[ASA] GMT Community Science Meeting: Chemical evolution of the universe: From Cosmic Dawn to Cosmic Noon
International Telescopes Support Office
itso at aao.gov.au
Fri May 19 09:19:57 AEST 2017
The Fifth Annual GMT Community Science Meeting, sponsored by the Giant
Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO), will be held from September
17-20, 2017 at the Tarrytown House Estate & Conference Center in New
York. At 25 metres in diameter, the GMT (http://www.gmto.org/) will have
over six times the collecting area of the largest telescopes currently
in existence. It is being developed by the GMTO on behalf of a
consortium of universities in the USA, along with Korea, the Australian
National University (ANU) and Astronomy Australia Ltd (AAL).
The theme of the meeting is the “Chemical evolution of the universe:
From Cosmic Dawn to Cosmic Noon.” This field of astronomy addresses the
formation of the chemical elements through early star formation and the
enrichment of interstellar and intergalactic gas through stellar winds,
supernovae and galactic outflows. The evolution of the chemical
composition of gas and stars by these and other processes offers
astronomers insight into the formation of the first galaxies, the
formation and growth of supermassive black holes, and ultimately the
evolution of galaxies like our Milky Way.
This meeting will bring together observers, theorists, and computational
astrophysicists in a workshop-style environment to discuss forefront
problems in the field, with a particular eye towards the progress that
can be made in the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) era. Registration is
now open at http://www.gmtconference.org/. The deadline for contributed
talks is 30 June 2017, and registration closes on 27 August 2017.
Pending budgetary approval the AAO's International Telescopes Support
Office intends to offer travel subsidies of up to $2000 to enable an
equitable representation of Australian-based participants. To be
considered for a travel subsidy please forward a copy of your
registration and submitted talk/poster abstract to itso at aao.gov.au by 17
July 2017. Applicants will be notified of any award by 31 July 2017.
Stuart Ryder, ITSO
on behalf of Australian SOC Members Lisa Kewley, Martin Asplund, and
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