December 19, 2011
Conference photos are available at PHOTOS.
Aims and Scope
Stars in the Milky Way Galaxy and the Local Group galaxies contain the records of nucleosynthesis through stellar evolution and supernovae, formation and evolution of star clusters and dwarf galaxies, and the formation of large spiral galaxies. Rapid progresses in this field --usually called Galactic Archaeology-- have been made by large surveys of old stellar components of the Milky Way and dwarf galaxies and subsequent detailed spectroscopy, observations and theoretical studies of supernovae, massive simulations for the chemical and dynamical evolution. The scope of these studies extends to the understanding of galaxy formation and evolution in general and nature of dark matter, which leads to call the studies Near-Field Cosmology.
The Subaru Telescope, the Japanese 8.2m optical-infrared telescope at
Mauna-Kea in Hawaii, has been opening a series of international
conferences from 2007. The topics of the past two conferences are
extra-galaxies (Dec. 2007, Hayama, Japan) and extra-solar planets and
proto-planetary disks (Mar. 2009, Kona, Hawaii). We here announce the
3rd Subaru International Conference in Shuzenji, Japan on Galactic
Archaeology. We expect to exchange the latest work in this field and
promote the studies and discussion particularly by young generations.
The Subaru Telescope, which has been contributing to this field, is
going to install new camera and spectrograph with wide field-of-view at
the prime focus, which has potential to make more significant
contributions to the Galactic Archaeology. We expect active discussions
on the future studies and collaborations using these new facilities.
This conference is also opened as the 1st NAOJ symposium. The
conference is planned to cover not only optical-infrared observations
but also multi-wavelength studies and theoretical works.
|-Nucleosynthesis, Supernovae, and GRBs|
|-Early generations of stars|
|-Milky Way Galaxy|
|-Local group and nearby galaxies|
|July 8, 2011||Start of Registration|
|August 15, 2011||Deadline of abstract submission for oral talks|
|August 31, 2011||Notification of speakers of contributed talks|
|September 15, 2011||Deadline of abstract submission for poster presentations.
VISA application, financial support deadline
|October 31, 2011||Reception|
|November 1-4, 2011||Conference|
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