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by Davis Murphy last modified Dec 04, 2015 by Karen Ransom

Science Working Groups (SWGs) will be led by the following:

  • Cradle of Life:  Lee Hartmann, Dave Wilner
  • Formation/Evolution of galaxies: Alice Shapley, Min Yun
  • Fundamental Physics: Avery Broderick, Maura McLaughlin
  • Cosmology & Cosmic Dawn: John Kovac, Sarah Church

This workshop will be structured around key science themes that reflect priorities identified in the New Worlds, New Horizons Decadal Survey, and are likely to be important in the forthcoming decade, and that require observations at radio/millimeter/sub-millimeter wavelengths to address.

 Oral presentations and posters are listed below, with the following codes, under "Type":

(I) - Invited

(C) - Contributed

(P) - Poster

Cradle of Life

This theme addresses questions such as how stars form, how circumstellar disks form and evolve, and how planetary systems develop within circumstellar disks.

SpeakerOral Presentation TitleType
Ted Bergin Future Challenges related to Star and Planet Formation I
David Blank MASER Searches of Young Exoplanets From TESS and PLATO P
Crystal Brogan Revealing the Obscured Hearts of Massive Protostars C
Michelle Consiglio A Newly Observed Type of Star Formation P
Rebekah Dawson Planetary Systems and their Evolution I
James Di Francesco Kinematic studies of filamentary structure in molecular clouds P
Michael Dunham The Role of Large Surveys in Star Formation C
Todd Hunter Measuring the luminosity of massive protostars via their millimeter brightness temperature P
Eric Herbst Interstellar Chemistry I
Meredith Hughes Protoplanetary and Debris Disks I
Andrea Isella Studying planet formation with future radio telescopes C
Cornelia Lang Star Formation in the Galactic Center and Galactic Centers C
Justin Linford Thermal and Non-thermal Imaging of Stellar Outflows P
Brett McGuire Chemistry Matters: The Importance of Radio Astronomy P
Stefanie Milam The Solar System I
Giles Novak Submillimeter Polarimetry with BLAST-TNG: Constraining Magnetic Field Strength in Star Forming Clouds P
Stella Offner Star Formation I


Formation and Evolution of Galaxies

This theme addresses questions such as how gas flows into and out of galaxies, the extent to which galaxy interactions can be tracked, and how our Galaxy and galaxies in the Local Group serve as models for galaxies across the Universe.

SpeakerPresentation TitleType
Andrew Baker Observations of the Interstellar Medium of Galaxies I
Sara Beck 3-D Views of Ion/Molecule Interactions in Starbursts from High Resolution Specta P
Caitlin Casey Observations of Star Formation and AGN Activity over Cosmic Time I
Simon Dicker A Survey of Galaxy Clusters using the Green Bank Telescope P
Christopher Hayward Constraining the Importance of Stellar Feedback-driven Outflows in Galaxy Formation C
Amanda Kepley Understanding Galaxy Evolution Requires Sensitive, Wide-Field Spectral Line Observations of Nearby Galaxies P
Dusan Keres Theories of Gas Flows In and Out of Galaxies I
Jay Lockman Radio Studies of the Low Surface-brightness Universe P
Elisabeth Mills Characterizing the Environment of Deeply Buried AGN with the NGVLA C
Eric Murphy Baryon Cycling on the Scales of Individual Star-Forming Regions within Nearby Galaxies P
Desika Narayanan Theory of Interstellar Matter in Galaxies I
Alexandra Pope Taking Census of Dust-obscured Star Formation in all Galaxies over Cosmic Time C
Brant Robertson Theories of Star Formation and AGN Activity over Cosmic Time I
Nick Scoville ISM masses and Star Formation at High z using Dust Continuum C
Sylvain Veilleux Observations of Gas Flows In and Out of Galaxies I
Joaquin Vieira High redshift star formation under the cosmic microscope P
Joaquin Vieira The Redshift Distribution of Submm Galaxies C


Fundamental Physics

This theme addresses how the Universe can be used as a laboratory for testing the extremes of physical laws including relativistic magnetohydrodynamics, testing nuclear equations of state, physics near event horizons, and theories of gravity.

SpeakerPresentation TitleType
Laura Chomiuk Slow Transients I
Paul Demorest Testing GR with Pulsars I
Shep Doeleman Imaging the Event Horizon of Supermassive Black Holes I
Mansour Karami Directly Imaging Gravitational Microlensing Events C
Namir Kassim Doing more with less: Leveraging existing and planned investments in radio astronomy infrastructure through commensal, lower-frequency observing P
Kenneth Kellermann Radio Loud and Radio Quiet Quasars P
Tanmoy Laskar Fundamental Physics with Gamma-ray Bursts C
Duncan Lorimer Fast Transients I
David Nice Neutron Star Distribution and Kinematics P
Scott Ransom The Physics of Pulsars I
Michael Rupen Radio Imaging of Galactic Explosions C
Xavier Siemens Detecting Gravity Waves I
Tracy Slatyer Dark Matter I
Jr-Wei Tsai Searches for Radio Transients using the Long Wavelength Array P
Anton Zensus The sharpest view of high brightness temperature objects: mm & space VLBI in the 2020s P


Cosmology & Cosmic Dawn

This theme addresses the extent to which the early Universe can be probed and how the Universe made the transition from a largely neutral state to a largely ionized state.

SpeakerPresentation TitleType
Jamie Bock Experimental Searches for Signatures of Inflation I
Jim Braatz Direct Probes of Ho I

Abigail Crites

Probing the Epoch of Reionization with CII Tomography: TIME-Pilot and Future Capabilities C
Sunil Golwala Using clustering in the submillimeter to trace the evolution of dusty, star-forming galaxies on the main sequence C
Adrian Liu Combined analyses of 21cm cosmology and cosmic microwave background data C
Steve Myers Cosmological Surveys I
Aaron Parsons Dark Ages and Reionization I
Scott Dodelson Theoretical Perspectives on Cosmology and Cosmic Dawn I
Suzanne Staggs Late Time Cosmology I
Joaquin Vieira High redshift star formation under the cosmic microscope C


Facilities Under Construction

SpeakerPresentation TitleType
Phil Diamond Square Kilometer Array I
Guiseppina Fabbiano Next Generation X-ray Telescopes I
Jeffrey Kruk WFIRST I
Gregg Hallinan The Owens Valley LWA: Next-generation All-Sky Imaging at Radio Frequencies [Facilities Unde C
Rachel Osten James Webb Space Telescope I
Charles Romero NIKA2: Millimeter observations with KIDs C
F.P. Schloerb Status of the Large Millimeter Telescope C
Gordon Stacey The CCAT Observatory C
Dan Werthimer Advanced Radio Instrumentation I
Beth Willman LSST I