STARBURST GALAXIES:
NEAR AND FAR

Ringberg Castle, Germany
10 - 15 September 2000

email: ringberg@mpe.mpg.de

URL: http://www.mpe.mpg.de/www_ir/ringburst2000.html



FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

PURPOSE OF THE WORKSHOP

We intend to bring together scientists studying the starburst phenomenon at all redshifts and size scales. Our goal is to assemble the relatively detailed knowledge of the local universe and to connect this with the wealth of recent results at high redshift. Topics will include: We hope to have participants from across all wavelength bands and both observational and theoretical backgrounds, to discuss the fundamental issues of starbursts, and their impact on galaxy evolution. The structure of the workshop will be one where there are invited or review talks, but that about half of the presentations will come from contributed talks selected by the SOC. The oral presentations will be relatively short to allow maximum time for open discussion. We emphasize that attendance will be limited to 65 people.

WORKSHOP VENUE

The venue for the workshop is the Schloß Ringberg (Ringberg Castle), a turn of the century castle located in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, and overlooking the Tegernsee. Located about 70 km south of Munich, the Tegernsee is a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains and small resort villages. The peaceful location, meeting schedule, and attendance limit of 65 set by the size of the castle are all conducive to an informal workshop atmosphere offering many opportunities for stimulating discussion.

SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Linda Tacconi and Dieter Lutz (co-chairs)
Stephane Charlot
Alberto Franceschini
Reinhard Genzel
James Graham
Tim Heckman
Rob Ivison
Rob Kennicutt
Matt Lehnert
Max Pettini
Daniel Schaerer
Amiel Sternberg

LIST OF SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS

PRESENTATIONS

We expect that oral presentations can be allocated for about half of the workshop attendees. Due to time constraints and our desire to leave sufficient time for open discussion, some contributions will be scheduled as poster presentations. For posters, boards of size 125cm x 150cm are available. Those authors assigned to posters will have the opportunity to present brief poster summaries during discussion periods.

PRE-REGISTRATION

If you wish to attend, we ask that you completely fill out the application form and return it via e-mail to

ringberg@mpe.mpg.de

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2000. The scientific organizing committee will select the attendees based on the submitted titles and abstracts within a month of the submission deadline. At that time we would urge those accepted participants to make their travel arrangements immediately. The conference ends at the weekend when Oktoberfest in Munich starts, and flights fill up months in advance. Limited funding will be available for attendees who require support for travel and lodging. There will be a conference fee of approximately DM 200 which will be payable at the workshop.

Further information will be posted and regularly updated on this website.

SCHEDULE

31 Mar 2000Deadline for abstract submissions
THE DEADLINE HAS PASSED. NO MORE ABSTRACTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
1 May 2000Acceptance Notification and Second announcement
SummerFinal announcement
10 Sep 2000Arrival at Ringberg
11-15 Sep 2000Scientific Sessions
15 Sep 2000Departure from Ringberg at 18:00 (Hotels in Munich for Friday 15 to Saturday 16)

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CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS

List last updated on 27 April 2000.

F. Bertoldi Invited Highlight Results from MAMBO mm Surveys
C. Carilli Invited Highlight Deep Radio Surveys of Star Forming Galaxies
C. Cesarsky Invited Review ISOCAM Survey Results
S. Charlot Invited Review Modeling Stellar Populations at Low and High z
F. Eisenhauer Invited Highlight The Low Mass End of the IMF in Clusters
N. Foerster-Schreiber Invited Highlight ISO Evidence of Star Forming Histories in Dusty Starbursts
A. Franceschini Invited Review Cosmic Star Forming History: The Need for IR Observations
U. Fritze-von Alvensleben Invited Highlight The Role of Chemical Evolution in Starburst Galaxies
G. Gilmore Invited Review Evidence in Favor of a Universal IMF
J. Graham Invited Highlight TBD
G. Hasinger Invited Review Cosmic Star Forming History: The Need for X-ray Observations
T. Heckman Invited Review Starbursts Near and Far: An Overview
R. Ivison Invited Highlight Results from SCUBA submm Surveys
G. Kauffmann Invited Review Formation of Bulges and Ellipticals: Later through Mergers
D. Kunth Invited Highlight Starbursts in Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxies
C. Mihos Invited Review Modeling Merger Induced Star Formation
A. Moorwood Invited Highlight Star Forming Galaxies from z=2.2 H Searches
C. Norman Invited Review Triggering and Quenching: Physical Processes
B. Poggianti Invited Highlight Optical Spectra of Dusty Starbursts
A. Renzini Invited Review Formation of Bulges and Ellipticals: Early through Bursts
G. Rieke Invited Review Nearby Dusty Starbursts
D. Rigopoulou Invited Highlight Star Formation Properties of ISOCAM Galaxies
D. Schaerer Invited Review Stellar Signatures in Integrated Spectra
A. Sternberg Invited Review The Interplay between ISM and Star Formation
B. Whitmore Invited Highlight Star Clusters in Mergers
L. Yan Invited Highlight Emission Line Galaxies from NICMOS Surveys

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SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT

Following are registration materials and a preliminary program for the Workshop on Starburst Galaxies, as well as some logistical information to help you to start planning your trip. Please fill out the registration form, and return it to us by

15 June 2000

at the latest. Once we have your form, we will make accommodation reservations for you.

Conference Location and Time

The venue for the workshop is the Schloß Ringberg (Ringberg Castle), a turn of the century castle located in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, and overlooking the Tegernsee. The Tegernsee is a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains and small resort villages, and is about 70 km south of Munich. The peaceful location, meeting schedule, and attendance limit of 65 set by the size of the castle are all conducive to an informal workshop atmosphere with lots of opportunity for stimulating discussion.

The scientific sessions will begin on Monday, 11 September at 9 AM, and end on Friday evening, 15 September. Participants should plan to arrive in the Munich area by Sunday, 10 September or earlier. We plan to hire a bus to take participants from the Munich area to Ringberg Castle on Sunday, leaving the Munich airport and downtown Munich in the mid-afternoon. People wishing to use this bus should indicate this on the registration form. The bus will return participants to Munich on Friday 15 September, leaving Ringberg at about 6 PM. Details about bus departure times and locations will be given in the final announcement.

Preliminary Program

The following is the current tentative schedule for the Workshop. Each session will consist of several talks concluded by discussion periods. Please note that there will likely be changes to this program. In any event, the version posted here is the latest and was updated on 21 June 2000.

The final program, including complete lists of talks and posters will be sent out to all participants in mid-summer. Due to time constraints and our desire to leave sufficient time for open discussion, we have scheduled some presentations as posters, but poster presenters will have the opportunity to summarize their work in the discussion sessions throughout the workshop.

STARBURSTS NEAR AND FAR, RINGBERG 10-15 SEPTEMBER 2000
Sunday, 10th
SESSION TIME LENGTH SPEAKER TITLE
18:00 ARRIVAL AND REGISTRATION
19:00 WELCOME BUFFET
Monday, 11th
SESSION TIME LENGTH SPEAKER TITLE
08:45 0:15 LOC
09:00 0:35 Heckman (R) Starbursts Near and Far: an Overview
THE IMF 09:40 0:15 Figer (C) The Initial Mass Function in the Galactic Center
10:00 0:15 Melnick (C) The IMF in Starbursts
10:20 0:30 COFFEE
MINI-DEBATE: Universal IMF? 10:50 0:25 Gilmore (R) Evidence in favor of a Universal IMF
11:15 0:25 Eisenhauer (R) Evidence in favor of IMF variations
11:45 0:45 DISCUSSION (led by Puxley)
12:30 1:30 LUNCH BREAK
STAR FORMATION IN DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS 14:00 0:25 Morris (R) Star Formation in the Galactic Center and Nearby Nuclei
14:30 0:25 Gavazzi (R) Star Formation in Galaxy Disks
15:00 0:15 Colina (C) Multifrequency studies of nuclear star formation and AGN fueling in galaxies
STARBURST/AGN CONNECTION 15:15 0:55 DISCUSSION (led by Veilleux) + COFFEE
16:10 0:25 Rieke (R) Nearby Dusty Starbursts
16:40 0:15 Kunth (H) Star Formation in Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxies
17:00 0:15 Kobulnicky (C) Signatures of the Youngest Starbursts
17:20 0:15 van Breugel (C) The BIGGEST Starbursts at the HIGHEST redshifts
HOW LUMINOUS CAN STARBURSTS BE? 17:40 0:45 DISCUSSION (led by Armus)
18:30 DINNER
Tuesday, 12th
SESSION TIME LENGTH SPEAKER TITLE
08:50 0:10 LOC
STAR CLUSTERS 09:00 0:15 Whitmore (H) Star Clusters in Mergers
09:20 0:25 Mengel & Gilbert (C) Star Clusters in Mergers: VLT and Keck results
YOUNG STAR CLUSTERS AND GLOBULAR CLUSTERS 09:45 1:00 DISCUSSION (led by Vacca) + COFFEE
TRIGGERING AND QUENCHING 10:45 0:25 Norman (R) Triggering and Quenching: Physical Processes
11:15 0:25 Mihos (R) Modeling Merger Induced Star Formation
11:45 0:15 Lehnert (H) Feedback by Supernovae and Superwinds
12:05 0:15 van der Werf (C) The Properties of Extreme Starbursts in Merging Galaxies
12:30 1:30 LUNCH BREAK
STAR FORMATION AND THE ISM 14:00 0:25 Sternberg (R) The Interplay between the ISM and Star Formation
14:30 0:15 Burkert (C) The Star Formation History of Interacting Spiral Galaxies
14:50 0:15 Solomon (C) Starburst Mechanisms in Molecular Clouds: GMCs and ULIRGs
15:10 0:15 Scoville (C) Starbursting in Spiral Arms and ULIRGs
THE ISM-STARBURST CONNECTION 15:25 1:10 DISCUSSION (led by Harris) + COFFEE
DEBATE: Formation of Bulges and Ellipticals 16:35 0:25 Renzini (R) Early: Through Bursts
17:00 0:25 Kauffmann (R) Late: Through Mergers
17:25 1:00 DISCUSSION (led by Aretxaga)
18:30 DINNER
Wednesday, 13th
8:30 - 22:00 EXCURSION, HIKE, CONFERENCE DINNER
Thursday, 14th
SESSION TIME LENGTH SPEAKER TITLE
GLOBAL PROPERTIES 09:00 0:25 Charlot (R) Modeling Stellar Populations at Low and High z
09:30 0:25 Schaerer (R) Stellar Signatures in Integrated Spectra
10:00 0:15 Gonzales Delgado (C) Stellar Population of Nearby Starbursts
10:20 0:40 COFFEE
11:00 0:15 Förster-Schreiber (H) Star Formation Histories of Starbursts from ISO
11:20 0:15 Fritze-von Alvensleben (H) Chemical Evolution in Starbursts
11:40 0:15 Dopita (C) Chemical Abundances and Evolution in Nearby Starbursts
CAN WE DATE STARBURSTS? 11:55 0:35 DISCUSSION (led by Lançon)
12:30 1:30 LUNCH BREAK
14:00 0:15 Poggianti (H) Optical Spectra of Dusty Starbursts
14:20 0:15 Rigopoulou (H) Star Formation Properties of ISOCAM Galaxies
14:40 0:15 Moorwood (H) Star forming Galaxies from z=2.2 H Searches
15:00 0:15 Graham (H) TBD
15:20 0:30 COFFEE
15:50 0:15 Moran (C) Hard X-Rays from Starburts Near and Far
16:10 0:15 Calzetti (C) UV to FIR SEDs of Starbursts
16:30 0:15 Thompson (C) The distribution of Star Formation Between Starbursts and Normal Galaxies from NICMOS Observations
16:50 0:40 POSTERS
HOW TO CORRECT FOR DUST EXTINCTION 17:30 1:00 DISCUSSION (led by Meurer)
18:30 DINNER
Friday, 15th
SESSION TIME LENGTH SPEAKER TITLE
COSMIC STAR FORMATION HISTORY 09:00 0:25 Cesarsky (R) ISOCAM survey results
09:30 0:15 Yan (H) Emission Line Galaxies from NICMOS Surveys
09:50 0:15 Ivison (H) Results from SCUBA Surveys
10:10 0:15 Bertoldi (H) Results from MAMBO Surveys
10:30 0:40 COFFEE
11:10 0:15 Carilli (H) Deep Radio Surveys
11:30 0:15 Sanders (C) Nature of the ISOPHOT FIR Deep Field Sources
CONTRIBUTION OF DIFFERENT COMPONENTS TO FIR/SUBMM BACKGROUND 11:45 0:40 DISCUSSION: (led by Dole)
12:30 1:30 LUNCH BREAK
14:00 0:15 Blain (C) The History of Starburst Galaxies
DEBATE: How to best explore high-z star formation 14:20 0:25 Adelberger (R) Cosmic SF history: The UV Takes it All
14:45 0:25 Franceschini (R) Cosmic SF history: The Need for IR Observations
15:10 0:25 Hasinger (R) Cosmic SF history: The Need for X-rays
15:35 1:30 DISCUSSION (led by Genzel) + COFFEE
SOC/LOC Conference End
18:00 BUS DEPARTURE TO MUNICH

Posters

Poster boards of size 125cm×150cm will be available at Ringberg. For those who have been assigned posters, you will have the opportunity during the discussions to present the salient points of your work. Furthermore, we welcome those participants with oral presentations to bring posters highlighting some of their results. We ask that you inform us in advance that you plan to do this to assist us in planning. Posters will remain on display for the entire duration of the workshop.

Debates

Some of the crucial topics, namely universality of the IMF, the formation of ellipticals and bulges, and ways to explore the cosmic star formation history, are addressed in the form of short debates. Each debate will be introduced by two or three introductory reviews giving to the point presentations of the complementary viewpoints, followed by an extended open discussion period.

Proceedings

There will be a published proceedings for the workshop. We are still negotiating the terms of publication with a few publishers, and we will have final details including information about lengths, and LaTeX macros in the final announcement.

Registration

There will be a registration fee of DM 350 (about $175 (U.S.)) for participants and DM 175 for accompanying persons which will be payable in cash (German Marks) at the meeting. This will cover costs of the opening dinner, transportation to and from Ringberg from Munich, transportation to and from the Wednesday outings, the conference dinner on Wednesday evening, a soft-cover copy of the proceedings, and conference materials. We cannot take payment by credit cards, so participants should come to Ringberg with sufficient amounts of German Marks to cover this fee. To register for the workshop, please return the registration and accommodation preference forms as soon as possible, and by June 15, 2000 at the latest.

Visa

For those participants from countries requiring a visa to enter Germany, it is best to start the application procedure several months before the workshop. Please check with your local German Consulate or travel agent for information about required travel documents.

Travel to Munich Area

Participants should start to plan their travel to the Munich area soon. Mid to late September is Oktoberfest season, the busiest travel time of the year in Munich. Flights and hotels are booked well in advance, especially the inexpensive ones.

By air: The Munich Franz-Josef Strauss Airport lies approximately 17 km and 30 km north-east of Garching and Munich, respectively. Most major carriers offer service to Munich, although often with stopovers involved on the more distant (North American, for example) routes. There are many cheap fares available if you shop around, and these will normally require staying over one Saturday night. Many of the best deals may not be available in the busy September travel season, however. For participants arriving in the area already on Friday or Saturday the LOC can arrange for hotel accommodations in Munich.

By train: Munich Central Station can be reached from anywhere within Europe. From there, there are good public transportation connections to all of Munich. There are even railway connections to Tegernsee, in the vicinity of Schloß Ringberg.

By car: Schloß Ringberg is located about 70 km SE of Munich. For those interested in driving directly to the castle on Sunday, 10 September the LOC can send out detailed maps and instructions in advance of the workshop. Most major car rental companies have branches at the Munich Airport. Cars usually need to be reserved in advance, and rates are often more favorable if the cars are booked by an overseas travel agent. There is ample parking at the castle, and at the hotels in Kreuth and Rottach-Egern near the castle. For those staying in Munich either before or after the workshop, note that parking can be a problem there and is often quite expensive as well.

Travel to Schloß Ringberg: We will hire a bus to take participants from the airport and Munich hotels to the workshop. This bus will leave the airport at 3 PM on Sunday, September 10, and stop to pick up the participants lodged in the two Munich hotels about 45 minutes later. The trip to Ringberg Castle will take about one and a half hours from there. For those who prefer to drive their own cars, we can provide maps in advance. The bus will return participants to central Munich on Friday evening arriving about 7:30 PM.

Meals and Lodging

During the workshop, many participants will be lodged at Ringberg Castle. The castle has 34 bedrooms, 7 of which can be used as doubles. Since, at full capacity, the castle can lodge only 40 people, it will be necessary for some participants to stay in hotels in the nearby villages of Rottach-Egern and Kreuth. The cost for the 5 night stay at the Castle including all meals except Sunday and Wednesday dinner will be about DM 700 ($350 (U.S.)) per person. For participants and accompanying persons staying in hotels, it may be possible to take lunch and dinner at the castle for a cost of about DM 20 per meal. However, there is a limit of 65 people imposed by the dining room at Ringberg, so that it may not be possible to accommodate all accompanying persons for all meals. Special dietary requests are happily accommodated provided advance notice is given. If you have any requests (e.g. vegetarian meals) please indicate this on the registration form.

The room rates in the village hotels range from about DM 100 to DM 160 per night for the cheapest single and the most expensive double, respectively, including breakfast. Due to the limited recreational facilities up at Schloß Ringberg, those people traveling with accompanying persons and/or families will preferably be lodged in hotels. Daily transportation from the village hotels to the castle (about a 10-15 minute drive) will be provided by the LOC.

For the weekends immediately before and after the conference (Friday and Saturday nights), we have reserved a block of about 35 hotel rooms in Munich for those participants wanting to spend some extra time in the area, or needing to stay to get cheap flights. These rooms will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. We emphasize that most hotels in the Munich area are already sold out for the weekends before and after the conference. Room rates for these hotels range from DM 150-300 for doubles or singles. We note also that the rates are cheaper for the weekend before the conference than for the one immediately after it because of the start of Oktoberfest.

The LOC will make arrangements for lodging during the conference for all participants and their accompanying persons, as well as for the weekends before and after the conference as long as we still have available rooms. We will do our best to adhere to everyone's wishes. Unfortunately, we can't make reservations for extended side trips. We will send along your accommodation booking information and payment options as soon as we make the booking. Credit cards are now accepted at most hotels including Ringberg Castle. We will notify you if there are exceptions to this. Participants should indicate all their lodging preferences on the registration form.

Social Events

  1. There will be a welcome dinner buffet at Ringberg castle for all participants and their traveling companions on Sunday evening, 10 September. Conference registration will take place in the castle prior to this buffet. Conference materials, information about the Munich and Tegernsee areas, and name badges will be available at that time.
  2. We plan to have an excursion in the Alps on Wednesday, 13 September for all participants and their guests. For those who would like a chance to get a bit of exercise we will plan a day hike with probably two trail options. We will determine the exact hiking route by the time we publish the final announcement so that people can bring appropriate clothing and gear. For those who do not wish to go hiking, we will offer a less strenuous alternative. The day will culminate in the conference banquet at a restaurant in the area. Buses will then return participants and their guests to Ringberg and the hotels on Wednesday evening.

Weather

Bavarian weather in the early autumn is usually pleasant with daytime highs around 20° C (68° F) and nighttime lows near 5° C (41° F). Of course, this being central Europe, one should always be prepared for rapid weather changes and rain, especially for the outing in the mountains.

Finally

Any questions or problems can be directed via e-mail to either Linda Tacconi or Dieter Lutz at the dedicated Workshop account: ringberg@.mpe.mpg.de, or fax (49-89-3299-3569).

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FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT (click here for a printer-friendly version)

This announcement presents the latest Workshop program, including up to date lists of oral and poster presentations. There is also more detailed information about getting to and from the Workshop, accepted payment methods for the registration fee, and other odds and ends. Please fill out the enclosed itinerary form as soon as you have your travel plans set so that we know whom to expect to pick up on Sunday with the 3 PM bus or with one of the later Sunday afternoon shuttles. By now each of you should have received an email with the lodging arrangements we have made for you. Please send a message to

ringberg@mpe.mpg.de

if you have not yet received your lodging arrangements. Any further information on both scientific and logistical aspects of the meeting will be posted at: http://www.mpe.mpg.de/www_ir/ringburst2000.html

Conference Location and Time

The venue for the workshop is the Schloß Ringberg (Ringberg Castle), a turn of the century castle located in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, and overlooking the Tegernsee. Located about 70 km south of Munich, the Tegernsee is a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains and small resort villages. The peaceful location, meeting schedule, and attendance limit of 65 set by the size of the castle are all conducive to an informal workshop atmosphere offering many opportunities for stimulating discussion. The scientific sessions will begin on Monday, 11 September at 8:45 AM, and end on Friday evening, 15 September at 6 PM. Participants should plan to arrive in the Munich area by Sunday, 10 September before 2 PM.

Lodging Before/After the Meeting

Some participants have reservations at Hotel Astoria, Nikolaistrasse 9, in Munich before or after the meeting. Nikolaistrasse is a small street off Leopoldstraße in the Schwabing part of Munich, close to the Münchener Freiheit and Giselastraße stops of the subway lines U3 and U6 (click on the map below for a full size image)

Conference Bus

We have hired a bus to take participants from the Munich Airport and the Hotel Astoria in Munich to Ringberg Castle on Sunday, 10 September, leaving the airport at 3 PM, and the Hotel Astoria in Munich around 3:30. The bus will return participants to the Hotel Astoria in Munich on Friday, 15 September. We will run smaller vans to the Munich airport on Friday evening as well. The bus and vans will depart from Ringberg Castle at 6 PM on Friday, and arrive at the Hotel Astoria in Munich or the airport at about 7:30 PM. Many of you have already said that you will take the bus, but if you have not already indicated this please let us know soon in a short email message. For those attendees who arrive on Sunday after about 2 PM (since it will take you a while to collect your luggage, and clear passport control and customs) the LOC will do our best to arrange that one of our shuttle vans or private cars get you to Ringberg later on Sunday afternoon. We need sufficient advance notice for this, however, so please indicate any special needs well before your arrival to the Munich area! For participants arriving after 4:30 PM on Sunday the LOC will all have left for Ringberg already, and it will be necessary to take a train and taxi to Ringberg from the Munich area. If this is necessary, please contact the LOC and we can send you detailed instructions on how to do this, or you can check the instructions on the Ringberg Castle web page.

Train Travel to from Munich Airport to Tegernsee

For those of you who wish to travel directly from the Airport to Tegernsee by train (rather than taking the conference bus) we offer the following schedules, as well as the compilation of all schedules (useful in case of delays):

Depart Airport      Arrive at Tegernsee
12:46 14:35
13:46 15:36
14:46 16:35
15:46 17:36
16:46 18:35
17:46 19:36
18:46 20:35
19:46 21:36
20:46 22:58
Upon arrival at Tegernsee Train Station, continue by taxi (phone: 08022-2011) to your final destination (Ringberg castle or Hotel Zur Post).

Scientific Program

The following is the current schedule for the Workshop. Although you will not receive another version of the program until the meeting, we will post any updates to this version here. Each scientific session will consist of several talks concluded by extended discussion periods led by a designated discussion leader. The discussion leader will introduce the topic(s) to be discussed and make sure that the discussion stays lively but contained. Due to time constraints and our desire to leave sufficient time for open discussion, we have scheduled some presentations as posters, but emphasize that poster presenters will have the opportunity to summarize their work in short presentations during the discussion periods if they wish.
STARBURSTS NEAR AND FAR, RINGBERG 10-15 SEPTEMBER 2000
Sunday, 10th
SESSION TIME LENGTH SPEAKER TITLE
18:00 ARRIVAL AND REGISTRATION
19:00 WELCOME BUFFET
Monday, 11th
SESSION TIME LENGTH SPEAKER TITLE
08:45 0:15 LOC
09:00 0:35 Rieke (R) Starbursts Near and Far: an Overview
THE IMF 09:40 0:15 Figer (C) The Initial Mass Function in the Galactic Center
10:00 0:15 Melnick (C) The IMF in Starbursts
10:20 0:30 COFFEE
MINI-DEBATE: Universal IMF? 10:50 0:25 Gilmore (R) Evidence in favor of a Universal IMF
11:15 0:25 Eisenhauer (R) Evidence in favor of IMF variations
11:45 0:45 DISCUSSION (led by Dopita [TBC])
12:30 1:30 LUNCH BREAK
STAR FORMATION IN DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS 14:00 0:25 Morris (R) Star Formation in the Galactic Center and Nearby Nuclei
14:30 0:25 Gavazzi (R) Star Formation in Galaxy Disks
15:00 0:15 Colina (C) Multifrequency Studies of Nuclear Star Formation and AGN Fueling
STARBURST/AGN CONNECTION 15:15 0:55 DISCUSSION (led by Veilleux) + COFFEE
16:10 0:25 Rieke (R) Nearby Dusty Starbursts
16:40 0:15 Meurer (H) Star Formation in Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxies
17:00 0:15 Kobulnicky (C) Signatures of the Youngest Starbursts
17:20 0:15 van Breugel (C) The BIGGEST Starbursts at the HIGHEST redshifts
HOW LUMINOUS CAN STARBURSTS BE? 17:40 0:45 DISCUSSION (led by Armus)
18:30 DINNER
Tuesday, 12th
SESSION TIME LENGTH SPEAKER TITLE
08:50 0:10 LOC
STAR CLUSTERS 09:00 0:15 Whitmore (H) Star Clusters in Mergers
09:20 0:15 Mengel (C) Spectroscopy of Compact Star Clusters in NGC 4038/39
09:40 0:15 Gilbert (C) Keck Infrared Spectroscopy of Star Clusters in Nearby Starbursts
YOUNG STAR CLUSTERS AND GLOBULAR CLUSTERS 10:00 0:50 DISCUSSION (led by Vacca) + COFFEE
TRIGGERING AND QUENCHING 10:50 0:25 Norman (R) Triggering and Quenching: Physical Processes
11:20 0:25 Mihos (R) Modeling Merger Induced Star Formation
11:50 0:15 Lehnert (H) Feedback by Supernovae and Superwinds
12:10 0:15 van der Werf (C) The Properties of Extreme Starbursts in Merging Galaxies
12:30 1:30 LUNCH BREAK
STAR FORMATION AND THE ISM 14:00 0:25 Sternberg (R) The Interplay Between the ISM and Star Formation
14:30 0:15 Burkert (C) Evidence for Disks in Elliptical Galaxies
14:50 0:25 Scoville (C) Starbursting in Spiral Arms and ULIRGs
15:20 0:15 Solomon (C) Starburst Mechanisms in Molecular Clouds: GMCs and ULIRGs
THE ISM-STARBURST CONNECTION 15:35 1:00 DISCUSSION (led by Harris) + COFFEE
MINI-DEBATE: Formation of Bulges and Ellipticals 16:35 0:25 Renzini (R) Early: Through Bursts
17:00 0:25 Kauffmann (R) Late: Through Mergers
17:25 1:00 DISCUSSION (led by Aretxaga)
18:30 DINNER
Wednesday, 13th
8:30 - 22:00 EXCURSION, HIKE, CONFERENCE DINNER
Thursday, 14th
SESSION TIME LENGTH SPEAKER TITLE
GLOBAL PROPERTIES I 09:00 0:25 Charlot (R) Modeling Stellar Populations at Low and High z
09:30 0:25 Schaerer (R) Stellar Signatures in Integrated Spectra
10:00 0:15 Gonzales Delgado (C) Stellar Population of Nearby Starbursts
10:20 0:40 COFFEE
11:00 0:15 Förster-Schreiber (H) Star Formation Histories of Starbursts from ISO
11:20 0:15 Fritze-von Alvensleben (H) Chemical Evolution in Starbursts
11:40 0:15 Dopita (C) Chemical Abundances and Evolution in Nearby Starbursts
CAN WE DATE STARBURSTS? 11:55 0:35 DISCUSSION (led by Lançon)
12:30 1:30 LUNCH BREAK
GLOBAL PROPERTIES II 14:00 0:15 Poggianti (H) Optical Spectra of Dusty Starbursts
14:20 0:15 Rigopoulou (H) Star Formation Properties of ISOCAM Galaxies
14:40 0:15 Moorwood (H) Star forming Galaxies from z=2.2 H Searches
15:00 0:15 Graham (H) The Metagalactic UV Background
15:20 0:40 COFFEE
16:00 0:15 Moran (C) Hard X-Rays from Starbursts Near and Far
16:20 0:15 Thompson (C) The Distribution of Star Formation Between Starbursts and Normal Galaxies from NICMOS Observations
16:40 0:50 POSTER SUMMARIES
HOW TO CORRECT FOR DUST EXTINCTION 17:30 0:50 DISCUSSION (led by Meurer)
18:30 DINNER
Friday, 15th
SESSION TIME LENGTH SPEAKER TITLE
COSMIC STAR FORMATION HISTORY 09:00 0:25 Cesarsky (R) ISOCAM survey results
09:30 0:15 Yan (H) Emission Line Galaxies from NICMOS Surveys
09:50 0:15 Hughes (H) Results from SCUBA Surveys
10:10 0:15 Bertoldi (H) Results from MAMBO Surveys
10:30 0:40 COFFEE
11:10 0:15 Carilli (H) Deep Radio Surveys
11:30 0:15 Sanders (C) Nature of the ISOPHOT FIR Deep Field Sources
CONTRIBUTION OF DIFFERENT COMPONENTS TO FIR/SUBMM BACKGROUND 11:45 0:40 DISCUSSION: (led by Baker)
12:30 1:30 LUNCH BREAK
14:00 0:15 Blain (C) The History of Starburst Galaxies
DEBATE: How to best explore high-z star formation 14:20 0:25 Adelberger (R) Cosmic SF history: The UV Takes it All
14:45 0:25 Franceschini (R) Cosmic SF history: The Need for IR Observations
15:10 0:25 Hasinger (R) Cosmic SF history: The Need for X-ray Observations
15:35 1:30 DISCUSSION (led by Genzel) + COFFEE
SOC/LOC Conference End
18:00 BUS DEPARTURE TO MUNICH

List of Posters

Aretxaga Young Stellar Populations in the Nuclear Regions of Nearby Radio Galaxies
Baker Dust Emission From The Lensed Lyman Break Galaxy cB58
Barden CO Observations of Post-Starburst Galaxies
Blum The Stellar Content of Obscured Galactic Giant HII Regions
Colina Two-dimensional Integral-Field Spectroscopy of ULIRGs: Templates for High-Redshift SCUBA Sources
Davies Investigating ULIRGs in the Near-Infrared: Imaging & Spectroscopy
Gilbert Keck Infrared Spectroscopy of Star Clusters in Nearby Starbursts
Harris Submillimeter Line Emission from Active Galaxies
Jogee Circumnuclear Gas Transport and Star Formation Efficiency
Lançon Recognizing Post-Starburst Populations Near and Far
Meurer The Ultraviolet Properties of Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies
Spoon 2-12 micron Spectrophotometry of Normal and Active Galaxies
Tan Super Star Clusters and Self Gravitating HII regions
Tremonti HST Ultraviolet Spectra of Local Starbursts: Benchmarks for High-Redshift Galaxies
Veilleux Merger Induced Super Starburst and Quasar Activity in the Local Universe

Posters

Poster boards of size 125cm×125cm will be available at Ringberg. For those who have been assigned posters, you will have the opportunity during the discussions to present the salient points of your work if you wish. Furthermore, we welcome those participants with oral presentations to bring posters highlighting some of their results. We ask that you inform us in advance that you plan to do this to assist us in planning. Posters will remain on display for the entire duration of the workshop.

Debates

Some of the many crucial topics relating to starbursts, namely the universality of the IMF, the formation of ellipticals and bulges, and ways to explore the cosmic star formation history, will be addressed in the form of short debates. Each debate will be introduced by two or three introductory reviews that present the complementary viewpoints. These will be followed by extended open discussion periods led by a debate "moderator", and involving the entire audience.

Proceedings

We are aiming for a rapid publication of the proceedings from this workshop with Springer as our publisher. LaTeX manuscripts will therefore be due on 30 NOVEMBER 2000 in order to get the book to Springer as quickly as possible. We expect that review and invited speakers will get 10 pages to write up their contributions, and those giving highlight or contributed talks or posters will get 6 pages. Since there is a limit of 400 pages on the proceedings, those participants giving multiple posters or a talk and a poster will, unfortunately, have to write both of their contributions within the 6 page limit. LaTeX macros for camera-ready manuscripts will be available before the meeting on this webpage.

Registration

There will be a registration fee of DM 350 (about 165 USD) for participants and DM 175 for accompanying persons which will be payable in cash (German Marks) at the opening buffet at Ringberg on Sunday evening. This will cover costs of the opening dinner, transportation to and from Ringberg from Munich, transportation to and from the Wednesday outing, the conference dinner on Wednesday evening, a copy of the proceedings, and conference materials. We cannot take payment by credit cards, so participants should come to Ringberg with sufficient amounts of German Marks to cover this fee.

Visa

For those participants from countries requiring a visa to enter Germany, it is best to start the application procedure several months before the workshop. Please check with your local German Consulate or travel agent for information about required travel documents.

Travel to Munich Area

Again we urge all participants to make their travel arrangements to the Munich area immediately if you have not already done so. The last 2 weeks of September, the duration of the Oktoberfest, are the single busiest travel weeks of the year in Munich, so getting a return flight may be difficult at this point.

Meals and Lodging

We have made arrangements for participants to stay either at Ringberg Castle or at the Hotel zur Post in the nearby village of Kreuth during the workshop. We have tried as much as possible to adhere to people's wishes for lodging, but it was necessary to make changes. In particular, since at full capacity, Ringberg Castle can lodge less than 40 people it was necessary to lodge more than 25 participants at the Hotel zur Post. To those who preferred the castle but could not be accommodated, we apologize, but we're sure that you'll find the hotel accommodation to be very pleasing. You should have already received an email message with your arrangements. If you did not receive this message please let us know immediately. For those staying in the castle, the cost for the five-night stay including all meals except Sunday and Wednesday dinners will be about DM 700 (340 USD) per person single or double occupancy. For those participants staying in the Hotel zur Post, the prices are given in your accommodation message, and range from DM 105 - DM 160 per night per room including breakfast, taxes and gratuities. Also, for those participants and accompanying persons staying at the hotel, it will be possible to take lunch and/or dinner at the castle for a cost of about DM 20 per meal (this is a real bargain, since the fare at Schloß Ringberg is excellent). It would be very helpful to the Ringberg staff and the LOC if you could let us know at registration on Sunday evening which meals you will take at the Castle. Vegetarian meals and other special dietary requests are happily accommodated provided advance notice is given. If you have not already indicated your special requests, please send us a short email message soon. Daily transportation from the Hotel zur Post to the castle (about a 10-15 minute drive) will be provided by the LOC in the morning in time for the first session, and then again in the evening before dinner and back to the hotels after dinner, between 8-9 PM. It will not be possible for the LOC to provide transportation during the lunch break, however.

Social Events

  1. There will be a welcome dinner buffet at Ringberg castle for all participants and their traveling companions on Sunday evening, 10 September. Conference registration will take place in the castle prior to this buffet. Conference materials, information about Munich and Tegernsee areas, and name badges will be available at that time.
  2. We plan to have an excursion to the picturesque village of Pertisau on the Achensee in Austria on Wednesday, 13 September for all participants and their guests. For those who would like a chance to get a bit of exercise we will plan a day hike into the surrounding mountains. We will start the hike at the Gramai Alm (the location of the conference dinner that evening). A full description of the hiking routes will be given at the conference. Any hiking in this moderately high Alpine area will involve significant elevation changes (at least 700 meters) and walking over narrow, steep and often rocky alpine terrain. People should bring sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots with good ankle support and also warm, waterproof clothing. Sneakers are not suitable footwear for this hike! For those who do not wish to go hiking but would like to take part in the excursion, there are many less strenuous attractions in Pertisau such as boat tours, boat rentals, biking, and walks along the beautiful Alpine lake, the Achensee. Further information on these options will be given at the conference. The outing day will culminate in the conference banquet (price included in the fee) at the Gramai Alm. Hiking attire is completely appropriate for this informal dinner. The dinner will be a sit-down affair, and will include 3 courses (including vegetarian options). Buses will then return participants and their guests to Ringberg and the Hotel zur Post on Wednesday evening.

Exchanging Money

People should be prepared to have enough German currency to pay for the registration fee, as well as any incidental expenses that they might have. There are money changing facilities at the Munich airport and the train station. Banks in Munich generally are open Mon-Fri until about 4 PM. There are also money changing facilities in Rottach-Egern and Kreuth, the two villages near to Ringberg Castle. Many of the ATM machines in the Munich area will also accept CIRRUS and PLUS ATM cards, as well as Eurocheque cards and many major credit cards. When planning your finances, also note that credit cards tend not to be as widely accepted as in North America. Ringberg Castle does take credit cards, however.

Weather

Bavarian weather in the early autumn is usually pleasant with daytime highs around 20° C (68° F) and nighttime lows near 5° C (41° F). Of course, this being central Europe, one should always be prepared for rapid weather changes and rain, especially for the outing in the mountains.

Finally

Any questions or problems can be directed via e-mail to either Linda Tacconi or Dieter Lutz at the dedicated Workshop account:

ringberg@mpe.mpg.de

or fax (49-89-3299-3569). Since, unfortunately, the MPE will be moving into a new building during the week before the conference, there is a small chance that our email service will be unavailable for short periods during this time. If you need to get in touch with us between 4-10 September, it is best to send the message to

dlutz@ipp.mpg.de

as well as to the normal Ringberg account just to be sure we get it.


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PROCEEDINGS INFORMATION AND LATEX MACROS

Proceedings of the workshop "Starbursts - near and far" will be published as a Springer volume. We are aiming for a rapid publication of the proceedings. LaTeX manuscripts will therefore be due on

30 NOVEMBER 2000

in order to get the book to Springer as quickly as possible. The page allocations are

Since there is a limit of 400 pages on the proceedings, those participants giving multiple posters or a talk and a poster will, unfortunately, have to write both of their contributions within the 6 page limit.

Click here for LaTeX macros and example files.

All contributions should be submitted via e-mail to ringberg@mpe.mpg.de

To aid in the collation process, please provide the filename in the Subject line of the e-mail submission. The file naming convention is author.tex for the LaTeX files, and author_fig1.ps for contributed PostScript files. Examples:

      Subject: lutz.tex
      Subject: tacconi_fig4.ps
The reference file of any \psfig commands must accordingly match the author-coded postscript file name, e.g.:
      \psfig{file=tacconi_fig4.ps,width=\textwidth}
Please note that color figures will be reproduced in black and white!

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