SFDE17: From local clouds to distant galaxies

Starts: 06 August, 2017

Ends: 12 August, 2017


07 Science Avenue, Ghenh Rang, Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh, Vietnam



Building upon the success of the SFDE16 conference held in ICISE, Quy Nhon, Vietnam, we will get together again in 2017 to discuss about the recent progress in star formation from local clouds to distant galaxies. The conference will highlight the recent advances in wide-field and high resolution surveys and detail numerical simulations of star formation in different environments, from individual star to galaxy systems. The idea is to search for a universal picture of star formation across all scales and also identify the characteristics of each individual scale.

The goal of the conference is to share the different views from different research communities by balancing contributions from different categories and to encourage collaborations between researchers across the Globe. Depending on the demand, we might continue as SFDExSeries in the next years. Ample time is set aside to encourage discussions and collaboration.

Tentative Program

Saturday & Sunday :
Bootcamps for senior-undergraduate and graduate students
Neal Evans (UTexas, US), Alex Lazarian (Wisconsin, US), Naoki Yoshida (Kavli IPMU, JP)

Invited Review: Pierre Cox (ALMA JAO, CL)

Morning: Local star formation in the Milky Way
Invited Talk: The Role of Turbulence, Magnetic Fields, and Feedback for Star Formation – Christoph Federrath (ANU, AU)

Invited Talk: Cara Battersby (CfA, US)

Afternoon: Star formation inhibition in the Central Molecular Zones
Invited Review: Jens Kauffmann (MpifR, DE)
Invited Talk: Elisabeth Mills (San Jose, US)
Invited Talk: Tomoharu Oka (Keio Univ., JP)

Other topics:
Atomic and molecular phases
of the ISM, filaments
Formation of dense cores in the interstellar medium
Star formation on GMC scales
Formation of stellar clusters
Star formation in the galactic center

Morning: Star formation in nearby galaxies
Invited review: Yu Gao (PMO, CN)
Invited talk: Susanne Aalto (Chalmers, SE)
Invited talk: Sachiko Onodera (Meisei, JP)

Afternoon: Star formation in simulation and theory
Invited review: Ralph Pudritz (McMaster, CA)

Other topics:
Role of morphology, masses (dwarfs, spirals, ellipticals)
Quenching of star formation, blue and red sequence
Role of environment, role of supernovae feedback
Role of AGN feedback
Kennicutt-Schmidt laws

Wednesday: Excursion and free time


Morning: Star formation in High-z galaxies and primordial star formation
Jacqueline Hodge (Leiden, NL)
Chelsea Sharon (McMaster, CA)

Primordial star formation
Naoki Yoshida (Kavli IPMU, JP)

Focus groups 1: Central Molecular Zones in the Milky Way and Galaxies
(moderator: Jens Kauffmann (TBC))
Focus groups 2: new and open-sky observing facilities (moderators:

Morning: Connecting star formation at different scales
Invited review: Neal Evans (UTexas, US)

Galactic Winds, Feedback, and Magnetic field
Invited review: Alex Lazarian (Wisconsin, US)

Focus groups 3: large scale surveys of the Milky Way (moderator:
Focus groups 4: tools for extraction star formation quantifiers in
distant environments (moderator: TBC)

Other topics:
Scaling laws
Universal process in star formations
Influence of Galactic winds, magnetic field, feedback

Poster abstract submission deadline: 30 May, 2017
Early registration deadline: 30 May, 2017
Final registration deadline: 30 June, 2017

The number of participants will be limited to around 80 so that all participants will be accommodated in the same hotel Seagull. Priority will be given to speakers and poster presenters and early registration participants.

Registration fee is 350 USD (early bird) or 420 USD (normal)
Accommodation + meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner) fee for the entire conference duration (6 nights) is 450 USD for a single room and 315 USD per person for a double room.

ICISE History
Since 1993 the Rencontres du Vietnam , which is an official partner of UNESCO, has organised international scientific conferences and schools to foster exchanges between Vietnamese or Asia-Pacific scientists and colleagues from other parts of the world.

The construction of the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Science Education (ICISE) in the city of Quy Nhon (Central Vietnam) had the ambitious objective to focus on developing Science and Education, helping young Asian students and scientists to meet with the International Science community, bringing the opportunity to accelerate their knowledge from attending lectures and sharing ideas with overseas high-level counterparts.


Scientific Organizing Committee

Francoise Combes (Observatoire de Paris, FR)
Daisuke Iono (NAOJ, JP)
Bruce Elmegreen (IBM, US)
Daniel Espada (NAOJ, JP)
Jens Kauffmann (MpifR, DE)
Guinevere Kauffmann (MPIA, DE)
Woong-Tae Kim (SNU, KR)
Mark Krumholz (ANU, AU)
Adam Leroy (Ohio State University, US)
Satoki Matsushita (ASIAA, TW) (Co-Chair)
Frédérique Motte (Grenoble university, FR)
Fumitaka Nakamura (NAOJ, JP) (Co-Chair)
Quang Nguyen-Luong (KASI, KR)
Christine Wilson (McMaster University, CA)


Invited Speakers

Susanne Aalto (Chalmers, SE)
Pierre Cox (ALMA JAO, CL)
Neal Evans (UTexas, US)
Christoph Federrath (ANU, AU)
Yu Gao (PMO, CN)
Bunyo Hatsukade (NAOJ, JP)
Jacqueline Hodge (Leiden, NL)
Jens Kauffmann (MpifR, DE)
Kohno Kotaro (Tokyo Univ., JP)
Alex Lazarian (Wisconsin, US)
Elisabeth Mills (San Jose, US)
Tomoharu Oka (Keio Univ., JP)
Sachiko Onodera (Meisei, JP)
Ralph Pudritz (McMaster, JP)
Chelsea Sharon (McMaster, CA)
Naoki Yoshida (Kavli IPMU, JP)
Cara Battersby (CfA, US)


Local Organizing Committee

Fumitaka Nakamura (NAOJ, Japan)
Quang Nguyen-Luong (KASI, Korea)
Jean Tran Thanh Van (ICISE, Vietnam)
Tran Thanh Son (ICISE, Vietnam)


Contact us

Aimie Fong (ICISE, Vietnam)