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2010 Star Formation Workshop Massive Star Formation: Observations, Theory and Diagnostic Tools
January 11-14, 2010
106 Stanley Hall, UC Berkeley


The Astronomy Department, University of California, Berkeley will host a Star Formation Workshop: Observations, Theories, and Diagnostic Tools from January 11th-14th, 2010, on the campus of UCB. The Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA) and its Theoretical Institute for Advanced Research for Astrophysics (TIARA), Taiwan, are co-sponsoring the event. The workshop will take place at 106 Stanley Hall.

The theme of the workshop will be on the formation of the massive stars from small to large scales, their observations, theories, and diagnostic tools. Topics include theories of the formation, initial conditions, cloud cores, accretion mechanisms, disks and outflows, magnetic fields, radiative transfer tools, simulations, and connections to larger scales. Each of the talks is scheduled for 30 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of questions and discussions. Close interactions and lively discussions among the speakers and the participants are the primary goals of the workshop. Participation in the entire workshop is strongly recommended.

Confirmed Speakers

Registration Fee

Please follow this link for registration. Due to resource constraints, please register if you plan on attending the whole or part of the workshop. Space is limited to 60 people.

There will be a reception held in the evening of January 10th, 6pm- 8pm, at the 6th floor lounge of Campbell Hall (the Astronomy Department). The workshop banquet will be held at Hong Kong East Ocean in Emeryville, CA, from 7pm-9pm, on January 13th, 2010. Cost for each person is USD $60, for a preset menu.

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The Organizing Committee

  • Leo Blitz (Co-Chair)
  • Al Glassgold
  • James Graham
  • David Hollenbach
  • Richard Klein
  • Chris Mckee
  • Paul Ho
  • Sheng-Yuan Liu
  • Nagayoshi Ohashi
  • Hsien Shang (Co-Chair)
  • Frank Shu
  • Ronald Taam