Herschel and the Formation of Stars and Planetary Systems

Herschel and the formation of stars and planetary systems - Göteborg/Särö, Sweden, 6-9 September 2010

Göteborg/Särö, Sweden
6-9 September 2010


Introduction, aims, and participants of the conference

The goal of this conference was to bring together researchers from the infrared and star formation communities to share recent research results, contrast them with earlier insights gained from ground-based and space-based observatories, and help guide our theoretical understanding of physical and chemical processes in regions of star and planet formation. The meeting took place at a time when the early, exciting results from the Herschel Key Programs were becoming available.

The meeting was attended by 126 participants.


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Monday September 6, 2010

Session 1: Prestellar cores

Chair: Thomas Henning

13:30-14:15 From molecular clouds to prestellar cores (I) Fabian Heitsch

14:15-15:00 Herschel studies of molecular clouds and prestellar cores  (I) Nicola Schneider

15:00-15:30 Protostellar clusters revealed by the HOBYS Herschel survey of massive cloud complexes (C) Martin Hennemann

15:30-16:00 Coffee & Posters-1

Chair: Göran Sandell

16:00-16:45 The chemical interaction of dust and gas in prestellar cores (I)    Paola Caselli

16:45-17:15 EPOS: A Herschel key programm on the earliest phases of star formation(C) Oliver Krause

17:15-17:45 The transition from pre- to protostellar cores in IRDCs: The EPoS view  (C) Hendrik Linz

17:45-18:15 Poster advertising P-1: 1 slide/1 minute

20:00-             After Dinner Bar (discussing carbohydrates, alcohol as a nutrient, organics...)


Tuesday September 7, 2010

Session 2: The characteristics of dust and gas around protostars

Chair: Xander Tielens

09:15-10:00 The early evolution of protostars (I) Neal Evans

10:00-10:30 The Herschel Orion Protostar Survey (C) Manoj Puravankara

10:30-11:15 Coffee & Posters-1

Chair: John Black

11:15-12:00 The chemical evolution of regions of star formation (I) Robin Garrod

12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:15 Herschel observations of the earliest phases of star formation (I) Ewine van Dishoeck

14:15-14:45 Herschel observations of isolated star-forming clouds: dust-temperature maps, dust properties and molecular freezeout (C) Amelia Stutz

14:45-15:30 Coffee & Posters-1

Chair: Frank Helmich

15:30-16:00 Line surveys of the high-mass star-forming region G327.3-0.6 (C) Suzanne Bisschop

16:00-16:30 Water in low-mass star-forming regions: abundances and energetics (C) Lars Kristensen

16:30-17:00 Modelling Herschel observations of hot gas emission in embedded low-mass protostars (C) Ruud Visser

17:00-17:30 Poster advertising P-2: 1 slide/1 minute


Wednesday September 8, 2010

Session 3: The evolution of protoplanetary disks

Chair: Alexander Krivov

08:30-09:15 Characteristics and evolution of protoplanetary disks (I) Carsten Dominik

09:15-10:00 Evolution of solids in disks (I) Jeroen Bouwman

10:00-10:30 Coffee & Poster-2

Chair: Antonella Natta

10:30-11:15 Evolution of gas in protoplanetary disks (I) Ilaria Pascucci

11:15-11:45 GASPS studies of protoplanetary disks around Herbig Ae/Be stars (C) Gwendolyn Meeus

11:45-12:15 Oxygen and Carbon Isotope Ratios in Protostellar Disks: Implications for the Protosolar Nebula (C) Mark Morris

12:15-13:30 Lunch

Chair: Mark Wyatt

13:30-14:15 Theory of planet formation (I) Willy Benz

14:15-15:00 Evidence for planet formation (I) Nuria Calvet

15:00-15:30 Gas Emission Lines from TW Hya and the Origin of the Inner Hole  (C) Uma Gorti

15:30-16:00 Coffee & Poster-2

Chair: Anneila Sargent

16:00-16:30 Chemical Constraints on Theories of Planet Formation (C) Vincent Geers

16:30-17:00 Observing Gap Opening By Planets (C) Hannah Jang-Condell

17:00-17:30 DISCS: A spatially and spectroscopically resolved survey of chemistry in protoplanetary disks (C) Karin Öberg

17:30-18:00 Debris disks with Herschel: an overview of the DUNES modeling activities (C) Jean-Charles Augereau

19:00 Conference Dinner


Thursday September 9, 2010

Session 4: The characteristics of dust and gas around protostars: Outflows

Chair: Glenn White

08:30-09:15 Protostellar outflows (I) Sylvie Cabrit

09:15-09:45 The CHESS spectral survey of star forming regions: Peering into the protostellar shock L1157-B1 (C) Claudio Codella

09:45-10:15 PACS observations of young sources driving outflows (C) Linda Podio

10:15-10:45 Coffee & Poster-2

Session 5: Debris disks and mature planetary systems

Chair: Karl Stapelfeldt

10:45-11:30 Debris Discs: the first 30 years. Where will Herschel take us?  (I) Brenda Matthews

11:30-12:00 Cold Discs around Nearby Stars. An observational overview of the DUNES search for EKB Analogues (C) Carlos Eiroa

12:00-13:30 Lunch

Chair: Christoffel Waelkens

13:30-14:15 Planets, planetesimals and dust: lessons from Spitzer(I) Amaya Moro-Martin

14:15-14:45 Herschel's view of the Beta Pictoris disk  (C) Bart Vandenbussche

15:15-15:45 Coffee & Poster-2

Chair: Carlos Eiroa

15:45-16:30 The Solar system and our understanding of debris disks (I) Mark Wyatt

16:30-17:00 Transport-Dominated Debris Disks: Properties and Implications for Herschel(C) Alexander Krivov

17:00-17:30 Conference Summary    Alexander Tielens








Poster Contributions


(P i:n = poster number i in session number n)


P 1:1

SOFIA: follow-up opportunities for Herschel

Göran Sandell

P 2:1

Massive quiescent cores in Orion

Di Li

P 3:1

The Filamentary Structure of Molecular Clouds and their connection with star formation

Eugenio Schisano

P 4:1

Core mass estimates in simulated observations

Johanna Malinen

P 5:1

The Herschel dust temperature map of B 68

Markus Nielbock

P 6:1

Observing the First Hydrostatic Core: A Candidate Detection in Per-Bolo 58

Melissa L. Enoch

P 7:1

First results from the Galactic Cold Cores project

Nathalie Ysard

P 8:1

The seeds of star formation in the filamentary infrared-dark cloud G011.11-0.12

Sarah Ragan

P 9:1

Dust temperature and column density map of L1512

Zoltan Balog

P 10:1

Gas Lines from protoplanetary disks in the Taurus region

Carla Baldovin-Saavedra

P 11:1

Thermal Dust Emission in 7 mm continuum ATCA data

Catarina Ubach

P 12:1

The Spitzer Gould's Belts Survey : the Very Low Luminosity Objects (VeLLOs)

Chang Won Lee

P 13:1

Embedded Disks in the Eye of Herschel

Daniel Harsono

P 14:1

Photodesorption of ices: a wavelength-dependent study

Edith Fayolle

P 15:1

Ices, silicates, and gas in FU Orionis objects

Marc Audard

P 16:1

Molecular probes of physics and chemistry in a high-mass star forming region

Matthijs van der Wiel

P 17:1

High angular resolution observations of water toward low-mass protostars

Jes Jørgensen

P 18:1

The enigmatic l=303° bubble - Hi-GAL first results

Danae Polychroni

P 19:1

The physical significance of Herschel data: distance determination towards Hi-GAL sources and first results

Michele Pestalozzi

P 20:1

Spitzer and HHT Observations of the Active Star-Forming Complex W51

Miju Kang

P 21:1

An infrared study of massive protostellar candidates

Paolo Persi

P 22:1

The methanol lines and hot core of OMC2-FIR4, an intermediate-mass protostar, with Herschel-HIFI

Mihkel Kama

P 23:1

CO and H2O observations of HH54 B

Per Bjerkeli

P 24:1

Herschel PACS and SPIRE colors of young stellar objects

Maria del Mar Sierra

P 25:1

Optical Properties of Astronomical Silicates with Infrared Techniques (OPASI-T)

Stephen Rinehart


P 1:2

Brown dwarf disks in the Herschel era

Aleks Scholz

P 2:2

The least luminous proto-BD

Nuria Huélamo

P 3:2

Submillimeter observations of the transition disk system of HD135344B

A-Ran Lyo

P 4:2

Resolving a starburst: HST observations of star formation in NGC 3603

Francesco Paresce

P 5:2

Understanding the chemistry of protoplanetary disks

Francesco Pignatale

P 6:2

First unbiased millimeter survey of a protostellar outflow: Peering into Cep E

Susana Pacheco Vasquez

P 7:2

H2 near-infrared emission from the Herbig Ae stars HD 100546  and HD 97048. Evidence for a extended disk atmosphere?

Andres Carmona

P 8:2

Planet Gaps in the Dust Layer of 3D Protoplanetary Disks

Jean-François Gonzalez

P 9:2

Chemistry of a protoplanetary disk with grain settling and Lyman a radiation

Jeffrey K. J. Fogel

P 10:2

Pre-transitional disk nature of the AB Aur disk

Mitsuhiko Honda

P 11:2

On the relative importance between friction and grain growth on dust distributions in protoplanetary disks

Elisabeth Crespe

P 12:2

New Probes of the Chemistry in the Inner Regions of Planet-Forming Disks

Jeanette Bast

P 13:2

A Spitzer c2d Legacy Survey to identify and characterize disks with inner dust holes

Bruno Merin

P 14:2

Herschel detectable gas emission from debris disks around A and F stars

Alexis Brandeker

P 15:2

Mass, age and metallicity of the central star of the multiple system HR8799

Andres Moya

P 16:2

GASPS Photometry of the Tucana-Horologium Association

Jessica Donaldson

P 17:2

Kinematics and age-related properties in stars with/without debris disks and planets

Jesus Maldonado

P 18:2

DUNES Observations of Cold Debris Discs

Jonathan Marshall

P 19:2

The dust ring around Vega

Göran Olofsson

P 20:2

Millimetre observation of debris disk Beta Pictoris

Sarah Maddison

P 21:2

q1 Eri in the Light of Herschel

Sebastian Müller

P 22:2

HD 207129 as seen by Herschel/PACS: a perfect debris disc ?

Torsten Löhne

P 23:2

Early Circumstellar Disk Results from the WISE All-sky Survey

Karl Stapelfeldt

P 24:2

Dust at low and high redshift

Daniel Johansson

P 30:2

First stages of formation of protoplanetary disk: Chemical and physical characterization

U. Hincelin

P 31:2

A dual-frequency sub-arcsecond study of proto-planetary discs: Constraints on dust evolution

Yann Boehler