This workshop is honouring the pioneering contributions of Mike Irwin to surveys of galaxies in the Local Group and beyond. We will focus mainly on the evolution of dwarf galaxies of all morphological types, both as individuals and as satellites of more massive systems. We will cover Colour-Magnitude Diagram analyses of nearby galaxies to determine their star formation histories.
We will discuss spectroscopic studies of resolved stellar kinematics, and accompanying dynamic models, and detailed abundance studies of individual stars, and chemical evolution modeling for the Milky Way, its surrounding dwarf galaxies, as well as M31 and its surroundings. We will cover detailed studies of the gas and dust properties of galaxies. We will also look beyond the Local Group to see what similar techniques can offer to our understanding of more distant systems. The latest results from a variety of exciting recent surveys will be presented.
LOC: Giuseppina Battaglia, Michele Cignoni, Giuliana Fiorentino, Donatella Romano.
The registration fee will be 200 Euro to be paid cash at the registration site or payment can be done via bank transfer (in this case, payment have to be done by 15th june).
There are a number of different accommodation options very close to the conference site. They range from small pensions (~50EUR per night) to self-catering apartments to top ranked hotels.
For a list of accommodation in the area see here.
Find here useful information about special price accomodation.
If you plan to come with your family there might be the possibility to place your children at the childcare facility organised by the Sesto townhall for the summer period, which is in the same building where the workshop will take place (the local primary school).
More information can be found on the pages of the local tourist board.
Sexten Touristic Association
Via Dolomiti, 45; I-39030
Sesto Pusteria (Bolzano), Italy
Tel. +39 0474 710310