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Young massive star clusters
Initial conditions and environments

Granada, 2007
September 11
th tuesday - 14th friday

Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC)


updated 2 April 2007 @ 09:00

Over the past few years, the field of star cluster astrophysics has seen a steady rise, and an ever growing number of interested colleagues contributing their research either in peer-reviewed articles, or at conferences (or both!). We have also seen (and participated in or even organised) a number of high-level workshops and conferences on both young and old star clusters, among which two meetings in Chile (Pucon in 2001, Concepcion in 2006), one in Germany (Garching in 2002), and one in Mexico (Cancun in 2003). This shows that the field is very vibrant, and considering the oversubscription rates of most of these conferences, there are usually plenty of new results to report on in any given year. Based on our interest in the broad area of star cluster astrophysics, we have taken the initiative to set up an annual series of workshops (initially to be held alternately in Spain and the UK) addressing science topics relevant to this field. 

The first of these meetings will be a workshop at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía in Granada (Spain), to be held from Tuesday 11 until Friday 14 September 2007. The dates have been chosen such that the weather in southern Spain will not be too hot for a meeting, while it follows seamlessly onto IAU Symposium 246 (Dynamical Evolution of Dense Stellar Systems, to be held from 5-9 September 2007 in Capri, Italy). The advantage of this would be for participants from further afield to combine attending both meetings while in Europe anyway.

The September 2007 meeting will focus on the young clusters in particular. Topics we propose to include are, broadly speaking, 

1. Formation: individual star clusters - how does a cluster turn gas into stars? what is the IMF (is it universal)? structure? 
2. Formation & Evolution: environment - cluster mass functions,  numbers, properties etc. how do they vary with environment? 
3. Star clusters and the ISM: outflows, HII regions, supershells etc. 
4. Destruction: infant mortality rates, early destruction, tidal  stripping etc. 

We also propose to have a daily discussion session of an hour, at least one of them on what observers would like theorists to tell them and vice-versa. 

Because of the capacity of the auditorium at the IAA, we propose to initially proceed via an invitation-only approach, with possibly a few places kept open for additional participants. The total number of participants foreseen for this meeting is of order 50-60, while we expect presentations to be a minimum of 20+10 minutes each, and 30+15 minutes for reviews.

 Enrique Pérez & Richard de Grijs
Rosa M. González Delgado & Simon Goodwin   

Due to auditorium capacity constraints, attendance to this workshop is by direct invitation only.        

 Scientific Advisory Committee / Scientific Organising Committee  Local Organising Committee

 Cathie J. Clarke (Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, UK) SOC
 Richard de Grijs (University of Sheffield, UK) co-chair 2007 
 Bruce G. Elmegreen (IBM Research Division, Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA) SAC
 Uta Fritze (University of Hertfordshire, UK)
 John S.Gallagher III (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) SOC 
 Rosa M. González Delgado (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía CSIC, España)
Simon Goodwin (University of Sheffield, UK) SOC
Eva K. Grebel (Astronomisches Institut, U. Basel, CH) SAC
 Charles J. Lada (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA)
 Henny J.G.L.M. Lamers (Universiteit Utrecht)
 Ariane Lançon (Observatoire Strasbourg, France)
 Søren S. Larsen
(Universiteit Utrecht) SAC
 Linda J. Smith (University College London, UK)
 Livia Origlia (INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna, Italia)
 Enrique Pérez (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía CSIC, España) co-chair 2007
 Guillermo Tenorio-Tagle (Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica Óptica y Electrónica, México) SOC


The workshop will be held at the premises of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Granada.

The IAA has wireless connectivity throughout, so there will be free wireless access for your convenience in the auditorium as well.

Granada can be reached by plane, train, bus or driving your own car. There are several daily flights from Madrid and Barcelona (airport web link), and cheap flights from the UK (London-Standsted, London-Gatwick, Liverpool; with Ryanair and Monarch). The bus trip from Madrid is some 5 hour.

How to reach the Institute:

Hotel Booking

We have a special price offer in three different hotels (the prices in the table are per night).
To book your room, please contact directly with the hotel management:
Phone: +34 902 22 55 75
Contact persons: Paco Cordón, Javier Guirado, Victoria Ribera
Reference: Congreso Astrofísica 10-14 septiembre 2007

click on hotel name for Goole map.
 H. Navas     *** DSUBa: 69.50 € + 7%
DDUBb: 80.50 € + 7%
 Right in the town center. (Navas 22-24).

 H. Corona   **** DSUBa: 79.50 € + 7%
DDUBb: 89.50 € + 7%
 Town center. (Pedro Antonio de Alarcon 10).

 H. Alixares **** DSUBa: 79.50 € + 7%
DDUBb: 89.50 € + 7%
 In the Alhambra hill. (Paseo de la Sabica 27, Avenida Alixares del Generalife)
aDSUB: double single use with breakfast.    bDDUB: double double use with breakfast.

Both Navas and Corona are conveniently located in the town center, a mere 15-20 minute stroll from the Institute premises.
Alixares is a special treat, located right across the entrance to the Alhambra, in a hill overlooking the city. Some of your already know it well as we organised a meeting there back in 2002. It would need transport to the Institute, or a longer walk for the high spirited.
You can find the locations of the hotels in Google Maps by clicking on their names above.

Participants and proposed contributions
1 Alfaro, Emilio Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC) Young Open Clusters in the Solar Neighborhood
2 Alonso Herrero, Almudena Instituto de Estructura de la Materia (CSIC) Massive star formation in local Luminous Infrared Galaxies
3 Alves, Joao Centro Astronómico Hispano Alemán (CAHA) The origin of the IMF and the initial conditions to stellar cluster formation
4 Anders, Peter Astronomical Institute, University of Utrecht The young star cluster system of the Antennae galaxies
5 Arnal, Edmundo Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomía The new HI supershell GS262-02+45 and the OB-association Bochum 7: Close relatives?
6 Ascenso, Joana Centro de Astrofisica da Universidade do Porto A study of massive young Galatic clusters Trumpler 14 and Westerlund 2: observational biases and their implications
7 Barbá, Rodolfo Hector Universidad de La Serena HST/NICMOS view of the prototypical giant HII region NGC604
8 Bastian, Nate University College London Bound or Unbound: Does it matter?
Luminosity Profiles of Massive Clusters
9 Baumgardt, Holger University of Bonn, AIfA Gas expulsion from young star clusters
10 Böker, Torsten ESTEC (ESA) Young star clusters in circum-nuclear starburst rings.
11 Boily, Christian Observatoire Astronomique, Université de Strasbourg Evolution of the light profile of young clusters
12 Brodie, Jean UCO/Lick Observatory, UCSC Universality of the Initial Mass Function, Fact or Fiction?
13 Cerviño, Miguel Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC) On the Initial mass cluster distribution inferred from synthesis models
14 Chandar, Rupali Carnegie Observatories of Washington (OCIW) The Formation and Destruction of Young Cluster Systems in Different Star-Forming Galaxies
15 Clarke, Cathie J. IoA, University of Cambridge
16 Corti, Mariela Universidad Nacional de La Plata UBV-IR photometry, optical spectroscopy and proper motions of Bochum 7: a two-stage galactic OB association?
17 De Grijs, Richard University of Sheffield The long-term survival chances of young massive star clusters
18 Díaz, Ángeles Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Properties of the ionised gas of circumnuclear star-forming regions in early type spirals.
19 Elmegreen, Bruce G. IBM Research Division A Pressure Dependence for Bound and Unbound Clusters
20 Fall, Michael STScI Formation and Evolution of Young Massive Star Clusters
21 Fritze, Uta University of Hertfordshire Star Cluster Formation and Star Formation: The Role of Environment and Star Formation Efficiencies
22 Gallagher III, John S. University of Wisconsin-Madison Exploring the star cluster-starburst wind connection
23 García-Benito, Rubén Universidad Autónoma de Madrid The star formation in NGC 5471
24 Gieles, Mark European Southern Observatory What determines the mass of the most massive cluster in a galaxy?
25 Gilbert, Andrea Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, LLNL Resolving the Formation and Evolution of Super Star Clusters in the Nearby Starburst IC 4662
26 Gonzalez Delgado, Rosa M. Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC) Nuclear stellar clusters in galaxies
27 Goodwin, Simon University of Sheffield The initial binary fraction of star clusters
28 Grebel, Eva University of Basel The Young Massive Star Cluster System of the Magellanic Clouds
29 Hagele, Guillermo Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Kinematics of gas and stars in circumnuclear star-forming regions of early type spirals
30 Hillenbrand, Lynne Caltech
31 Johnson, Kelsey University of Virginia/NRAO Are Super Star Clusters Actually Super?
32 Klessen, Ralf University of Heidelberg Formation of Star Clusters in Turbulent Molecular Clouds
33 Konstantopoulos, Iraklis University College London New Results on the Ages of Star Clusters in Region B of M82
34 Kouwenhoven, Thijs University of Sheffield From young super star cluster to old globular clusters: star cluster survival rates
35 Kroupa, Pavel AIfA, University of Bonn The dynamical evolution of very young clusters
36 Lada, Charles Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Structure of Embedded Clusters: Clues to their Origin and Early Evolution
37 Lada, Elisabeth University of Florida A Flamingos View of Embedded Clusters
38 Lamers, Henny J.G.L.M. University of Utrecht The destruction of star clusters in different environments
39 Lançon, Ariane Observatoire Strasbourg Modelling the near-IR spectra of red supergiant-dominated populations
40 Larsen, Søren University of Utrecht The relation between Field Star and Cluster Formation
41 Luridiana, Valentina Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC)
42 Maíz Apellániz, Jesús Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC) IMF biases created by binning and unresolved systems
43 Makino, Junichiro Center for Computational Astrophysics, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan Evolution of young clusters close to the galactic center
44 Martín-Pintado, Jesús DAMIR, Instituto de Estructura de la Materia (CSIC) Protostellar clusters in the the Galaxy
45 McCrady, Nate UCLA Probing Super Star Clusters with Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics
46 Mengel, Sabine European Southern Observatory Title of proposed contribution: Westerlund 1: Bound or unbound?
47 Moll, Sarah University of Sheffield Dynamical Mass Estimates of Young Massive Clusters in M83 and NGC 1140
48 Mora, Marcelo European Southern Observatory Young star clusters in nearby spiral galaxies
49 Muñoz Marín, Víctor Manuel Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC) Young massive star clusters in the circumnnuclear regions of AGNs
50 Nota, Antonella STScI
51 Oey, Sally University of Michigan The origin of Field Massive Stars in the SMC
52 Origlia, Livia INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna
53 Palous, Jan Astronomical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic The Astrophysical Consequences of the Bimodal Hydrodynamic Solution of the SSC Winds
54 Parmentier, Genevieve University of Liege, Institute of Astrophysics & Geophysics Gas removal and the initial mass function of star clusters
55 Pellerin, Anne STScI The Evolution of Star Clusters: the Resolved Star Approach
56 Pérez-Torres, Miguel A. Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC)
57 Pérez, Enrique Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC)
58 Rathborne, Jill Center for Astrophysics, Harvard Infrared Dark Clouds as precursors to star clusters: the detection of high-mass protostars and multiple protostellar condensations in IRDC cores
59 Rodríguez, Javier University of Sheffield Young Stellar Populations in Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies
60 Sabbi, Elena STScI The star formation history of NGC 346
61 Silich, Sergii INAOE Massive Star Clusters with the Central Black Hole: Bimodal Hydrodynamics and X-ray Emission.
62 Sirianni, Marco ESA / STScI SSCs in nearby starburst galaxies
63 Smith, Linda ESA / STScI Workshop Summary
Feedback at low metallicity: The dynamics of the ionized gas surrounding the young SMC clusters NGC 346 and NGC 602
64 Stolte, Andrea UCLA The orbital motion of the Arches cluster - clues on cluster formation near the GC.
65 Tenorio-Tagle, Guillermo INAOE
66 Terlevich, Elena K. INAOE
67 Terlevich, Roberto INAOE Young stars in the nuclei of nearby AGN
68 Trancho, Gelys Gemini Observatory Extragalactic Star Cluster in Merging Galaxies.
69 Turner, Jean UCLA The Gaseous Environment of Young Massive Clusters in Nearby Galaxies (tentative)
70 Vanbeveren, Dany Astrophysical Institute, VUB, Brussels The formation and evolution of massive and very massive stars in dense stellar systems
71 Vesperini, Enrico Drexel University Dynamics of young mass segregated star clusters
72 Villar Martín, Montse Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC)
73 Villaverde, Marcos Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC)
74 Westmoquette, Mark University College London Mapping the roots of the galactic outflow in NGC 1569
75 Whitmore, Brad Space Telescope Science Institute A General Framework for Understanding Star Cluster Demographics
76 Wunsch, Richard Astronomical Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences 2D hydrodynamic simulations of super star cluster winds in a bimodal regime

This page located at last updated 2 April 2007 @ 09:00 by ES.Enrique.