How do stars and planets form and evolve in time?

Since mid-2009, the European Space Agency (ESA) Herschel Space Observatory provides new light on these long-standing astrophysical questions. With its 3.5m primary mirror, it delivers observations in the 55-671 micrometer range with unprecedented sensitivity, spatial and spectral resolution, revolutionising our understanding of the star and planet formation processes.

The symposium will bring together researchers in Star, Moon and Planet Formation from around the world. At the time of the conference, most of the observations for the Herschel Guaranteed Time and Open Time Key Projects will have been carried out, and Open Time 1 projects will have largely started. Data reduction will have significantly improved, and in-depth data analysis and detailed modelling will be ongoing. The symposium will thus offer a great opportunity to share the new exciting results obtained with Herschel and to leverage on them for the scientific exploitation of new facilities like ALMA, as well as for triggering new modelling efforts.

Confirmed invited speakers:

CALL FOR PAPERS

The abstracts submission deadline is extended to November 18, 2011. Submission after that date will still be possible, but the SOC reserves the right to ignore late abstracts.
The scientific themes of the symposium will be centred around the physical and chemical evolution of gas and dust in star and planet forming environments and on the impact of the low-and high-mass star formation processes on the surroundings.

Papers are solicited in the following topics areas:

Abstracts guidelines

Abstract must be in English and must include:

Abstract submission

All submissions, pdf AND LaTex formats, must be made on-line from the website.
Abstract sent by email will not be accepted. Scanned PDF-files are not allowed.
The file may neither contain any form of security, nor bookmarks, links, graphics, pictures or multiple files in a single file.
Your files must be named as follows: familyname.PDF and familyname.tex

Working language

Working language is English.

Best Poster Award

The purpose of the Best Poster Award is to encourage scientists to display outstanding posters during the Symposium.
All presenters of posters during the conference are eligible.
The best poster will be selected by the Symposium Scientific Committee.
The award will be presented at the Symposium dinner.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

List of contributed talks: 20 minutes each including Q&A;

MONDAY19 MARCH TUESDAY 20 MARCH WEDNESDAY 21 MARCH THURSDAY 22 MARCH FRIDAY 23 MARCH
From 7.30 - Registration
Welcome general information about the meeting general information about the meeting general information about the meeting
Introductory talks by Antonella Natta and Göran Pilbratt Topic 1: Pre-Collapse Phase Planet-forming circumstellar disks: Pre-Herschel review:
Invited Speaker:
K. Pontoppidan Debris disks and connection to exoplanets: Herschel overview:
Invited Speaker:
J. Greaves
Pre-collapse phase: Pre-Herschel review:
Invited Speaker:
M. Tafalla Discussion / Conclusion for Topic 1 Planet-forming circumstellar disks: Herschel overview:
Invited Speaker:
J. Williams Topic 4: Debris Disks and Connection to Exoplanets
Posters blitz Protostellar phase: Pre-Herschel review:
Invited Speaker:
C. Ceccarelli Topic 3: Planet-Forming Circumstellar Disks Discussion
Coffee & Posters Viewing Break Coffee & Posters Viewing Break Coffee & Posters Viewing Break Coffee & Posters Viewing Break
Pre-collapse phase: Herschel overview:
Invited Speaker:
J Di Francesco Protostellar phase: Herschel overview:
Invited Speaker:
T. Bergin Topic 3: Planet-Forming Circumstellar Disks Debris disks and connection to exoplanets: Modeling/theory review:
Invited Speaker:
P. Thébault
Topic 1: Pre-Collapse Phase Topic 2: Protostellar Phase Discussion on disk detection and evolution Topic 4: Debris Disks and Connection to Exoplanets
Posters blitz Discussion Discussion on models / Conclusion for Topic 4
Lunch & Posters Viewing Lunch & Posters Viewing Lunch & Posters Viewing Meeting conclusion
Pre-collapse phase: Modeling/theory review:
Invited Speaker:
P. Hennebelle Protostellar phase: Modeling/theory review:
Invited Speaker:
R. Visser Planet-forming circumstellar disks: Modeling/theory review:
Invited Speaker:
P. Woitke
Topic 1: Pre-Collapse Phase Topic 2: Protostellar Phase Topic 3: Planet-Forming Circumstellar Disks
Discussion on models Discussion on models Discussion on models / conclusion for Topic 3
Posters blitz
Coffee & Posters Viewing Break Coffee & Posters Viewing Break Coffee & Posters Viewing Break
Topic 1: Pre-Collapse Phase Topic 2: Protostellar Phase Debris disks and connection to exoplanets: Pre-Herschel review:
Invited Speaker:
P. Kalas
From 17.00 to 19.00
Registration and Welcome Opening Discussion on high mass star formation Discussion / conclusion for Topic 2 Topic 4: Debris Disks and Connection to Exoplanets
Posters Viewing Posters Viewing
Symposium
Dinner

VENUE

The Symposium will be held from 20 to 23 March 2012, at:
MINATEC
3 parvis Louis Néel
38 054 Grenoble – FRANCE
Tél. : +33 (0)4 38 78 43 29

ACCOMMODATION

If you need a hotel booking, please click on the link 

Localisation
The MINATEC campus is located in the city centre, in the heart of the scientific Polygone. Close to railway and bus stations, close to the motorway and air networks. It is easily accessible from major French and European cities.

By air
MINATEC is a 50-minute drive from Lyon Saint-Exupery airport and a 90-minute drive from Geneva Cointrin airport, with regular shuttle service between both airports and Grenoble’s bus station.

By rail
The train station is a five-minute walk and a short drive from MINATEC. For those who prefer the tramway, the campus is just two stops away from the train station. Regularly scheduled High-Speed Trains (TGV) serve Paris (Grenoble – Paris: 3 hours) and other destinations throughout France.

By public transportation
MINATEC is well served by public transportation. The campus is right on bus line 30 and tramway line B. From the train station, take tramway line B to Cité Internationale and get off at the end of the line, just two stops away.

By car
If you are arriving from Chambéry or Geneva via highway A41,
take the Rocade Sud (ring road) and follow signs for Lyon par l’autoroute (Lyon by highway).
Take exit 2 (Europole) and follow the signs for the Polygone scientifique.

From Lyon, Valence, and Marseille via highway A48,
take exit 16 and follow signs for the Polygone scientifique.

There is ample public parking near MINATEC

Download the map.

Grenoble

At the heart of the French Revolution, pioneer in the hydroelectricity field, the town which created the first tourist information office in France, leader in nanotechnologies, Grenoble has always been a pioneer in terms of science, tourism and social life.

Grenoble, capital of the Isère department, is located in the Rhône-Alpes Region which is inhabited by 6 million people. In the heart of the French Alps, it is considered as the capital of the Alps.

Thanks to its strategic location on the motorway network, it is very close (less than 1:30) to Lyon, Valence, Saint-Etienne, Chambéry, Annecy, Chamonix or Geneva.

Grenoble is nestled in the heart of three Alpine mountain chains: the Vercors (South-West), the Chartreuse (North) and the de Belledonne range (South-East)… all can be reached from the town centre.

More info on Grenoble and its Region:

http://www.grenoble-tourism.com/
http://www.grenoble-tourism.com/387-skiing-grenoble.htm
http://en.france-montagnes.com/massif/northern-alps
http://en.france-montagnes.com/massif/southern-alps
http://en.isere-tourisme.com/

A rich and diverse industrial base, suitable for research

In Grenoble, more than 100 years of synergy between industry and university. Grenoble is, after Paris, the first French public and private research centre (17.000 jobs), and its scientific community is famous worldwide. 3 fields of expertise:

Grenoble has a strong academic reputation due to the extent and quality of its higher education and research. The “University of Grenoble” cluster brings together academic institutions into a single structure to make it more readable and more visible, especially abroad.

Grenoble has a long tradition of international relations through the hosting of many foreign researchers and students. The universities have established networks of international cooperation covering five continents.

More info: http://www.grenoble-univ.fr/

KEY DATES

The abstracts submission deadline is extended to November 18, 2011. Submission after that date will still be possible, but the SOC reserves the right to ignore late abstracts.
Notification to authors: 05th January 2012
Preliminary programme : 06th January 2012
End of early bird registration: 22nd January 2012
Symposium: 20-23 March 2012

CONTACT

Symposium Secretariat
CTA EVENTS
22, avenue de Purpan
31700 Blagnac - France
Phone: +33 (0)5.34.40.57.65
Fax: +33 (0)5.34.40.66.15
E-mail: Herschel2012@cta-events.com