Lund Observatory

Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics

Big Questions in Astrophysics

Galaxy Evolution and Star Formation across the Universe

The topic for our meeting is Big Questions in Astrophysics - the next decades. On Wednesday April 5 there will be a workshop that covers Galaxy Evolution and Star Formation across the Universe.

Start time: 08.55 (ending 16.00)

Location: Lundmarksalen lecture theatre, Lund Observatory (Sölvegatan 27; map).


  • John Conway (chair, Chalmers)
  • Melvyn B. Davies (Lund)
  • Jes Jorgensen (Copenhagen)
  • Kirsten Knudsen (Chalmers)
  • Erik Zackrisson (Uppsala)
  • Marianne Vestergaard (Copenhagen)
  • Göran Östlin (Stockholm)

Programme for the workshop

08.55 - 09.00John ConwayWelcome
Session 1. Chair: Volker Springel
09.00 - 09.20Martin SahlénNovel Physics with First Galaxies
09.20 - 09.40Martin SparreThe Illustris zoom simulation project: Galaxy mergers
09.40 - 10.00Susanne AaltoFeeding, feedback and the growth of galaxies
10.00 - 10.20Randa Asa'dMultiple Stellar Population in LMC young clusters
10.20 - 10.50Coffee
Session 2. Chair: Marcella Carollo
10.50 - 11.10Kirsten KnudsenThe challenge of studying the interstellar medium in z~7 galaxies
11.10 - 11.30Henrik RhodinScaling relations in absorption-selected galaxies
11.30 - 11.50Jens MelinderThe universe as seen through Lyman alpha – characterizing the most distant galaxies by observing nearby galaxies
11.50 - 12.10Peter LaursenModeling Lyman alpha emitters
12.10 - 13.40Lunch
Session 3. Chair: Kirsten Knudsen
13.40 - 14.00Sabine KönigThe impact of gas flows on minor mergers: Molecular gas feeding the central starburst in the Medusa merger
14.00 - 14.20Angela AdamoStar clusters as footprints of star formation in local galaxies
14.20 - 14.50Bruce ElmegreenTheoretical considerations for Star Formation at low and High Redshift
14.50 - 15.20Coffee
Session 4. Chair: Bruce Elmegreen
15.20 - 15.40Sebastien ComeronGalactic archeology of thick discs: excavating edge-on galaxies with Integral Field Unit Spectrographs
15.40 - 16.00Thomas BensbyThe age and abundance structure of the central sub-kpc of the Milky Way

Deadline for submission of oral contributions: 31 January 2017
The workshop is fully booked and registration for it is now closed.

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