The First Stars and Galaxies: Challenges for the Next Decade

Mar 8-11, 2010
Austin, TX

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Daniel Whalen

First Stars and Galaxies: Challenges in the Next Decade

Conference Participants


Name Affiliation Talk or Poster title
Tom Abel
Stanford University
Star Formation Then and Now (T)
Kyunjin Ahn
Chosun University
Cosmological Reionization by the First Stars under the Hydrogen-Molecule Dissociating Background (P)
Anwar Almuhammad
UT Austin
Timothy Beers
Michigan State University
Probing the IMF with the Hamburg/ESO and SEGUE Surveys (T)
Trevor Back
University of Edinburgh
Elizabeth Barton
UC Irvine
Exploring Observational Parameter Space at Very High Redshifts (T)
Edo Berger
Harvard University
High-Redshift Gamma-Ray Bursts (T)
Rychard Bouwens
UC Santa Cruz
Very Blue UV-Continuum Slopes of Star-Forming Galaxies at z ~ 7-8 and the Evolution to z ~ 2-4 (T)
Mia Bovill
University of Maryland
The Ultra-Faint Dwarfs as Fossils of the First Galaxies (P)
Volker Bromm
UT Austin
Chris Carilli
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
The Host Galaxies of z=6 Quasars: Gas, Dust, Star Formation, and M-sigma (T)
Ranga Ram Chary
The Stellar Initial Mass Function at the Epoch of Reionization (T)
Ken Chen
University of Minnesota
First 3D Simulations of Thermonuclear Supernovae of Very Massive Stars (P)
Isabelle Cherchneff
Basel University
Molecules and Dust in the Early Universe: the Supernova Connection (T)
Paul Clark
Institut fur Theoretische Astrophysik, Heidelberg
Disc Fragmentation around Primordial Stars (T)
Francoise Combes
Observatoire de Paris
ALMA and the First Galaxies (T)
Asantha Cooray
UC Irvine
Hunting for Signatures of First Galaxies in the Infrared Background (T)
Soma De
University of Oklahoma
Maria Emilia De Rossi
Institute for Astronomy and Space Physics
Chemical Evolution of Galaxies in the High Redshift Universe (P)
Mark Dijkstra
Harvard CfA
The Lyman-Alpha Signatures of the First Galaxies (T)
Gustavo Doppcke
Institut fur Theoretische Astrophysik, Heidelberg
The Effect of Dust Cooling on the Fragmentation of Star-Forming Clouds and the Transition from Pop III to Pop II (P)
Eli Dwek
The Origin of Dust in High-z Galaxies (T)
Neal Evans
UT Austin
Richard Ellis
Did Star-Forming Galaxies Reionize the Universe? (T)
Elizabeth Fernandez
University of Colorado, Boulder
The Imprint of the First Stars on the Near Infrared Background (P)
Andrea Ferarra
Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
The Most Distant Galaxies: Theoretical Challenges (T)
Steven Finkelstein
Texas A&M University
Stellar Populations of Galaxies at 6.3 < z < 8.6 (T)
Anna Frebel
Harvard University
Observations of the Chemical Abundances of Metal-Poor Stars and their Connection to the Pop III IMF (T)
Katie Freese
University of Michigan
Supermassive Dark Stars (T)
Chris Fryer
Los Alamos National Laboratory
The Light Curves and Spectra of the First Cosmic Explosions (T)
Jonathan P. Gardner
NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center
First Stars and Galaxies, the Roadmap Ahead: Observation (T)
Simon Glover
ZAH/ITA, University of Heidelberg
The Stellar Initial Mass Function in Low-Metallicity Gas (T)
Thomas Greif
MPA Garching
Supernova Feedback and the First Galaxies (T)
Jochen Greiner
MPE Garching
Zoltan Haiman
Columbia University
The Origin and Detection of High-Redshift Supermassive Black Holes (T)
Kenji Hasegawa
University of Tsukuba
The Impact of Ultraviolet Radiation on Secondary Pop III Star Formation (P)
Sara Heap
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Observing the First Stars in Luminous Red Galaxies (P)
Alex Heger
University of Minnesota
The End of the First Stars (T)
Lars Hernquist
Harvard University
Julie Hollek
UT Austin
Robert Hueckstaedt
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Local and Global Radiative Feedback: the Rise of Early Stellar Populations (P)
Jacob Hummel
UT Austin
Garth Illingworth
UC Santa Cruz
The Cosmic Star Formation Rate Density since z ~ 10: Constraints on Galaxies in the First Gyr (T)
Fabio Iocco
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
Dark Matter and the First Stars (Dark Stars) (T)
Myoungwon Jeon
UT Austin
Donghui Jeong
UT Austin
Shardha Jogee
UT Austin
Candace Joggerst
UC Santa Cruz
Primordial Supernovae and the Chemical Enrichment of the Early IGM (P)
Jarrett Johnson
Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics
Observational Signatures of the First Galaxies (T)
Daniel Kasen
UC Santa Cruz
Pop III SNe Light Curves and Spectra (T)
Ralf Klessen
Zentrum fur Astronomie der Universitaat Heidelberg
Possible Lessons from Present-Day Star Formation (T)
Eiichiro Komatsu
UT Austin
John Kormendy
University of Texas at Austin
S. R. Kulkarni
The Hunt for the Most Luminous Supernovae (T)
Abraham Loeb
Harvard University
The End of the Cosmic Dark Ages (T)
Masahiro Machida
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Magnetohydrodynamics of Population III Star Formation (T)
John C. Mather
Capabilities of the James Webb Space Telescope (T)
Milos Milosavljevic
University of Texas at Austin
Accretion Physics for the First Massive Black Holes (T)
Takashi Moriya
Interaction-Powered Supernovae as Probes of the High-Redshift Universe (P)
Ken Nomoto
IPMU, University of Tokyo
Nucleosynthesis in Hypernovae (T)
Michael L. Norman
UC San Diego
The Pop III IMF: A Progress Report (T)
Jeff Oishi
UC Berkeley
Numerical Methods for Radiative Feedback from the First Stars: Ionization in Adaptive Mesh Refinement Simulations (P)
Kazu Omukai
Kyoto University
Low-Metallicity Star Formation: the Pop III-II Transition (T)
Brian O'Shea
Michigan State University
Radiative Feedback in Pop III Star Formation (T)
Andreas Pawlik
University of Texas at Austin
The First Galaxies and the Reionization of the Universe: Feeding and Feedback (P)
Farah Prasla
University of Texas at Austin
Julian Esteban Mejia Restrepo
Antioquia University (Colombia)
A Physical Model for High Redshift Lyman Alpha Emitters (P)
Tanja Rindler-Daller
University of Texas at Austin
The Impact of Cold Dark Matter Variants on the Halos of the First Stars and Galaxies: Angular Momentum and Vortex Creation in BEC Dark Matter (P)
Timur Sahin
University of Texas at Austin
Stefania Salvadori
Kapteyn Astronomical Institute
Probing Early Cosmic Star Formation with the Faintest Dwarf Galaxies (T)
Daniel Wolf Savin
Columbia University
Molecular Hydrogen Formation in the Early Universe: New Implications for Population III Stars from Laboratory Measurements (T)
Dominik Schleicher
ALMA Regional Centre, Leiden
Molecular Line Detection in High-z AGN by ALMA (T)
Magnetic Fields: Reionization Constraints and Implications for the First Stars (P)
Raffaella Schneider
INAM, Firenze
The Pop III - II Transition (T)
Douglas W. Shields
University of Arkansas
Testing the Correlation between Spiral Arm Pitch Angle and Central Black Hole Mass (P)
Chalence Safranek-Shrader
UT Austin
Fragmentation in the First Galaxies (P)
Paul Shapiro
University of Texas at Austin
Masatoshi Shoji
UT Austin
Joe Silk
Oxford University
First Stars and Galaxies, the Roadmap Ahead: Theory (T)
Britton Smith
University of Colorado, Boulder
Three Modes of Metal-Enriched Star Formation in the Early Universe (T)
Rowan Smith
Heidelberg University
Including Accretion Luminosity in Population III Star Formation (P)
Jennifer Sobeck
University of Chicago
Galactic Chemical Evolution of the Iron Peak Elements in the Lowest Metallicity Regimes (P)
Mimi Song
UT Austin
Athena Stacy
UT Austin
The First Stars: Formation of Binaries and Small Multiple Systems (P)
Massimo Stiavelli
Space Telescope Science Institute
Studying the First Galaxies with the James Webb Space Telescope (T)
Hajime Susa
Konan University
Generation of Magnetic Fields by the First Stars (P)
Jonathan Tan
University of Florida
Protostellar Feedback Processes and the Mass of the First Stars (T)
Ataru Tanikawa
University of Tsukuba
Successive Merger of Multiple Massive Black Holes in a Primordial Galaxy (T)
Nozomu Tominaga
Konan University
Supernova Properties in the Early Universe (P)
Matsumoto Toshio
Seoul National University
AKARI Observation of CIB Fluctuations (P)
Michele Trenti
University of Colorado, Boulder
Population III Star Formation during and after the Reionization Epoch (T)
Jason Tumlinson
Pop III, Pop II, and the Fossil Record (T)
Matthew Turk
UC San Diego
The Formation of Population III Binaries from Cosmological Initial Conditions (T)
Masayuki Umemura
University of Tsukuba
Joaquin Vieira
A New Population of Millimeter Galaxies Discovered by the South Pole Telescope (P)
Daniel Whalen
Carnegie Mellon University
Mechanisms for SMBH Seed Formation (T)
J. Craig Wheeler
UT Austin
Rogier Windhorst
Arizona State University
Observing SMBH growth with HST and JWST (T)
John Wise
Princeton University
Ionizing Photon Escape Fractions from High Redshift Dwarf Galaxies (T)
Joe Wolf
UC Irvine
Unmasking Ninja Galaxies in the Local Group as Fossil Remnants (P)
Hidenou Yajima
University of Tsukuba
Ultraviolet and Infrared Radiation from Protogalaxies (P)
Naoki Yoshida
IPMU, Tokyo
Star Formation in a Low-Metallicity Gas (P)
Erik Zackrisson
Stockholm University
Finding High-Redshift Dark Stars with the James Webb Space Telescope (P)
Jun Zhang
UT Austin

Note: T = talk, P = poster