RU-D "From Cosmic Large-Scale Structure to Galaxies, Stars and Planets" Science Day at the Excellence Cluster ORIGINS

auditorium Eridanus (ESO)

auditorium Eridanus


Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, Garching b. München.
Alexandre Barreira (LMU & ORIGINS Excellence Cluster), Eleonora Bianchi (Excellence Cluster ORIGINS), Eric Emsellem (ESO), Simona Vegetti (MPA)

We take the opportunity of a RU-D Day meeting to both promote science conducted within the Research Units Galaxy, Stars and Planets, as well as brainstorm for ORIGINS 2 proposals.

The two morning sessions will be dedicated to hearing from and discussing science from 12 contributors associated with RU-D.

During the two afternoon sessions, we will provide details on the framework of the follow-up of ORIGINS (ORIGINS 2) and the timeline that will serve the set up of objectives and projects. New ideas for connectors and projects will be exposed, followed by a brain-storming session.

You are strongly encourage to join us in the Eridanus Auditorium at ESO for a live meeting. For those who unfortunately cannot join, here is a link:

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    • Session 1: RU-D Science Talks
      • 1
        The large-scale structure and galaxy cluster surveys with eROSITA
        Speaker: Esra Bulbul (MPE)
      • 2
        Strong gravitational lensing as a pathway to new physics
        Speaker: Simona Vegetti (MPA)
      • 3
        The Young and the Wild: What happens to Protoclusters forming at z = 4?
        Speaker: Rhea-Silvia Remus (USM)
      • 4
        Numerical simulations for galaxy bias and the implications to cosmology
        Speaker: Alex Barreira (ORIGINS)
      • 5
        Modeling and calibrating the galaxy population seen by photometric surveys
        Speaker: Daniel Gruen (LMU)
      • 6
        Spatially resolved stellar populations in the star-forming galaxy NGC 1365
        Speaker: Eva Sextl (USM)
    • 10:30 AM
      Coffee break
    • Session 2: RU-D Science Talks
      • 7
        Tales from a multiphase Universe

        Many astrophysical systems such as the interstellar, circumgalactic or intracluster media -- but also galactic winds, accretion disks or stellar coronae -- are multiphase, that is, colder gas phases are embedded in a larger, volume-filling hot phase. Such structure is hard to model and thus leads to usually unconverged large scale (e.g., cosmological) simulations. In spite of being present in such a variety of settings and scales, I will show in my talk that we can use a common theory to model the coupling between the phases -- inspired by the completely different field of turbulent combustion. This theory helps us understand incomplete observations (as we can often only observe one phase), fueling processes or convergence criteria for larger-scale simulations. Time provided, I will discuss how magnetic fields can suppress
        mixing and cooling and thus potentially alter the previously described theory.

        Speaker: Max Gronke (MPA)
      • 8
        Dynamics and structure of filaments in the ISM
        Speaker: Elena Hoemann (USM)
      • 9
        Predicting the "explodability" of massive stars --- still a dilemma!
        Speaker: Hans-Thomas Janka (MPA)
      • 10
        The Disk Exoplanet C/Onnection
        Speaker: Anna Miotello (ESO)
      • 11
        Paradigm Shifts in Planet Formation
        Speaker: Til Birnstiel (LMU)
      • 12
        Simulating Non-thermal emission from the Local Cosmic Web
        Speaker: Ludwig Boess (USM)
    • 12:30 PM
      Informal Discussions over Finger Food Buffet.

      Using the lunch break to further discuss science and topics relevant for the afternoon sessions

    • Session 3: ORIGINS 2 - Discussion I
      • 13
        Afternoon ORIGINS 2 Session - Introduction and Objectives
      • 14
        ORIGINS 2 - How and When
        Speaker: Barbara Ercolano (USM)
      • 15
        Connector Cosmic Flows
        Speaker: Paola Popesso (ESO)
      • 16
        Connector Multi-Scale Universe
        Speaker: Andreas Burkert (USM)
      • 17
        Connector The chemo-energetic fingerprint of the Universe
      • 18
        Other Connectors and Projects - Discussion
    • 3:30 PM
      Coffee break
    • Session 4: ORIGINS 2 - Discussion II
      • 19
        Second Discussion and Wrap Up