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Registration open for the fifth annual GMT Community Science Meeting

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Chemical Evolution of the Universe, the fifth annual Giant Magellan Telescope Community Science Meeting, will take place September 17–20, 2017 at the Tarrytown House Estate in Tarrytown, NY.

The meeting will bring together observers, modelers, and theorists from around the world to discuss the chemical evolution of the Universe across the entire sweep of cosmic history, with an eye toward the progress enabled by the coming ELTs.

Topics will include:

  • the birth of the first stars
  • the formation of the first galaxies
  • the formation and growth of supermassive black holes
  • galaxies at the peak of star formation in the universe
  • studies of damped Lyman-alpha systems (DLAs), the interstellar medium (ISM), intergalactic medium (IGM), and circumgalactic medium (CGM)
  • studies of resolved stellar populations and metal-poor stars in the Milky Way and nearby galaxies

The meeting program will encourage workshop-style discussion at a beautiful retreat in the Hudson Valley, 30 min from New York City.

Invited Speakers

Tom Abel, Stanford University
Eduardo Bañados Torres, Carnegie Observatories
Rebecca Bernstein, GMTO
Gurtina Besla, University of Arizona
Fuyan Bian, Australian National University
Rebecca Bowler, University of Oxford
Lise Christensen, European Southern Observatory
Ryan Cooke, Durham University
Steven Finkelstein, University of Texas
Anna Frebel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sean Johnson, Princeton University
Jorge Melendez, Universidade de São Paulo
Melissa Ness, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie
Julia Roman-Duval, Space Telescope Science Institute
Gwen Rudie, Carnegie Observatories
Joop Schaye, Universiteit Leiden
Else Starkenberg, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam
Paul Torrey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mark Vogelsberger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Registration and information

More information about the event, and the registration page, can be found at the Community Science Meeting website:

Registration deadline is August 27, 2017. There is no registration fee.

Partial travel reimbursement may be provided for graduate students and postdocs.

We look forward to seeing you there!