Turbulence in the Interstellar Medium

snakes in the plane supersonic turbulence

On Monday 30th April 2012, the Monash Centre for Astrophysics will host a one-day workshop on Turbulence in the Interstellar Medium. The intention is to hold a small and informal workshop to gather together researchers within Australia with a common interest in this topic, in order to find potential new directions and collaborations

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Location

Note the changed venue! due to strong demand.

The workshop will be held in Room Krongold 19 (K19), Building 5 (Education faculty), located in the South-East corner of the Clayton campus (See Campus map). See travel information below. For the afternoon session (2pm) the venue will shift to G19 in nearby Building 6

Confirmed Participants

  • Daniel Price (MoCA)
  • Christoph Federrath (MoCA)
  • Maria Cunningham (UNSW)
  • Bryan Gaensler (USyd)
  • Alex Hill (CSIRO)
  • Paul Jones (ATNF)
  • Naomi McClure-Griffiths (CSIRO)
  • Xiaohui Sun (USyd)
  • Nadia Lo
  • Guillaume Laibe (MoCA)
  • Yuri Levin (MoCA)
  • Niloofar (USyd)
  • Mark Walker (Manly Astrophysics)
  • Michael Burton (UNSW)
  • Sarah Maddison (Swinburne)
  • Olivia Mah (Monash)
  • John McCloughan (MoCA)
  • Karl Glazebrook (Swinburne)
  • Cormac Purcell (USyd)
  • Marie Martig (Swinburne)
  • Nigel Maxted (Adelaide)
  • Ray Protheroe (Adelaide)
  • Andy Green (AAO)
  • Chris Nolan (ANU)
  • J-P Macquart (Curtin)
  • Brad Gibson (UCLan/MoCA) - TBC
  • Andrew Prentice (MoCA)
  • Ben Ayliffe (MoCA)
Please email Daniel Price if you are interested in participating.

Final Schedule

9:20 am Introduction
09:30 am Bryan Gaensler Snakes in the Plane!
10:00 am Alex Hill Supernovae-driven turbulence in the ISM
10:30 am Christoph Federrath The role of turbulence and magnetic fields in star formation
11:00 am Coffee Break
11:30 am Daniel Price Supersonic turbulence and star formation
12:00 pm Maria Cunningham Connecting large scale conditions in the Galactic ISM with small-scale star formation outcomes in the G333 molecular cloud
12:20 pm Nadia Lo Connecting large scale conditions in the Galactic ISM with small-scale star formation outcomes in the G333 molecular cloud (2)
12:40 pm Paul Jones Connecting large scale conditions in the Galactic ISM with small-scale star formation outcomes in the G333 molecular cloud (3)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch Break (no magic show unfortunately)
2:00 pm Xiaohui Sun Modelling Galactic turbulent magnetic field
2:20 pm Ray Protheroe Importance of turbulence in the ISM for cosmic ray astrophysics
2:40 pm Michael Burton Larson's Law and the Central Molecular Zone
3:00 pm Karl Glazebrook Extreme turbulence in young star-forming galaxy disks at high-redshift
3:20 pm Tea/Coffee
3:50 pm Mark Walker Small-scale structure of the ISM as revealed by radio-wave propagation studies
4:10 pm Nigel Maxted Turbulent molecular gas towards TeV gamma ray sources
4:30 pm Discussion
5:00 pm Finish

Travel and Accommodation

Information on travel to the Monash University Clayton Campus can be found here. Please note that Monash is some distance from the airport. The best way from the airport is to take the Skybus to Southern Cross station, then jump on the train (Pakenham/Cranbourne line) to Huntingdale station, from where the 601 shuttle bus runs every few minutes to the Clayton campus. The whole trip takes 1 hour and 25 minutes (use the public transport journey planner - from Melbourne airport to Monash University/Wellington Rd, Clayton).

A taxi from the airport can cost up to $150. A cheaper alternative is to take the Skybus from the airport, then take a taxi from the city to Monash.

A direct and cheap option is the Monash airport shuttle, but the timetable is fairly infrequent (leaves 7:45am, 9:30am from Melbourne airport).

A list of local accommodation options can be found here.