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KITP Conference: Star Formation, Then and Now (August 6 - December 7, 2007)
Coordinators: Tom Abel, Alyssa Goodman, Chris McKee, Paolo Padoan

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Monday, August 13, 2007

First Stars
[Review Talks are 30 min + 15 min Discussion]
[All Other Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

Morning Session Chair: Vanessa Hill (Paris Obs.)

8:50am Martin Einhorn
(KITP Deputy Director)
Welcome [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Andrea Ferrara
(SISSA)
Review of Observations [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Volker Bromm
(Univ. Texas-Austin)
Review of Theory [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00am Ken'ichi Nomoto
(Univ. Tokyo)
Hypernovae and First Stars [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Kazuyuki Omukai
(Nat'l Astro. Obs. of Japan)
Zero-metallicity Protostar Formation [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Katie Freese
(Univ. Michigan)
Dark Matter and the First Stars: A new phase of stellar evolution?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: Daniel Whalen (LANL)

2:00pm Brian O'Shea
(Los Alamos)
Cosmological Simulations of Pop. III Star Formation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Vanessa Hill
(Paris Obs.)
First Stars from Abundance Patterns in Dwarfs [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Avi Loeb
(Harvard, CfA)
First Massive Stars and Reionization[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00pm Tom Abel
(Stanford, KIPAC)
First Stars from First Principles [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Mike Norman
(UCSD)
The Computational Astrophysics Data Analysis Center (CADAC) [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm DISCUSSION Highlights
Moderators: Mike Norman (UCSD) & Paul Shapiro (Univ of TX, Austin) [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:45pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Magnetic Fields and Turbulence
[Review Talks are 30 min + 15 min Discussion]
[All Other Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

Morning Session Chair: Bill Langer (Caltech, JPL)

9:00am Mark Heyer
(UMASS)
Review of Observations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Mordecai Mac Low
(Amer. Museum of Nat. History)
Review of Theory [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00am Edith Falgarone
(ENS-OP)
Intermittency and Dissipative Structures of ISM Turbulence[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Alexei Kritsuk
(UCSD)
Supersonic Hydrodynamic Turbulence [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Alex Lazarian
(Univ. Wisconsin-Madison)
Observable Properties of ISM Turbulence [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: Jongsoo Kim (KASS)

2:00pm Enrique Vázquez-Semadeni
(UNAM)
Star Formation Efficiency in Turbulent Clouds [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Richard Crutcher
(UIUC)
Magnetic Fields in Star Forming Clouds[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Åke Nordlund
(Niels Bohr Inst.)
Gravitational Collapse in Turbulent Clouds [Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00pm Alyssa Goodman
(Harvard, CfA)
Star Formation Taste Tests[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Fumitaka Nakamura
(Niigata Univ.)
Protostellar-Driven Turbulence [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm DISCUSSION Highlights
Moderators: Steven Balbus (ENS) & Chris Matzner (Univ. of Toronto) [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:45pm WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION
6:30pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:30pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI *Time may vary depending on end of dinner.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Various Topics
[Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

Morning Session Chair: Daniel Price (Univ. Exeter)

9:00am Shu-ichiro Inutsuka
(Nat. Astr. Obs.)
Triggered Star Formation [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Robi Banerjee
(Univ. Heidelberg)
Massive Star Formation and Outflows[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Supernovae or Large-Scale Instabilities?

10:00am Eve Ostriker
(Univ. Maryland)
Galactic Scale Dynamics and Turbulence [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK

Direct Collapse or Competitive Accretion?

11:00am Philippe André
(CEA, Saclay)
Probing the Initial Conditions of Clusters [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Ian Bonnell
(Univ. St. Andrews)
Competitive Accretion [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Mark Krumholz
(Princeton)
From Massive Cores to Massive Stars[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK
2:00pm FREE AFTERNOON

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Massive Stars and Stellar Clusters
[Review Talks are 30 min + 15 min Discussion]
[All Other Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

Morning Session Chair: Paola Caselli (INAF, Arcetri/CfA)

9:00am Jonathan Tan
(Univ. Florida)
The Formation of Star Clusters [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am James Graham
(UC Berkeley)
Observations of Supermassive Clusters [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Fred Adams
(Univ. Michigan)
Effects of Young Embedded Clusters on their Constituent Solar Systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00am Maite Beltran
(Univ. Barcelona)
The Search for Massive Protostars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Richard Klein
(UC Berkeley)
The formation of Massive Stars[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Debra Shepherd
(NRAO)
Massive Molecular Outflows and Outflow Clusters[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: David Collins (UCSD)

2:00pm Charlie Lada
(Harvard, CfA)
Review of Observations [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Frank Shu
(UCSD)
Review of Theory [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00pm Ed Churchwell
(Univ. Wisconsin)
Impact of Massive Star Formation on their Environment[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Matthew Bate
(Univ. Exeter)
MHD SPH Simulations of Cluster Formation [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm DISCUSSION Highlights
Moderators: Ralf Klessen (Univ. Heidelberg) & Chris Matzner (Univ. of Toronto) [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:45pm WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION
6:30pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:30pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI *Time may vary depending on end of dinner.

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Friday, August 17, 2007

Redshift Evolution of Galaxy-Scale Star Formation
[Review Talks are 30 min + 15 min Discussion]
[All Other Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

Morning Session Chair: Leonidas Moustakas (Caltech, JPL)

9:00am Reinhard Genzel
(MPE)
Review of Observations [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Bruce Elmegreen
(IBM, Watson)
Redshift Evolution of Galaxy-Scale Star Formation: Review of Theory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00am Art Wolfe
(UCSD)
Star Formation in Damped Lya Galaxies [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Naoki Yoshida
(Nagoya Univ.)
Second-Generation Star Formation in Proto-Galaxies[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Leo Blitz
(UC Berkeley)
Radial Gas Distributions and the Gas Depletion Time Problem[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: Maite Beltran (Univ. Barcelona)

2:00pm Andrey Kravtsov
(Univ. of Chicago)
Star Formation in Cosmological Simulations [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Raul Jimenez
(UPenn)
Primordial Star Formation at High Redshift [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Ellen Zweibel
(Univ. Wisconsin-Madison)
Cosmic Ray and Magnetic Field Histories of Galaxies [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00pm Crystal Martin
(UCSB)
Evolution of Galactic Winds[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Philip Hopkins
(Harvard, CfA)
Merger-Driven Star Formation History of the Universe [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm DISCUSSION Highlights
Fred Lo (NRAO) Status of ALMA[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Moderators: Chris McKee (UC Berkeley) [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:45pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI Shuttle also available to the SB Airport and SB Airbus, Goleta location. See Jocelyn.

ABSTRACTS/POSTER PRESENTATION

Woong-Tae Kim
(Seoul Nat\'l Univ.)
Cloud Formation and Turbulence Generation in Two-Component Galactic Disks
Kaitlin Kratter
(Univ. Toronto)
Global Models for the Evolution of Embedded Accreting Protostellar Disk[Poster]
Seong-Jae Lee
(Chungnam Nat'l Univ.)
Rotational Instability in Accretion Shock
Nickolas Moeckel
(Univ. Colorado)
Massive Binaries via Disk Assisted Capture
Nicolas Petitclerc
(McMaster Univ.)
Star Cluster Formation SPH Simulations [Poster]
Stella Offner
(UC Berkeley)
Turbulent Core Kinematics: Simulation vs. Observation
Robert Piontek
(AIP)
Multiphase ISM Simulations with MRI Driven Turbulence: Comparing NIRVANA and ZEUS
Romar Sese
(Univ. Tsukuba)
TBA
Rahul Shetty
(Univ. MD, College Park)
Global Modeling of Cloud Formation and Supernovae Driven Feedback in Disk Galaxies
Martin Stringer
(Caltech)
Density Dependence of Supernova Feedback Efficiency[Poster]
Kefeng Sun
(Univ. Koeln)
The Photon Dominated Region in the IC 348 Molecular Cloud[Poster]
Elizabeth Tasker
(Univ. Florida)
Modeling the ISM is Galactic Disk Simulations
Enrico Vesperini
(Drexel Univ.)
TBA

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