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Mass Loss Return from Stars to Galaxies

Gas Flows in Galaxies

About This Event

In this small workshop of about 60 participants, we will discuss the topic of mass-loss return to galaxies and the resulting dust and metal enrichment process. The workshop will be about 2.5 days and involve talks and audience wide discussions. We have plenty of room for contributed talks and posters. As the title suggests, the focus of our workshop is four areas:

  1. The parameterizations of mass-loss rates and their basis on facts for both massive stars and intermediate mass stars.
  2. The variations in mass loss due to quiescent/smooth, eruptive/episodic, or explosive processes and to the effects of binary companions.
  3. How these parameterizations affect both theoretical modeling of stellar evolution and estimates for mass-loss return to galaxies from stellar populations.
  4. The composition in dust, metals and total gas of the ejecta and how these are incorporated into dust and chemical evolution of galaxies.

Conference Fees

Early Registration (before Feb 3):$250
Regular Registration:$300

Registration Dates

Registration Ends:March 16, 2012
Abstract Submittal Ends:February 3, 2012

STScI has reserved a block of rooms at the Doubletree in at the Colonnade, a hotel within walking distance from the institute. For a special conference rate at the Colonnade register online or call them and say you are registering for the Mass Loss Return Workshop (Group Code MLR.)

If you have any questions, please contact the workshop coordinator, Samantha Pryce. Her phone number is 410-338-4970.

Confirmed invited speakers:

  • Mike Barlow
  • William Blair
  • Stephane Charlot
  • Eli Dwek
  • Jay Gallagher
  • Susanne Hoefner
  • Ciska Kemper
  • Gillian Knapp
  • Jacco van Loon
  • Paola Marigo
  • Phil Massey
  • Maryam Modjaz
  • Nathan Smith
  • Rosie Wyse

Science Organizing Committee

  • Martha Boyer
  • Alex Fullerton
  • Jason Kalirai
  • Claus Leitherer
  • Margaret Meixner, chair
  • Nino Panagia
  • Ben Sargent