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

See: https://science.nrao.edu/science/meetings/IAU303-GC2013

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.