Save the date: “Globular Clusters and Their Tidal Tails: From the Milky Way to the Local Group” in Toronto from May 28th – 31st 2024

We are glad to invite you to the conference “Globular Clusters and Their Tidal Tails: From the Milky Way to the Local Group” to be held in Toronto (Canada) from May 28th – 31st 2024. Some preliminary information can be found here:

Gravitationally-bound star clusters are the extreme modes of star formation, and they are ubiquitous amongst galaxies and cosmic time. Their formation and evolution is inherently a multi-physics and multi-scale problem, involving star formation and feedback, galaxy formation and evolution, collisional relaxation-driven N-body dynamics, stellar and binary evolution. The conference will cover a wide variety of topics related to star clusters (among others):
1.  their formation from giant molecular clouds,
2.  the impact of the stellar feedback from their massive stars onto the interstellar medium,
3.  the populations of exotic stellar objects as sources of gravitational waves,
4.  their dynamical evolution within their host galaxy,
5.  the formation of tidal tails,
6.  their role as tracers of the process of galaxy assembly.

The workshop will take place in the Department of Statistics of the University of Toronto (700 University Avenue, Toronto). One of the main goals of this meeting is to foster new collaborations, and thus we will allocate ample time for panel discussions, small group interactions and technical workshops on new techniques. We expect there might be funding available to provide partial travel funds for early career researchers. If you need to access it, please indicate so in the abstract submission form. There is no registration fee for this meeting.

We hope you will join us in Toronto and present your most recent results.
Please submit an abstract in the following link: by March 1st 2024.

Best regards,  the organisers:
Marta Reina-Campos, CITA, Toronto, Canada
Josh Speagle, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Ting Li, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Jeremy Webb, York University, Toronto, Canada
Jo Bovy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Alison Sills, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Vincent Hénault-Brunet, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada