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The link to the workshop photo is here.
Mark's photos of the workshop can be found on Flickr:
Research into the fundamental topic of star formation has come of age in recent years, with the era of major spaced-based facilities such as the Herschel, Chandra, and Spitzer observatories. Such facilities have aided in the investigation of important questions in star formation, such as: how is the formation and evolution of stellar clusters effected by their initial conditions and environment? what are the effects of cluster environment on the processing of circumstellar material of young stars? and more recently with Herschel, what is the relation of core mass to the initial mass function and the filamentary structure observed in molecular clouds? Though we have made great headway in recent times, yet these puzzles remain unsolved.
The future missions and telescope facilities, expected to come online in the next decade, will open new avenues of research, and help answer some of these outstanding questions while also providing new avenues of inquiry and new puzzles to pursue.
The workshop will bring together young researchers at postdoctoral and PhD level with established researchers in the field to share their current work and to foster new collaborations for future projects. Overviews of currently operating and planned future missions will be provided and complimented by review talks on the major scientific questions under discussion. Ample time for open discussion will be provided in each of the sessions, with an hour given over to the discussion of ideas raised in the preceding talks.
The workshop aims to explore the unanswered questions in star formation:
The conference poster is available in pdf format here
Guido de Marchi
Huib Jan van Langevelde
Registration and Important Dates:
The workshop is free.
Registered Participants: the current list of registered participants is available here.