The origin of galaxies, stars, and planets in the era of ALMA

Credit: ALMA (ESO, NAOJ, NRAO); NASA (HST, Chandra); NRAO/AUI /NSF

Caltech Astronomy & Astrophysics

November 29 - December 2, 2017


Wednesday, November 29

All presentations will be in the Hameetman Auditorium in the Cahill Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics.

I = invited talks, C = contributed talks.

Time Speaker or Event
8:20 Registration and Breakfast
8:45 SOC Welcome
Session 1 (Chair 1) Gas and dust distribution in galaxies and circumstellar disks
9:00 SOC 1 (15m - no time for questions) Perspective
9:15 I 1 (25m+5m) TBD
9:45 I 2 (25m+5m) TBD
10:15 C 1 (25m+5m) TBD
10:45 Coffee Break (15m)
11:00 C 2 (25m+5m) TBD
11:30 C 3 (25m+5m) TBD
12:00 1 slide-1 min Poster Presentations (30m)
12:30 Lunch (1h)
Session 2 (Chair 2) Dynamics of galaxies and circumstellar disks
1:30 SOC 2 (15m - no time for questions) Perspective
1:45 I 3 (25m+5m) TBD
2:15 I 4 (25m+5m) TBD
2:45 C 4 (25m+5m) TBD
3:15 Coffee Break (15m)
3:30 C 5 (25m+5m) TBD
4:00 C 6 (25m+5m) TBD
4:30 Discussion (1h - moderated by SOC and/or session chairs)
5:30 Wine and Cheese Reception + Poster session

Thursday, November 30

All presentations will be in the Hameetman Auditorium in the Cahill Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics.

Time Speaker or Event
Session 3 (Chair 3) Chemical structure of galaxies and circumstellar disks.
9:00 SOC 3 (15m no time for questions) Perspective
9:15 I 5 (25m+5m) TBD
9:45 I 6 (25m+5m) TBD
10:15 C 7 (25m+5m) TBD
10:45 Coffee Break (15m)
11:00 C 8 (25m+5m) TBD
11:30 C 9 (25m+5m) TBD
12:00 Lunch (1.5h) (or we could add another contributed talk and leave 1h for lunch)
Session 4 (Chair 4) Merging processes in galaxies and circumstellar disks.
1:30 SOC 4 (15 m no time for questions) Perspective
1:45 I 7 (25m+5m) TBD
2:15 I 8 (25m+5m) TBD
2:45 C 10 (25m+5m) TBD
3:15 Coffee Break (15m)
3:30 C 11 (25m+5m) TBD
4:00 C 12 (25m+5m) TBD
4:30 Discussion (1h moderated by SOC and/or session chairs)
5:30 Adjourn
6:30 Banquet at the Caltech Athenaeum + keynote speaker

Friday, December 1

All presentations will be in the Hameetman Auditorium in the Cahill Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics.

Time Speaker or Event
Session 5 (chair 5) Primeval galaxies and protostellar evolution
9:00 SOC 5 (15m no time for questions) Perspective
9:15 I 9 (25m+5m) TBD
9:45 I 10 (25m+5m) TBD
10:15 C 13 (25m+5m) TBD
10:45 Coffee Break (15m)
11:00 C 14 (25m+5m) TBD
11:30 C 15 (25m+5m) TBD
12:00 Poster Session or another contributed talk or start lunch earlier (30m)
12:30 Lunch (1h)
Session 6 (Chair 6) Feedback and winds in galaxies and circumstellar disks
1:30 SOC 6 (15m no time for questions) Perspective
1:45 I 11 (25m+5m) TBD
2:15 I 12 (25m+5m) TBD
2:45 C 16 (25m+5m) TBD
3:15 Coffee Break (15m)
3:30 C 17 (25m+5m) TBD
4:00 C 18 (25m+5m) TBD
4:30 Discussion (1h moderated by SOC and/or session chairs) TBD
5:30 Adjourn or Poster session with or without wine and cheese/cash bar
6:30 Adjourn

Saturday, December 2

All presentations will be in the Hameetman Auditorium in the Cahill Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics.

Time Speaker or Event
Session 7 (Chair 7) Expand the ALMA community
9:00 SOC 7 (15m no time for questions) Perspective
9:15 I 13 (25m+5m) TBD
9:45 I 14 (25m+5m) TBD
10:15 C 19 (25m+5m) TBD
10:45 Coffee Break (15m)
11:00 Discussion (1h) TBD
12:00 Final remarks (30m, Anneila?)
12:30 End of the meeting

Meeting information

Caltech is located in Pasadena, California. There are numerous lodging options, from budget to upscale.

Caltech's home page maintains a useful set of directions and maps for reaching campus by car or public transit.

Parking is available in the garage behind the Cahill Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics. The address of the garage is 1248 California Ave., Pasadena, CA 91125. A daily parking permit costs $6 and is available at kiosks in the garage. The Caltech parking website has more information.

Pasadena has a lively restaurant scene. Lake Ave. is walking distance from campus and features many nice restaurants. Old Town Pasadena is 2 miles from the Cahill building and has world-class eateries. See Yelp for recommendations.