October 2013: IAU symposium on The Galactic Center: Feeding and Feedback in a Normal Galactic Nucleus, Santa Fe, US
This 5-day IAU symposium 303 dedicated to the astrophysics of the Galactic Center will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, from 30 Sept 2013 to 4 Oct 2013.
The aim is to bring together Galactic center researchers to discuss topics concerning the following questions:
- What are the detailed physical properties of the clouds in the Central Molecular Zone and what is the potential for forming stars in this environment?
- What is the role of stellar feedback in our Galactic center and in starbursts?
- How well do we understand the accretion processes around Sgr A*, and the inner pc’s of the Galactic center?
- What tracers do we have of Sgr A*’s prior AGN-like history? Are the Fermi bubbles related, or due to stellar processes?
- What are we learning about the Galactic center environment from observations with new facilities such as ALMA, Fermi, NuSTAR, and new multiwavelength campaigns
These topics are at the core of the science covered by the Labex UnivEarthS E2 project, several members of the project will participate to the symposium.