Schedule of Observer Seminars, Week-by Week

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The "observers" come for a week (or so) during the program. Their visit includes giving a seminar on their work to the audience of mostly theorists participating in the workshop & also hanging out to talk about Star Formation at KITP in Santa Barbara for the rest of their visit. The exact date and time for the talk will be worked out after the program begins in consultation with the long-term participants. Speakers should arrive prepared to give a seminar of about 30 minutes in length, anticipating 30 minutes of discussion. KITP seminars tend to be relatively informal and interactive, with lots of interruptions with questions or comments.
Aug. 6-10
Genzel Colloquium Aug 8

Seminar Aug 9
The Nuclear Star Cluster and Central Massive Black Hole (abstract)
Star Formation at High Redshift
Aug. 13-17
See conference schedule for speakers
Star Formation, Then and Now (Conference)
Aug. 20-24
Caselli, Wilson, Wolfe
Luminous Infrared Galaxies with the Submillimeter Array: Probing the
Extremes of Star Formation
, Christine Wilson, August 21, 11:30, Small Seminar Room

Chemistry in star formation: what's it for?, Paola Caselli, August 23, 3:40, Small Seminar Room

Empirical tests of the Kennicutt-Schmidt Law for Star Formation at High Redshift, August 24, Art Wolfe
Aug. 27-31
Gas Cooling, Star Formation, and Feedback in High Redshift Galaxies
Sep. 3
Labor Day

Sep. 3-7
Galaxy Build-up in the First 2 Billion Years of the Universe, Sept. 5 Time and Location TBD
Sep. 10-14
The Dialogue with Observation: New Tools and Data Sets to Study Molecular Cloud Evolution
Sep. 17-21
Labbé, Noeske
Star formation histories, stellar masses, and sizes of massive galaxies at z>2 , Ivo Labbé

Star formation in field galaxies since z=1: a quiescent, mass-dependent history from the deepest surveys, Kai Noeske (abstract)
Sep. 24-28
Bally (must reschedule)

Oct. 1-5
Krumholz, Steidel
Turbulence, Feedback, and Slow Star Formation, Mark Krumholz
Gas Cooling, Star Formation, and Feedback in High Redshift Galaxies, Chuck Steidel
Oct. 8-12
Feigelson, Martin
X-ray insights into the formation of young stellar clusters, Eric Feigelson

Spectroscopic Searchesfor High-Redshift Lyman Alpha Emission, Crystal Martin
Oct. 15-19
Churchwell, Hanson
New Perspectives on O Star Wind-Blown Bubbles, Ed Churchwell

Near-infrared methods for discovering and studying Young Massive Clusters, Margaret Hanson
Oct. 22-26
Frank, Mouschovias, Shepherd
Outflow Driven Feedback on Meso and Macro-scales, Adam Frank

An examination of the opening angles of ionized outflows from massive young stellar objects, Debra Shepherd
Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Understanding How Star Formation Proceeds in the Perseus and Ophiuchus Molecular Clouds, Doug Johnstone
Nov. 5-9
Evans, Myers, Goldsmith, Megeath, Padgett

Survey of Nearby Star Forming Regions (mini workshop)

Structure of the Molecular Gas in Taurus Revealed by High Spatial Dynamic Range Spectral Line Mapping, Paul Goldsmith; Why Do Core Mass Functions Resemble the IMF?, Phil Myers; Mapping the Taurus Molecular Clouds with the Spitzer Space Telescope, Deborah Padgett; Evolution and Star Formation Rates in Nearby Molecular Clouds Studied by the Spitzer c2d Project, Neal Evans; Spitzer Surveys of the Nearest Massive Star Forming Clouds, Tom Megeath
Nov. 12-16
Kewley, Scoville
The star formation and metallicity history of galaxies, Lisa Kewley
(Note: Lisa gives the astrophysics seminar on Wed, Nov 14, at 4 PM, on the starburst/AGN connection)
Self-limiting star formation and AGN accretion in Starburst Regions, Scoville
Nov. 19-23

Nov. 26-30
Allen, Beuther, Blitz
Constraining massive star formation with (sub)mm interferometry observations, Beuther
Neutral Gas and Star Formation in Nearby Galaxies, Leo Blitz
Nov. 26-28

Star Formation Test Problems (mini workshop)

Dec. 3-7
Hartmann, van der Tak
Dynamic star and cluster formation: observations and theory, Lee Hartmann
The chemistry of high-mass star formation,// Floris van der Tak