Division H: Interstellar Matter and Local Universe

August 24 and 27, 2018



Bruce G. Elmegreen - T J Watson Res Center - New York (USA)


General Information:

This two-day meeting will present expert reviews on the latest developments in research on Interstellar Matter and the Local Universe, while providing a focal point for IAU Division H and related Commission Business. All are welcome.

Bruce Elmegreen (bge@us.ibm.com), Cristina Chiappini, Richard de Grijs, Eva Grebel, Ciska Kemper, Eva Schinnerer, Letizia Stanghellini, Leonardo Testi


Friday, August 24, 2018: 

Session 1
10:30 - 12:00Summaries of Symposia from the first week:
-  IAUS 343: “Why galaxies care about AGB stars: A continuing challenge through cosmic time”
-  IAUS 344: “Dwarf Galaxies: from the deep universe to the present”
-  IAUS 345: “Origins: From the protosun to the first steps of life”
Talks from PhD Prize winners 2017, 2018
Session 2
13:30 - 15:00Reviews of Division H Research:
-  Astrochemistry, protostellar disks
Commission and Working Group Meetings

Session 3 
15:30 - 18:30Reviews of Division H Research:
-  Pre-main sequence stars, protostellar cores, star clusters, interstellar turbulence, dust
Division H meeting

Monday, August 27, 2018:

Session 410:30 - 12:00Reviews of Division H Research:
-  Milky Way components: thick disk, bar/bulge, galactic center, spirals
-  Asteroseismology and stellar ages
Session 513:30 - 15:00-  Local Group dwarfs, LMC and SMC
Poster summaries

Session 615:30 - 17:00-  Magellanic Stream, circumgalactic medium
-  The interstellar medium of M33 and nearby galaxies 

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