Conference Booklet

Conference videos

The videos are as one long playlist

The videos by each individual

This interdisciplinary conference will explore the deep links between the processes of star and planet formation, highlighting recent advances in observations (Kepler, Herschell), theory, and computation

The conference features 9 interdisciplinary and interleaved sessions, each with an invited Review Speaker, who will set up the session with a true review of the current state of that field, as well a Keynote Speaker who will focus more on their own contributions to the subject. About 60% of the talks will be contributed - so please register as early as you can. The SOC will make decisions about the contributed talks schedule soon after April 15, 2012. Three days will also feature Discussion sessions at day's end, meant to provide a stimulating forum for the key results and issues raised in the presentations.

Local Organizing Committee

Ralph Pudritz (chair), James Wadsley, and Christine D. Wilson -- Origins Institute (OI), McMaster University

Scientific Organizing Committee

Isabelle Baraffe
Shantanu Basu
Nuria Calvet
Cathie Clarke
James Di Francesco
Thomas Henning
Shigeru Ida
Ray Jayawardhana
Wilhelm Kley
Ralf Klessen
Mark Krumholz
Alessandro Morbidelli
Norm Murray
Eve Ostriker
Ralph Pudritz
Dimitar Sassetov
James Wadsley
Christine Wilson

Note: The poster boards can accommodate any size up to 4ft x 4ft (122cm x 122cm). Please design your poster to fit within these dimensions.


Financial support for this conference was provided by the Origins Institute at McMaster. We also wish to thank the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) for a conference grant that helped support this meeting.