30 June - 1 July 2020
Linking gas and star formation throughout cosmic time
News: Registration is now open for contributed talks and posters!Aims and scope
Gas is the fuel for star formation. Its chemical and dynamical properties determine how it cools, fragments and collapses into stars. Furthermore, the physical processes that regulate star formation are imprinted on the motions and abundances of the gas. To gain a unified view of the interplay between different gaseous phases and star formation we require observations over a huge wavelength range, from rest-frame UV to Radio wavelengths. The progress of instrumentation has defined the samples studied at different wavelengths, but historically the overlap has been minimal. This is now changing, with facilities like ALMA and NOEMA providing the sensitivity required to probe molecular gas in star-forming galaxies across a wide redshift range and optical and near-infrared IFUs (e.g. MUSE, MANGA, KMOS) allowing to get a detailed view of the ionised gas properties and its interplay with star formation in both local and distant galaxies.
Moreover, within a year of this Symposium JWST is scheduled to launch, promising to revolutionise our understanding of galaxy formation and evolution out to beyond z~6, while the immense multiplexing of instruments like MOONS, 4MOST, PFS will soon extend panchromatic SDSS-type analyses to z~1-2.
Dr. Mirko Curti (co-chair) , Dr. Alice Concas (co-chair) , Dr. Emma Curtis-Lake , Dr. Stephane Charlot , Dr. Giovanni Cresci , Dr. Asa Bluck , Dr. Nimisha Kumari , Dr. Gareth Jones , Dr. Renske Smit , Dr. Alba Vidal Garcia , Prof. Filippo Fraternali   University of Cambridge,  IAP, France, UK,  INAF/Arcetri, Italy,  STSci, US,  Liverpool John Moores University, UK  LRA ENS, France,  University of Groningen, Netherlands
Updated on Mon Mar 02 12:05:42 CET 2020
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