EWASS 2014 : European Week of Astronomy and Space Science
30 June – 4 July 2014, Geneva, Switzerland
3 – 4 July 2014
Origin of Cosmic Dust
The goal of the meeting is to present a comprehensive assessment of cosmic dust in all astrophysical environments where dust is important for the physical and chemical processes. Cosmic dust plays a huge role in the appearance of the universe, reprocessing fully half of all non-primordial radiation, fundamentally altering our view of nearly every cosmic phenomenon. Dust is vital to the formation of planets and molecules and plays a fundamental role in nearly all star-formation. Yet its properties and it origin are still poorly understood. We do not understand the properties of dust in extinction or emission, though we are making rapid progress. However, it is not fully explained how large dust masses in the early universe are formed, whether through cool stars, supernovae or the interstellar medium. Here we bring together experts on gamma-ray bursts, supernovae, and AGB stars, in particular observers of dust, together with theorists of dust formation and evolution and experts on the local and early universe to examine all aspects of the formation of dust and its evolution.
Annalisa De Cia (R): What does depletion tell us about the content and composition of the dust?
Elisa Costantini (I): The X-ray view of interstellar dust in the Galaxy and beyond
Lars Mattsson (C): The Origin of Cosmic Dust: Stars or the ISM?
Loretta Dunne (R): How much dust do supernovae really produce?
Arkaprabha Sarangi (C): Dust synthesis in core-collapse supernovae
Chiara Biscaro (C): Dust formation and processing in the clumpy supernova remnant Cassiopeia A
Melanie Köhler (C): Self-consistent modelling of dust evolution from the diffuse to dense ISM: the effects of carbon mantle accretion and coagulation
Mikako Matsuura (C): Dust formation by Supernova 1987A
Larry Nittler (R): Interstellar dust from meteorites: what does it really tell us about interstellar dust?
Rhonda Stroud (C): Cosmic dust in the electron microscope: Tracing particle formation and processing histories
Mike Barlow (R): Is most dust formed by supernovae?
Anthony Jones (R): Dust growth in the interstellar medium: why, where, how and what?
Greg Sloan (R): The role of AGB stars in dust production near and far
Invited panel discussion: Jens Hjorth, Haley Gomez, A.G.G.M. Tielens
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