Institute of Astronomy


as at 9 April 2018

Final Programme

Sunday July 1 

Welcome drinks at Churchill College, Jock Colville Lawn

Monday July 2 

9:00-9:10: Welcome talk (Director of the Institute of Astronomy)

9:10-9:40: Thijs Van der Hulst: Overview

9:40-10:10: Adam Leroy: TBD (Invited Talk)

10:10-10:30: Andreas Scruba: 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: TBD

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: TBD (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

18:30-21:00: Welcome reception - Cheese & Wine  (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: Kate Rowlands: Caught in the act: using post-starburst galaxies to chart galaxy transformation over cosmic time

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: TBD (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: Bianca Poggianti: Star formation and gas in galaxies undergoing stripping: the GASP survey

16:20-16:40: Bernd Husemann: The star formation properties of QSO host galaxies and the limited impact of outflows

16:40-17:00: Cristina Catalán-Torrecilla: Spatially-resolved analysis of the SFR: insights on the activation and quenching mechanisms in bulges and discs

17:00-17:30: Bruce Elmegreen: Triggering of star formation from a theoretical point of view: gas dynamics, environment, and instabilities (Invited Talk)

17:30-17:50: Martin Krause: Jet-regulated star formation

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: Rob Gallagher: The laws of star formation inside galactic outflows

10:10-10:30: Jorge Barrera-Ballesteros: SDSS-IV MaNGA: Testing the local regulation of star formation

10:30-11:00: Coffee break

11:00-11:30: Mark Krumholz: Star formation, turbulence, transport, and feedback: towards a unified model for the dynamical state of galactic discs (Invited Talk)

11:30-11:50: David Fisher: Testing feedback regulated star formation in turbulent, clumpy discs

11:50-12:10: Crystal Martin: How do discs get their gas?

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

13:00-...: Free afternoon

19:00-23:00: 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: Jin Koda: Star formation and the IMF in the outskirts of nearby galaxies

12:10-12:30: Sean Linden: A multi-wavelength study of massive star-forming regions in luminous infrared galaxies in GOALS

12:30-14:00: Lunch break

14:00-14:20: Alberto Bolatto: The central engine and outflows in the nuclear starburst of NGC 253 as revealed by ALMA

14:20:14:50: Joao Alves: TBD (Invited Talk)

14:50-15:10: Rolf Kuiper: First hydrodynamics simulations of radiation forces and photoionization feedback in massive star formation

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: TBD (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: Frederic Bournaud: TBD (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: Stephen Eales: The Herschel view of the galaxy population - an emerging paradigm

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)

12:30-14:00: Lunch break

14:00-14:20: Matt Bothwell: Atomic carbon: a better way to observe high-z molecular gas?

14:20-14:50: Natascha Forster Schreiber: Cosmic evolution of star formation: censuses and physical properties of star-forming galaxies (Invited Talk)

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

15:30-16:00: Coffee break

16:00-16:20: Philipp Lang: Gas fraction and depletion time of massive star-forming galaxies beyond z=3 in COSMOS

16:20-16:40: Carlotta Gruppioni: Obscured star-formation at z>3: a crucial but controversial issue

16:40-17:00: J.D.Smith: PAH emission and star formation: a census and prospectus

17:00-17:20: Irene Shivaei: A thorough study of star formation rate diagnostics at intermediate redshifts

17:20-17:40: Final words




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