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KITP Conference: Fire Down Below: The Impact of Feedback on Star and Galaxy Formation
(Apr 14-18, 2014)
Coordinators: Norman Murray, Eve Ostriker, Romain Teyssier
Scientific Advisors: Crystal Martin, Jim Stone

Overview | talks | PodcastXML | Schedule | Program Page

Monday, April 14, 2014

Galactic outflows: theory and simulations of wind driving, Chair: Romain Teyssier (Univ. Zürich)

8:50am Lars Bildsten (KITP Director) Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Andrey Kravtsov (Univ. Chicago) Star formation efficiency of halos of different mass and the role of feedback in galaxy formation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:40am Phil Hopkins (Caltech) Galaxies on FIRE: Stellar Feedback Regulates Star Formation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am

Morning Break

10:50am Volker Springel (HITS) Winds and their impact in simulations of Milky Way-sized galaxies[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Oscar Agertz (Univ. Surrey) On the interplay between star formation and feedback in galaxy formation simulations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:10pm Discussion
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Galactic outflows: direct observations and cosmological constraints, Chair: Nicolas Bouché (Obs. Midi Pyrenees)

2:00pm Crystal Martin (UC Santa Barbara) Gas Outflows and Inflows from Galaxies at z < 1.5[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:40pm Dusan Keres (UC San Diego) Star formation driven galactic winds in FIRE simulations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:20pm

Afternoon Break

3:50pm Sylvain Veilleux (Univ. Maryland) Powerful Neutral Atomic and Molecular Outflows in Galaxies[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Participants Short Talks[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:10pm Discussion
5:30pm

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Star clusters: radiation, winds and supernovae, stellar IMF, observations, Chair: Peng Oh (UCSB)

9:00am Laura Lopez (MIT) Observational Assessment of Stellar Feedback Mechanisms[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:40am Pieter Van Dokkum (Yale Univ.) The IMF in the progenitors of early-type galaxies[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am

Morning Break

10:50am Eric Pellegrini (Univ. Toledo) HEROS SONG - HII-region Equation of state in Resolved ObjectS a Survey Of Nearby Galaxies : Measuring the balance of radiation, thermal gas and hot x-ray plasma pressures in star forming region[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Nathan Smith (Univ. Arizona) The evolution of massive stars and their feedback[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:10pm Discussion
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Star formation and ISM on galactic scales: properties of the multiphase ISM, Chair: Christine Wilson (McMaster Univ.)

2:00pm Karin Sandstrom (Univ. Arizona) Observing Stellar Energy Input into the ISM in Nearby Galaxies[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:40pm Tony Wong (Univ. Illinois) The Distribution of Atomic and Molecular Gas in Galaxies[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:20pm

Afternoon Break

3:50pm Shane Davis (Univ. Toronto) Radiation Feedback in ULIRGS: Are Photons Movers and Shakers?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Discussion
4:50pm Presenters Poster Presentations[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

RECEPTION/ Poster Session

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Star cluster formation: theory and simulations of SFRs and SFEs, Chair: Richard Klein (Berkeley)

9:00am Norm Murray (Univ. Toronto) Star formation in self-gravitating turbulent fluids[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:40am Stefanie Walch (Univ. Cologne) The life-cycle of molecular clouds in Milky Way-like disk galaxies[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am

Morning Break

10:50am Chris Matzner (Univ. Toronto) Feedback and accretion in star cluster formation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Mike Fall (STScI) Formation and Evolution of Star Clusters[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:10pm Discussion
12:30pm

Lunch Break

2:00pm

FREE AFTERNOON/ SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Star formation and ISM on galactic scales: theory and simulations of feedback, Chair: Ralph Pudritz (McMaster Univ.)

9:00am Eve Ostriker (Princeton Univ.) Star formation self-regulation: concepts and computations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:40am Adrianne Slyz (Univ. Oxford) Regulating star formation with turbulence at high redshift[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am

Morning Break

10:50am Claude-André Faucher-Giguère (NWU) Star formation, stellar feedback, and their effects on the circum-galactic medium[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Clare Dobbs (Univ. Exeter) The impact of feedback on the ISM[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:10pm Discussion
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Numerical methods for simulating feedback, Chair: Jim Stone (Princeton)

2:00pm Avishai Dekel (Hebrew Univ.) Feedback Effects in High-z Galaxies[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:40pm Joakim Rosdahl (Leiden Univ.) Stellar feedback experiments in a galactic disk with HD and RHD[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:20pm

Afternoon Break

3:50pm Michal Hanasz (Copernicus Univ.) Cosmic-ray driven winds from high-redshift disk galaxies[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Rolf Kuiper (MPIA) Ray-Tracing and Flux-Limited-Diffusion for simulating Stellar Radiation Feedback[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:10pm Discussion
5:30pm

RECEPTION

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

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Friday, April 18, 2014

The stellar IMF: theory and modeling, Chair: Stella Offner (Yale Univ.)

9:00am Patrick Hennebelle (CEA Saclay) Why does the IMF appear so universal?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:40am Mark Krumholz (UC Santa Cruz) Radiation Feedback and the Origin of the IMF[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
10:20am

Morning Break

10:50am Aake Nordlund (Univ. Copenhagen) Towards Self-consistent Modeling of Star Formation and the Initial Mass Function[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Athena Stacy (Berkeley) Towards constraining the IMF of Pop III stars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:10pm Discussion
12:30pm

Lunch Break

The impact of feedback on galaxy properties, Chair: Laura Sales (Harvard Univ.)

2:00pm Joop Schaye (Leiden Univ.) Cosmological simulations of the formation of galaxies[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:40pm Alyson Brooks (Rutgers Univ.) Feedback and Galaxy Scaling Relations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:20pm

Afternoon Break

3:50pm Shy Genel (Harvard Univ.) Kpc-scale feedback in a 100Mpc simulation box: the Illustris Simulation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Lucio Mayer (Univ. Zürich) The individual properties of galaxies in the LCDM cosmogony; are they controlled by feedback ?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:10pm Discussion
5:30pm

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