[ASA] The Many Pathways to Galaxy Growth (Third Announcement)

Michael Brown michael.brown at monash.edu
Thu Mar 19 22:33:45 AEDT 2015


The Many Pathways to Galaxy Growth

22 - 26 June 2015
Prato, Italy
Scientific Rationale
The aim of this conference is to bring together theorists and observers to discuss the many pathways that lead to, and restrict, galaxy growth. While there have been very significant advances in our understanding of galaxy growth since the start of the 21st century, key details have yet to been understood.
What are the relative roles of galaxy mergers and secular evolution in galaxy growth? What mechanisms are enhancing and regulating star formation within galaxies? How do these mechanisms for enhancing and regulating galaxy growth vary with both galaxy mass and redshift?
Topics to be discussed at the conference include (but are not limited to), the most massive galaxies, disks across the Universe, the challenge of dwarf galaxies, galaxy growth at the highest redshifts, the importance of secular evolution, gas and the fuelling of star formation, the importance of mergers, the role of environment, and feedback.
The conference will consist of 4.5 days of talks (and posters), including 50 contributed talks and invited review talks by Michael Boylan-Kolchin, Shardha Jogee, Karen Masters, Pierluigi Monaco, Gergö Popping, Ned Taylor and Emily Wisnioski. A summary of the program is available on the conference website.
The format is 25 minutes (18 minutes + 7 minutes discussion) for contributed talks and 40 minutes (30 minutes + 10 minutes discussion) for invited talks. There will also be 50 posters (height 150cm, width 120cm) displayed during the conference.
The conference will be held at the Monash University Prato Centre, in beautiful Tuscany. The historic town of Prato lies a short distance north of Florence. The facilities enable a conference of ~120 attendees.
Registration Fee
The conference registration fee is AUD 530 (AUD 370 for students). The fee includes lunch and tea/coffee breaks each day and the conference dinner. The conference webpage has been updated to accept registration fee payments. The registration deadline is Thursday 2ndApril.
Michael Brown (Chair) 
Samantha Penny (Deputy Chair) 
Eric Bell 
Alessandro Boselli
Luca Cortese 
Gabriella De Lucia 
Jennifer Lotz
Rachel Somerville
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Michael Brown, on behalf of the SOC
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