FIR2009: The ISM of Galaxies in the Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimetre


Joint Discussion 14 of the XXVII IAU General Assembly, 12th to 14th August, 2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.



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The purpose of this Joint Discussion is to bring together astronomers who are interested in the great new facilities in the submillimetre and far-infrared which allow us to probe the interstellar medium of galaxies both near and far, including the Milky Way.

Some are already working, some are soon to be working, but all bring the promise of transformational science in our understanding of the life cycle of the ISM in galaxies, and its relationship to star formation.

We want this JD to be a real discussion, where we review the state of our knowledge of the ISM in galaxies now, and plan how best to proceed from the point of view of both observations and theory, to exploit the new instruments. While there will be invited review talks, we will also leave plenty of slots for contributed talks which address the themes of the meeting (see Contributed Talks / Posters at Left). There will also be three poster sessions during the meeting.

This meeting is the third in a series to discuss far-infrared and submillimeter emission of the interstellar medium from the Milky Way and other galaxies. the previous meetings were:

FIR2007: Far-Infrared and Submillimeter Emission of the Interstellar Medium: Models meet extragalactic and Galactic Observations, 5th to 7th November 2007, Bad Honef, Germany.

Workshop in extragalactic and Galactic ISM modelling in an ALMA perspective, 13th to 15th October 2005, Onsala, Sweden.

Scientific Organising Committee, JD14.