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


Caltech Astronomy & Astrophysics

November 29 - December 1, 2017

Wednesday, November 29

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

Invited talks are highlighted in bold face.

Time Speaker or Event Title
8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 Riechers and Isella Welcome and Logistic
Session 1 Gas and dust distribution in galaxies and circumstellar disks
9:00 Nick Scoville (15m) Perspective
9:15 Sean Andrews (25m+5m) Small scale structures in protoplanetary disks
9:45 Laura Perez (15m+5m) Spiral Arms in Protoplanetary Disks: New Insights from Radio-Wave Observations
10:05 Carlos Carrasco-Gonzalez (15m+5m) Observing Planet Formation with the VLA in the era of ALMA
10:25 Coffee Break (35m)
11:00 Adam Leroy(25m+5m) ALMA's View of Local Galaxies
11:30 Jin Koda (15m+5m) ALMA CO absorption study: smallest GMC structures
11:50 Chelsea Sharon (15m+5m) Excitation Dependence of the Spatially Resolved Schmidt-Kennicutt Relation in a z~2 Normal UV-bright Disk Galaxy
12:10 1 slide-1 min Poster Presentation (35m)
12:45 Lunch (1h 15m)
Session 2 Chemical structure of galaxies and circumstellar disksi
2:00 Leonardo Testi (15m) Perspective
2:15 Nanase Harada (25m+5m) Chemistry in galaxies
2:45 Charlie Qi (15m+5m) Imaging the CO snow line in protoplanetary disks
3:05 Kamber Schwarz (15m+5m) Unlocking CO Depletion in Protoplanetary Disks
3:25 Liton Majumdar (15m+5m) The chemical link between comet 67P/C-G and low mass protostar IRAS 16293-2422
3:45 Break (15m)
4:00 Paola Caselli (45m+15m) Astronomy Department Colloquium: Astrochemistry at the Dawn of Star and Planet Formation in the ALMA Era
5:00 Poster Session / Wine and Cheese Reception

Thursday, November 30

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

Time Speaker or Event Title
Session 3 Dynamics of galaxies and circumstellar disks
8:45 Andrea Isella (15m) Perspective
9:00 John Carpenter (25m+5m) Evolution and dispersal of protoplanetary disks
9:30 Kevin Flaherty (15m+5m) Weak Turbulence in Protoplanetary Disks as Revealed by ALMA
9:50 Akimasa Kataoka (15m+5m) Measuring the grain size in protoplanetary disks by ALMA polarization observations
10:10 Marco Tazzari (15m+5m) A multi-wavelength view of planet forming regions: unleashing the full power of ALMA
10:45 Coffee Break (30m)
11:00 Jackie Hodge (25m+5m) High-resolution imaging of distant galaxies in the ALMA era
11:30 Benjamin Boizelle (15m+5m) ALMA Observations of Circumnuclear Disks in Early-type Galaxies
11:50 Yashar Hezaveh (15m+5m) ALMA observations of lensed galaxies: A dusty window into the nature of the dark matter particle
12:10 1 slide - 1 min Poster presentations (35m)
12:45 Lunch (1h 15m)
Session 4 Merging processes in galaxies and circumstellar disks.
2:00 Nick Scoville (15m) Perspective
2:15 Jean Turner (25m+5m) Extreme star formation in galaxies
2:45 Christine Wilson (15m+5m) Dense gas and star cluster formation in the Antennae merger
3:05 Ivan Oteo (15m+5m) An extreme proto-cluster of luminous dusty starbursts in the early Universe
3:25 Coffee Break (35m)
4:00 Adam Ginsburg (25m+5m) High-mass star formation in massive clusters
4:30 Bram Ochsendorf (15m+5m) What drives the formation of massive stars and clusters? Synergies between ALMA and JWST.
4:50 Philip Appleton (15m+5m) Evidence of Turbulent Star Formation Suppression in a Plethora of CO Filaments in Aftermath of the Taffy Galaxy Collision
5:10 Poster session
6:00 Reception on the West Patio at Athenaeum
7:00 Dinner on West Patio at Athenaeum

Friday, December 1

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

Time Speaker or Event Title
Session 5 Primeval galaxies and protostellar evolution
8:45 Dominik Riechers (15m) Perspective
9:00 Jonathan Tan (25m+5m) High-mass star formation
9:30 Shou Kong (15m+5m) The emergence of dense gas in Infrared Dark Cloud
9:50 Manuel Aravena (25m+5m) High-z galaxy surveys with ALMA
10:20 Coffee Break (35m)
10:55 Riccardo Pavesi (15m+5m) A multi-tracer view of the surprising variety in ISM enrichment in the first billion years of cosmic time
11:15 Tanio Diaz-Santos (15m+5m) An ALMA [CII] Survey of Hot Dust Obscured Galaxies
11:35 Caitlin Casey (15m+5m) How to search for dusty galaxies a z>5 with ALMA: time to revise strategy?
11:55 Lunch (1h 20m)
Session 6 ALMA community and synergies with JWST
1:15 Andrea Isella (10m) Perspective
1:25 Stuartt Corder (25m) ALMA: Submillimeter to the masses
1:50 Janice Lee (25m) JWST-ALMA synergies
2:15 Questions and discussion (15m)
2:30 Coffee Break (30m)
Session 7 Feedback and winds in galaxies and circumstellar disks
3:00 Fabian Walter (15m) Perspective
3:15 Hector Arce (25m+5m) Molecular Clouds and Stellar Feedback
3:45 Chin-Fei Lee (15m+5m) Hungry Baby Star Eating A Space Hamburger and Spitting Spinning Bullets
4:05 Coffee Break (15m)
4:20 Kotaro Kohno (25m+5m) Galactic nuclei and feedback processes
4:50 Alberto Bolatto (15m+5m) The Central Engine and Outflows in the Nuclear Starburst NGC 253
5:10 Edith Falgarone (15m+5m) Large turbulent gas reservoirs of cold gas around high-redshift starburst galaxies
5:30 Justin Spilker (15m+5m) Discovery of a Fast Molecular Outflow from a Dusty Star-Forming Galaxy at z=5.3
5:50 Anneila Sargent Final Remarks

Meeting information

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