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IAUS 292: Molecular Gas, Dust, and Star Formation in Galaxies

Start date/time

August 20, 2012

End date/time

August 24, 2012


China, Nanjing


Martin Bureau

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Division VIII Galaxies & the Universe

SOC Co-Chairs: Martin Bureau (United Kingdom), Yasuo Fukui (Japan)

SOC Members:Kate Brooks (Australia), Leonardo Bronfman (Chile), Daniela Calzetti (United States), Paola Caselli (United Kingdom), Françoise Combes (France), François Boulanger (France), Erwin de Blok (South Africa), Yu Gao (China Nanjing), Mark Krumholz (United States), Jürgen Ott (United States), Linda Tacconi (Germany), Enrique Vazquez-Semadeni (Mexico), Tony Wong (United States)

Editors of Proceedings: Tony Wong (United States), Jürgen Ott (United States)


  • (Giant) molecular clouds (distribution, structure, mass, kinematics, lifetime, formation/evolution) and star formation in the Milky Way
  • ISM properties and diagnostics (physical conditions, excitation mechanisms, atomic-molecular transition, PDRs, XDRs, chemistry)
  • Atomic and molecular gas in galaxies (Magellanic Clouds; nearby dwarfs, spirals, early-types; cooling flows; radio galaxies; high-redshift galaxies; epoch of reionisation)
  • Dust (formation and evolution, PAHs, FIR/sub-mm lines)
  • Comparison with other star formation tracers (X-ray, UV, optical/NIR emission lines, etc)
  • Star Formation (star formation laws, efficiency, history)
  • Gas accretion, feedback, outflows


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