Santiago, Chile, March 6 - 9, 2017
Official link: http://www.eso.org/sci/meetings/2017/star-formation2017.html
We aim to bring together astronomers who are pursuing a variety of strategies to contribute in answering the question: “What constitutes a prototypical low-mass star forming region from core to cluster scales?” This question refers specifically to the formation of low-mass stars, but it also can incorporate, for example, higher-mass stars that form in environments shared with low-mass stars, parallels between low- and high-mass star formation, starless cores, brown dwarfs, planetary formation simultaneous with low-mass star formation, and related topics. We suggest that all contributions present observations (from any wavelength) and/or numerical simulation to provide a perspective that is crucial for a comprehensive understanding of low-mass star forming regions.
The timing of this meeting is designed to facilitate proposals for observations with ALMA and ESO facilities in 2017, also incorporating synergies among observers and theorists for such proposals. We plan a workshop-environment that will include
- invited and contributed talks pertaining to five topical sessions;
- dedicated discussion time to synthesize information presented during each session;
- poster session;
- registration limited to approximately 70-80 participants to foster intimate dialogue;
- social activity to experience Chilean culture.
Sessions: (two invited speakers will present observations and theory, respectively, for each topic)
- Molecular clouds and star forming regions (formation, evolution, chemistry, structure)
- Pre- and protostellar cores
- Outflows, envelopes, first conditions of disk formation
- Earliest stages of the sub-stellar regime
- Multiplicity at early stages of star formation, small clusters
Registration & Abstracts
Registration fee: EUR 250 / EUR 150 for students
Deadline for payment: January 20, 2017
The registration fee is payable through the ESO shop via credit card. It covers the welcome reception, daily lunches, the workshop dinner and all tea/coffee breaks.
Abstract submission is open until December 1st, 2016
Submission of abstracts: December 1st, 2016
Notification of talk selection: January 15, 2017
Registration: January 20, 2017; earlier if the 100 conference slots are filled before
Hotel Director booking: February 5, 2017
Payment of registration fee: February 8, 2017
ESO has a special arrangement with Hotel Director, in Vitacura, Santiago. Located only a few blocks (walking distance) away from ESO, Hotel Director will have a special rate for the participants at our conference.
For information about the booking code and room rates, please check URLhttp://www.eso.org/sci/meetings/2017/star-formation2017/accommodation.html
The hotel only accepts payment in USD and CLP. Those persons who pay in Chilean pesos will be charged the price of the room plus the 19% VAT. You are exempt of this charge if you pay with US dollars, travellers' cheque, or credit card (US$). This means that passengers paying in US$ can request exportation invoice (factura de exportacion). In this way, they do not pay the VAT (IVA).
Daily rates include breakfast.
Address: Av. Vitacura 3600, Vitacura, Santiago
Organizers: ESO, ALMA