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ISSI team: Revisiting Star Formation in the Era of Big Data

The International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern has accepted our proposal (prepared with Marc Audard, Univ. Geneva) to form a team in order to explore the best pathways to bring data science practices in the studies of star formation. ISSI provides the means to make a long-term collaboration project reality, providing hospitality and organizational support to form compact and efficient scientific teams composed of about 8-15 scientists of different laboratories, nationalities and expertise. The aim of teams is to carry out a research project leading to publications in scientific journals. The activity is directed and organized by a team leader who is also the initiator of the proposal to ISSI. Our ISSI team includes experts in star formation and in the application of machine learning techniques to a diverse spectrum of astrophysical areas and consists of:

Marc Audard (University of Geneva, Switzerland), co-team leader
Odysseas Dionatos (University of Vienna, Austria), co-team leader
Sotiria Fotopoulou (University of Bristol, United Kingdom)
Gábor Marton (Csillagászati és Földtudományi Kutatóközpont (CSFK), ELKH, Hungary)
Frédérique Motte (Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (IPAG), CNRS and Université Grenoble Alpes, France)
Kai Lars Polsterer (Heidelberg Institute of Theoretical Studies, Germany)
P. Christian Schneider (Hamburger Sternwarte, Germany)
Maria Süveges (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
John Tobin (National Radio Astronomy Observatory, USA)

For more information and updates on the team follow our ISSI team webpage

COSPAR 44th Scientific Assembly: Star Formation with Space-borne Infrared Facilities – the Era of JWST

It is a great opportunity to organize  in the context of NEMESIS a scientific event on the first and the expected science results with JWST in the context of the 44th COSPAR science assembly in Athens. Almost 40 years since the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) completed the first, full-sky survey, a succession of infrared space-born facili- ties (ISO, Spitzer and Herschel) have each pushed the frontiers, helping us to uncover the complex processes which govern the formation of stars and planets. The unique capabilities of the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will soon allow us to study the, otherwise inaccessible, energetic processes governing the formation of stars and planets, to an unprecedented detail. Thesession comes in prompt time to discuss the first-light data from JWST in the context of the star-formation scheme established from previous space-infrared facilities, but also in comparison with the recent discoveries from ground-based interferometers. Our maingoal is to bring together experts with diverse observational and theoretical/modelling backgrounds to discuss the in-flight capabilities of JWST and establish, early on in the mission lifetime, the key science drivers for follow-up studies.

Main Scientific Organizers: Odysseas Dionatos (U. Vienna), Marc Audard (U. Geneva)

Scientific Organizing Committee: Agnes Kospal (Konkoly Observatory, Hungary), Francois Menard (University of Grenoble, France), Joel Green (StScI, USA), Inga Kamp (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

Confirmed Solicited speakers: Leonardo Testi (ESO, Germany), Frédérique Motte (IPAG, France), Emily Habart (Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS, France), Tom Ray (DIAS, Ireland), Rens Waters (UVA, SRON, The Netherlands)