Understanding the Nearby Star-forming Universe with JWST
Skyway Mont Blanc, Courmayeur, Italy
Understanding the way nature assembles matter into stars remains one of the key problems in astrophysics. We know that stars mostly form in clustered systems enshrouded by the densest regions of giant molecular clouds. The process is accompanied by a rich, multi-wavelength phenomenology tracing mass accretion, outflows, radiative energy, and momentum feedback into the parental cloud and nearby young stellar objects.
The James Webb Space Telescope, with its complement of infrared instrumentation offering an unparalleled combination of sensitivity and diffraction limited performance, will open a new window on the process of star formation. The Birth of Stars and Protoplanetary Systems represents one of the original science drivers of the JWST. Approaching the JWST Call for Proposal for Cycle 1 observations, we invite the community to discuss the potential impact of JWST on our understanding of star formation, also in light of the recent advances enabled by ALMA and Gaia, and the prospects enabled by the next generation of giant telescopes.
This meeting will include invited reviews on the Guaranteed Time and Early Release Science Programs, contributed talks and hands-on sessions on the JWST Exposure Time Calculator and Proposal Tool. Topics include:
- Open problems in star formation
- Protostars and Class 0 objects
- Accretion disks
- Mass loss, jets, and HH objects
- Massive stars, feedback, and multiplicity
- Substellar objects in the field and as companions
- Star formation in the local universe (LMC and beyond)
The conference will be held on 26-30 August 2019 at the Skyway Mont Blanc in Courmayeur, Italy. The conference center is immersed in the breathtaking landscape of eternal ice and granite pinnacles of Mont Blanc. It is located at the Pavillion du Mont-Fréty (2,200m asl), the futuristic station with restaurants, bars and entertainment services reachable by the new cable car with 360° rotating cabins.
The conference is jointly organized by STScI, ESA, the Astronomical Observatory of the Autonomous Region of Aosta Valley, the Turin Astrophysical Observatory, and the Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Fisica Spaziale, also based in Turin.
Due to the limited capacity of the auditorium, the number of attendees will be capped at 120.
Talk/Poster Abstract Information
Talk/Poster Abstract Submission: Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate whether the abstract is for a talk or a poster.
Please note that posters will be free format and attached to a wall with tape.
Registration Fee: €550.00
Registration fee includes conference dinner, poster session reception and 5 roundtrip tickets for the Cable Car from Courmayeur/Entreves to the Conference Center at Pavillon du Mont-Fréty (2200m asl), plus a roundtrip ticket for the extra leg to Point Hellbronner (3,466m asl) for the social afternoon, planned on Wednesday August 28, 2019.
Disclaimer: Participants should be aware that since Courmayeur is located at 1300 m a.s.l (4270 ft) and the conference facility is at 2200m a.s.l (7220 ft), participation to the conference will require daily changes of altitude of approximately 900 m (3000 ft) . In addition, the optional journey to Punta Helbronner at 3466m (11380 ft) will provide an even more extreme change in altitude. People with certain medical conditions need to take special precautions when traveling at high altitudes and they should discuss their travel plans with their healthcare providers.
|June 30||Abstract submittal deadline|
|July 26||Registration deadline|
A. Adamo (U. Stockholm)
C. Alves de Oliveira (ESA-STScI)
J. Bally (U. Colorado)
P. Clark (U. Cardiff)
G. de Marchi (ESA-ESTEC)
T. Greene (NASA-Ames)
L. Hillenbrand (Caltech)
K. Hodapp (U. Hawaii)
P. Kalas (U. Berkeley)
M. Krumholz (Australian National U.)
C. F. Manara (ESO)
A. Maury (CEA-Saclay)
M. McCaughrean (ESA-ESTEC)
M. MacGregor (Carnegie)
M. Meixner (STScI)
K. Pontoppidan (STScI)
T. Ray (Dublin IAS)
K. Stapelfeldt (NASA-JPL)
J. Tan (U. Chalmers)
E. Tognelli (U. Pisa)
M. Robberto (STScI & JHU, SOC Chair)
E. Sabbi (ESA, SOC Co-chair)
M. Sirianni (ESA, SOC Co-chair)
J. Bally (Colorado)
C. Beichman (JPL)
D. Calzetti (UMass)
R. Doyon (UdeM)
D. Gouliermis (HD)
T. Henning (MPIA)
C. Lada (CFA)
M. Meixner (STScI)
A. Nota (ESA)
J. M. Christille (Osservatorio Val D'Aosta, LOC Chair)
C. Alves de Oliveira (ESA)
G. Ardizzola (CIFS, Turin)
T. Beck (STScI)
A. Bonomo (Turin Astronomical Observatory)
A. Ferrari (CIFS, Turin)
W. Fischer (STScI)
M. Gennaro (STScI)
J. Muzerolle (STScI)
A. Nota (ESA)
K. Pontoppidan (STScI)
C. Zanni (Turin Astronomical Observatory)
Speaker: Catarina Alves de Oliveira (ESA)
Title: Peering into the physics of brown dwarfs: spectroscopy with JWST/NIRSpec
Speaker: Morten Andersen, et. al.
Title: Ground-based high spatial resolution observations of massive star forming regions
Speaker: John Bally (CASA)
Title: Outflows from Young Stars: From Jets to Explosive Feedback in Star Formation
Speaker: Matthew De Furio (University of Michigan)
Title: HST to JWST: Investigating Multiplicity in Orion
Speaker: Guido De Marchi (ESA), et. al.
Title: Star formation in the Local Group
Speaker: Juan Pablo Farias, et. al.
Title: The Dynamics of Star Cluster Formation
Speaker: Will Fischer (STScI)
Title: WISE as a Finder Scope for JWST Spectroscopy of Protostars
Speaker: Joel Green (STScI)
Title: JWST in the Age of Time Domain Astronomy: Understanding FU Orionis Phenomena
Speaker: Tom Greene (NASA Ames), et. al.
Title: Probing the assembly of the youngest protostars with NIRSpec
Speaker: Tom Greene (NASA Ames) and NIRCam Team
Title: NIRCAM: The JWST Near-IR Camera and Slitless Spectrograph
Speaker: Lynne A. Hillenbrand (Caltech)
Title: Nearby Young Stellar Clusters: An Overview of IMFs and Age Spreads
Speaker: Paul Kalas (UC Berkeley & SETI Institute)
Title: Probing the planetary systems of young stars through direct imaging
Speaker: Mark Krumholz (Australian National University)
Title: Open Problems in Star Formation
Speaker: Victor Francisco Ksoll (Heidelberg University)
Title: Characterizing Extragalactic Pre-Main-Sequence Stars with Machine and Deep Learning Techniques
Speaker: Meredith A. MacGregor (University of Colorado Boulder)
Title: Debris Disks with ALMA and JWST - A Multi-Wavelength View of Planet Formation
Speaker: Carlo Felice Manara (ESO Garching), et. al.
Title: Accretion onto young stars throughout the lifetime of protoplanetary disks
Speaker: Anaëlle Maury (Université Paris Saclay)
Title: Understanding Protostars
Speaker: Margaret Meixner (STScI/JHU), et. al.
Title: Star Formation at Low Metallicity: JWST GTO Studies
Speaker: E. Puga (ESA)
Title: JWST APT for fixed-slit spectroscopy
Speaker: Bo Reipurth (University of Hawaii)
Title: HH 24: Multiplicity and Jet Formation
Speaker: Massimo Robberto (STScI), et. al.
Title: NIRCam Photometry: An Alembic to Distill Young Stellar Clusters
Speaker: Elena Sabbi (STScI)
Title: The Sparkling Star Formation in Westerlund 2
Speaker: Elena Sacchi (STScI)
Title: Resolved Stellar Populations in the Local Volume: the impact of JWST
Speaker: David Soderblom (STScI)
Title: Progress with the ages of young stars: 100 Myr in ~20 minutes
Speaker: Karl Stapelfeldt (JPL)
Title: Mid-infrared imaging of protoplanetary disks
Speaker: Giovanni Maria Strampelli, et. al.
Title: Substellar companions in the Orion Nebula cluster
Speaker: Emanuele Tognelli (University of Pisa)
Title: Theoretical pre-MS stellar evolution with accretion: is it just as simple as a gravitational contraction?
Speaker: Peter Zeidler (STScI)
Title: The stellar kinematics of resolved young star clusters
Understanding the Nearby Star-forming Universe with JWST Materials
August 26, 2019 - August 30, 2019