Herbig Ae/Be stars: The missing link in star formation

Santiago, Chile, April 7 - 11, 2014


Goal of this Workshop

The ESO workshop on Herbig Ae/Be stars is dedicated to the formation and pre-main sequence evolution of intermediate-mass stars bridging the transition between the distinctly different scenarios for the formation of low and high-mass stars. Over the past 20 years, new instruments have opened up the milli-arcsecond and sub-milli-arcsecond spatial scales where the disk physics takes place and planetary formation processes occur. ALMA will complement spatially and advance spectrally at high resolution the connection between the inner disks and the outer, dusty disks as observed by space-based observatories. The workshop aims to elucidate the evolution of the circumstellar material from the formation phases, during the star's PMS contraction, and into the dispersal and debris phases. Topics include (i) stellar interior and surface physics (ii) accretion/ejection (iii) disk evolution; (iv) the connection with debris disks and planet formation.

The workshop lasts five days and is held at the ESO-Chile headquarters in Santiago. It will have classic format of invited reviews, contributing talks and posters. There will be ample time for discussions, and space for posters. The conference venue has a capacity for 100-120 participants.


The ESO 2014 Herbig AeBe workshop will take place in commemoration of the life and works of George H. Herbig (January 2, 1920 – October 12, 2013).
George Herbig pioneered the field of star formation, especially that of young stars and their nebulous surroundings. His legacy includes the identification and first description of the Herbig Ae/Be stars and the Herbig-Haro objects. Follow this link to his home institute: http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/press-releases/Herbig/ .


Confirmed invited speakers include:

E. Alecian (F)
M. Beltran (I)
R. van Boekel (D)
S. Brittain (US)
N. Calvet (US)
C. Dougados (F)
G. Duchene (US)
C. Grady (US)
T. Henning (D)
K. Kratter (US)
S. Kraus  (UK)
G. Lodato (I)
V. Piétu (F)
S. Quanz (CH)
R. Waters (NL)
M. Wyatt (UK)


Conference e-mail: haebe2014@eso.org

Organiser: ESO


Third Announcement


Conference poster