Programme

THE ORIGINS OF STARS AND THEIR PLANETARY SYSTEMS

June 10-15, Origins Institute, McMaster University

The conference venue is the Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL) building, Room 1105

Final Programme

Note: (R) = Review (45 min including questions); (K) = Keynote (30 min. including questions); and (C) = Contributed (20 min. including questions)

Sunday June 10, MDCL Lobby

  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm -- Registration / Reception

Monday June 11:

  • 7:30am: Mounting of Posters available - MDCL lobby
  • 7:30am: Conference Registration (cont'd) - MDCL lobby
  • 8:00am: Morning Coffee - for conferees not staying at residence.
  • 8:20am: Welcome and conference notes

Session 1: Star Formation in Clusters

Session 2: Planets-Statistical Properties

6:30pm: SOCIAL at Slainte Irish Pub. Bus departure from residence

Tuesday June 12:

  • 8:00am: Conference Registration (cont'd) - MDCL lobby
  • 8:00am: Morning Coffee - for conferees not staying at residence
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  • 8:25am: Conference notes

Session 3: Planets in Cluster Context

Session 4: Young, gas-rich disks

8:00pm: 2012 Whidden / OI Public Lecture: by Ray Jayawardhana --   Rocks, Ice and Penguins: Searching for Clues to Planetary Origins in Antarctica. Chester New Hall (CNH) 104

Wednesday June 13:

Session 5: Atmospheres and Evolutionary Models

12:45pm: Bus departure for Excursion on: Niagara Falls and Maid of the Mist + tasting and conference

Thursday June 14:

  • 8:00am: Conference Registration (cont'd) - MDCL lobby
  • 8:00am: Morning Coffee - for conferees not staying at residence.
  • 8:25am: Conference notes

Session 6: Cores and Small Scale Collapse:

Session 7: Planet Formation - Early Stages in Disks:

6:45pm. Dine Around Town -- Selected restaurants

Friday June 15:

Session 8: Planet Formation - Late Stages

Session 9: Brown Dwarfs

6:30pm: Evening Event -- for those staying on: OI / McMaster 3D theatre (MDCL 1110): Special showing of 3D feature "Extreme Alien Worlds"


Acknowledgments:

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.