of radiative and mechanical feedback in LyC escape (Invited Talk)

12:10-12:30: Matthew Lehnert: The impact of radio jets on galaxies: feedback on galaxy to halo scales

12:30-14:00: Lunch break

14:00-14:30: Eva Schinnerer: Star Formation and Galactic Environment (Invited Talk)

14:30-14:50: Francoise Combes: Quenching by AGN feedback and environment

14:50-15:10: Wako Ishibashi: Triggering star formation via AGN radiative feedback

15:10-15:30: James Trussler: The star-forming progenitors of local passive galaxies quenched primarily through starvation

15:30-16:00: Coffee break

16:00-16:20: Ute Lisenfeld: Suppresion of star formation in transitioning galaxies in Compact Groups 

16:20-16:40: Bianca Poggianti: Star formation and gas in galaxies undergoing stripping: the GASP survey

16:40-17:00: Jacopo Fritz: The star formation - ram pressure connection in Jellyfish galaxies

17:00-17:20: Cristina Catalán-Torrecilla: Spatially-resolved analysis of the SFR: insights on the activation and quenching mechanisms in bulges and discs

17:20-17:50: Bruce Elmegreen: Triggering of star formation from a theoretical point of view: gas dynamics, environment, and instabilities (Invited Talk)

Wednesday July 4  

9:00-09:30: Angela Adamo: Clustered star formation from redshift ~3 to 0: linking parsec to galactic scale physical processes (Invited Talk)

9:30-09:50: Giacomo Venturi: Outflows versus star formation in nearby AGN from the MAGNUM survey

9:50-10:10: Bernd Husemann: The star formation properties of QSO host galaxies and the limited impact of outflows

10:10-10:30: Rob Gallagher: Widespread and efficient star fomation inside galactic outflows: a new major route of galaxy formation 

10:30-11:00: Coffee break

11:00-11:20: Jorge Barrera-Ballesteros: SDSS-IV MaNGA: Testing the local regulation of star formation

11:20-11:50: Mark Krumholz: Star formation, turbulence, transport, and feedback: towards a unified model for the dynamical state of galactic discs (Invited Talk)

11:50-12:10: David Fisher: Testing feedback regulated star formation in turbulent, clumpy discs

12:10-12:30: Diane Salim: A new turbulence-regulated star formation law

12:30-13:00: Clare Dobbs: Spiral arms in galaxies and GMC formation (Invited Talk)

13:00-...: Free afternoon

18:15-23:00: Conference dinner at King’s College

Thursday July 5  

9:00-09:30: Margaret Meixner: Drivers for star formation on the small (pc to kpc) scale in galaxies: an observational perspective (Invited Talk)

9:30-09:50: Jacob Ward: Not all stars form in clusters - measuring the kinematics of OB associations with Gaia

9:50-10:10: Dyas Utomo: Star formation efficiency at cloud scales in nearby galaxies

10:10-10:30: Christopher M. Faesi: The star formation law from clouds to galaxies

10:30-11:00: Coffee break

11:00-11:30: Neal Evans: The central problem of star formation: why so slow? (Invited Talk)

11:30-11:50: Miguel Querejeta: Testing the laws of star formation in a newborn galaxy

11:50-12:10: Clifton Johnson: Beyond the Milky Way: star formation efficiencies of low-mass molecular clouds in the Small Magellanic Cloud

12:10-12:30: Jin Koda: Star formation and the IMF in the outskirts of nearby galaxies

12:30-14:00: Lunch break

14:00-14:20: Sean Linden: A multi-wavelength study of massive star-forming regions in luminous infrared galaxies in GOALS

14:20:14:40: Alberto Bolatto: The central engine and outflows in the nuclear starburst of NGC 253 as revealed by ALMA

14:40-15:10: Joao Alves: Lessons for the local neighbourhood (Invited Talk) 

15:10-15:30: Sarah Jeffreson: A general theory for the lifetimes of giant molecular clouds under the influence of galactic dynamics

15:30-16:00: Coffee break

16:00-16:20: Jouni Kainulainen: How do the SFR models perform at the scale of individual molecular clouds?

16:20-16:40: Miaomiao Zhang: Star-forming content of the Galactic giant molecular filaments

16:40-17:10: Stefanie Walch: Molecular cloud formation and dispersal by stellar feedback (Invited Talk)

17:10-17:30: Melanie Chevance: A systematic characterisation of the evolutionary cycling between molecular clouds, star formation, and feedback in nearby galaxies

17:30-17:50: Samuel Geen: Delving past chaos and stochasticity in Galactic star formation

Friday July 6 

9:00-09:30: Florent Renaud: Cosmic evolution of star formation (Invited Talk)

9:30-09:50: Desika Narayanan: The CO-H2 conversion factor in galaxies, and implications for dark gas and the star formation law in galaxies

9:50-10:10: Gary Mamon: The frequency of very young galaxies in the Local Universe: do models agree with observations?

10:10-10:30: J.D.Smith: PAH emission and star formation: a census and prospectus

10:30-11:00: Coffee break

11:00-11:30: Emanuele Daddi: Star formation law(s) in the distant Universe (Invited Talk)

11:30-11:50: Miroslava Dessauges-Zavadsky: Molecular cloud properties at z=1

11:50-12:10: Raoul Canameras: Planck's Dusty GEMS. Star formation and feedback in a maximum starburst at z = 3 seen at 60-pc resolution

12:10-12:30: Marianne Girard: Kinematics of low mass and/or low SFR galaxies at 1.4<z<3.5 with the KMOS Lensing Survey (KLENS)

12:30-14:10: Lunch break

14:10-14:30: Matt Bothwell: Atomic carbon: a better way to observe high-z molecular gas?

14:30-14:50: Chentao Yang: Molecular gas in high-redshift strongly lensed dusty starbursts as traced by multiple-J CO lines

14:50-15:10: Rodrigo Herrera-Camus: Powerful molecular and ionised outflow in a massive, main-sequence galaxy at the peak of cosmic star formation activity

15:10-15:30: Kate Rowlands: Caught in the act: using post-starburst galaxies to chart galaxy transformation over cosmic time 

15:30-16:00: Coffee break

16:00-16:20: Omar Almaini: Structural transformation and quenching in high-redshift post-starburst galaxies

16:20-16:40: Philipp Lang: Gas fraction and depletion time of massive star-forming galaxies beyond z=3 in COSMOS

16:40-17:00: Irene Shivaei: A thorough study of star formation rate diagnostics at intermediate redshifts

17:00-17:20: Final words by Evan Skillman and Daniela Calzetti



Poster 2: Extreme depletion time variation across the disc of the mildly interacting galaxy NGC 2276

Poster 8: Internal variations in empirical oxygen abundances for giant HII regions in the galaxy NGC 2403

Poster 9: Multiwavelength study of the star formation in NGC 628 

Poster 10: Determining the nature of [CII] 150micron emission: an improved star formation rate indicator 

Poster 11: Revisiting the M-Z-SFR relation in emission line galaxies 

Poster 15: Effects of early stages of tidal interactions on the star formation law in the NGC 3110 galaxy 

Poster 16: Star formation quenching in the CALIFA galaxies 

Poster 20: Radial star formation histories in nearby galaxies 

Poster 23: Star formation in type II quasar host galaxies 

Poster 24: Inefficient jet-induced star formation in Centaurus A: high resolution ALMA observations of the northern filaments 

Poster 26: How superbubble-powered, entropy-driven outflows regulate star formation and bulge growth in disc galaxies 

Poster 34: Multiphase modelling of star forming regions in the Magellanic Clouds 

Poster 36: An investigation of the Star Formation Rate in NGC 3344 based on the newly discovered Supernova Remnants with SITELLE

Poster 37: CO isotopes in nearby EMPIRE galaxies 

Poster 38: Star-forming regions in nearby galaxies with SITELLE

Poster 41: Bar effects on chemical properties of HII regions 

Poster 45: Galactic-scale evolutionary description of molecular cloud mass functions in the multiphase interstellar medium

Poster 47: New features in the STARLIGHT spectral synthesis code: Additional constraints from photometry and emission lines 

Poster 50: Co-evolution of black hole accretion and star formation in galaxies 

Poster 51: PAHs trace the molecular gas in star-forming galaxies 

Poster 56: First high-resolution comparison of [CII]/CO emission in z~3 galaxies 

Poster 61: Reproducing the evolution of the galaxy star-forming main sequence 

Poster 62: Measuring hydrostatic balance in the FIRE galaxy formation simulations 









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