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Feedback in the Magellanic Clouds

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About The Event

Monday, October 5-Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The goal of this workshop is to bring together the communities studying feedback in the Magellanic Clouds on both stellar and galactic scales. As the nearest gas-rich dwarf galaxies, the Magellanic Clouds offer a superb opportunity for studying the radiative, chemical, and mechanical feedback from star formation at high spatial resolution. We will discuss recent multi-wavelength observations that trace the impact of star formation in the Magellanic Clouds on the surrounding interstellar medium, and on the larger-scale evolution of the two galaxies. A broader objective is to explore the role of feedback in the Magellanic Clouds in the context of other dwarf galaxies. Topics to be addressed include:

  • MC stellar feedback in mechanical, radiative, and chemical forms
  • MC feedback on cluster scales
  • MC feedback on galactic scales
  • MC feedback from theoretical and numerical perspectives
  • MC feedback in the context of other dwarf galaxies

Space permitting, workshop talks are open to astronomers from all local (Maryland & Washington DC) institutions without registering.

The registration fee is $150.00 USD, and will cover breakfast and coffee breaks. A separate fee will be charged for the workshop dinner to be held on October 6, 2015.

Important dates:

  • August 31, 2015: Registration closes. Registration will close sooner if maximum capacity is reached.
  • October 5, 2015: Workshop begins

Due to unexpected demand for attendance, registration is currently limited only to those who submitted abstracts. Others interested in participating should email fimc_workshop@stsci.edu to be added to the wait list.

For more information, visit: http://www.cvent.com/d/rrq4xj

Confirmed Invited Speakers

  • Gurtina Besla
  • Martha Boyer
  • Paul Crowther
  • Jim Dale
  • Jay Gallagher
  • Eva Grebel
  • Stephen Justham
  • Nicolas Lehner
  • Jacco van Loon
  • Eve Ostriker
  • Snezana Stanimirovic
  • Tea Temim
  • Leisa Townsley

Organizing Committee

  • Bill Blair
  • Alex Fullerton
  • Andrew Fox (chair)
  • Sherita Hanna (coordinator)
  • Margaret Meixner
  • Julia Roman-Duval
  • Elena Sabbi (co-chair)
  • Hugues Sana
  • Linda Smith
  • Roeland van der Marel
  • Nolan Walborn