Wednesday 14

09:0009:20 Saul Thomas Archibald Rubio del los Cerros Lindos Uster  - Welcome

MORNING SESSION: Chair: Valentin Ivanov 

-- Early stages of cluster formation and evolution

09:2009:40 Michael Fellhauer - Hierarchical Formation of Young Embedded Star Clusters - What an IMF can do for you

09:4010:00 Rie E. Miura - Young Stellar Groups within Giant Molecular Clouds in nearby spiral galaxy M33

10:0010:20 Giacomo Beccari - Multiple stellar populations in massive star-burst clusters

10:2011:20 coffee

11:2011:40 Karla Peña Ramírez  - Substellar mass function in Sigma Orionis: current status

11:4012:00 Graeme Candlish - Phase mixing after a star cluster pops

12:0012:20 Jincheng Yu - Mass segregation of the young star clusters

12:2012:40 Kora Muzic - Low-mass end of the Initial Mass Function: Insights From The SONYC Survey



14:40 – 15:00 Sebastian Ramirez Alegria - Young and obscured clusters from the VVV survey

-- Stellar population studies from resolved stellar clusters

15:0015:20 Francesco Mauro - Alessi 52 and its neighbourhood: a complex stellar association?

15:2015:40 Valery Kravtsov - Radial trend of elemental abundances in the Galactic globular cluster 47 Tuc 

15:40 – 16:00 Sergio Vasquez - Metallicity and radial velocities for Galactic globularcluster in a homogeneous scale. What we can learn from not so hi-resolution spectra?

16:0016:40 coffee

16:4017:00 Aldo A. R. Valcarce - Constraints of the initial helium abundance from the horizontal branch population in globular clusters

17:0017:20 Simón Ángel - Characterisation of foreground stellar populations in the CFHTLS Deep - WIRDS fields

17:20 – 17:40 Ana Bonaca - Weighing a live dark matter halo with cold tidal streams 

Thursday 15

MORNING SESSION: Chair: Maren Hempel

-- Star Clusters from VVV

09:0009:20 Dante Minniti - Overview of Star Clusters with the VVV Survey

09:20 – 09:40 Valentin Ivanov - Near-infrared look at star clusters with the VISTA surveys

09:40 – 10:00 Jura Borissova - Open clusters in the VVV Survey

10:0010:20 Javier Alonso-García - Variability in the inner Galactic globular clusters surveyed by the VVV

10:2010:40 Verónica Firpo - Hundreds of New Cluster Candidates in the VISTA Variables in the Vía Lactea Survey DR1

10:4011:20 coffee

11:20 - 11:40 Claudio Navarro - A Search for YSO in young clusters and star-forming regions using VVV data

-- Magellanic Cloud Star Clusters

11:40 – 12:00 Tali Palma - Exploring the recent Large Magellanic Cloud's chemical enrichment history through its star clusters

12:0012:20 Javier H. Minniti - Integrated spectral properties of poorly known compact star clusters of the Large Magellanic Cloud

12:20 – 12:40 Celeste Parisi - Studying star clusters as tracers of the Small Magellanic Cloud's chemical enrichment

12:40 - 14:20   LUNCH

AFTERNOON SESSION: Chair: Thomas H. Puzia

14:20 - 14:40 Doug Geisler - What is a Globular Cluster? What is an Open Cluster?

-- Extragalactic Star Clusters

14:4015:00 Roberto Muñoz - The Next Generation Virgo Cluster Survey - Infrared (NGVS-IR): A new Near-UV/Optical/Near-IR Globular Cluster selection tool

15:0015:20 Andres Almeida - Extended Star Clusters in NGC 1023 from HST/ACS imaging

15:2015:40 Marcelo Mora - Star cluster complexes in the infalling dIrr NGC1427A

15:4016:00 Steffen Mieske – Erosion and Enrichment of GCs

16:0016:40 Coffee

16:40 – 18:00                    Open Discussion: Star Cluster hot topics / new results (bring up your 2 slides)

-      Contribution of star clusters to assembly of Galactic Field

-      Binary stars and exotica (CVs, BSS, MSP)

-      Black holes in UCDs

Conference Dinner

Friday 16

MORNING SESSION: Chair: Steffen Mieske

-- Extragalactic Star Clusters, cont'd

09:30 – 09:50 Thomas H. Puzia - Globular Clusters in Virgo & Fornax

09:50 – 10:10 Jörg Dabringhausen - A varying IMF in ultra-compact dwarf galaxies

10:10 – 10:30 Matt Taylor - Observational Evidence for a Bifurcation in the Dynamical Mass Scaling Relations of Compact Stellar Systems in NGC 5128

10:30 – 10:50 Maren Hempel - Wide-field study on the Globular Cluster Systems of Early-Type Galaxies

10:5011:30 Coffee

11:30 – 11:50 Richard Lane - The globular cluster systems of isolated elliptical galaxies - what can they tell us about LCDM?

11:5012:10 Mia S. Bovill - Into the Voids: Searching for diffuse, low mass stellar systems beyond the Local Group

12:1012:30 Yasna Ordenes  - Compact Stellar Systems in Polar Ring Galaxies NGC 4650A and NGC 3808B: clues to polar disk formation

12:3012:50 Sergio Torres-Flores - Star-forming regions in interacting galaxies and kinematic of giant HII regions

12:50 – 13:00 Closing remarks

13:00 Lunch


-      practical workshops

-      17:00 – BEERs at TBD