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Invited review talks are 30 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions.  Contributed talks are 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions.  Given how packed the schedule is, we would ask that speakers stick strictly to time.  Session Chairs will,  of course, give appropriate warnings when speakers are approaching their time limits.

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Posters will be allocated a numbered board based on the session in which they've been included.  Posters up to A0 size in portrait (84.1 cm x 118.9 cm) can be accomodated.

You can also download a PDF copy of the conference booklet. Printed copies will also be available at registration.

The Talk list is below with, where available, links to PDF copies of the presentations.  You can also find a list of the posters at the bottom of this page.  This also includes, where available, a link to a PDF copy of the poster. 


18:00 - 20:00   Reception at John McIntrye Conference Centre, Pollock Halls  
09:00 - 09:20 Ken Rice & Andrea Lagarini Welcome to HansFest  
SESSION 1: Molecular Clouds and Filaments
09:20 - 10:00 Sarah Ragan Molecular Clouds and Filaments (Invited review)  
10:00 - 10:20 Paul Clark Can we use [CII] to trace the formation of molecular clouds?  
10:20 - 10:40 Jürgen Stutzki [13CII] and [12CII] observations: optical depth effects and C+ column-densities  
10:40 - 11:10 Coffee break and posters
11:10 - 11:30 Nicola Schneider [OI] 63 micron observations of S106 with upGREAT/SOFOIA  
11:30 - 11:50 Caroline Gieser Chemical complexity of AFGL 2591  
11:50 - 12:10 Kazunari Iwasaki The formation of molecular clouds by compression of two-phase atomic gases  
12:10 - 12:30 Shu-ichiro Inutsuka The formation and evolution of filamentary molecular clouds and star formation  
12:30 - 12:50 Toshikazu Onishi High-mass star formation in GMCs in the Magellanic Clouds  
12:50 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 14:20 Matthew Povich X-raying the bones of the Milky Way: accelerating star formation rates in infrared dark clouds  
14:20 - 14:40 Enrique Vázquez-Semadeni Hoyle fragmentation in turbulent molecular clouds: sequential onset of contraction on successively smaller scales  
14:40 - 15:00 Jin Koda ALMA CO absorption study - smallest GMC structures  
15:00 - 15:20 Thierry Montmerle Molecular cloud ionization: where are the cosmic rays?  
15:20 - 15:50 Coffee break and posters
SESSION 2: Low-Mass Star Formation
15:50 - 16:10 Derek Ward-Thompson The wonders of magnetic fields in star-forming regions  
16:10 - 16:30 James Wurster Low-mass star formation and non-ideal magnetohydrodynamics  
16:30 - 16:50 Yusuke Aso ALMA observations of Serpens Main: protostellar evolution at the Class 0 stage  
SPECIAL SESSION: Capturing the spirit of Hans
16:50 - 17:10 Cathie Clarke An overview of Hans's many contributions to astronomy  
17:10 - 17:30 Hal Yorke SOFIA today and tomorrow  
17:45 - 18:00 Buses to.......
18:00 - 20:30 Wine and cheese reception at the Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill
  (Limited spaces available)
SESSION 2: Low-Mass Star Formation (continued)
09:00 - 09:20 Alison Young Synthetic molecular-line observations of the first hydrostatic core  
09:20 - 09:40 Birgit Hasenberger A physically motivated dense-core extraction technique applied to Herschel/Planck observations  
09:40 - 10:00 Evgenia Koumpia The chemical structure of the Class 0 protostellar envelope NGC 1333 IRAS 4A  
10:00 - 10:20 Kazuki Tokuda A detailed ALMA study of an early stage protostar formation in a highly dense core  
SESSION 3: High-Mass Star Formation
10:20 - 10:40 Rolf Kuiper Accretion and feedback in the formation of massive stars  
10:40 - 11:10 Coffee break and posters
11:10 - 11:30 Kei Tanaka Theoretical modelling of massive star formation  
11:30 - 11:50 Anna Rosen The formation of massive stars with radiative and protostellar outflow feedback  
11:50 - 12:10 Robi Banerjee Formation of high-mass stars and magnetic fields  
12:10 - 12:30 Ian Bonnell Competitive accretion and the formation of high-mass stars in clusters  
12:30 - 12:50 Katharine Johnston A high-resolution picture of fragmentation and accretion in the AFGL 4176 disc  
12:50 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 14:20 Rene Oudmaijer The formation and evolution of the intermediate-mass pre-Main Sequence Herbig Ae/Be stars  
14:20 - 14:40 Göran Sandell NGC7538 - our key to understanding high-mass star formation  
14:40 - 15:00 Joana Oliveira Herschel spectroscopy of massive YSOs in the Magellanic Clouds  
15:00 - 15:20 Monica Rubio Massive YSOs in star forming regions in the Magellanic Clouds  
15:20 - 15:50 Coffee break and posters
15:50 - 16:10 Stuart Lumsden Radio jets from massive protostars as a probe of evolution  
16:10 - 16:30 Steffi Walch Molecular cloud formation and dispersal by stellar feedback  
SESSION 4: Jets and Outflows
16:10 - 16:50 Jennifer Wiseman HH212: the most beautiful jet  
16:50 - 17:30 John Bally The Challenges Ahead, I  
SESSION 4: Jets and Outflows (continued)
09:00 - 09:40 Sylvie Cabrit Jets and outflows (invited review)  
09:40 - 10:00 Bo Reipurth Herbig-Haro flows in multiple stellar systems  
10:00 - 10:20 Tom Geballe Highly Excited Molecular Hydrogen in Herbig-Haro 7  
10:20 - 10:40 Larisa Tambovtseva Studies of young stars with accretion, and outflow-tracing spectral lines  
10:40 - 11:10 Coffee break and posters
11:10 - 11:30 Bringfried Stecklum A wonder of star formation - watching a massive star grow  
11:30 - 11:50 Vladimir Grinin The UX Ori type activity in young cool stars  
SESSION 5: Triggering and Feedback from Massive Stars
11:50 - 12:10 Sam Geen The (Un)predictability of star formation on a cloud scale  
12:10 - 12:30 Pamela Klaassen Carina's pillars of destruction: the view from ALMA  
SPECIAL SESSION: Reminiscences
12:30 - 13:00 Hans Zinnecker My passion for star formation (and the ISM)  
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:30 - 18:00 Excursions (see Social Events tab on conference website for details)
  • Geological walk up Arthur's Seat
  • The Whisky Experience
  • Visit Mary King's Close
19:00 - 23:00 Conference Dinner at the Playfair Library, Old College
THURSDAY, September 6
SESSION 5: Triggering and Feedback from Massive Stars (continued)
09:00 - 09:20 Yasuo Fukui Triggered star formation  
09:20 - 09:40 Chris Wareing MHD simulation of cloud formation by thermal instability and consequent massive star feedback  
09:40 - 10:00 Franta Dinnbier Disentangling the relative contributions of supernovae, stellar winds, and ionising radiation on shaping the structure of galactic discs  
10:00 - 10:20 Jan Palouš Gould's Belt and beyond  - II.  
10:20 - 10:40 Jonathan Tan Massive star formation  
10:40 - 11:10 Coffee break and posters
SESSION 6: Multiple Systems
11:10 - 11:50 John Tobin Revolutionising our view of disk and multiple star formation: new frontiers explored by ALMA and the VLA (invited review)  
11:50 - 12:10 Stefan Kraus VLTI imaging of a high-mass proto-binary system: unveiling the dynamical processes in high-mass star formation  
12:10 - 12:30 Rainer Köhler Pre-main sequence binaries and the origin of field stars  
12:30 - 12:50 Bob Mathieu An observational study of accretion flows in short-period pre-Main Sequence binaries  
12:50 - 14:00 Lunch break
SESSION 7: Clusters
14:00 - 14:40 Richard Parker Clusters (invited review)  
14:40 - 15:00 Bernhard Brandl Studying star and planet formation with METIS on the ELT  
15:00 - 15:20 Peter Schilke Formation of clusters containing high-mass stars  
15:20 - 15:50 Coffee break and posters
15:50 - 16:10 Anne Buckner Dance of the stars: an analysis of the spatial evolution of two clusters  
16:10 - 16:30 Oliver Lomax Modelling the structure of star clusters with fractional Brownian motion  
16:30 - 16:50 Becky Arnold Quantifying velocity structure in star forming regions  
16:50- 17:30 John Bally The Challenges Ahead, II  
SESSION 7: Clusters (continued)
09:00 - 09:20 Amelia Stutz Cluster formation in Orion  
09:20 - 09:40 César Briceño Stellar demographics in Orion  
09:40 - 10:00 Karolina Kubiak On the nature of the Orion Belt Population sources  
10:00 - 10:20 Genevieve Parmentier Three star formation relations (and strengthened cluster survival) with one single model  
10:20 - 10:40 Christina Schoettler Making runaways: the ejection of stars from clusters due to dynamical evolution  
10:40 - 11:10 Coffee break and posters
11:10 - 11:30 Richard Wünsch The origin of globular clusters and their multiple populations  
SESSION 8: The Galactic Context
11:30 - 11:50 Bruce Elmegreen Star formation over cosmic time  
11:50 - 12:10 Diederick Kruijssen The physics encoded by the star formation relation  
12:10 - 12:30 Mélanie Chevance A systematic characterisation of the evolutionary cycling between moecular clouds, star formation, and feedback in nearby galaxies  
12:30 - 12:50 Patrick Hennebelle What sets the stellar Initial Mass Function?  
12:50 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 14:20 John Bally Outflow structure, N-body interactions, and the origin of the IMF  
14:20 - 14:40 Henrik Beuther Fragmentation and disk formation in high-mass star formation  
14:40 - 15:00 Philippe André The Role of Molecular Filaments in the Origin of the IMF  
15:00 - 15:20 Matthew Bate The origin and variation of the stellar Initial Mass Function  
15:20 - 15:50 Coffee break and posters
15:50 - 16:10 Nicolas Lodieu The photometric and astrometric mass functions in galactic open clusters  
16:10 - 16:30 Morten Andersen The formation of massive star clusters and their IMF  
16:30 - 16:50 Simon Glover The Initial Mass Function of Population III stars: where do we stand?  
FINAL SESSION : Capturing the Spirit of Hans
16:50- 17:10 Eric Becklin Thirty six years of adventures in observational star formation with Hans Zinnecker  
17:10- 17:30 Mark McCaughrean & John Rayner Hans Zinnecker: Astronomer, Colleague, Friend  


Molecular Clouds and Filaments  
1A Daniel Seifried Dust polartisation observations of simulated molecular clouds
2A Marion Wienen Temperature and 3D distributions of high-mass star-forming regions in the inner Galaxy
3A Asmita Bhandare Core and disk properties: from low- to high-mass star formation
4A Jennifer Wiseman The Detection of Complex Organic Molecules in the Large Magellanic Cloud with ALMA
Low-Mass Star Formation  
1B Mary Barsony Detection of photospheric features in the near-infrared spectrum of a Class 0 protostar
2B Agnieszka Mirocha Tracing UV fields around low-mass protostars with IRAM 30m
3B Francesco Fontani Fragmentation properties of massive protostellar clumps
4B Ant Whitworth A critical ram-pressure for star formation
5B Pierre Marchand The Hall effect in star formation
6B Alejandro Santamaria-Miranda The early stages of substellar formation in Lupus 1 and 3 clouds with ALMA
7B Dominique Segura-Cox Ringed substructure in the dust disk of the Class I protostar IRS63
8B Mauricio Tapia New visit to the star-forming cores in the centre of the Trifid Nebula: Herschel, Spitzer and Calar Alto views
9B Christian Flores Gonzales Magnetic fields of young stars with iSHELL
10B Tomoyuki Kudo A spatially resolved AU-scale inner disk around DM Tau
11B Ken Rice Directly observing self-gravitating spiral waves with ALMA
12B Carlos Contreras Pena Determination of the outburst rate from 1 million years monitoring of planet-forming YSOs
High-Mass Star Formation  
1C Aida Ahmadi Disk kinematics and stability in high-mass star formation: the link between observations and simulations
2C Nathaniel Kee Near-star radiative feedback and the stellar upper mass limit
3C Kisetsu Tsuge Massive star formation triggered by galactic tidal interaction in the LMC
4C Chumpon Wichittanakom Determination of accretion rates of Herbig Ae/Be stars
5C Nanda Kumar Ionised accretion in very high-mass stars: accelerating and rotating infall
6C Paolo Persi Near and Mid Infrared Observations of High Mass Young Stellar Objects
7C Bringfried Stecklum A Wonder of Star Formation - Watching a Massive Star Grow
Jets and Outflows  
1D Anton Feeney-Johansson Observing the jet of the low-mass YSO DG Tau with LOFAR
2D Philip Lucas YSO variability as seen with VVV/VVVX and UKIDSS
3D Agata Karska Deeply-embedded protostars driving outflows in the Outer Galaxy
4D Anders Kolligan Jets and outflows of massive protostars - From cloud collapse to jet launching and cloud dispersal
5D Tom Douglas Ionization, Radiation Pressure and Outflows in Massive Star Formation - A parameter survey in 2D Monte-Carlo RHD
6D Thomas Stanke An unbiased CO outflow survey in Orion from ALCOHOLS (APEX Large CO Heterodyne Orion Legacy Survey): first results
Triggering and Feedback from Massive Stars
1E Ken Marsh RCW 120: A case of hit and run, elucidated by multi-temperature dust mapping
Multiple Systems  
1F Kristin Lund The formation of high-mass binary star systems
2F Andrew F. Nelson All about GG Tau A
3F Oleg Malkov Binary stars and the fundamental initial mass function
1G Alice Perez Blanco Clustering properties of Herbig Ae/Be stars
2G Emma Daffern-Powell Creating free-floating planets in young star forming regions
3G Sergei Nayakshin What separates stellar and planetary-mass companion formation?
4G Victor Zivkov Investigating the intermediate/low-mass PMS populations across the Magellanic System: method and first results
5G Rhana Nicholson Rapid destruction of protoplanetary discs in different star forming environments
6G Megan Reiter Cluster dynamics in the typical birthplaces of stars and planets
Last updated: 09 Oct 2018 at 19:39