Star Formation from Cores to Clusters

Published: 17 Oct 2016
Rho Ophiuchi low-mass star forming region (DSS2)

ESO Workshop, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile, 6–9 March 2017

This Workshop aims to bring together astronomers pursuing a variety of strategies in answering the question: "What constitutes a prototypical low-mass star forming region from core to cluster scales?". This question refers specifically to the formation of low-mass stars, but also involves higher-mass stars, starless cores, brown dwarfs and planet formation simultaneous with low-mass star formation, and related topics. The workshop will feature observational and theoretical/simulation studies in pursuing a comprehensive understanding of low-mass star forming regions.

The timing of this meeting is designed to facilitate proposals for observations with ESO facilities, including ALMA, in 2017, also incorporating synergies among observers and theorists for such proposals. It will focus on five sessions:

  • Molecular clouds and star forming regions (formation, evolution, chemistry, structure)
  • Pre- and proto-stellar cores
  • Outflows, envelopes, first conditions of disk formation
  • Earliest stages of the sub-stellar regime
  • Multiplicity at early stages of star formation, small clusters

The Workshop will consist of invited and contributed talks with dedicated discussion time to synthesize the information presented during each session. There will also be poster presentations.

Registration is limited to approximately 70–80 participants. Further details can be found on the workshop webpage. The abstract deadline is 1 December 2016.