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The Orion Nebula Cluster as a Paradigm of Star Formation

The Orion Nebula Cluster as a Paradigm of Star Formation

As the nearest young cluster dominated by massive OB stars, the Orion Nebula Cluster plays a paradigmatic role in our understanding of star and planet formation. The wealth of ground-based and HST data collected in recent years is allowing to study with unprecedented detail the products of the star formation process: stellar mass distribution, age…

Dig Sites of Stellar Archeology: Giant Stars in the Milky Way

Dig Sites of Stellar Archeology: Giant Stars in the Milky Way

Elemental abundances are the fingerprints of the stellar evolution; they provide critical information about the history of Galactic chemical evolution. Low and intermediate mass stars play the most important role in Galactic chemical enrichment and depending on many parameters such as initial mass, metallicity, and mass loss rate at red giant phase, age, helium abundance…

Exoplanets and Brown Dwarfs: Mind the Gap!

Exoplanets and Brown Dwarfs: Mind the Gap!

The University of Hertfordshire is delighted to be hosting Exoplanets and Brown Dwarfs: Mind the Gap. This year represents a milestone of sorts as the 18th anniversary of the first discoveries of both planets around Sun-like stars and brown dwarfs. The last 18 years have seen the study of these fascinating objects flourish into diverse…

Cosmic Dust

Cosmic Dust

This series of Cosmic Dust meetings aims at finding a consensus among experts on the formation and evolution of cosmic dust: where it comes from and where it goes. The meeting is organized by dust freaks who are very enthusiastic not only to make the goal achievable but also to establish a dust community across every…

Protostars and Planets

Protostars and Planets

The Protostars and Planets series for more than two decades has served the community with state of the art compilations of the current knowledge in the fields of star and planet formation. The previous volume PPV is published in 2007, but the contents is based on the year of the corresponding conference in 2005 in…