Division H Interstellar Matter and Local Universe

Division H: Meetings


Upcoming Meetings:

  • IAU Symposium 345, "Origins: From the Protosun to the First Steps of Life", August 20th-23rd, 2018 in Vienna, Austria
  • Focus Meeting 7, "Radial Metallicity Gradients in Star Forming Galaxies", August 28th - 29th, 2018 in Vienna, Austria
  • Division H Days:



Bruce G. Elmegreen - T J Watson Res Center - New York (USA)

General Information:

This two-day meeting will present expert reviews on the latest developments in research on Interstellar Matter and the Local Universe, while providing a focal point for IAU Division H and related Commission Business. All are welcome.

Bruce Elmegreen (bge@us.ibm.com), Cristina Chiappini, Richard de Grijs, Eva Grebel, Ciska Kemper, Eva Schinnerer, Letizia Stanghellini, Leonardo Testi


Friday, August 24, 2018:

Session 1
10:30 - 12:00

Summaries of Symposia from the first week:
-  IAUS 343: “Why galaxies care about AGB stars: A continuing challenge through cosmic time”
-  IAUS 344: “Dwarf Galaxies: from the deep universe to the present”
-  IAUS 345: “Origins: From the protosun to the first steps of life”
Talks from PhD Prize winners 2017, 2018

Session 2
13:30 - 15:00 Reviews of Division H Research:
-  Astrochemistry, protostellar disks
Commission and Working Group Meetings

Session 3 
15:30 - 18:30 Reviews of Division H Research:
-  Pre-main sequence stars, protostellar cores, star clusters, interstellar turbulence, dust
Division H meeting

Monday August 27th, 2018

Session 4 10:30 - 12:00 Reviews of Division H Research:
-  Milky Way components: thick disk, bar/bulge, galactic center, spirals
-  Asteroseismology and stellar ages
Session 5 13:30 - 15:00 -  Local Group dwarfs, LMC and SMC
Poster summaries

Session 6 15:30 - 17:00 -  Magellanic Stream, circumgalactic medium
-  The interstellar medium of M33 and nearby galaxies

Past Meetings:

  • IAU Symposium 334, "Rediscovering our Galaxy", July 10th-14th, 2017 in Potsdam, Germany
  • IAU Symposium 330, "Astrometry and Astrophysics in the Gaia Sky", April 24th-28th, 2017 in Nice, France
  • IAU Symposium 332, "Astrochemistry VII - Through the Cosmos from Galaxies to Planets", March 20th-24th, 2017 in Puerto Varas, Chile
  • IAU Symposium 323, "Planetary Neblulae: Multi-Wavelength Probes of Stellar and Galactic Evolution", October 10th-14th, 2016 in Beijing, China
  • IAU Symposium 322, "The Multi-Messenger Astrohphysics of the Galactic Centre", July 18th-22nd, 2016 in Cairns, Australia
  • Division H meeting which took place at the IAU General Assembly, August 7th and 10th, 2015 in Honolulu, Hawai'i USA


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