The Yale Astronomy Department will host this 1-day workshop with two goals in mind.
Each speaker will plan on about 20 minutes worth of "presentation," and he or she can choose to deliver the presentation all at once, saving discussion for the end, or to intersperse presentation and discussion. Alyssa Goodman will moderate the morning's sessions, and Richard Larson the afternoon's--making sure that at least half the alotted time for each talk is spent in discussion.
It is clear that the questions to be discussed cannot be adequately "reviewed" in 20 minutes. So, instead, speakers are asked to spend no more than half their time on "review" or introduction, and to spend the other half on any new result that seems particularly curious.
The audience for the talks will be comprised of local-area (w/in 150 miles of New Haven) experts, graduate studens who have just completed an ISM/SF Seminar with Goodman & Larson, and interested Yale Ph.D.s.
If you'd like to join us for the day here at Yale on May 20, and particpate in Workshop discussions (even if you think we already know you're coming), please click here before May 12, to send a confirming email!
All talks at Gibbs Lab, Room 263 (directions).
|09:40||Alyssa Goodman (CfA/Yale)||Introduction|
|10:00||Phil Myers (CfA)||What are the properties of the observed environment for star formation?|
|11:00||Elizabeth Lada (U. Florida); to be confirmed||What are the real observational constraints on the IMF?|
|11:40||Paolo Padoan (Caltech/JPL)||What have we learned from numerical simulations of the star-forming ISM, on >1 pc scales?|
|1:50||Bruce Elmegreen (IBM)||On what scale is an IMF determined, and how might the answer to this question change? (Opinion #1)|
|2:30||Ian Bonnell (U. St. Andrews, Scotland)||On what scale is an IMF determined, and how might the answer to this question change? (Opinion #2; simulation figure above from Bate, Bonnell & Bromm)|
|3:30||Richard Larson (Yale)||Thoughts, and an open fourm, on the day's presentations|
|4:00||Meeting Adjourns, but those interested stay on to chat|
For more information, contact Alyssa Goodman, at firstname.lastname@example.org.