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Bringing Theorists, Simulators, and observers together

ICRAR-UWA October 11-12, 2017

How does gas moves out of voids and into filaments, sheets, clusters and groups, to fuel gas accretion onto galaxies and ongoing star formation? Answering this question is crucial question if we are to understand how galaxies form and evolve over cosmic time. The processes are so complex that observations are pivotal –  even if many of the interesting gas phases are very hard to observe – while simulations of gas accretion provide useful insights – even if they are sensitive to unconstrained parameters and produce diversity of predictions for the same processes.

During this 2-day workshop, we will address a number of questions, including

  • What insights from simulation have any bearing on real observations?
  • Does gas accreting onto galaxies and their halos come in cold, warm or hot?
  • Why do we see magnetic fields in halo gas clouds and where did they come from?
  • Do magnetic fields hinder or promote cloud survival?
  • How far does the rotating gas component extend and how does it link to the developing picture in numerical simulations?

Key Information

  • Dates: 11/12th October, 2017
  • Location: ICRAR-UWA, Ken and Julie Michael Building, 7 Fairway, Crawley.

Scientific Organising CommittEE

  • Prof Joss Bland-Hawthorn, SIfA, U Sydney
  • A/Prof Chris Power, ICRAR-UWA
  • Dr Thorsten Tepper-Garcia, SIfA, U Sydney
  • Dr Charlotte Welker, ICRAR-UWA

Local Organising Committee

  • Ms Kate Harborne, A/Prof Chris Power, Dr Charlotte Welker (ICRAR/UWA)