Star formation is often shrouded in mystery by the parental dusty interstellar medium. However, the absorbed energy induced by deeply embedded young sources is largely reradiated at submillimeter and far-infrared wavelengths. This cooling emission provides the key tool to study the interplay between the ISM and star formation. FIR emission from gas and dust thus allows to study the role of the ISM in the cycle of matter in widely different environments, from high-z galaxies to local star formation in the Milky Way. In the forthcoming years, new ground- and space based observatories with unprecedented sensitivity and high resolution will invigorate this field. Herschel and SOFIA in particular will offer for the first time the possibility to observe spectrally resolved Extragalactic and Galactic FIR cooling lines of the ISM on a regular basis.
The main goal of this workshop is to stimulate the exchange of knowledge on the structure and composition of the ISM, near and far, bringing together modellers and observers. It thus follows-up and extends on the Onsala workshop 2005 .The workshop will consist of reviews, contributed talks, and poster contributions. Ample space will be left for discussion. We plan to have 14 invited talks of 30 min each and about 18 contributed talks of 20 min.
|Ralf Klessen||Simulations of the ISM|
|Maria Cunningham||Large scale turbulence: the Delta Quadrant Survey|
|Miguel Avillez||Phases and feedback|
|Serena Viti||Millimeter emission from hot cores|
|Takashi Onaka||The infrared view of the ISM|
|Kotaro Kohno||Tracing star formation in galaxies with molecular line and continuum observations|
|Linda Tacconi||Molecular line emission as tool for studying distant galaxies|
|Jacques LeBourlot||PDR models: basic properties|
|Bruce Draine||Interstellar Dust and Spitzer|
|Jerome Pety||Galactic PDRs: the millimeter view|
|Marco Spaans||The importance of the HCN/HCO+ ratio in PDRs|
|Suzanne Madden||The ISM in low metallicity environments|
|Markus Röllig||Metallicity effects in PDRs|
|Antonio Usero||Large-scale shocks in galaxies|
FIR 2007 is going to take place from 5.-7. November 2007, with 4. November and 8. November as arrival and departure dates. Location of the workshop is the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef.
The Physikzentrum Bad Honnef has been serving as the main meeting point of the German Physical Society (DPG) since 1976. It offers a secluded setting for research conferences, seminars, and workshops. The mansion housing the Physikzentrum is located in the small town of Bad Honnef, at the foot of the Siebengebirge ("the Seven Hills") on the right bank of the Rhine river south of Bonn, about 40 km south of Köln. Recently, a new lecture hall has been openend in the Physikzentrum. It offers seating with a modern double rear projection, interactive electronic board, and full video conferencing equipment. Technical equipment includes data-, overhead- and videoprojection, poster- and blackboards, internet- and email-access via WLAN. Downstairs, a comfortable and cosy clubroom invites discussions and extended talks in the evenings.
The FIR 2007 Workshop is sponsored in part by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) via the Sonderforschungsbereich (SFB) grant 494.